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 […]

The New To-Do List Productivity Hack That’s Changing The Way I Work

Confession: I’ve always been a big planner, and I love me a good to-do list. Okay, that’s likely not really a confession — if you’ve been around these parts for awhile, it probably comes as no surprise to you that I’m extremely Type A.  But here’s the thing: I still haven’t figured out how to […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 10 Most Popular Posts on the Get Gutsy Blog in 2017 + A Reader Survey

It’s hard to believe that another year is about to come to a close. 2017 flew by in the blink of an eye! Each year, I always love taking the time to review how my blog performed throughout the year. (It’s seriously one of my favorite blog tasks each year!) I dig into my analytics, […]

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 […]