Top 8 Books to Read as You Build Your Business
For the Makers

Top 8 Books to Read as You Build Your Business

Helpful Tools for Makers, Service Providers and Food Creators

As an entrepreneur it’s hard to find time to grow your business skills. We want to make sure that when you do have a moment to sit down and read or listen to an audio book that it’s time well spent. If you are building your business, check out these books at your local library, using the free Libby App or find them at your local bookstore.

Book 1: Pandemic Cash Flow by Blaine Bertsch

What You’ll Learn About: Cashflow, Managing Finances

Cash flow issues kill nearly 30% of businesses. Learn why it happens, and how to prevent it with easy to understand tips and processes that you don’t have to be an accountant to get.

Book 2: Delivering Happiness: Zappos by Tony Hsieh

What You’ll Learn About: Purpose, Vision, Values

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer, explains how he created a corporate culture with a commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers.

Book 3: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

What You’ll Learn About: Personal Development, Confidence, Courage, Wellness

Learn how to put yourself and your business out there even when it feels vulnerable by finding courage.

Book 4: Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar

What You’ll Learn About: Sales

Everyone has to “sell” their ideas and themselves to be successful. This guide by America’s #1 professional in the art of persuasion focuses on the most essential part of the sale—how to make them say “Yes, I will!”

Book 5: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

What You’ll Learn About: Sales, Networking Skills

Learn how to connect with others and build positive relationships where you can introduce new ideas persuasively.

Book 6: To Sell is Human by Daniel H. Pink

What You’ll Learn About: Sales

Learn about the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another’s perspective, the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive and to move people towards action.

Book 7: Essentialism by Greg McKeown

What You’ll Learn About: Prioritizing, Time Management, Setting Boundaries

Learn how to prioritize and apply selective criteria to focus on what really matters.

Book 8: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

What You’ll Learn About: Living your values in your business, creative problem solving, reaching your goals

Learn how to retrain your brain to think more creatively and positively in the face of setbacks so you can focus on your goals.

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