There are hundreds of books and websites out there that provide advice on how to be successful in business. However, people should be aware that they do not rely on sources that are unaccredited or written by authors who have no experience in the business world. Below is a list of recommended books.
Work The System, by Sam Carpenter
In this book, the author talks about implementing systems to help organise your time. Among the systems the author discusses is how to create a strategic objective. He uses practical experience to summarise his working pattern and concludes that this is a series of procedures. Once he recognised this, the author was able to cut down on the number of unnecessary hours spent on tasks that could be completed more quickly. Throughout the book, the author discusses the importance of getting your business objectives defined from the beginning. As a result, this leads to greater opportunities for maximising profit, establishing customer loyalty and creating a working environment where employees gain job satisfaction.
She Takes On The World, by Natalie MacNeil
Natalie MacNeil has written a book that provides practical advice for entrepreneurial businesswomen. Written from personal experience, Natalie shares a number of strategies that aim to benefit your business as well as your personal life. The book covers a number of topics, including strategies to help grow your business, how to build a team on a budget and how to get people talking about your company, products and services. In addition to practical advice, this book provides readers with useful tools, websites and resources that have proven to be helpful in growing a business.
The Millionaire Messenger, by Brendon Burchard
The Millionaire Messenger is a book that inspires people to make a success of themselves and their business. From an author who has been described as confident and charming, this book provides uplifting content that encourages its readers to strive for a better business and believe in what they do. Brendon covers all the basics, such as building a brand, marketing, networking and expanding your business. This book is recommended because it offers people a guide that points them in the right direction when they feel lost or need a boost in morale. Many business owners and managers feel they need to turn to external parties for advice. Consultancy companies can be useful; however, they do tend to be expensive. For those choosing to employ the services of a sub-contractor, ensure you adhere to IR 35 compliance rules.
Engagement from Scratch, by Danny Iny
For people in business who want to capitalise on the age of social media, this is the book for you. Danny Iny writes about how building a community of followers creates a loyal audience, which can have a positive impact on your business sales. The book also contains chapters by other experts who have first-hand experience of building online communities through the use of social media platforms. Advice on how to create an engaging blog, a paid-for membership site and a discussion board is provided within this book.
Small Business, BIG Vision, by Matthew and Adam Toren
The Toren brothers have written a book that is invaluable to people thinking about starting their own business. It gives insights from some of the most successful business people around the world. Its contents include practical advice on creating a business plan and how to source finance. The book is an inspirational read because it encourages the reader to follow his dreams and not to give up at the first hurdle.
This article was contributed by Lloyd, a freelance writer and blogger, on behalf of Brookson.