The key to building a business is effective time management. As Bob Perkins recently wrote, “The most important lesson any entrepreneur can learn is to spend their time more carefully than they spend their money.” The last thing a busy entrepreneur wants to do is add another item—like reading a long business book—to their lengthy to-do list.
However, not taking time to sharpen the saw, as Steven Covey aptly puts it, has an incredible opportunity cost—particularly if competitors are updating their operations based on new ideas and tried-and-true management techniques.
With that said, my post here at Small Business Nation highlights three must-reads for every entrepreneur.
This excerpt was originally published and shared with permission by Small Business Nation.