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5 Must Read Business Books For Entrepreneurs

Below is a list of books suggested by the March 2009 copy of Entrepreneur Magazine. I'm thinking of reading this list of books so I thought I would share the list with you all. If you are an entrepreneur or thinking of becomming one, perhaps these books should be on your list as well.

1. Will It Fly? How to Know if your New Business Idea Has Wings...Before You Take the Leap, by Thomas K. McKnight

Heart of this book is its 44-item checklist for evaluating business ideas by a hugely experienced veteran of business launches. By the time you've evaluated everything from your personal attitudes to exit strategies, you'll know as well as possible your chances for success.

2. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About it. by Michael E. Gerber

This revisiti of the 1995 classic on general small-business management famously shows entrepreneurs why and how to stop working in their business and start working ON their businesses.

3. Guerrilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits From Your Small Businesses, by Jay Conrad Levinson

Now in its fourth Edition, the original guide to small-business marketing packs the same high-impact, low-cost, punch that made it a standard when it first came out in 1983. Now, however, it's updated iwth tips on websites, blogs, podcasting and other up-to-the minute techniques.

4. The Business Planning Guide. by David H. Bangs Jr.

This books'jargon-free writing and inside tips from a former banker and entrepreneur have made it the first and only choice for countless entrepreneurs getting started.

5. Start Run & Grow a Successful Small Business, by Toolkit Media Group editors

If anyone ever publishes the perfect all-in-one small-business reference, it will look a lot like the sixth edition of this 720-pager. It touches on everything, from accounting to staffing, with checklists and forms.

Have you read any of these books? If so I would like your opinion on them. Please leave a comment or send me an email at frugalnyc at gmail dot com.

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