10 Books To Read Before Starting A Business

As an inspired entrepreneur, you already know that the first step to starting your own business is to create a habit of reading. Reading is a form of free and continuing education that can help you become inspired and take the steps to grow and initiate new ideas. Here are 10 books to read before starting a business.

  • Will It Fly?– Thomas K. Mcknight

If you have a business idea, but don’t know if your business will succeed, this is a great book for you. This book offers a checklist to help you get a better view of what your risks are in starting a business with your idea. It uses theories to help you understand what your attitude is towards your idea and what types of strategies could be helpful for your business.

  • Behind The Cloud- Marc Benioff, Carlye Adler

This book is greatly recommended for those who are afraid of taking the risks that comes with starting a business. Behind the Cloud is a book about Marc Benioff and how he started the Salesforce.com business with (almost) nothing.This book will inspire you to jump off the couch and go find the needs within employees in the workforce.

  • The End of Jobs– Taylor Pearson

The workforce is rapidly changing the traditional day jobs of our society are coming to an end. This book goes into detail about why you should start your own business and how to avoid economic hurdles. It will open your mind up to have a backup income plan in store in the event of an economic tragedy.

  • Who Moved My Cheese?-Spencer Johnson

Life tends to grab us by the most random moments to show us that it’s time for change. This book is about dealing with change that you can apply to any aspect of your life. It’s not about why or how to avoid something that is changing, but rather the attitude you have towards change. Any issue can be resolve with the right mindset.

  • Crush It– Gary Vaynerchuk

Lately, it seems as though everyone talks about the same thing: having a brand. Well if you’re curious to know what that’s all about, this book is a must read. Vaynerchuk talks about why it’s never too late to start your own business doing something you love. He also goes into depth about why building a brand is crucial to starting your own business.

  • The 4-Hour Workweek– Timothy Ferriss

It’s time to make that dream a reality! 4-Hour Workweek is a book about how to effectively manage your work life balance. This book will help you make small daily changes in your habits to help you become more efficient with your time so you can do things you’ve always wanted to.

  • Million Dollar Consulting– Alan Weiss

This book is great to read before you start your business because it will give you an overview of the things you’ll typically be asking a consultant after you start your business. This book talks about things such as setting up your business to details such as strategies.

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons– Stephen R. Covey

This book is a must read for everyone. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People goes into depth about how to take control of your life and become effective in everything you do, including time management. It will help you focus on your goals and the strategies you need to reach them. It’s recommended to take notes while reading this book because it will change how you manage your life.

  • Start, Run and Grow– Toolkit Media Group

This book is a great guide to understanding the ins and outs of a business. It is a great guide to get an overall understanding of how to plan for your business and how to manage others within your business. You will gain a larger perspective about what type of skills and strategies are needed to run your business.

  • The One Page Business Plan For The Creative Entrepreneur– Jim Horan

There’s no other way to put it. This book will allow you to organize all the thoughts and ideas you may have that will help you effectively create a plan to start a business. Take good notes!