Serial learners: Business books for the info hungry

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a serial learner. Learning is the new black, people!

This week I want to share some of the best resources I’ve read or come across that have helped me help you.

I have a few books on the go that I’m reading – at least three this week.

These books are all ones I have read and consider high up on my list of valuable resources. I buy them, give them as gifts and point people to them all the time.

Hmmm, maybe it’s that fellow author thing going on? Anyway, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

 

Love at First Site Jon HollenburgLove at First Site, Jon Hollenberg

This is one of the cutest books I’ve ever seen. I love the story-telling throughout and it makes websites easy and fun. You’ll love “Steve”…in fact, I’m sure you’ll be able to relate to him.

Best bit: You are taken into the mind of a truly professional web designer and are given a clear, step-by-step implementation plan. “Steve” makes the process seem so much less daunting – especially for those who have never tried website design before.

 

SSocial Media Secret Sauce Adam Houlahanocial Media Secret Sauce, Adam Houlahan

I was only just talking to a friend of mine who purchased this book and is going through it page by page. I purchased it for my VA/writer too and I downloaded it for my Mum.

Best bit: Google Plus and Tumblr – these social platforms are often overlooked but are amazing for SEO and getting found. There’s a whole other movement happening, my friends, so get on it.

 

Daring and Disruptive Lisa MessengerDaring and Disruptive, Lisa Messenger

This woman is incredible. Honestly, if you only take one thing from this book and implement it your biz will thank you for it. I really related to her because of her publishing background and now she’s got one of the coolest mags on the planet – Collective Renogade.

Best bit: She’s completely honest about what it truly is like to be an entrepreneur. Love that.

 

 

Go-Givers Sell MoreGo-Givers Sell More, Bob Burg and John David Mann

Sales are where it’s at. But have you ever found yourself uttering the words: I’m not a salesperson? I don’t do sales? I know, me too. Until I did a business course called Key Person of Influence – and then read this book.

Best bit: This book has helped organisations and businesses, relationships and personal lives – its strategies can be applied to all aspects of life.

 

KKey Person of Influence KPI Daniel Priestleyey Person of Influence, Daniel Priestley

Actually – speaking of KPI, their book is pretty freaking awesome too. Simply put it provides a 5 Step Sequence to becoming one of the most highly valued and highly paid people in your industry.

Best bit: It has fabulous strategies that can be applied to any business. The strategies are proven time and time again so all businesses, whatever their size, could benefit from a read of this book.

 

All of the resources I have mentioned are my go-to guides for all things social, website and business related. I’ve linked their websites to each of their titles, so go get ’em, you won’t regret it.

WOW Words on the Web Elizabeth Campbell

 

One last tool to help you navigate the online marketing world is WOW Words on the Web.

It offers insightful instruction, a step-by-step guide and the advice of years of writing experience, plus 77 tips you can easily implement straight away. Read more or purchase your copy now.

 

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