We get it, you’re busy. For an entrepreneur, the phrase “time is money,” takes on a whole new meaning. A business owner’s world is often hectic and never stops, so pausing to absorb some inspiration and reflect on growth tactics can sometimes take a backseat.
It’s no wonder that on-demand podcasts are so popular. It’s just an accessible and entertaining way to get a fresh perspective on the go about a multitude of subjects, including insights on all aspects of running a business.
There are many shows to choose from, but here are 10 of our current favorites:
Entrepreneur On Fire
Entrepreneur On Fire is a daily podcast hosted by John Lee Dumas. Winner of the Best of iTunes Award in 2013, EOFire focuses on extracting practical tips and processes for improving every facet of your life and business. In each episode, Dumas interviews a successful entrepreneur, sharing their failures and successes and how it got them to where they are today. EOFire is sure to benefit any entrepreneur and small business owner.
How I Built This
This NPR podcast hosted by Guy Raz tells the stories of innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists and how they built themselves from the ground up. Each episode features founders of some of the world’s best known companies and brands who take you through the triumphs and failures that led them to build their dream. This podcast is for anyone who wants to build something from nothing.
Mixergy has become one of the most influential podcasts around, featuring in-depth, insightful interviews with some of the most successful business founders and thought leaders around. Founder Andrew Warner, a successful entrepreneur himself, is recognized for his candid interview style and ability to dig deeper to extract the most valuable information that will benefit up-and-coming business leaders. You can find the worthwhile subscription here.
Online Marketing Made Easy
Hosted by Amy Porterfield, Online Marketing Made Easy offers business owners tips on virtual marketing. She offers advice on how to use content marketing to your advantage when it comes to getting sales and producing results. Porterfield’s user-friendly format provides useful online marketing tips for online marketers of all experience levels.
Beyond The To-Do List
Beyond the To-Do List is a weekly podcast hosted by Erik Fisher that can help you manage your time and efficiency when it comes to being a business owner. Guests discuss common challenges they’ve encountered in their professional and personal life and what processes proved to be helpful or detrimental. This podcast provides great insight into tips, tricks, and tools for the everyday business owner to improve productivity and efficiency.
This Is Your Life
This Is Your Life is a weekly podcast focused on leadership. Bestselling author of “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World” Michael Hyatt uses this podcast to share his knowledge of leadership, personal development, and productivity. While geared toward business owners, This is Your Life is useful for anyone looking to gain leadership skills in both their personal and professional life.
The Tim Ferriss Show
The Tim Ferriss Show stands out from the rest by interviewing leaders in an exemplary array of industries. Bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss focuses on the tools and tactics industry leaders have practiced to lead them to a successful career. Ranking in the top 15 business podcasts on iTunes, Ferriss has interviewed leaders ranging from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Ed Catmull, the president of Pixar. This show has something for everyone.
Smart Passive Income
The Smart Passive Income podcast hosted by Pat Flynn talks about digital tools and marketing business owners can use to create the financial freedom to pursue what they love. Pat Flynn is praised for his transparency and honesty about his own strategies and the revolutionary impact this concept can have for every aspect of life.
Mind Your Business
Mind Your Business is a call-in show for business owners that airs live on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM 111 every week on Thursdays at 1 p.m. ET. Hosts Loren Feldman and Celeste Corrado, along with their weekly panel of experts, answer questions from business owners looking to strengthen their business process. Mind Your Business’ dedication to advising rather than directing is what makes the show such an asset to any small business owner. Try to catch them live if you want to call in for advice.
The Small Business Advocate
The Small Business Advocate Show is the world’s only weekday small business radio program that has been on the air since 1997. Award-Winning host Jim Blasingame, small business expert, speaker, and author of The Age of the Customer, interviews those from top experts to regular small business owners and entrepreneurs. You can find access to thousands of past interviews including this one from the CEO of Reliant Funding, Adam Stettner.
With the knowledge and advice made available through these shows, you may just end up the next successful guest, or at the very least, successfully inspired.