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Top 7 Business Books for Women Startup Owners

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Entrepreneurship presents many challenges as well as opportunities to learn from others who have gone ahead of us. Nowadays, there are countless books, podcasts, and courses that aim to push you out of your comfort zone.

Women startup owners face unique challenges in business, but thankfully there are many women who have excelled in business and other spheres of life dropping useful life and business lessons through impactful and insight-packed books. Here’s a list of  some of 7 good books that are empowering women entrepreneurs and will make a good read for you.

  • Mind Your Business: A Workbook to Grow Your Creative Passion Into a Full-time Gig

By Ilana Griffo

Being an entrepreneur is a journey and if you are going to develop your business to become a killer brand, you will need to have all the tools and ideas to navigate your journey. Mind Your Business is the book that will take you by the hand and lead you through the uncertain, fuzzy world of entrepreneurship. You will discover how to develop your brand, design products, identify legal and tax needs and so much more. Author Ilana Griffo shares in this book the formula that turned her creative hobby into a six-figure design startup. Mind your business covers several aspects of turning a creative passion to a business which includes tips from successful entrepreneurs, identifying your ideal market and customer, budget and forecast tools, avoiding pitfalls that doom startups and so much more. This book will help you launch your first business and make your ambitions become a successful reality.

  • She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur

  • By Carrie Green

Carrie Green reveals in her book what women need to do to turn their wild ideas into successful business ventures. Carrie shows how you can get your ideas, messages and business out on the internet in no time. Having started her first online business at 20, Carrie knows how challenging it can be to run a successful business and in this book, she provides helpful advice to overcome fear, confusion, and blocks that entrepreneurs face. From her experience, she offers valuable guidance for the ambitious female entrepreneur.

She Means Business provides the honest, realistic and practical tools you need to bring your vision to life.

  • Success Without Stress: Simple Steps to Finding Calm for Women Business Owners

By Teri Scheinzeit

Business owners often find themselves overwhelmed with so much work. There are so many things to do that even your downtime is spent working, however, it doesn’t  have to be so.

Success Without Stress provides smart and effective strategies that will help prevent a day chuck full of stressful activities. With a fun, innovative and snappy writing, businesswomen will find secrets to success shared by someone who’s been there and done that.

You don’t have to be stressed making money. The calmer and more grounded you become, the more success you’ll experience. You will be able to think through situations better, make thoughtful decisions, communicate better and build a better business personality. You deserve to enjoy your life and having a business doesn’t mean giving that up. Once you master the strategies in this book, you’ll be to achieve more success and feel less stressed.

  • Business Boutique: A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves

  • By Christy Wright

This book by Christy Wright should be read by every woman who wants to step into their God-given gifts and make money doing what they love to do. It’s a handbook that provides a blueprint for turning your ideas into real businesses that put money in your pocket. A very informative and insightful book, Christy breaks down running a small business into easy, actionable steps encouraging her readers to love what they do while cheering them on chapter after chapter.

  • CEO Of My Soul: The Self-Love Journey of a Small Business Owner

By Esquire Nicole “Nic” Cober

Nicole “Nic” Cober Esq. Shares insights on growing a small successful business through her story of how her own business came tumbling down just when she thought she had gotten it all. Nicole built her first business to become a community staple in the DC metro area and everything going fine for her. However within the next ten years, her personal and professional life began to clash, crippling her business in the process. Nicole filed for bankruptcy, fought two divorces and eviction notices while raising her two sons. Nicole didn’t quit, but came came back stronger than ever and now with CEO Of My Soul, she is sharing what she has learned to help her fellow “soul” sisters and small business owners avoid pitfalls through valuable business advice as she invites readers to her world with personal stories of struggles, triumphs, and self-reflection. The book is a practical how-to guide for business and even life.

  • The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave Female Entrepreneur

By Amber Hurdle

The Bombshell Business Woman teaches women to be proud and brave entrepreneurs. The Bombshell Business Woman commands attention for her business and brings in the right customers, who fall in love with her brand time and time again. She can live life on her terms as her business excels.

This book shows how you can be that Bombshell Business Woman, be in balance and not be overwhelmed or overrun by your business. This book provides practical strategies for building brand, marketing, goal setting, management, networking, technology, vendor relationships and more. The Bombshell Business Woman will activate the bold and brave entrepreneur that you are meant to be.

  • The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You: Command an Audience and Sell Your Way to Success

By Lydia Fenet

Lydia Fenet takes us through a 20-year journey of her rise from intern to managing director and then global head of strategic partnerships at Christie’s Auction House. in “The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You”, you’ll learn about Lydia’s revolutionary sales approach crafted over several years of practice as well as examine case studies from successful and powerful women in different fields of endeavor. The book is guaranteed to push you to your next level in career and business. Lydia’s inspiring and tested advice will make you walk into the room confident and bolder than you’ve ever been and motivate others to be their better selves.

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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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