Entrepreneurship can be one of the most challenging endeavors an individual can face. It requires drive, perseverance and the ability to think outside the box, but even then you may fail. Being an entrepreneur means you’re constantly learning new things and growing, trying to find the next way to ensure your venture gets its feet off the ground. Whether you go to seminars, listen to podcasts or talk to other like minded individuals, there’s always something new for you to learn. One great way to do this is by reading books. Some of the worlds most successful entrepreneurs have written books detailing their successes and failures as well as providing useful advice to help their fellow entrepreneurs out because they understand how challenging it can be. Here are a few great books to read if you’re trying to succeed as an entrepreneur.
The Psychology of Selling – Brain Tracey
No matter what your business venture is, one of the most important techniques you’ll make use of is the ability to make a sales pitch. That’s where this book comes in. Brain Tracey is a well known business consultant who has been helping entrepreneurs achieve their goals for years and his book is all selling your product and your idea. Tracey believes that even if you have a great product, an entrepreneur must understand how to approach a person and make them fall for both you and your product. This book features valuable strategies and info that will help you be a sales expert and get the results you want.
Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki
Considered to be one of the best books that any entrepreneur can find use of, Rich Dad Poor Dad tells you everything you need to know about money in order to help you succeed in life. You’ll read about the harsh reality of wealth and how you don’t need to make large sums of money in order to become rich and successful and how that 9 to 5 job you hate is the key to finding the success you want. While the book isn’t directly about entrepreneurship, your personal finances are often important in finding entrepreneurial success as you’ll likely need to dip into it if you want to succeed.
Founders At Work – Jessica Livingston
As previously mentioned, you’re likely going to have to dip into your own personal finances if you want to succeed at being an entrepreneur, but you also shouldn’t need as much money as you think you’ll need. We often hear stories about successful entrepreneurs who began their business with astronomically low amounts of money in their bank accounts, but how did they grow that business from there? Author Jessica Livingston discusses all of this in Founders At Work, a book full of interviews with some of the most well known and successful entrepreneurs on the planet. You’ll see interviews from individuals such as Steve Wozniak and Sabeer Bhatia and they’ll answer all of the hard hitting questions that can help you figure out how your business can succeed.