The 10 Best business start-up books

Samuel Muston
Thursday 12 April 2012 00:00 BST

1. Business Model You by Tim Clark


About reinventing your whole professional life by creating, a simple, one-page blueprint for a business.

2. How to Make A Million Before Lunch By Rachel Bridge


Former business journalist distils her knowledge into 20 top tips for getting rich quick.

3. Start Your Business in 7 Days by James Caan


Dragon Caan focuses less on the mechanics of start-ups than on asking: "Will my business work?"

4. Start Your Own eBay or Amazon by Kim Benjamin


Step-by-step guide to picking the right market, customers, platform, and, crucially, how to get noticed.

5. Make it Happen: The Prince's Trust Guide


Good, practical advice on ideas, funding, business plans and looking after your finances.

6.The Food Truck Handbook by David Weber


Everything from creating a concept to gaining a loyal following, via an chapter on maintaining equipment.

7. Entrepreneurship by Frederick G. Crane


An entrepreneurship encyclopedia, it presupposes the reader is familiar with business concepts.

8. The Start-up of You by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha


Co-written by LinkedIn-founder Hoffman, it has great tips on becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg.

9. Zoom! by Ian Sanders and David Sloly


Speedy set-ups can lead to speedy money making, that's the message behind Sanders and Sloly's book.

10. Lean Startup by Eric Ries


A rather intellectual read, praised for its central message: that new successes comes through agility in the marketplace.

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