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10 books about starting a business
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Starting a Business QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner’s Guide to Launching a Successful Small Business, Turning Your Vision into Reality, and Achieving Your Entrepreneurial Dream by Ken Colwell PhD MBA
Category: Business Culture
This book was published 2 years ago by ClydeBank Media LLC and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
Sourced from over twenty years of firsthand experience working with entrepreneurs, new ventures, and high-growth startups, author Ken Colwell, PHD, MBA has the answers. In his comprehensive Starting a Business QuickStart Guide, Ken Colwell concisely presents the core fundamentals that all new entrepreneurs need to know to get started, find success, and live the life of their dreams.Business and entrepreneurship students, small business owners, managers, and soon-to-be entrepreneurs will all find a wealth of value within the pages of the Starting a Business QuickStart Guide.
Mind Your Business: A Workbook to Grow Your Creative Passion Into a Full-time Gig by Ilana Griffo
Category: Motivation & Self-Improvement
This book was published 2 years ago by Paige Tate & Co and takes approximately 6.7 hours to read.
Mind Your Business is a guide and workbook for entrepreneurs who want to turn their creative passions into money-makers. Author Ilana Griffo shares the approachable formula that helped turn her side-hustle into a six-figure design studio. From first steps to long-term planning, Mind Your Business includes: Inspiration & advice from successful entrepreneurs A branding template for professional polish Worksheets to identify your ideal customers An editorial calendar to plan creative content Legal overview & sample contract to protect your ass(ets) Tips to build a successful & engaging online presence SEO tips to get your business noticed Budget & tax tools to keep your business in the black You're in the driver's seat. Mind Your Business is for creative spirits, list lovers, go-getters, and driven entrepreneurs. It's the training wheels for your business--a sidekick, a reference, a guidebook, and the fuel for your creative journey.
Your Next Five Moves: Master the Art of Business Strategy by Patrick Bet-David
Category: Decision-Making & Problem Solving
This book was published last year by Gallery Books and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
AN INSTANT INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER From the creator of Valuetainment, the #1 YouTube channel for entrepreneurs, comes a practical and effective guide for thinking more clearly and achieving your most audacious business goals. Both successful entrepreneurs and chess grandmasters have the vision to look at the pieces in front of them and anticipate their next five moves. In this book, Patrick Bet-David translates this skill into a valuable methodology that applies to high performers at all levels of business. Whether you feel like you’ve hit a wall, lost your fire, or are looking for innovative strategies to take your business to the next level, Your Next Five Moves has the answers. You will gain: CLARITY on what you want and who you want to be. STRATEGY to help you reason in the war room and the board room. GROWTH TACTICS for good times and bad. SKILLS for building the right team based on strong values. INSIGHT on power plays and the art of applying leverage. Combining these principles and revelations drawn from Patrick’s own rise to successful CEO, Your Next Five Moves is a must read for any serious executive, strategist or entrepreneur.
The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting and Running a Business: Turn Your Ideas into Money! by Steve Mariotti
This book was published 7 years ago by Currency and takes approximately 16.5 hours to read.
"Completely revised and updated"--Cover.
The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together: How to Run Your Business Without Letting it Run You by PhD Walling
Category: Decision-Making & Problem Solving
This book was published 3 years ago by Sherry Walling and takes approximately 6.3 hours to read.
Learn how to stay sane and ensure both you and your business thrive for years. You run a business. And running a business is hard. It can ruin your health. It can ruin your relationships. It can ruin your life. But only if you don't equip yourself for the journey. The responsibility, stress and loneliness of being an entrepreneur are a far cry from your friends who work salaried jobs. The path of least resistance is to let the stress and isolation of starting, running and growing a business infiltrate most aspects of your life. Over and over we've watched our fellow entrepreneurs succumb to the mental toll and chaos of running a business. We've also experienced it firsthand as we've launched and grown our own businesses. Odds are good that you've been overwhelmed at some point. Maybe you've read self help books only to find that books about stress management typically don't take into account the unique experience of entrepreneurs. Or they're 'lifehacks' written by a blogger with no formal training, offering advice based on anecdotes. Why do I need this book? You want to invest in yourself (and consequently, your business). You want to learn proven strategies, tactics and techniques to overcome the challenges that cause you heartburn and headaches. You want to get off the treadmill of stress, anxiety and isolation that entrepreneurship brings. You want to prevent burnout, depression, isolation, and the emergence of damaging coping strategies and self-sabotaging choices. Every aspect of this book is a pairing of psychological expertise with decades of entrepreneurial experience. Author, Seth Godin calls it, "A personal, generous and incredibly useful guide to staying sane and changing the world at the same time. Read it before you think you need it." Here are just a few things you will take away: New ways to deal with the responsibility and fear that go along with being an entrepreneur Why knowing yourself and where you came from is crucial to your success How to succeed as an entrepreneur no matter your personality type How to keep stress from ruining your relationships Dealing with depression, anxiety, burnout, ADHD and other common psychological burdens How to get more things done - and faster - by dealing with procrastination, distraction and muddled priorities How to deal with overwhelming (seemingly) massive failures How to find personal calm in the midst of chaos And much more... Love the book? Read a review! And join the conversation by joining our Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/zenfounder/
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau
This book was published 9 years ago by Currency and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
Shares advice for transitioning away from unfulfilling jobs to embark on adventurous, meaningful careers, outlining recommendations for starting a personal business with a minimum of time and investment while turning ideas into higher income levels. 60,000 first printing.
The McGraw-Hill Guide to Starting Your Own Business : A Step-By-Step Blueprint for the First-Time Entrepreneur by Stephen C. Harper
This book was published 18 years ago by McGraw-Hill Education and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.
This second edition covers the Internet and alternative sources of funding that have developed since the first edition was published. The examples given are updated, legal issues are revised and financial statements reflect 21st-century figures.
The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life by J L Collins
This book was published 5 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 9.5 hours to read.
The author shares his personal techniques, insights and experiences regarding saving money and investing, drawn from his blog posts as well as a series of letters to his teenage daughter, both dealing with money management.
Own Your Career Own Your Life: Stop Drifting and Take Control of Your Future by Andy Storch
This book was published last year by Andy Storch, Inc and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
Own Your Career Own Your Life by Andy Storch is a new book designed to help corporate professionals stop drifting and take control of their futures. In the book, Andy Storch combines a lifetime of experience with insights from doing hundreds of interviews with successful people. The book provides guidance on how to own your career, plan for the future and own your life. The first part is about owning your career by doing things like connecting to vision, values, and purpose, setting goals, and making a plan. The second part is about planning for the future by doing things like investing in continuous learning, building a network, and building a personal brand. And the third part is about living with intention, having the right mindset, overcoming challenges, and achieving big goals.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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