Five books every SME business owner should read

At Fluid Business Coaching we love a good book, so here are our top five must-read books for owners of small to medium-sized businesses.

  1. Can Your Business Step Up To The Growth Challenge? By Ray Moore

Authored by Ray Moore, founding coach at Fluid Business Coaching, this book gives a completely new perspective on business ownership. Ray explains his framework for business growth and how to overcome the common challenges faced by business owners. Commonly described as the “manual for business growth,” this is a must-read for SME owners.

  1. Black Box Thinking, By Matthew Syed

In this book, Syed covers the recipe for success and what gives some people the competitive edge. Black Box Thinking uses real-life examples to highlight how these learnings are transferable into the world of business, and why making mistakes is a crucial part of personal and business growth.

  1. 24 Assets, By Daniel Priestly

Why do some businesses have huge success, while others don’t? In 24 Assets, Daniel Priestly sets out the structure needed to build a valuable business capable of scaling and making an impact.

  1. The 7 habits of highly effective people, By Stephen Covey

This book is often referred to as one of the most influential books ever written, with millions of copies sold worldwide. Among the seven habits is ‘sharpening the saw’ the concept of consistently renewing and developing yourself. Which is a habit that all business owners should adopt if they want to stay relevant in the ever-changing world of business.

  1. Who moved my cheese? By Dr Spencer Johnson

In this book, Dr Spencer Johnson highlights the need to approach change an issue that often makes business owners feel uncomfortable. As an SME owner it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day running of the business, but this book demonstrates that by challenging the status quo, huge improvements can be made.

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