I recently asked fellow home business owners and bloggers for their recommended business books. I received a ton of great responses and suggestions. Here is a list of business books to read over the summer months and beyond. Order the paperback or load up the Kindle. It is time for some learning.
10-Steps to Venture Success:
Starting and Succeeding in Your Own Business – “It allows the individual to assess their business strengths, validate their own business idea based on their unique skills, knowledge and life experiences [which is often better than trying to pick up a new skill or craft], plan, launch and track venture progress over time.” ~ Deborah A. Osgood, DA, MBA, President/CKO, Knowledge Institute
The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan – “Explains how narrowing your focus and asking the right questions can dramatically improve your results” ~ Heather Poduska, Brand Strategist, Clear Voice Branding
Guerrilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business – “This book is great for people who are just starting off to find unique and inexpensive ways to market their business. When people are working out of their home, they need to make sure that they are growing their business outside the hojme, i.e. marketing what they do. This book will give them ideas as well as motivate them to make that a reality.” ~ Deacon Hayes, Well Kept Wallet, LLC
Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation – ”Easily my favorite new find, Fascinate breaks down how others see us, what our unique chemistry of gaining and holding attention is, and how to leverage it in business. This is an essential read for enhancing one’s personal brand.” ~ Lynn Daue
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill – “This is an oldie, but there many people who are successful today because they read this book to support them in creating their ideal businesses and lives.” ~ Susan James, Self Discovery Master Trainer, SD Life Mastery
“I think Purple Cow by Seth Godin is a great book for home business owners. It’s important, especially for a home based business, to set itself apart from competition; what makes your business different? How can the business grow outside of the home-based business roots and really satisfy customers? Many of these questions are answered in this book and can help home-based business owners think outside the box.”- Deborah Sweeney, MyCorporation.com CEO
A big thanks to all of those that contributed to this wonderful list of recommended home business books!