Finding a good business book is hard, even though there too many to choose from! It is even harder when you are a small business. Why?
Because most business books focus on larger businesses.
But small business owners have different needs.
As an avid reader and having been a small business owner for over 18 years. I have read a lot of business books.
So, in this post I share with you my take on the Best Small Business Books.
Let's dive in and start with my all #1 all-time favorite!
*In no particular order
I love reading biographies of business owners, because it can give you an inside view of not just the business but the mind of the founder.
Now this does not mean that they have their stuff together, in fact many amazing empire builders did not have life balance, good relationships and had other problems.
What I am looking for when I read these is more about patterns in the founders, the time period and the businesses. I look at each of these as a case study. Allow them to build on each other. Then adapt them to me and apply what I know what would work best for me.
Not all "big" business books are useless. So here are some of my favorite business books. The thing to focus on when reading a non-small business book is what themes the author is trying to teach. Then how do you apply that to your small business.
Hopefully you will find a few of these beneficial to your business. I would love to know what your favorite small business book is. I am always looking to add to my reading list.
Want to download this list, so you can just have it? Download the PDF here.
Andrea Travillian is the founder of Aspirify, Inc. Andrea has her BBA in finance from the University of Iowa, her MBA from Creighton University and her coaching certificate from the International Coaching Academy. She is an author, speaker, and most importantly mom.