Strategies, Solutions and Support to Accelerate a Startup Founder’s Progress

The life of a Startup Founder is exciting, enlivening, rewarding and fulfilling.
AND it can be isolating, frustrating and filled with mind-numbing uncertainty!

With 4 successful startups to my credit, I know from personal experience what it’s like to lay awake at night,
wondering where the next sale is coming from, how to find investors, and what resources to trust or use.

My deep toolkit of hard earned business skills along with an abundance of enthusiasm and energy
can help you build momentum and maximize success with your startup.

Ready to Get Started?

If you’re a startup ready to grow your business to the next level…or a budding entrepreneur struggling with how to take your idea and launch, brand and build it into a profitable, sustainable business…let’s talk!

Book a FREE 30-minute conversation today!


Here’s what others have to say about my work

Since launching my Empanada Dada food truck business in June of 2017, Ande Lyons has been by my side coaching me along the way.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Branding, Strategy, Value Proposition, Marketing, Budgeting and most importantly Customer Service. Ande knows how to get you inspired and thinking about your business.  She is great listener and asks great questions.  You'll find yourself doing a lot of self discovery - that is learning.  Her passion and energy are unmatched!  If you are an entrepreneur trying to find your way, I highly recommend Ande Lyons at Start Up Life to help chart your course to success.

Robert Cuesta
Founder / Empanada Dada

Ande Lyons has been instrumental in propelling my start up from the idea phase to the 'real deal' in just a short few months. Something that would have taken me years was reduced to a dynamic sequence of events that led to where we are now. The guidance and support she provides (still going!) is amazing. Clear thinking, keeps me on track (eye on the prize) and is realistic and thorough in her evaluation of the steps needed to get the business launched. Added bonus: humor and friendship!!

Dale Roseman
Founder and CEO / Veggie Table Foods

Ande is one of the most delightful people that I have had the pleasure to work with. She helped me get organized to apply for a certification; she was so patient in allowing me to take on a few tasks at a time rather than overwhelming me with tasks all at once. Together, we got the job done successfully and within a short period of time. She is very knowledgeable and competent. I would highly recommend Ande for any business entrepreneur who needs help and support.

Cathy Vee
Founder/President / HB Staffing

Ande Lyons is a woman with an expansive heart, gripping intellect and the business and life experience to support aspiring entrepreneurs in the process from ideation to launch. Ande was the coach of our @EforAll mentor team for @invisawear, to which she brought passion, thoughtfulness and real world experience to a team of young, brilliant entrepreneurs. I am confident that any entrepreneur that works with Ande is in good hands. It was a pleasure to learn from her.

Franky Descoteaux
Director of Employment Services / Epilepsy Foundation New England

I've been working with Ande Lyons for some time. She's an advisor, mentor, and I'm proud to say she's become a trusted friend. Having been down the entrepreneurial road and back, I quickly discovered her many layers of competence and sheer smarts. As a natural leader and seasoned listener, her guidance is focused. She inspires you to take it to the next level by helping you get there. I was very impressed how she seamlessly helped me through the process of women owned business certification, and continues to offer so much more. If you're fortunate enough to engage with her, she'll exceed your expectations every time. Absolutely a diamond in the rough.

Bonnie Sussman Strominger
Founder/CEO / GoLidZ

There is wild and there is wonderful. Ande Lyons is both. An amazing resource of pleasure, life and the living of both, she is a gift to us all. Her humor, energy and intellect lights up every conversation she brings to the table. A consummate professional, she entertains as she informs, holding nothing back, she is the encyclopedia of pleasure. But what I adore most about Ande, is how she holds us up, supports us in our quest for pleasure and information. Ande is priceless and so is the information she shares with us.

Tammy Bleck
Blogger, Writer / Witty Woman Writing

Whether you need a brand tune-up or a nuts-and-bolts skill enhancement to accelerate your business success, hire Ande Lyons at once. Like, right now. Ande knows her stuff. More importantly, Ande's instantly infectious personal energy will super-charge you for days. You'll see!

Achim Nowak
Founder/President / INFLUENS

Ande Lyons is a highly accomplished powerhouse with phenomenal energy and a huge track record of success. She comes well educated and well equipped as a CEO.  She is anchored in best business practices and possesses a sharp acumen. With a refreshing vibe, she has a super savvy understanding of social media that most individuals would give their eye teeth for.

Debra Crosby
Founder / Present to Prosper

I love Ande Lyons. She is not only a wonderful person, but a seasoned and smarty pants business woman. As if that weren’t enough, she shares all her best stuff on Possibility Partners because she truly sees the possibilities in all of us. Her advice is precious and worth your time. No doubt!

Kalynn Amadio
The Boomer's Ultimate Guide

Andelicious! Ande Lyons is every entrepreneur's secret weapon. With beautifully infectious energy, business savvy, and an uncanny knack for uncovering others' unique brand, Ande Lyons opens up possibilities for entrepreneurs to achieve true success.

Margarita Gurri, PhD, CSP
CEO / Red Shoe Institute

Ande, your help with my social media lit me up like a Christmas tree!  Before your awesome guidance, I felt like I was swimming in a mess of "shoulds", with no real clear idea of how.  I knew It would be smart to have more of a social media presence, and every time I started to go near trying to improve on what I had, I just felt overwhelmed.  Then along you came, with your calm demeanor and your "no problem!" attitude, and before I knew it, I was feeling competent!  I was feeling jazzed about what was possible!  I'm excited for what's next, and I thank you so much for the way you led me to where I am now…it actually feels easy!

Karen Jones
Relationship Coach / The Heart Matters

Ande Lyons brings her delicious presence to everything she does, and she is a wizard at helping entrepreneurs find the resources they need to move forward. Spend a few minutes (but no less than an hour!) with her, and you will quickly go from feeling confused or cornered to being excited by all the possibilities of how your business can blossom.

Blair Glaser
Executive Coach

I have had the honour of communicating with Ande quite regularly, as I implement some new direction and innovation to both of my companies. She has provided invaluable incite and knowledge, which has sparked some out of the box thinking as I leap forward into the next stages of growth. For those that are looking for guidance and support in their new business, I would highly recommend they hire Ande to help them lead the way!

Nicole Mckinney
Founder and CEO / BC@D Group Inc.

Ande Lyons has been a huge partner in pointing me toward action that is strategic and on the forefront of what’s next in the social media world.  She is my go to person when I am changing things up or evolving my business.  Ande can easily assess the situation, understand what my business needs, what changes to make and what to embrace.  With all the blueprints, steps, and plans that everyone is pushing, it is so refreshing to work with Ande and her individual and personalized approach to what you and your business need to thrive and stand out. Her enthusiasm, sense of humor, and inspiration are so refreshing and an added bonus.  After all, having fun is all part of the entrepreneurial adventure!

Cheri Valentine
Soul Mentor of Entrepreneurs


 “It’s the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.”
~ Nicholas Sparks

Yoo Hoo Startup Founder and Entrepreneurial Adventurer – I am so thrilled to meet you!

How much fun are we having raising a business… most days are delicious, yes?!

Since 1985 I’ve been honing my entrepreneurship skills… and what a wild ride its been…