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Best Startup Books to Read – Released in 2018

Getting your business off the ground requires extensive knowledge on startups. You need to know how to build an infallible idea, come up with the capital for your startup, and ultimately bring your idea into reality. Books are the goldmine of business startup knowledge. They carry a plethora of resources to help you on your journey. Some are written by people who have been successful in building startups, while others are by authors who have been through unsuccessful attempts (just so you know the dos and don’ts of the game). Here are 5 2018 books that will help you with your entrepreneurial venture this year.

1. Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too 

Written by four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk, this book focuses on brand new lessons, tactics, strategies, advice, and inspiration. It is based on the stories of Vaynerchuk and dozens other entrepreneurs worldwide who chose the path to build their own brands and businesses rather than the predictable corporate path.

2. The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win 

This book was written by’s famous columnist Jeff Haden. It is a practical guide to discovering and upholding real and lasting motivation that will help you achieve great things. The book reframes one’s thinking about the relationship between motivation and success and also the mystery behind accomplishment.

3. Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life

New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Broke and “Shark” on ABC’s Shark Tank Daymond John partnered with author Daniel Paisner in writing this book. The book shows how grit, perseverance, and industriousness are the pillars of a successful startup. It inspires readers to “rise and grind” to the top.

4. You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth

If you are looking to change your mindset to skyrocket your business to the next level, this is the book that you need to read…ASAP! Author Jen Sincero, went from living in a converted garage to traveling the world. In her witty book, she uses humor and sass to help you unlock your own money-making abilities.

5. Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals 

In this book, author Michael Hyatt Michael Hyatt highlights a 5-step system for setting and accomplishing your major business, personal, and financial goals. The book’s success system is built on field-tested and research-driven content.

6. When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want 

This inspirational book written by  Mike Lewis shows you when the right time is to leave your monotonous day job and start your own business. It includes the clever four-phase Jump Curve for pursuing your career, alongside the stories of over forty founders, including Lewis who made their careers a success in this way.


7. 5 Day Weekend: Freedom to Make Your Life and Work Rich with Purpose

If you are looking for motivation AND practical tools to empower yourself as a business owner, this book can help! Want to travel more and have extra time to do the things you really love? This book by Nik Halik and Garrett B. Gunderson highlights the perfect balance that will teach you how to have more free time, while also being able to generate multiple streams of income from anywhere in the world!

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Laura Smidt

Laura Smidt is an up-and-coming writer who enjoys poetry and picnics. She majored in creative writing at NYU and is currently embarking on a journey to publish her first book. A lover of travel and adventure, you can find her at your favorite remote destination.

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