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Must-read books for new business owners

If you’re a new business owner, it’s beneficial to invest in books that will help kickstart your business venture. We’re always learning as people and wanting to better our knowledge and understanding of the world around us. In this instance, we look directly at bettering our business knowledge for the present and the future.

Here are 8 books that are recommended by top business owners, which can help you get the best insights into different tips and strategies for starting your new business.

The Lean Startup – Eric Ries

On Amazon, this book is known as “the international bestselling sensation”. It dives into the tools needed to set up a successful business and also focuses on wisdom from other entrepreneurs.

Your Press Release is Breaking my Heart – Janet Murray

Janet talks about the tools of getting your story in the media from a newspaper editor and journalists perspective.

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battle – Steven Pressfield

This book looks at creativity as a way to challenge fears. It was mainly written for writers, however all the techniques talked about in the book applies to many different business sectors.

The E-Myth – Michael E. Gerber

Michael talks about the myths when starting a new business. Particularly a small business – looking at all of the aspects and showing effective tools that help with the building blocks of your new business.

Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely

This book looks at decision making, in particular any decisions that are deemed irrational and how those decisions affect our day-to-day life.

Start With Why – Simon Sinek

This book focuses on leaders within a business, helping them to be more inspired within their work, which in turn will help to inspire their employees and business partners.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers – Ben Horowitz

Ben co-founded ‘Andreessen Horowitz’ and in this book he looks at the tools and tricks to starting your business, analysing and addressing the most difficult issues many business owners come across.

Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great – Jim Collins A technique called ‘The Flywheel’ is at the forefront of this book and is a fascinating concept that has helped businesses gain success with all aspects of their work.

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