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The Books That Every Entrepreneur Needs To Read


Sunday was National Read a Book Day, so we celebrated by rounding up top book picks for small business owners and entrepreneurs. There is so much to learn from experts and thought leaders that can help one become a better business person, achieve success, and grow. If you want to check out a book from the list, be sure to look at local independent booksellers before buying. Some DMV area options include Politics and Prose and Mahogany Books. Happy reading!

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey - This classic 1989 productivity book shares habits that every person can benefit from. It is readable, full of examples, and has advice that can be easily implemented into your life.

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Garber - This book provides valuable insight for every entrepreneur or small business owner, regardless of what stage your business may be in. Garber maps out how to ensure success by pointing out tips and sharing lessons as he walks you through the steps of growing a business.

Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller - Not sure where to start with branding your business, product, or idea? This book will help you build a brand story and effectively communicate it to others. Miller makes the case that great branding can give you a competitive edge and help your professional dreams come to fruition.

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero - Sincero’s witty and relatable writing style is the backdrop for powerful advice on overcoming limiting beliefs surrounding money. Not only will you learn how to harness your earning potential, but you may laugh a little along the way too!

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie - There’s a reason why this book consistently tops lists for the self-help genre- Carnegie’s advice for networking and building relationships for business is timeless. Even in an era of social media, the core tenets of the book remain sound.

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker - In this newer book, Parker makes the case for a human-centered approach to gathering. Through real-life anecdotes, one learns how to bring people together in more meaningful and impactful ways.

As an entrepreneur, there is always more to learn when it comes to growing a successful business! Let us know if you have any books to add to the list, and take a chance on titles that may not necessarily relate to building a business. After all, if we aren’t learning, we aren’t growing- and reading a book is one of the best ways to learn something new!

Looking for some fiction picks to throw into the mix? Check out these additional favorites from AdvantEdge staff!

Written by Juliana Levinson

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