For entrepreneurs, keeping your tools sharp is a key to success. And that means it’s critical to be proactive in consistently learning and consuming content that will help you grow your skillset.
And for professionals with jam-packed schedules, podcasts make for an easily accessible, portable, entertaining, and purposeful way to learn, whether you’ve got a lot of time or only a little bit.
That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite podcast for entrepreneurs. Check them out.
10 Essential Podcasts for Entrepreneurs in 2020
With so many options available, it can be hard to decide which podcasts to dedicate your listening time to.
Here are our recommendations.
- How I Built This with Guy Raz: Building a business is an incredible feat. And in his How I Built This podcast, Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies. He interviews innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists about the movements they built. Notable guests include Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia, Joe Gebbia of AirBNB, Sarah Blakely of Spanx, and many more.
- The Tim Ferris Show: Tim Ferriss, venture capitalist and best-selling author of books like The 4-Hour Work Week, interviews innovators from a wide range of sectors, focusing on daily routines and processes while trying to uncover secrets to high performance. His podcast is often the #1 business podcast on all of Apple Podcasts, and for good reason: with guests ranging from Hugh Jackman to Dr. Jane Goodall, Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James, and Malcolm Gladwell among many, many others, there’s no shortage of inspiring interviews to listen to.
- Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu: Hosted by Tom Bilyeu, the co-founder of billion-dollar brand Quest Nutrition, this podcast delivers interviews that explore the mindsets of some of the world’s highest achievers to learn their secrets of success. Bilyeu speaks with everyone from endurance athletes like David Goggins to actors like Hilary Swank and entrepreneurs like Shark Tank’s Daymond John.
- Entrepreneurs on Fire with John Lee Dumas: If you love great interviews, this podcast is for you. John Lee Dumas interviews successful entrepreneurs, from celebrities like Tim Ferriss and Tony Robbins as well as lesser-known pros, in a format designed to provide you with actionable insights you can put to work for your business right away. Best of all? There’s a new episode every day of the week, so you’ll never be at a loss for great listening.
- Shopify Masters with Felix Thea: For many businesses, eCommerce is a vital tool — but it can also be extremely overwhelming to master. If you’ve ever been curious about how to increase revenue via eCommerce, then you might as well go straight to the source. In the Shopify Masters podcast, host Felix Thea interviews experienced Shopify store owners from all over the world spanning a variety of industries on their journeys to success.
- The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch: For more than ten years, John Jantsch has been running this weekly podcast targeted towards small business owners looking to learn how they can market themselves on a shoestring budget. Through interviews with experts, authors, and thought leaders, you’ll learn technical marketing insights, like how to use Google Ads, as well as theoretical concepts like how to build a memorable brand and how to differentiate yourself from the competition, all while keeping up on current trends in marketing.
- The Harvard Business Review’s IdeaCast with Sarah Green Carmichael: The Harvard Business Review is a buttoned-up, no-nonsense, expert-led, and results-driven publication. But unlike its paid articles, The Harvard Business Review offers its IdeaCast podcast completely free of charge and delivers that same high-quality business insight.
- The Copywriter Club with Kira Hug and Rob Marsh: Copywriting bolsters nearly every marketing activity — from your product descriptions to your site copy, email marketing, PPC campaigns, and more. But it’s incredibly challenging to do well. And for many entrepreneurs, especially those who are bootstrapping it, this is a responsibility that falls onto their plate. In this weekly podcast, you’ll catch in-depth interviews with experts on how to write compelling copy that converts for individualized brands.
- Being Motherhustler with Kareen Mills: Entrepreneurship is one thing when you’re young, fearless, and ready to take on the world. But for more mature entrepreneurs, there are added levels of complication — like juggling a family and maintaining relationships with your loved ones while trying to contend with the sacrifices necessary to build a business. In this podcast, Kareen Mills offers tips and tricks to family management from a woman who runs a $50-million financial institution branch alongside a number of other side hustles.
- Take the Leap with Tiffany Toombs: For entrepreneurs, taking the leap into self-employment can be terrifying. In her podcast, Tiffany Toombs interviews entrepreneurs who have both succeeded and failed in their leap and discusses some important lessons about how to succeed with self-employment and how to tackle the dread, self-sabotage, doubt, and worry that many of us face.
Whatever you’d like to learn in business, there’s undoubtedly a podcast that can teach you anything you’d like to learn — whether you have a few minutes or a few hours to sit down and listen.
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