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Vend Raleigh Blog Round Up

I’m introducing something NEW to Vend Raleigh for 2014, a Blog Round Up!  During a recent blogging meeting, Allison Carter of Go Dansker Mom made the suggestion to highlight your blogs weekly. I think this will be a great way to promote your businesses and hopefully encourage those of you that aren’t blogging to get started! I’ll be using Bloglovin’ …

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Finding More Time In Your Day: Holiday Edition

Finding More Time in Your Day: Holiday Edition  With the holidays upon us, finding time to chill with the family, or just to be alone, is a daunting task.  But we need that time to be in the moment with our children, to enjoy this magical season of giving, and rejuvenate our souls.  It seems too often than not, the …

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Five Ways to Green Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you have not started thinking about it, I bet your children have.  This year why not consider adding some green to your family’s orange and black? Going eco-friendly and healthy is possible.  Here are five areas you can easily make life greener and healthier this Halloween (and maybe even save you some …

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How to Make Summer Work Work

Remember being a kid and the start of summer vacation? It meant FREEDOM, ice cream, skinned knees in the driveway, bug bites, late nights playing outside, and days at the pool. For about 2 weeks. Then it meant boredom and screaming “MOOOOOM what can I do NOW!?” Well, guess what? Now I am Mom. And now summer vacation is here …

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A Passion for Fitness…The Beginning

It’s hard to explain sometimes when people ask me why I go to the gym so often or choose water instead of soda. There are too many reasons actually. I have always enjoyed exercising, but being fit and healthy came along more recently. I started running last April, it was my goal to run a 5k after my youngest son …

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WOW Social Media Marketing that You Can Do!

WOW social media marketing strategies that you can do from Raleigh small business owner, Jill Markijohn. To learn something new, you need to ask questions and be unafraid of making mistakes. When I was a teacher, this is what I hoped to instill in my students so they could learn – and love to learn. This is what I did …

Working from home is easy! Right?

We can just sit down and get to work…  Ha! Recently, I made the huge transition from working full-time as a teacher to working my Thirty-one business “full-time.”  After many late nights and odd hours of squeezing life and my direct sales business around teaching, I decided to step back and focus solely on my family and business.  Best. Decision. …

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4 Steps to Loving You

As Moms and Mompreneurs, let’s face it,  it is hard to do it all and be it all.  I work with so many Moms that struggle with being truly happy with who they are and where they are in life right now.  For my February topics for my weekly ezine, the topics were centered around LOVE- loving you more than …

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Twitter For Raleigh Small Business- How To Get Started!

Twitter for Raleigh Small Business- How to get started! Are you tweeting? Set aside the fear of the unknown and the overwhelming thoughts of “not one more task” to consider Twitter as a valuable and far reaching social network for growing your business. Dream that entrepreneurial dream for just a moment as I tell you that Dell reported that it …

6 Reasons to Guest Blog for Your Business

Guest blogging is one of the easiest ways to improve your business but so many are afraid to get started. Others are unsure how it can help them. For me, it was good old fashion fear of putting myself out there and the minute I got over that hump, I found that writing blog posts for others improved my business …