Nothing gets solopreneurs and small business owners more excited than receiving great business books during the holiday season.
Ok, well most of us do anyway.
In any case, if you’re looking for gifts for yourself (let’s face it, you need a treat too even though you’re being frugal) or for other frugalpreneurs in your life, check out some of the following business books. Take advantage of the wealth of knowledge out there and grab a few of these books. The many insights and strategies that are hidden between those book covers will amaze you.
The Greatness Guide by Robin Sharma
This book has over one hundred bite sized tips on how to be an excellent business owner. Most importantly, he shows us how to enjoy our business a whole lot or more as well as how to better our mindsets so we can live a better life. The cool thing? You don’t have to read the book cover to cover to grab valuable insight, as each tip is a few pages long, so read what you want and you’ll still get a lot out of this book.
If his name sounds familiar,it’s because he’s the international best selling author of “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”. He’s also a highly sought after speaker for Fortune 100 companies, so he knows what he’s talking about.
Killing the Practice Before It Kills You by Dr. Arndt
The author had built a successful business, but he suffered a heart attack at the age of 41 as a result of stress related problems, which he credits to working all the time.
This book provides valuable insights into how you can develop your core values and stick to it so you’re not constantly working all the time. He shows you how to stick to those values and use them to structure your work and home life so you can make the necessary decisions that affect you and your family members. Dr. Arndt shares stories on how he’s made these work in the 20 years he’s implemented these techniques.
The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
If you’ve read Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art before, this is a great follow up to that book. Kawasaki provides this guide on how to start anything in your business, whether it’s launching a course, getting more freelance clients or even crowdfunding your next product. The book covers how to make a plan, how to get PR and other types of tools you can implement to make your new venture a success.
The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch
Yea, you’ve probably heard of the 80/20 principle, but it doesn’t hurt to read more about it in this business book. This book shows you how to really hone in on your core tasks that help you really focus on the 20 percent of the tasks that actually matter. The author also shows you how to do these 20 percent tasks within a system so you can be even more effective and ultimately improve your business.
Suddenly Frugal by Leah Ingram
Ok, it’s not a business book, but it’s a good guide on how you can be more frugal so you can organize your personal finances better. It’s important because you can probably take some of that money you save into your business, or put towards any of your other goals.
If you’re not organized with your finances, then your business will suffer. You’re obviously already pretty frugal, but there are probably tips here that will even surprise you.