10 books every small business owner and entrepreneur needs to read


Lots of people dream of starting their own business, but very few make the leap. Even fewer turn their entrepreneurial attempts into true success--what separates the winners from the rest of the pack?

If your dream is to helm your own business--whether in the tech industry or elsewhere--there are some rules you need to live by. Here's a collection of 10 books that are some of the most popular guides to SMB success.

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First up is Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Sure, "grit" is one of those buzzwords that quickly get annoying, but that doesn't mean author Angela Duckworth doesn't have something important to say.

Grit sets out to answer the question of why some people, given the same skills and intellectual capability, succeed where others fail. The answer she comes up with is, obviously, grit, which she defines as a combination of passion and long-term perseverance.

Anyone who wants to be a success in the world of business needs to have those two qualities in abundance, so do yourself a favor and check out Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.