The Best Books To Read When Starting A Business

The Best Books To Read When Starting A Business

Best Books To Start A BusinessIn this episode of Startup Daddy, I talk about the best business books for starting a business, and a service that makes it easy to share large files with clients (or anyone else).  I get asked about books a lot, so I made a new page on this site called, Recommended Reading.  I thought it may be interesting to do a podcast episode on the subject, and I also thought it may be interesting to turn this into a video, so I did that too.  We’ll see how much extra work it is, and your feedback, and maybe I’ll do it this way more often.

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Below the video for this episode are the links for the books I talk about.  These are Amazon affiliate links. If you are concerned with this, it may be a good time to review my Disclosures Page.

Here are my picks for the best business books to read when you are starting a business

Some are literally how to start a business, some are about getting more done and productivity, but all have something that you can take away that will make you a better business owner, and hopefully, make you more money.  I have read them all, and they have all influenced how I think and act as an entrepreneur.  It is far from a complete list of good business books, but it’s a great start.

After watching the video, drop me a comment and let me know if you have any great business books to add.

If you only read one book about starting a business, please read this one. Seriously.

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It, by Michael E. Gerber

Books About Getting A Business Started and Transitioning from Corporate Life to the Entrepreneurial Life:

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki

The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki

Escape From Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur, by Pamela Slim

Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, by Gary Vaynerchuk

The 4-Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferriss

Books About Productivity and Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Leo Babauta’s  EBook, Zen to Done

File Sharing

The files sharing service I talk about is called Dropbox.  It is a free service that makes it easy to share large files with other people or keep them synced with multiple devices.  If you have an iPad, it’s a must.  If you use this link to sign up with Dropbox, we both get a little more free storage.

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Do you have any great business books to add?  Let me know in the comments.

Startup Daddy is a Business Startup Podcast hosted by Ian Gordon.  We discuss the issues surrounding getting a business started, and growing that business once you get it off the ground.