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5 Books To Read If You Want To Start Your Own Business

Have you been sitting on a business idea but have no clue how to start it? Here are some top reads for the ‘entrepreneurial mindset’.

“Will It Fly? How to Know if Your New Business Idea Has Wings … Before You Take the Leap” by Thomas K. McKnight

This is one of the first books you should read if you’re even contemplating starting your own business. It will force you to take a look at your idea and decide whether or not it has the potential to be successful and make a profit. It helps to weed out the good business ideas and the not-so-good.


“The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup” by Noam Wasserman

This book is also important to read before you make the leap into self-employment and founding your own company. It takes you on a journey of real life obstacles you may run into when running your own business. This book covers important topics like whether or not you should bring in cofounders instead of taking the business on solo.



“Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works” by Melinda F. Emerson

Once you’ve decided that you have a winning business idea, this is the book you should add to your reading list. This book will help you to create a business plan that’s broken into months to help show the progress that you should be making. 


“The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!”  by Al Ries & Jack Trout

One huge part of running a business is marketing, and this book focuses on just that. Written by two marketing consultants, the book helps business owners determine their marketing plan for their product. The “22 Laws” are important in determining the success of your product or plan.

Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence – and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuk

This read takes a look at real life examples of successful entrepreneurs and influencers in today’s society. It also touches on the importance of social media platforms today and how you can forward your business through these channels. A great read that focuses on modern society.

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