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Top books every entrepreneur should read
At Dream Hatcher, we believe that the most successful entrepreneurs have adapted their mindset to continuous learning. Whether it’s a book, audio-book or podcast it’s worth finding something that works for you and absorbing new material regularly. The topics can vary, for example business growth, marketing or famous entrepreneurs, so long as it interests you.
If you are looking for some reading material to help you to boost your small business or start-up, we have handpicked a few books that have inspired us, all packed with practical and meaningful advice on becoming an inspirational innovator!
And, if you are thinking of purchasing any of these books, remember to support your local businesses by purchasing from independent book shops.
The Art of the Start 2.0, Guy Kawasaki
Offering lots of insider information, The Art of the Start 2.0 calls on Guy Kawasaki’s decades of experience as one of the most hardworking strategists in the business world. Guy takes you through the seismic changes in business over the last decade and looks at how and why once untouchable businesses are now struggling. Full of practical suggestions you can apply to your business today, this book is a must read.
Losing My Virginity, Sir Richard Branson
An oldie, but a goodie. First published in 1988, this is the worldwide bestselling autobiography of famous entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, featuring his take on his latest business ventures, personal achievements and intrepid adventures. This is a classic – and perhaps the ultimate tale of entrepreneurship. It is also a joyful read, with no shortage of interesting anecdotes.
Start Your Business In 7 Days, James Caan
James Caan takes your hand and guides you through the first 7 days of your business, while you ask yourself questions such as: Do my costings work? Is my idea really a business? Have I put together the right team? Caan certainly has the experience to write this book, making this a great choice for start-ups.
When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t The Life You Want, Mike Lewis
If you’re in a dead-end job and have a business idea in mind that you would like to pursue, this is the book you need to kick you in to action. This inspirational read follows a group of successful entrepreneurs from all walks of life, who share their stories of ‘taking the leap’. The stories are empowering and will show you how to overcome fear and make positive changes.
Start Run & Grow a Successful Small Business – Business Owner’s Toolkit
This comprehensive resource provides a valuable insight into not only starting a business, but successfully running one. Included are suggestions for marketing wisely and cheaply; tips for managing cash flow, including credit and collections; techniques for creating a business plan that serves as an organisational blueprint and earns financial backing; and suggestions for how to control your tax liabilities. Effective approaches to managing human resources are also examined, including payroll, benefits, hiring, and firing. Case studies, checklists, and model business plans are included – source Waterstones.co.uk
I hope you like our selection and do let us know if you think we have missed a good one!
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