By Ajala Samuel Akindele
There is a saying that in business time is everything, you can listen to podcasts anytime and anywhere. Podcasts are a fantastic way to develop yourself, it also gives you the ability to pick up new skills that could be useful to the growth and development of your business.
According to Wikipedia, a podcast is an episodic series of spoken word digital audio files that a user can download to a personal device for easy listening. It also involves streaming applications and podcasting services provide a convenient and integrated way to manage a personal consumption queue across many podcast sources and playback devices.
Below are the 7 excellent small business podcasts that you can explore and it will ensure your small business succeeds.
1. Entrepreneurs On Fire
A good example of the podcast you can listen to is Entrepreneurs on Fire. John Lee Dumas (JLD) founded Entrepreneurs on fire on the 22nd of September 2012, to inspire and educate entrepreneurs through valuable, free, and consistent content. JLD with his podcasts interviews successful entrepreneurs daily. During these interviews, the featured entrepreneur shares their success story, how they overcame challenges, their inspirations, e.t.c.
On the podcast, featured entrepreneurs also share business tips that have worked for their businesses. JLD has interviewed over 2,000 notable entrepreneurs, including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, e.t.c.
2. Marketing School
Another podcast you need to consider is Marketing School which is an amazing podcast that talks about everything marketing (especially for small businesses with a little financial budget).
The hosts, Neil Patel, and Eric Siu bring you daily actionable digital marketing lessons that they’ve learned through years of being in the trenches. Whether you have a new website or an established business, learn the latest SEO, content marketing, social media, email marketing, conversion optimization, and general online marketing tactics that work today and will help to promote your small business.
3. How To Start A Startup
Another good example of a podcast is How To Start A Startup. It is a 20 episodes podcast series that teaches everything about starting a startup. It is hosted by Y Combinator in collaboration with Stanford University, the podcast remains a great resource for anyone starting a startup in 2019. The course includes lectures from Sam Altman, Dustin Moskovitz, Paul Graham, Adora Cheung, Peter Thiel, Alex Schultz, Kevin Hale, Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, Ben Silbermann, Alfred Lin, Patrick and John Collison, Aaron Levie, Reid Hoffman, Keith Rabois, Ben Horowitz, Marissa Mayer, Hosian Rahman, Kirsty Nathoo, Carolynn Levy, and more
4. The Economist Morning brief
The Economist Morning brief is a podcast delivered before breakfast. The podcast tells you what’s on the global agenda in the coming day, what to look out for in business, finance, politics, and, most importantly, what to make of it.
Mixergy was started by Andrew Warner to provide a platform where ambitious and determined entrepreneurs can learn through the experiences of already established business owners. He interviews business owners who tell their success stories in a way that small business owners can relate and take home some lessons.
Andrew also has a segment where he teaches business courses that provides solutions to issues that stand as a threat to the viability of small businesses. He has interviewed big shots like Neil Patel – a marketing guru, Jimmy Wales – founder of Wikipedia, and Gregg Spiridellis – Founder of JibJab.
6. Rise And Grind
We all get the same 24 hours. It’s about how you use them. How you approach your obstacles and opportunities to find success. Rise and Grind is hosted by Shark Tank presenter Daymond John, one of the most prominent names in America’s business landscape today. As a follow up to his book of the same name, Daymond John (star of ABC’s Shark Tank, Founder & CEO of FUBU) conducts candid interviews featuring the likes of Gary Vaynerchuk, Wendy Williams, Tyler the Creator, Nely Galan, and more. These entrepreneurs, musicians, and athletes share the secrets they use to outperform, outwork, and outhustle their way to the top — just like he did.
7. I Make a Living
I Make a Living is a podcast for people who work for themselves. Whether you are a freelancer, small business owner, or entrepreneur, our mission is to provide a space for insightful and candid conversations about what “making a living” means to you. The topics and conversations in each episode revolve around the self-employed community—your community. We talk about what it means to carve your own path, define success on your own terms, and build a business that brings you satisfaction. We also talk about mistakes, struggles, and the unglamorous side of working for yourself.
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