Books for Small Business Owners

Book Recommendations & BizNotes for Small Business

Top 10 Recommended Books

These are the top-10 most recommended books by The How of Business podcast guests, for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

  1. The E-Myth Revisited:
    Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work
    and What to Do About It

    by Michael Gerber
  2. Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business
    by Gino Wickman
  3. Think and Grow Rich
    by Napoleon Hill
  4. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
    by Timothy Ferriss
  5. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
    by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  6. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
    by Simon Sinek
  7. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t
    by Jim Collins
  8. Built To Sell: Creating A Business That Can Thrive Without You
    by John Warrillow
  9. Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It
    by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz
  10. Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine
    by Mike Michalowicz


The How of Business BizNotes provide summary highlights of books for small business owners. BizNotes include our highlights of what we think is most important or valuable in a book we have read, and they are no more than two or three printed pages in length. We also include relevant and applicable examples of how we might apply the knowledge to the realities of our small business environments. These are not reviews or complete summaries of a book, but rather our perspectives on the key points we believe are relevant to entrepreneurs and small business owners like ourselves.

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