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What I’ve Learned From My Photography Business

Hello! My name is Marilyn and I am the owner and photographer of EMBR Bliss Photography, Inc. I started this company over 4 years ago and it has been a great experience learning experience. What I ‘ve learned from my photography business: Keep yourself fresh in the minds of your clients Not only are you going to give them a …

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Love Instagram Love Blogging | Jump Start Your Social Media

Start Your 2018 Social Media Marketing Strong Ever wonder how your peers are using social media? How do social marketers strategize and plan? How do business owners gain trust and connect with their online communities in fun and authentic ways? Join us for a morning full of learning with bonus work time built in on Monday, February 26th. This business …

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Your Favorite Blog Posts From 2016

I reached out to our blogging community and asked for your favorite posts from 2016. What posts were most impactful, got the most hits, or were personal favorites sharing something about you? You gave me a beautiful round up to share- local, regional, global, business tips, and mom life. Here’s what you gave me! Amy Carroll, is an author, speaker …

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Business Task Sheets | Printables

Derica Justice of Bon Bini Print and Design created the most amazing personal stationary for our Vend Raleigh Illuminate speakers this year. Our presenters were over the moon about their notepads and cards, detailed even with the color of their business logos! Well, Derica has something just for you, free printable task sheets. Sometimes pencil to paper is the best …

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Knowing Your Value | Raleigh Blogger Shares Her Advice

Recognizing our own value and being able to articulate that value to others can be a particularly hard task for women. To be humble is a respectable quality and humility is a necessary trait for any business owner or leader. However, as “mompreneuers”, these personality traits can actually get in our way if we let them. We are fortunate enough …

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Finding the Balance Between Business + Family

There is nothing better in business than when you seal the deal on a venture you have poured your heart and soul into!  Nothing can beat that feeling!  As a momentrepreneur though I’m sure you can agree with me that in our world that is not quite the case.  What about the moment your toddler runs down the hall screaming …

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Winning at Pinning

Everyone likes to win, and when it comes to using Pinterest for your business, you need a game plan. A strategy for creating beautiful pins that will entice consumers to click your pin. It could be a like, a pin, a comment or click that will lead people to your website to read your blog or purchase a product. Whatever …

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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 currently reside in Apex with …

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What a Virtual Assistant Knows that You Don’t | Social Media

I’m passionate about being a Virtual Assistant and working with small business owners. I know how hard you work to run your business – everything from marketing, pricing, and strategizing to creating, designing, and promoting! Your hands are full of lots of different tasks and social media is just one piece of your whole business. But what I want to …

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How Does She Do It?

“How does she do it?” is a question I find myself asking rhetorically of any busy mom (or dad) who works from home.  She still has to take care of her family, be a full-time parent and do the job for which she receives a paycheck. Working Full-Time Outside the Home I was a single parent for several years and …