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Best Business Books for Entrepreneurs: Best Business Books for Entrepreneurs Who Look Forward to Emerging Out of the Crowd

If you wish to launch your business, you need to be 100% prepared before you practically do it. It is like sharpening your axe before you start cutting a tree. If you have a sharp axe, it would be a quick and easy job to cut down a tree. However, if you did not invest time in sharpening the axe, though you would be able to cut down the tree, it would take longer time and more effort to complete the job. To be the brighter one among the crowd, ensure that you can reach your end goal timely with minimum required efforts.

Go through this hand-curated list of best business books for entrepreneurs which are packed with valuable insights and practical advice. These books will help you cover every aspect required to kickstart a successful business. From leadership skills to startup strategies to marketing techniques, every book will have a unique insight into every aspect of the business. So, get ready to immerse yourself in the wisdom of running your business.

List of the Best Business Books for Entrepreneurs

1. “The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses” by Eric Ries

The Lean Startup How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric RiesTeam ProductLine

“The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries is one of the top selling entrepreneur books which was also groundbreaking as it revolutionised the way entrepreneurs approach building and growing businesses. Ries introduces the concept of the lean startup methodology, which focuses on rapid experimentation, validated learning, and iterative product development. By emphasizing the importance of continuous innovation and customer feedback, Ries challenges traditional business practices and offers a practical framework for creating successful startups in an uncertain and fast-paced world. Drawing from his own experiences and real-world examples, Ries provides valuable insights on how to minimize waste, make data-driven decisions, and

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Global Business Card Software Market Size and Forecast

New Jersey, United States – The Global Business Card Software market is expected to grow at a significant pace, reports Verified Market Research. Its latest research report, titled “Global Business Card Software Market Insights, Forecast to 2030“. offers a unique point of view about the global market. Analysts believe that the changing consumption patterns are expected to have a great influence on the overall market. For a brief overview of the Global Business Card Software market, the research report provides an executive summary. It explains the various factors that form an important element of the market. It includes the definition and the scope of the market with a detailed explanation of the market drivers, opportunities, restraints, and threats.

Both leading and emerging players of the Global Business Card Software market are comprehensively looked at in the report. The analysts authoring the report deeply studied each and every aspect of the business of key players operating in the Global Business Card Software market. In the company profiling section, the report offers exhaustive company profiling of all the players covered. The players are studied on the basis of different factors such as market share, growth strategies, new product launch, recent developments, future plans, revenue, gross margin, sales, capacity, production, and product portfolio.

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Key Players Mentioned in the Global Business Card Software Market Research Report:

Adobe, Business Card Designer Plus, Business Card Maker, NCH Software, Knowee, Logaster, Business Card Composer, CR8 for Windows 3.01, Mojosoft.

Global Business Card Software Market Segmentation:  

Business Card Software Market, By Type

• On-premise
• Cloud-based

Business Card Software Market, By Application

• PC
• Mobile Terminal
• Others

Players can use the report to gain sound understanding

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Best Payroll Software for Small Business (2023)

Small businesses have a lot to gain from reliable payroll software, like saving time and money. Automating your company’s payroll process and tax filing, for example, can give you hours of your day back to put into building your business. According to Intuit QuickBooks, it can take nearly five hours each pay period to manage payroll taxes.

However, what is good for one company may not be good for another. Our Best Payroll Software for Small Businesses rating can help you navigate some of those small business-specific factors that go into choosing payroll software.

If you have a larger business or are interested in learning about features and plans that are less specifically tailored to small businesses, check out our Best Payroll Software of 2023 ratings.

Our Best Payroll Software for Small Business of 2023 Rating

The best payroll software for small businesses streamlines payroll processes. It automatically calculates payroll taxes and may file and deposit them with state, federal, and local taxing agencies depending on the plan. Base prices range from $17 to $125 monthly, whereas per-employee fees range from $4 to $10. Many payroll providers will file new hire paperwork with your state, and some include onboarding features, like e-signature for hiring documents.

After businesses complete payroll, employees receive funds via direct deposit in two to four days. Certain payroll solutions offer next-day or same-day services for eligible employers. And while most vendors have live customer support, hours vary by provider and subscription plan. Explore our top picks for small business payroll.


Monthly Fee

$40.00 & $6/Employee

Best Overall Payroll Software

Gusto Is Recommended For:

  • Businesses that want payroll

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India News: India top destination being explored by MNCs as alternative to China, finds global CEO survey

India is the top destination being explored by multinational corporations as an alternative to China, according to a survey of 100 CEOs who primarily represent foreign B2B-focused firms.

The CEOs also consider Vietnam, Thailand and their own home countries as potential options.

Amid China’s increasing geopolitical assertiveness, questionable trade and business practices, and rising labour costs, 88% of the CEOs who participated in research firm IMA India’s 2023 Global Operations Benchmarking Survey opted for India as their primary alternative to China. The survey was run among companies with a presence in India.

“In the last five years foreign MNCs have increased their onground presence in India, partly as a result of diversification away from China. In particular, the IT & ITES companies are ramping up the share of their global workforce that is based in India,” said Suraj Saigal, Research Director, IMA India.


According to a report based on the survey, nearly 70% of the firms saw substantial changes to their business strategies and onground operations in China in the past three years. The industrial sector shows a more prominent pull-back compared to the services sector. Among those implementing changes 56% have decreased their sourcing from China and 41% reduced investments.

While a minority completely exited, 6% of the surveyed companies have scaled back their market engagement.

The research also examined how businesses are perceiving and capitalising on the opportunities presented by India, taking into account the recent shifts in commercial and geopolitical strategies.

From FY18 to FY23, India’s estimated global share in workforce has increased from 22.4% to 24.9% in mean percentage terms, while revenue share has risen from 14.8% to 15.8%. These figures demonstrate incremental growth for India on the global stage during this period.

As per the study, a larger proportion of manufacturing companies, in comparison to

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Most popular newspapers in the UK: Latest print ABC circulations

Print circulation decline continued across the board at the UK’s national newspapers in April.

The biggest drop among paid-for nationals was at the Sunday People, down 22% to 69,990. London’s free Evening Standard, however, saw a greater fall of 31% to 311,216.

The smallest decline was at the FT, which dropped 2% year-on-year to an average monthly circulation of 109,637. It is the only ABC-audited newspaper to distribute a significant number of bulk free copies at locations such as airports and hotels as part of its circulation, but these fell by 9% so the smaller decline cannot be attributed to that portion of its circulation.

The only newspapers to grow by 1% between March and April were the Daily Mirror and the free City AM. The biggest month-on-month drop was of 3% at the Sunday People.

Scroll down or click here for new graphs charting the most popular newspapers in the UK and the ups and downs of the national press in the past 20 years.

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National newspaper circulations in April 2023 (ABC) with monthly and yearly changes – this page will be updated monthly:

The column for bulks refers to copies which are circulated for free at venues such as airports and hotels.

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The above figures do not include the Sun, Times and Telegraph titles which have all chosen to keep their ABC circulations private since the start of 2020. The Guardian and Observer joined them in September 2021.

The last ABC figures we have for these titles are as follows:

  • The Sun: 1,210,915 (March 2020)
  • The Sun on Sunday: 1,013,777 (March 2020)
  • The Sunday Times: 647,622 (March 2020)
  • The Times: 365,880 (March
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Best Business Instagram Accounts for Entrepreneurs

  • Instagram is an excellent entrepreneurial resource, providing business inspiration, marketing ideas and networking opportunities. 
  • You can create an Instagram Business account to engage with customers, boost sales, and acquire insightful analytics about marketing and customer behavior. 
  • Best practices for Instagram Business include consistent posting, proper hashtag use and clear calls to action.
  • This article is for entrepreneurs seeking business inspiration while improving their social content and learning Instagram Business best practices. 

Instagram is an excellent social destination for entrepreneurs and small business owners, full of inspiring marketing ideas, collaboration opportunities and motivational advice, among other useful content. 

Finding the right accounts to follow on Instagram can be challenging because of the overwhelming amount of posts on the platform. To save you time, we’ve chosen 10 Instagram Business accounts that bring valuable resources to entrepreneurs. We’ll also thoughtfully and strategically review using your Instagram Business account to get the most from this social media marketing platform.

Traits of successful entrepreneurs include perseverance, strong networking skills, and a trade-off between managerial and industry-specific experience.

Best business Instagram accounts to follow

The best business Instagram accounts offer a mix of enjoyable content, personal insights and actionable takeaways. Here are 10 accounts on Instagram to check out.

Daymond John (@thesharkdaymond)

John is one of the most recognizable faces on Shark Tank because of his charismatic personality. He’s also a businessman, author, motivational speaker. According to digital marketer Jakub Kliszczak, he “provides great motivation for those who need it on a daily basis – entrepreneurs.”

Investment tips to help you “swim with the sharks” include keeping your business equity, controlling your risk, researching the competition and gaining product traction before approaching investors.

Jasmine Star (@jasminestar)

Star is a business strategist and photographer with an Instagram feed full of social media education

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Oregon sports card company PWCC sells to Fanatics

Lake Oswego sports card company PWCC Marketplace sold its business Monday to Fanatics Collectables, a rapidly growing sports memorabilia company based in New York.

“We acquired PWCC as a strategic, long-term decision for the business that will allow us to further enhance and support the broader collector ecosystem,” Fanatics Vice President AC Betts wrote in an email Tuesday. Betts wrote that buying PWCC “will give us the opportunity to further build and strengthen on the foundation that exists today and ultimately deliver a lot of value to our fans/collectors.”

The companies didn’t report terms of their deal.

PWCC’s 125 employees will remain with the business, according to Betts, who said “it’s business as usual” for the time being.

“It is critical that we take the time to properly evaluate the business, best practices and compliance,” Betts wrote. “Long-term health is vital for our business and the ecosystem at large, which is why we’re going to thoughtfully integrate the PWCC platform into Fanatics Collectibles.”

Founded in 1998, PWCC is among the most popular place for collectors to buy and sell trading cards. It also operates a vault in Oregon where clients store their collections.

PWCC promotes sports cards as akin to fine art – assets with an enthusiastic following and an opportunity to produce strong investment returns.

But its business has been plagued by allegations that cards sold on its site had been manipulated to increase their value, and it was kicked off eBay in 2001 amid accusations that people associated with PWCC engaged in “shill bidding” to drive up the price of cards.

Earlier this month, PWCC laid off 30 employees, about a fifth of its staff. Most of the layoffs were in Oregon.

Fanatics has licensing deals with all the major North American sports leagues. It bought the Topps

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Where did Reno rank on US News & World Report best cities?

A canopy of trees covers neighborhoods to the northwest of downtown Reno.

Another ranking for best cities in the United States is out, giving Reno one more opportunity to go toe-to-toe with other metro areas in the country.

US News & World Report just released its list of Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2023-24, ranking 150 metro areas.

The report was released on the same day as the Milken Institute’s 2023 Best-Performing Cities list, where Reno ranked pretty high at 16th.

More:Reno rises in list of 2023 Milken best-performing cities but housing still a problem

So how did Reno do in the  US News & World Report rankings?

Well, in the words of today’s youth, Reno did “aight.”

Reno ranked 79th overall in the list with a score of 6.3 out of 10, which is about middle of the pack. To put that in perspective, the No. 1 overall city — Green Bay, Wisconsin — scored 6.9 out of 10. In short, while Reno’s ranking isn’t exactly great, it isn’t too bad, either.

If it’s any consolation, Reno did much better than its cross-state rival. Las Vegas ranked 136th out of 150 with an overall score of 5.7. Whatever US News & World Report’s equivalent of the Fremont Cannon is, it’s apparently staying in Northern Nevada for now.

So how does US News & World Report come up with its city rankings?

US News & World Report ranks cities based on several criteria such as quality of life, value, desirability and job market.

Here is what goes into each of the aforementioned criteria.

  • Quality of life: This includes metrics such as crime rates, commute times, healthcare availability and air quality. Reno actually ranked high in quality of life last year at No. 9 but dropped out of the top 25 entirely this year. The metric remains Reno’s highest
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Visa and MasterCard agree to lower average credit card interchange fee below 1%

The government has announced new details of an agreement with Visa and MasterCard that will see them lower the amount that they charge retailers when a customer pays for a purchase with a credit card.

Known as so-called interchange fees, they have long irritated merchants by allowing the credit card company to keep a percentage of every sale, instead of a flat fee for each transaction.

On Thursday, the government announced a deal with the two card companies that will reduce interchange fees for in-store transactions to 0.95 per cent, on average.

That means on a $100 purchase, if a customer pays with a credit card, the retailer will get at least $99, where they previously would have kept as little as $97 in some cases.

A government release says on average, the deal will reduce the typical fee that a merchant pays by 27 per cent. 

The fee reductions are expected to save retailers about $1 billion over five years and “make credit card transactions fairer for small businesses, which have less bargaining power than larger merchants to negotiate lower rates,” the government said in a release.

Many other jurisdictions, including the European Union, the United Kingdom, Israel, Australia, China and Malaysia, have capped interchange fees at well under one per cent, but in Canada some cards can charge up to three per cent. Currently, the average interchange fee for a Canadian Visa credit card is 1.4 per cent, Visa says.

Merchants were forbidden from passing those fees on to consumers directly for years, but that all changed last fall when the credit giants agreed to settle a class action lawsuit over the matter, a deal that saw them agree to refund businesses hundreds of millions of dollars for what they charged in interchange fees over the years.


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The Sun’s US edition retook its place at the top of the list as the fastest-growing newsbrand in the US in April, according to Press Gazette’s latest monthly top 50 ranking.

Last month the US edition of the UK tabloid was third-fastest growing behind Substack and CBS News. It last topped the list for fastest-growing site in October last year. 

Second fastest-growing in April was CBS News which has similarly enjoyed a recent strong run of growth (51.9 million visits in April, up 51%), according to data from digital intelligence platform, Similarweb.

Among the ten largest sites by number of visits, fastest growing was USA Today up 26% to 118.8 million. 

It was followed by News Corp-owned Fox News. Visits to the site were up 5% year-on-year to 290.9 million, amid a series of legal controversies involving the cable broadcaster concerning the 2020 US election. 

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No other top ten site saw visits increase in April. In contrast a number of them  – (121.2 million visits, down 14% year-on-year), Google News (137.6 million, down 19%), Yahoo Finance (128.9 million, down 19%) and the New York Times (430.2 million visits, down 26%) – saw double-digit falls in visits. 

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The New York Times’ continued fall in traffic is possibly linked to falling interest in Wordle and, like other titles, a loss of the audience boost that came with the early months of the Ukraine war last year.

Despite falling traffic, the New York Times maintained its spot as the biggest site in the US followed by CNN (416.7 million visits), Fox News and (261 million visits). 

Despite a small drop in visits the BBC (down 1% year-on-year, 138.2 million visits) climbed two places in the

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