Business Books - Five Books to Read Before You Start Your Own Business

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

This book was written by Napoleon Hill at the request of Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie wanted to understand why some people became rich and others, with the same background and opportunity, didn't. Hill carried out over 500 interviews and came up with a series of principles that need to be followed to ensure you achieve riches. In summary Hill said it is essential that you have a burning desire to achieve your goal - it is no use just wishing for something. Once you have your burning desire you must plan a way of achieving that goal and follow through on that plan no matter what. Finally, you must not consider failure - it just isn't an option.

Following these principles religiously is what is necessary for you to choose a definite goal and place all your energy, all your willpower and all your effort to the achievement of that goal. Leave yourself no way of retreat. Think to yourself that you have to win, or perish in the attempt. Only by doing so will you attain a burning desire to win and that is essential for success at anything. Wishing alone will not bring riches. You must desire riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession. You must then plan definite ways and means to acquire riches, and back those plans with persistence. Lastly, you should not recognize the possibility of failure.

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen

The core to The Slight Edge is to do a little bit more everyday and that slight edge will soon bring amazing results. In the book Olsen tells the story about a choice 2 brothers were asked to make. They had to choose either a penny a day doubled every day for a month or $1 million now. Which would you choose? Most people opt for the $1million now..... But actually that is the wrong option - one penny, doubled every day for a month adds up to $10,737,418...and 24cents. That little bit is The Slight Edge. The Slight Edge teaches that every step you take either moves you closer to your goal or further away from it. This book is written in a very easy readable style - it even tells you about reading development books (read 10 pages a day and in a year you will have read...)

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

The book is the story of the author who had two fathers: Rich Dad - the father of his best friend and Poor Dad - his real father. Both fathers are interested in helping the author achieve success but have different approaches. Poor Dad, who was head of education for the State of Hawaii, believed in getting good grades, a good job, promotion and save for retirement. Rich Dad also believed in education but in financial education - how to make money work for you, taking advantage of business and tax laws to make money. The book has a series of lessons for the author to understand so he can become wealthy.

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles

This book is one of the first books on the Law of Attraction and should be read as such. The best summary of the book is written by Wattles himself in the preface to the book: "THIS book is pragmatical, not philosophical; a practical manual, not a treatise upon theories. It is intended for the men and women whose most pressing need is for money; who wish to get rich first, and philosophize afterward. It is for those who have, so far, found neither the time, the means, nor the opportunity to go deeply into the study of metaphysics, but who want results and who are willing to take the conclusions of science as a basis for action, without going into all the processes by which those conclusions were reached."

The 45 Second Presentation That Will Change Your Life by Don Failla

Don Failla and his wife Nancy have spent the last 40 years in the network marketing business and this book explores some of the basic techniques they have employed. The basic premise is that until some is prepared to learn the basics they will never succeed and the basics will last as long as someone stays in the industry. Don bases his his whol approach on what he calls the "napkin presentations" - there are ten of them and each should be a 45 second presentation. A very readable book that explains the basics of network marketing and is a must read for anyone looking at MLM as a business.

Home Business Books: The Perfect Guide For Starting The Business

Many people are in fact looking for earning additional source of income in order to move ahead with the life without much trouble. is getting higher preference as many people are able to come out successfully out of the ventures undertaken in a very systematic way. There are many people trying to start the home based business. It is natural that you will face with many ups and downs in the move with the home based business and you must be confident enough to move ahead without facing much issue. If you are having any prior experience in working with any companies you might be having at least some idea on moving with the venture. It is natural that you might be starting your venture with very limited budget and you might not be willing to expand your budget unless you start tasting the profit out of the venture in a considerable way.

There are many educated house wives ready to start up the business on any aspect but the only thing is that they require good guidance and advice in moving each and every step so that they will not have to jump towards any faults. Also they might be totally way from these ventures and it is actually not easy for them to cope up with the new working environment that too being an entrepreneur. You will have to carry out multiple duties at a time along with your daily house hold cores and it will naturally take time for these people to get it gripped with all the duties assigned to you. You should always remember the fact without hard work you can never enjoy the taste of success irrespective of the sector you are working. Also it might be good for those who are always doing things in double mind in order to get many things corrected with the movement of the venture. You might not get any positive response in the initial stages and you will have to naturally face defeat and you should have the full spirit of considering every failure as the path towards success. There are many home business books in the market and you can definitely go through the ones written by the most reputed writers around the globe as it will help you to show the correct path in many confusing situations.

About Business Books

Business books have greatly increased in number in the last few years as more and more difficulties are appearing each year in the pursuit to open a good business and keeping it over water level so that it will not eventually sink. To be as direct as possible the main purpose of business books is to help anyone that is interested in opening or running a business. This way the business books that are available on the market today are separated into two distinct categories: the books that are focused on offering solutions on how to open a new business and how to get passed all the difficult processes that have to be completed while doing so, and the books that are focused on beefing up your managerial skills so that you may keep your business running just as it is doing so far or even improve on the way you are managing.

Business books that are focused around the process of starting a new business will offer you valuable tips on how ti make original ideas stick and seem appealing to the majority of the consumer population and also tips on how to get passed all the processes that have to be passed before greeting your first customer. Bureaucracy, financial problems, approvals and proper infrastructure are subject that are covered in detail by these books and will give you all the tools necessary to make it through the long run. These books can also be found as business books on CD so that you may listen to them and imagine that you are having a pleasant and fruitful conversation with one of your friends on how to start a new business and what to watch out for when doing so.

Business books that are focused around managerial education have the tendency to dig deep into your personality and show you basic guidelines on how to become more confident in your own powers and abilities and how you can use the gifts that you already have in order to rule over your employees in a positive manner and also receive a bundle of positive results at the same time. Subjects such as strategies, confidence, communication, office relations, promotions, new business ideas, sales and more are covered by these books however each book covers only one or two subjects at a time. There is not a book available on the market right now to cover all the important aspects of managerial education... it would have to be several thousand pages thick.

In the case that you are not sure regarding the book your must purchase you can always read some free book summaries that can be easily found on the web. All that is left for you to do now is start reading.