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2019 reading list for entrepreneurs and freelancers


Now that 2019 is officially upon us, it’s time to manifest your business goals for the new year! Many entrepreneurs, small-business owners and freelancers alike want to improve their business in some form or fashion. Whether it’s increasing your customer base or trying to free yourself from the 40-hour work week, we all can benefit from expert advice.

That’s why Checkmark has curated a 2019 reading list just for you! These five books below are guaranteed to offer invaluable advice at a fraction of our billing price 😏

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Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn K. Glei

Do you find yourself constantly overwhelmed by the amount of work that needs to be done? Are you barely sliding by during the work week? Then this is the book for you. Jocelyn K. Glei offers different points of view from 20 different creatives on how to manage your work in a distracted world. This book is perfect for those who feel they may have taken on a bit too much. Glei is here to offer advice on how to keep on top of all that you need to do.

The Chic Entrepreneur by Elizabeth W. Gordon

Elizabeth W. Gordon promises to take “your business from flats to stilletos” in her book The Chic Entrepreneur. Her book serves as a step-by-step guide to growing your business as she discusses common mistakes, how well-known companies have failed or succeeded based on their approach, amongst other things. This book is perfect for anyone who feels a little stuck in their ways or unsure of how to take themselves, or their business, to the next level. Although I totally love a flat, a little stiletto inspo for glam days 👠



The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau’s The $100 Startup has become a classic amongst entrepreneurs. You’ll gain insight into 50 vivid case studies of entrepreneurs who’ve created sustainable businesses with low start-up costs - usually $100 or less. Guillebeau does some of the legwork for you as he maps our the path of a successful entrepreneur. Guillebeau’s book is not about making millions but instead helps you harness your knowledge to transform it into sustainable income.


The Introvert Entrepreneur by Beth Buelow

Do you find yourself drained after being around crowds of people? Do networking and small talk make you feel like an imposter? You may be an introvert. In her book The Introvert Entrepreneur, Beth Buelow shows you how to tap into your best personality traits and harness them for business. She believes introverts can build thriving businesses without pretending to be someone they’re not. And today, authenticity is key to a successful business. Learn from an expert who speaks your language as she provides you with actionable advice and inspiring interviews from other successful business introverts.

Be sure to add these inspiring and motivational books to your shelves, or at least on your list of next reads. Any bookworm beauties you crushing on lately??


Raylene Paris

Raylene is a writer and editor who completed her BA in English in December 2018. She is a creative soul and hopes to become a published author. She’s a longtime Long Beach rep and loves her sunny California. You can follow her on the ‘gram @parissita_