The 60 Minute Startup

A Proven System to Start Your Business in 1 Hour a Day and Get Your First Paying Customers in 30 Days (or Less)

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
182 Pages
Reviewed on 11/23/2019
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Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

The 60 Minute Startup: A Proven System to Start Your Business in 1 Hour a Day and Get Your First Paying Customers in 30 Days (or Less) by Ramesh K Dontha is a ground-breaking book that proposes a proven methodology in starting and running a successful business in just one hour every day for 30 days. This may sound impossible, but the serial entrepreneur takes the reader on a step-by-step path that explains how this works. In this book, the author explains the concept of “agile entrepreneurship” and shows readers how they can use it to start their business online and get their first customers in a very short time. There is a lot of information and tips in this book and readers will learn what they need to identify and focus on strong ideas that win, pinpoint their unique marketing strengths and learn how to use these to win customers, find the tools to beat wasting time and other resources, and a lot more.

Even if you never planned to start a business online, Ramesh K Dontha makes you want to start one. The message in this book is so unmistakably clear that it helps readers find clarity with their own thoughts and understand the opportunities that are there for them. The accessibility in language and the confident writing reflect the authority of the author. From knowing how and where to start to creating customers and selling what people want to buy, from finding one’s unique value proposition to asking the most important questions, from tips on pricing, setting up shop online to protecting one’s success and much more, the author offers advice that wannabe entrepreneurs and existing ones need to know. It is intelligently written, easy-to-read, and packed with valuable information.

Astrid Iustulin

If you have always wanted to start your business venture but have no clue about what you need to transform your dream into reality, do not fret. Ramesh Dontha’s The 60 Minute Startup is a comprehensive and practical book for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to set up their business in a month. You can read one of the thirty chapters a day; it will only take you one hour to complete the required tasks. Each chapter presents the story of a successful entrepreneur, tips, and an Inventory you have to fill in based on what your goals are. The 60 Minute Startup stresses the importance of having paying clients from day one and explains how to find them. It also offers suggestions about your skills, marketing plan, selling, advertising – and more.

At the beginning of The 60 Minute Startup, Dontha refers to agile entrepreneurship and explains how this dynamic approach is the right one for modern business. Then, the author reveals how powerful this concept is. The book shows aspiring entrepreneurs how to achieve results without wasting valuable time in over-complicated plans and research. The success stories are inspiring because they refer to real-life experiences and give many valuable tips. Dontha’s analysis is thorough and clear and helps entrepreneurs choose the right path. As for the Inventories at the end of each chapter, they offer the perfect roadmap to put what you have learned into practice. I recommend The 60 Minute Startup to everyone who wants to start a business as soon as possible.

K.C. Finn

The 60 Minute Startup: A Proven System to Start Your Business in 1 Hour a Day and Get Your First Paying Customers in 30 Days (or Less) is a work of non-fiction focusing on business advice for newcomers, and was penned by author Ramesh K Dontha. As the subtitle suggests, the world of small business, home business, and entrepreneurship is discussed in great detail in this compact yet concise guidebook. With a model of sixty minutes a day set aside in order to create the business, Dontha takes readers through all the main areas of how to tackle online business, from marketing and product approach to assessing strengths and reaching for growth.

If you’ve been looking for a comprehensive guide to the Agile Method of microeconomics, then this is the book for you. Author Ramesh K Dontha uses many different examples and personal anecdotes to explain his initial concept, citing hugely successful movements such as Airbnb and Uber that have moved from small startups to huge businesses in a short space of time. The formatting of the work makes the progression from step to step very easy, with clear intros and important conceptual questions asked and cleared before each of the sixty-minute activities begins. It’s easy to see how results would be possible for readers who stick to his words and have a great product to sell, and so overall I would definitely recommended The 60 Minute Startup to all buddy entrepreneurs who need solid advice and a helpful structure to adhere to.

Karen Walpole

Instead of spending a ton of time and energy planning to start a new business, Ramesh Dontha lays out what he calls a more “agile” approach in his book, The 60-Minute StartUp. Starting a new business can be intimidating and getting lost in preplanning may prevent an entrepreneur from actually getting started. By following the action plan in the book, which should take about an hour per day for 30 days, the business owner starts selling products and bringing in money much faster. After answering a series of questions about what to sell and who will buy it, and making some decisions about the business format and marketing, the author proposes a learn-as-you-go approach. By starting with the basics and making adjustments, improvement s and additions as the business moves forward, perhaps even failing and starting anew once or twice, a person with a business idea has a better prospect for success than he would by trying to plan every detail in advance.

Having started a couple of businesses myself, I was interested in reading The 60-Minute Startup. Ramesh Dontha outlines all the basics for starting a business quite well. The individual entrepreneur stories show lots of ways to look at the potential for businesses, and the step by step approach should work for anyone with a good business idea. The one hour per day may not always hold true as some of the suggested research may take longer, but a little extra time here or there doesn’t diminish the very thoughtful and complete plan provided in the book. Businesses that need substantial initial investment may need more of a business plan but all of the basics for a plan will be covered by completing the steps in this book.

Romuald Dzemo

The 60 Minute Startup: A Proven System to Start Your Business in 1 Hour a Day and Get Your First Paying Customers in 30 Days (or Less) by Ramesh K Dontha is a business book with advice that will, undoubtedly, drive success for many readers. Every business thrives on customers, and while thousands of businesses start and fail within the first months, there are proven paths that entrepreneurs can take to ensure their business attracts prospective clients that convert and become loyal customers, and this book provides that path. The book discusses what it takes to be a smart entrepreneur and explains in a way that is both practical and insightful what “agile entrepreneurship” means and how it can revolutionize a business.

Ramesh K Dontha’s book is bold and it offers unconventional tips that drive success. The author departs from the common hacks and the familiar business methodology of starting with the "why" to show readers how they can identify their business strengths, invest only an hour of their time per day, and build a business that starts getting real customers within a month. In this book, readers will learn how to identify and take advantage of strong ideas in business, harness their marketing skills, connect with customers and win them over without selling too hard, take advantage of online tools, and a lot more. The book provides actionable steps on planning, building, and executing business steps that drive success. The 60 Minute Startup is written in a confident voice and in a conversational style that engages readers, a style that reflects the author’s business experience and acumen. It is filled with the business advice that any new entrepreneurs need. A highly recommended read for business success.