Are you a new entrepreneur? Looking for ways to start or grow your business? Then there is one thing you need to do, and that is to read books.

“Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today.” – Mark Zuckerberg

It’s important to make time for reading because reading can build your expertise and help you to become a better leader.

The truth is your education never ends. Regardless of how many certifications or degrees you have; you can always learn more. The best way to do that is to read more.

Reading makes you a better thinker, a better writer and helps you learn from other’s experiences.

Nowadays there are tons of business and marketing books instantly available via Amazon.

Thank goodness for my Kindle because I’ve run out of shelf space in my house. I read eighty seven books from Amazon alone last year, not counting Google Books, Books A Million or my local library.

But what books are worth your time?

To save you time I’ve compiled a list of books that cover the most critical issues for today’s new entrepreneur. These books should help you with business, marketing tips and help your company grow. Enjoy!

1. Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen

Author: Donald Miller

Why you should read this book? Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers. Donald Miller’s StoryBrand process is the solution to all the struggles business leaders have when it comes to talking about their business. Amazon Best Seller 5-star rating.

2. The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand out From The Crowd

Author: Alan Dibb

Why You should read this book? To build a successful business you should avoid “random acts of marketing and follow a strategic marketing plan”. In this book, Alan Dib (a serial entrepreneur and successful marketer) show us how to create a marketing plan that is simple and fast. It’s literally one page divided into nine squares. Amazon Best Seller 5-star rating.

3. SEO 2019: Learn search engine optimization with smart internet marketing strategies

Author: Adam Clarke

Why You should read this book? Most of the SEO information on the internet is outdated or just wrong. SEO 2019 will walk you through the techniques used to grow countless companies, exact steps to rank high in Google and how to get a ton of customers. It also reveals potential changes coming up in 2019. Amazon Best Seller 4.4 stars.

4. Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

Author: Mike Michalowicz

Why you should read this book? Serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales – Profit = Expenses. Michalowicz shows that by taking profit first and apportioning only what remains for expenses entrepreneurs will transform their businesses from cash-eating monsters to profitable cash cows. Amazon Best Seller 5-star rating.

5. Bookkeeping: Step by Step Guide to Bookkeeping Principles and Basic Bookkeeping for Small Business

Author: Mark Smith

Why you should read this book? This guidebook has all the tips that are needed to help you get a good handle on bookkeeping so that you can keep your finances in order and even help when it’s tax time! 5-star rating.

Let me know what you think of these books! I’m still trying to put into practice all the cool tips I’ve learned. It takes time, so be patient. Rome wasn’t built in a day. 😉

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About the Author Cindy Conner

Hi! I was a stay-at-home mom turned online entrepreneur. My goal is to help other women make money online through blogging, entrepreneurial start-ups and help you find ways to make money on the side while you're building your online empire. Subscribe (free!) to get access to my resource library with all my free printables and over 300 blogging resources. 

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