Published each year, The YFS Magazine Top 20 Entrepreneurship Book List is the preeminent list of startup, small business and entrepreneurship books that every entrepreneur must read.
Our small business book list, published in random order, is an exclusive digital curation of this year’s most inspirational, actionable and ground-breaking books that can help small business owners acquire the knowledge they need to take their businesses to the next level.
We’ve included a mix of classic reads alongside some of the latest business best-sellers and rising stars. Vote for your favorite read today!
1. The Power of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale (Vote)
“This book is written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life.” — Norman Vincent Peale. In it, he outlines practical techniques so that you energize your life and believe in yourself in order to live out your hopes and dreams.
2. The Zigzag Principle, by Rich Christiansen (Vote)
The best way around obstacles is never a straight line, according to this book on how you should do your business. Rich Christiansen draws on this idea for his business management, entrepreneurship and goal setting while laying out solid principles for readers to follow.
3. How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie (Vote)
Classic advice that has stood the test of time, How to Win Friends and Influence People offers fundamental steps for dealing with people in life and in business. It is a great resource for human relations that emphasizes good manners.
4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey (Vote)
Offering both professional and personal solutions, Stephen Covey elaborates on a step-by-step process toward an integrated life. The book stands as a guide for personal change with a balance of theory and practical examples for life management.
5. How to Become a Rainmaker, by Jeffrey J. Fox (Vote)
A rainmaker himself, Jeffrey J. Fox explains how to become one with his collection of sales and marketing tips. Each of the fifty tips is backed with a witty story that shows how to succeed by winning over customers in any field.
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