are two topics I highly recommend you taking a
look at before and during the launch of your small
business. A Business Plan and a Marketing Plan.
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is a short list of books I've personally found
to be rewarding in my life. These books have given
me inspiration, knowledge, and above all built
my strengths to the degree they are at today.
if not all of these books can be found at your
local library. The best part about the library
is the best books out there regarding business
can be read for free. I've included a direct link
on Amazon's website to read more information on
Richest Man in Babylon
The success secrets of the ancients - the
most inspiring book on wealth ever written.
Author: George S. Clason
Paperback, 160 pp.
This is a book about growing a business, with
all that the term 'growing' implies about
paying attention to the world around you,
learning from others, and changing yourself.
Author: Paul Hawken
Paperback, 256 pp.
Learning how the process of self-deception
works. It's not what you do that matters,
but why you do it.
Author: The Arbinger Institute
Paperback, 192 pp.
Successful habits of visionary companies.
Authors: Jim Collins & Jerry Porras
Paperback, 368 pp.
A candid and indispensable primer on all aspects
of advertising from the man Time has called
"the most sought after wizard in the
Author: David Ogilvy
Paperback, 224 pp.
In A Day
What you would learn at top tier business
schools (if you only had the time).
Author: Steven Stralser, PHD
Hardcover, 320 pp.
Autobiography of the founder of the Hilton
chain of hotels.
Author: Conrad Hilton
Paperback, 288 pp.