Are you running a Startup/Small Business or planning to start a new one? We can all agree on one thing, there is always more to learn. Free ebooks are one of the useful stuff the digital era offers.
We have analyzed more than 27 free books and shortlisted the best 14 ebooks for Startups, Small Business Owners, and Entrpeurnecers. The list covers some interesting topics like creativity, measuring user experience, viral marketing, etc.
Although you can down most of the books for free, you may require an email address to download a few. If you are looking for more insights on startups, tips, and strategies, you can use your primary email, else you can use secondary email. If you don’t have a secondary email, try creating one on Yandex. You can create a free email without giving your phone number.
1. Mastering Creativity
This a free ebook from a top Author – James Clear.
James Clear came to the limelight with his famous book Atomic Habits. This is considered one of the best personal development books written in the last decade.
Mastering Creativity is a free ebook from James Clear. In this ebook, James explains how to master your creativity and how to create consistent habits.
“You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results.” – James Clear
2.The Pomodoro Technique
If you are struggling with distractions and productivity issues, you should pick this book.
The Pomodoro Technique helps you to measure the time required for activity and explains stuffs that will help you keep your distractions at bay. It also helps you in break management. If you are self-employed or if you don’t have a report to a person you can be easily distracted. A simple five-minute break can lead to 30 min, 2 hours, etc.
This book helps you to manage your time and focus on your work.
3. Building a Startup That Matters
This is one of the best books on the list. It helps you develop the DNA of your organization. The Laurence McCahill and Carlos Sabais , both have more than 15 years of experience in working with entrepreneurs and company founders.
The book will help you to identify your potential customers and explain things that will help you to impress them. It also explains how to write a one-page business plan.
4. How to Start a Business You Love & That Loves You Back
As the title suggests, it helps you to choose the right path. Are you struggling to work or not having a good time on weekdays and wait for your weekend? this is the right book for you. The book is written by Michele Pariza Wacek she has written lots of books on online marketing and copywriting.
This book is on amazon and you can download it for free to your kindle app. The book has 4-star ratings from 40 reviews and lots of positive feedback.
5. 279 Days to Overnight Success
Written by Chris Guillebeau 279 Days to Overnight Success will help you how to plan and execute your plans. He also explains how his blog got big and how to drive consistent traffic to your blog and business. If you are a blogger it will help you to follow the best strategies and highlight things you should avoid in blogging.
6. The New Rules of Viral Marketing
This book will be of great help if you are looking for the latest techniques on viral marketing. Written by David Meerman Scott this book will give you lots of insights on viral marketing and will help you spread the word about your product/service. It also explains when and how to reach your target audience and impress them.
7. Seven Secrets for Growing Your Own Frugal Business
Often starting a business can be expensive, this book helps you with insights on how to save money and work smarter to grow your business. It also explains about rules of thumb, how it is important for a business and how to create it. It also explains how to start with a simple business structure.
8. Viral Copy
It’s not about what you sell, it is all about what story you tell to sell your goods and service. Viral Copy helps you to understand the importance of words and explains how to use them to get traffic to your blog/product page/service.
9. User Enganenment Guide
Measuring customer experience is one of the important tasks of every business. This book helps you to understand how to measure user engagement and how to use it to replan your strategy to satisfy and impress your customers and retain them. It also provides 11 actionable tips to boost user engagement.
10. The Ultimate List of Marketing Quotes for Digital Inspiration
“Success is making those who believed in you look brilliant.” , impressive instead. This book brings the best quotes on business and start-ups. It gives quotes on Content Marketing, Marketing, Branding, Inspirational, Storytelling, and Digital Marketing Quotes. You can either download this as PDF or read it as an article on Hubspot.
11. UX Design for Startups by UXPin
Poor user experience can account for a high percentage of business failure. When you set up a business, the ultimate goal should be to understand what users expect and deliver to either match or exceed their expectations.
UX Design Design for Startups will help you to understand your target audience and optimize your product using data and innovative solutions.
12. Lucky Brand by David Brier
In Lucky Brand, David Brier explains ten branding strategies that will help you to stand out from the crowd and attract more customers. Focusing on branding techniques will help you to build trust among your target audeince.
13. The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Great VP of Sales by SaaStr
Written by Jason Lemkin, The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Great VP of Sales explains strategies to hire a VP of Sales and how to compensate them. It also provides interview checklist and actionable worksheets to apply for your startup.
It also explains how to deal with your number one salesperson to get the most out of him. This is a great book for people who are running or planning to run a Saas Startup.
14. 50 Startup Founders Reveal Why They Failed
Written by Thomas Oppong, 50 Startup Founders Reveal Why They Failed reveals the failed strategies of notable startup founders. When you are running a startup, it is too costly to learn from your mistakes, an intelligent person always looks around and notices what’s going on and allows himself to learn from others’ mistakes. You can learn a lot from this book and as it has practical and real-life examples.