“If you are a startup (like me) and need expert advice on everything from the basics like how to form your LLC or the nuanced like how to combat negative thoughts as an entrepreneur and everything in between, Ande is your go to. She delivers sage lessons that instruct, enlighten and inspire. Even when she is telling you the hard truth about what you need to be doing to make your business viable and successful, it’s always done with a genuine compassion.
I can speak with Ande for just 5 minutes and come away with 2 or 3 action items or 2 or 3 inspired ideas to get me going again when I hit the inevitable road block we all face from time to time. Her business acumen and insights are invaluable but it’s her positive spirit and endless energy that energizes and motivates me every time. 5 minutes with Ande is the equivalent of a turbo charged master class in problem solving and strategic thinking.
If you are in business for yourself for the first time or the fifth, it’s worth your time to enlist Ande as a personal resource to keep you on track.”
“This was an amazing experience. We needed help with drafting a one-minute pitch and a pitch deck review. Now, I’ve used other resources before for our deck but the guidance was brief and incomplete. Not with Ande! She walked me through the process step-step, slide-slide. We brainstormed and planned together…as a team. I left with a clear understanding and a set of action items. So glad to have Ande as a resource. Thank you!”??
“Ande is one of the most inspiring and knowledgeable thought leaders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. When Ande speaks, you better be listening!”
“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, MA, LCAT, Authority and Leadership Mentor, Relationship Expert
“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 at Merrimack Valley Small Business Center
“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 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
“I highly recommend Ande Lyons for support through the WBENC application process. Ande is a master at streamlining the process, so it seems possible to complete. She is with you every step of the way cheering you on and making the process fun! Her timely responses to all your questions allows you to continue your process without delay. I wish I had her by my side everyday for all my projects.”
Marcie Braddock, Director of Operations
Naomi Beard & Associates, Inc.
“She Had Me At Hello! Ande Lyons was the guest star on Dr. Shuster’s Episode 13 podcast of The Helping Hand. I say “star” because her whip smart personality immediately infected me, and I signed up for a complimentary consultation while she was still on the air! During our initial discussion I was impressed with her passion, start-up knowledge, and guidance sprinkled in with her cunning sense of humor. She had me at “Hello,” and she continues to be my go-to start-up guru.
As a start-up founder myself, it was truly an invaluable experience to have Ande as my sounding board, advisor and mentor. Her advice comes from a wealth of experience and I am confident she will inspire you to achieve your goals. (And help you stop making any more stupid Founder mistakes.)
I highly recommend Ande Lyons’ Start-Up Founder Coaching Sessions.”
Lee Gallagher, Founder and CEO, arts and analytics
“Ande Lyons is a value-added professional who delivers “the goods.” I sought out Ande for an informational interview and came away with sound guidance for possible next steps and tangible follow-up leads and resources. An indication of her high integrity and generous heart to serve and empower others.
Ande is a wealth of knowledge and has the personal experience and education to speak/advise/mentor with authority. If you are contemplating a start-up, I highly recommend you scheduling a consult with her. You won’t be disappointed!”
Lori Campbell, Gerontologist, MS, Youth and Health Preservationist
“Ande not only helped me develop clarity about what I was hoping to achieve as a founder but, more importantly, how those achievements would serve me and my family. She reminded me that I started my own firm because I wanted to “work so that I could live”, not the other way around.”
Scott Moore, Founder, Moore EMS Consulting LLC
“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
“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.”
“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, Speaker, Blogger, Ghostwriter, Serial Entrepreneur
“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!”
“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!”
“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, The Heart Matters, Helping Women Have Scrumptious Relationships with Men
“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
“Andilicious! 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 of Red Shoe Institute, author of “Trilogy of Anger: Take Back Your Power with Boundaries, Expectations, and Skill”
“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!”
“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 of Present to Porsper, Conquest Creative Media and A Quest Actor’s Studio.