12 Books for Entrepreneurs & Future Business Owners – Written by Women
Is National Small Business Week again! So once again we are listing 12 books which can help you develop the skills and character to run a successful business, and this time all works are written by successful women.
If you’re an entrepreneur or a business owner, chances are you may have read some of these already, but if you haven’t, this is a great list to add to your world domination arsenal.
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The 10 Laws of Enduring Success by Maria Bartiromo
“Courage isn’t bravado or taking stupid risks. It’s simply deciding to live in a mindset of possibility instead of fear.”
Leading From the Front: No-Excuse Leadership Tactics for Women by Courtney Lynch & Angie Morgan
“True leadership is not defined by notoriety, power, prestige, status, or job title.”
Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation and Positive Strategies for Change by Linda Babcock & Sara Laschever
“Just because a few women manage to succeed despite the impediments our society erects in their paths, doesn’t mean that these impediments don’t exist or that there’s not problem.”
Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel
“There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
She Takes on the World by Natalie Macneil
“Only you know what is in your heart. Never let someone else tell you what you love. More importantly, don’t let this dictate how you live.”
The Chic Entrepreneur: Put Your Business in Higher Heels by Elizabeth Gordon & Leanna Adams
“Women tend to be eager to commit to relationships, to marriage, to their families, and even to their best friends, but when it comes to committing to business, ironically, women are the ones who can’t commit.”
Real You Incorporated: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs by Kaira Sturdivant Rouda
“The key to having a rewarding business is having one that speaks to your inner strengths, bolsters your passions, and encourages your heart. That doesn’t mean you need to default to a traditionally feminie career, although those careers are right for some.”
The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
“If you choose not to act, you have little chance of success. What’s more, when you choose to act, you’re able to succeed more frequently than you think.”
Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business by Meg Mateo Ilasco & Joy Deangdeelert Cho
“Success will most likely come with a fine balance between articulating your vision and taking into account your client’s needs.”
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
“We all know we’re going to die; what’s important is the kind of men and women we are in the face of this.”
Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur by Cara Alwill Leyba
“It’s all about persevering and letting your passion drive you. When you have passion, you cannot fail. The world simply cannot reject anyone or anything that comes from a place of passion. Stay focused on what you love, keep going, and trust that those who are meant to get your message will.”
The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women by Elaine Meryl Brown
“To become a leader you must have a positive mental attitude, which you can achieve with positive self-talk and looking at what is right with people instead of what is wrong with them.”
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