Top 5 Audio Books on Starting a Small Business

November 15, 2010

Chances are you spend a significant amount of time in your car, whether you are stuck in traffic on the way to work, or are on a family road trip across the states. According to a recent arbitron survey, Americans spend approximately two and a half hours a day in their car. With all of that time on your hands, you have probably considered changing your occupation, moving somewhere closer to work, or even starting your own small business. Purchasing an audiotape on starting your own business could be the best investment you ever made and will keep you company in those long car rides. Here are the top five audio books on starting a small business.

  1. Nolo’s Crash Course in Small Business Basics, 2008. Author Richard Stim continues his podcast legacy with this audiobook to help commuter’s achieve financial success with their small business. This five-disc collection is broken down into small, accessible segments that cover a wide range of topics in the small business world from advertising to tax deductions.
  2. Small Business For Dummies, Edition 2, 2006. This comprehensive guide to starting your own small business covers everything from figuring out costs to identifying legal issues as well as how to market your products. Read by Brett Barry, this audio book allows you to take control of your future and teaches you how to profit from expert advice and applies real world scenarios. This edition teaches its listeners how to become an entrepreneur with the skills you already have.
  3. How To Start A Business In California, 2005. Now available for a number of states, Entrepreneur’s Magazine can help you start and run your own small business. This tape takes you step by step through specific regulations and requirements and gives you the resources to tackle them. This audio book will help any start-up business owner avoid legal issues and financial mistakes. It also includes checklists and sample forms to assist any individual with startup details regarding state-specific information.
  4. Starting From Scratch: How To Start A Small Business When You Don’t Have Money, 2001. From Author Gary Schoeniger, this audio book teaches its listeners how starting a small business is possible for those who don’t have rich relatives, or haven’t graduated with an MBA. This audio book provides the tools necessary to help give you the attitude necessary to start and succeed as a business owner. He teaches you how to benefit from unlimited opportunities and gives you the power to become more ambitious.
  5. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, 2009. Author Guy Kawasaki draws upon his as a venture capitalist in this how-to guide for starting any business project. Every segment of this audiotape begins with great ideas for how to start things and also covers a wide range of topics, like identifying your customer, or how to write a business plan. This audiotape is casual and a fun listen for any long commute.

Sarah Danielson writes for AdvanceMe, the nation’s leading merchant cash advance provider.

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