Starting A Business QuickStart Guide

The Simplified Beginner’s Guide to Launching a Successful Small Business, Turning Your Vision into Reality, and Achieving Your Entrepreneurial Dream

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Have you ever dreamt of starting your own business and living life on your terms? Do you have an idea for an amazing product or service but you aren’t sure how to build a business around it? or maybe you are a current business owner who struggles to identify your customers and deliver true world-class value?

Sourced from over twenty years of firsthand experience working with entrepreneurs, new ventures, and high-growth startups, author Ken Colwell, PHD, MBA has the answers. In his comprehensive Starting a Business QuickStart Guide, Ken Colwell concisely presents the core fundamentals that all new entrepreneurs need to know to get started, find success, and live the life of their dreams.

Business and entrepreneurship students, small business owners, managers, and soon-to-be entrepreneurs will all find a wealth of value within the pages of the Starting a Business QuickStart Guide. From the very first steps conceptualizing your venture to winning your first customers, delivering value, and turning a profit, this book acts as an invaluable blueprint for your path to entrepreneurial success. Colwell’s clear voice, extensive experience, and easy-to-understand presentation come together to make this book a must-have resource in the library of every budding entrepreneur!


  • The difference between an idea and an opportunity
  • What makes an entrepreneurial opportunity great
  • About pricing, competition, customer identification, marketing, and distribution
  • The components that make for a successful entrepreneurial mindset
  • How to craft your value proposition
  • How to write a comprehensive business plan


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1st edition

Published Date

February 25, 2019

Page Count

287 pages


978-1-945051-57-9 (eBook)
978-1-945051-82-1 (paperback)
978-1-945051-63-0 (hardcover)
978-1-945051-74-6 (audiobook)


7.5 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight

15.5 ounces

Audiobook Length

7 hours and 29 minutes

eBook Formats

.epub, .mobi

Editorial Reviews

What People Are Saying About Starting a Business QuickStart Guide

One of the “10 best business books every entrepreneur should read

“For aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners, Ken Colwell’s “Starting a Business QuickStart Guide” offers practical and actionable advice. Colwell walks readers through the basics of understanding the value of an idea to creating your first business plan.”

– US News & World Report

“Sometimes, you just need a basic workbook to fuel your entrepreneurial engine. Ken Colwell’s guide is exactly the motivational inspiration to lead you through those heady first months when you’re driven by excitement and nerves–and maybe a little caffeine.

I like the fact that Colwell gives readers exclusive access to additional resources after they buy his book. You’ll find yourself reaching for Starting a Business QuickStart Guide more times than you expect, even after your startup is already humming.”

– Rhett Power, contributor

“Starting a Business QuickStart Guide is a treasure for anyone who is new to entrepreneurship and want to build a startup. From conceptualizing your idea to bringing it to life, from defining your core value proposition to deliver it to your dream customers, this book will give you the blueprint you need to build entrepreneurial success.

Colwell packages his years of experience in an easy-to-understand presentation to make this book a vital entrepreneurial resource in your library.”

– David D.,

“One of the best New Business books for beginners”

– BookAuthority

About the Author

Dr. Ken Colwell, PhD, MBA, and author of Starting A Business QuickStart Guide, is a seasoned strategic and operational leader with extensive experience working within entrepreneurial ecosystems and interacting with relevant private and public sector stakeholders at all levels in order to accomplish objectives.

He has consulted for hundreds of start-up ventures and is the principal of Innovative Growth Advisors.

Dr. Colwell is currently dean of the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration.

He has held past decanal posts at School of Business at Central Connecticut State University and the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences at Long Island University–Brooklyn. Prior to taking his current decanal post, he was the director of entrepreneurship programs at the University of Miami School of Business Administration and a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at Drexel University.

Dr. Colwell holds a PhD in strategic management from the University of Oregon and an MBA from San Francisco State University. He has taught strategic management, entrepreneurship, new venture planning, and entrepreneurial consulting at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels.

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Digital Assets

Each purchase of Starting a Business QuickStart Guide includes lifetime access to free digital assets such as:

  • Complete Sample Business Plans
  • Easy To Use Pro Forma Financial Statement Template
  • Business Plan Creation Checklist
  • Cheat Sheets – Your Customer Avatar, SWOT Analysis + More!

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