9 Best Business Books for Entrepreneurs in 2023

Many of the most successful business leaders, from Warren Buffett to Oprah Winfrey to Tory Burch, share a common thread: they are voracious readers. Books have the power to educate, inspire, and give you a fresh perspective on what you can do to improve your business and personal growth.

As 2023 begins, EntrepreneurThe editors of have hand-picked the following list of best-selling books that will give you a concrete roadmap for your entrepreneurial journey ahead. Whether you are starting a business, striving for the first time, or looking to expand your existing business, this selection can be your role model for a successful and fulfilling year.

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Now in its 8th edition, Start your own business covers all the details of what entrepreneurs will face in their first three years of running a business. Okay, we know a lot of books claim to be a “one stop shop” for everything you need to know, but this edition more than lives up to that claim. Experts from all industries give you clear, concise and easy-to-understand advice to get you on the right track. It’s a much-needed resource that you’ll find yourself returning to repeatedly as you progress. Simply put, it’s the bible of start-up business books. Buy now

After 30 years of telling it like it is, we’ve compiled legendary millionaire Dan S. Kennedy’s best selling and marketing insights into one tome, Best of NoBS Kennedy’s straightforward and, well, no-bs approach to educating readers is fresh, fun, and most importantly, it works. Kennedy breaks down what really matters in your marketing, how not to get distracted by self-serving goals that actually have no monetary value and much more. If you want realistic and straightforward marketing advice, this is them book. Buy now

This book is perfect for entrepreneurs who want to get started quickly. The Ultimate Shopify Guide shares all the insider tips for getting the most out of Shopify’s low-cost, low-risk platform. It’s packed with easy-to-digest and simple-to-implement advice on everything from selecting products to targeting your ideal audience to managing your inventory. Many people who use Shopify leave its most powerful features unused – this book will teach you how to leave no stone unturned and no unused tool to achieve your goals. Buy now

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Facing debilitating fatigue and depression, bestselling author Ben Angel embarked on a 90-day mission to find and conquer the root of his problems. Bring in biohackers, neuroscientists, doctors and New York Times best-selling author Dave Asprey, Angel discovered a world of wellness and in unstoppable shares tactics that have helped him reduce stress, increase his concentration, improve his physical performance and eliminate his fears. It is a compelling and useful guide to a healthier, happier and more productive life. Buy now

Based on interviews with hundreds of successful people, leadership and success coach Brian Tracy Million Dollar Habits shares insights into their habits that we can all use to work more efficiently, make better decisions, and ultimately increase our income. Tracy explains how adopting the right habits will give you better control over your finances, give you better physical health, strengthen your relationships and help you turn your personal and financial dreams into reality. Buy now

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“Work less and make more money” sounds like a pipe dream, but Perry Marshall has a simple theory for marketers: you can save 80% of your time and money by focusing on the 20% of your market . 80/20 Sales and Marketing outlines his process for identifying your exact customers, and the book comes with access to a powerful online tool that helps marketers track and improve search engine positions, differentiate themselves from competitors, and to gain a foothold in the market. Buy now

This complete companion of Start your own business is a deep dive into what may be the most critical step to launching a successful business. Before you spend a dime on your idea, Write your business plan will help you check your concept, refine it and give you advanced insights into your strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, there are no crystal balls that will let you know for sure if an idea will succeed, but having a solid plan is the best thing you can do. Buy now

Social media seems so simple, but as anyone who’s tried to get more than a few likes on a great sunset photo knows, it can be confusing and frustrating. We have assembled a team of experts to create The ultimate guide to social media so that startup founders can learn effective and efficient brand building techniques without having to become social media experts. The book breaks down all the best practices for the most well-known platforms and identifies what business owners can do on their own and initiatives they may want to outsource to save time and energy. . Social media, it goes without saying, is the most powerful tool a brand can use to build awareness – and using organic tactics won’t cost you a penny. Buy now

Serve as a complement to the tactics described in Unstoppable, Ben Angel’s The Unstoppable Journal is a planner to help you structure your day and achieve your goals more effectively while helping you identify the triggers that destroy your focus, zap your energy and cause anxiety. The journal offers advice along the way, and we especially like that it forces you to put down your devices and be mindful of your journey. Buy now

Check out the full selection of the best business books to kick-start 2023 here.