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Our 2024 Business Book Must-Reads

It is never too late to chase your goals and become the successful business person you’ve always dreamed of. Here is a list of some inspirational reads that may help you kick off your new journey. 

  1. Branding Queens by Kim Rozdeba: This book is a collection of stories of female entrepreneurs who built famous brands. Some iconic female business women that this book covers include Tory Burch, Anna Bissell, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, and many more. 
  2. Dare to Lead by Brené Brown: This book describes what a “daring leader” is; someone who recognizes the potential and ideas of people. Brown’s New York Times bestselling story speaks out about the traits that make a meaningful leader. 
  3. Obsessed: Building a Brand that People Love from Day One by Emily Heyward: Winner of the 2020 Porchlight Marketing and Sales book of the year, Heyward gives examples how popular brands build fan followings from the very beginning. Learn about helpful tips for branding in the modern day.
  4. Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion by Meredith Fineman: This book addresses a feeling that is faced by many: self-sabotage. Fineman encourages that you need to learn to “brag better”. This read will give you tips and guidance for your career while maintaining confidence in yourself.
  5. Profit First: Transform your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz: Using advice and case studies + a good sense of humor, Michalowicz shares the formula to make your business a money maker. 
  6. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight: Written by the co-founder of world renowned sport and athletic brand, Phil Knight tells about the evolution of Nike. This inspirational memoir describes how the multi-billion dollar company was built as well as anecdotes from Knight’s life. 
  7. Sweet Success: A Simple Recipe to Turn your Passion into Profit by Candace Nelson: Founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, Nelson shares her tips and tricks for developing a loved brand. She also shares her own mistakes and missteps that she learned from throughout her career.


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