Dan Simons on Industry Watch

Recently named one of Entrepreneur’s 10 Personal Branding Experts to Follow This Year for his innovative concept development and championing of environmental protection, workers rights, and ethical operations, Founder Dan Simons is often sought out for his honest, well versed take on the daily challenges of running operations for a successful restaurant consulting company and restaurant group.

Now, Dan is out-front once again addressing restaurant & hospitality related topics for consumer and industry operators’ consumption.

 With topics ranging from Corporate Responsibility to Handling Explosive Growth to New Business Concepts & Ventures, here’s a roundup of some of Dan’s recent press coverage.

Forbes: How to Make Corporate Responsibility a Driver in Your Business

“Our concern for the environment has always been paramount, and our talents and abilities to deliver on our vision are increasing as we grow,” says Dan Simons. “We are family-farmer-centric, people-centric, and these principles guide all of our decisions. Our menus emphasize food that is connected to people and the earth. Our sources are primarily family farms, and we make the vast majority of our food from scratch and in-house.”

Entrepreneur: 5 Tips for Dealing With Explosive Growth

“The most important way to manage your growth is to keep your communication channels open, all across your business. Sharing information and reinforcing the vision is important, but listening, truly listening, may be even more important. You need to keep a pulse on your staff, see through their eyes on specifics, and know what the general mood is,” explains Simons.

 New Business Concepts & Ventures: Farmers & Distillers – Building Momentum Through Great Press

Building upon the launch momentum of DC’s Farmers & Distillers, Dan and his team took interest in the restaurant to the next level. By welcoming guests to experience the restaurant’s backstory: the artwork and design elements inspired by the F&D concept, not only did they receive continued buzz and press for the restaurant, but they also garnered excitement for the artwork and local artists whose amazing work is showcased at Farmers & Distillers. Top features incl: New York magazine, Smithsonian.com, GQ and more.