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5 Craft Shows I Won’t Participate In

So you have all these great ideas and tons of crafts that you have made and you want to sell them at Raleigh craft shows.  I have been a crafter at shows from North Carolina to Maine.  My 12 years of experience has taught me a thing or two.  People always ask me how I choose my shows.  It can …

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Susan G. Komen – Team Vend Raleigh

Pink shirts flooded the campus at Meredith Colege. Yet a certain group of pink shirts huddled nearby the WRAL tent before the Susan G. Komen walk/run event began. I had just finished running in the Competitive 5k portion of the event and was met by Cary Heise’s, founder of Vend Raleigh, smiling face. She was accompanied by Susan Newman another …

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Five Reasons You Should Be Blogging

One of the questions I hear frequently is, “WHY should I blog? How will it benefit my business?” Actually that’s two questions. But they go hand-in-hand and I’m going to jump right in and share with you my Top 5 Reasons you should be Blogging for your Business, no matter what type of business you have. 1. You will gain …

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Tackling the Garage!

This month’s article will help all the Dads and grease monkeys in your life. We are tackling the GARAGE. For some men (and women too), this is a sanctuary, the place where your man goes to get away from it all. For some, it is THE MAN CAVE. But for most, it is a place to store seasonal items, sports equipment, tools, kids’ …

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Celebrate Today Series (Part 3)

All Wrapped Up Parties creates memorable celebrations, and the heart of our business is our message to Celebrate Today. It’s about finding the celebration in everything, even the mundane. It’s a reminder to live in the present and embrace every moment. It’s a mentality, a lifestyle – and within your grasp. In this series for Vend Raleigh we’ll share inspired …

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Celebrate Today Series (Part 2)

All Wrapped Up Parties creates memorable celebrations, and the heart of our business is our message to Celebrate Today. It’s about finding the celebration in everything, even the mundane. It’s a reminder to live in the present and embrace every moment. It’s a mentality, a lifestyle – and within your grasp. In this series for Vend Raleigh we’ll share inspired …

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Celebrate Today Series (Part 1)

All Wrapped Up Parties creates memorable celebrations, and the heart of our business is our message to Celebrate Today. It’s about finding the celebration in everything, even the mundane. It’s a reminder to live in the present and embrace every moment. It’s a mentality, a lifestyle – and within your grasp. In this series for Vend Raleigh we’ll share inspired …

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5 Things I’ve Learned by Embracing My Inner Dork

I was a dork in High School. This fact came to light during a VEND Raleigh business meeting recently, when I admitted my dorkiness to the whole table.  There is just no other way to describe myself, unless you prefer nerd or geek.  [The nuanced differences between these words will be left for another day] Whether you prefer dork, nerd, …

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Welcome Your 2014 Illuminate Committee

Who is motivated and ready for this year’s Illuminate conference!?!  I can say without a doubt that your 2014 Illuminate committee is ready! We are so excited about this year’s conference that not only have we already been working hard, we had to bring on additional people just to make sure it is a big hit! Many on the 2013 …

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Weekly Vend Raleigh Blog Round Up

The Weekly Vend Raleigh Blog Round Up is always so fun! I love taking time to search my Bloglovin’ feed to see what you all are talking about! If you aren’t sure I’m following you, leave a link to your site below in the comments!  Here’s what caught my eye from your blogs last week. We have a year long …