Skip to main content

Top 10 Books for Floral Entrepreneurship

Top 10 Books for Floral Entrepreneurship

Reading books is learning a lot from the author and their life experiences. As entrepreneurs, it’s imperative to keep your skills sharp and make that that you are up to date in the industry, and most especially in the business side of your craft. We have complied a list of books that were highly recommended by many and highlight books recommended by our own florists like Jackie Lacey, and some of my own personal favorites, as I study entrepreneurship. 



The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki.

This guide is from two decades of experience and strategies, Kawasaki takes you on adventures that is more art than it is rocket science.




Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless byJeffery W. Hayzlett &  Jim Eber.

A visionary, Hayzlett empowers you to tie your vision to action, based on his experiences and the ten core lessons that dare you to learn who you are as a leader.

Show your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon

Written by an 'author who draws', Kleon sketches about how to be findable, with illustrations, quotes, stories. This is a no-nonsense guide on creativity and an inspiring manifesto for success.



Eat that Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy

Time is of the essence, and when you want to optimize your time, Tracy has the methods of conquering your procrastination habits, and accomplishing more.



Stop & Sell the Roses: Lessons from Business & Life by Jim McCann

Learn from one of the best in the industry and his experience on the floral industry, such as building loyalty, harnessing the power of the brand, hiring passionate people, and much more.




Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence – and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuck

For building your brand, Gary Vee shares his ways of crushing your way to professional and financial success, by living your life on your own terms.




The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. It's the little things that we do each day that accumlate to the actions we make in our lives. 



The Flower Shop: Charm, Grace, Beauty & Tenderness in a Commercial Context by Leonard Cohen



The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

For renovating your creative soul, this book is a 12-week program that inspires you to create. This book inspired Elizabeth Gilbert to embark on her journey that became the Eat, Pray, Love.


Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love. This book is a great read for anyone who wants to live a creative life, and whatever challenge you face, desire to embark on a dream, or live with a mindful fulfilling life, this book opens you up to a wonderful way of living.






Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told you about Being Creative. Another book by Austin Kleon, this is the first book of his series of books. Steal like an Artist, Show your Work, and Keep Going. 

We can really benefit from the time, space and work for reading a book and improving your skills as a florist, entrepreneur, and just being creative.