I’m a serial entrepreneur who has launched and run several successful businesses of my own since age 8. I am the founder of Orange Nomad, a unique business consultancy that takes a progressive approach to educating small businesses and entrepreneurs on all things digital. I am also the author of “Insider Technology Secrets That Will Make Your Business Run Better And More Profitably”. The seat of my passion has always been the entrepreneurial spirit, which drives me to bring the technology and business philosophies of “The Big Guys” into small business. I firmly believe that technology and strategy are the keys to keeping small business relevant in the competitive, global economy. My goal is to guide small businesses in implementing their business vision, while aligning their digital strategy to meet that mission.
The three things I’m most passionate about are: cars, technology and the color Orange. My life as an entrepreneur, strategist and speaker has afforded me the opportunity to travel a good bit. So, combining my love of Orange and my “nomadic” lifestyle seemed appropriate as the name of my newest venture. Never hesitate to introduce yourself to me when you see me out and about. I’m nice. Promise. You can also connect with me online using the links below.
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FREE Executive Webinar for MSP Owners, Marketing Managers and MSP Sales “How Forward-Thinking MSPs Are Using LinkedIn To Keep Their Sales Pipeline Full” WHEN: Thursday, November 19 at 1:00PM EST SEATING IS EXTREMEMLY LIMITED! CLAIM YOUR SEAT TODAY!! Here are the full details and registration: http://linkedinformsps.com/linkedin-for-msps-webinar/ During this event I’ll be covering important new information on what you need to know about how to maximize LinkedIn, as well as: How to develop a LinkedIn OIL WELL Learn how busy MSPs like yours can create a SYSTEMATIC approach to convert cold prospects into warm leads. The Exact Script I’ll be giving away the exact script that you can use to achieve a 70% hit rate even with the most high-level decision makers. Getting Targeted Referrals A step-by-step strategy for getting targeted referrals and how effective it is at opening conversations with potential clients. Staying Top Of Mind How to stay TOP OF MIND with the most influential people in your network for years to come. When they need IT expertise, you’re the ONLY one they think of. If you want to make sure you have a LinkedIn strategy as part of your 2016 marketing plan, you need to be here: http://linkedinformsps.com/linkedin-for-msps-webinar/ This event is free to you, but you must register soon because seating is limited. SEATING IS EXTREMEMLY LIMITED! CLAIM YOUR SEAT TODAY!! Here are the full details and registration: http://linkedinformsps.com/linkedin-for-msps-webinar/ Hope to “see” you there. Andrew Moon Orange Nomad | LinkedIn For MSPs
Last week I had a chance to chat with Joe Panettieri, Co-founder, Content Czar at ChannelE2E. He’s covered the #MSP channel for quite some time. We’ve recently connected via social media. He had heard about my wild ride in IT for the past 20 years. Telling my story to someone outside my family was quite therapeutic. I hope there is something fellow MSPs, entrepreneurs, or anyone who wants to learn a little bit about the people behind their IT can take away from my story. I welcome comments, feedback and snide remarks 😉 Enjoy! Story originally posted at: https://www.channele2e.com/2015/10/30/after-the-exit-one-msps-wild-ride/ ——————————————————————– After The Exit: One MSPs Wild Ride Andrew Moon has faced major adversity at least three times. The long-time entrepreneur and IT service provider navigated the dot-com bubble of 2000, the financial crisis of 2008 and his own health scare about a year ago. So what did he learn along the way? Perhaps most of all: It was time to get to know his son. Moon’s IT journey began in the late 1990s. A veteran of the car industry, he built an IT service provider that rode the dot-com wave — until his dot-com customers all imploded within three months of each other in 2000 or so. Suddenly, “there were no clients, there was no revenue,” says Moon. He retreated to the car industry but by 2004 Moon and his wife had a son. The 70- to 80-hour work week in the car industry wasn’t conducive to family life. So he regrouped and did a personal pivot. Again. Back into the IT industry and a reboot for his Network Logix business. Starting with Manage Services For about six to eight months in 2004 and 2005, Moon experimented with flat-rate services pricing. It was the early days of managed services. He reached back into the 1990s, and tried to apply some...
When you are starting a business as an entrepreneur, you don’t really give a whole lot of thought to your exit strategy, let alone selling your business. You are too excited with the challenge of building a great company. You’re finally living the dream! Your new company becomes your child in a sense. And, let’s face it, you typically spend every waking hour taking care of it. (If you’re like me, you dream about it too. It’s 24/7.) You forgo sleep whether intended or not. But, you know that all the sacrifices will be worth it. When your child is born, you don’t immediately start thinking about the day he/she moves out. However, when you start a business, you need to plan your exit strategy from the very beginning. Let’s face reality here. Most of us won’t have an IPO in our future. The more likely scenario is a sale or merger. 2004 was a year I had two “kids”. My son was born in May, and Network Logix was reborn in September that year. So, for me, the “child” metaphor takes on double meaning as I write this post. Your child soon learns to walk and then to run. It falls down and gets banged up. Welcome to life kid. Your “child” goes through all of life’s growing pains, and you continue to worry 24/7 like a normal “parent”. But, you know that all the time, effort and energy will be worth it. Soon the day comes for your kid to leave home. In this case, the day came for me to sell my business. That day came on June 30, 2014. This was a bittersweet day for me. Every waking (and sleeping) moment over the last 10 years spent thinking about my IT company had finally come to end. It...
I’m excited and honored to be a guest with one of my favorite partners, eFolder. Please join me Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 2:00PM EST where I’ll be giving away all the things I learned from building, growing and eventually selling my MSP practice. Register here: http://www2.efolder.net/7LessonsILearnedFromMyITBusiness
“Orange Is The Color Of A Good Mood”