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How To and How Not To Connect After Illuminate

Illuminate is just around the corner and I’m betting that some of you have never been to a conference. After checking out the loot in your swag bags, sifting through a stack of colorful business cards, and reviewing your notes, you might wonder, NOW WHAT? I know I did and figured sharing what I learned about connecting with others would …

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Get Them Occupied: How to Capture the Essence of Your Kids

Ever wonder how to get those amazing shots of your kids?  You know, the ones with the bright eyes full of laughter and happiness, but without blurred legs running past you.  Having three girls of my own; six, three and one, I’ve learned (more often than not…the hard way) that kids will be kids.  And if you want to truly …

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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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Raleigh Relaxation Massage for Moms | It’s time for you to be cared for!

Being a Mom is the most rewarding {and challenging} job in the world. We’re generally nurturers by nature. And we’re sometimes giving, giving, giving to the point of almost giving out. We want to be all things to all people and be the best wife and Mom we can possibly be. So we’re overextending ourselves to the point of overwhelm. …

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A StepUp Story: Why StepUp Matters to Jamila Smith

Vend Raleigh is proud to present it’s 3rd Annual Illuminate Conference on Friday, October 3, 2014. This full day of speakers, workshops, and networking is a chance for Raleigh Mompreneurs to gain valuable skills, connect with friends, and grow our businesses. We have real businesses (#RealBiz), we are worth it (#WorthIt), and we will get hooked up (#GetHookedUp) through the …

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When the world says you can’t, shout “Yes, I can!”

Here we are in the last part of 2014, which has gotten me thinking. At the end of every year, we tend to reflect on the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly moments of the previous 12 months. We make resolutions and often pick a “power word” for the upcoming year, and for the first six weeks or …

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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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Why Attend Illuminate: Because Your Business is Real

Vend Raleigh’s 3rd Annual Illuminate Conference is on October 3, 2014 in downtown Raleigh. It is open to all Mom-owned business owners and future business owners. This day-long conference features speakers, workshops, networking and more! Still need to purchase your ticket? Get it here before it’s too late. When I was planning the launch of Little Details, my friend told …

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Work It, Girl: Announcing Pre-Illuminate Events

WORK IT, GIRL!  Alright. You’ve got your ticket, you’ve cleared your calendar for Oct.3, you’ve checked out the breakout sessions, your stack of business cards is ready to go, and you’ve even picked out a chic-yet-comfortable power outfit to wear to Illuminate.  You’re itching to get to Illuminate (I am too), but it’s a bit away. What do you do …

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Are you juggling or balancing? Find “Success from Within”!

The Illuminate Planning Committee is delighted to introduce this year’s Illuminate Conference Keynote Speaker Mary Michele from Style FinderID.  Michele will not only answer these questions but she’ll also share her insider secrets about finding that  “Success from Within.”  Tweet this: Get insider secrets to finding that “success from within!” This is the click to tweet link!  Just in case! Calling all Mompreneurs …