9 business books every small business owner should read

Hello my online buddies. For me it is a new year a new challenge and therefore I want to start this day with an inspiring post for all of you who want to grow their business.

I few years back somebody told me this wise sentence: „Who you are going to become is defined by the people you meet and the books you read.“ The people we meet are super important for us and for that I wrote the posts „The marketing napkin: Your Network“ and „The marketing napkin: How to develop your network“. So now it is time to talk about the books that inspired and helped me to grow my business through the past years.


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— to get inspired by a girl who built a multi million dollar empire out based on a simple ebay shop.

Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!: Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First Class Life

— what if you could actually be rich? read it and change your mindset around money. Don’t be intimidated by the name, so far this is my number 1 book of 2015!

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told Me About the Creative Life

— short and sweet how to get inspired and not be a copycat. 

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

— the classic of all business books. How to work effectively following your strengths instead of trying to be everything.

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness (English Edition)

— start saving money and learn how to work with budgets for your life. You will save more money by thinking differently about it.

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Exposed and Explained by the World’s Two: Violate Them at Your Own Risk

— a classic about marketing strategies of the big companies.

Make it Happen

— Are you chasing perfect in your life? Lara will show you her way of letting go, take the leap and just live the life you are destined to have.

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Read this book first. It will help you define your true passion your purpose in life and what values you want to base your business on.

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

— Ever wondered how to be different in the crowd of competitors? Read this small and sweet book and it will teach you to be a purple cow in the sea of black and white cows.


I hope some of these will inspire you and help you grow your business and change your mindset towards money, the curse of perfection and living the life of your dreams.


The next books that are on my list to read are the following:

The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms

Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community

The 9 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs: What You Should Be Doing to Maximize Your Energy, Save Time, and Enjoy Consistent Wins (English Edition) (this book is free for kindle on amazon!)

Do you have any other book recommendations for me? I am looking forward to read them!