Last Updated on July 7, 2020 by Camilla Gill
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If you’ve always wanted to start a business but have no idea where to start, then this list of the 10 best business books for women is for YOU. And the best part is, that every book on this list is written by a successful female!
From inspirational rag-to-riches stories to practical tips and actionable strategies, this list is a complete guide to get your business off the ground and flying towards being a successful six or even seven-figure business. Get ready to feel motivated and ready to learn. Scroll down for the list!
Of course, not everyone loves to read or even has the time to read. That’s why I love Audible, my subscription with Amazon lets me download audiobooks for free to listen to while I’m busy driving or walking anywhere.
Amazon is currently giving a free 30-day trial of Audible, so you can give it a go and see if you like it, for free! You can download any of the books you see in this list completely for free, and at the end of the month, if you’re not happy, then you cancel your trial, no pressure, no commitment.
10 Best Business Books For 2020 Women Entrepreneurs
1. Boss Up! by Lindsay Teague Moreno
This incredibly inspiring book will teach you that no matter what your personal situation or background is, you can break free and achieve your dreams. Lindsay’s book teaches you practical easy tips to incorporate into your daily life and give you the strength needed to reach your business goals.
2. Secrets of Six-Figure Women by Barbara Stanny
The full title of this insightful book is Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life. Written over 15 years ago, the advice given by successful women in this book is timeless.
According to Barbara, there are seven key aspects of high female earners: A Profit Motive, Audacity, Resilience, Encouragement, Self-Awareness, Non-attachment, and Financial Know-How. This book teaches you each of these strategies to climb the career ladder or launch your own business.
3. BETA: Quiet Girls Can Run the World by Rebecca Holman
This book is for any millennial women out there who want to do things differently while still achieving success. Rebecca gives clever nuggets of wisdom on challenging the typical ‘alpha’ behavior currently required to make headway in the world of business in 2020. A must-read for any self-proclaimed quiet woman, or a must-listen if you want to listen for FREE with an Audible trial.
4. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
On the flip side, if you want a punchy true story of a badass female entrepreneur who did things her way and is 100% unapologetic about it, then look no further. #GIRLBOSS is part memoir, part business book written by Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, charting the rise of the global eCommerce brand Nasty Gal.
(If you’re short for money this month, you can download the audiobook for free with the Audible free 30-day trial.)
5. How to be Virtual Assistant by Catherine Gladwyn
Virtual assistant businesses are serious ventures with the ability to make serious money (think $100,000+ a year!) If you are interested in becoming a virtual assistant, then Catherine’s book is a definite must on your reading list. Catherine gives you all the direction you need to start and run your own successful virtual assistant business in 2020.
6. How Women Rise by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith
Millennial women are incredibly grateful for all the fighting previous generations to have done for us to achieve the same rights as men, but that doesn’t mean to say we don’t still face challenges in the workplace. Sexism still exists. In How Women Rise, Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith use their many years of expertise to identify 12 key habits holding young women back in the workplace and then most importantly, how to break them. Quit taking a backseat to your own success, it’s time to take charge of your growth.
7. Purpose: Find Your Truth and Embrace Your Calling by Jessica Huie
If you’ve ever struggled with finding your path in life, or you feel like you’re going through a quarter-life crisis, then it’s time to read Jessica’s book. Alternatively, you can download it for FREE with the Audible Free 30-Day Trial! It is common for women to know that they want to be an entrepreneur, but they don’t know what type of business to launch. Jessica helps you discover your values and design a career path that aligns with them.
8. The Working Woman’s Handbook by Phoebe Lovatt
Described as being the go-to career and lifestyle guide for ambitious young women everywhere, this book is jam-packed with useful tips for career and entrepreneurial women alike. It also has worksheets and exercises scattered throughout on how to design and achieve your career goals, making it more like a course than a regular book. And my personal favorite; it has checklists, nothing makes a girl feel more powerful than ticking off those items on a checklist.
A must-read business book for any aspiring female entrepreneur who likes to have a clear plan laid out for them.
9. Secrets of Successful Sales by Alison Edgar
When it comes down to it, all business is at its core is sales. Any kind of business needs to have sales in order to grow. Any list outlining the best business books for women NEEDS a book dedicated to sales and that’s why ‘Secrets of Successful Sales’ made the cut. Alison Edgar uses the Four Key Pillars Of Sales methodology and combines psychology with sales to help you develop a winning strategy to increase sales and grow your business. and growing your business. On finishing this book you’ll have a clear grasp of customer behaviors and know how to create an effective sales strategy to close with confidence.
10. Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female by Entrepreneur by Carla Alwill Leyba
The Girl Code book technically isn’t about business. It is described as a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, “side hustlers” (those with a day job who are building a business on the side), and anyone in between who wants to become a better woman. These pages will teach you how to build your self-confidence and self-esteem, reconnect with your ‘why’, eradicate jealously, and learn the importance of connection. Master these skills and any business goal you might have will be in your reach.