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Running a business isn't easy. From managing time to juggling the workload to finding new ways to grow, there's work to be done at every corner you turn. If you're a go-getter, you've probably spent time researching how to be a better business owner, and now you can add these to your list: podcasts to help you take your business to the next level.
I'm a big fan of podcasts because they're easy to sneak in. I listen to them while I'm doing the dishes or driving to the gym or preparing dinner. They also provide a break from sitting in front of the computer screen and frying your eyeballs for hours on end.
There are podcasts for everything — which is good news, because being an entrepreneur means wearing about 4,529 different hats at any given time. Maybe you've already got a handle on maintaining your business; but if you really want it to skyrocket to new places, becoming a student and learning new skills is nonnegotiable.
It's important to find the right podcast for you. If the voice coming from the podcast doesn't resonate with you, you're going to tune it out. Explore the wide variety of options, and you're sure to find something that sticks.
Here are some places you can start.
Natalie Eckdahl, MBA, uses her podcast to inform, inspire, and promote other female entrepreneurs. As a coach herself with 20 years of experience and three kids to take care of, she is truly girl power personified.
In the award-winning Fire Nation podcast, host John Lee Dumas interviews inspiring entrepreneurs, who provide an endless source of motivation, concrete tips you can borrow, and advice for creating the life that you want. It's good for the soul and for the business.
You can't miss The Tim Ferriss Show. It was the iTunes Best of 2016, and has over 3,000 five-star reviews and more than 150 million episodes downloaded. That's quite a resume, and here's why: Tim Ferriss (angel investor and #1 New York Times bestselling author) interviews world-class professionals — like Tony Robbins — from all kinds of industries to share what they did to become so immensely successful.
Tara Gentile hosts Profit. Power. Pursuit. and interviews all kinds of small business owners to learn more about how they run their companies — from financials to marketing for growth to everything and anything in between.
Social Triggers largely focuses on one thing most business owners need to be good at, in one way or another: sales. It goes over topics such as how to get more customers, how to get people to listen to you, and how to entice people to pay for your product or service. If your business involves the exchange of your goods or service for money, you'll love this one.
If you don't yet know the importance of digital marketing, you're in for a rude awakening — because it's taking over the business world. Marketing School is a great podcast to listen to for a little extra help in that department. Neil Patel and Eric Siu give actionable tips in 10 minutes or less. Even the busiest of us can find 10 minutes in our day.
One of the many challenges entrepreneurs face is trying to do it all; and that's exactly what Kim Sutton tackles. Through her interviews and advice, Sutton helps us navigate the waters of entrepreneurship and avoid burning out in both business and life, with tips on productivity, managing your workload, and so much more.
Every week on Eventual Millionaire, host Jaime Tardy features different millionaire business owners to get the inside scoop on how they got where they are — successes, losses, and all. If you want to think big and grow a highly profitable business, you'll love her podcast.
Amy Porterfield's podcast is terrific whether you're just getting started or you're already a seasoned entrepreneur. She prides herself on providing concrete, actionable advice that you can apply to your own business, with the goal of helping you see a growing ROI.
Any successful business owner knows the importance of passive income — money you make without ongoing, hands-on effort on your part. Smart Passive Income is a must-listen podcast from Pat Flynn geared toward running an online business and making additional money without adding to your workload.
HubSpot produces The Growth Show, which features guests who have ignited tremendous growth in their businesses. They describe how they did it and what the experience was like. If you're looking for strategies to help get business booming, this is a good podcast for you.
Adrienne Dorison covers it all — from networking and selling to the struggles unique to women and balancing motherhood with business. Her interviews with other successful entrepreneurs are value-packed and informative.
This award-winning podcast shares practical tips and tricks for being more productive, efficient, and balanced in life. In a realistic breath of fresh air, guests share their struggles and failures in these arenas, and how they've ultimately conquered their weaknesses.
Go get your headphones — you have some learning to do.