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Best Startup Business Books You Should Read

Our list of some of the best Startup Business books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Small Business Start-Up Kit, The: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide (2018)

Best Startup Business Books You Should ReadWant to start a business? Don’t know where to begin? Start here. The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to set up a small business in your state, quickly and efficiently clearing state and local bureaucratic hurdles along the way. We’ll show you how to: #92,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1044 in Entrepreneurship (Books) #50 in Legal Self-Help #264 in Business Law (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Pakroo J.D., Peri

2. Work from Home: Starting & Running a Profitable Freight Broker Business: A comprehensive step-by-step Startup guide for the 21st Century (2019)

Best Startup Business Books You Should ReadWork from Home: Starting & Running a Profitable Freight Broker BusinessA comprehensive step-by-step Startup guide for the 21st CenturyHave you ever yearned to work from home? Are you tired of the daily 9 to 5 grind? Is being your own boss something you have always dreamed of?This book will show you exactly how to begin a freight brokerage firm from the comfort of your own home!You will gain a deep satisfaction knowing you built a successful business from scratch, on your own terms. All you need is a laptop, time, dedication and industry knowledge. This book gives you all the tools…
Author(s): Julia Albright

3. The Smarter Startup: A Better Approach to Online Business for Entrepreneurs (Voices That Matter) (2013)

Best Startup Business Books You Should ReadWhy do some startups succeed while other do not? In a competitive online market, startups must take a smarter and more strategic approach to maximize odds of achieving product/market fit.This book discusses: By combining established models and new insights – the authors answer the question of why some startups are more successful than others, in order to help entrepreneurs reduce the risk of starting an online business. #1,164,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #250 in E-Commerce (Books) #1519 in New Business Enterprises (Books) #3259…
Author(s): Neal Cabage, Sonya Zhang

4. The Corporate Startup: How established companies can develop successful innovation ecosystems (2019)

Best Startup Business Books You Should ReadA key reading for leaders that outlines how to effectively innovate for the future and boost growth, while running the core business. – Alex Osterwalder, Co-author of Business Model Generation. Winner of the 2018 CMI Management Book of the Year Award for Innovation and EntrepeneurshipThe Corporate Startup is a practical guide for established companies that aspire to develop and sustain their innovation capabilities. • The world around us is changing rapidly. There is now more pressure on established companies to innovate. • The challenge most companies face is how to develop new…
Author(s): Viki PhD MBA, Dr Tendayi, Toma MBA, Dan, et al.

5. Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies (2015)

Best Startup Business Books You Should ReadStarting a business? Don’t sweat it! Reflecting today’s unique opportunities and challenges, Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies is packed with everything you need to manage your personal and business risks and successfully navigate your first year in business. Written in plain English and packed with simple, step-by-step instructions, it shows you how to start up your dream business from scratch, write a winning business plan, secure financing, manage your risks successfully, navigate your first year of operation, and much more! The information inside is amassed from 11 bestselling For Dummies books, covering…
Author(s): Consumer Dummies

6. Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit, The: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide (2018)

Best Startup Business Books You Should ReadHave an idea or skill that you’re ready to turn into a business? Want to expand or improve your current business operations? This book is for you! Learn how to: #547,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #212 in Franchising Law (Books) #790 in Women & Business (Books) #310 in Legal Self-Help Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Pakroo J.D., Peri

7. Start Your Own Business: The Only Startup Book You’ll Ever Need (2018)

Best Startup Business Books You Should ReadIn 2017 34% of the workforce was considered part of the gig economy. This growing workforce of freelancers and side-giggers is also estimated to grow to 43% by 2020. That’s 4 million freelancers, soon to be 7 million by 2020. Whether it’s people looking to earn extra money, those tired of their 9-to-5, to entrepreneurs looking to grow their side hustle, Entrepreneur is uniquely qualified to guide a new generation of bold individuals looking to live their best lives and make it happen on their own terms. Whatever industry or jobs this new workforce takes, Start Your Own Business will guide them…
Author(s): The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. , Jennifer Merritt, et al.

8. Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers (2010)

Best Startup Business Books You Should ReadBusiness Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow’s enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don’t yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need Business Model Generation. Co-created by 470 “Business Model Canvas” practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization. It explains the most common Business Model patterns, based on…
Author(s): Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur

9. How to Start a Business: The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide to Starting a Small Business from Business Plan to Scaling up + LLC (2018)

Best Startup Business Books You Should ReadAre you excited to start a business?Do you have an idea, or are just fascinated with the idea of launching and growing your own enterprise?If so, then congratulations! Starting a business can be a remarkable journey that can change your life for the better. But before you start, remember the following…You don’t know what you don’t know. And what you don’t know can be a huge roadblock in business. You see, most people who start a business make the same mistakes – with both their planning and execution. You may even make costly yet avoidable errors which cause you to lose huge amounts of money.But…
Author(s): Greg Shields

10. Start Your Own Freight Brokerage Business: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success (StartUp Series) (2017)

Best Startup Business Books You Should ReadGET PAID TO COORDINATEWith 70% of all manufactured and retail goods transported by truck in the U.S., it’s the perfect time to broker your own share of this $700 billion transportation industry. Learn to apply your time management and communication skills as you pair shippers and carriers to move cargo and make money in the process―straight from your home.The experts of Entrepreneur equip you with the knowledge you need to start your own business, manage day-to-day operations, prepare for minute-by-minute changes, and tackle unexpected challenges in freight transportation.You’ll learn how…
Author(s): The Staff of Entrepreneur Media

11. Starting a Business QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner’s Guide to Launching a Successful Small Business, Turning Your Vision into Reality, and Achieving Your Entrepreneurial Dream (2019)

Best Startup Business Books You Should ReadTHE ULTIMATE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO STARTING A BUSINESS IN 2019!Have you ever dreamt of starting your own business and living life on your terms?This book shows you EXACTLY what you need to know to stand out from the crowd!Do you have an idea for an amazing product or service but you aren’t sure how to build a business around it? Are you a current business owner who struggles to identify your customers and deliver true world-class value? Do you want to build your hobby business into a fully-fledged venture that will help you build the life you deserve? The most comprehensive guide…
Author(s): Colwell PhD MBA, Ken

12. Trucking Freight Brokerage Business Start-Up: Step By Step Guide To Become a Successful Freight Broker (2017)

Best Startup Business Books You Should ReadTrucking Freight Brokerage Business Start-UpStep by Step Guide to Become a Successful Freight BrokerThe idea of owning a business crosses everyone’s minds from time to time, and I was no different. For the majority, all that really comes along is a fleeting thought that never gets much true consideration.There are many reasons why people are afraid to take the plunge – they do not have access to substantial funds, they are afraid to lose the security that comes with a steady paycheck, they believe they  will have even less time for family and other commitments, and a…
Author(s): Ronald Harris

Best Startup Business Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some startup business books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

New to Big: How Established Businesses Can Grow Like Startups

Author(s): David Kidder; Christina Wallace
Publisher: Currency, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2412597

Marketing Your Startup: The Inc. Guide to Getting Customers, Gaining Traction, and Growing Your Business

Author(s): Simona Covel
Publisher: AMACOM, Year: 2018, Size: 863 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2232351

Startup Evolution Curve From Idea to Profitable and Scalable Business: Startup Marketing Manual

Author(s): Dr. Donatas Jonikas
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2017, Size: 7 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 1643188

Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups--Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000

Author(s): Jason Calacanis
Publisher: Harper Business, Year: 2017, Size: 671 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2066863

Unleashing the Innovators: How Mature Companies Find New Life with Startups

Author(s): Jim Stengel, Tom Post
Publisher: Crown Business, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2112916

Entering StartUpLand: An Essential Guide to Finding the Right Job

Author(s): Jeffrey Bussgang
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press, Year: 2017, Size: 259 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2224600

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Author(s): Eric Ries
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group, Year: 2017, Size: 611 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2417515

The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business

Author(s): David S. Rose, Bill Gross
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1540338

The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding Guide to Small Businesses and Startups

Author(s): William Michael Cunningham
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2016, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1604828

The startup equation : a visual guidebook for building your startup

Author(s): Fisher, Steve; Duane, Ja-Nae
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, Year: 2016, Size: 16 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2081389

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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