Recommended Book List for Entrepreneurs

recommended books by Kimberly Inese

Last October I graduated with a Masters in Adult Learning/Training & Development.  One of my key takeaways from this program was the fact technology is changing our world so much we can hardly keep up.  

I’ve noticed that people often make excuses for why he or she can’t accomplish their dreams.  The single mom who’s reasons for not even trying to start her business is the very reason she should.  Not having enough money is the number one reason people don’t start their business, but I’m pretty sure the number two reason is lack of knowing where to start…

My mother instilled in me that getting an education was always the best way to get out of any situation.  I don’t disagree, however, I truly believe in lifelong education.  You don’t have to go to college to educated.  There are tons of books that can help you along your journey.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m an advocate for adult learning (so much so I have a Masters Degree in it) but there are several ways to learn and grow.  These are all books I have read and are personally recommending to help you along your journey of self-discovery, entrepreneurship, and internal growth.

Customer Service Books for Entrepreneurs

The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

Go-Givers Sell More

The Go-Giver Leader: A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business

What’s Your Purple Goldfish?: How to Win Customers and Influence Word of Mouth


Motivational/ Self Help Books for Entrepreneurs

Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want And Getting It

Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up

The Chick In Charge

Michelle Obama: Becoming

From Mopping Floors to Making Millions

love what you do (If you are the intersectionality between doing what you love and doing what makes you money read this book immediately).

Positioning: The Battle for your mind

9 laws of success: Attract health, love, life and success to your life

The Proximity Principle: The Proven Strategy that will lead you to the Career you love


Necessary Evil of Business Books

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Winning Through Intimidation

My Life in Advertising

Work the system: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less 


Christian Living Books

So this section is honestly for women.  No one particular woman.  These books have helped me as a single mom, as a wife, as a mentor, a business owner, a friend, as someone at her wits end at times.  I want to share the fullness of my book recommendation list not just feed you how to books on running a business.  Being a business owner starts internally.  These are SOUL Food recommendations.

Dear Mary: Lessons from the mother of Jesus for the Modern Mom

Don’t Settle for Safe

Wholeness: Winning Life from the Inside Out

Journey to the Well

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left,& Lonely

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way; Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered

Sacred Contracts

Instinct: The Power To Unleash Your Inborn Drive

Courageous Faith






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