As an entrepreneur, I’ve found many books along my journey that has given me inspiration and hope along this road. As any entrepreneur knows, it’s not easy to say that you want to own a business and go full steam ahead. There will be bumps in the road, setbacks that come from every corner and you will question your every move, but you will have this overwhelming sense of joy because its your baby and you get to see your business grow and prosper everyday. These four books for the Entrepreneur woman are not only good reads but packed with great information.
These books have been a guide to help along this rocky road of entrepreneurship that I have gone back to time and time again to reread and get those little gems that keep me motivated. I’m 100% sure that you will love at least one of these books.
Below you will find my personal recommendation on why you should grab theses books as well as a quick overview.
- Talk Like Ted: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s top Minds – I love this book for so many reasons, to begin, I’m a fan of watching the Ted Talks online and I’m always amazed at how eloquent, funny and engaging the speakers are. Although I’m told that I do a pretty good job when speaking in public, I feel as though I’m speaking super fast and can barely catch my breath. I picked up this book to help get some tips on speaking and engaging with the audience and I very happy with this purchase. It’s one of those books that I’ve dog-eared and go back to reread information again and again, especially, if I’m speaking in front of a crowd.
- #GIRLBOSS – Sophia Amoruso is funny, down to earth, truthful and full of inspiration and hope in her book #GirlBoss. You laughed, feel her pain and cheered her triumphs throughout the book. It’s written as though your girlfriend is sitting across from you telling a story. Her journey is so inspirational and this book is perfect for any women and young girl that is thinking of becoming an entrepreneur but is questioning if they should or shouldn’t. It’s also a great read for anyone in the fashion industry because Sophia built her empire on styling models in vintage clothing. When you read where she started to where she is now, it encourages you to keep pushing past the BS and follow your heart!
- Never Eat Alone – If you are fearful of networking or just don’t know how or where to start, Keith Ferrazzi is giving you tip after tip in this book. The advice that is given on building relationships that last and help to grow your business are invaluable. I’ve literally dog-eared, highlighted and sticky noted this book to death, but there are so many tips that you don’t want to lose. It’s the perfect book for anyone in business as we all need to know how to build and maintain genuine relationships that can help all of us gain the success that we desire.
- Start With Why – As entrepreneurs we strive to have an authentic voice in our industry and we want to sell our product, but if we are only selling the product and then we are not building loyalty with our customer base. Yes, we may get the sales but will they become repeat customers? Will they return when another company offers the same product at a cheaper price? customers will return if they feel that they a part of your cause. If they feel a part of the family and the only way to get this type of loyalty is to Start with Why. Not “what” you sell or “How” you sell, but why you do what you do. This is a book for every entrepreneur because of the insight that it gives into growing your customer base in an authentic way and maintaining a loyal fan base. Simon Sinek
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