Ken Colwell, PhD., MBA

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

Dr. Ken Colwell, PhD, MBA 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 in addition to his duties as Dean of the Monfort College of Business at Northern Colorado 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.

 Colwell walks readers through the basics of understanding the value of an idea to creating your first business plan."

- US News & World Report

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!

A soup-to-nuts manual focuses on all aspects of effectively managing a business."

- Kirkus Reviews

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!