Entrepreneurship is a challenging endeavor to succeed in. Fortunately, there is a tremendous amount of literature available. However, you can get better by learning. Here are the best books for entrepreneurs.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

This is one of the best self-development books of all time. People skills are essential to succeeding in almost any business. This book will teach you the skills you need.

Unfortunately, you’ll come across many close-minded people. They won’t be interested in your pitch. This book will teach you how to disarm people and close the sale.

Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy

Tracy gets right to the point of what makes a good salesperson. Focusing on the person is critical. Too many people on the sales team forget the basics. They think they can skip the important parts and still get the same results.

Learn the basics by reading this book. A sales legend covers all the major points.

Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson

At just 96 pages, this is a short book. It’s perfect for a beach read or the subway commute. The book uses the symbolism of four mice: Sniff, Scurry, Hem, and Haw. Each represents a distinct personality and how they affect business. This book teaches you to be flexible with decisions but to maintain your determination.

As the last exercise, the book has you draw a map with a mouse in each quadrant. You pinpoint where your personality falls. Many entrepreneurs will find this visualization helpful.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

This is a classic book. Many entrepreneurs have said this book was one of their biggest influences. The book covers how his mentor’s (Kiyosaki’s “rich dad”) financial perspective differed from his father’s. To put it succinctly, the rich think differently. Acquiring wealth is not just about getting good grades and working in a secure company.

4 Workweek by Tim Ferris

This innovative book was an instant sales success. It captured the zeitgeist of the times, with topics including internet businesses and outsourcing work. Ferris is all about creating the right mindset to find success.

Got some extra time on the bus or after dinner? Why not learn more by reading a book about entrepreneurship.