Are you thinking about starting a business? Here is a tip that will help you prepare:
Visit your local library every 3 weeks, or however long their checkout period is for books. During each trip, get at least 3 books on marketing, management, advertising, public relations, accounting and anything related to building a company. Whatever you don’t finish reading before the due date, renew on your next trip to the library.
I did this for almost a year just to get acquainted with what I had to do to start and build a business. It was immensely helpful. After a while, I was able to skim most of the books and glean relevant material since many of them repeated the same suggestions.
There were some that were so useful that I had to buy them for my reference shelf: