Joe Calhoon Hosts "The 1 Hour Plan For Growth" Kickoff Luncheon as his New Book Reaches Bestseller Status on Amazon

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After a successful kickoff luncheon on Monday honoring Joe Calhoon and The 1 Hour Plan For Growth, Calhoon's third book about effective business planning became an Amazon Bestseller.

The 1 Hour Plan For Growth – How a Single Sheet of Paper Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

On Monday, November 15, Joe Calhoon, noted business strategist, keynote speaker and Amazon bestselling author, celebrated the launch of his new business book, "The 1 Hour Plan For Growth – How a Single Sheet of Paper Can Take Your Business to the Next Level", with numerous successful entrepreneurs, small business owners, and other noted people in the Kansas City area. The following day, Calhoon and his team reached their overarching goal as "The 1 Hour Plan For Growth" achieved #1 bestseller status on in the business planning category.

"The 1 Hour Plan For Growth" kickoff luncheon took place at the bizperc event space in the Kansas City Crossroads District where various movers and shakers of the Kansas City area were invited to congratulate Calhoon and his team, network with others, and listen to beneficial advice from seasoned entrepreneurs. Among the luncheon’s attendees were Case Dorman, partner of Jack Stack Barbecue; Drew Hiss, producer of the new film Crossing Rivers; Herb Sih and Tyler Prochnow, co-founders of Think Big Partners, Joel Wiggins, President and CEO of the Enterprise Center of Johnson County; Jerry Haney, former executive with Marion Labs; Joni Cobb, President of Pipeline; and Sharon and Lirel Holt, serial entrepreneurs and founders of CarStar as well as their son, Kyle Holt, co-developer of

The luncheon, which was thrown to honor those who made significant contributions to "The 1 Hour Plan For Growth", could not have been hosted at a better time. “The kickoff luncheon was a terrific gathering because, especially in this season of Thanksgiving, I have so much to be thankful for,” said Calhoon. "This luncheon was a great way to say thank you to those who contributed so much. Without them, this book would not be possible.”

The luncheon featured a question-and-answer session with Case Dorman, President of Jack Stack Barbecue, consistently rated as America’s best barbecue. He touched on the importance of reinventing business and the vital role of products, passion, and people. In addition, Calhoon recognized those partners, entrepreneurs, and inspirational people who helped his book come to life—from people who were involved in its writing to entrepreneurs who provided Calhoon with business success stories.

"The 1 Hour Plan for Growth" presents a three-step approach for planning and growing small businesses. Calhoon proves that entrepreneurs can reinvent, revitalize and restart the economy by improving their own companies and striving for the American Dream. In addition, Calhoon incorporates his own experiences working with dozens of successful small business owners, innovators, and entrepreneurs to develop effective business plans that will help to jumpstart their businesses and today’s economy.

Joni Cobb, President and CEO of Pipeline, a high growth entrepreneur immersion program, reiterates the importance of an effective business planning strategy like Calhoon’s. In a challenging economy, she says, “entrepreneurs fight each day to maximize their most precious resource; time. Effective planning, along with quality tools to help them accomplish this efficiently, is essential.”

As a bestseller on, entrepreneurs and small business owners can greatly benefit from purchasing and reading "The 1 Hour Plan For Growth". With its emphasis on the importance of a simplified planning process and incorporation of a proven business plan system, this book can teach any entrepreneur how to grow a business and reach success. To learn more about "The 1 Hour Plan For Growth" or to purchase the book for your company’s ongoing success, please visit

"The 1 Hour Plan for Growth" is published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. For more information, please contact Della Niemuth at (816) 285-8144.


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