Whether you are acim authors or have a business in need of a rebirth good advice from experts can improve your chances of success.
Good advice, however, doesn’t come cheap, nor should it for that matter. If you, like most aspiring entrepreneurs or small business owners and are on a limited budget paying for that advice can be a bit of a problem.
Fortunately we CAN get quality advice from experts who can help us build our new or evolving businesses. The great thing about these experts is that you don’t have to set an appointment, be on their schedule, or pay hourly fees; instead they can work around you. These experts come to your house, your business, your car, or frankly pretty much wherever you feel is convenient.
These experts in the form of books, whether traditional or audio books, give you the opportunity to get expert advice, when you want it, how you want it, and at an amazingly low price.
What top 10 books would I recommend for you if you are starting a business, thinking about starting a business, or attempting to jump start your business? Here are my top 10 books for entrepreneurs with an explanation as to why I believe they are important to you and your business.
1. The Magic of Thinking Big. David J. Schwarz. When I started my first business ( a LONG time ago) this was the first book my mentor gave me to read. One of the most influential books on motivation and goal setting it comes highly recommended by such famous authors as Tim Ferriss of The 4-hour Workweek. Make this the FIRST book you read.
2. The Lean Startup. Eric Ries. If you are just starting a business this book can save you a ton of money and TIME! Dave Ries gives us the lean startup principles of build, measure, and learn with a MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT which allows new entrepreneurs to find out what customers REALLY want.
3. How to Make Millions with your Ideas. Dan S. Kennedy. Dan Kennedy has not only made millions but taught thousands of entrepreneurs how to make millions. While somewhat dated, this book is a valuable tool to help new entrepreneurs focus in on proven methods to turn ideas into riches.
4. The E-Myth Revisited. Michael E. Gerber. This book is without-a-doubt a MUST READ for ANY business owner. In this book you learn why being an expert at a business can actually be harmful to the business. His step-by-step analysis of the life of a small business will be invaluable to the aspiring business owner.
5. The $100 Startup. Chris Guillebeau. The $100 Startup was JUST published and has already hit 5-star status on Amazon. Chris gives us a simple six-step process to begin selling something online, NOW. If you’re familiar with Tim Ferris’ work and are looking for your muse this is a book to help you find it!
6. Likeable Social Media. Dave Kerpen. If you only purchase one book about how to use social media, Facebook, Twitter, etc.; by this one. If you have any doubts whether Dave Kerpen knows what he’s writing about just read the Introduction of the book (free in your local book store or at