To build a successful small business, you must have a purpose. Knowing your purpose is the foundation of growth. One of the most important resources that can help an entrepreneur develop a purpose is a book. Michael Glauser, successful business owner and Executive Director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship at Utah State University, provides 10 books that can help you develop an engaging purpose for your company and kick start your entrepreneurial dreams.

  1. Endurance by Alfred Lansing
  2. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
  3. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
  4. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  5. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  6. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  7. Lincoln on Leadership by Donald T. Phillips
  8. The City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre
  9. Main Street Entrepreneur by Michael Glauser

-Ray Hayes