With the uncertainty of the current economic climate, many people are turning to entrepreneurship at an unprecedented rate. In reality, according to the United States Census BureauIn July 2020, the number of people who submitted business start-up applications in the United States reached a record high of 551,657,000, an increase of 95% from July 2019.
What was once reserved for the few people who were bold enough to get a loan from a bank or from their family to bet on their dream, is now an option available to anyone with internet access and a good idea.
And as more and more people happily engage in the entrepreneurship game; there are still plenty of others watching anxiously from the sidelines hoping to someday play for their own team (sports terminology… not literally).
I believe the best thing you can do for someone is to help them make their life better.
So if you know someone who is constantly talking about starting their own business someday; but haven’t done it yet and don’t know where to start – or they just need that extra push to help them get over their hesitations and get into the game. Here are four life-changing books that you can offer them to educate and inspire them to become the entrepreneur they want to be… which will definitely improve their lives.
The entrepreneur’s roller coaster, is a book by author and entrepreneur Darren Hardy, which aims to engage people in the exciting adventure of entrepreneurship. One of the best things about this book is that it covers a variety of steps that come with being an entrepreneur.
To deal with friends and family who will try to discourage you from pursuing your dream of being an entrepreneur. How to acquire customers. What kind of people to hire. Even how to be a great leader – The entrepreneur’s roller coaster covers everything.
But by far the most important aspect of this book is that Hardy takes an in-depth look at what I believe is the # 1 barrier that keeps more people from becoming entrepreneurs… which is fear. Hardy superbly articulates what people fear most about entrepreneurship and gives practical steps to overcome that fear.
If you are looking for a book that will inspire, as well as educate the reader on how to be a successful entrepreneur, this book is a must.
I know there is no data available to prove this theory is correct, but I believe this book has produced more self-made millionaires than any book that has ever been written. This is how powerful this book is for those who have read it.
Originally published in 1937, You have to think to get rich, is a masterpiece written by author Napoleon Hill that focuses on the mindset it takes to not only be successful financially, but more importantly, to be successful in life. What I love most about this book is that Hill puts the mindset of successful people at the forefront and highlights in detail what it takes to find a goal, set a goal and to succeed.
In You have to think to get rich, Hill shares lessons from his first-hand observations and conversations with a variety of millionaires including: Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie and Charles M. Schwab. In fact, Hill studied over 500 self-made millionaires in preparation for this book.
I’m sure you’re probably wondering, “If this book has produced more self-made millionaires than any other book in history, why isn’t it ranked # 1 on your list?” Well the simple answer is that although this book focuses on financial success, and on how to take whatever steps are necessary to achieve wealth. It is not specifically intended for entrepreneurship. If it did, it would surely be # 1 on my list. This is how impactful this book is.
This book is perfect for the person who has already made the decision to become an entrepreneur, but just wants to know the concise steps they need to take to start and run a business. In Millionaire Sidehustle, Author and entrepreneur Tony Whatley, gets right to the point about how easy it is to start a business and generate income.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying Whatley doesn’t provide any inspiration in Millionaire Sidehustle. But the vast majority of this book is aimed at teaching beginning entrepreneurs all the facets of what it takes to be a successful business owner, and how you can become a millionaire by owning that business – while having another career.
From branding, funding, marketing and even corporate structure – Whatley covers it all concisely in 110 pages – which is another great thing about this book is like a leaflet towards prosperity.
This is the book you give as a gift to the person who still uses lack of capital as the reason they haven’t started their business yet. In The $ 100 startup, Author and entrepreneur Chris Guillbeau, eliminates this excuse by detailing how entrepreneurs can start a startup for less than the price of the average cable bill.
In The $ 100 startup, Guillebeau highlights 50 entrepreneurs who have created businesses that generate $ 50,000 or more from a small initial investment – some of those investments being less than $ 100. If you want to stop someone from using the excuse that they can’t start a business because they currently can’t afford it, give them this book as a gift and tell them this is no longer the case … especially if he wishes. spend a month without cable.
If you are an entrepreneur yourself; and you’re 30 or under, you probably wouldn’t take this list seriously if it didn’t have at least one book from the great “Gary Vee”. Remember when I said I believe that You have to think to get rich, is the book that has produced the most millionaires? Well, I also believe Gary Vaynerchuk is the person most responsible for the influx of entrepreneurs over the past 10 years.
With Crush it!, Vaynerchuk continues to provide the inspiration, ideas and attitude that initially made him famous on social media. This book primarily focuses on how to be resourceful and use guerrilla marketing tactics to build your brand, both on and off social media. But the most remarkable aspect of this book is that Gary Vee boldly challenges the reader to take practical steps to become an entrepreneur and to “crush” him.
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