10 Book Topics to Read for the Girl Business Boss: 30 Suggested Books
Updated: May 12, 2020
It's World Book Day 2020 and what better day to pick up a book and dive into the pages to discover something amazing that could change your life and/or your business. Today I pulled out all the books I have read over the years during my entrepreneurial journey and categorized them by topic. Then I selected the books that helped me the most to compile this list of 30 books that I think are beneficial for any creative, entrepreneur, or small business owner.
*This post contains links to books on Amazon. I am not affiliated with or paid to post these links Providing links to Amazon books does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available on these sites. These are personal suggestions that have helped me grow my business.
10 Book Topics for Girl Bosses:
NOTE TO SELF: Before you dive in girl boss, keep in mind you do not have to read ALL the BOOKS on all the topics TODAY. Pick your favorite topic and then select a book the interests you and start there. Start where you are, don't get caught up in where you want to be.
Personal Branding is so important in this digital age and it is important that you create and protect your brand both for your personal self and your business. The suggested books below give you tips and tools on how to craft a stand out personal brand.
Influencer: Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media
Branding Yourself: How to Use Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself (Que Biz-Tech)
Known: The Handbook for Building and Unleashing Your Personal Brand in the Digital Age
Scaling Your Business
Running a business as a one women show is exhausting and can cause burn out that you may not properly recover from. Understanding how to grow/scale your business in a productive way is essential in becoming a successful entrepreneur.
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content
CREATE An Intensive Biz Playbook & Planner: Scale Your Online Business, Create Explosive Growth and Build a Brand You Crave
Next Level SEO
Increasing your knowledge of SEO and learning how to optimize your brand (and even yourself) online will help bring awareness to your business. It helps you get discovered in Google searches and helps to drive traffic to your site which inevitably increases clients and/or sales.
SEO Fitness Workbook: The Seven Steps to Search Engine Optimization (2020 Edition)
SEO 2019 Learn Search Engine Optimization With Smart Internet Marketing Strategies: Learn SEO with smart internet marketing strategies
Pinterest Marketing Strategies
Many of us use Pinterest to pin fun ideas, recipes and workout routines but Pinterest is a great tool to use for your small business. The first thing you must understand is that Pinterest is not social media, Pinterest is a search engine that works like Google. When you use Pinterest with the tips uncovered in the books below you are boosting your SEO on Pinterest and Google.
Pintastic Marketing: Achieve Pinterest Marketing Success in 2020
Pinterest Marketing in 2019 Made (Stupidly) Easy: How to Use Pinterest for Business Awesomeness (Punk Rock Marketing Collection Book 4)
Speaking for Profit
When I started as a speaker over 15 years ago, there were not a lot of books about it, very few YouTube videos that were worth watching and most of your training came from speaker coaches and a natural ability to speak before audiences. Today, with some skill and a great story, you can realize your dream of being a public speaker. The books below walk you through some insider tips on how to have a speaking career. The info provided is always great for business owners that want to spread awareness about their brand via public speaking.
Speak for a Living The Insider's Guide to Building a Speaking Career
Speaking for Profit and Pleasure: Making the Platform Work for You (Part of the Essence of Public Speaking Series)
Social Media Marketing
Many of us are a little nervous about getting "too" social or have anxiety about what to post and when to post it. When it comes to social media, keep it simple until you can create a strategy that works for you. Below are suggested books with plans and strategies to use to increase your social media presence and grow your biz on social.
Social Media Marketing Mastery 2020:3 BOOKS IN 1-How to Build a Brand and Become an Expert Influencer Using Facebook, Twitter, Youtube & Instagram-Top ... Networking & Personal Branding Strategies
Social Media Marketing Workbook: How to Use Social Media for Business (2020 Updated Edition)
Instagram Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Following Fast, Driving Massive Traffic & Generating Predictable Profits
Marketing: Ultimate Almanac of Free Marketing Tools Apps Plugins Tutorials Videos Conferences Books Events Blogs News Sources and Every Other Resource ... Could Ever Need (2020 Updated Edition)
Having a story that sells is crucial in today's world. With the market being overly saturated in almost every industry, it is important that you find ways to set yourself apart and differentiate your brand from the rest.
Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
Brand Identity Breakthrough: How to Craft Your Company's Unique Story to Make Your Products Irresistible
Blogging for Business
Some think that blogging is old news. But it is not. Blogging is a great way to provide valuable content to your audience and it is content that is evergreen and can circulate for years to come. Whether you are blogging for a living or blogging for your business, having content to blog about is very important. Along with a couple of books about blogging as a career I have included a couple of books about blog planning.
The Essential Habits Of 6-Figure Bloggers: Secrets of 17 Successful Bloggers You Can Use to Build a Six-Figure Online Business
CREATE Blog and Editorial Planner: Create Exceptional Content, Get More Done and Smash Through Your Blogging Goals
The One Hour Content Plan: The Solopreneur’s Guide to a Year’s Worth of Blog Post Ideas in 60 Minutes and Creating Content That Hooks and Sells
Girl Boss Must Reads
Reading about other girl boss entrepreneurial journeys have kept me inspired and reaching for bigger goals. Knowing that someone else started where you started, experienced what you are experiencing and yet was able to grow their empire beyond their wildest dreams is pure magic. Learning from their mistakes and success is key to building your dream business. Suggested Books:
Get Over Your Damn Self: The No-BS Blueprint to Building a Life-Changing Business
She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive
Boss Lady Motivation
Everybody needs inspiration, motivation and encouragement in life. These are self development books to motivate you in your personal and professional life.