As small business owners, we often turn to experts to teach us how to start our businesses, market them, and grow them. Likely you’ve read a few business books to expand your knowledge. I invite you to nominate the best business books you read last year in the 2014 Small Business Book Awards. It’s a great way to show your appreciation to the authors that have helped you shape your successful business.

As one of the Judges for this year’s Book Awards, I love seeing such amazing books nominated. It’s a true testament to the authors who do such a wonderful job of sharpening our business skills.

This is the sixth year for the Book Awards, put on by Small Business Trends. Right now, you can nominate as many books as you like (as long as they were published in 2013). Nominations close April 30, and then you can vote for your favorites in May.

So what are you waiting for? Go nominate those business books that make you a smarter business owner.

You can nominate books in the following categories:

  • Startup
  • Social media
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Motivation
  • Economics
  • Technology
  • Resources

For more information on the rules for nominating, visit this page.

Important Dates:
Nominations are being accepted now through April. In May, voting begins. You can vote once per book, and you can vote for as many nominees as you’d like. The votes will determine the Community Choice winners. A panel of Judges will also select winners, which will be announced in June.

Stay in the Loop:
If you want to keep up with the latest nominees, follow @BizBookAwards on Twitter, and use the hashtag #BizBookAwards when you mention the Awards.

What business books will you nominate?