Best books for the mumpreneur

Whether you're aspiring to set up your own business, right in the mist of it or even a seasoned blogger there's nothing like getting some guidance and inspiration from the best experts in the business. Below is some reading inspiration for the creative mumpreneur.

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BEST BOOKS FOR THE CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR

1. BRAND BRILLIANCE: ELEVATE YOUR BRAND, ENCHANT YOUR AUDIENCE by Fiona Humberstone

This book is a must for anyone running their own business - it's full of practical design insights and a great mix of inspiration, strategy and theory that will help you to define your dream clients, refine your message and up your marketing game. 

2. CREATIVE CONFIDENCE: UNLEASHING THE CREATIVE POTENTIAL WITHIN US ALL by David & Tom Kelley

If you're lacking creative inspiration or even think that you're just not the 'creative type' then give this a read! Written by the founders of IDEO, the award-winning design firm, they identify the principles and strategies that will allow anyone to tap into their creative potential.

3. THE MILLION DOLLAR BLOG by Natasha Courtenay-Smith

Everything you need to know about blogger smartly - how to stand out as a blogger, use content to build your brand and drive your business, monetise your blog and many more useful topics to take your blog or business to the next level.

4. CAPTURE YOUR STYLE by Aimee Song

Song reveals the secrets behind creating the ultimate feed and breaks down the technical and editorial essentials for creating an account that will draw thousands of followers to earn you likes and brand attention. Even if you're not a fashion blogger, it's a great introduction to how to use Instagram to influence and create content.

5. THE IDEA IN YOU: HOW TO FIND IT, BUILD IT AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE by Martin Amor

A useful book for systematically finding the right idea and shaping it in to a success.

6. 365 BLOG TOPIC IDEAS: FOR THE LIFESTYLE BLOGGER THAT HAS NOTHING TO WRITE ABOUT by Dana Fox

A great book for getting you out of that blogging rut and inspire new ideas for creating and planning your blog content.

7. GIRL CODE: UNLOCKING THE SECRETS TO SUCCESS, SANITY AND HAPPINESS FOR THE FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR by Cara Alwill Leyba

I'm a sucker for any book on female entrepreneurship and this book will teach you how to build confidence, reconnect with your 'why', eradicate jealousy and use the power of connection.

8. A BEAUTIFUL MESS PHOTO IDEA BOOK by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman

A great book for generating ideas on how to up your social media photo game with 100 easy tips and ideas for turning real life into creative, eye-catching photos.

9. THE CONQUER KIT: A CREATIVE BUSINESS PLANNER FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS by Natalie MacNeil

A creative, hands on guide to producing a business plan. If you don't know where to start and are put off by the standard business planning then I would recommend giving this a read.

 

I'd love to hear which books have inspired you or solved any creative or business problems you've experienced along the way.

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