5 Business Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

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As business owners, we’re constantly absorbing new content. From blog posts to webinars, everyone seems to have a story to tell and information to share.

This is great for entrepreneurs because there is always something new to learn. However, skimming through blog posts can get old and watching videos can be time-consuming.

When you’re constantly on the go and have a million tasks to complete, you need a content form that works with you.

Enter podcasts.

We’re currently experiencing the golden age of podcasts, with new episodes, interviews, and shows created every day. And it’s no surprise why – podcasts are the perfect mix of entertainment and information, and they don’t require the listener’s undivided attention. Entrepreneurs can listen to podcasts while reading emails or commuting, or even to find some motivation before the start of the day.

There are dozens of podcasts out there created specifically for entrepreneurs, but here are five favorites to get you started.

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1. “Community Made” from Jayson Gaignard

Community Made challenges the myth that an entrepreneur can be “self-made.” In his podcast, Jayson dives into the communities and support systems entrepreneurs and business owners have used to get to where they are.

Community Made is more than just a podcast. It’s also an online community that believes “your network is your net worth.” Within the private online community, entrepreneurs can connect with other business leaders to find their own entrepreneurial support system.

Noteworthy Episodes:

  1. Gary Vaynerchuk: EQ, Awareness, and the Next Retail Boom
  2. The Billionaire Moonshot with Naveen Jain
  3. Reaching the Unreachable: Befriending Celebrities, Business Leaders, and Billionaires

2. “Work in Progress” from Slack

If you’re in the business world, chances are you already use Slack to communicate with team members. But Slack does more than just provide an easier way to chat with employees and coworkers. The company is also the host of an awesome podcast about finding meaning in your work.

Work in Progress shares stories from business leaders, entrepreneurs, and other ambitious individuals. In each episode, listeners hear about successes, failures, insecurities, fears, and desires from individuals in a variety of industries and levels of experience.

Noteworthy Episodes:

  1. Episode 27: Making the Right Moves
  2. Episode 24: Making a Living While Watching the Grass Grow
  3. Episode 12: When Professional Duty Trumps Personal Conviction

3. “Business Wars” from Wondery

Business just wouldn’t be business without competition. In Business Wars from Wondery, listeners dive into some of the biggest business battles in history. Each episode talks about competition, including how it influences purchasing decisions and company perceptions.

Business Wars approaches these business battles from a variety of angles. Listeners will often find multiple episodes discussing the same competitors and how it shapes many different areas of how they run their business.

Noteworthy Episodes:

  1. Nintendo vs. Sony – The Sleeping Giant
  2. Nike vs. Adidas – The Starting Line
  3. Netflix vs. Blockbuster – Sudden Death

4. “Mixergy” from Andrew Warner

Andrew Warner is an entrepreneur who created an online business that raked in over $30 million of sales per year – when he was in his twenties. To help other ambitious entrepreneurs accomplish their goals, he created the Mixergy podcast.

On the Mixergy podcast, Andrew interviews notable entrepreneurs to share stories of both success and failure. Throughout over 1,000 interviews, Andrew covers all the main topics of business. From creating a startup to raising investment money, there is an interview to help any entrepreneur through the process.

Noteworthy Episodes:

  1. Rand Fishkin’s Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World
  2. The Accidental $250B Trampoline Park Company
  3. How Opportunity Works and How to Find It

5. “Future of Humanity” by Carl Taylor

Shameless self-promotion 🙂 Not to toot my own horn, but the Future of Humanity podcast is worth a listen. The podcast doesn’t cover your typical business content, but it is important for understanding the direction customers are going. Within each episode, we look at how industries are changing and disrupting, as well as what that means for our environment and humanity as a whole.

The Future of Humanity podcast puts the pressure on the listener to create a strong future for both the environment and future generations. Through listening, entrepreneurs can develop a better understanding of their responsibilities and what they can do to ensure a better tomorrow.

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Noteworthy Episodes:

  1. The Future of Email, Digital Identity & Corporate Overlords with Peter Moriarty
  2. Crooked Teeth, Breathing, and a Hidden Epidemic of the Human Jaw
  3. Swimming Pools, Augmented Reality, and the Future of VR and AR with Noah Nehlich

Regardless of what kind of assistance or insight you’re looking for when creating your business, there is a podcast out there for you. Podcasts are the perfect way to get some quick tips, dive deep into a new idea, or just learn more about your industry or trade. So, give these favorites a shot, but don’t forget to explore the dozens and dozens of podcasts out there and start to compile a list of your own.

About The Author

Carl Taylor

Carl Taylor is the Founder & CEO of Automation Agency. For the past 10 years Carl has been building businesses and marketing them online through the use of Sales Funnels, Email Marketing Automation, Landing Pages, and Wordpress Websites. Carl is also a #1 author and highly sought after speaker and consultant whose work has impacted thousands of businesses across various industries worldwide.