Books For Business Success

Not sure which books should be included in your business information library? The Christian Science Monitor has put together a short list of books that they feel every entrepreneur should have. What would you add to the list?

The E-Myth and The E-Myth Revisited

In a relatively short book, Gerber gives a realistic job preview that all first-time entrepreneurs should read before they jump in the water. The original edition is a bit hard to find, but no worries. The revised edition – “The E-Myth Revisited” – is just as good.

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers

Osterwalder and Pigneur’s book captures the process of developing a business model more clearly than any other book published. It has changed how many of us approach teaching entrepreneurship.

Getting to Plan B

This book is the perfect companion to “Business Model Generation.” It helps show how to create a dynamic business model that adapts to the market.

Guerrilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business

This is the classic book that captures the essence of what it takes to start and grow a business when cash is tight.

Growing Pains: Transitioning from an Entrepreneurship to a Professionally Managed Firm

If not managed properly, high-growth ventures often fail due to the inability of the entrepreneurs to successfully transition their businesses through the various stages of growth. Now in its fourth edition, this book still offers entrepreneurs the best insights into what it takes to successfully navigate through the white water that constantly faces the owner of a high-growth venture.

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