Best Books For Entrepreneurs [Top 10] [2021 Update]
What are the most inspiring business books for entrepreneurs? Here you will find the top 10 business books with the best books about entrepreneurship and running a company.
The top 10 best books about entrepreneurs
Criteria for compiling these recommended books
Our editors have carefully read as many as possible books about this subject. Then, they used the following criteria for choosing the best picks:
- The literary quality of the books.
- The amount of books sold worldwide.
- The professional reviews in newspapers.
- The expertise and experience from the author.
- The quality of the examples, knowledge and practicality
- The actuality and whether the information is useful or too old.
- Our editor’s opinions: they have read and judged the books extensively.
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1.How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs
If you are looking to go into business for yourself, you simply must read this. Full to the brim of lessons, tips, and mistakes from people who have done it before you. Inspiring, insightful and eye-opening for all aspiring entrepreneurs.
2.Your Next Five Moves: Master the Art of Business Strategy
The expert guide to business strategy and staying one step ahead of the game. This book shows how you should always know your next five moves before making any decision, teaches you how to adopt this mentality, and more.
3.Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters
One of the biggest obstacles for any entrepreneur is the feeling of doubt. This could come from within or it could come from other people doubting you. This guide teaches you how to deal with that doubt and move past it.
4.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
Our pick for anyone looking to start their own business. Launching a business is a long and complex path, filled with lessons and pitfalls. Fortunately, the author of this book has been there and done it, giving all the information you need up front. Such a helpful resource.
5.Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms
This book teaches you that you never need to apologise for being ambitious. Shooting for the stars is admirable and, with this guide, achievable too! If you want to learn how to take calculated risks and turn them into great entrepreneurial successes, read this book.
6.Startup Law and Fundraising for Entrepreneurs and Startup Advisors
This is an extraordinary asset for anybody looking to start up their own business. Startups require funding and various legal requirements, which can be difficult to navigate if you have never done it before. Fortunately, everything you need to know is in this guide.
7.The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business: Turn Your Ideas into Money!
In our opinion, this is the best entrepreneurial book on the market for young business people. Starting out on your own as a young person in business can be daunting and it is important to have all the information before taking the plunge. Fortunately, that can all be found in this book.
8.In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs
An inspiring business book and the perfect read for female entrepreneurs. Not only is it full of information, but also case studies and lessons from over 100 different women who have made it in business already. An incredible resource!
9.The Entrepreneur’s Paradox: How to Overcome the 16 Pitfalls Along the Startup Journey (Startup Business Plan)
Avoiding mistakes is often just as important as finding successes in business, which is why this book is such a valuable entrepreneurial resource. This guide outlines the 16 most common pitfalls, how people fall into them and how you can avoid them.
10.Superfans: The Easy Way to Stand Out, Grow Your Tribe, and Build a Successful Business
This book is an absolute necessity for entrepreneurs, as well as authors, artists, YouTubers, podcasters, and other inventive people. Essentially, if your business relies on clients, customers and followers, this book has all the information you need to grow your following.
What kind of business books do you find in the list?
In this list you will find the books that every entrepreneur should read. The business books in this top 10 are for beginners and experienced entrepreneurs.
For example, you will find biographies of successful entrepreneurs, books about companies and even specific Dutch books about entrepreneurship. They are all inspiring and business at the same time.
Let’s continue with extra recommended business books
4 Hour Work Week
The list is kicked off with A 4 Hour Work Week for a lot of reasons . It is a book that you let alone in life differently: enjoy it more, don’t care about money and care a lot about your time. An entrepreneur should not do a lot of things. In fact, an entrepreneur must do a few things that yield the most. And so you will discover much more in this book.
Think And Grow Rich
Think And Grow Rich is an old book but the 13 principles from the book are still very important because they are so goal-oriented: seek mentorship from successful people and head straight for your goal!
Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires
Finally, the list also includes the book Ask And It Is Given by Esther Hicks. This is an important book for entrepreneurs because questions are so important if you want results. By the way, by questions does not only mean literally questions, but also the ‘attracting’ of success by asking the universe. Too spiritual? You can, but also test it before you reject it.
Have fun reading and doing business!
Each book in this list deals with a different aspect of entrepreneurship. That is why all these books are indispensable for every entrepreneur. Good luck!