4 Books Every Small Business Owner Needs to Read

Steve-Jobs-by-Walter-IsaacsonIt never hurts to learn just a little bit more about how to effectively run your business, build your brand, and better yourself. Some of this stuff can’t really be picked up in college. No matter what courses you might have been taking.

So here are four books that every small business owner should own—or even people that have an idea lurking in the back of their head for a small business that’s imply needs to be nurtured. Hey…it never hurts to learn a little something extra.


The E-Myth Revisited – Michael Gerber:  This book is basically a Myth Busters for starting a small business. Gerber walks you through the process of starting up your own business with the tact of a good friend rather than a professor or instructor.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey: At first glance, the title may not indicate that there are things to be learned in regards to business within its pages. But Covey dives deep into solving professional problems as well as learning how to operate a business (and your life) with dignity and respect.

Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson: Sure, it’s a biography, but there is much more to be mined from this book that just trivia about Steve Jobs and his legacy. Packed with interviews and insights from Jobs himself, what better place to learn about the ins and outs of starting and successfully operating a business than from Steve Jobs?

How to Win friends and Influence People” – Dale Carnegie: If you want to create a successful business, you first need to understand how to create and foster relationships with people. This principle is the core of Carnegie’s book as he teaches the best strategies for establishing relationships both in and out of the office.


How about you? Have you read any great books that inspired or taught you how to better run your business? If so, please share in the comments below.

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