Here’s a little guide to five books we deem essential reading if you want to flourish in the world of business.


Little black book by by Otegha Uwagba

This Toolkit For Working Women is the modern career guide every creative woman needs, whether you’re just starting out or already have years of experience. Packed with fresh ideas and no-nonsense practical advice, this travel-sized career handbook is guaranteed to become your go-to resource when it comes to building the career you want.

Buy the book here.


Content Inc by Joe Pulizzi

What’s the surest way to startup failure? Follow old, outdated rules. Content Inc. reveals a new model for entrepreneurial success. Simply put, it’s about developing valuable content, building an audience, and then creating a product for that audience.

Buy the book here.


You’re not broke, you’re pre-rich by Emilie Bellet

One out of three millennials today will never be able to buy their own house. Does it have to be like this? You’re Not Broke You’re Pre-Rich will tell you that it really doesn’t; you can have your avocado on toast and stop renting and start saving too.

Buy the book here.


Survival skills for freelancers by Sarah Townsend

Being your own boss can be great – but it can be tough, too! What do you charge? When do you say no? What about boundaries? And how do you tackle the isolation and self-doubt that come with working alone?

Buy the book here.


Hype Yourself by Lucy Werner

Hype Yourself is an invaluable toolkit for getting you and your business featured in the media: newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. Crammed full of insider advice, from the building blocks of your PR strategy to the execution of creative campaigns.

Buy the book here.


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Lara Sheldrake

Lara Sheldrake

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Lara Sheldrake is a business mentor, consultant and Founder at Found & Flourish. Lara writes and speaks on the topics of entrepreneurship, motherhood and social media for business. She also hosts the Bossing It podcast, aimed at empowering the next generation of female founders in the UK.


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