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The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur’s Library

No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful …

Entrepreneurship

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

10 New Leadership Books You Must Read in 2016

<i>Update: For a look at the latest picks on top management books, you’ll want to read Best Management Books for 2017.</i><p>As the year winds to a close, …

Leadership

20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …

Self-improvement

7 books every MBA should read before they look for a job

I learned an incredible amount over those 12 weeks, not only about the job I was doing but about the many other areas of our business that are crucial to building a world class company.<p>And while I had fantastic resources and opportunities to learn about startups and hypergrowth companies during my …

12 Mini Habits of Insanely Successful People

“Mini habits” are daily routines that take just a few minutes to perform, but have huge returns in the overall quality of your life as a result of …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

7 must-read books for the budding entrepreneur

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Matthew Toren, Entrepreneur<p>Reading is …

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

Windows Phone

17 Books For Entrepreneurs That Will Change Your Life

Let me tell you a story, there were two guys that graduated from college at the same time. Both of them wanted to be successful entrepreneurs …

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ISPs

10 Free Online Courses That Can Benefit Every Entrepreneur

Founder of FE International<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur can benefit from continued education. Whether you are just starting out and handling multiple roles within your company or an experienced business owner -- enrolling in an online course is …

35 Timeless Motivational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

The startup life can be a rough life: fact. Every day, both founders and employees of startups can experience several road blocks to success, and …

Are You Using This Helpful Online Resource To Answer All Your Burning Startup Questions?

It seems that every day I am asked to answer a question on Quora. For those who are not familiar with the platform, Quora is vibrant question-and-answer website where a community of users can pose questions and answer those they have the knowledge and expertise to answer.<p>What makes Quora so useful …

Startups

These 10 Podcasts May Just Get You to Stop Listening to Music

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I used to listen to a lot of music, during my morning commute to work, again on the return home and at other times throughout the day. There is nothing wrong with listening to music, but it wasn’t helping me to become a better business …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

How to use Gmail as a time and project management tool

The lovely folks over at Godel in Melbourne have written a nice piece about using ActiveInbox even if you are not bothered about reaching that ever …

12 Quotes That Take You Inside The Mind Of Billionaire Mavs Owner Mark Cuban

Mike Stone/Reuters Mark Cuban always seems to come out on top.<p>His first job was tending bar in Dallas. Then he took a gig as a computer salesman. He was fired — and he realized he "was never going to be a very good employee."<p>So he started his first company, MicroSolutions, which he sold for $6 …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Great Management Questions from Paul Graham, Jim Collins, and Other Business Leaders | Inc.com

There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, avert catastrophes, and reveal unexpected paths to brighter destinations. Jim Collins, Marshall …

Leadership

Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time

Every business library should include at least one of these gems.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the most influential business books of all time and the best sales books of all time. In this post, I list the books that drive readers to change their lives, improve their lot, and build better …

8 Apps to Help With Social Media Marketing

Today, digital marketing is an essential part of reaching out to potential customers across the globe. Businesses are exploring various avenues …

Inventory Out of Control? Take Stock With These 3 iPad Apps.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Inventory management is a balancing act. Too many of these and too few of those and suddenly your bottom line is shrinking and there’s not enough money coming in to replace what’s going out.<p>It can be particularly tricky when you run a …

The 5 Simple Website Add-Ons That Could Help Boost Revenue

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Traffic is the most important component of any website-monetization strategy, according to online-learning platform Udemy. You likely spend quite a bit of time and resources to draw traffic to your website. Are you doing everything you …

How to Create a Marketing Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Firms that are successful in marketing invariably start with a marketing plan. Large companies have plans with hundreds of pages; small companies can get by with a half-dozen sheets. Put your marketing plan in a three-ring binder. Refer …

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan.<p>How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington State University created an infographic that provides 10 guidelines to help …