Four Must-Read Books for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Happy Thursday all,

Today is going to be a lighter post.  I hope that you enjoyed the last two posts sharing 7 Ways Marketers Are Using Social Media for Business Growth and 5 Important Reasons Small Businesses Need Mobile Optimized Websites  as they were re-shared by the New York Times.  Woot!

As many of you (may or may now know, I love keeping up with the latest trends in technology and also reading good books on entrepreneurship and small business.  I wanted to share a list of 4 of my favorite books from these genres that I highly recommend that you guys review.

1. [easyazon_link asin=”0984358102″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”smalbusisen0f-20″]The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime.[/easyazon_link] – MJ Demarco. 

MJ Demarco - Millionaire Fastlane

MJ Demarco – Millionaire Fastlane











Guys…this book has easily become my absolute favorite book on entrepreneurship and small business to date. I have recommended this book to almost everyone that I know.  MJ considers himself an “Anti-Guru” and talks about three types of people: Sidewalkers, Slowlaners and the Fastlaners.  Trust me when I tell you, this book is a page turner and is worth its weight in gold.


2.  [easyazon_link asin=”0887307280″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”smalbusisen0f-20″]The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It[/easyazon_link] – Michael Gerber –

E-Myth - Michael Gerber

E-Myth – Michael Gerber













In this book, Gerber stresses the importance of “working on your business and not in it”. He also describes small business owners as “technicians” that have particular skillsets and how it takes more than just certain skills to be a successful business owner.


3.  [easyazon_link asin=”1612680054″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”smalbusisen0f-20″]Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom[/easyazon_link] – Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert Kiyasoki

Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyasoki













Of course….what’s a list of recommended reads without this classic book. In Robert Kiyosaki’s book, he discusses the tale of two dads: a poor dad and a rich dad.  I won’t give too much away on this book (in case you haven’t read it) but Kiyosaki describes the mindset of his real dad (who leads the traditional life of working and getting a job) and his father’s best friend who is a business owner. I think I’ve read this book twice now, however each time that I read it… never gets old.


4. [easyazon_link asin=”0307465357″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”smalbusisen0f-20″]The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)[/easyazon_link] – Tim Ferris –

Four Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss

Four Hour Work Week – Tim Ferriss













Sooo this is on my to-do list.  I know I know….Tim’s book has been out for quite a while now and I have heard so many great reviews about it, yet I still haven’t taken the time to read it.  The 4-Hour Workweek talks about how you can outsource responsibilities to virtual assistants – and live more while working less. 

So there you have it guys, my top 4 reads thus far. Are there any books that you have read on Entrepreneurship and Small Business that you guys recommend. If so, we would love for you guys to share them with us.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.

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