It is a good idea to surround yourself with positive and inspiring people, media, and information when starting your own business. There are numerous successful entrepreneurs who give live talks that you can view online or workshops you can attend to gather useful information and startup tips.

five inspirational books for the entrepreneurial-type

Another option is to read best-selling books, written by entrepreneurs themselves, that focus on the entrepreneurial spirit and best practices for the startup journey. Here are five of our top picks for the most inspirational books for entrepreneurs:

‘‘blueprint to business: an entrepreneur’s guide to taking action, committing to the grind, and doing the things that most people won’t,’’ by michael alden

Built as an in-depth guide to becoming a successful entrepreneur, ‘‘Blueprint to Business’’ should be essential reading for your franchise endeavors. Step into this book for the brutal truth behind starting a business as told by the best-selling author and CEO.

‘‘side hustle: from idea to income in 27 days,’’ by chris guillebeau

Known for his New York Times best-seller ‘‘The $100 Startup,’’ Guillebeau describes how to tap into the world of side hustling for major additional income. This is a great read for folks who have the entrepreneurial spirit but aren’t quite ready to risk quitting their day job.

‘‘principles: life and work,’’ by ray dalio

This is a No. 1 New York Times best-seller, known for being both informative and inspirational. Learn the unconventional methods of one of the most successful investors and entrepreneurs, who offers tips and best practices that any person or business can implement to achieve their goals.

‘‘tools of titans: the tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons, and world-class performers,’’ by timothy ferriss

You may have already experienced great motivation by reading Ferriss’s best-seller, ‘‘The 4-Hour Workweek,’’ but his fantastic new book offers amazing new tools, tactics and insider tricks based on a plethora of interviews he has conducted with other successful business professionals and celebrities. Prepare to be inspired!

‘‘unshakeable: your guide to financial freedom,’’ by tony robbins

Another New York Times best-seller, this book comes from the world-renowned Robbins, who offers a crucial follow-up to his popular book, ‘‘Money: Master the Game.’’ You will gain insights to definitive steps that you should implement as you move forward in your career as an investor and entrepreneur.

We hope you take time to delve into one or more of these inspiring books for entrepreneurs. They will get your brain churning as you jump into the world of franchised businesses. You can also check out more entrepreneurial resources at our Franchise Vape’s News & Events page. We have a ton of great tips and information that will guide your entrepreneurial journey.