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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 …

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Smart. And other words like Boring, Balance, Buzz and Fan…

Friends, can I be honest with you? Three out of the next 4 weeks are all about me. My faith, my business and well, just me. This weekend is Type A Con in Atlanta, in two weeks I’m all about Vend Raleigh’s Illuminate, and then a faith based conference at the beach with 100 of my Beach Besties. I felt so guilty when I was making all of …

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Illuminate: A Moms Story On Childcare

Let’s take a little trip back in time to the summer of 2013, shall we?  Back then, I was a mom of a 3 ½-year-old boy and a 10-month-old baby girl. I hadn’t slept more than three hours or so at a time in well over a year, I was exhausted and really didn’t think I could handle more on …

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Piecefully Home Takes Us Behind the Scenes | Raleigh Etsy Shop

Hey y’all!  My name is Lindsey and I’m going to take you behind the scene’s today and show off my office space.  It’s where I take care of all the day-to-day business of running a household and my business, Piecefully Home.  We bought our 1972 brick ranch home 6 years ago with the dreams of turning the older home into …

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Behind The Scenes | Raleigh Small Business Workspaces

Recently we asked Vend Raleigh Mompreneurs to take us behind the scenes into their workspaces. We got a glimpse into several Mompreneurs’ offices and studios. Each style is so different. They’ve given us a verbal tour to go with their images.                I am crafter, re-purposer, and thrifter. I have a booth at KnB …

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hedoe precious paper Shows us Behind the Scenes

For three years my sister and I have been moving furniture around in our own homes to make our working space more efficient.  This can be difficult considering we produce custom invitations, personalized notepads, personalized note cards and cups just to name a few.  A lot of equipment and supplies are needed for this type of business.  This is officially …

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Susan G. Komen – Team Vend Raleigh

Pink shirts flooded the campus at Meredith Colege. Yet a certain group of pink shirts huddled nearby the WRAL tent before the Susan G. Komen walk/run event began. I had just finished running in the Competitive 5k portion of the event and was met by Cary Heise’s, founder of Vend Raleigh, smiling face. She was accompanied by Susan Newman another …

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Customized Hand Painted Wine Glasses With A Twist | Raleigh Etsy

Raleigh Etsy | Handmade Custom Wine Glasses   I have always been creative and loved to paint.  But paint just on paper??? That’s boring!  Let me look around the house to see what I’ve got instead.  My business actually came about when a good friend told me that she was getting married.  I couldn’t attend her wedding so I wanted …

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Vend Raleigh And Illuminate In Belize!

Raleigh Small Business Women Bring Business Guidance to Women in Belize, Central America  I started international mission work in 2011, traveling twice a year. The newest ministry for me is leading an annual all women’s trip to Belize. We just returned from the latest trip, and 8 of the 18 women were Vend Mompreneurs! I can say that this was …