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Must-Listen Podcasts for Business Owners

Business podcasts can be a valuable resource for entrepreneurs and those looking to build a startup. Here are our top business podcasts out there today.

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Evolving your business to keep up with the changing time requires a strong strategy — and that's where some good foresight and planning comes in.  As a business owner, you may not have much extra time to invest in expanding your business knowledge base. Maybe a short article on LinkedIn or a few Tweets from the top global moguls is all you can manage. 

Browse any podcast directory, and you will see that the business category is teeming with insightful podcasts. For entrepreneurs who are short on time but have a deep desire to stay sharp in the mercurial business world, podcasts could be the answer.

Here are our picks for business podcasts that go beyond Apple Podcast's top ten business shows. 


THE REWORK PODCAST

A podcast about a better way to work and run your business, from 37signals. You may have some idea of who 37signals are. They are the brilliant minds behind Basecamp and HEY. But now, Basecamp co-founder Jason Fried and inventor of Ruby on Rails and HEY, David Heinemeier Hansson, join forces to bring the business world what it needs - patience.

Unlike other business-focused podcasts that lean heavily towards the "scale up and raise money, now, now. now!" Jason and David believe there's a more efficient way to build and grow a business empire. By taking you behind the scenes at 37signals, they bring you some of the most inspirational stories from the business owners who have embraced bootstrapping, staying small, and growing slow. Rework is also a best-selling book.

"The clarity, even genius, of REWORK actually brought me to near-tears on several occasions."

-Tom Peters, New York Times bestselling author of IN SEARCH OF EXCELLENCE

In Season 2, Jason and David have decided to bring this book to the audio masses and are going through Rework (the book) chapter by chapter to discuss what's changed in the business world over the last eleven years since the book was first published. What a treat!

Why we love this podcast:

  • Excellent production value
  • A wide variety of topics covered
  • Hosts are engaging and incredibly knowledgeable
  • Reams of insightful guests

Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Website



Inside Intercom

What's hot in the world of SaaS and tech? It seems that the second we get used to a perfectly efficient piece of software, an even more efficient one comes along that slips under our radars. This is where Inside Intercom is an invaluable resource for anyone needing to keep abreast of what's happening in the SaaS/tech world. Do we dare say it could be the best tech podcast out there right now? 

Brought to you by the Intercom team, Inside Intercom boasts impressive guests and presents the show in a short easy-to-digest format. It's the usual two-host scenario, but holy mackerel, do they get product management and its evolving role in the modern tech industry!

Topics cover a broad spectrum, including marketing, design, and product management.

Why we love this podcast:

  • Well-produced ad with great sound design
  • World-class guests.
  • Seriously binge-able
  • Bite-sized episodes

Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Website


The Unicorn Launcher

Two guys, one idea, twelve months. The Unicorn Launcher is a business podcast like no other. Real, raw, and unfiltered, this captivating docu-series follows the daily struggles of two Australian tech founders, Joel Di Trapani and Ben Hallett, as they try to rebuild their tech startup. 

With dreams bigger than their bank balance and a little bit of luck on their side, they have somehow managed to nab super-coach Matt Mochary to guide them. The same Matt Mochary who has worked with the creme-de-la-creme of billion-dollar silicon valley firms, such as Robinhood, Reddit, Brex, and more. 

Be warned, TUL is an emotional rollercoaster of a show. One minute you may find yourself choking back tears, the next being pricked with electric excitement and motivation. So, if you are seeking quick tips or tangible business takeaways, this probably isn't the show for you. But, if you want to be engulfed in the origin story of two guys trying to build something meaningful in just 12 months under the tutelage of one of the planet's top coaches, then click that subscribe button!

We LOVE this show. It's a podcast chock full of amazing guests, cautionary tales, humor, sage advice, raw insights, and compassion. Expect discussions surrounding mental health, work, home life, and much more- it is storytelling at its finest.


What we love about this podcast:

  • Ben and Joel are highly engaging storytellers
  • Documentary style
  • Episodes are around 30 mins
  • A gripping story full of advice and insight

Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify 

 

BizChix

It's no secret that women experience more hardships within the business world than men. That's why award-winning host, coach, author, and business strategist Natalie Eckdahl created BizChix. A show designed to help women become high-performing professionals and own their roles - no matter their industry.

This show is pure inspiration. Episodes dive into all aspects of female entrepreneurism in an informative yet compassionate way. So whether you're looking to reset your mindset so you can stop being stuck in self-sabotage, want to understand how to build your client list through speaking gigs, or even work less but make more to excel at home and work– there is something for everyone.

Why we love this podcast:

  • HUGE back catalog of sound practical advice
  • Lots of FREE accompanying resources
  • advice truly translates across all industries
  • Full of basic principles that work
  • Female-led with a highly engaging, pragmatic, and compassionate host

Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Website


Frugalpreneur

Don't have a ton of disposable cash, but you want to expand your brand? Frugalpreneur offers some of the podcasting realm's best insights into how budding entrepreneurs can maintain an online business on a small budget. 

This budget-driven podcast is hosted by Sarah St. John, a self-made entrepreneur, podcaster, online course creator, and author. Sarah dives into what it takes to make money online each week and the best tools and resources to get you there. In addition, each episode is peppered with interviews from fellow entrepreneurs who strive to help Sarah tackle the burning questions we all have when it comes to being your own boss.

Recent topics have included earning extra income by collaborating with your audience, using Amazon ads, the five steps to reaching your revenue breakthrough, and how you can bootstrap to 7 figures!

Why we love this podcast:

  • Hundreds of great tips and resources 
  • Entertaining host
  • Great for new entrepreneurs

Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Website


Mentor Nation with John Abbas

Mentor Nation, hosted by John Abbas, is an energetic podcast that utilizes the strategies and mentorship from global pioneers who have built successful businesses and are doing amazing things in their industries. This podcast is essentially a privilege of riches as we get to peek behind the curtain, snoop around and hear from the people who are doing exciting things. 

The premise of this show is? What would they share if the guest were to give a keynote speech to a large audience giving their best lessons, strategies, and wisdom?

The podcast has covered topics like how to effortlessly grow your food, build a $250 million pizza empire and make a successful pivot later in life, and much more.

Why we love this podcast:

  • A huge variety of topics covered
  • John brings out the best in his guests!
  • Lots of valuable takeaways on different business topics
  • Energetic and high-impact episodes

Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Website


Build and Monetize Podcast

Want a podcast that is a reliable source for information without the academic jargon - Build and Monetize podcast is it. The online world is constantly changing, to the frustration of many entrepreneurs.

Hosted by Lindsey Anderson, the Build and Monetize Podcast utilizes her expertise in helping consultants, coaches, and digital entrepreneurs build and monetize their brands. Want to launch an online business? Are you frustrated with your marketing strategy? Or are you trying to establish brand authority? Whether you're a web developer, coach, consultant, author, virtual assistant, speaker, expert, freelancer, podcaster, solopreneur, or just someone wanting to push their business forward - this is a great show.

We want to be clear, Lindsey is no longer publishing podcast episodes, and the back catalog is not massive either. But, the content there is pretty top-drawer, and she has shifted her focus towards VIDEO! We suggest plowing through her podcast, then heading over to YouTube to sift through her live streams,

Lindsey tackles topics such as selling on Amazon, the power of Facebook groups, why you should host your live event, and more.

Why we love this show:

  • Lots of focus on mental health and self-worth
  • Energetic host
  • Bite-sized episodes for those on the go!
  • Lots of video content too

Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Website


The 10 Minute Entrepreneur

The 10 Minute Entrepreneur is a podcast for entrepreneurs and small business owners- it's as simple as that. When building up your business, you want an expert in the wings, flying your flag and guiding along the way, and that's just what you get with The 10 Minute entrepreneur (all in 20 minutes or less).

Seasoned serial entrepreneur Sean Castrina shares quick-hitting tips to help equip listeners for success. Described as both "tactical and practical," it's highly recommended for anyone aiming toward startups. However, there is plenty of knowledge for the picking, even if you are a business owner looking to grow to the next level.

Topics include how to raise money for your startup, must ask questions before buying a business, and how to bring in a great team.

Why we love this show:

  • Great for startups
  • Powerful interviews with industry experts
  • Short episodes
  • High-value content

Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Website


How to Win with Peep Laja

There's often a lot of podcasts out there that serves a lot of fluff - but not How to Win. HTW is a no-nonsense podcast that takes business talk to a ew level.

Host Peep Laja, the founder of Wynter and Speero, doesn't pull any punches? He is direct, firm but thoroughly entertaining as he goes head to head with some of the planet's most successful business leaders. This podcast regularly touches on the guest's top strategies, tactics, and tangible insights from founders, executives, and marketers.

How to build brand differentiation, how leaders are fighting the challenge of educating consumers, why building an audience is so powerful, and the throwing shade at your competitors is an artform that needs to be learned.  

How to Win is highly recommended for anyone in B2B SaaS, or are agency leaders and entrepreneurs looking for strategic insights into creating a winning business.

Why we love this show:

  • No nonsense content with a clear, direct approach
  • A great wealth of guests
  • Discusses real marketing problems and provides real ideas and strategies

Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Website


SUMMARY

Business can get busy- so tuning into business podcasts on your commute, in the gym or while doing some chores can save you hours of trawling through longform articles or signing up for courses to get the know-how you need. If you’re in a position to provide actionable tips for others, or want to make your business more visible, consider starting a branded podcast with our podcast launch service.


Author

Claire Gould