There are 11.6 million businesses owned by women in the United States.
Women like you. You work hard, you know the hustle, and you're ready to keep going. The only problem is-- you're not sure what to do next.
With these entrepreneurship books, written by women for women, you can gain some insight into how other women have taken the business world by storm. Check out these 8 must-reads when you need a little inspiration.
1. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
Written by Nasty Gal Founder, Sophia Amoruso, she recalls her start as a broke, busted, and disgusted young woman looking for a purpose.
Sophia works with women around the world to build a community of support and empowerment. This book tells the tale of her struggle and triumph to become the CEO of her own company.
2. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person is a book from television show creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes.
This book is about trusting yourself and allowing yourself to say yes! Shonda recalls how she got her start in the creative world and the steps she took to make it happen.
For those of you juggling a family and business, Shonda will tell you exactly what you need to hear.
3. The Accidental Entrepreneur by Susan Urquhart-Brown
Never thought of yourself as an entrepreneur? Susan Urquhart-Brown can identify. She writes about her unexpected journey into business and what she learned along the way.
When you need guidance, ideas, or a plan-this book will offer the insight you need.
4. Shark Tales by Barbara Corcoran
Ever wonder how to turn $1,000 into $6 million? Barbara Corcoran did and wrote her book Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business.
You may recognize her as a judge from the show Shark Tank on ABC. She writes her story of entrepreneurship in the hopes more women will build themselves an empire of their own.
5. Sister CEO by Cheryl Broussard
Hear stories from successful black women in Cheryl Broussard's book Sister CEO: The Black Woman's Guide to Starting Your Own Business.
Not only does this book set out to give you advice on how to manage every aspect of your business but it also provides testimony from women who have made it happen.
Faced with hardships and social barriers, this is an excellent book for any woman starting her own business.
6. Bossypants by Tina Fey
Sure, you watch 30 Rock and binge-watch her movies, but Tina Fey is also a boss.
In her book, Bossypants, Fey explains the trials and barriers that come with being a strong woman in the business and entertainment world. It will give you motivation and a good laugh.
7. Thriving Latina Entrepreneurs in America by Maria De Lourdes Sobrino
No matter your background or ethnicity, Maria Sobrino writes Thriving Latina Entrepreneurs in America to encourage all women to pursue their dreams.
Eight different stories from Latina businesswomen, this is one of the best motivational books to get you going.
Learn from the mistakes and successes of these women to continue building your own business.
8. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
Do you feel some doubt about running your business? Down on your luck? Jen Sincero wants to remind you; you are a badass.
Sincero writes to inspire her readers to make that money, start that career and don't let yourself hold you back. Take it from us; this book will give you the nudge you need.
Entrepreneurship Books and Advice
Read these entrepreneurship books to gain insight and motivation to keep up with your work. Who knows, maybe it will give you the inspiration to write your own!
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