As you enter the world of running a company, you’ll want to develop new skills and keep improving your current ones. At the same time, you’ll want to keep up with the changes in the sales cycle.

These are the books that will help you get started in your journey toward becoming a successful self-employed business owner. They’ll provide you with the necessary tools and resources to help you succeed.

Passion & Purpose: Stories From The Best and Brightest Business Leaders

Today’s young leaders face some of the most critical issues they’ll need to address to succeed. These include increasing global issues and the need for change in the private and public sectors. With this book, you’ll learn what inspired these leaders and how they can inspire others to pursue their goals.

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

In his book, Zero to One, Thiel talks about how he believes that entrepreneurs should be able to achieve their goals and ignite their curiosity. He encourages readers to believe in themselves and not follow conventional business models. Thiel uses a variety of mental models to help him think critically and develop effective strategies.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

In his book, Ferriss explains how he transformed his income from $40,000 a year to $40,000 a month by implementing a four-hour workweek. He also provides actionable strategies that’ll let you get more out of every hour of your day.

Disciplined Entrepreneurship

Disciplined Entrepreneurship book will help you think about starting a company differently. Many people believe that entrepreneurship is not taught, but great entrepreneurs are born with the ability to create exceptional products. This book will teach you how to build a successful startup by breaking down the various processes into a comprehensive framework.

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

During a 2009 TED Talk, Sinek shared his belief that people don’t buy what you do but buy why you do it. This idea is presented in “Start with Why,” which explores this concept further. It will help entrepreneurs and business owners identify their purpose and inspire others.