10 Books Every Small Business Owner Should Read
While there are tons of articles out there telling you how to achieve success in your business, there’s nothing quite like the advice you get from a good book. So, without further ado, here are 10 books you should be reading as a small business owner.
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
This is one for all the business newbies out there. Don’t race ahead in the early days of your business and risk losing sight of what you need to build a strong foundation. The Lean Startup will help keep things in perspective without compromising on the excitement of your venture.
Small Business SEO & Local SEO Ranking Strategies by Shane David
You could be the most useful and alluring business in the world and still suffer from poor search rankings without quality search engine optimisation (SEO). Luckily Shane David has you covered with his guide on local SEO ranking strategies. With his help your business will be ranking #1 in no time at all.
Zero to 100,000: Social Media Tips and Tricks for Small Businesses by Sarah Jayne Gratton.
Whether your business has been around for 2 months or 10 years, it will always benefit from having a social media presence. Zero to 100,000 covers topics from blogging to platform usability, so you’ll be a pro in no time at all.
Scaling Up by Verne Harnish
This book appears on lists like this all the time, and for good reason! Scaling up covers the 4 areas of business that without guidance, can lead to failure (they are: people, strategy, execution and money). Harnish gives you the tools to grow as a business without getting lost in a sea of jargon.
Leading Agile Teams by Doug Rose.
On the subject of company growth, here’s a book of practical guidance on creating agile teams. Nothing helps a group of professionals develop better than when they can sustainably work and learn together, at least according to Rose.
Making Rain: The Secrets of Building Lifelong Client Loyalty by Andrew C. Sobel.
Client/business relationships usually don’t make it past 6 months. But Making Rain explains how, with the right attitude and communication, this doesn’t have to be the case. Because while breaking things off can sometimes be the right decision, it doesn’t have to be the final solution.
The Art of Conversation: Change Your Life with Confident Communication by Judy Apps
Find yourself getting tongue tired talking to customers? Dropping the verbal ball at networking events? Never fear, Judy Apps’ book has some great advice on getting you to speak comfortably and confidently in any scenario!
Non-Fiction Business Writing by Tara Jacobsen
You may have heard this quote a thousand times, “Content is king.” And while often over used, it’s definitely true. In her book, Tara Jacobsen explains the benefits of creating content for your small business and how to do it successfully.
Duct Tape Marketing by John Jantsch
While John isn’t reinventing the wheel here with marketing for business. He is giving you, a small business owner, the step-by-step guide to developing an amazing marketing strategy to help grow your business.
How to Style Your Brand by Fiona Humberstone
Finally, whether you’re beginning your branding journey or giving your business a face lift, this how-to guide can help you out. Covering elements such as creating the unique voice of the business, right down to the font the site uses. And while it will show how to get started, there’s nothing like a helping hand. Here at Small Business Bundles we’ve got a team of experts to bring your brand vision to life. Get in touch with our knowledgeable and well-read team today and we’ll help you choose a branding bundle that suits.