There are business success tools aplenty on the internet and at your local library. Of course, business coaching is the quickest and easiest way to access the best training resources and a coach will introduce you to the ones that are most pertinent to your situation.
"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance" Will Durant
Any successful entrepreneurs, business coaches and other business advisers will tell you that self education is one of the keys to creating a successful business.
If you want to transform your business, start by transforming yourself.
Reading business books, business success tools or even autobiographies about successful people, will give you a constant source of great ideas as well as motivating and educating yourself.
If you’re not much of a reader, try the audio versions and listen to them in the car. An idea that you read about in a business book could be the pivotal thing that makes the difference between your business surviving or thriving.
One of the key personality characteristics of an entrepreneur is that they are always in the habit of continually learning, growing and educating themselves.
They know this keeps them ahead of their competition and it's so easy to do!
“All the books you haven’t read won’t help you!” Jim Rohm
There are so many business success tools on the market – books, ebooks, audios, videos etc. The list is endless. As a business owner your time is precious so our intention here is to highlight those that offer the most in terms of practical value.
Find out why the E-Myth is a must-read and discover which other general business books to add to your reading list.
These are our picks for the best time management books
In order to grow all business owners have to learn how to get the most out of their employees and yet employee management is often the area that causes the most difficulty.
4. Sales Books:
All successful entrepreneurs must have good sales skills - it comes with the territory. Even if you hire salespeople, you as the bsuiness owner, will always have to be able to sell your own business. It pays to increase your skills by attending a sales course if possible but these books are a good starting point.
5. Marketing Books:
These are our pick for the best marketing books for small businesses.
6. Personal Development Books:
Once your business has gained momentum and is well and truly on a success path, your own personal development will take you to the top. Ultimate business success depends on your own growth.
7. Covey's 7 Habits of Effective People
Stephen Covey's best-selling book 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' is one of the best known books amongst business owners. It's quite a lengthy read but it does contain some valuable insights in to the habits that make some people more successful than others.