Small Business Books to Help You Get Ahead

Image by Arria Belli
Image by Arria Belli

Inspiration comes from a lot of places, and one of the best sources is from the words of experts. At, we’ve got a library of books on all sorts of topics, including design, programming, money management, sales, and marketing. More often than not, I’ve walked away from these books with at least one great idea.

If you’re looking for a little insight, here are some of the books our team has found helpful!

The Dream Manager – Matthew Kelly
If you have employees and want to avoid high turnover and low morale, this book will help you create a workplace that fosters teamwork and loyalty.

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits – Verne Harnish
A how-to guide for growing your business based on the disciplined approach of John D. Rockefeller.

Good to Great – Jim Collins
After examining some of the world’s most successful companies, Jim Collins shares the secrets that can take a good, mediocre, or even bad company to greatness.

The Great Game of Business – Jack Stack
Learn how to turn your business numbers into a game and get your team involved to really have an impact on your bottom line.

Now, Discover Your Strengths – Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton
This book helps you identify your strengths, develop your talents and then make them work for you.

What are some of your favorite and inspirational reads?