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Pinterest Tips for Small Business – An Evening with The Pintester

Did you know that Pinterest is overtaking Instagram as the fastest growing social platform out there? (Source: Global Web Index, Nov. 2014) For many, Pinterest comes second only to Facebook as what drives the most traffic to their sites. So how do you make Pinterest work for you? How does Pinterest for small business really work?  Recently, Sonja Foust, also …

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Pinning with the Pintester | Pinterest for Your Business

Sonja Foust, the Pintester, will be speaking with Vend Raleigh on pinning for small business. Sonja Foust, Pintester, was recently featured twice on Good Morning America and we are very excited to have her with us February 23rd. Don’t wait to get your ticket! The presale for this event with the Vend Raleigh Business Directory members received a huge response. …

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Who to Follow on Twitter | Raleigh Small Business Owners Speaking at Illuminate

Who to Follow on Twitter | Raleigh Small Business Women (Mompreneurs) Speaking at Illuminate  Illuminate is the conference for Raleigh Small Business Women, specifically Mompreneurs, and it is this Friday, October 3rd. You can still register and pick your breakout sessions and afternoon workshop! Part of pre-conference is prep is researching who the speakers will be and following them on …

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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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6 Steps to Better SEO | Video and Handout

Introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Jennie Wong is the owner of Limelight Web Development, which provides ecommerce and SEO services to their clients in North Carolina and nationally.  She is also the creator of the baby product quiz site www.ABorC.com, which provides your personal Amazon Top 3 for everything from car seats to diaper bags.  She provided this 1-hour introduction to Search …

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How To Create Images For Websites And Social Media

PicMonkey | How to Create Images for Websites and Social Media   Vend Raleigh Directory Member Tracy Bass of Damsel in Defense created this PicMonkey tutorial for us. This will get you started creating original images for your business right away!  I use PicMoney and Canva. Tell us in the comments, what image creation sites  do you use?     Great job, …

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Illuminate Sponsorship

Every business owner wants to create customers, develop qualified sales leads, and convert leads into sales. Illuminate 2014 offers tailored sponsorship packages to help you do just that. Whether you’re just starting out or an established business, Illuminate is a great opportunity to make direct contact with new customers and strengthen relationships with existing ones. Illuminate 2014 is presented by Vend …

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I’m Dating Facebook Again | Increasing Facebook Reach

Increasing Facebook Reach by Hundreds and Thousands I’ve been off lately, I’m not gonna lie. I’ve posted Facebook ‘stuff’ that wasn’t my best material. I hadn’t been hot online, needed to get something out there, and I forced it. No one’s been responding. ((Echo)) But this week, I found my jam.  Sometimes we need a reminder that being online isn’t …

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Welcome Your 2014 Illuminate Committee

Who is motivated and ready for this year’s Illuminate conference!?!  I can say without a doubt that your 2014 Illuminate committee is ready! We are so excited about this year’s conference that not only have we already been working hard, we had to bring on additional people just to make sure it is a big hit! Many on the 2013 …