Business books have always been popular as we seek out better ways to build and run our businesses or get ahead in our jobs. They tend to be practical, how-to guides focusing on specific topics or biographical of business leaders. Some of the key sub categories will include the following: Finance, accounting and tax books tend to be very practical and may support gaining professional qualification or taking that fundamental learning to the next level. However, you can also find books specifically written for non financial people to give enough understanding of accounting to know how a business fits together. Making money in the stock market through investing is a very popular category. Many finance books exist that range from the get rich quick type techniques through to detailed understanding of how the stock market and financial instruments work. General management books will try to teach and encourage you to be a better manager. Managing a business, department or team is a complex task and requires a broad range of skills. Learn new techniques with management books. Economics books range from the classics and fundamental thinking of economics through to modern day thinking as social dynamic change. Most would say that people are a company’s people are its greatest assets. The human resources function plays a key role in looking after people. Learn more about human resources or build your skillset with a free book.. A business is nothing if it can’t get its products in front of potential customers and then convert them into orders. Sales and marketing functions pick up this task and there are many business books to build techniques and skills or to discuss new thinking on how to channel a product to the market. Much of the economy is made up of small businesses and there are plenty of entrepreneurs starting out on a daily basis. Consequently, there are how-to guides for setting up and running a business. It usually takes a while before you can have different departments picking up their tasks and the owner will need to cover everything herself. Its useful to have a guide to hand, especially if you are a creative and lack the business experience. The final popular area of business books to read are biographies. You can find the stories of every major entrepreneur of business leader in book format. So whether you want to know how Richard Branson got to where he is today or what Jack Welch’s management philosophy is you can find a book to tell you. Not only are these kind of books great stories but there is some learning that you can apply to your own circumstances.