5 Recommended summer reads for sole traders

5 recommended summer reads for sole traders

Are you planning to get stuck into a book or two this summer? Make sure you check out our top 5 recommended reads.

1. The Sole Trader Quick Start Handbook by Sue Hunter – whether you’ve just set up as a sole trader or are contemplating branching out into business, this book is for you. What we particularly love is the fact it offers a mix of encouragement and support, as well as practical advice, such as common pitfalls to watch out for.

Solo summer read rating – 4.5 out of 5.

2. The Financial Times Guide to Business Start Up – updated every year, this widely talked-about read provides you with everything you need to know to make your start-up business a success. According to the Federation of Small Businesses, ‘It’s a must for any small business owner’ and described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘As comprehensive an introduction to setting up a business as anyone could need.’

Solo summer read rating – 5 out of 5.

3. How to Run a Limited Company: A Practical Guide to the Procedures to Follow and Records to Keep by HM Williams Chartered Accountants – the majority of books about company law are complex and long-winded. This book sets out to explain what you need to do to keep your company operating within the law in a simple and easy-to-follow way – and in our opinion it does just that. It’s also a great book to dip in and out of so if there’s something you need to quickly gen up on, you can get what you want with minimum delay.

Solo summer read rating – 4 out of 5.

4. 43 Mistakes Businesses Make…and How to Avoid Them: Your Expert Guide to Better Business by Duncan Bannatyne – discover the common traps that catch so many businesses out and how to avoid them in this book by the former Dragons’ Den star. Learn from other people’s mistakes and discover how to avoid costly, embarrassing and time-consuming mistakes. We couldn’t put it down!

Solo summer read rating – 4 out of 5.

5. Screw It, Let’s Do It: 14 Lessons on Making It to the Top While Having Fun and Growing Greener by Richard Branson – what better way to get inspiration than from billionaire business guru, Richard Branson. In this book the global icon shares his secrets and important lessons for achieving success in business. It’s a great motivational, light read for anyone interested in business, plus it’s a heart-warming insight into Richard Branson’s life.

Solo summer read rating – 4 out of 5.

We hope you’ve found this round up useful. Do you wish you had more hours in the day? Check out our App of the Month blog for June where you can find out all about Evernote, the perfect productivity app for sole traders who juggle multiple tasks at once.