Are you always looking for new podcasts that allow you to learn from the experts?
Recently someone recommended I download Overcast and listen to a few podcasts. Initially, I was hesitant, as I’m more of a reader than a listener, but I love that I can listen to them on the go, while taking a walk, or even over my morning coffee.
My biggest struggle is finding good podcasts to listen to. I like listening to podcasts around entrepreneurship, productivity, or lifehacking in general. Here’s my take on the best podcasts for entrepreneurs. All of these podcasts offer advice either from the host, or the guests, in a format that entrepreneurs will enjoy.
13 Best Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs & SoloPreneurs:
1. Smart Passive Income
Pat Flynn was one of the first bloggers I followed religiously. Mostly it was his income reports that had me excited about blogging for money, but his advice has always been spot-on as well. With his podcast, he showcases lessons learned from entrepreneurs.
StartUp is a new podcast and was started by Alex Blumberg (formerly produced This American Life, Planet Money). The podcasts detail his experience as an entrepreneur (he is now founder/CEO at Gimlet Media), and uses the documentary narrative you’ll be familiar with if you followed This American Life. He’s very open about his experiences, which provides for a learning experience, which is why I’d recommend this podcast.
3. The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferriss is by far my favorite blogger, writer, and speaker. Everything he says is solid, and I know multiple people who’ve used techniques from his 4-hour body and the 4-hour workweek to hack their way to success. In his podcast, he interviews an eclectic bunch of people, and listeners will learn new ideas and techniques from them.
4. 1-Day Business Breakthrough
A new podcast from Pat Flynn and Chris Ducker, this is an offshoot of their 1-Day Business Breakthrough workshops. Every week, they put an entrepreneur in the hot seat, as they explain their business and put forward a question to the hosts. Chris and Pat then work out solutions for the entrepreneur. Since each podcast has a different entrepreneur, there are new issues and solutions being discussed all the time.
5. The Art of Paid Traffic
Rick Mulready guides you through Facebook, YouTube, and other online advertising, and teaches you how to use them to grow your business. His guests include marketing experts, so there is potential to learn all about online marketing and business growth from this podcast.
6. Beyond the To-Do List
Erik Fisher brings you a podcast that helps improve your productivity. Guests on his podcast talk about their tips for maximizing productivity, focus, motivation, and improving self-discipline. You’ll get to hear about them talk about their failures, how they’ve changed their work habits, and learn how they’ve improved themselves so you can learn and apply the same techniques.
With a new half-hour episode being released every day, you’ll always have something to listen to on your commute. In each episode, your host John Lee Dumas interviews an entrepreneur in the same format. He asks about their biggest failure; talk about A-Ha moment, and finishes off with five rapid-fire questions.
8. From Scratch
Jessica Harris, in her weekly podcast, interviews entrepreneurs, going over how they conceived, launched and grew their business. Previous guests have included Sir Richard Branson, Ariana Huffington, and Ina Garten. With guests like these, this podcast is a must-listen!
Mixergy brings together lessons, not just from entrepreneurs, but from regular fans and readers as well. Andrew Warner, the host, doesn’t believe you can learn everything from one source, so instead he brings together an eclectic group of guests to provide you with learning opportunities.
10. Smart Business Revolution
John Corcoran focuses on the relationship side of business success. Along with his guests, he offers advice on networking, marketing and how to form genuine relationships with influential people. His guests speak not only about their businesses but also how they have built the network they have now. If you believe business is as much about who you know as it is what you know, this is a podcast you will love.
11. Social Triggers Insider
Trouble boosting sales? Derek Halpern goes over the best techniques you can be using to maximize your sales. His no-nonsense approach to business and straightforward advice makes this podcast a must-listen, as he covers a wide array of topics in the business and marketing niche.
12. Youpreneur.FM (formerly The New Business Podcast)
Bestselling author and serial entrepreneur, Chris Ducker, brings you his insights on how to build a brand, delegate and even launch new products, in this new podcast. He talks about the tools available to new business owners, the platforms where you can make money and much more. Definitely a must-listen for any would-be entrepreneur.
Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg, features guests who have had found ample success in the business world. Along with their successes, they share their ideas, history, and what inspired them to get started in the world of business. Interested in getting deep insight into well-known entrepreneurs? This podcast is for you!
Did you like the list? Would you like to suggest another business podcast for entrepreneurs for our readers? Leave me a note in the comments! I’d love to hear all about the podcasts you listen to, and why.
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