9 Books Black Entrepreneurs Should Read If They Want to Unlock the Secrets to Success

melinda‘Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works’

by Melinda F. Emerson

Melinda Emerson is the founder and CEO of Quintessence Multimedia. In her book, she writes about turning your business idea into reality in a year. Some of her monthly steps include meeting with potential venture capitalists, setting a one-year marketing budget, selecting a logo and purchasing customer relationship management software. The book serves as a toned-down business degree.



‘Do You: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success’

by Russell Simmons

In his book, hip-hop mogul, entrepreneur and fashion designer Russell Simmons encourages others to become their own bosses no matter what. He shares lessons from his past and reveals secrets about his companies Def Jam Records, Phat Farm and Def Comedy Jam.