I Run My Own Business: Here’s What A Typical Day In The Life Looks Like

Now that my purposefully-slow summer has come to an end, I’m back in the thick of running and growing JL&Co, redesigning my website and teaching an undergraduate PR writing course at Temple University.  Life is a little busy right now! (I’m also trying to stay sane while working on all of the above, but that’s a […]

This Inspirational Quote Absolutely Drives Me Up A Wall

Before I start my rant, know this: I love inspirational quotes.  As I sit here writing this post in my office, I have a full view of my quote gallery wall. Despite some calling it “inspiration porn” I’m on board with the thousands of motivational quotes you can’t help but stumble upon these days as […]

5 Insanely Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs You Need to Follow Right Now

Need a little inspiration to try something new or to step outside of your comfort zone? Take a note from these five seriously gutsy ladies — women who run their own businesses, host podcasts, manage viral Instagram accounts, travel the world, empower women — women who are making a difference.  Running a business alone isn’t […]

The Smartest Decision I’ve Made as a Business Owner: Hiring a Team Member

When you enter into the world of starting a business or becoming a solopreneur, there’s a lot of discussion about the importance of bringing on help and growing a team. In the early stages of freelancing and then quitting my job to start JL&Co, I read about the topic constantly on blogs and heard it […]

Self-Promotion is Sexy: Making the Case for Prioritizing Public Relations

A version of this post originally appeared on the Craft Your Content blog. Solopreneurs and small business owners wear many hats — no surprise there. Planning, budgeting, customer service, emailing, writing, invoicing, marketing — the list is endless. However, there’s one key responsibility many content creators and marketers tend to neglect: public relations (PR). Believe […]

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 […]

The Complete List of Tools I Use to Run My Blog and Business

While I often joke that all I need to do my job is my trusty MacBook and a wifi connection, that’s definitely not the case. There are many other apps, tools and resources (20+ of them, in fact!) that I use to make JL&Co and my blog run seamlessly. Whether you’re a blogger, a small […]