MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.
Happy Monday Modern Boca Moms! Welcome to our next installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting Florida businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas.
Today’s featured entrepreneur is…Jennifer Martinez, president and owner of JLM Communications, a full service public relations, event planning and marketing firm.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you started JLM Communications…
I love being an independent public relations professional. It gives me the time I need to enjoy my family (and all the activities my children have! Whew!). I am a naturally “busy” person so having lots of projects and activities works for me.
What challenges did you face when starting your business?
I had just had my second daughter and was working a full time job. I wanted to have more flexible hours so I could spend more time with my family…and to make sure I didn’t have to miss any of my children’s activities.
I decided to freelance a bit and test the waters. It turned out to be a great move. Now, as I celebrate the 4th anniversary of JLM Communications, I realize it was the best decision!
I have wonderful clients, many of who have grown to be friends, and am able to work around my family’s schedule.
What is unique about your agency?
No two days are the same. I can be running from a gala to a photo shoot (in dead sea salt) to walking a construction site. You never know what to expect next!
It’s exciting and fun though. It helps me stay creative and each project inspires me. That is what I love about my job. I am able to be creative, create partnerships, and help to find those “fun” stories and angles that help to create memorable events for clients as well as getting them media coverage.
Why should MBMom readers become your clients/customers?
I would LOVE MBMom readers to follow me on social media! I’m always posting about great client events and I’d love for them to take advantage.
I’d also like to learn more about your readers. There may be some great partnerships we can create together!
What exciting things are coming up for you and your business?
I am excited to be assisting with the communications for the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk (Oct 17th at the Meyer Amphitheater at 9:00 a.m.) and equally excited to be named a 2016 Warrior in Pink for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
I am proud to be a breast cancer survivor and want to work to help others in their fight.
What do you LOVE about living in South Florida?
What’s not to love? We’ve got amazing weather year-round and there is always something to do.
It is a wonderful place to raise my children and we are lucky enough to have many friends and family here to enjoy life with!
Follow JLM Communications on Facebook HERE.
Visit their website: http://jlmcommunications.net/