Thinking of changing your business tactics in the New Year? Or do you just want to get some fresh ideas to inject into your business plan? There’s no better way to do so than by learning from others – specifically from others so successful that they’ve released a book.
Here are some of our favourite entrepreneurial books to read in 2016.
The Great British Entrepreneur’s Handbook 2016: Inspiring entrepreneurs
This a must-read for anyone wanting to even think about setting up their own business. The multiple authors divulge industry secrets about how to get your product out there, with the most coverage possible. It teaches us how to value the media as a resource for any entrepreneur. (One for your Christmas list then!).
From Brainwave to Business by Celia Gates
Celia Gates covers everything you might need to know about business; from patenting to marketing. The advice is aimed at start-ups and does a great job of showing you just what you’ll need to be made of to enter the business sector. Gates has a great manner of explaining exactly what you need to do get your product noticed.
Teach Yourself Entrepreneurship by Alex McMillan
Teach Yourself Entrepreneurship is the perfect read for individuals who want to put their budding entrepreneurial skills into practice. Alex McMillan focuses on the psychological aspects of becoming an entrepreneur and how to use your mind as a tool to get your business going, rather than seeing obstacles blocking your way.
Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson
With an “Oh, screw it, let’s do it” policy Richard Branson’s autobiography is an eye opener for anyone and everyone. The autobiography of one of the best entrepreneurs of our century has to be worth a read if you want to achieve any kind of success. His intimate recollection of his personal journey is entwined with valuable life lessons we can all take away.
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
Because why would you not want to read a book written by the Pixar president? This is more suited to anyone who wishes to enter the technology or creative side of business, but there are lessons for anyone working in management. Ed Catmull really focuses on what it means to lead people, and how you can learn from his memoirs.
The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Turning Dreams into Profits by Michael Masterson
This may not sound like a particularly motivating read with a title like The Reluctant Entrepreneur but trust us, it definitely is. This book is full of helpful tips for people who want to have their own business while keeping their job. It encourages caution when entering a new venture – we suggest reading this as well as Branson’s Losing My Virginity and deciding for yourself!
The Idea in You: How to Find It, Build It, and Change Your Life by Martin Amor and AlexPellew
Got a great idea but absolutely no clue what to do with it? Martin Amor and Alex Pellew have got your back. Great motivation and action tips are included in this brilliant book-shaped ladder to success. It boasts a bulletproof system to launching your product and at the same time offers dollops of encouragement and spirit.
What’s your must-read entrepreneurial novel? Is it one of these or have you had a favourite for years? Tell us in the comments below!