Are you looking for solid resources, inspiration and tips that will help you start your entrepreneurial journey?

Insights that will encourage you to change your mindset and grow not only your audience but your revenue, too?

Then look no further that this list made entirely for you, by our writers!

  • 80/20 PRINCIPLE by Richard Koch

The 80/20 principle, long a known staple in the business world, is brought out into the open in this book by Richard Koch. In this now classic book from 1999, reveals this secret of how to maximize the use of the 20% of our tasks that actually account for 80% of the work that needs to be done, hence the title, and hence the business secret revealed. This is a great read for anyone managing a business, and for those looking to manage their own lives more effectively. A new expanded edition is now available.

  • Will it Fly: How to Test Your Next Business Idea so You Don’t Waste Your Time and Money by Pat Flynn

Pat is one of the most well-known internet entrepreneurs around with his Smart Passive Income Blog and he’s started several other websites and businesses.

A lot of other business books focus on the launch but how useful is a great launch if you’re going in the wrong direction? Pat’s book is broken into five parts to help you make sure your new business idea is a good one. You’ll learn how to align your business with your goals and how to validate the idea before the launch.

  • How Brands Become Icons by Douglas B. Holt

Taking the tips from iconic brands including ESPN, Mountain Dew, Volkswagen, Budweiser, and Harley-Davidson, Holt breaks down his tips to cultivate a marketing strategy that goes beyond gimmicks and establishes a meaningful brand connection with potential customers.

  • Step-by-Step Crowdfunding: Everything you Need to Raise Money in the Crowd by Joseph Hogue, CFA

Think crowdfunding is just about the money? I’ve been active in crowdfunding as an entrepreneur, supporter and investor for years. If there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that crowdfunding is worth way more than just money for entrepreneurs.

The book is more than just a crowdfunding plan but a new look at marketing in the 21st century.

  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini

How do you get someone to say yes? Marketing at its core is getting someone to agree to a proposition. Easier said than done…

Being his bestseller and arguably of the best marketing books of all time, Robert Cialdini breaks down how with thoughtful persuasion, people can be influenced to say yes more often.

  • Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferris

Tribe of Mentors is a collection of motivational advice from some of the world’s top performers, from business people to athletes. It is a book which does not have to be read from start to finish, but rather one can open it anywhere and begin reading. It is full of life advice and mentoring from the gurus of success. Recommended for anyone looking for motivation from life to business from the people who have been there and done that.

  • Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey

Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey will teach you how to focus your attention on what really matters. By using this method you will be on your way to success no matter what your aim may be. This books show us how to achieve and stay focused by going through a chapter by chapter analysis of what is most need to lock on to focus.

  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink

An excellent time management book that breaks down the science of time in a fun and engaging way. Full of useful insights and fun facts with this book you will ways to better manage your time and you will have fun reading through it to boot.

  • Start Me Up! The No-Business-Plan Business Plan by Ebong Eka

What I liked about his book was that it didn’t try to tackle everything about business but instead looked at four very real pitfalls that lead to business failure and how to avoid them.

The book starts out with validating your idea and how to simplify your business idea to target the best markets. You’ll learn how to avoid wasting time on mindless tasks, create brand ambassadors and generate more sales.

  • Start Now. Get Perfect Later by Rob Moore

The road to perfection is never easy, but it’s not impossible. In his book, Start Now. Get Perfect Later, Rob Moore tells us that we have to begin right now.This way we can overcome self-doubt, and start our journey towards success immediately. This is a great book for anyone looking to start a business or looking to defeat procrastination.

  • Crushing It by Gary Vee

Crushing It by Gary Vee is a great book for anyone interested in contemporary online marketing. He goes through all of today’s platforms and outlines the plan to a successful business in today’s bustling online marketplace. This is a great book from a well-established author, for all those looking to stay competitive and up-to-date in today’s online market.

  • Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin

A New York Times bestseller from a world famous author, this book gives great insights on how one can bring out their originality in order to become indispensable in their field of work, a linchpin rather than a cog in the wheel. A book for anyone looking to become an integral and irreplaceable part of their workplace as well as a great book for self-improvement.

  • It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work by Jason Fried And David Hansson

Jason Fried and David Hansson show us, through their own experience that the work place does not have to be a hustle and bustle stressful environment in order to be successful.Their solution: focus on wasting less time rather than using more hours. Recommended for anyone managing a business.

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