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We need you! Call for Community Leaders and Advisory Board!

  Do you want to make an impact in a BIG way? We are looking for… Community Group Leaders + Advisory Board Members!   Hi friends!  How is your “Monday” going?  I feel like all of the days are starting to blend together?  Does anyone else feel the same?  Funny enough, I have always loved Mondays.  I’ve looked at them as a …

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Say Hello to Amber!

Did you hear the BIG news?     I am so excited to announce that Amber of Amber Foster Smith Photography is the new owner and leader of Vend Raleigh!  Most of you already know her and recognize her as an active member within our community, an educator and a fierce advocate for women entrepreneurs.  She currently serves as the leader …

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Welcome the NEW Leader and Owner of Vend Raleigh…

  Yesterday I shared with you how being a small business owner has made a big impact both on me personally and in the life of my family. Growing Vend Raleigh has made one of the biggest impacts in my life and I am grateful for the impact it has made in the lives of so many other women entrepreneurs. …

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It’s a New Season

I remember the first $40 check I received in my first small business.  I took my family out for a mexican dinner and I couldn’t have been prouder. Then I took my extended family to Disney, on my dime. This small business was making a big impact on our lifestyle and my potential. I became more confident in the value …

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Illuminate Conference | We’re Looking for a Better Way

“But this is the way we’ve always done it.”  Have you ever been on the receiving end of those words? I have. And that phrase rang in my ears like nails on a chalk board. Those eight words struck me as wrong, stale and almost unjust.  I now know I hated those words because of my entrepreneurial spirit. It goes …

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Special Event | Financial Planning + Mastermind Session

Two sessions. One impactful morning. Our first hour will be spent with representatives of Northwestern Mutual to  discuss financial planning specific to entrepreneurs. Our second hour will be a one time Mastermind session. Bring your top business concerns and gain valuable insight from local business leaders.  Knowledge is power. Let’s brave these financial concerns together and start a conversation. When …

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Event | Poised for Press and Publication

Getting into the media doesn’t have to be complicated! You are completely capable of using publicity to be more bravely visible in your business today, friend. Please join me in ‘Poised for Press and Publication’ where I walk you through: – How the media can work for you – Media truths and myths – Building your foundations of publicity – …

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Is your website your best employee?

Create an Effective Marketing Strategy for Your Brand Your customer has limited time, keep her from “switching away” to another competing priority. Use strategic design thinking in your emails, social media posts and web pages to get what you want from your customer. You’ll learn how to make strategic calls to action using current trends in design and marketing wherever …

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What’s it like to attend a Vend Raleigh event?

Many thanks to Katie Jennings for capturing our 7th annual Illuminate conference October 2018. Join us for our next event… The Keys to Telling Your Story: How to Find Your Brand Voice, Write Your About Page, and Sell Your Value Wednesday, March 13th 10am-12pm, Morrisville Read more and register here.

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Find Your Brand Story

The Keys to Telling Your Story: How to Find Your Brand Voice, Write Your About Page, and Sell Your Value Do you struggle to find “the right words” to talk about what you do? Worried you’re being more confusing than clear on your website? Join former Disney storyteller and brand expert, Annie Franceschi, to discover powerful keys to telling YOUR story …