Entrepreneurs and small business owners don’t have to do everything on their own when they start a business. They can get help from other people. Business books are one way to learn from people who have been in business for a long time and get advice on how to run your business.
“Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action” by Simon Sinek
“Sinek” told the crowd in 2009 at a TED Talk that has been watched more than 56 million times “When you do something, people don’t buy what you do. They buy why you do it. There isn’t a goal to do business with everyone who needs what you have. Do business with people who believe in the same things you do”
“Start with Why” goes over this idea even more. It shows how entrepreneurs and business owners can find their purpose and, in turn, inspire others.
“Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business” by Charles Duhigg
There’s no doubt that owning a business means making a lot of hard decisions in a short amount of time. Readers of “Smarter Faster Better” can use the most up-to-date research in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics to speed up their decision-making and goal-setting process.
“For small businesses, productivity can make or break them. But not all work is the same “Charles Duhigg says this. “In the long run, optimizing something that you should not have done at all is bad for your work. There has been only one great productivity app through all of history: thinking more deeply about the choices you make, and finding a way to make yourself think when it’s hard to do so.”
“Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive” by Dorie Clark
Entrepreneurial You: Dorie Clark’s book may be more relevant now that the economy isn’t as stable as it was last year.
Developing a wide range of revenue streams in your business is important to protect your business from unexpected events, Clark says. “The pandemic reminded us that life can be very unpredictable,” Clark says.
“Entrepreneurial You” talks about how to make money doing what you love. It gives advice on how to build your brand, make money from your skills, and reach more people online.
“Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography” by Walter Isaacson
The biography of one of the most important businesspeople of our time can give you ideas. Jobs’ biography is both educational and fun. It has lessons for business owners about innovation, character, leadership, and values.
“Starting a Business QuickStart Guide” by Ken Colwell
Ken Colwell’s “Starting a Business QuickStart Guide” is good for people who want to start a business or run a small business. It gives practical and actionable advice. Colwell walks people through the basics of how to value an idea to how to write your first business plan.
A business plan checklist and a cheat sheet for business taxation will also be given to people who buy the book.
“Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business” by Gino Wickman
Gino Wickman’s book, “Traction,” might help people who have had problems with employees, profit problems, and slow growth in their businesses. The book talks about his method for improving six important parts of a business. First written in 2012, this book is still relevant in 2021, says the author.
Wickman: “My advice to entrepreneurs is always the same: get what you want from your business.” “Far too many business owners and leaders don’t, and crises caused by a global pandemic or the collapse of financial markets are sure to make that even worse.”
“The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses” by Eric Ries
“The Lean Startup” is a book that business school teachers and CEOs like Jeffrey Immelt of General Electric and Dustin Moskovitz of Asana like to use to start and run a successful business. The message of this book for entrepreneurs and business owners is that they should be quick to adapt to changes in the market.
“In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules” by Stacy Perman
Make sure to read this story if you want to turn your small business into a big one. It will both inspire you and give you some insider tips.
“In-N-Out Burger” tells the story of this beloved food chain, starting with its early days after World War II. It shows how the business went from being a small business to becoming a cultural institution. You can find out more about how its owners used a unique advantage to make money and build a strong customer base at the same time.
“Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” by James Clear
It takes both big-picture thinking and attention to the small things to be successful in business. Making small changes to your habits needs to be done in a systematic way, James Clear says in “Atomic Habits.” If you want to start new habits but don’t have the motivation or willpower, this book will show you how. It also shows you how to make your environment easier to succeed.
“Rework” by Jason Fried
“Rework,” by Jason Fried, is a book for “hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs they hate, victims of ‘downsizing,’ and artists who don’t want to starve anymore.” It won’t show how to write a business plan or get investors. Instead, it talks about how to be more productive and get more attention from a minimalist point of view.
This book wants to change the way people think about business. It might make you rethink parts of your business strategy and customer service that had been in place for a long time.
The Power of Broke by Daymond John
Founders who don’t have a lot of money to start their small business should listen to Daymond John. This is what he talks about in his best-selling book “The Power of Broke.” He talks about how being broke and on a tight budget can spur you to do great things, as long as you’re hungry for success.