New entrepreneurs think that starting a business is all about fun until you realize that your knowledge may not be at the same level of those with more experience. Based on the interviews with successful entrepreneurs all over the world, we have compiled their top recommendations.
Here are eight Must-Read Books for Every Entrepreneur
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Read this book, and it will change your life forever. Not only will this book teach you the entire dos and don’ts of social interactions but it will also teach you how to become a better entrepreneur. We all understand how much harder it is to be influential with the digital age today.
Dale Carnegie breaks down the steps you need to become a web influence and make friends with everyone you meet. This book teaches you the etiquette of how you should overcome any competition and how to win over people who many not be interested in your sales.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
Rich Dad, Poor Dad, is another awesome read for entrepreneurs. Robert Kiyosaki’s Rick Dad, Poor Dad, breaks down what you need to know about the financial education. Here you will learn about the 9-5 job, and what keeps you in the jobs you hate to help pay off debts. This book will teach you how to make your dreams of running a business come true with the cold, hard truth. This is surely one book you will not find in school.
The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy
Every entrepreneur must understand that the key to a successful business is to have a great sales technique. Not only do you have to sell the product, but you must also sell the idea itself. Even the best product won’t sell if you don’t know how to market the product and make them fall in love with it.
The psychology of selling by Brain Tracy will give you valuable lessons and strategies about how to sell by focusing on the person you’re selling to. Many entrepreneurs – both new and old – forget the basics of selling and want to jump into getting desired results. But in order to get the results you that want, you need to understand the basics – which Brian Tracy goes over thoroughly.
Rich Woman by Kim Kiyosaki
For all the female entrepreneurs out there, Rich Woman is a book worth reading. Kim Kiyosaki gives women all over the world the information they need to the power of money and how they can get it. She dedicated her book to empowering more women to help them learn how to make it in a “man’s” world and not depend on men for the rest of their lives. She teaches women how to create a real budget, invest in real estate, businesses, or stocks and how to use that financial knowledge you may not learn elsewhere.
The 4-hour Workweek
Since the launch of this book, Timothy Ferriss has been everywhere. In today’s society, everyone is looking for an easy fix and how to become an entrepreneur with financial freedom. Timothy Ferriss knows that you must have the right mindset in building a business in order to make a fortune without spending more than four hours a week.
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
When it comes to becoming a successful entrepreneur, there are many misconceptions about starting a business. It doesn’t help when contradicting information is also being thrown at you in every direction.
The Entrepreneur Mind by Kevin D. Johnson
Everything you do in your life begins with the mind. When you start your day with negative thoughts, your day will not end up on a good note. In this book, Kevin D. Johnson talks about the many ways to positively change your way of thinking and start a business, making it grow and how to make it last. John strives to make sure you understand when to keep going and when it’s time to start over.
Click Millionaires by Scott Fox
As the world of e-commerce businesses is taking over the net, Scott Fox focuses on how to combine outsourcing and automated online marketing to build a monthly online cash-flow. Scott Fox teaches you how to create your online business by going over all the tools you have available to you. Click Millionaires is a great book if you want to learn more about online business and how to utilize the software.
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