Class of 2019

A & A Aging Life Care Specialists – Heather S. McLaughlin
9021 Cornwell Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587
A & A Aging Life Care Specialists (A & A) solve the problem of caregiver burnout at a great price with keeping the senior’s dignity in mind. A & A takes the worry of your parent’s health care needs being met off of your shoulders. A & A’s target market is adult children of aging parents – aged 40 to 60, the senior him or herself, or the spouse of an aging senior.
Big Picture Budget, LLC  – Jacki Smith
Wake Forest, NC
Big Picture Budget offers financial coaching to individuals and couples who want to go from surviving to thriving with their money. Whether your financial goal is creating a budget, getting out of debt, affording college, or paying for a nice vacation, Big Picture Budget can help you create a personalized plan to achieve your goal and decrease your financial stress. Schedule a free consultation today to see how Big Picture Budget can help you.
Confections By Rachael – Rachael Massey
554 South Main St
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Confections By Rachael makes a unique, no mess, fun to eat dessert. It’s like a slice of pie in a push up container! We call it a Pie Pop! We have several different flavors and even have gluten free options. We have created a yummy mousse like dessert and put it in a convenient push up container that lets you have dessert without the spoon and plate!!
CornerStone Holistic Institute – Lauire McCoy
117 Brooks St
Wake Forest NC 27587
CornerStone Holistic Institute is the only massage therapist owned and operated massage school in the heart of Wake Forest. Our main goal in the community is to offer quality and affordable education and services in the field of massage.The idea of CornerStone Holistic Institute launched 10 years ago with a simple idea: Wouldn’t it be great to build a massage school that taught modern massage technique, with a hands-on approach to learning, at an affordable price, and with a simple, practical, and flexible schedule? Our mission is to provide outstanding massage education that is practical and affordable. We accomplish this through focused, hands-on training in modern massage technique. CornerStone Holistic Institute was founded by Lauire McCoy LMBT. She recognized that there was a need for a professional certification program that emphasizes motor learning and technical proficiency. CornerStone Holistic Institute teaches the most powerful and effective massage techniques, while still maintaining affordable tuition. Recognizing that most massage therapy students have family and work commitments in addition to school, we offer flexible scheduling of class and clinic times. Since our program emphasizes hands-on training, our graduates are fully prepared to begin practicing as professional massage therapists immediately upon their graduation and licensure.
Crumbstruction – Rashad & Elayna Mateen
Wake Forest, NC
CRUMBSTRUCTION is made up of a husband and wife team who take pride in each and every dish they make. They offer full service catering for all events, ranging in size. Look for Crumbstruction food truck, serving one of a kind meals you will not get from anyone else. Their love for food and their craft can be tasted in each and every bite. Crumbstruction’s motto is “Building your palate one taste at a time, with a forklift” and that is exactly what they do!
Forks Cafeteria and Catering – David Greenwell
339 Brooks St
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Forks is a homestyle southern cafeteria-style restaurant. We serve three meals Monday-Friday and an all-you-can-eat Sunday lunch buffet from 11:00-2:30. We are closed for regular business on Saturdays but are available for catering and special events. We offer a full range of catering services as well.
Honor Thy Brows Cosmetic Tattoos – Thy Chung
2810 Wakefield Pines Dr., Suite 115
Raleigh, NC 27614
Hi! I’m Thy, owner of Honor Thy Brows Cosmetic Tattoos. My clients rave about the soft and natural semipermanent makeup services provided such as micro-blading, powder brows, combo brows, lip blush, and eyeliner tattoos.

I work with my clients to create a custom look that enhances their features. My goal is for you to not only save some time throughout your day, but also walk out the door feeling confident and happy.
It’s Just Nuts – Cynthia Davis
Wake Forest, NC
Cynthia Davis is the entrepreneur behind the company, It’s Just Nuts (IJN). IJN is a portioned snack crave satisfier, individually packaged, nut based, high protein and delivers, without any of those unnecessary traditional sugars. Taste the spicy, sweet pecans and savor the chocolate chip cookie minis, two of the first products planned for market. We have your health in mind each step of the process and use high quality ingredients. Our mission is simple: human health matters. With IJN brand products available, we strive to be your partners in keeping everyday healthy.
LI Leadership for Youth – Jeffri Wier
Wake Forest, NC
LI Leadership for Youth works hand-in-hand with community organizations, schools, faith groups and others to create positive growth experiences for young people. Our business provides consultation services, develops curriculum, and facilitates programs designed to help teenagers develop into confident leaders. Activities are authentic and experiential, encourage depth of thought and personal awareness, and are uniquely designed to meet the desired outcome of young people who are engaged and impactful in their communities.
Moonstone MantraWear – Linda Banks
421 Holding Creek Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Moonstone Mantrawear is a unique line of jewelry made from gemstones and motivational mantra charms. It’s a portable pep talk at your disposal. Gemstones are known for healing energy. The pairing of gemstones and mantras pack the one-two punch that I call Wearable Inspiration. Your mentor or coach can’t always be there, but Moonstone MantraWear can!
My Tee Positive Image – Tanya Pomkoski
Raleigh, NC
I am strong. I am fierce. I got this. My Tee Positive Image offers products with backward written affirmations. Positivity reflected back at you each and every time you look in the mirror. See it, read it, believe it. Find me on Facebook @myteepositiveimage. Monthly subscription boxes coming soon.
Onyx Systems – Kwesiwa Quaison-Sackey
Raleigh, North Carolina
For a few years now, Kwesiwa Quaison-Sackey has been on a quest to create a community of inclusiveness where social introverts can work and play harmoniously with extroverts. Kwesiwa believes she could affect that change as an Entrepreneur.
In 1996 she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Psychology before she settled down to raise three young men. Fast forward to 23 years later as a single mother, she is changing careers by returning to one of her first loves. “Information Technology” . She enjoys sharing in her abilities and at times competes with one of her children who has a strong affinity and is also trained as a Systems Administrator.
Our Company; Onyx Systems is able to help maintain and upgrade your infrasture. We troubleshoot “Blue Screen of Death” (BSOD), network issues, manage your data as your business grows, and harden by patching vulnerabilities to prevent thieves from getting to your data. With a keen sense and appreciation for customer care, our team approaches our clients/ customers with the courtesy we are accustomed and expect as consumers ourselves.
Sunny Lane Press  – Dahlia Greene
Wake Forest, NC
Sunny Lane Press offer products printed on sustainable materials that promote happiness, self acceptance and growth. From greeting cards to accountability journals, we encourage busy individuals to re-discover their happy with Sunny Lane Press.
The Bar Ber Shop Wake Forest – Sherod A.M. Holloway and Reginald Winston Jr.
10429 Ligon Mill Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
The Bar Ber Shop offers signature grooming services that present a fresh approach to a classic service. Our plan of creating traditional barbershops, catering to men, fills the void left open by the large chains, while also addressing a major need in our ever-changing population. Today, men are more educated, better compensated and more mobile than ever before. Men are relocating more often and are frequently in search of traditional barbers. A traditional barbershop alleviates the concern of many searching for familiar, reliable service. Our combined thirty plus years of experience as stellar service providers, award winning barbers and industry trailblazers all while providing a place of community enables us to set the standard. We provide haircuts, facials, shaves and color services. We sell retail products, merchandise and advertise space. Come visit us at The Bar Ber Shop Wake Forest!
The Fashion Bar – Sylvia West
2004 Osbourne Court
Raleigh, NC 27604
The Fashion Bar is an online boutique that sells casual, formal and bridal accessories for today’s trending-setting women. We carry eye-catching, bold colorful necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. Our formal wedding line includes Mother of the Bride jewelry, evening gloves, wedding veils, tiaras and bridal sashes.

The Fashion Bar is available for special events, conventions, conferences, in-home parties, Bridal Showers, festivals, street fairs, school events and church socials. The Fashion Bar is also happy to work with photographers, models, fashion shows and pageants who are in need of jewelry for these of events.
The Ripple Effect Coaching and Leadership Development Group – B Jacqueline Jeter
913 Coral Bell Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587
The Ripple Effect Coaching and Leadership Development Group is a transformational development company that equips and empowers women at a crossroads in their lives to renew their mindset, refocus their outlook and reset their course in order to realize their full potential and excel in their life’s passion and purpose. We position you for success to make maximum impact in all aspects of your life.
TRESMC School Apparel – Eric & Angela Clemmons
Online , School Open Houses, and Personal Uniform Concierge Services
TRESMC School apparel understands the challenges involved with sourcing school uniforms. We specialize in clothing hard to fit children, and offer Personal Uniform Concierge Service which allows you to complete your school uniform shopping without ever leaving your home. TRESMC offers easy ordering from our website, or we can personally come to you to measure your child and complete the uniform process. We carry a full line of uniform apparel from polos, oxfords, short, pants, sweaters, blazers, all the way down to socks and shoes! We pride ourselves on providing quality uniforms and world class customer service. We look forward to opportunity to serve you and having you become an important part of the TRESMC family!

About Us

LaunchWakeForest strives to develop successful entrepreneurs who have limited access to financial and business resources.



  PO BOX 1126
Wake Forest, NC 27588