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The Holidays are Coming – Let’s Get Organized!

They are coming closer… those days of choosing and hiding and wrapping… those wonderful days of family gatherings and time with friends… warm drinks and tasty treats… Friends, the holidays are coming. No need to stress or break out in a sweat ~ let me share my tips for organizing yourself and your home so you can meet those wonderful …

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Daily Actions Equals Big Business

The school supplies are purchased, alarm clocks are set and then the kids are out the door!  You’re free!  Right?  Before you sip that pumpkin spice latte and crack open a new book remember you are back in your routine and can get back to your business!  If you tend to slow down during the summer months due to the …

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Entrepreneurs Do It Scared

Raleigh Rodan + Fields Rep Talks Fear in Business Fear.  What does it mean to you?  I’ve been working as a nurse practitioner for over 5 years now and am also a busy wife, mom of twin boys and 2 dogs.  When I considered venturing into the world of network marketing, I had many, many fears!  Fear of failure, fear …

Creating Product Descriptions | Raleigh Small Business

You have a product to sell, whether it’s physical or digital, but so many others do too. Sure you have beautiful photos of your product but how would you describe it? How will you stand out? What is a product description? A product description is a detailed description of your product that describes the benefits and tells a story.   …

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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 a bit differently: Illuminate 2015 …

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You’re Doing WHAT? | A New Adventure With Direct Sales

That’s the question I keep getting…. I have been pretty successful growing my party plan business over the last 4 years. So when I tell people that I am giving it up for something new, they are surprised to say the least. I want to share my journey with you in hopes that it will inspire you to follow your …

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Introducing EVER Skincare to Raleigh

I am thrilled to introduce EVER Skincare to Raleigh! If you live in the Raleigh area and are passionate about health and beauty or are looking for a part-time job with flexible hours, I would love to talk to you about EVER’s products and the EVER opportunity. EVER Skincare is a clinical grade, botanically derived anti-aging skincare line comprised of …

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What is Direct Sales Really???

Direct Sales is “Officially” defined by Direct Selling 411 as: “The sale of a consumer product or service, person-to-person, away from a fixed retail location, marketed through independent sales representatives who are sometimes also referred to as consultants, distributors or other titles. Direct sellers are not employees of the company.” When the term Direct Sales is used, it implies a …

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Vend Raleigh Group Leaders

I’m not sure we can say the word community enough here at Vend Raleigh. Vend Raleigh is a unique example of a Raleigh small business community. We partner, cross promote, educate and celebrate one another. One way that we make Vend Raleigh just a little smaller and a lot more relevant is our sub-groups, our Facebook groups that are specific …

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Small Business on Instagram | Introducing the NEW Vend Raleigh Relay!

Looking for a great way to get your business in front of new eyes? The Vend Raleigh Instagram Relay can do just that! Cary Heise, Vend Raleigh Founder, has been following RDU Baton, a collaborative photo project to show the world how amazing life in the Research Triangle is through Instagram, for quite some time. Inspired, she wanted to bring …