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Need a little nudge?

Please don’t tell me that you’re still on the fence about becoming a #2015Illuminate sponsor. It’s just a month away, and our current Sponsors are about to get the red-carpet treatment (minus near-naked Miley). From online shout-outs to event-day perks, these savvy entrepreneurs will get to enjoy unique, Sponsors-Only privileges. Want to get in on it? You should, and here’s why…not that …

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Entrepreneurs Do It Scared

Raleigh Rodan + Fields Rep Talks Fear in Business Fear.  What does it mean to you?  I’ve been working as a nurse practitioner for over 5 years now and am also a busy wife, mom of twin boys and 2 dogs.  When I considered venturing into the world of network marketing, I had many, many fears!  Fear of failure, fear …

3 Ways My Promo Video Has Helped Me Specialize My Business

It would probably surprise you to hear that as a photographer, there is one email I dread having to draft a reply to: My family needs photos! My husband and I have 3 kids, ages 6, 4, and 2. We really love your style and were thinking we wanted to have our family portraits taken at XYZ Park in a …

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Raleigh Upselling | The Smart Sales Technique You Might Be Overlooking

Let’s talk about a smart sales technique that, if done right, could increase your profits with minimal additional effort on your part. It’s called “upselling”. Let’s say your customer is ready to buy a necklace at your craft show. They have it in their hand and are ready to checkout. Do you let them pay and send them on their …

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Build Your List Workshop Notes

Last week Vend Raleigh hosted a very information meeting with Semonna McNeil of Run Leap Launch on building your email lists. Small business owners, email lists are your most valuable marketing tool! Here are her notes.   What is list building? ­ The process of adding new subscribers to your email list . ­An introduction to your company, message and …

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Small Business on Instagram | Introducing the NEW Vend Raleigh Relay!

Looking for a great way to get your business in front of new eyes? The Vend Raleigh Instagram Relay can do just that! Cary Heise, Vend Raleigh Founder, has been following RDU Baton, a collaborative photo project to show the world how amazing life in the Research Triangle is through Instagram, for quite some time. Inspired, she wanted to bring …

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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 …

Raleigh Business Opt-In Product for Your Website

Are you ready to create a downloadable opt-in product for your website?   An opt-in product is something you give to people that visit your website in return for their name, email or any other information you want to gather.  You will have a place on your website for them to fill in their information and when they do, they will get …

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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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GreenPea Baby & Child’s Top Raleigh Holiday Gifts for 2014!

The Holiday Season is upon us!  Time to start finding the perfect gift for the special people in your life!  Fortunately, GreenPea Baby and Child hit the jackpot when it comes to top Raleigh holiday gifts for the special little ones in your life!  We’ve literally searched across the country for the best gifts to bring into our store, and …