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Business Change Management

Business Change Management

Starting A New Business After Retiring? Four Do's and Four Don'ts

On Mar 8, 2016 11:30:00 AM

/ Andrew Simon

Categories: Entrepreneurs, Start-up Companies



Last month I wrote a blog entitled: "Starting a Business While Working at Another." I received a terrific response with a large number of reads and "shares," which prompted me to write this one, offering top tips I would share with anyone trying to start a new business, particularly after retiring. 

So if you are thinking about un-retiring and might be in the start-up mode, here are some critical do's and don'ts to think about before launching yourself (again).

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Starting A Business While Working At Another

On Jan 20, 2016 12:00:00 PM

/ Andrew Simon

Categories: Entrepreneurs, Change Management, Start-up Companies

I can’t tell you why but somehow I found myself on Fortune.com (December 28, 2015) and found an article entitled “The Best Way to Run a Startup With a Full-Time Job” by Belma McCaffrey, co-founder and CEO of Bould.

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How To Be A Successful CEO: Give Up Your Office!

On Nov 11, 2015 2:00:13 AM

/ mlball

Categories: Andrew Simon, Entrepreneurs, Emerging Trends, Change Management, Start-up Companies

Something caught my eye several weeks ago! I was thumbing through google.com/finance and an October 26, 2016 Fortune.com article came across my iPhone entitled: “Forget the corner office. Some CEOs are discovering they get more from their troops when they have no office.”

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When Inbound Marketing Works And Also When It Doesn’t

On Jul 29, 2015 12:36:00 PM

/ mlball

Categories: Andrew Simon, Entrepreneurs, Change Management, Igniting Change, Start-up Companies

For awhile now, Simon Associates has blogged extensively about the use of Inbound Marketing. We also have a webinar series called Healthcare Innovation.

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Successful Businesses Set Goals, Evaluate And Measure Progress, Advises Corporate Expert Andrew Simon

On Sep 15, 2014 4:06:24 PM

/ mlball

Categories: Andrew Simon, Entrepreneurs, Change Management, Start-up Companies

Running a successful business of your own requires many talents and a great work ethic, says Andrew (Andy) Simon, Partner at Simon Associates Management Consultants and highly-experienced entrepreneur. But without the right forms of measurement and a lot of attention to the numbers, he warns, it will be difficult to succeed.

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What You Need To Know To Be Successful At Work, According To Serial Entrepreneur Andrew Simon

On Aug 17, 2014 11:12:50 PM

/ mlball

Categories: Andrew Simon, Entrepreneurs, Change Management, Start-up Companies

Andrew (Andy) Simon, Partner at Simon Associates Management Consultants and highly-experienced entrepreneur, knows what he’s talking about in his recent article in ExpertBeacon, "Skills and techniques that will help you be successful at work." With several decades of accomplishments to draw upon, in both the corporate and start-up worlds, Andy has some sage advice worth noting for anyone embarking on a professional career.

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Can You Successfully Leave Retirement And Launch A Start-Up? Yes!, Says Andrew Simon

On Jul 21, 2014 2:38:14 PM

/ mlball

Categories: Andrew Simon, Entrepreneurs, Change Management, Start-up Companies

"Launching your own start-up company at any age can be a time consuming, difficult, and stressful thing to do," says Andrew (Andy) Simon, Partner at Simon Associates Management Consultants and expert start-up business consultant, "but yes, you can successfully leave retirement and do it."

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Crucial Lessons Learned From A Failed Start-Up Venture, Outlined In Andrew Simon's Latest Article

On Jun 30, 2014 8:52:51 AM

/ mlball

Categories: Andrew Simon, Healthcare, Entrepreneurs, Change Management, Start-up Companies

Andrew (Andy) Simon, Partner at Simon Associates Management Consultants, member of the SAMC consulting staff, serial entrepreneur and expert start-up business consultant, has recently been published in Becker's Hospital Review. Andrew's article, "Sometimes You are Ahead of the Curve: 4 Lessons From a Failed Price Transparency Venture," examines why a groundbreaking, timely start-up idea ultimately failed. He also gives practical advice on how others can avoid similar roadblocks in their own entrepreneurial endeavors.

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What to Blog About When The Lights Go Out!

On Nov 7, 2012 8:56:05 AM

/ admin

Categories: Andrew Simon, Blue Ocean, Entrepreneurs, Change Management, Start-up Companies

Last week while Hurricane Sandy was raging, I was sitting around the house with the fireplace glowing (a little like Lincoln) thinking about what I was going to blog about.

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Keys to Success: Points 7 & 8

On Sep 26, 2012 10:00:57 AM

/ admin

Categories: Andrew Simon, Entrepreneurs, Change Management, Start-up Companies

This blog is the last of five covering how to successfully build an organization out on your own without any support. To date I have covered six critical elements: think big, culture counts, beware of under-capitalization, it’s all about people, how to motivate, and lateral thinking.

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