When you decide to pursue your dreams of starting your own business, it can seem daunting. You need to break into an industry and compete with lots of other businesses, while also working on the financial, production, and administrative aspects of your business. Fortunately, with hard work and the right amount of research, you’ll certainly be able to make these dreams a reality. A great resource to use in your journey to be a successful entrepreneur is books by other entrepreneurs who have the experience and record of success that shows they know what they’re talking about and have valuable advice to give you. Here are some of the best books for entrepreneurs, especially female entrepreneurs, that are available today.
Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
One of the most popular books for working women, Lean In was written by the CEO of Facebook and discusses what you’ll need to be a leader and truly successful. Sandberg writes from a personal perspective, but also includes data and other information that backs up her points and ideas. This book focuses on the various challenges and choices women must make throughout their professional and personal lives. It’s refreshing having someone discuss the topics as candidly as Sandberg does.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
While not explicitly focused on entrepreneurship, this book helps you learn the best ways to communicate and interact with other people. Carnegie gives powerful insight into being an effective leader. This advice can seriously help out entrepreneurs, because every business needs incredible leaders who work well with other people.
Shark Tales: How I Turned $1000 into a Billion Dollar Business by Barbara Corcoran
Corcoran discusses her own story in this book and how she went from working as a waitress to launching a billion dollar business. She started with a loan of $1000, eventually worked her way up to appearing on Shark Tank, and finally became the huge success she is today. She gives straightforward advice and makes you feel as though you can achieve anything as well.
The Boss of You: Everything a Woman Needs to Start, Run and Maintain Her Own Business by Emira Mears and Lauren Bacon
Many books for entrepreneurs focus on growing a small business into a multi-million dollar company; Mears and Bacon acknowledge that maybe not everyone wants to create a huge corporation. This book focuses on starting small and then slowly growing in a more manageable way. Check out The Boss of You if you want a fresh look at starting your own business.
Girl Code: Unlocking Secrets to Success, Sanity and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur by Cara Alwill Leyba
Girl Code focuses on how you can become the best female entrepreneur possible, but Leyba also highlights the importance of working with and raising up other women who work in business. She believes that together, we can accomplish many more goals and help one another achieve greater success. The book will definitely motivate you as you read about personal stories of powerful women working toward success.