Podcasts are a powerful source of inspiration and education, and for entrepreneurs, podcasts have become the next best thing to a long talk with industry influencers. If you have yet to immerse yourself in the podcast world, the new year is the perfect time to get started. However, with so many podcasts to choose from, it’s difficult to determine which ones are worth your time.
Good news! We’re going to make this very easy for you. Here are the best small business podcasts to help you jump start the new year:
We recently talked about Marcus Sheridan on our blog. He’s one of the most respected and engaging thought leaders in the inbound marketing space, and he’s the host of The Mad Marketing Podcast. Sheridan got his start as an entrepreneur with his swimming pool business, and he had his fair share of successes and failures. Because he is an entrepreneur that has “been there, done that,” he offers sound advice in a very honest and relatable way.
Gimlet Media CEO Alex Blumberg and former FiveThirtyEight editor Lisa Chow co-host this podcast, which tells a very compelling story of the founding of Gimlet Media and all of the obstacles encountered along the way. This podcast addresses the key issues in the startup stage, from naming the business to building a strong team.
This podcast is a rich source of inspiration through its daily interviews with highly successful entrepreneurs. Tune in for incredible stories and actionable ideas to take your business to the next level.
Mike Dillard hosts this self-improvement podcast, which focuses primarily on business and finance. Dillard typically includes a guest host on his shows, and the common theme of each podcast is to help you to achieve true greatness.
Bestselling author and former professional athlete Lewis Howes is the host of this popular self-improvement podcast. Tune in to hear inspiring stories from entrepreneurs, world-class athletes, and influential celebrities. This addictive podcast series will reveal what separates the good from the great.
All in all, podcasts will help you spend your downtime in a very intentional, value-added way.