Do you know someone who runs their own business? Or maybe you have a friend who has always talked about starting her own company, but has yet to take the leap? These books, written by Innovation Women speakers, are the perfect gifts for the entrepreneur in your life.
She has an idea, but needs some help turning it into a business.
Startup Smart: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs by Deidre Sartorelli is a comprehensive guide to starting a business. It covers everything an entrepreneur needs to know, including evaluating a business idea, minimizing risk, finding customers, and more.
Jen Groover’s book, What If? and Why Not?: How to Transform Your Fears Into Action and Start the Business of Your Dreams, focuses on how to get past the fears of starting a business. You know the person who asks, “what if I can’t do it?” Filled with personal stories and practical advice, this is the book for her.
Elegant Entrepreneur by Danielle Tate explains how to take a business off the ground and gives a look into the entrepreneurial lifestyle. This book is great for both the experienced businesswomen and the young entrepreneur.
Now that the business is up and running, she’s got a team to lead.
Leadership Rigor!: Breakthrough Performance & Productivity Leading Yourself, Teams, Organizations by Erica Peitler will teach her to be the best leader she can be. It gives all the tools necessary to strengthen leadership skills and navigate challenges.
Heidi Pozzo’s book, Leading the High-Performing Company: A Transformational Guide to Growing Your Business and Outperforming Your Competition, explains how successful leaders grow their companies. Pozzo shows to how to improve performance through leadership and surpass the competition.
She’s got a business, but what do they all need? Money.
Mindy Barker’s book, Pitching to Win: Strategies for Success, is written for established business owners, and breaks down how to pitch investors and raise funds. Barker explains exactly what investors are looking for and how entrepreneurs should approach them.
These books will give any entrepreneur you know new insight, advice, and tools to succeed in all areas of their business, from getting it off the ground to getting capital. Whether they’re just starting out or already running a company, there’s something on this list for them.
Looking for more books on entrepreneurship? Here are a few more by Innovation Women speakers.
Beyond the Enchanted: ever after by Cheryl Jacobs
How to Transform Your Ideas into Software Products: A Step-by-Step Guide for Validating Your Ideas and Bringing Them to Life! by Poornima Vijayashanker
The End of Membership as We Know It: Building the Fortune-Flipping, Must-Have Association of the Next Century by Sarah L. Sladek
Disrupters: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold by Patti Fletcher
Strategic Planning That Actually Works: A Step-By-Step Guide to Get it Done Faster, Cheaper, and Better Than Ever by Sarai Johnson