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?!
I’ve been having entrepreneurial adventures since 1985. Initially, they were vicarious adventures while I worked directly with CEOs of small businesses. I call those years my “entrepreneurship boot camp” experience.
After earning my MBA in 1989 I went to work at a large international bank for three years as a corporate lender. This was not a culture I could ever thrive in … it’s a risk adverse environment, afterall… but I felt it was important to add strong financial analysis and credibility to my resume, so I made the sacrifice. 🙂
In 1992 I left the banking industry and began my entrepreneurial career… and what a ride it’s been! From a boot-strapped consulting business to an $8 million venture backed dot com business, to a food manufacturing business funded by angel money, to a highly interactive online business fueled by a charming personality and a strong sense of humor… it’s been a wild and exciting journey. Yee Haw!
Along the way I honed my business building, brilliant branding, sensational strategic analysis, and creative problem solving skills… and now I am honored and privileged to share all this Andelicious Advice with startup founders around the world.
I would love to share them with you, too! Hop on over to Work With Ande to see how I serve business owners like you… and schedule your free 30-minute consultation. I’d love to help you build momentum and success with your Entrepreneurial Adventure.
Ande Lyons Buttoned-Up Bio
An enthusiastic and experienced entrepreneur with an MBA and four successful businesses to her credit, Ande is the founder and Chief “Startup” Officer of Startup Life with Ande Lyons, where she she coaches startup founders while providing free tools and resources to DIY Entrepreneurs launching, branding and building their businesses.
Prior to launching Startup Life, Ande was the founder and Chief Passion Curator for BringBackDesire, where she tastefully and playfully shared tips, tools and resources with couples seeking more love and excitement in their relationship.
In just 2 ½ years Ande grew this online business from Zero to over 35,000 website visitors/month staying 5 minutes on average. She also created a vibrant, highly engaged social media presence across all the social media platforms, provided 58 advice videos, launched a popular Radio Show with over 70 episodes, and produced over 50 lively TV shows via Google+ Hangouts On Air.
Her earlier companies include venture-backed College Broadcast, a broadband media portal that attracted over 50,000 viewers per day, and Goddess Granola, a gourmet food product she took – in less than two years – from recipe to manufacturing, branding and distribution in 27 states.