In the business category alone Amazon.com has 1.3 million entries. Within that 30000 plus are for small ones and entrepreneurship. In 1865, Horace Greeley wrote that in order to have success, enterprising individuals should “Go west and grow up with the Country”. Well, it’s not 1865 anymore and entrepreneurs now tend to think out of the box. No matter who you are a helping hand is always welcome so here are top 5 books of the year every business owner must read.
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1. It’s the planning that matters not the plan
Tim Berry is the founder of Palo Alto Software and BPlans.com. He is a ‘go to’ for everything plan related and his book is no exception. He launched his book Lean Business Planning: Get What You Want From Your Business. It focuses on the creating of a mega plan. It encourages its readers to create a manageable plan that helps them succeed.
2. Think Differently
Julia Pimsleur CEO of little Pim in her book Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big. She speaks about her own story of being one of the few women to become an entrepreneur. She also introduces other strong women to channelized and raised capital for their business and became famous.
3. Marketing Tips
Larry Weber’s and Lisa Leslie Henderson’s book The Digital Marketer: Ten New Skills You Must Learn to Stay Relevant and Customer-Centric does not disappoint. It is for those who are constantly searching for marketing tips. It also provides outlines of what digital marketing looks like today and how to engage your audience.
4. Boss Tips
Making a business success needs a good blueprint; well it’s time to counter the thought.
Kathey Porter’s book 50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership is centered around the fact that there isn’t any blueprint for African American women to achieve success and sometimes they just make their own blueprints along the way. The books also provide great leadership tips for readers to launch and grow their business.
5. Road Map for Success of your Business
Jeff Hoffman and David Finkel’s book Scale: Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back talks about the way one can remove the dependence from oneself to independence which will provide the entrepreneur time for his personal freedom the first thing for which one comes into the business world.
Starting a business is not a small affair and one should do all the research work before starting .A person is known from the books they read and if one’s goal is to build a massive business where they can call the shots, one must start reading these books.