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Illuminate: Swag Bag Marketing

Let’s talk about #2016Illuminate Swag Bag marketing! Here’s the thing, you guys – no matter what anyone says, one of the main reasons our attendees love the Illuminate conference is the attendee Swag Bags. These bags are packed full of freebies, gifts, and coupons, and you get one just for showing up! (And you do not want to miss out …

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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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Raleigh Connections | Using Small Businesses to Carve Out Your Niche

Where I Came From I recently relocated to Raleigh, from Los Angeles, where I spent the last ten years professionally photographing weddings and families. I spent my entire life creating friendships and building connections that helped to make my business a success. I spent my entire career building a reputation, a portfolio and an amazing client base. In the fall …

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A StepUp Story: Why StepUp Matters to Jamila Smith

Vend Raleigh is proud to present it’s 3rd Annual Illuminate Conference on Friday, October 3, 2014. This full day of speakers, workshops, and networking is a chance for Raleigh Mompreneurs to gain valuable skills, connect with friends, and grow our businesses. We have real businesses (#RealBiz), we are worth it (#WorthIt), and we will get hooked up (#GetHookedUp) through the …

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When the world says you can’t, shout “Yes, I can!”

Here we are in the last part of 2014, which has gotten me thinking. At the end of every year, we tend to reflect on the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly moments of the previous 12 months. We make resolutions and often pick a “power word” for the upcoming year, and for the first six weeks or …

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Why You Should Start a YouTube Channel

Before I even answer that question, I’ll pose a couple for you… 1.) Have you ever done a search for information within YouTube? 2.) Have you ever done a Google search & clicked on a YouTube link that popped up in your search results? Chances are, you probably answered YES to both questions.  YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine …

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Dos and Don’ts for Illuminate | Raleigh Small Business Conference

Dos and Don’ts for Conferences | Business Event Tips Vend Raleigh, the place for Raleigh small business Mompreneurs, will host our 5th annual Illuminate conference October 13th. Here are some tips for attending a conference to get you prepared- and excited! You have a #RealBiz. Be ready to promote it! Don’t miss an opportunity to introduce yourself. Give yourself only seconds …

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Why Attend Illuminate: Because Your Business is Real

Vend Raleigh’s 3rd Annual Illuminate Conference is on October 3, 2014 in downtown Raleigh. It is open to all Mom-owned business owners and future business owners. This day-long conference features speakers, workshops, networking and more! Still need to purchase your ticket? Get it here before it’s too late. When I was planning the launch of Little Details, my friend told …