Decades of entrepreneurial experiences.
Richard Anderson founded anderson-consulting to continue his 34-year run of entrepreneurial endeavors. Discarding the verbal-first, visual-second and print-first, digital-second approaches launched Ligature and VillageSoup to textbook and news industry leadership.
A Ligature product became a
Sunday New York Times cover story.
Richard and his co-founder grew Ligature, Inc. into a company of 300 creative professionals with offices in Chicago, Boston and St. Louis.
A Ligature social science and history series published by Houghton Mifflin became the cover story of the September 29, 1991 New York Times Sunday Magazine.
CBS Evening News came to VillageSoup
Richard's VillageSoup experience was a story of many highs and an ending low. The highs included disrupting the hyper-local news market with a 1997 online-only news site that reached 2.5 million monthly page views and $500,000 annual online revenue in a population market of 80,000. The CBS Evening News covered the innovative and controversial use of a live web-cam in a local store front.
The Knight Foundation recognized Village Soup
In 2007 the James S. and John L. Knight Foundation awarded VillageSoup an $885,000 grant to generate a free-version of its unique cloud-based online-to-print publishing platform for use by other hyper-local news organizations.
anderson-consulting is ready to serve you.
Through these 34 years, Richard proved his ability to respond to complicated business environments. He is able to envision new product and service opportunities as well as negotiate complex business transactions. He shares this ability with his clients.
anderson-consulting is dedicated to improving your organization's effectiveness.
We can explore innovative strategies to move your small business or nonprofit forward.
We can help you grow, create new products, add new services or respond to a complicated situation.
We are eager to learn about your needs and desires.