Being an entrepreneur is not complete without reading a book that explains vividly the basics of entrepreneurship.
Some of these books are written by business moguls who have passed through some obstacles in their entrepreneurship journey.
By reading some of these books you will have more understanding of how to be the best founder or entrepreneur on this planet.
The following books will help you in your business life and also in your personal life, it will guide you on how to start up a business successfully, it will also give you insights, step by step guide on how a business works.
10 best books for entrepreneurs
1. Zero to One by Peter Thiel
This book is written by Peter Thiel, who co-founded Paypal and Palantir, he also made an early investment in companies like Facebook, SpaceX, and LinkedIn.
This book explains how to start up a successful business, it gives you more knowledge on how to survive in a competitive business market.
Zero to One also gives some secrets behind some successful businesses in which you can follow the steps to succeed in your business.
2. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This is a book that teaches you how to win the interest of your friends or your associates. Dale Carnegie gives step by step guide to follow for you to sell out your opinion to people without getting a ‘No’.
These days it’s hard to communicate effectively outside of the internet world, some people prefer to use social media to communicate because they’re nervous to communicate physically but this book will help you on how to communicate freely with other people.
Communication is one of the important things to note when starting up a business cause you need to market your products or your skills to other people.
3. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Robert Kiyosaki is an American businessman and author. He is the founder of Rich Global LLC and the Rich Dad Company.
This book gives you more insight on how to escape from the rat race, that is, it gives an example of a poor dad mentality and also a rich dad mentality.
It gives an account of how a poor dad wants his son to go to college, get a degree and apply for a white collar’s job which wouldn’t make him escape from the rat race circle while the rich dad is not educated but he wants his son to startup a business, invest in assets for him to escape from the rat race circle.
4. Rich Woman by Kim Kiyosaki and Robert Kiyosaki
Reading books is one of the attributes of a successful entrepreneur.
Rich Woman was published in 2006, Kim Kiyosaki wrote this book for women. This book teaches women how to be independent in their financial lives.
Reading this book you’ll learn how to abstain from depending on a man to cater to all your needs.
Kim Kiyosaki teaches women how to create financial wealth by creating a budget, investing in real estate, stocks, or businesses.
5. The 100$ Startup by Chris Guillebeau
This is one of the greatest books of all time for entrepreneurs.
Chris Guillebeau teaches you how to start up a business with as little as 100$ or no capital.
He also went further to carve instances of how some entrepreneurs started their businesses with low capital who now earn more than $50,000 or more per year.
Guillebeau gives some tools needed for entrepreneurs to succeed in a business which includes documents on his one-page business plan, a one-page promotion plan, and seven steps to market testing.
6. Click Millionaires by Scott Fox
Scott Fox is an e-commerce expert and an author, in this book he explains how to leverage the internet in making a living for yourself.
Fox teaches you how to build a successful online business by making use of some software that has been created instead of you making use of them to catch fun.
Click Millionaires is the best book for you to become a successful online entrepreneur.
7. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and author of the New York Times best-selling book(The Lean Startup).
He vividly explained how to startup a successful business by following some techniques he made mentioned in this book.
Ries went further to give some scientific approach to becoming a successful entrepreneur in this present century.
8. The Entrepreneur Mind by Kevin D. Johnson
Kelvin D. Johnson is a computer scientist, he started his career as a programmer at IBM.
He showed early signs of an entrepreneur mindset by launching a content management system and later selling it out for a huge amount of money.
Johnson teaches you how to start a successful business by having a good business-oriented mindset, he went further to explain how to overcome all odds during the entrepreneur journey.
9. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
If you’re looking forward to starting a successful business then this book is for you.
In this book, Napoleon Hill explains how to follow some principles which involve good desire, he teaches us that good desire drives us to think positively and become rich.
He went further to explain how the visualization of your dreams can help you to achieve them, that is, creating something in your subconscious mind before bringing them to life.
Napoleon Hill gives examples of the history of successful businesses which you can follow to become successful.
10. The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy
This book is one of the best books for entrepreneurs, if you are looking forward to starting a successful business then you need this book to learn how to sell your products or skills to other people.
It’s not a new thing that sales are important in a business, without sales companies would eventually go bankrupt so with this, you need to be a very good salesperson as a business owner.
Brian Tracy teaches you how to be a good salesperson, he also shows some techniques that drive effective sales.