I love buying business books (alongside image, coaching and personal development books) however I don’t always find the time to read them! Therefore this summer I have set a plan in motion to spend at least 20 minutes a day reading – so I am slowly working my way through the bookshelf and I intend to take a couple of books away on holiday with me, as I find I have the headspace to digest the information when I am away from day to day distractions.
Here are a few of my favourite business books as well as the highly recommended ones that I am waiting to read. They will all give you fantastic nuggets of information that will help with your business structure, planning or time management. So whether you like reading hardbacks, paperbacks or on a Kindle, please let me know which are your favourites!
Grow Your Service Firm, by Robert Craven – If you only read one business book please make it this one! Robert talks sense and gives you some great practical ideas for developing your successful business.
The E-Myth Revisited, by Micheal Gerber – A great book that helps pinpoint why most of us fall into the same trap when we start up a business for the first time – you will want to read it again and again!
Think and Grow Rich, by Napolean Hill – A timeless classic – not that easy to read but the information could be vital in helping you sort out your thoughts around money.
How To Stand Out In Your Business, by Karen Williams – a self-coaching book for all new (and established business owners) to work through.
Enchantment, by Guy Kawasaki – A guide to how to charm, delight and engage your clients and potential clients – fascinating stuff!
Botty Rules, by Nigel Botterill – An interesting and insightful story of how Nigel set up his myriad of businesses and how he helps other entrepreneurs.
Build a Business from Your Kitchen Table, by the Not on the High Street founders, (Sophie Cornish & Holly Tucker) – An easy and interesting read as they explain how they did it – the pitfalls and the successes of their business journey.
The Four Hour Work Week, by Timothy Ferriss – Plenty of food for thought in here!
21 Ways to Manage the Stuff that Sucks up Your Time, by Grace Marshall – A brilliant little book with lots of fabulous time management tips and techniques.
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, by Carmine Gallo – A friend recommended this one saying: “A brilliant book if you ever have to do any presentations but it’s not just about presenting and PowerPoint – but how to think!”