If you find it difficult to digest small business news, tips and advice in the written form on a daily basis, you might want to consider tuning in to small business podcasts. There are literally hundreds of podcasts available, offering everything from inspiration for entrepreneurs to actionable business tips.
The great thing about podcasts is that they make it possible to learn while you’re driving to meet your next client, walking the dog, or even cleaning the bathroom!
We’ve compiled a list of some popular podcasts and a brief format description to help you find new-to-you shows relevant to your growing business.
1. Escape from Cubicle Nation
Tagline: “Advice, support and encouragement to stop being a corporate prisoner and start your own business.”
Escape from Cubicle Nation with Pam Slim includes interviews with some small business greats including a recent episode with Guy Kawasaki. Listen to archived podcasts dating back to 2006.
2. The Smallbiz Brain
Tagline: “Where Small Business Talks”
The Smallbiz Brain podcast is hosted by David Wolf and includes discussions with experts and thought leaders in the world of small business. New episodes of the Smallbiz Brain are released weekly.
3. StartUpNation Radio
Tagline: “Everything you need to build a business.”
Hosted by the Sloan brothers, StartUpNation’s podcasts provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with actionable suggestions for launching and building a small business.
4. Your Money Matters
Tagline: “Get your personal finances in shape…”
Brought to you by the Wall Street Journal, this podcast is packed with information to help you keep the financial side of your business in order. Your Money Matters is hosted by Paul Herrmann.
5. World Business Report
Tagline: “The latest business and finance news from around the world, on the BBC.”
For a broader view of the marketplace, BBC explores global economic and business news and how these important issues affect consumers and investors.
6. Work Awesome Podcast
Tagline: “Work Better. Live Better.”
Although the last Podcast was published in September, the WorkAwesome podcast archives are worth a listen. They include everything from interviews with thought-provoking speakers to podcasting about podcasting.
7. HBR IdeaCast
Tagline: “Bringing you the analysis and advice of the leading minds in management.”
The Harvard Business Review is one of the biggest names in small business and entrepreneurship. The weekly IdeaCast covers everything from work-life balance to motivating tomorrow’s leaders.
8. Breakthrough Business Strategies
Tagline: “Breakthrough Business Strategies Radio”
Podcast host Michelle Price shares tools for building a successful small business in today’s economy. Recent show titles include “Six Steps to Creating Profits” and “When Do You Become a Corporate Blog?”
9. Marketing Edge
Tagline: “One of the longest running marketing and public relations podcasts.”
The Marketing Edge Podcast, hosted by Albert Maruggi, covers topics from the perspective of a man with 25 years of PR and marketing experience. With Marketing Edge you can learn the ins and outs of social media as well as get lessons on generating motivating content.
10. Entrepreneur People
Tagline: “Real stories about real people…”
Entrepreneur People is hosted by Sherry Borzo and includes plenty of on-demand episodes if you’re looking to catch up on the lessons real-life entrepreneurs and business owners have learned through their own experiences
Do you have a favorite podcast? Join us around the Bonfire, and tell us about it in the comments.