We believe that each of these books will greatly impact your big idea, keep it growing and make sure that the empire you are building doesn’t crumble. Be sure to tell us what you think!

1) Killing the Practice Before It Kills You: How Throwing Out My Business Model Saved My Life: The author, Dr. Ron Arndt, really nails it as he shares his life-changing story with great detail, and brings to light the realities of a fast-paced entrepreneur.

2)      The Fred Factor: This is a favorite of our president, Danielle. This book was given to her when she was in corporate America, working for an IT Consulting and Project Management Training firm. The author, Mark Sanborn, was inspired by a Denver postman, Fred Shea and  this is a particularly moving story.

3)    The Art of the Start: As far successful entrepreneurs who just keep getting it right go, you can’t find too many better than Silicon Valley icon Guy Kawasaki. Once “chief evangelist” at Apple Guy has gone on to start a number of wildly successful ventures as well as become the author of one of the most red blogs in the world. This book gives a greater insight into both his thought processes and his methods as well as offering more than a little great advice.

4) Guerrilla Marketing: Jay Conrad Levinson’s groundbreaking book is now a classic but if you have not read it, you need to. This is one of the best resources for any entrepreneur who needs to understand how to market their company more effectively – which is all of them.

5) Seven Habits of Highly Successful People: Although Stephen Covey’s book was written to apply to anyone it is especially good for the entrepreneur as it offers so many great strategies to help them deal with all the instability and uncertainty starting a business brings.