Best Books for Starting Your Own Business

I have compiled a list of books in my library that I highly recommend to anyone interested in starting a business. If you choose to buy them through my link, you will also be supporting me.

Starting a Business QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner’s Guide to Launching a Successful Small Business, Turning Your Vision into Reality, and Achieving Your Entrepreneurship Dream. By Ken Colwell Ph.D. MBA (QuickStart Guides™ – Business) Paperback – Illustrated, February 25, 2019.

Dr. Ken Colwell, Ph.D., MBA, and author of Starting A Business QuickStart Guide and Running & Growing a Business QuickStart Guide, is a seasoned strategic and operational leader with extensive experience working within entrepreneurial ecosystems and interacting with relevant private and public sector stakeholders at all levels in order to accomplish objectives.

Nolo’s Guide to Single-Member LLCs: How to Form & Run Your Single-Member Limited Liability Company by David M. Steingold Attorney

Single-member LLCs are the business entity of choice for small businesses with one owner. With an SMLLC, you get personal liability protection, pass-through taxation, and flexibility of management. Nolo’s Guide to Single-Member LLCs has all the essential information you need to decide whether an SMLLC is a right choice for your business. It explains:

  • how to form an SMLLC and why it can be a good business entity choice
  • the attractive features of an SMLLC, such as pass-through taxation, personal liability protection, and flexibility of management
  • how to choose the proper tax treatment for your SMLLC
  • the tasks involved in running your SMLLC, like paying taxes, filing annual reports, and keeping proper records.

Mind Your Business: A Workbook to Grow Your Creative Passion into a Full-time Gig Paperback – by Ilana Griffo January 15, 2019

Mind Your Business is the ONLY book that teaches you everything you need to know about how to build a successful business from scratch. From developing your brand to designing products to identifying your legal and tax needs, this comprehensive guide will take you through every step of the process and help you create a unique and customized roadmap for your business.

Starting a Business: The Ultimate Guide to Planning, Launching, and Boosting the Success of Your Enterprise Paperback – by Lucas Edholm November 16, 2022

This groundbreaking book includes SIX BOOKS that will teach you from start to finish everything you need to know to be a successful entrepreneur. Give shape to your idea and set up a prosperous business following this proven path to entrepreneurial success.

Your Next Five Moves: Master the Art of Business Strategy – by Patrick Bet-David 

Both successful entrepreneurs and chess grandmasters have the vision to look at the pieces in front of them and anticipate their next five moves. In this book, Patrick Bet-David “helps entrepreneurs understand exactly what they need to do next” (Brian Tracy, author of Eat That Frog!) by translating this skill into a valuable methodology. Whether you feel like you’ve hit a wall, lost your fire, or are looking for innovative strategies to take your business to the next level, Your Next Five Moves has the answers.


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