Book Recommendations for Small Business Owners


As a business owner, it's important to challenge your way of thinking and seeking inspiration on ways to improve yourself, your team, and your company as a whole. There are thousands of great business books out there to help you set and achieve goals, market your services, manage your finances, and so much more; but it can be overwhelming to determine which are worth reading. 

We're here to share some of our favorites. 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

by Stephen Covey

This book covers the seven habits you need to adopt for personal and professional effectiveness. The author challenges you to change your perception and interpretation of how the world works so you can be more productive, proactive, and positive.

What You Really Need to Lead: The Power of Thinking and Acting Like an Owner

by Robert Steven Kaplan

Can leadership be learned? Author Robert Steven Kaplan believes so. In this book, you’ll learn the three key elements needed to learn to lead. These leadership qualities are not something you either have or you don’t. Leadership starts with an ownership mindset.

The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life

by Bernard Roth

Realize the power of positive change to gain the confidence needed to do what you’ve always wanted to do, overcome obstacles, and achieve your goals. Use the power of design thinking to achieve goals you never thought possible!

The Magic of Thinking Big

by David J Schwartz

In this book, you’ll learn how to sell more, manage better, lead fearlessly, earn more, and enjoy a happier, more fulfilling life. When you have big goals, you have big successes.

Other Recommendations:

  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
  • The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
  • Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
  • Learning: steps to becoming a passionate lifelong learner


Now that you’re on your way to a successful year for your business, don’t forget to share your takeaways with your team! Knowledge sharing is key to employee development. If you are looking for a resource to better onboard and train your team, Forgely is here to help!

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