Best Books for Starting a Business

Starting a Business Books  are this week’s featured books in our on-going series, Books on Business.

Starting a Business Books for Business Starters

Hey entrepreneurs and small business owners. Or maybe you are the person who hasn’t yet started. If you are looking for fresh perspectives – maybe launching a new division, creating a product line – or FINALLY launching that business, these small business books are a great place to start.

5 books to read before starting a business

Audio Books

If you have no time to read, NO PROBLEM. JUST LISTEN. Audio books are one of my favorite business productivity hacks. Ways that I listen to business books include driving in the car, walks, while working, grocery shopping – this is one multi-tasking thing that I do recommend!

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Books for Starting a Business

Here are 10 Starting a Business Books that we recommend (and that you can get on Audible!

START by Jon Acuff

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There are only two paths in life: average and awesome. The average path is easy because all you have to do is nothing.

The awesome path is more challenging, because things like fear only bother you when you do work that matters. The good news is Start gives readers practical, honest, actionable insights to be more awesome, more often.

$100 Start Up : Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau 

$100 Startup Chris Guillebeau starting business no money

Here is the premise of the $100 Start Up book: Christ writes about a unique business model, using no more than $1000 in startup capital, and no special skills. The business had to have earned at least $50,000 in net income and had to disclose their income. Also the business required fewer than five employees.

If you are bootstrapping or low on capital, use this book to help you start a business with a frugal but hungry perspective.

The Small Business Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Succeed in Your Small Business by Steven D. Strauss

Small Business Bible by Steven Strauss

This is the third edition of the Small Business Bible. 

Whether you’re a novice entrepreneur or a seasoned pro, The Small Business Bible offers you everything you need to know to build and grow your dream business.

It shows you what really works (and what doesn’t!) and includes scores of tips, insider information, stories, and proven secrets of success.

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber

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Michael Gerber is as small business consultant and author. He shares insight from his years of experience and points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business.

How to Start a Business: Easy Step by Step Guide to Starting a Small Business by Susan Kilmer

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The How to Start a Business book by Susan Kilmer provides basic but very useful information to helping you get your business started. Grab a pen, you will want to take notes.

Is there a starting a business book that you swear by? Drop us a comment, our readers would love to hear from fellow entrepreneurs about starting a business books that others have enjoyed.

Books about starting a business

Enjoy reading a good business book? Check out our series, Books on Business. Each week we features a new collection of books to read or listen to.

Share Your Favorite Business Books

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