If you are thinking of setting up your own business, Wellington City Libraries can help. The following books and magazines on small business are just a small selection of the resources available to you. They cover topics such as marketing & e-commerce. Also listed are some useful links to relevant online resources, both national and international.
What if it does work out? : how a side hustle can change your life / Susie Moore.
"In What If It Does Work Out? life coach and professional side-hustler Susie Moore offers expert tips and guidance to help you earn an extra source of income by doing something you love. In her energetic and encouraging style, she guides you through all of the planning stages and potential obstacles, showing how to overcome any hesitation or fear, create multiple revenue streams, and more. Susie also presents inspiring stories from fellow side hustle successes, including the founders of Spanx and MindBodyGreen. Recommended by Entrepreneur magazine as a book "entrepreneurs must read to dominate their industry," What If It Does Work Out? features all you need to take the practical steps toward living the life of your dreams"--Amazon.com
Harvard Business Review entrepreneur's handbook : everything you need to launch and grow your new business.
"The one primer you need to develop your entrepreneurial skills. Whether you're imagining your new business to be the next big thing in Silicon Valley, a pivotal B2B provider, or an anchor in your local community, the HBR Entrepreneur's Handbook is your essential resource for getting your company off the ground. Starting an independent new business is rife with both opportunity and risk. And as an entrepreneur, you're the one in charge: your actions can make or break your business. You need to know the tried-and-true fundamentals--from writing a business plan to getting your first loan. You also need to know the latest thinking on how to create an irresistible pitch deck, mitigate risk through experimentation, and develop unique opportunities through business model innovation
Win big risk small : an entrepreneurs formula / Dorry Kordahi.
"Ever dreamed how YOU could do that? Make your fortune but start out with nothing? Just read Win Big Risk Small and you will see how it is done. With no higher education, no family fortune and armed only with a burning desire to succeed, Dorry Kordahi went from being a suburban hairdresser, to being the head of an incredibly diverse group of companies. He achieved this by turning his formula into breathtaking reality and is now one of Australia's most highly respected and high-profile entrepreneurs. Locked away in a safe are three scraps of paper covered in scribble. These outline Dorry's original formula. They might not look much yet they rapidly translated into what became one of Australia's most exciting start-ups and is now a market leader. Using his unique business formula, Dorry Kordahi founded DKM Global, from the garage in his parents' back yard in late 2002 while still in his mid-twenties. In one of the world's most competitive industries with more than 4000 competitors in Australia alone, his star swiftly shone bright and he soon took the lead. Today DKM Global is the market leader in the field of marketing and merchandise solutions but, as the result of several carefully orchestrated acquisitions and investments, now encompasses numerous women's and men's fashion companies, a fashion sock company and a large, blue chip portfolio of corporate uniform clients. Deservedly, awards and accolades have been and continue to be heaped upon Dorry. He has appeared multiple times in such prestigious publications as BRW's Young Rich List as well as being an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and numerous other prestigious business awards. Now a respected leader, Dorry, within the pages of Win Big Risk Small, shares the formula that has made the success that he is. What is more he maintains and explains how anyone can adopt and use his formula to climb their own mountain of dreams. Dorry Kordahi's story is one that will inspire you and set you on your own path to success." (Syndetics summary)
Start a successful business : expert advice to take your startup from idea to empire / Colleen DeBaise.Start a Successful Business: Expert Advice to Take Your Startup from Idea to Empire
"Let Inc . help launch your dreams. Makers, doers, and dreamers--for decades they have turned to Inc. for help in getting their businesses off the ground. The publication's keen advice clarifies the process, while startup stories fuel aspirations and spark action. Warby Parker shook up the eyewear sector with its innovative, socially conscious business model. Skullcandy tapped into the surfing, skateboarding, and hip-hop scenes--and built a standout audio brand. All along, Inc. was there, capturing triumphs, setbacks, and lessons learned. Now, Start a Successful Business gathers these important lessons into a single path-charting guide. From brainstorming to crowdfunding to building partnerships, the book walks new and aspiring founders through seven crucial stages". (Syndetics summary)
Launch your dream : a 30-day plan for turning your passion into your profession / Dale Partridge.
Provides a thirty-day plan for starting a new business, teaching readers how to hone their ideas, build an audience, construct an online presence, master social media, craft a brand, and create great customer experiences. -- Publisher's description.
Growing more than grass : clever, creative rural kiwi women / Heather Kidd.
"It used to be that behind every chisel-jawed, No 8-wired Kiwi farmer stood a good woman. But how those times have changed! The New Zealand rural landscape of the 21st century now features many enterprising women engaged in making a living off the land in their own right. Growing More Than Grass showcases 20 of these interesting individuals. There's Monique Neeson, city born and bred, a former hairdresser now living at Tokirima in the King Country heartland. Growing More Than Grass is a book about wonderfully talented, vivacious women who are proud to be rural." (Syndetics summary)
- Small and Medium Businesses in New Zealand Report of the Small Business Development Group.
- Your guide to capital raising for a tech start-up-2017 Pacific Business Trust.
- 13 Astonishing Habits of a Successful Entrepreneur.
- 15 Entrepreneurs Share What They Think New Zealand Businesses Need To Do Better Strictly Savvy
6 Most Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them Lightning Lab (NZ)
Magazines for Small Business Owners
Franchise New Zealand
Contains a variety of franchise opportunities and information. Also contains a Directory of Franchising which lists essential contact details for franchisers.
- Idealog : the voice of the creative economy
New Zealand's digital magazine for entrepreneurs and business builders, delivering insightful articles, interviews and inspiration. Free subscription.
Also have a look at the range of business magazines free to download on our RBDigital online resource