Starting a business of your own is no small decision. In the midst of all the unwanted advice, taking some from experts is not a bad idea at all. Here are some must reads books for all those taking that courageous step of turning an idea into a business.
Million Dollar Consulting – Alan Weiss
This is known as the consultant’s bible for many in the business world. Not just that but the author, Alan Weiss is popularly known as the “Rock Star of Consulting”. This book will give you an insight into the fundamentals of setting up your own office, writing proposals, networking and pricing strategies.
Will it Fly? – Thomas K. McKnight
We all leap into the business with the hope of soaring high. But wise words along the way are always helpful to keep that journey going. This author offers you a precise checklist to check your business idea before you launch into it. Follow his advice, and fly high!
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The Lean Startup – Eric Ries
Business is built on idea and capital. Being aware of both is of utmost importance. Author Eric Ries will teach you how to manage the crucial cash flow. This book is a guide to all the beginners in the startup arena who need help in managing cash.
The Founder’s Dilemmas – Noam Wasserman
This book gives real practical examples of businesses and how they started out. Learn from experiences, good, bad and the ugly. Wasserman wrote this book based on his research at Princeton and how businesses roll into successful entities. Do give it a read before you give wings to your ideas.
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Start Run & Grow a Successful Small Business – Toolkit Media Group
A kit for everything in the business world. It’s a culmination of problem solving references that will help you glide through your business idea. It contains case studies, checklists, model business plans to help you get started and grow your business.
The Business Start-Up Kit – Steven D. Strauss
Steven D. Strauss is a well renowned business columnist for USAToday.com and definitely knows his game. His Dos and Don’ts list helps entrepreneurs launch into their venture without hesitation.
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Start Your Own Business – Rieva Lesonsky
The book comes with a reassuring tagline “The only start-up book you’ll ever need”. This book has sold more than 200,000 copies and is popularly known as the quintessential start-up book for people starting their own business.
To all those who are still sitting on your couch and wondering what should be your first step; this is it. Get up and get inspired!
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