A person who wants to start his own business must have the know-how on how to set it up. A start-up professional can attend expensive classes, ask the correct people for advice or read books by experts on different aspects of setting up his own business. There are several books in the market by authors who are experts in the relevant business fields. Here is a list of 5 books that would aid a start-up professional.
1. ‘The $100 Start Up’, by Chris Guillebeau:-
In this book which is very interesting and easy to read, the start-up professional will read the inspirational true stories of entrepreneurs who have made the most out of the opportunities which came their way. They turned their hobbies or a passions into a successful businesses. This book encourages the person to think creatively, aim high and nurture a talent into a thriving business.
2. ‘The Hard Thing about Hard Things’, by Ben Horowitz:-
Ben, who has a vast field of experience as a CEO has a lot of valuable advice for a start-up professional. A person who is out to start his own business has a lot to learn from Ben’s experiences and his struggles, on how to set out on the correct course and also how to deal with problems and failures.
3. ‘Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works’, by Melinda F. Emerson
This book is a practical guide to setting up your own business with simple monthly steps to guide the start-up professional. Melinda talks about several subjects, starting with how to plan the business with the capital available and how to reach out to the investors. She talks about financial planning to tips on hiring suitable employees.
Through this book an entrepreneur can get ideas on formulating a marketing strategy, to understanding right investments in graphic designs and get the most suitable software for their business. This book has all the vital information to help a startup professional to correctly space out the project in 12 months.
4. ‘The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything’, by Guy Kawasaki:-
Guy Kawasaki is an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. This book covers important subjects like an easy-to-follow guide for those who are starting a new business. He emphasizes the importance of starting correctly, focusing on the key details so that the business does not flounder later on due to unnecessary mistakes.
There is a lot of practical advice on several topics ranging from marketing and advertising, to social media and cloud computing, and even crowd-funding.
5. ‘The Rule Breaker’s Book of Business: Win at work by doing things differently’, by Roger Mavity:-
The author encourages people to achieve their professional goals by thinking creatively and out of the box. As the name of the book suggests, he emphasizes that it is not necessary to always follow rules and guidelines but to think differently to achieve success.
Through this book he shows the reader how to handle problems and various issues he may face in life. This is an easy to read and valuable book for the start-up professionals.
A person who is planning to set up his own business may get a little overwhelmed as to how to start the process. These books will definitely guide the start-up professional to achieve his goals successfully.