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It takes so much hard work and dedication to do just about anything: including starting your own business! Below are a few books that will hopefully give you a helping hand in making the right steps to making whatever kind of business you’re starting successful and long-lasting!
1. Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin
This one is a helpful guide that informs business starters on how to make effective changes to your business and to not be afraid to be open to new ideas and suggestions.
2. I Don’t Work Fridays: Proven Strategies to Scale Your Business and Not Be a Slave to It by Martin Norbury and Daniel Priestley (Foreword)
Sometimes, we can get too caught up in our dreams and lose sight of why we decided to do something in the first place. This book is a wonderful guide that teaches readers how to be both devoted to their work without being a complete slave to it.
3. The Power of Broke by Daymond John and Daniel Paisner
Money is one of the main factors of what keep people from achieving the things they want to do. It can be difficult to start a business without a decent amount of funds, though Daymond John gives practical advice and tips, from personal experience, on how you really can build a monumental business from nothing.
4. The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business by Steve Mariotti
This is a cool guide that includes a little bit of everything regarding starting a business!
5. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
Another fantastic guide that informs readers that you don’t need loads and loads of money to start up the business of your dreams.
6. Start With Why by Simon Sinek
No matter how much money you have or how much you have access to, if you’re heart isn’t in what you’re doing, a part of it will not be successful and genuine. You may still make money, though money isn’t everything. This is a cool book that helps future business owners know, for sure, the real reason(s) why they want to start their own business.
7. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
A great book that encourages business owners to always stay educated and on-top of ways to better their business and open their minds to new ideas and innovations.
8. The Entrepreneurial Instinct: How Everyone Has the Innate Ability to Start a Successful Small Business by Monica Mehta
A encouraging book that offers encouragement and insight on how anyone can start their own business.
9. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This is a cult classic in the business world and there’s a reason why it has sold millions and millions of copies. Everyone who is opening a business, no matter what kind, wants it to work out and be as successful as possible. This book gives great advice on how to avoid making mistakes that could have been easily avoided, make smart decisions for the benefit of your employees and your company, in addition to making as good amount of money as you can.
10. 101 Internet Businesses You Can Start From Home by Susan and Kara Sweeney
This one focuses more on offering advice and tips for those who are thinking about starting a business from the comfort of their own homes. In our new technological age, this is becoming more popular, though it takes just the same amount of dedication.
11. Starting a Business All-In-One for Dummies by Consumer Dummies
Alas, this list could not be complete without a “For Dummies” book! Consumer Dummies offers a complete guide for the amateur entrepreneur.
12. Do Cool Sh*t by Miki Agrawal
As the title suggests, you should have fun with your business as well. No matter what you’re doing or what type of industry you work in, things tend to go smoother when you are able to find joy in the activities you are doing.
13. The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
A great book for business owners and business owners to-be that encompasses ways to avoid the popular smaller mistakes and remain focused on the bigger picture of success and possibilities for your start-up.
Remember, success starts with your attitude, energy and confidence in yourself and your abilities!
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