9 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read To Grow Their Business

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Growing up, I was always that kid with a book in their hand. I love reading. 

You discover secrets and practical strategies you can apply to your business right away. It’s amazing.

A huge part of being an entrepreneur is learning and growing in every way possible – and books can help you do just that. 

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Here are books you must read as an entrepreneur that will help grow your mindset, business, and income. 

1. Dotcom Secrets

Dotcom Secrets is one of my all-time favorite business books that I didn’t even know I needed until I started reading it.

Are you struggling to get traffic to your website?

Do you get traffic to your website or sales page, but find that you do not see as many conversions as you’d like? 

If you find that you have either of those problems, there’s a much greater problem at hand, according to author Russell Brunson. 

In DotCom Secrets, Russell goes over marketing funnels and sales scripts that will help you get hundreds if not thousands of new leads into your business – it’s a must-read. 

Marketing books can be intimidating to some, but DotCom Secrets isn’t.

The book is really easy to understand and you can apply the strategies to your business right away.

You’ll leave this book thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that?” It’s amazing!

Key Learning Point: How to get hundreds or thousands of new leads into your business.

2. Expert Secrets

Expert Secrets is also written by Russell Brunson, the creator of DotCom Secrets.

You have a message that can change someone’s life – you need to know how to send the right message at the right time.

Your message can have a huge impact and possible save marriages, repair families, influence someone to live healthier, grow a business, and more. 

But that means nothing if you don’t know how to send your message and get them into the hands of the people who need your message.

Expert Secrets is another incredible, must-read book for any business owner. It’s a game changer. 

Similar to DotCom Secrets, it’s filled with fun photos to understand the strategies easily. 

Key Learning Point: How to send the right message at the right time.

3. Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business And Influence – And How You Can, Too

Crushing It! is a book that offers lessons and inspiration drawn from dozens of successful influencers and entrepreneurs who opted for a different path.

Instead of going for the predictable corporate path, these entrepreneurs pursue their dreams by building thriving businesses and incredible personal brands. 

Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint to living life on your own terms.”

Crushing It! shares how to understand social media platforms and take advantage of them.

Gary teaches readers how to amplify their personal brand on each social media platform by offering theoretical and tactical advice. 

By the end of this book, you’ll learn strategies and tools that you can apply to your social media strategy right away. 

Key Learning Point: How to amplify your brand with social media platforms. 

4. The Compound Effect

The Compound Effect teaches fundamental principles that can help you achieve greatness in your relationships, business, and more. 

In this read, you’ll learn an easy-to-understand step-by-step process that you can use to multiply your success in all areas of life. 

In The Compound Effect, you’ll learn the #1 strategy to achieve any goal and win over any competitor, get rid of bad habits that are derailing your progress, how to make motivation last, and a lot more. 

I find myself applying The Compound Effect to not only the business aspect of my life but health and weight loss, too. 

Key Learning Point: How to apply the compound effect to achieve greatness in all areas of life. 

5. The Introvert Entrepreneur

The Introvert Entrepreneur is a must-read for any introverts out there.

Are you an introvert who thinks they need to be loud and insanely outgoing to be successful in your business? 

This book will show the strengths and traits of introverts that can have incredible benefits for entrepreneurship. 

Instead of rejecting your natural gifts, you can counteract challenges using your introvert strengths (curiosity, independence, love of research) and use them to your benefit.

The Introvert Entrepreneur interviews introverts who have created incredible businesses without having to change their personality. It’s amazing. 

Key Learning Point: How to use your introverted personality as a strength in your business. 

6. Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy has sold almost 4 million copies around the world and is a bestseller across 5 continents. It’s amazing. Here’s why.

The authors of Blue Ocean Strategy challenge everything you thought you knew about success. 

Lasting success doesn’t come from battling competitors – it comes from creating “blue oceans”, A.K.A. untapped new market space for growth.

Blue Ocean Strategy teaches a systematic approach to competition. Make your competition irrelevant and create your blue ocean. 

This book can be applied to any kind of business out there and will show you strategies to not only survive but thrive in your niche. 

Key Learning Point: How to find untapped new market space for growth. 

7. The Entrepreneur Mind:100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneur Mind is all about changing the way you think in order to develop an entrepreneur mindset.

This way of thinking comes from learning and understanding certain lessons from the best entrepreneurs. 

In The Entrepreneur Mind, you will learn the essential beliefs, characteristics, and habits of elite entrepreneurs. 

The author, Kevin Johnson, shares lessons that every entrepreneur should learn in seven key areas: Strategy, education, people, finance, marketing and sales, leadership, and motivation.

These lessons include how to think big, who makes the best business partners when to abandon a business idea, where to avoid opening a business banking account, and more. 

Key Learning Point: How to develop an entrepreneur mindset. 

8. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

The Lean Startup is all about making sure your startup doesn’t fail with a scientific approach to creating and managing a successful startup. 

Whether your business is large or small, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs a way to test their vision and to continuously adapt and adjust.

Key Learning Point: How to create and manage a successful startup. 

9. Business Boutique A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves

Business Boutique is more of a beginner’s entrepreneur book, but I still really enjoyed it.

This book is more of a handbook to guide you to find a way to make money doing what you love and then creating a plan to put it into action.

You will learn a step-by-step customized plan to start and grow your business, a way to manage your time for your business, how business taxes, pricing, and budgeting work in simple terms, and marketing strategies to reach the right people in the right way.

This book is more geared toward women, but I totally believe anyone can benefit from reading this book.

It was a pretty quick and interesting read that left me feeling motivated and with more direction on what path I want to take in my business. 

Key Learning Point: How to find a way to make money doing what you love. 


All of these books are incredible, but if I had to pick which books to start with, it would be Expert Secrets and DotCom Secrets

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