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Three Books for Entrepreneurs

I recently spent an afternoon in Barnes and Noble reading books and drinking coffee. While there, I found these three great books that are perfect for entrepreneurs.
Start Your Own Net Service Business

This book focuses on four net service areas: graphic design, SEM, blogging and new media. I only browsed through the blogging and SEM section. The book was well-organized and packed with useful tips and statistics. I recommend this book to anyone considering starting a business in one of the four net service areas covered in the book.




101 Weird Ways to Make Money: Cricket Farming, Repossessing Cars, and Other Jobs With Big Upside and Not Much Competition


Even if you aren’t looking for a job or business ideas, this book is entertaining. It covers jobs that you usually don’t think about. Some of them gross, such as crime scene cleaner  and maggot farmer. Others actually sound like fun, such as beer brewer and bounty hunter. If you enjoy the show Dirty Jobs, you will love this book.




Never Get a “Real” Job: How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business and Not Go Broke

This book won me over when I read the dedication: “This book is dedicated to the death of the ‘real’ job. Die, you miserable bastard.” Written by a young entrepreneur, this book reads like a conversation with your best friend (or the little voice in your head that has always hated the idea of a normal 9-to-5). The book is practical, honest and funny. It doesn’t convince you that a business will make you a billionaire, but it does convince you that there are possibilities outside of the typical 9-to-5 job.



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Disclosure: Although I am an Amazon and Barnes and Noble affiliate, I was not paid to review these books. This review is based on a personal trip to Barnes and Noble, and I picked these books because I genuinely enjoyed them.

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