Having an idea is one thing. Acting on it is another. If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve acted on your passion and have started your own business as an educator. You’ve turned your skills and hobbies into something profitable. Something where you can educate the next generation of leaders.
But maybe you’re still in the idea phase — maybe you’re getting ready to get your business off the ground. Wherever you are in your journey, inspiration always helps. So whether you’re a seasoned business owner or just putting pen to paper for your business plan, check out some classic books that can help you get into the mindset of an entrepreneur.
Best business knowledge books
If you're looking for a good book that can help your business development, we've got you covered! These are a few of our favorite books for small businesses.
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
This novel comes recommended by Warren Buffet and can help you figure out how to invest your time and money. Investing in a few good business tools can help make a big difference in your success!
Connecting the Dots by Diane Brady and John T. Chambers
John Chambers grew up an average West Virginia kid to become a Silicon Valley business leader. In this book, he details all kinds of tips and knowledge for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Principles by Ray Dalio
This is a refreshing take on a how-to book that weaves in elements of a self memoir. The author shares wisdom gained in over 4 decades of upper-level management.
Other good reads for small business owners
Not all novels business-related literature reads like a how-to book. These are some lighter reads that still fit in the business category.
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
This is more of a memoir about the founder of Nike and how he molded the now infamous and popular company. There's drama, humor, and plenty of helpful tips about running a company along the way!
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
One of the most important assets for your company is you! With about a 50% failure rate for small companies within 5 years of opening, it's important to make sure you're as effective and efficient as possible to avoid becoming part of that grim statistic!
Every business started small at some point
You love teaching and you know you can develop that into a successful career as an entrepreneur. One of the best ways to help prepare you to start your own small company is to read as much as you can on the topic.
If you're like many other teachers and you can't get enough of a good book, these great reads can help you merge your literary love with your desire to start a company.
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