One of the smartest moves you can make as a female entrepreneur is to build your business intelligence by curating the knowledge of other women who have built businesses before you.
Learning which mistakes to avoid and which shortcuts to take allows you to build a thriving business in a shorter period of time, while avoiding costly pitfalls at the same time. Reading books specifically for women entrepreneurs helps you arm yourself with vital knowledge, while building your mental resources of tips and tricks you can use as you grow your company. If you want help deciding which books to read, following are five phenomenal finds you can consider adding to your entrepreneurial bookshelf.
…by Sophia Amoruso is a must-read for female entrepreneurs looking for inspiration. Earning 5 rave reviews from both the New York Times and The Washington Post, this inspirational book is packed with life lessons from the founder of “Nasty Gal Vintage”. Targeted at women and girls who don’t fit society’s terms of “normal”, this engaging read will help females who feel like outsiders realize the potential of following their dreams. After reading this book, you’ll feel inspired and ready to pursue your passions, no matter how far-fetched or far or out of reach they might seem.
In the Company of Women:
Inspiration and Advice from Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney is another top rated read for business-minded women. This inspiring book features interviews with 100 women, ranging from female entrepreneurs to artists and activists. If you want to turbocharge your motivation to build a business you can be proud of, this compilation of fierce female interviews is a must-read.
Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur by Cara Alwill Leyba. Don’t let the title fool you, Girl Code isn’t just for females who write computer code. This “girl power” book teaches women the strength of networking, sharing information, and encouraging each other as fellow female entrepreneurs. Rather than approach business building as a competitive endeavor, this enchanting read helps women to see the phenomenal feats that can be attained when females work with each other instead of against each other. If you want to become a stronger business builder and a better networking aficionado at the same time, add Girl Code to your reading list this year.
Find your Extraordinary:
Dream Bigger, Live Happier, and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms by Jessica DiLullo Herrin. Find Your Extraordinary is a top rated read for women looking for a little additional motivation on their entrepreneurial journeys. Women sometimes have a yearning to start their own businesses, but just don’t know where to start or who to turn to for resources. This business book helps women learn to dream bigger and listen to their inner voices, rather than give into those nagging doubts or poor self-confidence.
…by Danielle Tate. Daniel Tate’s Elegant Entrepreneur is a fabulous find for females looking for extra business building guidance. If you have an idea for a business but don’t know the ins and outs of building a company from scratch, Elegant Entrepreneur might be just what you need. This book can help you take your business idea from a curious concept to a fully functioning company. Whether you are new to entrepreneurial endeavors or a serial entrepreneur, you’ll find helpful information you can use as you attempt to grow your own female founded business.
These are but five of the many powerful books female entrepreneurs can read to increase their motivation and expand their business acumen. Rather than start from scratch, reading books for women entrepreneurs helps you learn from the lessons of others who have built businesses before you. How many of these highly recommended books will you be diving into as you attempt to grow your own business? SEAM