Podcasts are a great way to keep up with trends and learn new methods for growing and marketing your business. You’ll hear directly from small business owners who share insights into what’s helped them succeed. Not to be self-promotional, but I just launched a podcast called Sommer School for small business owners and entrepreneurs to share my business insights and tips. Check it out when you have a chance, but in the meantime, here are ten small business podcasts I enjoy listening to.
Chinwe Onyeagoro, the CEO of scheduling service PocketSuite, interviews small business professionals in service-based industries like yoga instructors, hair stylists, life coaches, and personal trainers. Topics address challenges unique to service-based businesses such as dealing with clients in person, managing payment and billing transactions, and working efficiently with a small staff.
Digital marketing expert Jenna Kutcher gives actionable advice to help business professionals set goals and achieve success Topics touch on everything from social media strategy to business hacks to productivity. Kutcher’s authenticity and openness about her own journey to success as a digital entrepreneur are encouraging for small business owners in the trenches.
Hosts Alex and Natalie give you one assignment to complete each week for your business. They give you tips and walk you through tasks like organizing finances, updating your website, and planning marketing campaigns. Follow through on their instructions, and you’ll check off an item from your business to-do list weekly.
Donald Miller is the mind behind StoryBrand.com, where business owners can take online workshops to learn how to build their business, connect with customers, and clarify their message. Miller’s podcast offers even more advice for entrepreneurs and businesses, helping them solve common problems and struggles. He covers topics about how to build a business and market and sell products.
The Agents Of Change podcast with Rich Brooks focuses on all aspects of digital marketing for small business owners. Social media, Search Engine Optimization, and mobile marketing are just a few of the topics covered. Brooks’ goal is to help small business owners find a unique story to tell that cuts through the noise in a crowded market.
On her podcast Socialette, Steph Taylor packs a lot of information into short episodes designed to inspire business owners who are just starting out as well as seasoned entrepreneurs. Her specialty is creating and marketing digital products, but many of her tips are applicable to any business using online channels to reach customers.
Rachel Rodgers, Robert Hartwell, and Susan Hyatt team up to create an entertaining podcast that also inspires and encourages business owners to keep striving for the next level. Many of their episodes focus on how mindset affects the success of your business. These three successful entrepreneurs also give you an inside look into how they grow and run their own businesses.
Barbara Corcoran is best known for her role as one of the hosts on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” She’s also a billionaire and CEO of her own company. Corcoran has years of experience in the business world, and her podcast covers almost every aspect of running a business including hiring, sales strategy, and work/life balance.
The team behind The $100 MBA Show believes anyone can start a successful business with the right knowledge and tools. A fancy degree from a prestigious university isn’t a necessity. In each episode, host Omar Zenhom gives a short lesson that offers clear, easy-to-understand concepts any business owner can implement. Zenhom also interviews experts who act as guest teachers on the podcast.