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A Boutique Holistic Marketing Firm for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

We're Passionate About Empowering Tomorrow's Small Business & Nonprofit Success Stories!

With a coast-to-coast client portfolio, we've enabled small businesses, nonprofit coalitions, and government agencies to re-invent and sustain themselves to better serve their communities.

James C. Wong & Virginia L. Johnson  |  35 Years of Combined & Trusted Expertise

Services for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs

As fellow entrepreneurs, we understand the struggles and challenges that business owners face. We're passionate about helping our clients succeed in realizing their entrepreneurial passions.

Conference & Event Management

Experts at planning, marketing and managing professional conferences of all sizes. We alleviate the stress of managing venues, catering, registration, marketing and conference technology.

Nonprofits, Coalitions, & Government Agencies

With a coast-to-coast client portfolio, we've enabled local and national nonprofit coalitions and government agencies to re-invent and sustain themselves to better serve their communities.

Speaking Engagements

James Wong & Virginia Johnson are passionate seasoned instructors. They are both award-winning nationally recognized speakers, and frequently travel throughout the U.S. speaking on various marketing and organizational development related topics.

Website Development

Our team of experts can optimize your existing site to better capture the attention of your consumers. If you don’t have a website, we can easily develop a website which will properly represent your business in the global marketplace.

Business Printing Services

Through several partnerships with local and national commercial printing facilities, Empowered Ideas is able to offer small businesses the same volume discounts that large businesses and corporations enjoy, even if you have low volume projects.

 

 


 

 

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Empowered Ideas Earns Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accreditation

Empowered Ideas Earns Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accreditation

Empowered Ideas Earns Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accreditation. This week, Empowered Ideas announced its recent accreditation by Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Eastern North Carolina. As a BBB Accredited Business, Empowered Ideas is dedicated to promoting trust in the marketplace.

Over 250 Triangle Professionals Attend Linkedin LIVE Raleigh on April 8th

Over 250 Triangle Professionals Attend Linkedin LIVE Raleigh on April 8th

On Tuesday, April 8th, Empowered Ideas hosted another Linkedin Live Raleigh Business Networking Social in Downtown Raleigh, NC. Over 250 Triangle business professionals, from every industry and sector, attended the event, and many priceless connections were made by our attendees.

Empowered Ideas Presents Media Advocacy Workshop for NCCI

Empowered Ideas Presents Media Advocacy Workshop for NCCI

On March 25th, Virginia Johnson and James Wong of Empowered Ideas were invited to present a Media Advocacy Workshop at the North Carolina Coalition Initiative: Building Capacity for Substance Free Communities (NCCI), in Asheville, NC.

Empowered Ideas to Sponsor April 8th Linkedin Live Raleigh

Empowered Ideas to Sponsor April 8th Linkedin Live Raleigh

Event registration for Linkedin Live Raleigh | April 8th, 2014 Networking Social powered by Eventbrite

2014 NCFADS Winter School, Proudly Managed & Marketed by Empowered Ideas

2014 NCFADS Winter School, Proudly Managed & Marketed by Empowered Ideas

Empowered Ideas is proud to manage and market the North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS) 2014 Winter School. The 3-day statewide training attracted over 200 attendees from all across North Carolina and surrounding states.

Empowered Ideas Sponsors Linkedin Live Raleigh (February 2014)

Empowered Ideas Sponsors Linkedin Live Raleigh (February 2014)

This month's networking event was held at the Solas Rooftop Lounge. Over 75 professionals from all across the Triangle attended the event throughout the evening.  Our spotlight charity of the evening was The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (FBCENC), and all donations at the door went directly to FBCENC.

Triangle Association of Black Journalists (TABJ) December 2013 Meeting

Triangle Association of Black Journalists (TABJ) December 2013 Meeting

Empowered Ideas is a proud supporter and sponsor of the Triangle Association of Black Journalists (TABJ / @TABJNC / #TABJNC). On December 17th, the EI Team joined TABJ members for their Holiday Mixer & Membership Meeting at #WRAL TV-5 in Raleigh, NC.

Empowered Ideas Sponsors Linkedin Live Raleigh (October 2013)

Empowered Ideas Sponsors Linkedin Live Raleigh (October 2013)

Empowered Ideas is proud to sponsor Linkedin Live Raleigh's Bi-Monthly Business Networking Social. Over 200 professionals from all across the Triangle attended the event throughout the evening.  Our spotlight charity of the evening was ActivateGood.org.

Empowered Ideas Manages the 2013 NCATOD Conference

Empowered Ideas Manages the 2013 NCATOD Conference

Empowered Ideas was honored to provide Conference Planning and Management services for the 2013 North Carolina Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (NCATOD): Best Practices in Opioid Treatment Conference. Over 150 professionals attended this year’s NCATOD Conference in High…

Empowered Ideas Co-Founders Attend #INBOUND13

Empowered Ideas Co-Founders Attend #INBOUND13

Empowered Ideas Co-Founders, James Wong and Virginia Johnson, attend the #INBOUND13 Conference in Boston, MA — The World's Largest Inbound Marketing Conference!

Virginia Johnson Invited to Speak on TABJ Media Access Panel

Virginia Johnson Invited to Speak on TABJ Media Access Panel

Empowered Ideas Co-Founder, Virginia Johnson, invited to speak on the Triangle Association of Black Journalists (TABJ) Media Access Panel at NCCU Empowered Ideas Co-Founder, Virginia Johnson was invited to participate as an expert panelist for the “Maing News: Media Access…

Empowered Ideas Sponsors Linkedin Live Raleigh (June 2013)

Empowered Ideas Sponsors Linkedin Live Raleigh (June 2013)

This month's networking event was held at the Perimeter Studio & Conference Center in Morrisville, NC  Over 150 professionals from all across the Triangle attended the event throughout the evening.  Our spotlight charity of the evening was the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC), and all donations at the door went directly to BIANC.

James Wong Receives 2013 Gentlemen of Style and Substance Award

James Wong Receives 2013 Gentlemen of Style and Substance Award

Empowered Ideas Co-Founder, James Wong, Receives 2013 Gentlemen of Style and Substance Award for Contributions Toward Diversity in Leadership as Chapter President of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) On June 6, 2013, the Men of Semper Fidelis, Inc., honored eleven (11) Triangle area leaders for their accomplishments within the community, including Durham … Continued

Empowered Ideas Co-Founder, James Wong, Featured in Bank of America’s Small Business Online Community

Empowered Ideas Co-Founder, James Wong, Featured in Bank of America’s Small Business Online Community

Empowered Ideas Co-Founder, James C. Wong, was recently interviewed by Robert Lerose, a writer from Bank of America's Small Business Community. Lerose's article focuses on how small businesses can leverage digital and social media strategies to help boost business during…

Team Empowered Ideas Gets Muddy for Charity in the 2013 Filthy Fun Mud Run

Team Empowered Ideas Gets Muddy for Charity in the 2013 Filthy Fun Mud Run

On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the Empowered Ideas Team (James Wong, Lauren Wong, Virginia Johnson, Corey Johnson, Brendan Johnson, Erin Ditta, Mike Ditta and Maxton Ditta), participated in the 2013 Filthy Fun Mud Run in Sanford, NC. The event raised…