The Entrepreneurs Guide to Business Law

This week’s book review is The Entrepreneurs Guide to Business Law by Constance E. Bagley and Craig E. Dauchy.

This is a reference book rather than a traditional business book. You don’t need to read this cover to cover rather, you only reference the section that applies to the business and legal need at hand. It is a great reference manual that every entrepreneur and business leader should have on their shelf. The guide covers topics from incorporation to building a contract and from intellectual property to IPOs.

My takeaway from this book is that every business leader needs to have a basic understanding of the laws that govern their business. They need to understand when they can handle a situation and when they need to retain a lawyer specialized in that field. This guide also gives some great tips on selecting an attorney when the need arises!


Note that I have previously reviewed the following books in 2017:

  1. Les McKeown’s Predictable Success
  2. Exponential Organzations by Salim Ismail, Michael S. Malone and  Yuri van Geest
  3. Smart Thinking by Art Markman
  4. Arianna Huffington’s The Sleep Revolution
  5. RG LeTourneau’s Mover of Men and Mountains
  6. Kevin Kelly’s The Inevitable
  7. Ram Charan’s The Attacker’s Advantage
  8. Jeff Goins’s The Art of Work
  9. Ron Karr’s Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way
  10. Timothy Ferriss’s Tools of Titans
  11. Dr. David Perlmutter’s Grain Brain
  12. Howard Schultz’z Onward
  13. Nicholas Eberstadt’s Men Without Work
  14. Jason Fried’s and David Heinemeier Hansson’s Remote
  15. VALVE Employee Handbook
  16. Dr. Mark Hyman’s The Ultramind Solution
  17. Jeff Goin’s Real Artists Don’t Starve


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5 thoughts on “The Entrepreneurs Guide to Business Law

    • Robert,

      It is written by American authors but much of the law or guidance around the law applies in Canada as well. Keep in mind that specifics may be different in Canada. In fact, specifics may be different between provinces in Canada. However, the general advice offered in the book is valid and valuable and gives you a good understanding of the law and an understanding of when you need to hire a lawyer to deal with the specifics.