3 must read books if you want to start your own business

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Are you thinking of starting your own business in the near future and you’re needing some inspiration as well as an extra motivational boost?  Then I’d definitely recommend the following 3 books, which also happen to be on my monthly reading list!

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-Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street by John Brooks

According to Bill gates, the founder of Microsoft, Business Adventures ‘remains the best business book I have ever read’ and is an in depth review of 12 significant business events of the past century. Each case study shows an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety and shows how relevant they are today as they were when the events actually happened.    For example, you’ll find out  how the 1962 flash crash highlights how unpredictable the stock market can be (no lesson learnt here!), how insider trading was finally reined in and how you can be accountable to both your shareholders and the greater good when starting a business.  Anyone who wishes to learn about past business case studies should read this book.  You can order your copy by clicking on the picture below.

-The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman

A personal favorite of mine, this book contains more or less everything you need to know about businesses without actually enrolling in an MBA yourself (thus saving you tons of money!).  Here, Josh Kaufman describes how you get can better results by skipping business school altogether by sharing all the essential components-  entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, negotiation, operations, productivity, systems design, and much more, into one comprehensive volume.  Very straightforward to understand the Personal MBA explains concepts such as the 12 forms of value, as well as the only 4 methods to increase revenue in a business. In my opinion, by reading this book, you will seek to learn essential business principles in no time compared to what most skilled professionals take a lifetime of trial and error to master. In my opinion, the best way to start a business is to do it yourself, and this book is the perfect companion.  Click on the picture below to order your copy now.

-Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 days by Chris Guillebeau

The perfect companion to anyone who wishes to launch a profitable side project, this book shows you how to launch a profitable side hustle in just 27 days.  Buy this book as a guide if you wish to make more money, pursue a passion, and enjoy greater security –all without quitting your day job. This book is a very easy to read step by step guide for anyone who wishes to pursue an additional source of income without giving up the security of a day job.  You may also want to check out Chris’s podcast Side Hustle School here…..

Looking for the perfect companion to starting or running your own business?  I would definitely recommend the Daily Greatness Business Planner.  Encompassing everything you need to succeed in your business over the coming year, this planner is designed to upgrade your thinking while helping you hit your yearly business goals. With a unique combination of an undated yearly planner (you can start anytime), finance and budget worksheets, goal, action and appointment planners and the best personal development tools, distilled down into a simple daily, weekly and quarterly structure, this powerful tool will support you in creating the habits of a Peak Performer.  This Business Planner is the perfect resource for tracking your business goals and objectives.  Order your copy here, and if you purchase via my referral link, you can get 5% off!  Moreover, if you’re not happy if the product for any reason, you can get a 100% money back guarantee within 14 days.  Click here to order your copy now.

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