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How Does She Do It?

“How does she do it?” is a question I find myself asking rhetorically of any busy mom (or dad) who works from home.  She still has to take care of her family, be a full-time parent and do the job for which she receives a paycheck. Working Full-Time Outside the Home I was a single parent for several years and …

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Illuminate 2015 | This Year is All About You

Your business can’t develop unless you do. That’s why Illuminate 2015 is all about you. Vend Raleigh’s annual Illuminate conference is the original local conference for small business women, specifically Mompreneurs. In the past, Illuminate has been a hands-on, action-packed day focused on the form and function of your business. This year, we’re doing things a bit differently: Illuminate 2015 …

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Vend Raleigh Group Leaders

I’m not sure we can say the word community enough here at Vend Raleigh. Vend Raleigh is a unique example of a Raleigh small business community. We partner, cross promote, educate and celebrate one another. One way that we make Vend Raleigh just a little smaller and a lot more relevant is our sub-groups, our Facebook groups that are specific …

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Small Business Marketing | A Community of Events

One of the top concerns of a small business is marketing. I see often in Facebook groups, conferences, etc. questions regarding different ideas on what a business could do to market their small business with little to no cost involved. As a Vend Raleigh Directory Member, your opportunity to promote your business and the events you plan to attend (or …

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Vend Raleigh New Media Group – New Media to Grow Business

A note from Cary Heise, founder of Vend Raleigh…. At Vend Raleigh our mission is to keep you in the know with all things small business. Today we are excited to tell you that the Vend Raleigh Blogging Facebook Group will now be the Vend Raleigh New Media Facebook Group. Ashley Shaffer of Today’s NC will be leading that community. Allison …

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Going from Flip Flops to Fuzzy Sweaters and Everything In-between

With the weather getting colder in the morning and evenings but our temperatures staying warm during the day it is hard going from flip flops to fuzzy sweaters. Here are a few tips to help you gradually make the switch.  And remember you don’t need a fancy closet organizing system to have great a closet. All you do need is …

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Holiday Sip and Shop | Raleigh Sponsorship Opportunity

The Vend Raleigh Holiday Sip and Shop is a highly publicized event that keeps getting bigger each year!  At our 2013 Holiday Sip and Shop, all 100 Swag Bags were gone in the first 40 minutes of the doors opening! We are excited to announce a new location for 2014, Cobblestone Hall Downtown Raleigh! Here we can accommodate more vendors …

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Why You Should Start a YouTube Channel

Before I even answer that question, I’ll pose a couple for you… 1.) Have you ever done a search for information within YouTube? 2.) Have you ever done a Google search & clicked on a YouTube link that popped up in your search results? Chances are, you probably answered YES to both questions.  YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine …

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Never Say Never to a Raleigh Photography Studio

  Being an on-location family photographer for 5 years, I was often asked if I’d ever open a photography studio. My answer was always the same: nope, nuh-uh, not going to happen. In my mind, studio photography was synonymous with boring, old-fashioned, and two-dimensional. But never say never, because as I write this, I’m sitting in my new Wake Forest …

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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 …