When One Door Closes: The Important Lesson I Learned From Losing a Client

What’s that old saying? “Sometimes things fall apart so better things can fall together.” I’ve always believed this sentiment to be true — every time something “bad” happens in my business or my life, something rewarding usually results from the negative experience. It may not be immediate (and I definitely do my fair share of […]

I’ve Put This Project Off For a Year (And Now It’s Finally Going to Happen)

There’s a major project I’ve had on my mind (and my ever-present backburner to-do list) for more than a year. It’s a rebrand and redesign of this very website. I launched JessicaLawlor.com nearly six years ago now. Back then, the site was simply a blog, but over the years, it shifted and eventually turned into the digital […]

A Complete Guide to Writing a Business Proposal (And Landing More Clients)

Interested in freelancing or want to start your own business one day? Figuring out how to land clients and find paying work is often a huge barrier and source of stress for those who dream of striking out on their own. That’s why, as a small business owner, one of the biggest parts of my job […]

What Life is Like These Days

Life today looks drastically different than it did a couple of years ago. Allow me to set the scene.  March 2015. Every weekday morning, my alarm blares at 4:45 a.m. I roll out of bed in my parent’s house and head downstairs to complete my workout for the day — T25 with Shaun T. After […]

I’m So Excited! 3 Big Things I’m Absolutely Giddy Over Right Now

I’m a huge fan of transparency here on the blog — sharing the good, the bad and everything in between.  So today, I’m on-the-edge-of-my-seat excited to share a few pieces of news I’ve had to keep under wraps for the past couple of weeks. I hate keeping a secret, so I’m giddy to finally spill! (Apologies […]

The State of Jessica Lawlor & Company: A Look Back at Year Two in Business

Earlier this month, Jessica Lawlor & Company (JL&Co) celebrated its second year in business! Each year on my business anniversary, I like to take a bit of time to reflect on the day in 2015 that I quit my PR job, and the terrifying, yet exhilarating weeks and months that followed as I introduced JL&Co […]

Happy 2nd Anniversary, JL&Co + My 10 Most Popular Posts on Running a Business

“Every day you have two choices: Sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.” These are the words I’ve kept close to my heart since February 1, 2016 when I quit my safe and comfortable PR job for a giant leap into the unknown.  These are also the words I come back to […]