What Are Your Favorite Small Business Books?

No matter how much you know, there is always someone who out there who knows something that you don’t know. The best way to learn besides networking is reading. The following is a book that I have read again and again over the years. Each time I read a book I highlight the important pages and write the number of these pages on the index page of the book so that when I go back I can quickly brush up on what I read instead of reading the whole book again. Time is scarce so you need to be efficient in all aspects of your life.

I try to read books on different topics. There is no point reading 10 books on negotiating or motivation. One or two will suffice.

My all time favorite book on small business: the E Myth by Michael Gerber

Without a doubt a must read for all business owners. One of the biggest problems that business owners face is not letting go and let other people do the work for them. The E-Myth will open up your mind to a whole new world. The book details systemizing your business from A to Z so that if you are unable to go to work, the business will run smoothly without you.

Most business owners work extremely hard and are not rewarded for their hard work. This book explains that the reason you go into a business is to have a life and not to be totally consumed by your work. If you want to work 80 hours a week, get a job. The E-Myth will change all the myths you had about having a small business.