We are challenging the status quo of startup entrepreneurship success with our Startup Plan-It™ online education platform at Oak City Marketing Agency, LLC.
We bring more than 40 years of marketing and business development experience to our community of clients. Our experience includes assisting B2B and B2C clients with business development, creating marketing strategies, supporting inclusive economic development, and national awareness campaigns.
The organizations we have served include Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) at NC State University, Trauma-Focused Therapeutic Community (TFTC) Gardens in Raleigh, NC, A Simple Gesture in Greensboro, NC, Project Uplift USA’s Freedom Balloon Fest, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) walk in Fuquay-Varina, NC, and A Helping Hand in Durham, NC.
As a one-stop creative partner to coaches, consultants, and service business owners – Greatest Story Creative gives you the clear message, consistent visual brand, and compelling website to confidently share what you do.
Branding That Shows Your Value, Tells Your Story & Grows Your Business
I’m Annie Franceschi, a former Disney storyteller and your creative partner here at Greatest Story Creative®. I believe you’re amazing at what you do, and you shouldn’t have to struggle to tell that story in your marketing.
I understand that it isn’t easy to find the right words and visuals that connect with your ideal clients. That’s why I’ve given nearly 100 coaches, consultants, and service business owners a clear, consistent brand. And with my seamless one-stop solution, I can give you everything you need to be seen as professional and authentic to your dream clients.
Here’s how it works: set a free consultation with me, we’ll create your clear message, consistent brand, and compelling website, and then you’ll finally have the tools to market your business with confidence.
Grab that time with me today, so you can stop worrying if your marketing is confusing people and start proudly sharing your business with those you want to help most.
Studio 557 is more than just a studio, we are a community that supports the creative entrepreneur. Our blank canvas studio space features white painted walls, ceiling, and floors it is a dream space for close to 1000 square feet of wide-open space and is flooded with natural light from floor to ceiling, wall to wall windows. The studio’s wide-open floor plan allows space for large workshops and access to an exterior patio overlooking the tree-lined streets of downtown Holly Springs. The extra-large space is ideal for photographers and videographers to be able to create multiple sets for their clients all in one space.
Our dual space also features a Community Workroom with coworking aimed to feed the creative soul. With options for every business including dedicated or flex desk options, conference room, and lounge area to relax and feel inspired. You started your business with a dream. The Studio 557 community is here to support you, and give your business the resources to make an impact in this world for good.
We are more than a studio with four walls and desks. We are a community of passionate creative entrepreneurs who thrive to use their resources for good and have a strong desire to make an impact in this world. Being a part of our community means being a part of something bigger than just your business. We encourage and foster a collaborative mentality where we learn and grow from each other with opportunities like weekly mastermind style meetings. Being a small business owner is already hard enough, you don’t need to do it alone and we are here to encourage, motivate, and support you on your journey.
Five Freedoms Photography founded by Joanne Wetzel is an artwork-based Pet Photographer. We specialize in heartfelt, vibrant pet portraiture for crazy obsessed dog parents right here in Raleigh and beyond. Each session us completely customized to capture your pup(s) uniqueness helping you to create digital and physical artwork you can proudly display online, in your home, or at the office and cherish for years to come.
We also lend our photography skills to our local shelter and many rescues to help more animals be seen, valued, and hopefully adopted through the medium of beautiful imagery. Plus, 10% of all of our product sales are donated right back to a rescue of choice each quarter to help more homeless animals in need.”
Joanne is also a Heartspeak Artist, a member of The Pet Photographer’s Club, and five star rated on Google.
Ready to stop sending potential clients to a website that doesn’t represent the business you’ve worked so hard to build?
You only have one shot at making a first impression. You have .05 seconds to capture your customers’ attention before they go to the next result on their google search. If your website is outdated, slow, or not mobile-ready, you are losing sales to your competition (who likely has a better website). It’s time to spruce up your brand and website and convert your dream clients.
I’m Steph, the Owner and Creative Director behind Southern Creative. After partnering with business owners in multiple industries, I started seeing the same problems pop up over and over again. Business owners launching their brand spanking new websites only to still be lacking in overall marketing strategy, over their heads in tech overwhelm, and websites getting lost in the black hole of google.
Cue Southern Creative — launched with the mission of supporting business owners, like you, truly stand out online, ditch tech overwhelm, overcome digital marketing gaps, and well in short; bring WordPress Websites back with a new level of sophistication.
I crafted a strategic system to help you find your brand’s secret sauce, design the perfect visuals to match, and then share it with the world on a stellar website.
You are an entrepreneur who is building your business, perfecting your service and product, and also creating your brand, but what exactly is a brand? You will find thousands and thousands of definitions. If you went to college for business and took marketing you know it’s cemented in your head that the brand is the logo, symbol, design, and beautifully cohesive Instagram feed. This simple concept from the past has evolved – a brand is not just what you present to your ideal customers and clients in how you want them to perceive your brand it is also your ideal market’s experience of YOU! The gold mine of your success is when your brand is aligned with how your customers experience your brand. It is vital that everything in your business is consistent and precise – everything should be crystal clear. Unfortunately, when it comes to meeting your clients, your big photoshoot for your business, or being interviewed or featured in a magazine – you realize your clothes do not align with your brand and you have nothing to wear, resulting in a mini meltdown. A missing piece for entrepreneurs and small business owners is their clothes! They want their brand to be fresh, fun, and innovative but in their photos they are wearing a black blazer with pearl earrings – talk about unalignment in your branding.
Serena is a style brand expert who helps women entrepreneurs, creatives, and professionals align their personal style with their brand. Serena is a certified personal stylist who is passionate about supporting women by defining and aligning their personal style to elevate their brand. Whether it’s meeting with clients, guest appearances, videos, or photoshoots, Serena gives confidence to women entrepreneurs because their clothes reflect both who they are and their brand.
Ways to collaborate and work with Serena:
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Tired parents that are often frustrated by the effort it takes to get their infant, toddler, or preschooler to sleep at bedtime and sleeping through the night. Loving Lessons Sleep Consulting eliminates the need to leave children to cry it out to sleep. As an educator since 2000, hundreds of parents have trusted me to provide solutions with love, respect, and compassion for children to cultivate a well rested home. With Loving Lessons sleep programs and Postpartum Doula Solutions you can eliminate the power struggles and sleepless nights, be empowered and encouraged to have more rest, peace and joy through the parenting journey.
Dr. Susan Lovelle is the Personalized Wellness MD. She specializes in supporting busy, over-extended women who are ready to uplevel their businesses but are surviving on caffeine, wine, and willpower.
She believes that you are unique and there is ONE way of living that will bring you into harmony with your best and highest self – energetic, focused, happy, and productive.
Whether it’s to lose 20+ pounds, gain more energy, or just plain sleep through the night, through innovative and personalized programs and coaching, you’ll discover your ONE way so that you experience wellness in every sense of the word – physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.
Just think – what would it be like if you had a proven, transformative plan designed just for you?
Vibe Cary Coworking is a vibrant coworking space where you can collaborate, connect and grow.
More than just an office, we are a meeting space, event space and a coworking community designed with a female focus.
Does “working from home” no longer work for you? Come out of your isolation and join a community of entrepreneurs and small business owners. At Vibe you’ll feel connected while you work on your business and get your most important work done. While our focus is creating a space that supports women, we welcome men and corporate teams.
Everything from our decor, to our work space offerings, to our guest presenters and special events speaks to our vibe. We have created a space within a space that includes a cafe, lounge areas, serenity room, maker and artisan space, and a treatment room available for personal services, including massage. All of these amenities surround our open and dedicated coworking desks, traditional private offices, virtual office services, and meeting and event space.
You started your business but your brand still needs to be boosted, your team needs to be developed and your strategy plan for this year hasn’t been finished yet.
M³ & Co.– Global Strategy, Development & Consulting is an international results-driven firm helping companies, organizations and professionals. Our consulting and development firm helps companies and professionals fine tune their direction and growth for the benefit of the organization and the customers. With a focus on Business Strategy, Personnel and Management Development and Brand Consultation, we help drive revenue and profit.
If you feel like you are a Team of 1 and your business could use some brand “envigoration”, a focused strategy plan, guidance on your budget, team or CEO development/support or business coaching, visit our website and contact us. We’d love to help your business grow and stabilize to success.
- Do you know you need a website for your business but don’t know where to start
- Do you find yourself so busy working on your core business that you don’t have time to create or update your website?
- Does technology intimidate you?
- Does your website look too “DIY” and not reflect the professional that you are?
Let me take the stress off of your website so that you can go back to the core purpose of your business.
Paula offers personalized style services to simplify your life and elevate your style. Whether you need help creating a capsule wardrobe, planning outfits for a photo shoot, or choosing the perfect accessories for your bridesmaids or a holiday party, Paula will be able to help you.
Contact Sparkle with Paula where she’ll help you sparkle from the inside out!
Carrie Stafford is a passionate coach with a heart to help others in career and life transitions. Her mission is to inspire, motivate, and encourage others to achieve their personal and professional goals. As a Career Transition Coach, she empowers others who are dissatisfied or unmotivated in their careers to find purpose and fulfillment in whatever work they choose to do. Carrie helps clients understand why they feel stuck, identify what is driving their career dissatisfaction, and coaches clients through career transitions. Her ultimate goal is to help others find work they are truly passionate about. She launched “From the Inside Out Coaching” in early 2013 upon receiving her professional coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC).
Whether it’s helping you launch or improve your own business as an entrepreneur, or helping you get financially fit, or working with you on your sense of well-being, TRIBE is passionate about helping you re-create and re-envision your whole idea of life after 40, 50 and 60 (sometimes referred to as “retirement age”).
We believe in expanding the possibilities of life as you age. We believe you can become increasingly relevant and increasingly engaged (even increasingly wealthy!). Your future is not about settling for less. Your future is about using your acquired wisdom and life skills to become the amazing human you were born to be. We’re here to help.
If you’re like most business owners, you understand the importance of good bookkeeping and the crucial role that it plays in making sure that your business is being run as efficiently as possible, but you probably don’t get excited about devoting more than 45 seconds of time and energy to the bookkeeping effort.
We’re here to make it easy.
With 16 years of bookkeeping experience, Abbi Tenaglia is prepared to help you as little or as much as you need. If you just need a little bit of guidance and coaching, she can do that. Or if you need someone to completely manage the process for you so that you don’t have to think about it at all, she can do that too.
In addition to QuickBooks, she’s also well-versed in PayPal, Square, 17 Hats, Amazon seller back office, Stripe, E-giving and LulaRoe back office.
– QuickBooks set up, training and ongoing support
– Bank and credit card reconciliation monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly
– Sales tax management & reporting
– Payroll services and tax management
– Nonprofit start-up registration with state and federal entities, tax filings, and donor reporting
– Year-end management and reporting, including 1099 e-filing
– Accounts payable and accounts receivable management, weekly or monthly
– Notary services
CPA Liaison Service:
Bookkeeping hourly rates are typically much less than hourly rates for a CPA. For this reason, clients often find it beneficial to engage Abbi to do most of the legwork for their tax preparation at the end of the year, then hire a CPA for an hour to check over the documents and e-file the tax return. This proves to be much more cost effective for the business owner than paying a CPA for several hours of work, and much more efficient than hiring an employee to manage the books all year. It’s a way to cut costs without taking on huge headaches.
Non-Profit Consulting Service:
There are so many needs in our community, and many community members have some fascinating ideas for addressing these needs. But it’s important for nonprofits to know the laws and to ensure proper management of the funds entrusted to them by donors. Abbi started and ran her own nonprofit for seven years before eventually merging with a larger organization. She’s been hired as a consultant by several nonprofits to share her knowledge in the realm of nonprofit management.
Need help? Grab a spot on Abbi’s calendar for a quick 30 minute call to discuss more details.
The Mary Kay brand has been relevant for more than 50 years! We create & nurture lasting relationships with our customers everyday. The vision of Mary Kay, business opportunity, and powerhouse products keep getting better & better with time, and it’s those things that have kept me with this amazing company for over 18 years!
Enriching Women’s Lives….it’s what we do! Contact me to try our new revolutionary skin care launching May 2018!
Your Future Face will LOVE you for it!
I love that viaONEHOPE allows me to help bring awareness and raise money for multiple causes. I’ve always wanted to find a career path that is flexible, lucrative, and fun while that allows me to give back to my community. Whether you’re looking for a girls night out, a fundraising opportunity, or an office party, I welcome the opportunity to host an event with you. MIX. MINGLE. MAKE AN IMPACT.
I’m a web designer who understands your website needs to be more than just another pretty page on the internet.
It should perform as a valued employee – working to collect leads, share your service offerings and establish you as the go-to expert in your field.
A strategically designed website can highlight your past work, book appointments and sell your products or services. I’ll help you put your digital assets to work with easy to manage tools like Squarespace, Mailchimp, Acuity & Dubsado.
I work with businesses who need a full website created as well as tech-savvy business owners who just need a guiding hand in designing their own website.
Want to learn more? Check out this popular post where I explain How to Get on the First Page of Google’s Search Results.
Let’s turn your website into your best employee.
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‘Building Customer Engagement in Professional Beauty Services, one client at a time.’
If that’s your business objective, then Imbeau is your software solution. Beauty is personal ..and therfore Imbeau’s beauty-tech goes beyond booking and payments, focusing on ‘Point of Care’. Want to be a pilot customer? Come visit us at http://www.imbeau.us or drop me a note at email@example.com
Latoya is a Licensed Professional Counselor currently located in Raleigh, NC. Latoya grew up as military dependent and has spent time in various locations but is proud to call Raleigh, NC home. Latoya received her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from North Carolina Central University. She has worked with adults, adolescents, couples, and families in various settings since 2007.
Latoya continues to provide counseling services to adults, adolescents (14-18), and couples within individual and group settings. Latoya sees clients in a traditional office setting and in-home as well. Latoya is able to accommodate your particular needs for treatment and tailor counseling specifically to you.
Latoya’s counseling approach is primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused with an emphasis on Mindfulness and holistic techniques to manage stress and anxiety. Latoya believes in the mind-body connection and creating joy are essential to building the life one desires and often encourages the use of yoga and meditation in addition to counseling. Latoya desires to help people conquer the challenges that are holding them back from living their authentic desired life.
As a mom of toddler twins, Latoya understands that after the birth of a child comes a chaotic, stressful, yet glorious time. Latoya works with mothers and fathers adjusting to new roles, postpartum adjustment, postpartum stress, postpartum depression, all the way to the “tween/teenage adjustment”. Latoya loves helping families learn to navigate their new roles and adjust to life at every stage. She is passionate about empowering women and helping them find their voice following divorce, separation, and while building a business. Mindfulness, gratitude and strength finding are infused in her work.
Call Latoya at 919-410-6707 to discuss how counseling can help you or visit http://www.LatoyaNelson.com to schedule an appointment.
Latoya’s office is located in the Cameron Village area at 801 Oberlin Rd in Raleigh NC.
As a freelance website designer and developer, I developed TWTH Consulting with the goal to add a custom touch to each project I work on. I am a hard worker and trustworthy partner for your online presence and bring an edge of creativity & enthusiasm that will set your site apart from your competitors.
I like to first sit down with a company to learn more about their business and how it operates. I find that usually a project may extend beyond the need for just a website but perhaps for tools to also help streamline processes behind the scenes for the business. By taking the time to get to know you and your business better, I am best able to develop a site and tools for you with the thoughts of how the business will grow in the future in mind to make expanding your site easier as the company grows.
I have experience working remotely with clients all over the country and here locally in the Triangle. If you are looking for a website designer, please contact me today. I would love the opportunity to work with you on your project.
Noa is an Inspirational Speaker, Certified Professional Coach, Author
Her clients are out of the box thinkers, business owners and Executives, who won’t settle for the norms so they can create the change they desire.
Noa brings over 20 years of experience in Change Management, Human Resources, Project Management, Training and Development. Noa worked at the for-profit and the non-profit sectors, inside organizations and as an external consultant, she led employees for money and led volunteers for passion.
Noa learned first hand, through her personal relocation experience, how to dare herself through the fear of change and she helps her clients keep-going when they feel lost or just not sure what is the next step for them. Noa does this work through coaching individuals, teams and speaking at conferences. Noa will help you push through the challenges and assumptions of what expected from you to create life and business with purpose.
Noa lives in Cary, NC with her husband, Ofir, and three loud, hungry teens who teach her how to fear no one and be an aware parent. As a giver, Noa loves hosting people and make too much tasty-healthy food (yes it is possible). Running outdoors is a meditative outlet for Noa, it allows her to connect with nature and disconnect from the screens and take time to deepen her ideas. In 2017 Noa started “On the Run,” videos where she shares inspirational short and sweaty thoughts after her runs. You can find those videos on her social media feeds. When Noa is not coaching or speaking, you can see her in one of the local coffee shops sipping on a good cup of caffe-latte while writing her thoughts.values
Contact Noa to schedule a 30 minutes free design your coaching goals consultation
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“Her uncanny capacity to hear beyond the spoken word is what has prompted me to maintain regular feedback sessions with Noa over the years. Through Noa I get the help and insights I need to keep evolving as a manager and also personally.” UN executive
“Noa has a special talent of asking the right thought-provoking questions that enable people to discover a deeper understanding of the challenges they face, which then results in realistic, actionable roadmaps for change and growth. Noa’s gift is facilitating conversations that lead you to “Dare to Be” your best, whatever that is for you, but always focusing on the conscious, courageous path forward. Noa is very genuine and supportive in her approach to coaching and a true inspiration to her clients!.”
Prep Communications builds, maintains and defends corporate reputations through strategic communications to meet client goals. We work with integrity and authenticity to earn client trust.
Prep primarily works with companies that desire to increase their level of communications readiness and mitigate business risk by communicating effectively with audiences that matter to them. We firmly believe that success – or failure – of any communications effort depends almost entirely on a company’s level of diligent preparation. If the proper groundwork is laid, flawless execution becomes a byproduct.
From strategy sessions to tactical outputs, we work with established, emerging, and even nonexistent public relations programs to develop winning communications strategies for all clients.
Prep is owned and operated by Stephanie Llorente, APR, whose depth of experience ranges from national brands to small businesses.
Lori Aveni, CPA, PLLC is a locally owned and operated accounting firm serving small businesses throughout the NC Triangle and beyond. We offer a wide variety of business services, including bookkeeping, QuickBooks installation and training, payroll services, sales and use tax reports, and preparation of Form 1099. We also prepare individual income tax returns and provide specialized bookkeeping services to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Our goal at Lori Aveni, CPA, PLLC is to maintain your bookkeeping throughout the year so your tax preparation process is simplified, saving you time and money. Our specialty is “shoebox” cases – where a company provides us with a box full of receipts and bank statements and allows us to record the data in an organized manner. Because we’re a small, independently owned business, we can customize our services to meet your specific needs. You’ll never pay for services you don’t need!
Our payroll services are billed at a low monthly rate, with no hidden charges for direct deposit, tax filings, or new hire reporting. You’ll be guaranteed of the correct tax rates and on-time federal and state filings.
Contact us today to find out how we can help your business! At Lori Aveni, CPA, PLLC, we are freeing small business owners from that pile of receipts, one shoebox at a time.
Heidi’s philosophy of Level Up Coaching is all about elevating your game, that one thing you know you are called to do, to the next level. In the world of gaming, they talk about Leveling Up; achieving a new, higher standard in a particular area. To achieve a new level, you need to master the skills and tasks where you are and set your sights on the next level. Heidi’s powerful, intentional questions will help you clarify and articulate the vision of what you are trying to achieve. Together you will explore action steps to live into your vision. She will help you explore potential obstacles and challenges and craft specific plans to overcome them.. She is an advocate for entrepreneurship and whole food nutrition with the Juice Plus company.
Inside-Out Strong – Creating Strong and Confident Teen Girls
This is a program developed to guide teen girls to know who they are, strengthen who they are inside and out, so they can serve and lead their generation.
Peak Safety Supply is your partner in safety. We supply businesses and workers with safety supplies and equipment. Everything from safety glasses, work gloves, welding aprons, gloves, helmets and jackets, ANSI classified hi visability apparel such as safety vests and jackets, hardhats, hearing protection, fall protection, respirators, dust masks, to first aid kits and more. All professional grade, name brands like 3M, ERB, Gateway Safety, Honeywell, MCR Safety, MSA, Weldas, Tilman. Cost efficient logo imprinted on hardhats and safety vests is available too. Project or job site in another location? No problem, we can ship supplies anywhere in the world. Call Terri at Peak Safety Supply to discuss your safety supply needs today – 919 368 3247. Visit http://www.PeakSafetySupply.com to learn more.
What sets Peak Safety Supply apart is our commitment to quality products, customer service and long-term relationships with customers. Some of our local customers have been with us for over 10 years! Consistently, Peak Safety Supply provides quality products at a fair price in a timely manner. We focus on a responsible procurement process. We don’t just buy the cheapest products – we research the manufacturers and when possible – we choose manufacturers who give back to their community or are distinguished in some other way. Our popular hard hats are not only made in the USA (Georgia) – for every wholesale order placed, the manufacturer donates to their local catastrophic care hospital. One of our safety eye wear manufacturers has their glasses independently tested by an independent third party (Underwriters Laboratory) to verify compliance to ANSI standards. When they say their glasses meet or exceed specific standards, they mean it.
Our online shop, http://www.charmandhammer.com specializes in professional grade safety gear for women worldwide. All professional grade, sized and designed for women and we ship internationally. Charm and Hammer has helped women and their employers find functionally fitting gear since 2003! Dental hygienists need safety glasses that do not slide down their nose when they are looking down treating a patient. Women welders need gloves and jackets that fit properly. We are on a mission to become the largest work gear supplier for hard working women.