If you are an entrepreneur, want to start a company, working in a startup or want to understand business in general; these books for entrepreneurs will definitely help you. We read all these books and can highly recommend them, if you want to become better a starting, growing and exiting businesses.
BOOKS FOR FINDING AND TESTING BUSINESS IDEA
When you want to understand how to build, test and scale your business model, then we highly recommend reading these books.
STRATEGY BOOKS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
These books will help you understand how to outplay your competitors by optimizing your strategic positioning. Most know Michael Porter and his books on corporate strategy which is a great tool for positioning your company. But there are so many other great books out there which we wanted to share with you.
MARKETING BOOKS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
How do you find a product market fit? Which advertising channels are most efficient? What do customers really want? These are one of the most important questions related to marketing which will be covered in the following great books.
SALES BOOKS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Most people are afraid of sales. But sales can be fun, if you know how to pitch infront of clients, know what they want and how to persuade them.
FINANCE & ACCOUNTING BOOKS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Accounting is the language of business, so every entrepreneur should at least understand the basic accounting principles. Here are some awesome books on understanding accounting, corporate finance as well as mergers & acquisitions.
If you start your company, you will have tons of legal stuff to consider. What type of legal entity should I use? Do I need a patent for that? Should I protect my brand name? These books shall help you find the right solution for your business.
BOOKS ON VENTURE CAPITAL
At some point in time, you might need some external financing for your startup. Venture capitalists are providing cash, advice and contacts. But there are also pitfalls with using a venture capitalist. Learn the most important concepts used in venture capital and the do’s and don’ts so you are prepared for raising money.
BOOKS ON CULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES
You might start your company with your friends. But soon, you will realize that you will need some employees as workload and funding increases. At this point it is important to build your company culture to attract and retain talent. These and more related topics are covered in the following books.
BOOKS ON STARTUP STORIES
If you want to learn how other successful entrepreneurs made it or what mistakes other entrepreneurs did, then these books are a must read. You definitely should read them, if you want to be a successful entrepreneur and don’t make the mistakes others did before you.