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.
Since 2019, we have photographed well over 300+ rescue dogs and raised more than $21K for local rescues and non-profits to help more dogs in need.
Joanne is also a Heartspeak Artist, a member of The Pet Photographer’s Club, and five star rated on Google and Facebook.
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.
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.
Our founders are Haley Gray, and Christine Schoaff. This company was born when Haley experienced care giving for both of her parents simultaneously, while caring for four small children, and working a full time job. Some of the caregivers which worked with her parents were fantastic. Some of them were not. Some of them outright neglected Haley’s father who had dementia and Parkinson’s, leaving him sitting in a soiled diaper for hours, and leaving him alone while on duty. Other caregivers weren’t so bad, and they just neglected to scoop the kitty litter box, resulting in a nasty, smelly apartment.
Haley spent hours talking to the good caregivers trying to understand what motivated them, and what didn’t. It became clear that most of the good caregivers consider this line of work to be a calling. Frankly, you can’t pay someone to do this kind of work, and expect them to want to do it. They have to WANT to do it. So, the question becomes- how do we attract, and retain the industry’s best and most caring caregivers? We surveyed a number of caregivers and other personnel in the industry to understand what was important to them. Then we set about to start a company which provided those things which were most important to the caregivers.
From the client side of the equation, Haley interviewed a number of other clients, as well as geriatric care managers, pharmacists, and others, to ask them what the best practices are in the industry. By combining their suggestions together, and putting together a business plan as part of Haley’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Concentration at Duke, we had the basis of the company. We use technology where it is appropriate. We also use various low-tech approaches to care giving, such as better access to supervisors, random, unannounced drop-ins, and a note-book sharing system so that caregivers and family can communicate with one another about the state of their loved ones.
What this means for you is this- we aim to provide the best of both worlds. That means, better care for our clients, and a better work environment and conditions for our employees. It is quite simply, a win-win.
We have an amazing team of caregivers and managers in this business. Everyone’s first priority is customer safety, and satisfaction. We aim to be an Extension Of You. To make sure that Your Standards Are Realized.
Here at Piecefully Home I hope you will find items that will add a touch whimsy and charm to your home. I create items I love and would be proud to display in my own home.
I create and design everything for the home. There are fun home accessories, such as pillows, artwork, and quilts. I also offer utilitarian items like aprons, dish towels, and cloth napkins. Nearly all of my items are one of a kind making it extra special to own.
Raleigh Handmade Jewelry and Gifts
Welcome to Beyond Words! My name is Dana Smith and I specialize in unique, handmade jewelry and gifts, many of which are made from repurposed materials such as scrabble tiles, dominoes and washers. While I specialize in jewelry, I also make magnets, bookmarks, compacts, pill boxes, purse hooks and ornaments. I began Beyond Words four years ago as a stress reliever and creative outlet after having my third child and becoming a stay at home mom. Being creative is my therapy. In addition to selling on Etsy, I also love participating in local festivals and craft shows in Raleigh/Cary/Apex. Check out my online store at http://www.beyondwords12.etsy.com or find my booth the next time you visit a festival or show in the area. My show schedule is always posted on the Beyond Words Facebook page.
Chunky Beaded Jewelry Handmade
Hey there! My name is Tracy and I love to create statement jewelry pieces for moms and kids. Some exciting projects we’ve done are party favors, bridesmaid gifts, and team spirit wear. We have fabulous, fun, custom, chunky, bubblegum jewelry for Moms and Kids, handmade right here in North Carolina. We make great statement pieces for birthdays, holidays, teacher’s gifts, photo shoots, etc. Have a special outfit? We can match it. Contact me via Facebook for shopping, placing a custom order or to book a birthday party for your little princess.
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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.
I am a Wellness Partner with Amare Global. “Amare” means “to love” in Latin, and love is the universal language. Yet, in order to truly love others, we believe you must first start by loving yourself. Our vision at Amare is to lead the global mental wellness revolution. By inspiring people to love and believe in themselves, we envision they will live an extraordinary life and make a difference for others. Amare Wellness Partners are real people, whose lives have been enhanced and enriched through our platform. They have made it their mission to spread the word and empower people to live happier and healthier lives every day. Amare’s scientific approach is designed to meet you where you are at today and then, from there, optimize your potential. Whether you are an elite Olympic athlete looking for the mental edge on your competition, a busy super-mom juggling dozens of responsibilities, or you’re currently feeling a bit “off” or “stressed out” like so many others, Amare’s science is designed to empower you to be your best you!
Hi! I’m Amy Hill. I am the owner and photographer behind 627 Photography in Cary, NC. I love to help women business owners tell the story of their brand and business through photos. It’s more than just a headshot, it is a way to show visitors to your website why they want to work with you. In this digital world where we meet so many online, you have to standout and you have to connect!
In addition to beautiful branding photos for women, I also love to photograph + empower high school seniors. I love to make them feel special, confident and happy with who they are. I take time to learn about them and create a fun, custom session that results in the most beautiful pictures they’ve ever seen of themselves!
Honest Hazel is a refreshing new beauty brand, our initial product is an under-eye gel treatment that gives ‘tired eyes’ an instantly refreshed look, with powerful natural ingredients the quick treatment is simple yet significant. You can find us at your local Anthropolgie store, Credo Beauty, goop.com, FreePeople.com and many more.
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Paw And Crossbones is a boutique line of personalized accessories for pets and their people. We specialize in travel gear that helps you and your pet get out the door quickly and in style.
My name is Monica Cavanaugh, and I created Paw And Crossbones because I got tired of hauling my sweet mutt’s stuff around in random grocery bags and old corporate totes.
I knew her “luggage” would need to be sturdy, roomy, and be personalized in case there were multiple dogs with her sitter. Thus, The Bundle was born.
The sturdy canvas tote is large enough to fit everything she could possibly need, even for extended stays. The organic muslin food sack holds 24 cups of food, keeping her well fed for several days. The treat bag holds her precious carrots (and occasional cookies, when she’s extra good.) And the stainless bowls are a handy extra so we don’t have to scramble to dismantle her little dining area.
We’re expanding the brand to carry different styles of bags, as well as accessories like custom leash hook signs, custom treat jars, and more! Please check out the Etsy site and follow us on Etsy and Facebook!
I love going Braless in a Ruby Ribbon cami and wear our leggings everyday. Ruby Ribbon is a fashion line with a unique fit. Our products are comfortable and hug, not spank, you to look and feel slimmer, smoother and more confident in your clothing and always looking your best in them. Beautiful colors that go beyond black or nude for shapewear and an entire clothing line that compliments what is in your closet! Contact for private fitting or parties (like for bridal parties and just fun girls night). Your friends will thank you for introducing them to Ruby Ribbon and helping them Style with Confidence.
Reflect the vibrancy within
Striving to get your face and body reflecting the vibrancy within? Vibrant Skin and Body is a convenient stop for all your relaxation and skincare needs. We offer facials, massage, waxing, peels, tinting and customized skincare regimens. Spa parties are also apart of our growing menu of offered services. The treatments with our professionals are tailored to help you feel most confident with your intrinsic beauty.
Plexus Products are health and wellness products! Through recent testimonials, Slim has reported to help people lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and even help control diabetes! Testimonials speak volumes, and Plexus Slim has many! No need for fasting diets or meal replacement shakes! Plexus Slim works with the body to get you healthy from the inside out using all-natural ingredients, helping your body work optimally, lose excess weight, and keep it off!
Plexus promotes the following benefits:
*Loss of weight & inches by burning fat, not muscle!
*Healthy blood sugar levels
*Healthy cholesterol & lipid levels
*Healthy will power over food choices
Many have had success with relief from auto-immune issues (such as those connected with Hashimoto’s, and psoriasis) fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue.
Our core product, Plexus Slim comes in powder form and is mixed with water to create a light, refreshing drink. It tastes quite sweet, actually. It is not a meal replacement, but rather a food supplement.
Plexus Worldwide first began as a breast health company in 2005. In 2009 they launched their health and wellness line. In 2012, Plexus released a 3rd line to our company- the Fast Relief/pain management line. All products are all natural and gluten free. Getting people healthy, changing lives and making dreams come true is what Plexus Worldwide is all about!
Email me today to learn more: email@example.com.
ENJOY A NIGHT OUT WHILE ‘Getting Your Art Buzz On®’ WITH US AT WINE AND DESIGN!
Bring your own bottle of wine (or beverage of choice) and enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with friends, fun
and fabulous art! You supply your cocktails, and we’ll supply the rest.
At WINE AND DESIGN, all you have to do is sign up, show up, sip up! Your canvas, paints, paintbrushes, and corkscrew will be waiting as a local artist helps you create that night’s featured painting. You go home with new friends, great memories, and a newly-created masterpiece that shows
off your “inner artist.”
No experience in painting? NO problem, our local artists will guide you step-by-step! Our paintings are suitable for the first-time painter or for more experienced artists.
And for Children… We have an entire division called ART BUZZ KIDS® that is all about… KIDS!
Birthday Parties, Summer Camps and Kid Classes! Check each studio location for availability and reservations!
Wine and Design on Wheel–if you can not come to us..we can come to you!!!!
I am a boutique wedding & family photographer who believes in providing a one-of-a-kind, personalized session experience and artwork that you will love forever. Since 2009 my goal has been to photograph families and couples in a relaxed, joyful and artistic way.
I began studying photography when everyone shot film (remember film?) and I learned the classic art of black & white film processing & printing. There is something so powerful about making each print by hand, each result a unique piece of art. When I switched to digital in 2005, I brought to it my love for honesty in the images I create for works of art you will treasure.
My life with 2 children (12 & 9) and two large dogs is usually pretty crazy, but it’s also full of love and laughter and I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world. Next to photography my favorite thing in the whole world is chocolate. Ok, and the beach, and pretty much anywhere there is good food & good friends- life is meant to be enjoyed!
Raleigh Family Travel Planner | TMC Travel | Disney Destinations Specialist
FREE Disney Vacation Planning Services
Make the most of your vacation with my free services and worry free booking!
Let me help you discover a magical Disney experience with my FREE Disney vacation planning services. I’m a Raleigh native and mom to 4 who has lived the parks, experienced the resorts, dined with the characters and sailed the seas with Mickey! I will put my Disney savvy to work for you. My FREE concierge style service will make planning your trip a snap!
I work with you with all aspects of Disney trip planning from when to go, to where to stay, where to eat and what to do when you get there! I offer worry-free booking – I’ll make sure you get the best price for trip and will keep searching for discounts until you travel. I also offer free gifts for packages, a referral program and tips and tricks so you can make the most of your trip. I’d love to help you have a magical vacation and make some very special memories. I stay up to date on all the current changes at Disney World and Disneyland to make sure you have the most updated information available before you head to the parks.
I have extensive knowledge of all Disney Destinations including: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s Aulani resort in Hawaii and the Disney beach destinations in Vero Beach, FL and Hilton Head, SC. Let me use my knowledge and experience so that you can have a stress free planning process!
I am a full service travel agent and can help you with ALL family travel including Universal Orlando, All-Inclusive resorts and all cruise lines!
I am looking forward to helping you plan your next magical vacation!
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Triangle Area Women’s Ministry
Our vision: We equip women to apply God’s Word and walk by faith.
Tara Furman is the founder of Knowing God Ministries. KGM is nonprofit and an inter-denominational women’s ministry. Tara has spent more than a decade speaking at women’s events. She also helps set vision for the monthly luncheons as well as its annual women’s conference and mother/daughter retreat. She and her team inspire women to make a difference in their corner of the world.
We offer monthly luncheons at MacGregor Downs Country Club, all are welcome! We also offer an annual women’s conference called, ONE WOMAN and an annual Mother/Daughter Retreat. (Grades 4th – 8th)
Tippi Toes Dance in Raleigh offers kid-friendly, fun, high-energy dance classes for boys and girls ages 18 months – 12 years! Tippi Toes Dance Company® brings a unique program of dance and creative movement to child care centers, schools, play groups and various after school programs.
Tippi Toes cheerfully provides children with a fun, positive and nurturing environment so they are able to experience the joys of dance, self-expression and movement. Classes are specifically designed to develop motor skills and body awareness while enhancing each child’s self-esteem. Our dance classes fuel and develop the imagination, critical thinking, and sharpen both cognitive and creative skills. Our mission is to develop a love of dancing in children by creating a positive experience that promotes healthy living habits, helps build self-confidence, and a love for others. Enrollment is year round. Call today to enroll!
We are a family owned local travel agency specializing in luxury vacation planning all over the world! Our services are FREE, and our VIP treatment is always included. This means free upgrades, bonus amenities and more! Whether it is a family reunion, honeymoon, destination wedding or a kid free romantic getaway, leave it to us to save you time and money!
CraZBrain Science Track Out and Summer Camps let kids explore and experience when tracking out of year round schools in the Triangle. Our RTP-based camps provide a unique environment where science concepts are explored through hands-on experiences designing, building, problem solving, and re-creating. Engaging camp themes including 007 Spy Camp, Crazy Contraptions, Outdoor Survival Skills, and Cooking-Carnivals-Chemistry keep the campers motivated and energized all week long
I began using dōTERRA Essential Oils in 2009 while I was pregnant. As a Biologist, Naturalist, and Certified Environmental Educator it was such a relief to have safe, effective alternatives! Your path to a new philosophy of wellness begins by opening a bottle.
dōTERRA® (meaning “Gift of the Earth”) essential oils represent the safest, purest essential oils available in the world today. Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, and flowers of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant, eliciting profound emotional responses. Yet the benefits of essential oils goes well beyond their fragrant appeal.
Used throughout history for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits, essential oils can be natural alternatives in holistic self-care practices. Their unique chemistry allows them to be used aromatically and applied topically to the skin. Our essential oils are even safe enough to be taken as dietary aids to promote vitality and well being.
Each of dōTERRA’s CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essentials oils is carefully extracted by a global network of skilled growers, distillers, and chemists ensuring a consistently powerful user experience. They are 100% pure aromatic extracts and contain no artificial ingredients, and are Independently tested in 3rd Party Labs to be free of contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues.
Principal ballerina Lara O’Brien’s Tutu School is a whimsical boutique ballet school providing a creative dance education experience for toddlers and children. A place that urges the exercise of big imaginations as well as little bodies and offers the most magical introduction to the enchanting world of ballet. Hosts packaged Birthday Parties as well.
My love for houses and helping people has led me to choosing a career as a real estate agent. I grew up with a father who worked in the residential construction business which has allowed me to recognize both positive and negative aspects of housing. I feel it is very important to educate the buyer or seller about the process, listen to their needs/wants, and be their adviser. Buying or selling a house is a very important and challenging task to undertake. I will walk you through the entire process and make it as fun as possible while putting your needs in the forefront. I earn my client’s trust through honesty, patience, and hard work. I will see my clients needs through to the very end and will continue to provide value to the client even after a sale completes.
Pure Haven Essentials develops and produces cutting-edge, SAFE products to the highest performance standards.
Pure Haven Essentials offers a range of quality products. All of these products are made in-house in our Warren, RI manufacturing facility. All products are made with the very finest ingredients and no harmful chemicals; all ingredients are listed on each product. Pure Haven Essentials products are made in the USA and are extremely effective. Ingredients matter. That’s why we start with the best and safest, and leave out harmful chemicals. From skincare and baby, to body and home essentials (and more), see for yourself how amazing and effective “pure” can be.
Just as most people have learned to read labels on the food they eat, we think it’s equally important to become ingredient detectives when choosing personal care and home products. Because it’s not only what you put IN your body, but what you put ON your body that can affect your health. And when you know better, you can do better — making better, smarter decisions. Our pure and primary mission is to share this important information, and to provide safe, effective and affordable alternatives.
Our mission is to educate everyone on the issue of harmful chemicals in everyday products – and provide safe, effective alternatives. I can teach you how to read your labels on personal care and household products along with which ingredients to avoid.
Custom home furnishings provide the opportunity to create decor elements that are suited to your personality, your home, and your design aesthetics. Instead of wasting hours browsing through home decor stores, custom designed items come right to your door and are created to be the perfect piece for your room. Custom home decor elements from Indigo Interiors are high quality products that will hang better, look better, and feel better than anything you’ve had before.
Indigo Interiors is here to help you create custom home decor to suit any of your interior decorating needs. From valances to slipcovers, Indigo Interiors can handle it all! Indigo Interiors will assess your needs and be at your side as you find your style and fabric needs. Our services give you the unique opportunity to have your hand in choosing everything down to the thread color. Indigo Interiors is also available for interior design consultations to straighten out a room, or create a room from scratch to suit your needs.
Lead designer, fabricator and owner of Indigo Interiors has been sewing since the age of 13. With a family history of sewing and a deeply ingrained love of fabric, Elle creates high quality items with professional finesse and lots of love. As a current member of the Window Coverings Association of America, Elle is committed to creating window fashions of the highest caliber. With experience in education and fashion, Elle has a knack for identifying personalities and styles and truly turning houses into homes.
Indigo Interiors specializes in custom home decor, such as:
Window Treatments, Throw Pillows, Coverlets, Valances, Cornices, Cushions, Roman Shades, Fabrics and Trims, Outdoor Cushions, Outdoor Curtains, Cylindrical Pillows, Down Pillows, Specialty Fabrics, Sewing Classes, Sewing Parties
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Raleigh Arbonne Executive District Manager Emily Brennan has enjoyed selling product and building a team in the health and wellness field with Arbonne for 8 years! Arbonne carries skin care lines for men, women and children including a #1 best selling anti-aging line! In addition, Arbonne Raleigh has nutritional supplements that include protein shakes, energy drinks and a phenomenal sports nutrition line! Along with weight loss products, aromatherapy and detox products Arbonne has something for everyone! All of Arbonne’s products are mineral oil and paraben free. A healthy choice for the entire family as well as a wise business choice! Arbonne is a 35 year old health and wellness company with a huge opportunity for growth in the Carolinas! We offer flexibility and an amazing compensation plan. Contact Arbonne Raleigh Emily Brennan for a free sample and to learn more about this company!