Finding a good business book is hard, even though there too many to choose from! It is even harder when you are a small business. Why?
Because most business books focus on larger businesses.
But small business owners have different needs.
As an avid reader and having been a small business owner for over 20 years. I have read a lot of business books.
Here are my favorite business books, specifically for small businesses. I broke them into three categories.
- Best books for small businesses that are written for or about small business.
- Biographies of business owners.
- Books for or about bigger businesses that are still good for small business.
Let's dive in and start with my all #1 all-time favorite!
All Time Best Small Business Book
The Rest of the Best Small Business Book
*In no particular order
Biographies of Business Owners
I love reading biographies of business owners, because it can give you an inside view of not just the business but the mind of the founder.
Now this does not mean that they have their stuff together, in fact many amazing empire builders did not have life balance, good relationships and had other problems.
What I am looking for when I read these is more about patterns in the founders, the time period and the businesses. I look at each of these as a case study. Allow them to build on each other. Then adapt them to me and apply what I know what would work best for me.
Big Business Books That will Still Help You With Your Small Business
Not all "big" business books are useless. So here are some of my favorite business books. The thing to focus on when reading a non-small business book is what themes the author is trying to teach. Then how do you apply that to your small business.
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