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5 Must Reads for a New Entrepreneur

January 8, 2013

Congratulations! You finally took the plunge and started your own business. You survived the business planning process and secured start-up funds. You’ve been working long hours and making little money. You have probably been struggling to manage the marketing, customer relations, accounting, and a host of other functions. It would be great to hire someone but hey you are in your first year or two and the money is tight, real tight. Well, take some time to read the five books below and building the empire you’ve dreamed of:

  • The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E Gerber

I recommend this book to everyone I know who is interested in starting a business, has a business or works for a business. Michael Gerber provides an easy to understand approach to growing your business from infancy to adulthood. This book will help you take yourself out of the moment and plan for the future success of your business.

  • The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris

The title alone should get you to want to read this book. You started your business to be able to work on your terms or to make millions but what good is it if you aren’t living life and enjoying the things that make you happy. After reading this book you have to let me know what you changed in your work life and your plans to achieve working only 4 hours a week.

  • Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

Networking is important to getting your brand out there amount potential clients and customers. If you are like most people it doesn’t come easily and you struggle. Learn the basics and make changes that will hopefully lead to more cash in your bank account.

  • Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy
Need to manage your time better? This book provides 21 great tips for organizing your time and getting the most important things done in your business and personal life. So stop working harder and focus on working smarter.
  • Use What You’ve Got & Other Business Lessons I Learned From My Mom by Barbara Corcoran

What a great book to remind you already have what it takes to succeed. The book is inspiring and shows how a few bumps in the road may occur but if you stick with it you will eventually reach the your destination.

To make it easier for you to purchase the books I have provided hyperlinks to Barnes and Noble (no I’m not an affiliate or making any money off your click or purchase) from each image. But if you are like me, visit your local library or purchase from a local small business bookstore. Happy Reading and be sure to let me know your thoughts about my recommendations and feel free to recommend other books in the comment sections.

Wishing you productivity and prosperity,


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7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2013 10:19 pm

    I will check Audible and see if those books are there. Thanks for the recommendations!

  2. January 8, 2013 10:48 pm

    These are really great Kimberly. I’ve just read the 4-Hour Work Week, but am going to check out the other 4. They’ve all been recommended to me before and I always pay attention when the universe repeats a message for me.

    • January 9, 2013 11:02 pm


      They are all great reads. I find myself going back to them often for a refresher. Hopefully, since they universe has repeated the message to you will get some great benefit out of it.

      Wishing you productivity and prosperity,


  3. January 10, 2013 9:29 pm

    Hey I love the E-book Revisited! It has changed my life and my business processes. Michael Gerber is the King. It will change your way of doing business.

    • January 11, 2013 12:05 am

      E-Myth is definitely one of those books that change the way you think about running your business. One of thing I consistently remind myself is to think like a franchise owner and write procedures down so you can hand-off tasks in the future.



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