Over the past few years as I have built up my small businesses and learned more about entrepreneurship I’ve read many books on the matter. They can be just what you need to keep you motivated, or they can inspire you with new ways of thinking. Here are my top 10 picks for the best entrepreneur books in 2016:
These are my favourites from the classic business books that are always recommended.
The 4 hour work week by Timothy Ferriss
This book had been recommended so much that I was sure I must have read it. I think I’d got it confused with another as when I went to re-read it this year I realised it was all new to me – and I loved it! It made me think so hard about what I want in life, about how to get it and gave me so many ideas. In fact once I read it I immediately dropped down how many hours I was working on my business so I could concentrate on things that I wanted to do in life and it worked really well.
I can definitely see why this book is always a top choice for entrepreneurs! It’s perfect if you’re also stuck in the 9-5 cubicle and looking for an escape as there are chapters dedicated to doing so!Check out the book here on Amazon.
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Another classic and really helpful to get your mindset right about money. There’s a big difference between working for money and making your money work for you and that is what the author of this book learns from his two dads in the story. I really enjoyed the way it was told (I have listened to the audio book version) and how different that is to other books in the genre.To see more about this book click here.
7 habits of highly successful people
Doing what it says on the cover, this book talks about the 7 main habits that successful people in the world have and talks about ways that we can develop these habits for ourselves. As a mindset book and inspirational read it’s excellent! Well worth a read.To check this book out on Amazon click here.
Think and Grow Rich
This is still on my list to read, but it comes so highly recommended to me by others that I have to include it here. It’s a thought provoking and motivational book that is as relevant today as when it was brought out in 1937Check out more reviews of this book here.
Best books for entrepreneurs starting out
If you’re just starting out in entrepreneurship and are at the launch stage, or even earlier and wondering what you can do in business then I hope you’ll find these books as useful as I did.
$100 start up
One of my favourite books I ever read on the subject of starting a business. I’ve never had a lot of money to invest in my ideas so a book dedicated to low cost ideas and success stories of people who did it? Perfect! The ideas in this book are inspiring and helped me to come up with my own ideas without feeling like I needed business plans and capital to get it started. Highly recommended this book.To see more about it click here.
Launch by Jeff Walker
It’s more than the idea. Launching your business the right way can change it from a flop in to a roaring success and the tips and ideas in this book can really get you started off on the right foot. Perfect for those who are contemplating an internet business and want to make a splash when they get started!See more about this book on Amazon here.
Best entrepreneur books for those already started in business
If you’re already set up in business and want something to propel you to the next level check these two books out:
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
Social media is huge these days, but it’s increasingly used wrongly and with the wrong intent. Gary tries to show us how powerful it can be when you concentrate on giving back to people before expecting anything back. A really interesting read and a must if social media is a big part of your business.Click here to see more about this book.
Dotcom secrets by Russell Brunson
If you’re looking to learn about online marketing tactics, funnels and email marketing then this book could be awesome for you. I read it at the beginning of the year and it really helped me get my head around how I want my customers to behave when they come to me for the best effect and how to monetise them quickly.
Not a beginner book, but once you have your ideas set up and running I really recommend this one.
Check out the reviews on Amazon here.
New and noteworthy books on entrepreneurship
Each year brings out more and more books on the subject, which is great because it’s always changing. Here’s two recommended titles for 2016:
Will it Fly by Pat Flynn
Pat Flynn is one of the most successful internet marketers online right now and he attracts a number of people starting out in the world of online business. This is his book to those people to help them see if their idea for business is a good one. So if you’re new and want an up to date guide to starting an online business I’d recommend starting here.Check out the book on Amazon here.
Living Forward by Michael Hyatt
I love Michael Hyatt’s books and this latest one is about making the most of our time and getting what we truly want out of our lives. Perhaps you’ve been drifting along for a long time with all sorts of dreams and thoughts for your life but not actually getting anywhere and making them happen. If so, give this book a read, do the exercises and hopefully it will give you a kick start to get you going!See more about it on Amazon here.