Holiday Gift Guide: 13 Perfect Gift Ideas for Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

Confession: I love Christmas, but I absolutely hate Christmas shopping. Even with the plethora of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, last-minute deals and steals, insert-name-of-amazingly-awesome-holiday-sale-here, I can’t seem to get myself excited about making a (shopping) list and checking it twice. It’s not that I don’t enjoy seeing the people I love smile when they open […]

A Digital Decluttering + 15 Blogs I’m Obsessed With

Just like every new season I get the bug to declutter my closet, every few months, I feel a serious urge to declutter my digital life.  A little Internet self-reinvention, if you will. When I start to feel this urge, nothing is off the table: My inbox, the photos saved on my computer, the apps […]

From Side Hustle to CEO: A Year 2, Quarter 3 Update & Income Breakdown

In 2015, I resigned from my job working in public relations to take my side hustle (freelancing, blogging and teaching) full time. Throughout my first year in business, I documented every step in my Becoming CEO series. I wrote monthly reports documenting my income, lessons learned and highs and lows. As I enter year two, I’m no […]

Getting Sick as an Entrepreneur

Ready for some brutal honesty? This week was the worst. Getting back into the swing of things after vacation is never easy, but this week’s welcome home hit me like a ton of bricks. Just last Friday, I was on a plane flying back to Philadelphia after eight wonderful days in Ireland.  I felt refreshed […]

What I’m Listening To: 50+ Podcasts To Download Now

It’s no secret. Podcasts are so hot right now.  When I discovered the world of podcasts about four years ago, I felt like I stumbled upon an amazing secret.  I promptly ditched the radio playing the same crappy song over and over again, and filled my morning commutes, workouts and general errand-running and lounging around […]

To The “Haters”: You Never See The Full Picture, So Please Stop Judging

Last week, The Penny Hoarder, one of the largest personal finance websites in the world with more than 16 million readers, published a profile on me and shared the story of how I quit my full-time job to start my business Jessica Lawlor & Company. The piece (which has been viewed more than 23,000 times […]

From Side Hustle to CEO: A Year 2, Quarter 2 Update & Income Breakdown

In 2015, I resigned from my job working in public relations to take my side hustle (freelancing, blogging and teaching) full time. Throughout my first year in business, I documented every step in my Becoming CEO series. I wrote monthly reports documenting my income, lessons learned and highs and lows. As I enter year two, I’m no […]