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Meet Laney Schwartz of Life is But a Dish in Sherman Oaks

Today we’d like to introduce you to Laney Schwartz.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I went to college and got my degree in elementary education. I was a teacher for 6 years before I had kids of my own. During my last years of teaching I discovered these things called “food blogs”. I noticed that people were creating recipes, taking pictures of their food, posting it on a website and getting paid to do it all! I immediately knew that’s what I wanted to do. I remember the moment I realized it.

I have always loved food, cooking, and entertaining. So, starting my blog and sharing my recipes while teaching people how to cook was like my two passions coming together. FOOD and TEACHING. It truly was the perfect fit.

I started my blog in October of 2014 and never looked back. It’s been the most rewarding, challenging and exciting journey and I feel so extremely lucky to be doing what I love most.

Has it been a smooth road?
Not at all! Running your own business is the opposite of smooth road. It is a constant roller coaster where many days I feel like I’m ready to take over the world and others where I question what I’m doing? The most challenging part is staying consistent and putting myself out there, especially in the beginning when I wasn’t even sure if anyone was looking! The growing pains of learning a business are real, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Life is but a Dish is a space where you can find easy, tasty and approachable recipes for the everyday home cook. I’m known for these types of recipes as well as my relatable personality. I’ve come to love Instagram stories where I’m able to let loose and show my true colors behind the scenes. You see my everyday life, quirky habits and sarcasm. I’m most proud of the community that I’ve created around food and cooking. My number one goal is to give people the confidence they need to get in the kitchen cooking.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
100% yes! LA is an amazing place for budding entrepreneurs. Yes, it’s a saturated market, but I truly believe there’s room for everyone. If you commit to truly being yourself, the right people will find you and be loyal. You don’t need a huge following to be considered successful. You just need your tribe.

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