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Books to Read Before Starting a Business

The Art of the Start: The Art of Successfully Founding a Business by Guy Kawasaki

Business management is a fine art: Marketing, investments and customer service are necessary for every company. The Art of the Start helps you explore these rough waters from today's perspective. While most accounting books cover outdated topics of traditional PR, finding the Capitol, and a 20-page business plan, Kawasaki has written a modern handbook with information on newer business methods such as: B. Using social media to your advantage, using non-traditional crowdfunding strategies, and getting rid of this business plan in general. As Kawasaki says, "Entrepreneurship is a state of mind, not a job title," anyone can use this book to become a successful entrepreneur.

The Lean Startup: Quick, risk-free and successful company founding by Eric Ries

This bestseller will teach you how to cut the fat in your budget to create a business that is optimized in terms of capital and creativity. Ries encourages business owners to ditch these elaborate business plans in favor of continually adapting their business to keep pace with changing economies and customer needs. Lean Startup argues that without a business plan, you have the freedom to try different ways of running a business and get useful savings tips in the process. With this new approach to entrepreneurship, you'll be on your way to becoming a lean business machine in no time.

Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months by Melinda Emerson

There is no better time than the present to start a business, at least that is the philosophy of Quintessence Multimedia CEO and author Melinda Emerson. In this year-long, step-by-step guide, Emerson describes every task you need to complete within the first year of starting your business. From creating a year-long marketing strategy to reasons why you should invest in graphic design, to reaching out to investors, you will be a successful business owner in no time. While this book is written for those in the fast lane, these tips will also come in handy for business professionals who like to take their time.

Will it fly? by Pat Flynn

Not sure whether your business idea of ​​selling dog glasses will be successful? Maybe your friends think that your business plan for making a cheese sculpture is dead from the start? Will it fly? Take the guesswork out of whether your business idea is pure gold or just fool's gold in five easy (and verbatim) steps:

-Mission Design: Helps ensure that your business goals align with your idea

-Development Laboratory: Details on the logistics behind your business idea

-Flight Planning: Describes how to meet current market conditions for your target audience

-Flight Simulator: Shows how to validate and test your idea in your target market

-All systems work: How to analyze and finalize your idea

After these steps, when your business idea is ready to take off, it's time to read one of the other books on this list to get you through your early years of running your business.

The Founder's Dilemma by Noam Wasserman

If you're stuck in the tightest of a crevice deciding how to run your business, look no further than this manuscript from former Harvard Business School professor Noam Wasserman. After years of learning about managing directors at top companies, Wasserman experienced firsthand the mistakes business owners make when they're just starting out. Don't be intimidated by Wasserman's awards as he explains the basics like company structure and management in an easy-to-understand way. With real-world examples, Wasserman proves that he knows what he's talking about and at the same time gives you inspiration to set high goals.

Still hesitant to start? Remember, all businesses have to start somewhere, and even some of the most successful companies (Microsoft, Facebook, Apple) were started by college dropouts with no work experience. But you should know that no matter where you are on your business trip, Invoice Home has your back free. We offer you a free billing plan when you're just starting out or testing your business idea, so once you become your own boss, you can take advantage of our unlimited billing plan. What are you waiting for? Get out there, go through a book, send out your bills, and start building your business!

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