This article is a compilation of the best small business startup advice books specifically written for entrepreneurs. Today marks the beginning of a series where I will be recommending to you high impact business books written specifically for entrepreneurs. I am recommending these business books based on the three criteria below.
a) I have read each of them and found the content highly valuable. This means that you are bound to pick up one or two lessons when you read them.
b) The authors of these books are experienced in their field and best of all; they are doers, not just preachers. They practice what they preach.
c) The business books I am recommending have helped its readers to achieve breakthrough results in their respective businesses and I am one of such readers.
Having said all this; below are seven highly recommended small business startup advice books for entrepreneurs interested in building a successful business from scratch.
Seven Highly Recommended Small Business Startup Advice for Entrepreneurs
1. Before You Quit Your Job – by Robert Kiyosaki
“Before you quit your job” is one of the many books authored by my mentor, Robert Kiyosaki. In this book you will learn from a first hand successful entrepreneur how to start and build a business from scratch, business mistakes to avoid, how to find good customers, etc.
If you are interested in learning the 10 real life lessons every entrepreneur should know about building a multi million dollar business, then get buy the book “Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job: 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business” and read.
2. The Art of the Start – by Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki is an entrepreneur, angel investor and venture capitalist. From his wealth of experience, he wrote this great book, "The art of the start" to help young startup entrepreneurs go through the entrepreneurial process, raise capital for their business venture, start a business and successfully build the business to international standard. I personally recommend you buy this book because it contains everything you need to know about small business startup financing. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
3. The E-Myth Revisited – by Michael Gerber
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber is specifically written for entrepreneurs who have kick started their business. The E-Myth Revisited contains priceless information that will help small business owners grow and structure their business for profitability. This book is so enriched with information that I couldn't help but do a review on it. You can read the E-Myth review here and buy the book directly from here “The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It.”
4. Protecting Your No 1 Asset – by Michael Lechter
This book is specifically written for creative entrepreneurs, those with multi million dollar ideas in their brains. Just like the name above, it's all about protecting your number one asset; which is your intellectual ideas. The author, Michael Lechter is a seasoned intellectual property attorney. Most of you may see this book as valueless but I will advice you get it especially if you have a lot of ideas upstairs. Protecting Your #1 Asset: Creating Fortunes from Your Ideas (Rich Dad)
5. The business school – by Robert Kiyosaki
Simply put, "The Business School" explains in details the hidden value of a network marketing business and the learning opportunities offered by these networks. The Business School, For People Who Like Helping People (Rich Dad's- The Eight Hidden Values of a Network Marketing Business, Other Than Making Money)
6. The ABCs of Writing Winning Business Plans – by Garrett Stutton
Just like the name implies, this book is all about writing a winning business plan; one that has the potential to attract investors. Anybody can write a business plan but not all business plans get the venture capital. So if raising capital is your top most concern, I will advice you read this book “Rich Dad's Advisors®: The ABC's of Writing Winning Business Plans: How to Prepare a Business Plan That Others Will Want to Read — and Invest In.”
7. Own Your Own Corporation – Garrett Stutton
Most startup entrepreneurs are naive when it comes to choosing the right business entity. Garrett Stutton in his book, "Own Your Own Corporation" explains extensively the different business entities available including their advantages and disadvantages. Rich Dad's Advisors: Own Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them
As a final note, these are the seven small business startup advice books I personally recommend for all entrepreneurs and business owners. Keep a date with us as I bring to you more result producing books.