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Top Five Books to Read When Starting Your Own Business

Building a successful business is complicated. The good news is that there are many books on the topic that offer invaluable wisdom. The challenge is that there is so much material that it can be all but impossible to know where to start. At Suivant Consulting, we are committed to helping entrepreneurs find solutions. Here, our business consultants highlight five of the top books that you should read if you are planning on starting your own company. 

1. Atomic Habits – James Clear 

James Clear’s Atomic Habits is focused on helping the reader create better habits while breaking their bad ones. It has been called a “supremely practical and useful book” and a book that can help people “overcome a lack of motivation.” The central premise of Atomic Habits is that small daily improvements can compound to allow for a dramatic transformation. 

2. How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie 

Originally published in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is one of the most timeless, useful self-help books ever written. Business owners can benefit from internalizing its message. Mr. Carnegie worked as a business educator for more than two decades before the book was released. 

3. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill 

Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich is another classic book that can help entrepreneurs. After spending years studying successful people in business, Mr. Hill developed 16 “laws” that others can use to improve their lives. The lessons presented in Think and Grow Rich are intuitive and applicable in a wide range of different professional and personal situations. 

4. The Magic of Thinking Big – David J. Schwartz 

In The Magic of Thinking Big, Dr. David J. Schwartz makes a compelling case that one of the primary things holding most people back is their reluctance to go all in on a big dream. The book can help give a “kick” to entrepreneurs who are trying to turn some of those big dreams into a reality in the business world.

5. The Law of Success – Napoleon Hill 

Another useful book by Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success is the precursor to his book Think and Grow Rich. In writing the book, Mr, Hill interviews some of the famous business people and thinkers in American history, including Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, and Alexander Graham Bell. It distills their wisdom into applicable guidance that people can actually use. 

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