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31 Best Books For Entrepreneurs

After reviewing and reading several books, I came across several important books that were repeatedly mentioned by entrepreneurs and marketers. Following are the top 31 books that are recommended, according to their usages.

BOOKS FOR FINDING AND TESTING BUSINESS IDEAS

Building a business from scratch is often the hardest aspect and finding what is your first product/service can be hard. To better understand how to build, test and scale your business model, I highly recommend reading these books.

STRATEGY BOOKS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

At the core of every startup and entrepreneurs is the ultimate strategy. Most know Michael Porter and his books on corporate strategy which is a great tool for positioning your company. But there are also many great books that can improve your business strategy.

MARKETING BOOKS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

How do you find a product market fit? Which advertising channels are most efficient? What do customers really want? These are one of the most important questions related to marketing which will be covered in the following great books.

SALES BOOKS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

If you are becoming an entrepreneur, the first rule is know how to sell yourself. Without knowing how to create revenue or raising funds, you will have hard time becoming successful entrepreneurs. Sales can be scary, but you can learn to improve and persuade by understanding few great tips from top sales gurus.

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING BOOKS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Not everyone is fond of accounting or finance, but both are necessary tools. Without knowing accounting, you will have hard time knowing when you need more fund and how long you can last with VC funds. Every entrepreneur should at least understand the basic accounting principles. Here are some awesome books on understanding accounting, corporate finance as well as mergers & acquisitions.

BOOKS ON STARTUP LAW

If you start your company, you will have tons of legal stuff to consider. What type of legal entity should I use? Do I need a patent for that? Should I protect my brand name? These books shall help you find the right solution for your business.

BOOKS ON VENTURE CAPITAL

When running a startup, you might need some external financing for your startup. Venture capitalists provide cash, advice and contacts. But there are also pitfalls with using a venture capitalist. Learn the most important concepts used in venture capital and the do’s and don’ts so you are prepared for raising money.

BOOKS ON CULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES

Many of you start the first company with your friends or family members. But soon, you will realize that you will need some employees as workload and funding increases. At this point it is important to build your company culture to attract and retain talent. These and more related topics are covered in the following books.

BOOKS ON STARTUP STORIES

If you want to learn how other successful entrepreneurs made it or what mistakes other entrepreneurs did, then these books are a must read.

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