We’ve put together a list of our favorite small business podcasts for you to listen and be inspired to go out and be your own boss.
Mixergy is quite possibly the best small business podcast on the internet. Andrew Warner interviews big time entrepreneurs about their successes (and failures). Mixergy offers a vast library of interviews and courses, so there’s never a dearth of information. Warner started the podcast simply to interview successful people about their stories but the podcast really took off when he started talking about aspects of his own successes and failures from his life and million dollar startup, Bradford & Reed.
Smart Passive Income Podcast
Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income Podcast is for the entrepreneur who wants to understand how to work with passive income streams. This podcast is unique because of its passive income theme. Investopedia defines passive income as “earnings an individual derives from a rental property, limited partnership or other enterprise in which he or she is not actively involved.” In addition to the Smart Passive Income Podcast, Flynn also hosts his “Ask Pat” Podcast where he fields questions from budding entrepreneurs (just like you!).
Dorm Room Tycoon
Dorm Room Tycoon is an interview podcast with industry leaders hosted by William Channer and focuses on learning. Not just an interview series about the ups and downs of the person that is being interviewed, at the core it’s really about teaching concepts. It’s a “Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime” type of idea.
Although not directly a podcast about small businesses and entrepreneurship, the Jocko Podcast, hosted by an ex-Navy SEAL, gives you insight into all aspects of leadership. You can have all the best plans to start a business, grow a business and run a business but if you can’t effectively communicate with other people, you’re dead in the water. Jocko takes you through real life experiences of how to get through hard times, how to understand others and how to have others understand you.
You’ll have to start with Season 1, Episode 1 with StartUp to get the real gist of the podcast where Gimlet CEO Alex Blumberg takes you through everything he tried, failed at, sacrificed and succeeded in when he was building Gimlet and its brand. It’s a very personal podcast. Since then, they have branched out in an interview podcast with other small business entrepreneurs who tell their story of how they got their work and lives off the ground.
Entrepreneur on Fire
An absolute treasure chest of interviews with huge names in the business world like Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss and many others. There’s a new podcast every day for you to devour. This podcast is sure to inspire you.
Powderkeg: Igniting Startups
Focusing on the Tech industry, this podcast already has a great guests for you to learn from. Usually talking to guests who made waves outside of Silicon Valley, host Matt Hunckler sets you up with ideas on how to become successful outside of the big tech hub. Powderkeg is trying to get some insight for you from people who you don’t normally hear talk about the tech industry.
Staying in the tech world, TWIST gives you a weekly update of some of the happenings in tech. Delivered in a simple and sometimes comedic way. TWIST shows you the lighter side of running a successful business through the weirdest, craziest, and ultimately the best and worst stories.
Small Business Advocate Radio
An oldie but a goodie, Jim Blasingame has been the host of the world’s only weekday radio talk show dedicated to small business for over 20 years.
Mom Biz Solutions
We like this podcast because it’s about coaching women business owners specifically. Lara Galloway has carved out a niche in a male oriented world and it’s inspiring to hear her talk about her unique struggles and successes.