5 Books Every Small Business Owner Should Read

Starting a new business and achieving your goals is as easy as it seems to be. However, there are many books that can help you out; whether you are starting a new business, trying to achieve your goals, promote your business, manage your finance, or much more. Here is a listing of 5 actionable and helpful books that can help your startup achieve its goals.

Mentored by Failure: A 5-Point Guide to Long-Term Success in the Beauty & Style Industry by Tye Caldwell

In this book Dr. Tye Caldwell, ShearShare co-founder and CEO, shares his five key beliefs that are the cornerstone for a successful and long career from his personal journey filled with a very few losses and a lot of wins. Dr. Tye Caldwell is the proprietor of Salon 74 and sits on the advisory board of a number of beauty and hair organizations y. In the book tie Dr. Tye talks about the tips for surviving in the beauty industry and explains the myths about the beauty industry. There are many worthwhile messages that can help you to boost up your financial and professional life. Regular practice with his recommendations can save you time from many unnecessary hurdles and can help you to take your business to the next level.

Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras

After Completing a 6 year-long research project at Stanford University School of Business, James Collins and Jerry Porras took 18 long-lasting and exceptional companies and studied them in comparison with their competitors. They studied them from the early years as startups ,  all through the growth to notable corporations. They then gave their conclusions focused on what made them different as compared to their competitors. In “Built to last” the authors focus on the principles that can be acquired from booming corporations. They explain the  startup word by giving fantastic examples of doing things in the right and wrong way. They further explain that you don’t need to reinvent the rules, you just have to key out the best traits of successful corporations. Their conclusions exposed many myths about large corporations, and the findings can be enforced by any small business.

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

This book is about the personal story of Robert Kiyosaki and his 2 dads, his actual father and the father he called his rich dad, the father of his friend. He explains the influences of both fathers in shaping his thoughts about investment. His book beautifully explains the difference between getting paid for your work and having your money work for you. His book further debunks the myths that it’s necessary to earn huge amounts to become rich. This book will teach you about the power of corporations, tax history, and why financial literacy is important? The investment techniques addressed by Kiyosaki can definitely help small business owners to save money for their big dreams. No doubt! This is the best book to read for individuals who believe in smart work.

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

Who Moved My Cheese is a light and short Allegory that explains change. In the book Spencer Johnson writes about how to deal with unexpected changes with an emotional and exciting story of four characters. Change makes everyone uncomfortable and nervous for some time because we don’t have any control. However  it is simple to let the change happen, anticipate the change, monitor the change, adapt to change, and then enjoy the change. Spencer further explains the importance of our positive attitude towards any change. The book is a very easy solution to the everyday problems of a small business owner and will motivate you to accept the challenges because greatness starts when you challenge the norms accepted by average individuals.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Everyone wants to be successful and the one path which leads to success is identifying the healthy habits which lead you towards magnificent success. Maintaining a balance between personal and professional life is a big challenge for many entrepreneurs. The book explains how many entrepreneurs got a high degree of their professional success but remained unstable in their personal life. Stephen Covey addresses these problems in this bestseller in a very efficient manner. He listed 7 habits that can help every entrepreneur to maintain a work-life balance.

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