7 podcasts every small business owner should listen to

Podcasts are a great way to hear about new ideas when you’re strapped for time. This makes them particularly valuable for small business owners who might find it difficult to source and priortise reading something like an industry book.

Whether you’re a veteran entrepreneur or a budding business owner, we’ve pulled together a list of seven great business podcasts that offer valuable insights, advice and actionable tips. The best part? You can start listening to them today.

Don’t know what a podcast is or how to get them? Scroll to the end of this post for more info.

 

The $100 MBA Show

In this award-winning podcast, host, Omar Zenhom, offers real business lessons from real entrepreneurs in the real world. No fluff, Zenhom focuses on practical advice that you can start putting into action today. Most episodes are only 20-25mins long, making this the easiest podcast on the list to fit into your morning jog.

 

This is Your Life

Michael Hyatt hosts this weekly podcast dedicated to intentional leadership. A prominent leader himself in the publishing world, Hyatt’s goal is to help others live with more passion, work with greater focus, and lead with extraordinary influence. This podcast is very well produced and easy to listen to. While the show is currently on hiatus, older episodes are available on his website.

 

Beyond the To-do List

If you struggle with productivity and knowing what to focus on, then Beyond the To-do List is the podcast for you. Host Erik Fisher talks with real people who practically implement productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. Listen to learn about how to choose the right projects, tasks and goals to focus on in work and life.

 

The Small Business Technology Show

Join Ben Love and Ben Dampney as they help you stay informed about technology trends impacting your business. As two Australian entrepreneurs and IT professionals, they cover a wide range of business topics, all in a conversational manner. Interesting episodes include Lessons learned migrating to Xero and a Business owners' guide to cyber security.

 

How I Built This

Every major institution or big company started with the same thing – an idea. How I Built This interviews the people behind some of the world’s best known companies and brands, like Lonely Planet, Airbnb, and Kate Spade. Through candid interviews, each episode follows a different founder’s journey – their triumphs, failures and insights.

 

Breaking Down Your Business

With lots of energy and humour, hosts Jill Salzman and Brad Farris tackle the most complex small business questions of our day, like 'How do I make more money without driving myself nuts?', and 'Why am I not a billionaire yet?'. With no pretense or hype, Salzman and Farris inject fun into their subject matter, all while offering real, practical advice from themselves and other small business owners.

 

Small Biz Ahead

Small Biz Ahead is a podcast and blog from small business insurers, The Hartford. Designed to be a digital destination where you can discover key insights and advice to help you manage and grow your small business, the podcast is conversational in tone and covers a broad range of topics, from hiring good staff and dumping difficult clients, to running a business as a parent.

 

That wraps up our list of great business podcasts – we hope you find something valuable in this list and that you walk away with some practical tips and insights you can apply to your own small business.

We're big podcast listeners here at SuiteFiles - we'd love to know what your favourite podcast is in the comments below.

 

Don't have tons of time to listen to podcasts? Why not check out this list of short podcasts for busy people

 


What is a podcast?

A podcast is like a radio show you can get through the internet. They’re usually split up into episodes that you can either listen to online (streaming) or download and save onto your phone, tablet or computer. They usually take the form of conversations or interviews.

How do I get a podcast on my device?

For iPhones and iPads, you can use the Podcast app (this is often already installed on newer devices). For Android devices, you can choose a good podcast app like Stitcher or Podcast Addict.

Many podcasts also have their own websites and/or are available to stream online.