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If you’re looking for a good book where you can actually walk away with takeaways, then I’ve got a terrific list of personal finance and business books for you. I’ve read each of the books on my list, so I can personally attest to each of my recommendations. Happy reading!

168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think

Author: Laura Vanderkam

This is a great book for those who think they don’t have enough time in their lives, and want to prioritize their time for a more efficient and fulfilling life. If you’re only going to read one book this year, make this it!

Stop Over-Thinking Your Money!: The Five Simple Rules Of Financial Success

Author: Preet Banerjee

Preet’s book is for anyone looking to understand their money better, set money goals, and to keep their financial health in good shape.

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About

Author: Michael E. Gerber

If you haven’t heard of this one, you need to now. One of the most recommended books for businesses. My business started on the basis of what not to do. Avoiding costly mistakes can keep you on track to success.

The Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry

Author: John Warrillow

Don’t overlook this one. The power of building a subscription base can be a game changer in your business in any industry. Think outside the box, or maybe in it (lol) and create a steady stream of income for your business.

It’s Your Money: Becoming A Woman Of Independent Means

Author: Gail Vaz-Oxlade

As women, we need to be independent and understand our money as much as our significant other. If handling the finances is new to you, check this one out!

Make Sure It’s Deductible: Little-Known Tax Tips for Your Canadian Small Business

Author: Evelyn Jacks

Evelyn knows Canadian tax! Not only is she the author of this book, but the founder of the Knowledge Bureau where I’m a lifelong student, keeping up-to-date with all things taxation. If you read this book, you’ll understand the importance of keeping all those receipts, but if you need help with the math and claiming the deductions, give us a call.

She Thinks Like a Boss : Leadership: 9 Essential Skills for New Female Leaders in Business and the Workplace. How to Influence Teams Effectively and Combat Imposter Syndrome

Author: Jenna Roedel

It’s not just about the cash flows, it’s how we think. If your mindset is holding you back from building your business to the next level, I suggest this one with a glass of wine.

Take The Step, The Bridge Will Be There: Inspiration And Guidance

Author: Grace Cirocco

Relationships matter in all that we do and Grace knows relationships! My husband and I were fortunate enough to attend one of her couples retreats in 2021 and it was an eye opener. From relationships with your spouse, your children, your extended family, friends, clients, this book will have you looking at the world with a new set of eyes and stronger relationship with yourself which is key to success and understanding your why, and your passions.

How to Build a Better Business and Make More Money: Simple Ideas That Really Work For Entrepreneurs

Authors: Steve Pipe, Shane Lukas & Mark Wickersham

Mark is a pricing genius and has helped thousands globally, including myself understand value pricing and how to better serve your clients and build a successful business!

Think and Grow Rich

Author: Napoleon Hill

First published in 1960, an oldie but goodie. One of the first books I read years ago when I took a sales position. Inspired by Andrew Carnegie’s magic formula for success, this book will show you how to achieve your life goals by applying simple techniques.

What are your must read personal finance or business books that you would recommend?