There are many factors to be considered when starting a new business and it is important to prepare yourself for it as much as possible. It is because almost 80% of the new business usually fails within the first couple of years. Setting your own business is a daunting task. It is not easy to create the idea, plan, and validate that idea. It all goes from raising funds, staffing, and achieving profitability. In order to get the advice as what pitfalls to anticipate and how to best spend your resources to life your idea from the ground, reading books is the most accessible and affordable way to start learning.
Following are the few insightful books that can help you a lot before you start your business.
Author: Guy Kawasaki
This book is an easy to follow guide for new business owners. Guy Kawasaki focuses on the key details for launching your own business so that errors don’t trip you on the way. In the books is given practical advice for all kinds of topics including marketing, social media, crowd funding, and crowd computing.
Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business that Works by Emerson, Melinda F. (2010) Paperback
Author: Melinda F. Emerson
This book provides a series of, monthly steps that can help you start a business. It makes you understand the ways to reach out to venture capitalists and plan a one-year marketing strategy for getting the appropriate software and to invest in graphic design.
The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
Author: Eric Ries
This is a book which makes people think differently for a business plan. The author provides a scientific approach for creating and managing startups. The book teaches you how to drive a startup-how to steer, when to persevere and grow a business with maximum acceleration.
Author: Thomas K. Mcknight
In this book the author has provided a comprehensive checklist for you to know whether your idea of starting a new business is good enough. Everything has been focused upon from your mindset to your exit strategy. This book will help you get prepared for starting your new business.
Author: Dorie Clark
Turning yourself into an entrepreneur is a lot more than just a dream. It is not easy to build a name for you, develop revenue streams, and to keep attracting clients constantly. The author provides an insightful advice for you to plan effectively and make your dreams a reality.
Via: Business Insider