Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Top 10 Business Books for Entrepreneurs

Every business starts with the inspiration to provide a product or service to a community. Most successful companies don’t necessarily start out with a global reach. Instead a small business plants their proverbial flag in the marketplace to stake out a territory they hope will become successful. There are many helpful tools at the disposal of a startup company. Even those businesses who have already gained a foothold in the marketplace can benefit from a fresh perspective. The following books are the current Top 10 Business Books as ranked on Amazon. There is a lot of knowledge to be found here!

      1.      Start Your Own Business: Fifth Edition

Published by Entrepreneur Press, this is one of the top selling business startup books. It proudly proclaims to offer “critical startup essentials and a current, comprehensive view of what it takes to survive the crucial first three years, giving your exactly what you need to survive and succeed.”

2.      The Big Book of Small Business

The subtitle of this book says it all: “You Don’t Have to Run Your Business by the Seat of Your Pants.” This text offers insight on planning for growth, hiring the best staff, communicating with your work force and many other essential business needs.

3.      Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months

Deadlines are great for helping anyone accomplish a specific task. This book will set you on the path towards building up your business and keeping it prosperous.

4.      The Small Business Start-up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

Operating any type of business, large or small, requires that you adhere to rules and regulations handed down by state, local and federal government agencies. While some folks might see these regulations as burdensome, they actually provide a level playing field for everyone.

5.      The Accidental Entrepreneur: The 50 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Starting a Business

This book builds on the premise that experience matters. Hear what other leading business owners have to say about their missteps and their successes. Among the topics covered are the 7 biggest pitfalls in a business, 10 simple ways to get referrals and 6 secrets of marketing a business.

6.      Small Business for Dummies

Since its inception the “Dummies” series of books have sold millions of copies covering every topic from video game design to gardening. Now, their “Small Business for Dummies” is providing the same attention to detail for business owners who need guidance with running their operation.

7.      The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

The author of this best selling text “dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business.” This is all centered about the need for a strong internet presence required by any business.

8.      How to Succeed as a Small Business Owner and Still Have a Life

Running a small business shouldn’t come at the expense of the rest of your life. In this helpful guide you’ll find out how other business owners have created a perfect balance between family, friends and business.

9.      Employee Development: Big Business Results on a Small Business Budget

With an eye towards building a productive work staff this text offers up valuable hints for proper staff management all with an eye on the bottom line.

10.  How to Do A Year’s Worth of Bookkeeping in One Day: A Step-By-Step Guide for Small Businesses

As a business owner, you will become intimately familiar with all aspects of  bookkeeping. This text provides a great foundation in this important area.