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Fiction books about starting a business

I read this great book called The Tea Rose. Its about a girl who moves to America and takes over her uncles failing grocery store. There is a ton more to the story including that fact that Jack the Ripper kills her mum...but it's really just about building and growing a business.

The main character meets a man who is a well known and wealthy business guy and at one point he tells her to "Use what you know to grow." I LOVE that phrase. It's so simple and comforting.

Anyway, before I get off on a tangent about how great this book is I just wanted to see if we could get a list going of great fiction books that deal with starting or growing a business. If you can't think of a book then a movie would be fine too :)

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You've Got Mail is a good movie to encourage small businesses to grow and keep trying. The big guys moved in next to her shop, but she was determined to ignore them and keep going.

That's what we all should do. Just keep on going.
The best I've read it Don't Stop the Carnival by Herman Wouk.

It's about a guy from New York who buys and then tries to run a resort in the Caribbean. It's a good read and looking back it really shows what it's like to try to run a business in this crazy world.
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Inactive Etsy Member 11:08am Jun 27, 2012 EDT
Martin Dressler by Stephen Milhauser
Jeffrey Archer's "As the Crow Flies"

Awesome book about building a business empire. From a fruit cart to the largest shopping "mall" in England. It's set in the past, but is still one of my fave books of his and I reread it often :)

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