Continuing Education: The Entrepreneurial Books Recommended by Our 2019 Summit Presenters, Workshop Leaders and Mentors

Oct 22 2018

by Dominique Paye

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You don’t have to wait for a conference to continue your education. We asked our 2019 Summit presenters, workshop leaders and mentors which entrepreneurial books they’d recommend. Here’s what they shared…

Mary Beth Greene of mb greene bags

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman.

“Traction by Gino Wickman is one of my favorite business reads. I have read it twice and refer back to the many highights, folded pages, etc. in the book. It offers real world experiences and practical wisdom for running a business. If you want to practice consistency and stay focused on your vision, it is a must read!”

Sallie Holder, Executive Coach 

The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks

Sean Low of The Business of Being Creative

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Steele Marcoux of Veranda Magazine 

Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, 10th-Anniversary Edition by Bo Burlingham

Amy Mills of 17th Street BBQ

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant

Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer

A book I pick up again and again — Setting the Table by Danny Meyer. Hospitality focused, but applicable to any business.

Carrie Morey of Callie’s Charleston Biscuits

Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer

Dominique Paye of The Southern C

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins

Melany Robinson of Polished Pig Media

Fish: A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen Lundin


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Dominique Paye is a marketing strategist and project manager. Since graduating from Washington & Lee University, she has managed projects across a variety of industries--from graphic design to interior design, real estate to government agencies--in D.C., California, Texas and Georgia.
Now located in Virginia, she works with creative entrepreneurs to market their businesses through social media and specialized content creation.
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