The top 8 podcasts for business owners
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When you’re growing a business, time is of the essence and podcasts are an easy way to incorporate continued learning into your weekly routine.
Podcasting has also become extremely popular amongst some of the best minds in business. And, with some of the most successful entrepreneurs as frequent guests, there is a wealth of knowledge out there to be gained.
Due to the increase in popularity, there are now many great podcasts for business owners who are navigating the complicated world of growing a successful organisation. We’ve put together a list of the top 8 podcasts we believe will help you to grow your business to new heights.
We’ve researched, we’ve listened to these podcasts ourselves, and we’ve scoured the internet for new suggestions that will inspire your entrepreneurial journey.
1. Solopreneur Hour
The Solopreneur podcast talks of its ability to make you ‘proudly unemployable’. But, despite the name, it’s a great podcast for all aspects of business, including building a team and collaborating on projects.
The podcast is hosted by Michael O’Neal who offers candid insight, bold actionable advice and interviews a network of professionals from all walks of life including marketing, internet marketing, music, fitness, actors, comedians and more.
Michael invites his guests to co-host so that the conversation twists and turns in interesting ways. The podcast’s down-to-earth approach allows its listeners to feel engaged, understood and able to take action on the advice they’ve been given.
2. The GaryVee Audio Experience:
You’ve probably heard about Gary Vaynerchuck’s podcast at some point or another, and whether you like his style or not, it’s impossible to deny his infectious dedication to business.
The podcast provides its listeners with a mix of some of his best #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business, highlights from Gary Vee’s DAILYVEE video series, interviews and fireside chats, and his latest thoughts recorded specifically for the audio experience.
Gary’s short, sharp and actionable advice cuts right through all the business jargon you’ll find in many podcasts/articles and speaks to the entrepreneur in all of us.
3. Entrepreneur on Fire:
This podcast, hosted by John Lee Dumas, welcomes interview guests such as Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran and Tim Ferris.
The show provides its listeners with in-depth insight into the success stories of some of their favourite entrepreneurs and how they became ‘entrepreneurs on fire’.
John’s goal is to ‘deliver the inspiration and strategies you need to FIRE UP your entrepreneurial journey and create the life you’ve always dreamed of’.
4. The Tim Ferris Show:
If you’re keen to understand the personal abilities and strengths that will help you to grow a successful, world-changing business, this podcast is a great place to start.
Tim is one of Fortune’s “40 under 40”, an early-stage tech investor/advisor and the author of #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.
The podcast interviews some of the world’s most influential business professionals and world-class performers and extracts the tactics, tools and routines that you can use to improve your personal and business life.
5. The $100 MBA:
Each episode of this podcast is just 10 minutes long. It’s short, concise and to the point. But, despite its short time frame compared with many business podcasts, the $100 MBA provides just as much value to its listeners.
Instead of long interviews, the podcast’s host, Omar Zenhom, focuses on actionable tips that his listeners can put into practice instantly.
The show is the first of its kind with a unique format, delivering straight to the point, actionable business lessons from those that have been there and done it.
6. HBR IdeaCast:
A weekly business podcast bringing its listeners analysis and advice from the leading minds in management. If you’re a keen entrepreneur, there’s no doubt that you’ve spent time reading articles from the Harvard Business Review but it’s a lot easier to listen to their advice!
The podcast covers a wide range of topics from running environmentally-friendly multinational corporations to understanding when to stray from best practices.
StartUp is a documentary series about entrepreneurial life. The podcast aims to document the process of taking an idea from concept to reality by following businesses and their founders throughout the process.
The podcast looks at the more nuanced and emotional aspects of turning your great idea into a successful business. The insight is unique, down-to-earth and incredibly valuable for anyone looking to start their own business.
8. Masters of Scale:
Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder of LinkedIn, hosts an original and intriguing podcast that delves into how companies can grow from zero to billions.
This podcast is ideal for anyone looking to build a high-growth venture and aims to provide specific, actionable advice for founders on best practices for running their business.
One of the things its listeners seem to like most is the fact that it doesn’t skip over the setbacks that other entrepreneurs have had. The podcast highlights, discusses and shares ways of overcoming unforeseen setbacks when growing a business.
A business owner’s learning is never complete, and podcasts provide an easy way to stay on top of latest trends and ideas that will help to keep your business relevant and profitable.
These podcasts are also valuable tools you can pass on to your team so that they can learn about the ins and outs of building a company, understand their role within the organisation and feel more connected to the bigger picture.