Whether you’re just starting your business or you’re already an experienced entrepreneur, there’s always more to learn! In this post we’ve listed the top 10 books every entrepreneur should read. From learning how to sell to earning money, reading these books will make you an even better entrepreneur!
Time for the first book from our top 10…
# 1. The 4-Hour Workweek – Timothy Ferriss
If there’s one book every entrepreneur should read, it’s The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss. In this 448-page book, you’ll learn all about how to work less, earn more, and travel the world all at the same time.
The 4-Hour Workweek shares a number of principles explaining how to build an online income. So, what’s stopping you from getting started?
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# 2. Online Influence – Bas Wouters
Do you already have your own webshop, or do you want to rapidly increase its turnover? If you answered yes, Online Influence by Bas Wouters and Joris Groen is a must-read. This book explains how to apply psychology to raise conversion on your website, as well as sharing practical guidelines on how to improve the customer experience on your site – a goal every webshop owner wants to achieve.
# 3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
In his legendary book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey walks you through his seven principles for improving your performance both personally and professionally.
This nearly 400-page book is full of tips on productivity, positive thinking, and effectiveness. An essential read for every entrepreneur.
# 4. The Millionaire Fastlane – MJ DeMarco
Sounds interesting, right? In over 300 pages of wisdom, MJ DeMarco explains how he became a millionaire. Not only does he explain this process in great detail, he also shares a few pitfalls you can learn from.
# 5. Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh
Paying new employees $2000 if they quit immediately? That doesn’t sound like a good idea, does it? In his book Delivering Happiness, Tony Hsieh explains how he has turned Zappos into an international online retailer with more than a billion euros in annual turnover.
What will you learn from this book? How to foster a great team culture and how to attract customers who want nothing more than to buy something from your webshop.
# 6. Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
In this bestseller, Robert Kiyosaki takes you through his principles of wealth creation. He explains in great detail the differences between his experience with his own father, who was poor, and what he learned from a rich friend’s father.
With more than 32 million copies sold, this book should be on every entrepreneur’s mandatory reading list.
# 7. The E-Myth Revisited – Michael E. Gerber
Starting your own company with the aim of having more freedom? This is a frequently mentioned motivation for new entrepreneurs. However, this is a pitfall, as new entrepreneurs mainly work in their company instead of on their company, causing them to work too many hours per week. Their dream of owning their own business falls apart as a result.
In his book, Michael Gerber explains how to avoid this problem and how to really run your small business!
# 8. The Psychology of Selling – Brian Tracey
Whether you have a webshop already, or you’re planning to open one soon, it’s important to improve your sales know-how. Why? Because a webshop is all about selling products. Not only is sales knowledge important when running a webshop, it’s also valuable in other areas of business. But where can you learn the real best practices?
If you want to learn the real best practices of selling, The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracey is the right book for you!
# 9. Start With Why – Simon Sinek
The most successful business owners, athletes, and speakers have one thing in common: they all have a “why”. In his book Start With Why, Simon Sinek explains that people don’t buy what you do, but why you do it. The most innovative companies work based on their “why”: a real mission. After reading this book, you’ll be able to formulate your mission clearly and explore your own “why”.
# 10. Atomic Habits – James Clear
Winners and losers all have the same goal. What makes the winners successful is developing positive habits. In Atomic Habits, you’ll learn how to build reliable habits to help you achieve your goals. As well as learning how to develop new habits, you’ll also learn how to break bad habits and reach your goals even faster.
Are there any books on your list that you’d recommend to other small business owners? Let us know and maybe you’ll inspire other entrepreneurs!