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A guide by Penelope (San Diego, CA)

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So you want to start a business? Well, I've recently learned that the business world, just like the rest of the world, is constantly changing. Before you dive head-first into something you know little about, there are many books that teach you everything you need to know about how to start a business. But learning how to start a business isn't necessarily enough...what do you do once you're there? Well, I had no idea...and neither did my partner. Here's a list of books that have helped us start our business, and lead us to success. We've learned very important tools for leadership, social media, management and employee retention and motivation.
Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization On the Growth Track--and Keeping It There
5 Steps to Predictable Business Success: Or how to get the elephants off the conference room table
Start Your Own Business
The Best Business Books Ever: The 100 Most Influential Management Books You'll Never Have Time to Read
The Inspiration Factor: How You Can Revitalize Your Company Culture in 12 Weeks
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE
What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
Understanding Business
How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
The Business of Changing Lives: How One Company Took the Information Superhighway to the Inner City
Rework
Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality
Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition
Changing Lives, Changing Business: Seven Life Stages in the 21st Century
The Big Book of Small Business: You Don't Have to Run Your Business by the Seat of Your Pants
The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
Entrepreneurship
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Social Media 101: Tactics and Tips to Develop Your Business Online
I'll Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse: Insider Business Tips from a Former Mob Boss (NelsonFree)
The 51 Fatal Business Errors and How to Avoid Them
Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less

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8.  The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE  by Tom Peters
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16.  Changing Lives, Changing Business: Seven Life Stages in the 21st Century  by Michael Moynagh
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17.  The Big Book of Small Business: You Don't Have to Run Your Business by the Seat of Your Pants  by Tom Gegax
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22.  Social Media 101: Tactics and Tips to Develop Your Business Online  by Chris Brogan
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23.  I'll Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse: Insider Business Tips from a Former Mob Boss (NelsonFree) [Bargain Price]  by Michael Franzese
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25.  Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less  by Sam Carpenter
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Last updated: 5/20/10
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