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Are you stuck in a small business slump or just looking for inspiration and tricks of the trade? While there are many great book options for small business owners, podcasts are ideal for the small business owner on the go. The great thing about podcasts is that you can listen to them on your commute, when you’re exercising or doing chores around the house. Listening to others’ advice will help you focus on your goals, solidify your vision and even give you ideas for better processes.
Begin your small business podcast journey with one of the 7 below podcasts — there’s a podcast for every small business owner!
Entrepreneur on Fire
Led by American entrepreneur and author of The 100 Day Goal Journal, John Lee Dumas, this podcast features 30-minute interviews with entrepreneurship greats like Gary Vaynerchuck, Tony Robbins and Tim Ferris. If you’re looking to learn deep insights on a variety of industries in relatively short episodes, this podcast is for you. Topics have included “Top Sins of Success,” “How Serving People First Can Lead to Success in Your Business” and “The Flawless Facebook Ads Formula.”
Listen to Entrepreneur on Fire here.
The Small Business Talk Radio
The name says it all. This show, led by Barry Moltz, a small business owner with over 20 years’ experience founding and running small businesses, is perfect for all small business owners. You can expect interviews and open discussion from today’s small business experts. This podcast will provide you the know-how and confidence to take your small business to the next level. Conversations surround the craziness of working in a small business, which makes it an exciting and unpredictable listen.
Listen to The Small Business Talk Radio here.
Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Series
If you’re an entrepreneur “on the grow” or fond of academic thinking, this podcast is for you. Hear from the greatest innovators and entrepreneurs of all time, like Elon Musk and Sheryl Sandberg, along with renowned Stanford faculty. These leaders share candid personal stories, along with the secrets and setbacks of real success. This podcast will challenge you to think bigger and educate you in its value-packed one hour blocks.
Listen to Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders here.
The first two seasons of this podcast follow the story of one entrepreneur. Season one follows the conception and journey of Gimlet Media and season two follows a dating company called Dating Ring as it gets off the ground. If you’re less interested in hearing interviews from the greats and more interested in hearing the journeys of regular people to businesspeople, this podcast is for you. It details the failed pitches, difficult conversations had with loved ones, and even conversations among co-founders recorded as they happened. Then, in season three, the podcast switches to following one business per episode. After listening you’ll feel inspired and understood.
Listen to StartUp here.
Duct Tape Marketing
If your business is already booming, but you’re struggling with getting the message out to your target audience, this podcast is for you. In this podcast marketing experts share teach you how to market your business without a significant chunk of change. The podcast’s website even features helpful guides to marketing, from CRM, to referrals, to SEO. You’ll be prepared for any marketing method with the help of this podcast!
Listen to Duct Tape Marketing here.
Business of Story
Hosted by Park Howell, a self-proclaimed “purpose-driven storytelling strategist,” this podcast teaches leaders of purpose-driven companies how to clarify their brand stories. This podcast brings together the world’s best storytellers from Hollywood, business, the tech world and beyond in an effort to teach you how to tell your best story to create the most impact for your business.
Listen to Business of Story here.
This weekly interview series style podcast aims to give listeners the tools and process they need to succeed both personally and professionally. Through interviews with entrepreneurs of multi-million- and billion-dollar companies, this podcast provides listeners with actionable strategies and tactics for business growth, along with mistakes to avoid.
Listen to Growth Everywhere here.
Whether you’re a podcast fanatic or not, there’s no denying that there’s a wealth of knowledge available for small businesses in podcasts. Give a few of these a listen and maybe you’ll find a new part of your daily routine — you might even enjoy yourself!