Member Since 2015
Be Inspired PR
Los Angeles Area
Leila Lewis is the CEO and founder of The Inspired Group - A collection of brands that aspire to create real impact for others. Be Inspired PR, Inspired by This, and The Social Remodel all serve a unique niche and exist to tell the stories of others in a new way. Leila founded Be Inspired PR in 2007 as the first ever wedding PR and social media agency. After recognizing a gap between the industry’s talent and the media coverage spotlighting those businesses, she knew that there was a need for someone to share those stories. Since then, Be Inspired PR has become the leading wedding public relations agency for brands and business owners in the wedding industry. Their team specializes in strategic press placements, social media management, and experiential marketing for wedding industry brands. Leila also serves as the editor-in-chief of Inspired by This - A digital lifestyle blog that serves beautiful content to readers in any stage of life. From bridal showers and weddings to nursery must-haves and inspiring interiors, Inspired by This is an inclusive site that focuses on spotlighting creators and experts in their spaces. Most recently, in 2020, Leila founded The Social Remodel as a place for commercial and residential real estate agents, home stagers, and interior designers to build their personal brands and up-level their real estate social media marketing efforts. Leila is a passionate advocate and business coach for creative businesses and female founders, and is a frequent speaker and media expert on the wedding industry, social media marketing, and working motherhood.
Getting quality guest posts on your website is one of the most effective ways to ensure that your brand gains added visibility. The more high-quality sites post to yours, the better search engines will rank you and the more positive relationships you’ll build.
Remote work has quickly become the norm across much of the corporate world. Yet, with so many professionals used to in-person interaction, this shift to digital messaging has rapidly and fundamentally changed workplace communication.
As an entrepreneur, it’s important to keep an eye on your competition and find ways to set yourself apart from others in your industry. Especially in a saturated market, it's vital to stand out with a strong personal brand.
As more people are working from home and staying in, online shopping has become the dominant means of commerce. It’s more important than ever for small brick-and-mortar retailers to get their products online and accessible to their customers. However, with so many large e-commerce competitors like Amazon, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd.
Word-of-mouth marketing is one of the best ways to achieve organic growth for your business. Having people advocate for your services can help you attract new customers and increase loyalty among your existing customer base.
Entrepreneurship is a journey that no one is fully prepared to take. No matter how much time you spent researching and learning things before you started, there are always things you’ll wish you had done differently in hindsight.
When you're negotiating a deal, misinterpreted tone or poorly-chosen words could ruin an otherwise-successful conversation. Sometimes you may not know even which phrases might turn a deal sour. That's why we asked 16 members of Young Entrepreneur Council the following question:
Every job candidate’s goal is to stand out from the rest. However, it’s not enough to talk about your education and work experiences, which may be very similar to other qualified applicants. Great candidates shine by saying things that are truly unique.
Starting your own business is not a decision to take lightly. While it’s great to be your own boss with the freedom to set your own schedule, this is only part of the equation. It takes a lot more than just a dream to be a successful entrepreneur.
Before you take the leap, there are some important questions to ask yourself to understand if you’re truly ready to launch your own business. To help you make your decision, we asked 10 Young Entrepreneur Council members what everyone should ask themselves before committing to entrepreneurship.
The world's most successful entrepreneurs are often fiercely independent and self-reliant. They have the courage to keep going when things get difficult and know how to push themselves to overcome even the most challenging of situations.
However, no one becomes a success completely on their own. Entrepreneurs also need a strong support network of peers and mentors who can offer them sage advice and wisdom throughout their journey.
Below, 10 members of Young Entrepreneur Council share the one piece of advice that has stuck with them over the years and helped them get where they are today.
Technological advancement offers us lots of tools that can make our lives easier as entrepreneurs. Mass communication, social media and the ability to connect are hallmarks of the 21st century. Even daily work is a lot simpler, thanks to products such as Slack or Github, which allow remote management of teams. More than anything else, constant connectivity ensures that everyone within the business can be "in the know" at all points in time.
Entrepreneurs usually don't have enough hours in a day to get everything done. That's the primary reason why prioritizing tasks is a common trait of the most successful business owners. However, many entrepreneurs overlook the importance of hiring great talent to their team and place the priority of hiring new employees way down their list.
Our expertise lies in helping businesses and brands increase visibility, build brand awareness and emerge as a leader in their market. Our agency approaches each client with a tailored strategy designed to help them reach new levels of success through social campaigns, events, and targeted media relations and placements. With our team located throughout the United States, including our headquarters in Los Angeles, as well as Seattle, Denver, San Diego and New York, we are able to have a wide reach in communicating your brand story via the most important regional and national media and social influencers. We work on a variety of projects for our clients, some of which include: print, online and TV press pitches, photo shoot collaborations, branding, event management, social media training and management, partnership negotiation and advising on advertisement opportunities, among others.