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Business Books For Entrepreneurs

Books are so important for entrepreneurs, since a lot of the journey is learning as you go. I compiled a list of five business books that every entrepreneur should have on their bookshelf.

  1. Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin

    I kept hearing about Thou Shall Prosper and finally got around to reading it. If you are looking for a practical guide to growing a profitable business and building wealth by changing your mindset first, then this book is for you. I like that he used ancient Jewish wisdom as a base for each principal.

  2. Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More With An Internet Business You Love by Scott Fox

    Once I picked up this book, I literally couldn’t put it down. It’s easy to read and Fox has a hands on approach to doling out information regarding building a business in the technology age. After reading the first chapter, you feel confident enough to start your very own laptop business.

  3. Pick Three: You Can Have It All Just Not Every Day) by Randi Zuckerberg

    This book is perfect for you if you are still trying o figure out time management, guilt for not getting everything done, or feeling overwhelmed at your long to do list. Zuckerberg’s solution is simple…just pick three that you will focus on for that day.

  4. The Martha Rules: 10 Essentials for Achieving Success As You Start, Build or Manage A Business by Martha Stewart

    This book came in 2005, but it’s still relevant today. It wasn’t a small feat to build an empire from an often overlooked area of our lives: domestic living; but Martha Stewart did it. She paved the way for the Etsies and many blogs and media outlets today. Read this book if you want to learn from Stewart herself.

  5. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join The New Rich by Timothy Ferriss

    This book is another classic. Admittedly, I recently read this book after seeing and hearing about it everywhere. The book did not disappoint at all. Ferriss pretty much lays out the structure to create the life you want on your own terms.

Christine Mills