Top 5 Books Every Business Owner MUST Read!

In the business category alone 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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best business books

1.     It’s the planning that matters not the plan

Tim Berry is the founder of Palo Alto Software and 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.

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There are business owners who go through the entire year without ever really having a clear specific goals for their business. They just go through the work routine, day after day, week after week without ever really having any direction as to what they want to accomplish by the end of the year. The reason most business owners do this could be because if they never commit to a specific goal, they won’t be disappointed when they miss it, and they won’t feel bad about their lack of a real plan to succeed. [Read more…]

How to Create an Efficient Business Plan

Writing a business plan is a daunting task, but one that is essential. A well-written business plan can mean the difference between success and failure, according to Rohit Arora, a contributing writer for Fox Small Business Center. A business plan can provide you with blueprints to help you navigate through the business world while helping potential investors and lenders to understand your business approach and your plan for success. Your business plan, like your business, is forever evolving. It needs to be constantly reworked in order to remain relevant to your changing business strategy.

If you’ve been toying with the idea of starting a business, but you may be unsure about how to write a business plan, there are plenty of resources to help you figure out the basic information you need to include. According to Tim Berry, contributing writer for Entrepreneur, the main fundamentals of a business plan have remained the same. However, because a business plan is an ever changing document that requires fact-based decision-making and quick changes, the leaner your business plan, the easier it will be to run a more efficient business.

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