There’s plenty of help out there for ambitious entrepreneurs on the road to business success, including books, webinars, online courses, mentoring, networking and hustling. But as a busy company owner already pouring hours into your venture, sometimes you just don’t have the time.
That’s where podcasts come into their own because you can listen to them anywhere you please, whether that’s while getting ready in the morning, gardening, commuting or on the cross trainer at the gym. Full of helpful hints and valuable insights, they’re a fantastic way to learn on the go.
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Why should I listen to a podcast?
Podcasts are easily accessible, veritable goldmines of info for busy business owners wanting to learn and grow. Whether it’s digital marketing, podcasts for startups or simply inspirational interviews, there’s something for everyone.
You also get to nurture your mind while carrying out mundane tasks because, let’s be honest, making dinner or driving to meet a client are far more enjoyable when you have something valuable to listen to.
Podcasts can bring a new perspective, help you grow your business and provide valuable information on the best business hardware etc. They can also help you network, meet other like-minded people and use your free time productively and entertainingly. Best of all, they’re free.
Great, you may say but where do I start? Which are the best business podcasts?
Don’t worry we’ve done the hard work for you and pulled together the top business podcasts of 2023 from the UK and around the world.
Aimed firmly at the B2B market, host Tom Hunt answers questions about why some businesses seem to grow seamlessly and others struggle to make a dent. He unpicks the things successful businesses do differently to attract wealthy clients and consumers.
Dan Kirby can laugh about it now but back in 2017 his business took a huge nosedive. He’s back on top and using his podcast to discuss turning adversity and failure into growth and success.
Email strategist Eman Ismail chats mistakes in her interview-style episodes. She gets the lowdown from the smartest minds in business on the mistakes they made, how failure is a normal part of business growth and what not to do on the road to success.
While most of these podcasts come from over the pond, they’re still packed full of useful insights and tips applicable for UK business owners and entrepreneurs alike.
American business woman Amy Porterfield is a master of marketing and, in her podcast, she covers important topics, including how to start an online business, how to grow your email list and nailing your email marketing. Alongside her episodes, she offers practical tips and step-by-step guides.
Canadian Host Mark de Grasse and a top-notch list of co-hosts cover everything from empathy-driven marketing strategies and how to build a business from scratch to whether Facebook ads are dead and cracking the code to online success. This podcast covers a lot of subjects you won’t find elsewhere, like using Instagram DMs as part of your marketing funnel.
For entrepreneurs looking for a deep dive into social media, this is one of the best digital marketing podcasts coming out of the US. This long-standing programme comprehensively covers all aspects of social media marketing on all the major platforms.
Produced by US-based social media scheduling platform Buffer, The Science of Social Media is a weekly podcast which explores the best marketing strategies and helps businesses to grow their brand through social media. It also has some unexpected but useful outside-the-box insights to raise your business profile.
According to Irish host Louis Grenier, this is a no-BS podcast for people sick of the typical marketing schtick. Every business owner knows they need to be different to be successful but, as Grenier says, he actually shows you how. He shares actionable insights, ethical marketing tips and best practices to make a real-world difference.
If you like an inspirational story then you’ll enjoy this US-based podcast which tells the struggles successful business leaders have faced to get where they are. This is less about practical tips and tactics and more about the journey behind the company.
If you’re looking for honest advice and proven tactics to overcome the everyday struggles online stores face, then this is the podcast for you. Using real-life examples, American host Chase Clymer and his guests cover everything from omnichannel marketing to scaling a beloved brand.
Strictly speaking, this isn’t for brand-new businesses but rather owners looking to scale and grow. However, if your plan is to turn your fledgling venture into a six or seven-figure success story then this US podcast offers valuable hints to do just that.
Created by American tycoon Andrew Warner, this offers tips and advice on how to overcome the common struggles many entrepreneurs face. This is a space for ambitious people who want to get advice from a mix of experienced mentors.
Not every entrepreneur is involved in sales and marketing copywriting but if you are or want to inspire your copy team, The Copywriter Club should be high on your list of must-listens. This US podcast covers the meat and bones of crafting high-converting quality copy. Weekly in-depth interviews cover advice for creating copy that positively impacts every aspect of your business, whether that’s PPC ads or product descriptions in your online store.
Host Rob Dial offers up motivational bite-sized chunks of learning on everything from the three things the most successful people do to manifesting your success. It’s a good mix of inspirational and practical tips delivered by a host who is hugely experienced in life and business coaching in North America.
Canadian businessman Jason Marc Campbell’s mission is about teaching companies to care more. He chats to big-name guests about how businesses have a responsibility around how they sell, how they market, how they invest their money and how they look after their employees to turn the world into a better place for all.
This personal development podcast comes out of the US and is geared towards female entrepreneurs, using inspiring yet relatable stories of successful, ambitious women to offer practical advice and help listeners shift their mindset. It’s ideal for those who want to get intentional about business and life, pull themselves out of a rut or simply want to know they’re not alone on their entrepreneurial journey.
When US businessman John Lee Dumas created Entrepreneurs on Fire he was determined to make it a daily thing – quite a tall order releasing inspirational interviews every single day. But he’s stuck to his guns and the result is his phenomenally popular podcast bursting with big business owners keen to share the secrets of their success.
Pat Flynn is the ultimate passive income guru making millions teaching others how to make a living by creating authoritative websites in diverse areas. This all-round, US-based podcast offers helpful hints and tips on topics that can be applied to many different businesses, including email marketing, affiliate marketing, how to start your own podcast and how to build an audience who love what you’re selling.
With more than 900 million downloads, Tim Ferriss’ podcast is often lauded as one of the most successful of all time, both in the States and around the world. Featuring hundreds of interviews with heavyweight hitters like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Robbins and Dr Jane Goodall, Tim deconstructs their success and distils it into tactics, tools and routines anyone can use.
Aimed squarely at female entrepreneurs, American author and podcaster Jenna Kutcher uses a live workshop format to help businesswomen redefine success and find more balance, joy and peace while pursuing their goals.
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