What Illuminate Did For Me As A Business Owner


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As the leader of the Direct Sales page for Vend Raleigh I have met so many mompreneurs just like myself trying to juggle it all! It has been wonderful getting to know so many other moms who struggle with balancing family, working a business and trying to have personal time. This group has provided me with the knowledge to grow my business. Questions I had about things such as vendor shows, sales tips, organization, and business finance were all answered on the Vend Raleigh pages with help from other mompreneurs! Its so great to have a source for all things mom and business related.

With that said…last year’s Illuminate conference was a time to meet all these people I had only “seen” and “met” online. I had a chance to chat with people, learn more about their company and family and with some people- made plans to meet again and collaborate! It was a great time and that was before the conference actually got started! The real part of the conference was amazing! I had never even considered doing a blog or utilizing social media to grow my business but during Illuminate I learned how to make these things work for me and my business. And this was just two of the speakers! That day I learned so much and took a lot of notes.  I also went home with a bag of business cards and information from tons of companies. I submitted my samples/ business cards in the swag bags and have received business from that opportunity.

I was very excited when Cary asked me to join in the fun on the committee this year and its a bigger and better conference than it was last year. I know I will come away with even more knowledge to grow my business and make this next year a great success. This year the conference has some new features and they are even more interactive and tailored to fit your business. If there is one conference or one thing you can invest in to grow your business, this is it! I highly recommend you attend this conference and take it all in!

EmilyBrennan-100pxEmily Brennan
Arbonne, District Manager Independent Consultant

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  1. I’m so excited to have added my name to the Vend Raleigh directory. I have just begun my networking marketing business and am passionate about introducing Beautycounter to Raleigh.

    I wish I could come to Illuminate, but that’s the very same day I’ve been given an opportunity to meet the founder of the company for which I am working as a consultant. I hope to join in on other events as they come up.

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      We are very happy to promote you on the Vend Raleigh Directory! You can now download all six breakout session from Illuminate!

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