Our recommended list of business books (and BizNotes) for small business owners. You can find numerous "top business books" lists, and those are great, but this is not necessarily one of them. The books listed here are ones we have actually read and believe are an essential part of any business owner's library.

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Starting & Running Your Business:

The E-Myth
Michael E. Gerber


Customers For Life
Carl Sewell


Who
Geoff Smart & Randy Street

Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck
Anthony Tjan, Richard Harrington, Tsun-Yan Hsieh


The Small Business Bible
Steven D. Strauss


The Lean Startup
Eric Ries



The Art of the Start 2.0
Guy Kawasaki


Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing
George Cloutier


Delivering Happiness
Tony Hsieh


Start With Why
Simon Sinek



Marketing & Branding:



Guerilla Marketing Remix
Jay Conrad Levinson




Free Prize Inside
Seth Godin




Made to Stick
Chip Heath, Dan Heath



Why Johnny Can't Brand
Bill Schley




Little Red Book of Selling
Jeffrey Gitomer



The Tipping Point
Malcom Gladwell



Ogilvy On Advertising
David Ogilvy


Priceless
William Poundstone


Don't Make Me Think
(Website Design)
Steve Krug

Purple Cow
Seth Godin


Fascinate
Sally Hogshead


Creativity:

Steal Like An Artist
Austin Kleon



The War of Art
Steven Pressfield


Leadership & Personal Development

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey

The Art of War
Sun Tzu
(James Clavell)

The Art of Work
Jeff Goins

Strength Finders 2.0
Tom Rath

Getting Things Done
David Allen


Other Related Topics

Abundance
Peter H. Diamandis & Steven Kotler

Bold
Peter H. Diamandis & Steven Kotler

The Slight Edge
Jeff Olson