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There are plenty of great business books to read this summer.

The 15 best business books to read this summer

Before you head off on a vacation, grab one of these educational but entertaining reads. You'll come back to the office brimming with new ideas about success.

‘Fail fast’ isn’t just tech startup jargon — it can make a huge difference for entrepreneurs in any field

Eu'Genia Shea CEO Naa-Sakle Akuete said she learned the hard way the importance of failing fast and failing often. Her company simultaneously supports female shea-nut pickers in Ghana and provides high-quality shea-butter products to customers in the US.
Get concrete data whenever possible. Pictured, Nicolas Martell and Jack Kramer, cofounders and co-CEOs of MarketSnacks, appear on Nasdaq.

The key to making good business decisions probably isn’t opinions or hunches

MarketSnacks CEOs Nick Martell and Jack Kramer, both former bankers, said they recently learned that asking customers for feedback can help clarify tough business decisions and resolve disagreements between them.
They don't waste a minute. Ben Anderson is the cofounder and CEO of Amino Apps.

The best advice for entrepreneurs, from 16 real people who started their own companies

Good business advice is always useful. We asked entrepreneurs, startup founders, and CEOs to share some words of wisdom based on challenges they've faced and mistakes they've made.
They're breaking the mold. Jen Rubio, pictured, is the cofounder and president of luggage startup Away.

15 cool small businesses that make people healthier, wealthier, smarter, and happier

Cool small businesses pop up every day across the US. We put together a list of some of the most innovative — from a startup that helps students with the financial-aid process to a consignment bridal boutique.
Roshan Melwani, possibly the world's most famous tailor, has one easy rule to stay fashionable.

The world’s most famous tailor has followed one simple plan that has grown his tiny Hong Kong shop from a small business into a global brand

Roshan Melwani, a world-famous tailor who has made suits for former President Bill Clinton and musician David Bowie, said he has made his small business extremely successful by following one plan: Give the customer what they want.
From left to right: Jasmine Shells, Sarah Kaler, Jennifer Mahajan.

Real women share their best advice on life and work, including how to choose a job, waste less time, and get clear on what really matters

Entrepreneurs, execs, and more share their best advice on topics like how to find a job, start a business, give yourself credit, and stop being so stressed.
A worker inside an Amazon warehouse.

Amazon is reportedly planning to offer a new credit card tailored to the needs of small business owners

Amazon is looking to woo small business owners with an attractive new credit card offering, Bloomberg reported on Monday.
Is your state on the list?

The 19 US states where young people are moving in, jobs are plentiful, and business is booming

U.S. News & World Report released its ranking of the best economies in the US. Colorado, Utah, and Washington topped the list.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump

‘The engine of the economy roared back to life’: US small-business confidence hit a record high in 2017

The National Federation of Independent Businesses' small-business optimism index last year averaged its highest monthly reading in its history.