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    Illuminate 2015 | This Year is All About You

    Your business can’t develop unless you do. That’s why Illuminate 2015 is all about you. Vend Raleigh’s annual Illuminate conference is the original local conference for small business women, specifically Mompreneurs. In the past, Illuminate has been a hands-on, action-packed day focused on the form and function of your business. This year, we’re doing things […]

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    Start Up Money… and Husbands | For the Raleigh Mompreneur

    Often times mompreneurs will use family money to start their businesses. Whether you are purchasing a start up kit for a new direct sales business or creating an online shop, you may need some financial support to get started and you’ll likely need and want the financial and emotioanl support of your husband to do […]

  • Rebekah Jakeman, Raleigh Business Coach

    Raleigh Upselling | The Smart Sales Technique You Might Be Overlooking

    Let’s talk about a smart sales technique that, if done right, could increase your profits with minimal additional effort on your part. It’s called “upselling”. Let’s say your customer is ready to buy a necklace at your craft show. They have it in their hand and are ready to checkout. Do you let them pay […]

Jessica Throneburg Little Details Raleigh
[ 1 ] August 27, 2015

Top 5 List of Reasons You Want to Attend Illuminate | In Jessica Throneburg’s Words

‪#‎2015Illuminate‬ is coming up on October 2nd, and I’ve made a Top 5 List of Reasons You Want to Attend: 1. If your kids aren’t in school, you really need a day to yourself to focus on your biz every once in a while. So hire a babysitter, drop the kids off at drop-in daycare […]

opt-in page that converts
[ 0 ] August 27, 2015

7 Elements to an Opt-in Page that Converts

What is an opt-in landing page? An opt-in landing page is meant to do one thing and one thing only. To capture the name and email of the person that lands on the page. In short, a landing page is a direct call to action. How to build your opt-in page Let’s take a look […]

Incorporating a love of Crossfit into a maternity session
[ 0 ] August 21, 2015

Crossfit Maternity Portraits | Raleigh Photographer

Pregnancy Photos Show Mom’s Passion for Crossfit When I first started to offer maternity sessions as part of my photography business, I didn’t really understand the appeal.  When I was pregnant, I didn’t feel comfortable or pretty.  Three years later, after numerous maternity sessions, I get it.  Maternity portraits are a time to capture that […]

Breast Cancer Nipple Tattoo, Tara Dunsmore
[ 0 ] August 12, 2015

3 Dimensional Nipple Tattooing | Raleigh Post-mastectomy Breast Cancer Survivors

At the age of 39, I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. I never imaged I would ever have to deal with breast cancer. I have no family history and I have always exercised and ate healthy. Cancer however does not discriminate, it doesn’t care what age or color you are, how much money you […]

Raleigh Nonprofit Support
[ 1 ] August 11, 2015

Vend Raleigh Offers Nonprofit Support

Raleigh Nonprofit Support and Community A note from Cary Heise, founder of Vend Raleigh… Over the past year I’ve seen ways we can connect women outside of business. Recently we hosted a publishing event and a social media workshop marketed outside our small business community. Women want and need to connect, and with the power, […]

60 Creative Ways To Periscope
[ 0 ] August 11, 2015

60 Creative Ways To Periscope

Just when I thought I was finally understanding the social media game (you know…Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) a new player grabs my attention and pulls me in.  It’s called Periscope….have you heard about this new kid in town? Periscope is a free mobile app owned by Twitter where you can stream live video using your […]

Small Business Branding Done Right
[ 0 ] August 10, 2015

3 Ways My Promo Video Has Helped Me Specialize My Business

It would probably surprise you to hear that as a photographer, there is one email I dread having to draft a reply to: My family needs photos! My husband and I have 3 kids, ages 6, 4, and 2. We really love your style and were thinking we wanted to have our family portraits taken […]

Raleigh Blogging All Inspired Mom Tiffani Campbelll
[ 0 ] August 6, 2015

Vend Raleigh Blogging and New Media Community

Vend Raleigh New Media and Blogging Group | A mompreneur community for small business owners using blogs and all platforms of social media to market. We are excited to announce the new leader for the Vend Raleigh New Media group, Tiffani Campbell. Hi, there!  My name is Tiffani and I am a Raleigh native and […]

Getting Started with Periscope,
[ 2 ] August 4, 2015

Periscope by Twitter, The Latest Social Platform

Periscope, the latest and hottest social media platform. Is live video stream a way your business can connect with clients? You’ve seen the links in your Facebook feed and the word on the street is that everybody is doing it, but what exactly is Periscope. I’ve broken down the complexities of Periscope into the Who, […]

Social Media for Small Buisness Raleigh
[ 0 ] August 3, 2015

One On One Coaching Session with Cary

Build Your Online Business Presence While I’m available for one one one online presence coaching sessions on a regular basis, I wanted to schedule a special day with back to back coaching sessions to encourage some of you to make that leap- that commitment- for your business. Wednesday, August 12th, I have special 50 minute […]


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