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The 6 Best Business Podcasts For Entrepreneurs

‘Hey Google, play the latest episode of my favorite podcast!’

‘Okay, Anna, which one do you mean?’

One of the most common conversations I have with Google – apart from the ones about the weather forecast in Cambridge, of course.

According to recent research, 22% of the US population listens to podcasts on a weekly basis and they spend an average of 6 hours and 37 minutes tuning in to a show. Most popular genres include Society & Culture, Business, and Comedy.

22% of the US population listens to podcasts on a weekly basis and they spend an average of 6 hours and 37 minutes tuning in to a show Click To Tweet

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I find podcasts to be the quickest, easiest and most convenient way of updating my professional skills. Since I’m a digital marketer, I can’t afford to wait until a physical or even an e-book is published, as, by that time, the knowledge they share is likely outdated. Even if I waited for actual books, I would struggle to fit reading them into my busy days.

This phenomenon is, of course, not specific to me or even digital marketers. Business owners, sole traders as well struggle to keep their knowledge up-to-date while trying to keep all the plates spinning in their business.

The research also found that weekly podcast listeners subscribe to an average of 6 shows to stick with. I know by experience that finding that six best business podcasts from over 700,00 active podcasts is extremely time-consuming.

Luckily, you have me, the avid podcast enthusiast who listens to shows day in day out, on the commute to work, while preparing dinner and cleaning. I compiled what I reckon to be the 6 best business podcasts for entrepreneurs who want to learn and grow both individually and professionally.

Let’s dive in and discover the most useful entrepreneur podcasts that are worth listening to…

 

The Goal Digger Podcast

The Goal Digger Podcast is Jenna Kutcher’s entrepreneur podcast for those who firmly believe that work doesn’t necessarily have to feel like work. Jenna is a well-known Instagram personality, marketing guru and business coach who helps small business owners fulfill even their boldest dreams.

Jenna started her career and business as a wedding photographer and taught herself along the way of the secrets of running a successful business. Since then she launched her podcast which at the moment has over 250 episodes and a massive following.

Jenna most often hosts the show on her own, however, she sometimes invites industry experts to talk about a topic that might fall out of her expertise but is important for entrepreneurs who strive success.

What to expect from this entrepreneur podcast?

On The Goal Digger Podcast, you will learn new techniques and get highly actionable tips in various topics from marketing, through easy-to-follow Search Engine Optimization advice, productivity, finances and even analyzing business data.

The style of the podcast is quite casual with easy-to-understand advice from a friendly host. The titles are very descriptive and helpful, so it’s easy to decide which episodes you want to listen to, and you will get the information you came for. Episode lengths vary from 25 minutes to around an hour.

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Apple Podcasts

 

Creative Rebels

Creative Rebels is a podcast for creatives hosted by David Speed and Adam Brazier. The show aims to empower the next generation of creatives and help them monetize their talent.

There has never been a better time to make money by leveraging your true passion. There’s nothing you cannot build a business on, be it Morse code or chopsticks, and David and Adam are here to prove this. They invite incredible people with fantastic stories about how they have been making money from something that nobody used to believe it was possible to monetize.

The message of the podcast is that your talent can earn you a living, and so one shall not exchange happiness for money.

What to expect from this entrepreneur podcast?

The hosts are always joined by a guest on the show who talks about the journey of their success. As the story unfolds, the hosts and the guests unearth the path that led from discovering the monetizable talent, to finding the niche market and driving successful business.

The guests share their stories about the route to success that is more often than not paved with failures and having side roads. These entrepreneurial stories are both educational and highly relatable.

From the episode title, you can get a rough idea of the topic and find out the name of the guest, while the description digs a bit deeper and introduces the guest. Episode lengths are usually around an hour, however, there are shorter and longer ones too.

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Apple Podcasts

 

Building A StoryBrand With Donald Miller

StoryBrand.com is the home of workshops where business owners can learn how to clarify their message, connect with customers and build their business.

The success of these workshops inspired Donald Miller to launch a podcast that entrepreneurs can listen to for free and e-meet like-minded business owners who are struggling with the same problems and looking to solve them.

This podcasts has just gone over 150 episodes and is very popular with small business owners who feel segregated and left alone with their daily struggles.

What to expect from this entrepreneur podcast?

As the title suggests, this show can help you identify your brand’s message and build a story around it. Appositely, the episodes tell a story about a business owner who has managed to boost their company by finding their own unique message and incorporate it into a consistent story.

Apart from the introduction to brand storytelling, Donald and his guests also cover important topics such as how to become a strong leader, deal with financial problems, look after your emotions and mental health, and boost your business to achieve maximum capacity.

The episode titles first name the guest and then the topic of the podcast, and by reading through the description you’ll get a clearer idea of what they will cover in the next 30 to 60 minutes.

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Apple Podcasts

 

The Agents Of Change

Rich Brooks’ The Agents Of Change podcast covers everything a small business owner needs to know about Search Engine optimization, social media, and mobile marketing in order to drive qualified traffic to their website and convert leads into business.

The Agents Of Change is a digital marketing resource, conference and weekly podcast in one, that helps small business owners find their voice through the noise and transform their dream into a successful business.  

What to expect from this entrepreneur podcast?

The slightly cheesy title is followed by an even more cheesy intro, however, the core content of the episodes is useful business advice and actionable tips. Rich is most often joined by an industry expert to dig deep into the secrets of that certain areas.

Rich knows that a busy sole trader doesn’t have hours to listen to chit-chat while trying to filter out the important pieces of information. This is the place to get short but detailed answers to all your digital marketing related questions condensed in around 30-minute-long episodes.

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Apple Podcasts

 

The SaaS Podcast

This one is a bit of a curveball, as this podcast targets mostly companies that offer Software As A Service, nonetheless, the episodes share great takeaways for other service-based businesses too.

The SaaS Podcast’s host, Omar Khan interviews another startup founder or industry expert each week in order to share stories and actionable tips with ambitious business owners who want to take their enterprise to the next level.

What to expect from this entrepreneur podcast?

With over 200 episodes, The SaaS Podcast offers gripping stories from startup founders who achieved $10 million Annual Recurring Revenue after a failed launch, and actionable tips on how to create an offer your customers won’t be able to resist.

If you are not familiar with SaaS terminology, you might find some of the titles a bit confusing but the descriptions will help and during the episodes, these terms will be further clarified. If you have about 40-60 minutes to spare and you’d like to listen to something different from the above-listed shows, this one is definitely worth your time.

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Apple Podcasts

 

Killing It: Adventures In Start-Ups And Mental Health

Killing It is a Spotify original podcast with 6 episodes. This series made the list of the best business podcasts because it covers a very important but often swept under the rug topic: mental health in the start-up, scale-up, and entrepreneurial world.

In our rushing world, we often become the victims of the relentless positive culture: ‘We’re killing it’, ‘Everything is awesome’, ‘Let’s smash it’ and ‘I’m okay’ mentality while ignoring mental health.

What to expect from this entrepreneur podcast?

Mental health professionals talking to real people from the frontline of the start-up world, honest conversations, and techniques to deal with stress in around an hour.

I reckon this topic to be very important for you, the small business owner or entrepreneur who firefights every day, trying to do the best you can, while feeling isolated with problems.

Allocate some time for yourself and your mental health, do yoga, go for a run, spend time with your family or simply listen to a podcast like this.

Why not share the name of the show what you deem to be one of the best business podcasts in the comment section and help fellow entrepreneurs grow?

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Anna, whose middle name is Hashtag, is an enthusiastic Digital Marketing Executive. She drinks her coffee with cream and Instagram, retweets (almost) every fun fact about koalas and never misses an interesting Facebook webinar about exciting new features. She aims to collect and share the utmost interesting content. And she's also the one, who jumps up and down if we have a new follower on social media.

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