There’s never been more information available for entrepreneurs—from TV shows to articles to books, we have a wealth of resources available to us when we need answers, advice or encouragement. I’ve compiled a list of the most inspiring and informative podcasts for entrepreneurs. These are my go-to listening choices on business topics.
1. Jeff Brown’s Read To Lead. Brown is a radio veteran, and his podcast consists of interviews with successful, bestselling authors on business topics. The podcast is guaranteed to make your to-read list longer, and his thoughtful interviews highlight the best of what’s out there in business books.
2. Katie McCarthy’s Give Good. Your daily dose of inspiration, McCarthy’s podcast focuses on exceptional folks—writers, leaders, teachers, artists … visionaries from all disciplines. Her angle is that exceptional people are different from the crowd because of their mindset and action. Listen in for stories that will help you become the best version of yourself.
3. Moe Abdou’s 33 Voices. A global look at the most challenging problems entrepreneurs face, 33 Voices provides interviews with thought leaders who offer solutions to those problems. Based on Abdou’s experience as an entrepreneurial coach, this podcast is full of innovation and practical advice.
4. Lewis Howes’ The School of Greatness. Howes’ passionate, intense focus is helping people achieve greatness. Here’s a hint: It’s never easy. Howes offers real-world advice on how to build, promote and reap the profits of your personal brand.
5. Wade Danielson’s The Entrepreneur’s Library. Danielson’s podcast is all about the book. He scours the bestseller list to bring listeners interviews with authors whose books can make the entrepreneurial struggle more profitable and even more enjoyable.
6. Charlie Poznek’s The Boomer Business Owner. Poznek bills himself as “just a guy.” Of course, he’s just a guy who’s realized the freedom, power and satisfaction of working for himself, rather than for someone else, and his podcast is geared toward helping other folks realize the same satisfaction, even if they’re a little more mature and not quite as tech-savvy as younger generations.
7. John Jantsch’s Duct Tape Marketing. Jantsch’s approach to small-business marketing is inherently practical. His podcast features real-life approaches that boost visibility, productivity and profitability for small businesses.
8. Vickie Siculiano’s Say Wow Marketing. Social media and content management specialist Siculiano’s podcast is chock full of tips and strategies to help you manage your online presence and boost your visibility. Focusing particularly on the appeal to a specific audience, Siculiano shares practical and innovative insight on how to manage the monster potential of social media.
9. Susan Newman's Brandtastic Radio. Brand visibility designer Newman rounds up successful business owners and gets them to spill their secrets for finding success. The podcast focuses on applying effective practices from a wide variety of disciplines and on learning how to set your company apart from the crowd.
10. Douglas Kisgen’s The Fresh Kisgen Show. An insightful look at entrepreneurs in go-mode, Kisgen’s podcast profiles entrepreneurs who share their journeys—complete with bumps and bruises—along the road to success.
11. Andrew Ferebee’s Knowledge for Men. Ferebee’s podcast is about empowering men to live the lives they really desire. From healthy living, to investment strategies, this podcast is wide-ranging and comprehensive.
12. John Dumas’ Entrepreneur on Fire. A daily podcast that follows a set structure, Dumas starts each podcast by asking his guests about their first failure, moving on to their aha moment, and finishing with five rapid-fire questions. The format extracts useful lessons and nuggets of wisdom that help listeners face their own challenges and find success.
13. Chris Ducker’s The New Business Podcast. Encouraging entrepreneurs to embrace the rapidly evolving business climate, Ducker’s podcast is loaded with tips and experiences from entrepreneurs who’ve managed to grow their companies, achieve success and still maintain a work-life balance.
14. Jessica Harris’ From Scratch. A weekly broadcast, Harris’ podcast provides an intimate look at the process and journey that entrepreneurs undertake. Listeners meet a wide range of guests, discussing challenges, breakthroughs and struggles that are common among entrepreneurs.
15. Andrew Werner’s Mixergy. Founded on the belief that no single person knows it all, Werner’s vision is to connect hungry entrepreneurs with a mix of experienced mentors who provide a wide range of experiences and ideas. Interviews with folks who achieved success in a variety of ways show the limitless possibilities for making it big.
16. Mike Michalowicz’s The Profit First Podcast. Okay, so this last podcast is my own shot at trying to have a great podcast. Obviously I can't say it's the best ... it's up to you to judge. The goal is to help entrepreneurs keep their eyes on what’s most important in every business: profit. It includes interviews and practical advice that any business owner can use to make their company more successful.
Whether you download podcasts for business travel or to listen in the office, the wealth of information available to entrepreneurs is simply staggering. What's your favorite business podcast?
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