13 Books every Entrepreneur should read


Below is a list of books every entrepreneur should read, and I truly believe that.  I’ve listened to several of these business books twice and some even three times. They’re that good! There’s always so much to learn and remind ourselves of. 

I LOVE entrepreneur books! I listen to all kinds of start-up books as I’m driving, walking my dog, or cleaning the house. I try to make the most out of my time as I’m always busy and time is my biggest asset.

But I’d love to hear from you lovelies! I like to learn as much as possible, so what are your favourite financial intelligence/start-up entrepreneur books?

Here are the books I’ve read and loved:

13 Books every Entrepreneur should read - How to win friends & influence people

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

EVERY entrepreneur needs to read this. It has key advice on customer service basics and why being a friendly, personable businessperson is the key to success.

Scientific advertising

Scientific Advertising by Claude Hopkins 

This one is great for copywriting guidelines and how to advertise successfully. Its direct approach makes it easy to follow so you can apply these fool-proof techniques to your business. Every entrepreneur will need to write copy, making this a book that every entrepreneur should read.

13 Books every Entrepreneur should read - Positioning

Positioning by Al Ries and Jack Trout

Though it was published a while ago, this book is still just as relevant in today’s market, if not more. Positioning is a great marketing book for entrepreneurs with amazing tips on how to position your brand within the massive sea of competition.

This I know

This I Know by Terry O’Reilly

I love Terry O’Reilly so much; I wish I could give him a hug. His book is amazing, and his marketing podcast is genius and filled with sound advice on how to attract customers that both small and large businesses can benefit from. Every entrepreneur needs to understand marketing, making this a book that every entrepreneur should read.

13 Books every Entrepreneur should read - Start with why

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Start with Why is one of the best start-up books for entrepreneurs. Your entire business marketing plan should revolve around the principles in this wildly important book.

13 Books every Entrepreneur should read - Influence

Influence: The Psychology Persuasion by Robert. B Cialdini

This disciplined entrepreneur book covers the basics of copywriting and marketing, to make you aware of how marketing techniques work and how to implement them properly. Every entrepreneur will need to negotiate, making this a book that every entrepreneur should read.

13 Books every Entrepreneur should read - Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

Do you tend to procrastinate? It can be extremely daunting to start projects sometimes, but maybe you just lack the framework necessary to form good work habits and get past those hurdles. There are some amazing productivity hacks in this book. James Clear dives into the scientific background of psychology to help you rewire your brain and habits to find a routine that works for you. 

13 Books every Entrepreneur should read - 4 Hour work week

Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

This is one of the best books for start-up entrepreneurs!When starting a business, it’s important to know why you are doing it and how your business could change your life. What are your goals? What are you hoping your life will look like because of it? What is the value of your time? This book can help you work smarter, not harder. Every entrepreneur wants to be more productive, making this a book that every entrepreneur should read.

13 Books every Entrepreneur should read - This is marketing

This is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See by Seth Godin

Marketing, sales, advertising, and the importance of rooting your work into your desires to lead your business to success with integrity, transparency, and sincerity. 

Crush it

Crush It by Gary Vanderchuk

If you want to know how to harness your passion and turn it into a real business, this wonderfully inspiring entrepreneur book is for you! 

13 Books every Entrepreneur should read - Scrum

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by JJ Sutherland 

Are you working efficiently? This start-up book has great advice for team building and project managing to help your business be as smooth-sailing and as proficient as possible. Every entrepreneur wants more time, making this a book that every entrepreneur should read.

The 10x rule

10x Rule by Grant Cardone

This book for entrepreneurs will help you set goals and reach them! With this step-by-step guide will provide you with the tools for success, no settling for mediocrity here!

13 Books every Entrepreneur should read - Think  grow rich

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill 

Need a little extra motivation? I know I do sometimes, it’s hard work being an entrepreneur. This is one of the best books for start-ups because it’s rooted in personal development. It teaches you helpful tools to assist you in harnessing your passion  to create and maintain a successful business.  

I hope you will find these top entrepreneur books as useful as I have. Be sure to send your start-up entrepreneur books or podcast recommendations my way! 

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