Welcome to Vend Raleigh, the place for Raleigh area Mompreneurs!

I got involved with Vend Raleigh before I officially launched my business, and I’m so glad I did! The women I’ve connected with have been amazingly supportive and have given me great advice on topics ranging from new products to fixing my blog! This group of mompreneurs is anything but competitive, which is evident by the customer referrals we give to one another, as well as the encouragement we receive from the group. I credit much of my business success to the networking made possibly by Vend Raleigh!Jessica Throneburg, Little Details

Vend Raleigh is a unique professional group for Raleigh small business women, specifically Mompreneurs. We value the Mom and Entrepreneur. Vend Raleigh is all about collaberation, not competition. If you are new to Vend Raleigh, expect a warm welcome to any event.

No matter where you are in your business, haven’t started, just started, or years in, Vend Raleigh is sure to be a valuable resource for your business growth and to connect you to a community of supportive Mompreneurs over 3,000 strong!

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Founder of Vend Raleigh

Cary Hesie

I’m a wife and mom of 2 in Apex , NC. A while back I started two online businesses while at home with my kids. I was eager to crate a community with all the connections I was making. These work at home business friends needed a common place to meet and network.

My first business was an online guide to local kid and family events in Raleigh. I was excited to help Raleigh small business owners advertise. Many of my sponsors are moms and some are advertising for the first time.

When I started my second business, a t-shirt line, I was grateful for those connections I had made though my first business as I received valuable advice and mentoring from these business women I had friended. They guided me as I learned about selling a product verses a service. (I have since sold both of those businesses.)

With all these business minded woman around me I wanted to create a platform where I could introduce all these talented and inspiring women, so in 2011, I introduced Raleigh Mompreneurs, now Vend Raleigh.

Cary Heise


I love how Cary with Raleigh Mompreneurs brings women business owners together. The networking events are a great way to meet like minded entrepreneurs who are looking for new and exciting ways to grow their business. Cary really walks the walk and personally takes a part in helping each Mompreneur the best way she can. She has made it a place for collaboration instead of competition and the support is amazing!Gaye Esser, Redefine Balance
Vend Raleigh is such a wealth of knowledge, I’m honored to have the opportunity to be included with this amazing group of Mompreneurs!Jessica Hipp, Jessica Hipp Designs