Article was written by  Herb Kimble .

A business plan, advertising, and start-up costs. A lot of money. Being your own boss while doing something you love. PRICELESS. Starting a small business requires a lot of hard work, motivation and patience. But, the rewards of owning your own business are worth it. In preparing for starting your own business, it helps to be well educated. That might mean taking classes on how to start a small business, consulting with experts and reading books. Below are five of the best books for starting a small business.

You can find many of these books are your local library. You can also order them online from sites such as and

Book for Starting a Small Business #1: What No One Ever Tells You About Starting Your Own Business: Real Life Start Up Advice from 101 Successful Entrepreneurs

This book discusses some of the issues of running a small business with many real-life examples of entrepreneurs. It was written by Jan Norman. It shares thirty startup stories from successful business owners, offers advice on how to make maximum use of the internet, includes how-to plans and much more. Essentially, you can learn from the mistakes of other small business owners.

Book for Starting a Small Business #2: Kick Start Your Dream Business: Getting It Started and Keeping You Going

This book is another excellent resource for anyone wanting to start a small business. It was published in 2001 and written by Romanus Walter. It covers everything from protecting your idea, to improving your business, to advertising, getting the business going and much more. It is worth checking out if you are looking into starting a small business.

Book for Starting a Small Business #3: Start Your Own Business

Published by Entrepreneur magazine, Start Your Own Business by Rieva Lesonsky is another highly recommended book. It has a Kindle edition available as well. It includes lots of start-up advice, successful negotiating, internet security, and much, much more.

Book for Starting a Small Business #4: The Big Book of Small Business: You Don’t Have to Run Your Business By the Seat of Your Pants

This book is another exceptional resource for small business entrepreneurs. It was written by Tom Gegax with Phil Bolsta. It covers everything from the basics of starting a business to handling worst-case scenarios. You can find information on hiring and training employees, protecting your business legally, developing a mission statement and much more.

Book for Starting a Small Business #5: Small Business for Dummies

Last, but not least, Small Business for Dummies is another great book for anyone wanting to learn how to start a small business. You’ll find information on everything from determining your start up costs to keeping your customers happy and much more. You’ll learn how to make sense of financial statements, obtaining financing and more.

These are just five books that help you in your journey for starting your small business. Good luck as you live the American Dream!

This article was written by Herb Kimble. Herb Kimble is the founder of CineFocus Productions, a film production company in Los Angeles and Urban Flix, a streaming network that specializes in multi-cultural content. For more info, about Herb Kimble, visit his Facebook

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