Being a business owner and succeeding at it means that you are constantly learning, making improvements, looking for new ideas, trends to better your business.
Your employees are looking up to you to provide direction, and lead them and the business into the future.
But how is this possible, if you don’t have the knowledge required?
This is why many small businesses owners and entrepreneurs are readers.
They understand that there is a gap that must be filled consistently to help their businesses operate with efficiency across every aspect.
To help you sieve from the thousands of business books you can read, here are three (3) books that every small business owner in Nigeria must-read.
1. Small Business Big Business: How to Start, Grow, and Turn Your Small Business Into a Cash Generating Machine
This is a book by Akin Alabi; the founder of NairaBet is a must-read for any small business owner in Nigeria.
In this book, he shares the exact business and marketing techniques he used in starting his business from scratch and turning it into the empire it is today.
It is filled with step-by-step practical advice that any business owner would find helpful for starting and growing a business in Nigeria.
2. The Small Business Handbook
The small business handbook provides a detailed guide to starting and growing your business.
This book by Ted Iwere, a renowned Small business coach covers various topics relevant to small business owners like business legal structure, business, trademarks & patents registration, small business planning, raising capital, marketing, sales, taxation and financial management.
This book, by Michael E. Gerber; a small business consultant, is an absolute classic must-read for every small business owner.
First published in 1986, it examines why so many small businesses fail and gives entrepreneurs tips (that are still relevant today) on how they can avoid it.
It emphasizes the need for small business owners to have systems, and easily repeatable processes, established a clear distinction between working in a business and working on a business and why it was important.
If you’re looking for a book with some sharp insight gained from years of experience, one that points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business, then E-Myth is a must-read.