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.
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.
Duffy Mechanical – Chad Duffy
716 Holding Ridge Court
Wake Forest, NC, 27587
I provide Electric and HVAC installation, emergency service and maintenance. I have over 20 years of experience in both trades and have owned and operated a small contracting business for 13 years.
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.
MatchLine Interiors – Stephanie Kaeberlein
1428 Mays Crossroads Rd.
Franklinton, NC 27525
Offering creative, tailored solutions that are on schedule and within budget, MatchLine Interiors bridges exceptional design, quality construction, and seamless installation—just as match lines on a set of architectural drawings unite various details and trades, resulting in a set of cohesive plans. Utilizing turnkey, Design-Build solutions, and industry collaborations, MatchLine Interiors creates better workplace environments by helping clients plan, design, build and furnish them.
Nicole Yvette Signature Events, LLC – Nicole Yvette Humphrey
12520 Capital Boulevard, Suite 401-110
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Nicole Yvette Signature Events, LLC, is a full service, woman-owned, event planning, management and consulting company that specializes in producing social and corporate events for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations. Nicole Yvette Signature Events provides professional event planning and management services to support each Clients’ special event and meeting needs. We offer strategic event management from initial consultation, development and planning through execution and post evaluation. Our team of professionals bring experience, turnkey, as well as, customizable and scalable event solutions, transparent budget management, unmatched customer service and seamless delivery of services to each and every client for their meeting and special event needs, such as: Annual Meetings, Board Retreats, Grand Openings, Sales Meetings, Reward and Recognition Events, Client Appreciation, Employee Appreciation, Stakeholder Dinners, Cocktail Receptions, Fundraisers, Galas, Weddings, Wedding Anniversaries and Milestone Celebrations. We have a proven track-record of providing professional event planning and management services for our clients that include: Consultation, Planning and Development, Venue and Vendor Recommendations and Management, Onsite Logistics, Hotel Accommodations, Transportation and more.
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.
PhysioFit of North Carolina – Harrison Vaughan
12335 Wake Union Church Road #204
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587
PhysioFit of North Carolina is a privately owned Physical Therapy practice with specialized group fitness classes. We offer one on one care treating all musculoskeletal injuries, pain, dizziness, headaches, and women’s health. We believe in proving medical and professional care to reach all health goals, additionally offering nutritional consults and small fitness classes.
RetroFitU – Richard Hampton
6401 Winter Spring Dr
Wake Forest, NC 27587
RetroFitU is a physical, lifestyle training company that promotes living the healthiest active lifestyle possible.
Rick Silva
413 Hunsford Pl.
Wake Forest, NC 27587
I plan to leverage my experience in software engineering and database development to start a software development business that will have multiple products.

Sugar Magnolia Café & Emporium – Christine Sadel
219 South White St.
Wake Forest NC 27587
Sugar Magnolia Café & Emporium is an eclectic Café located in the store downtown wake forest. They offer fresh homemade sandwiches salads and soups a wide variety of baked goods and desserts while serving Larry’s organic coffee, loose organic tea, local craft beer, and selected wines. They have a variety of spaces on two levels that can be used for your private event, meeting or class and also Ari place or groups, networking events, and people to gather. Sugar Magnolia Café brings live music to downtown wake forest every Friday night and most Saturday nights in their music lounge below the café has local artists teaching a variety of classes, wine tastings, and other nights with activities for people to enjoy.

The space is surrounded with local art and items by artisans, for you to find a special gift or something for yourself. They also carry a with a wide variety of loose tea, local honey, coffee beans, and other gourmet items.
TCS Advanced Technologies – Suzanne Lynch
Wake Forest, NC 27587
TCS Advanced Technologies offers access to the latest in 3D printed technologies. We connect product developers and engineers to the 3D printed solutions they need for prototyping and short-run production. With 15 years of industry experience and a strong focus on quality, you can trust the experts at TCS Advanced Technologies to provide quality parts at an extraordinary value.
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 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.
Totally Triangle, a Division of The Johnson Meetings Group – Jennifer Johnson
5300 Atlantic Ave, Suite #104
Raleigh, NC 27609

TotallyTriangle, the destination management division of The Johnson Meetings Group, delivers memorable experiences for you and your group during their stay in the Triangle Area.

Situated in a collection of communities offering unique places to gather and visit, the TotallyTriangle team brings a lifetime of local to our clients. We provide area expertise, the best in local vendors and distinctive experiences in our own backyard. Personalized service and attention to detail are our hallmarks. From locally sourced attendee keepsakes to signature events in a historic venue, TotallyTriangle brings your event to life.
Triangle Duplication – Joe and Tara Fitzpatrick
1024 Prairie Aster Ct
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Your memories are priceless. We understand this and want to help you preserve them through media conversion. When you bring in your old VHS, camcorder videotapes, reel film, slides, and photos, you can hand them to us with confidence. We use utmost care as we convert them to high definition digital format. All the work is done by us in our home-based workshop. You won’t risk losing your only copy by shipping out of state or using a big box retailer. Let us help you relive those special moments “like it was yesterday” and use Triangle Duplication to preserve your memories for future generations.
Unwined on White – Amy Burkhardt
153 S. White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Unwined on White, located in beautiful, historic Downtown Wake Forest, offers a state of the art yoga/fitness studio space combined with the service of hand-selected, high-quality wine and beer for a total unwinding experience. We will have highly experienced instructors who will lead all levels and ages of clients in yoga, Pilates, and barre classes. Unwined will also have wines from small, family-owned and sustainably farmed vineyards for on-site enjoyment or for retail purchase. A rotating selection of eclectic micro-brewed beer will also be available. There will also be a selection of yoga/fitness – related merchandise for sale that reflects the values of Unwined on White. What truly separates Unwined on White from any other nearby establishment is Unwined Upstairs, offering casual rooftop wine and beer service, as well as yoga classes and other exciting events!

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



  PO BOX 1126
Wake Forest, NC 27588