Reading and researching is a must for any serious entrepreneur. You should research your industry, the market, competitors and key influencers who already have the attention of your target audience. Entrepreneur books are a great resource to utilize before and during your venture. They can be an incredible source of inspiration and education, as well as generate more ideas. Here are a few must-read entrepreneur books to put on your reading list.
More Than Enough – Elaine Welteroth is formerly the editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue magazine. She is an award-winning journalist, author and currently the judge on the new Project Runway. In More Than Enough, Elaine shares her experiences as a biracial child, the challenges she has faced and what it was like being the youngest Teen Vogue EOIC and the first African American woman to be a beauty editor at a Conde Nast publication. She also explores what it means to come into your own.
Me, Myself & Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Brainstorming Solo (2019)
Me, Myself & Ideas – Author Carrie Anton delivers a resource for self-employed, freelance and work-from-home professionals. The book includes tips, tools and exercises to help find creative solutions.
Winning Her Business: How to Transform the Customer Experience for the World’s Most Powerful Consumers (2019)
Winning Her Business – CEO of Female Factor Bridget Brennan shares the how-to for selling to women, who have increasing economic power. The book covers topics such as connecting to women and build their trust in your brand and business.
Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder (2019)
Brave, Not Perfect – CEO of Girls Who Code Reshma Saujani shares insights and practices to help let go of the need for perfection. In the book she emphasizes being brave, not perfect, in order to become the authors of your biggest, boldest and most joyful life.
In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs (2016)
In the Company of Women – Founder of Design*Sponge Grace Bonney shares more than 100 interviews with influential women. Through Q&A style interviews the women describe how they embraced their creative spirit, overcame adversity and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship.
Daring & Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur (2016)
Daring & Disruptive – CEO Lisa Messenger shares insight on her role as founder of Collective Hub, an inspirational magazine for disrupters and innovators. The book features bold ideas on how you can stay on track and remain true to whatever your passion may be.
How Exceptional Black Women Lead: Unlocking the Secrets to Creating Phenomenal Success in Career and in Life (2016)
How Exceptional Black Women Lead – Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever shares perspectives gathered from 70 Black women leaders, who are trailblazers in corporations, non-profit organizations, as public servants, activists, elected officials, entertainers and entrepreneurs.