Business Books That Everyone Should Read
August 29th, 2018
As a small business owner your role is constantly evolving, focus shifting and exertions are parlayed into many, many roles.
One of the best ways to be prepared to step seamlessly from role to role is to brush up on your basics, and pick up a book!
Whether it is accounting tips, staying abreast of industry trends, human resource management, financial advice (the list is endless), constantly learning and growing is one of the roles you should always be playing.
Below are 6 of the best business books to read and a brief synopsis:
Book Yourself Solid, written by Michal Port- one New York Times writer calls this “the best sales book I’ve ever read, and I’ve read plenty…Mr. Port helps you understand that selling is not only about getting a new customer to walk in the door. You’ll learn how to figure out who the right customers are for your business, where they hang out and how to attract them.”. Enough said!
Good to great: why some companies make the leap and others don’t, written by Jim Collins. A great resource for evaluating extensive research into what makes the top companies tick.
The E-Myth Revisited, written by Michael Gerber. Search “great business books” and this one appears on almost every list! Providing realistic examinations of each step in starting a business, Gerber’s work “dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business”.
The Tipping Point, written by Malcolm Gladwell. Another best seller, this book is great when trying to understand the ebb and flow of industry trends and their connection to social behavior, as well as how this affects sales and sales processes.
How to Win Friends and Influence People, written by Dale Carnegie. As described by one writer “ an oldie but a goodie” this is a classic read for anyone who fancies themselves an entrepreneur. A great resource when it comes to employee management.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, written by Stephen R. Covey. Another list-topper, this book will appeal to you’re the human nature side of running a business and deals with a holistic approach to success, defined through effectiveness.