5 Books Every Small Business Owner Should Read

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5 Books Every Small Business Owner Should Read

The 4 Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferriss

Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, high-end world travel, monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.

Tim also has a great podcast which you can listen to on your commute daily where he interviews successful business owners, athletes and interesting people around the world.

Check him out here.

7 Habits Of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

This is a business and self-help book which presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls “true north” principles based on a character ethic that he presents as universal and timeless.

This book really gives small business owners the 7 commandments to operate your life and business by. One of the oldest but most-read self-help and business books of all time!

Read more about Stephen and his book here.

The Tipping Point – Malcom Gladwell

The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell, is not a book about business but it can be translated into business practices and sheds a new and interesting light on how we operate on a day to day basis.

It is a deep-dive into historical events, with dollops of sociology and psychology. The common thread is that each of these questions implies a tipping point of some sort. A moment when small changes become exponential.

Read an overview of how The Tipping Point applies to businesses here before you decide to borrow the book!

Raving Fans – Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles

“Your customers are only satisfied because their expectations are so low and because no one else is doing better. Just having satisfied customers isn’t good enough anymore. If you really want a booming business, you have to create Raving Fans.”

This book drives home the idea that customer experience should be at the forefront of everything we do – and that we can always do it better. It gives really actionable steps to how you can apply these tactics in your business right now.

Check out the summary of the ideas here.

And one just for the ladies… Winging It – Emma Isaacs

CEO and entrepreneur Emma Isaacs forgot to draw up her life plan, and she doesn’t have a list of five-year goals. She doesn’t believe in work/life balance – after all she has five children and heads up Business Chicks, Australia’s largest community for women.

Winging It will show you how to map out what’s important to you, stay focussed on achieving your goals and thrive.

Check out Emma, Business Chicks & the book online here.

That’s our overview of books every small business owner should read for 2018! Looking for more resources to help your small business grow? Contact us today about government funding for small business training and workforce development!

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