Being a business owner can be tricky at times. Luckily for you we have compiled a list of the Top 5 books every small business owner should read. These provide insight from real life people with real life experience. Take a look at the timeless advice offered by these incredible authors.

Smart Calling: Eliminate the Feat, Failure, and Rejection from Cold Calling – Art Sobczak

This book offers insight into the world of cold calling with tips and techniques for gaining new business while reducing fear and rejection. In the words of Sobczak, “Smart Calling provides the answer. This proven process systematically prepares you for your calls and allows you to create a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere in which to do business over the phone.”

The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers – Ben  Horowitz

Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz, offers essential advice from his own experience when it comes to founding, running, selling, managing that business schools don’t exactly cover. Check out this book for real life advice to help navigate real life business strategies.

How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie

This book was originally published during the Great Depression and offers time-tested advice to bring success in both business and personal lives. This book covers topics such as first impressions, constructive criticism, ways to become a good conversationalist, and many more.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleStephen R. Covey

This book is not only beneficial to small business owners, but also educators, parents, or anyone else wanting to make an impact and have applicable skills to do so. It is a read sure to leave an imprint on you. Warren Bennis, author of On Becoming a Leader and Still Surprised, states, “Covey’s masterpiece, if it hasn’t changed the world, has influenced millions of readers who can and will make our planet more peaceful and prosperous and prepared and purposeful.”  

The 25 Sales Habits of Highly Successful Salespeople – Stephen Schiffman

Sales is a vital part of a business, Stephen Schiffman offers advice to be a successful salesperson. He covers topics such as converting leads to sales, motivation, giving effective presentations, handling objections, and closing deals. Want to become a successful salesperson? This book was written for you!

Don’t hesitate! Check out these books to improve your game in the business world. What better resource then that of someone who has experienced these topics first hand. Buy, rent, or download one of these favorites today!