Books to help you grow your business

Top book recommendations to help you learn how to grow your business from South African small business owners.
Business books to help you grow

Learning is a huge part of running a business. You have to overcome challenges and find ways to grow or else you get left behind. We’re very interested in how small business owners in South Africa fill their knowledge gaps. In a recent survey to our merchant base we found out that 51% of business owners rely on books to help them learn. That made us wonder which business books they found the most valuable. So we asked them.

People took to Twitter with tons of suggestions and recommendations. These are the top twitter book recommendations that small business owners suggest you read to help you grow your business:

The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky

Finding your way through the hardest and most crucial part of bold venture.

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

Why most small businesses don’t work and what to do about it.

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

An inspiring story of a young architect who refuses to compromise with those unwilling to accept innovation.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Why we do what we do in life and business.

So You Want to Build a Startup? by Matthew Buckland

Wild tales. Life lessons. Sensible advice. From an entrepreneur who founded and sold a multimillion-rand business.

Zag by Marty Neumeier

The #1 strategy of high-performance brands.

The Brand Gap by Marty Neumeier

How to bridge the distance between business strategy and design.

The Brand Flip by Marty Neumeier

How customers now run companies – and how to profit from it. 

Read them all? Here's a few more books to choose from:

Business owners also sent through book recommendations on Instagram. These are the books that changed their small businesses for the better:

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