Being an entrepreneur is very risky especially in today’s climate, even with the best business plan possible there’s still an element of finical risk. And of course getting your business plan of the ground can be difficult.
But don’t worry being an entrepreneur doesn’t have to be a dream you can make it a reality with hard work and effort. But with these 10 books I’ve picked out any entrepreneur will find the whole process easier and be sure to learn a thing or two along the way. So without further ado let’s take a closer look at my top ten books any entrepreneur should read.
By Gary Vaynerchuk
Originally a wine critic and now a leading serial entrepreneur and advisor to a large number of organizations including digital and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr Gary Vaynerchuk is certainly a man who can speak with experience and authority.
Based around his popular podcast show of the same name #AskGaryVee is an in-depth guide to digital marketing and entrepreneurship. The book chronicles Gary’s own journey and is full of essential advice for any bussing entrepreneur. It examines how to launch your business on social media, marketing advice, your own personal brand and much more.
Spin Sucks: Communication and Reputation Management in the Digital Age
By Gini Dietrich
When it comes to marketing and PR few people can rival the skill and experience of Gini Dietrich. The founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich and founder of the most popular PR blog on the web Spin Sucks Gini’s advice and guidance is going to be of value for any entrepreneur.
Spin Sucks offers new and some would even say radical advice for businesses and explains how they can and why they should communicate more honestly and openly. The book focuses more on how to humanize your business, examines the future of the PR industry and explains the skills you need to navigate and plan effective and honest PR.
All Marketers Are Liars: The Underground Classic
By Seth Godin
One of the most popular bloggers on the web today it’s highly likely you’ve already read some of Seth Godin’s content before. A leading authority on business marketing and management and the founder of the article sharing site Squidoo.com Seth’s advice is certainly something any entrepreneur will value.
His guide book All Marketers Are Liars: The Underground Classic is bursting with advice and knowledge for entrepreneurs and outlines the value of marketing your ideas and services. It also explains the importance of telling a story and authenticity.
Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story
By Joe Pulizzi
An in-depth understanding of content marketing is a must for entrepreneurs these days. Thankfully leading content marketing strategist Joe Pulizzi is keen to share his advice and knowledge in this insightful guide. As the man behind the content marketing institute you know the advice and guidance Joe gives is going to be incredibly beneficial.
His guide takes you through everything you need to know about how to run effective content marketing strategies and even includes a step by step plan for developing powerful and high-quality content as well. In the age of social media, Joe’s guidance and advice is incredibly valuable.
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World
By Gary Vaynerchuk
The second book by Gary Vaynerchuk on our list and for good reason! Gary took a three million dollar wine company and turned it into a 60 million dollar one in an incredibly short time. So he’s certainly someone you can rely on for knowledgeable and insightful advice.
Focusing more on social media marketing and explaining how to better connect with customers this insightful guide explains how entrepreneurs can build social media strategies that really work and better connect with their audience.
Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth
By Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares
Both Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares are people who have successfully navigated the risky business of being an entrepreneur and thrived! Gabriel is the founder and CEO of DuckDuckGo a search engine that rose to popularity by not tracking your data while Justin as already launched two successful start-ups.
The serial entrepreneurs share their advice and guidance in this insightful guide and explain the importance of getting your business traction as quickly as possible. The book outlines 19 different ways you can go about growing your customer base and is an essential read for any entrepreneur.
Zero to One: Notes on Start-Ups, or How to Build the Future
By Blake Masters and Peter Thiel
Blake Masters and Peter Thiel join together to create an invaluable guidebook for entrepreneurs, Blake Masters is a budding serial entrepreneur and lawyer who first made an impact with his legal search site Judicata. Peter Thiel on the other hand as an impressive track record of success and is most known for being one of the co-founders of PayPal.
This insightful guide focuses on one of the key areas many entrepreneurs will struggle with namely innovation. The book examines how entrepreneurs need to think and plan to get their business to prosper and is full of practical and insightful advice.
Online Business Startup: The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Launching A Fast, Lean And Profitable Online Venture
By Robin Waite
Robin Waite as plenty of experience helping businesses grow and develop, the business coach and founder of the advertising agency The Coconut Group has worked with a wide variety of clients and has helped businesses from all industries continue to thrive and succeed.
In this expansive and insightful guide, he shares his advice and experience with entrepreneurs and explains everything you need to know when starting your business. Entrepreneurs of any level are sure to learn new things and find his advice for launching a fast and profitable business in today’s online world incredibly valuable.
The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup
By Noam Wasserman
Noam T. Wasserman is the Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California so he can speak with academic authority on everything budding entrepreneurs need to know. He’s also the director of the USC’s Founders Central Initiative so entrepreneurs of all levels are sure to benefit from his advice and wisdom.
In his comprehensive guide The Founder’s Dilemma he outlines the potential problems and pitfalls that entrepreneurs can face. Starting your own business is very risky but with this guide, you won’t only be able to anticipate problems but also learn how to avoid and combat them.
By David S. Kidder
A serial entrepreneur who has worked extensively in digital and social media David S. Kidder is a man you can rely on for frank and thorough advice. He explains what entrepreneurs need to know in order to succeed especially during those difficult start-up months.
The Startup Playbook outlines David’s rules and guidelines that entrepreneurs need to know, this includes what principles entrepreneurs themselves will need to have. David examines other startup successes for reference and shares his knowledge and findings with you, aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs alike are sure to find this guide hugely beneficial.