If you are a businessperson, there are a plethora of books out there that give good advice on how to start a business, run a business, get clients for your business, handle your employees, and more. So just in case you need a few more, here are 4 business-related books that I believe are excellent. I know they are excellent because I was privileged to work with these authors as their editor or writing coach. I guess you could say I’m not totally objective, but I get no royalties or affiliate payments – I simply recommend them because I do know a good book when I read one.
Buried in Chocolate
by Shari Fitzpatrick
From the founder of The Berry Factory comes this down-to-earth, heartfelt business success story, designed to appeal to the ever-growing number of people who are drawn to home-based entrepreneurship and who are searching for successful role models. Shari is a unique character (and fun to work with) but her lessons on how to start and run a successful business apply to everyone. Also who doesn’t like to read about chocolate? You can purchase this book on Amazon.com.
The Intentional Networker
by Patti DeNucci
If you are one of those introverts (like me) who just wants to “sell your stuff” without having to get out and network, you’ll love this book. Patti DeNucci shows you how to have fun networking with the people who can help you be successful – without changing who you are. Patti shows you that selling yourself means being true to yourself, your purpose, and your mission in life. Full of humor and true adventures in entrepreneurship, this book teaches you about business and yourself at the same time. You can purchase this book on Amazon.com.
The Un-Game: Four-Play to Business as Unusual
by Ingrid Martine
“The Un-Game” is both a fictional story about a newbie manager trying to learn his craft, and a blueprint for a new kind of 21st century business leader. It teaches how to play the game because the game is worth playing – and is in fact, not a game, but life. You can purchase this book on Amazon.com.
Six Figures: Mixing Friendship & Business … Like a Good Martini
by Gina McAndrew, Lee Knapp, Barbara Parsons, Susan Cullen, Nicolle Carfagnini, and Lauri Mitchell
Six Figures is full of fun and laughter, tears and hard-won wisdom from six professional women who support each other in business and in friendship – regardless of their vast differences in background, age, abilities, and philosophy. They call themselves the “Bad Girls” and when you read this book you might think about forming a Bad Girls group of your own. This book is available on Amazon.