Ken Colwell, PhD., MBA

Dr. Ken Colwell is the author of Starting A Business QuickStart Guide and Running and Growing A Business QuickStart Guide.

He 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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About Starting A Business QuickStart Guide

Sourced from over twenty years of firsthand experience working with entrepreneurs, new ventures, and high-growth startups, author Dr. Ken Colwell, PhD, MBA has the answers. Starting a Business QuickStart Guide is ideal for business and entrepreneurship students, small business owners, managers, and soon-to-be entrepreneurs.

From the very first steps of 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!

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.

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About Running & Growing A Business QuickStart Guide

You’ve started a brand-new business. Are you ready to crush the competition?

It’s no secret that starting a new business isn’t easy. Once everything is up and running, however, entrepreneurs face a new set of challenges. It’s time to leave the uncertainty behind and start scaling the success of your business. Best-selling author, professor, and consultant Ken Colwell, PhD, MBA knows what it takes to fuel the growth that brings a new business out of the early startup days and into a new phase of profitability.

Use the guidance in this book to secure the future of your business. It doesn’t matter if your company is two weeks old or two years old—this book will teach you how to scale operations, strengthen your bottom line, and build a resilient business that stands out from the competition for years to come!