Must-reads for kick starting your business9 July 2020
More than once in the last few weeks have I've heard these phrases on a video call…
😞 It feels like I’m starting my business all over again.
😖 We’ve gone back to square one.
🙄 I’m starting from scratch after years in business.
😒 We’re rebuilding from the ground up.
Each time, I’ve nodded along in agreement. Like most small businesses, my team and I are going back to the drawing board.
I'm also heading back to my bookshelves. Anyone that has visited EBHQ will have seen my ever-expanding collection of business-y books.
If you too are in need of inspiration or advice, here are a selection of books I'm re-reading right now...
📚 Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
📚 Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done by Jocelyn Glei
📚 It doesn’t have to be crazy at work by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried
📚 Business for Punks: Break All the Rules – the BrewDog Way by James Watt
📚 The Discomfort Zone: How to Get What You Want by Living Fearlessly by Farrah Storr
📚 Start It Up: Why Running Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think by Luke Johnson
📚 Who thought this was a good idea? And other questions you should have answers to when you work in the White House by Alyssa Mastromonaco & Lauren Oyler
📚 Good to great (Why some companies make the leap...and others don’t) by Jim Collins
📚 Work like a woman: A Manifesto for Change by Mary Portas
📚 Company of one: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business by Paul Jarvis
I'd love to know what you’ve been reading during lockdown. I'm always looking to add to my library.
I’ve often talked about starting a small business book club. If you’d be interested in joining - virtually or face-to-face, let me know.