Startup companies can come in all forms and sizes. If you are in the process of building your own business, our startup book list is for you. Even if you haven’t considered becoming an entrepreneur,these books will enable you to discover your ideal business idea, even if you don’t know what it is yet.

3 Business Start Up Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

1. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses – Eric Ries


Most startups fail. But many of those failures can be prevented.  The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. The Lean Startup is filled with good information, but also interesting stories that back up the author’s beliefs.

2. The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future – Chris Guillebeau


This is a great little book that will help you get over the hump and actually start a business. It focuses on the small business revolution, which the author defines as “a way of earning a good living while crafting a life of independence and purpose.

3. The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company – Steve BlankBob Dorf


The Startup Owner’s Manual” was written as a manual for small business entrepreneurship, scalable startups, buyable startups, large company entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurs focused on reducing market and customer risk. Steve Blank’s and Bob Dorf’s “The Startup Owner’s Manual” captures the lean start-up techniques.