The top 17 business podcasts entrepreneurs should listen to

14 May 2020

You’d be forgiven for thinking that podcasts were all about books, films and music. After all, arts and culture are where podcasting began. But now, there’s a podcast for just about anything, be it dentistry, falconry, or business advice.

If you’re looking for business inspiration, podcasts are a great place to look. There are hundreds of business-related series out there, ranging from practical guides to insightful Q&As, with topics to suit any type of business professional.

Here, we take a look at 17 of our favourites.

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Podcasts for managers

Level up your management skills and learn new techniques to inspire confidence in the workplace. These podcasts tell you how.

  1. Manager Tools

New to management? Manager Tools is a no-nonsense podcast offering practical guidance and insight on a range of topics, from improving interview tactics to communicating better with your team. If you want to become a better manager, this is the podcast for you.

  1. Management 3.0

Often, hearing how others handle the day-to-day can make all the difference in your own approach. Management 3.0 is a podcast which seeks to inspire managers with a range of Q&As with owners, leaders and entrepreneurs, and how they handle specific areas of management.

  1. Engaging Leader

The best leaders understand that being a manager is more than telling people what to do. Engaging Leader focuses on how to level up your communication skills to get the best out of your team, no matter what your industry or specialty.

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  1. The LEADx Show

The LEADx Show is a specialist management podcast that seeks to boost your managerial skills. With audio workshops available from a range of speakers, you’ll learn the art of accountability, delegation and tried and tested ways to improve employee engagement.

  1. Dose of Leadership

Brought to you by leadership expert Richard Rierson, Dose of Leadership is a Q&A podcast series comprising of in-depth interviews with a range of industry experts. With a mix of personal stories and practical advice, Rierson’s podcast provides plenty of inspiration.

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Podcasts to inspire productivity and growth

Gain practical insights and expertise that can help your business flourish with these podcasts which inspire productivity and growth.

  1. Smart Passive Income

Businesses searching for new avenues in which to grow and develop should listen in to Smart Passive Income. Created by Pat Flynn, the podcast gives a comprehensive insight into building a thriving online business, with a huge number of topics to sink your teeth into.

  1. RISE Podcast

RISE is an award-winning business podcast hosted by New York Times author and motivational speaker, Rachel Hollis. Featuring interviews with business heavyweights and thought leaders, the podcast takes a no-nonsense approach to providing actionable business growth advice.

  1. How I Built This

Inspiring and insightful, How I Built This presents the stories of successful entrepreneurs and how they grew their businesses from the ground up. The podcast does a great job of interviewing business big-hitters, establishing an immediate sense of trust and authenticity.

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  1. Masters of Scale

From the co-founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, Masters of Scale is a multi-award-winning podcast which provides deep insights into how to grow, scale and develop a successful business. Hoffman offers a range of personal advice as well as expert tips, keeping things interesting and insightful.

Podcasts for entrepreneurs and start-ups

Feel inspired to take the next step and jump into the unknown with this selection of motivational podcasts for budding entrepreneurs and start-ups.

  1. Entrepreneurs on Fire

With over 2,000 interviews to choose from with some of the biggest names in business, Entrepreneurs on Fire has become the go-to podcast for business inspiration and advice. The brainchild of John Lee Dumas, EoF is broadcast each week and is geared towards helping young entrepreneurs achieve their ambitions.

  1. Youpreneur

Created by best-selling author and entrepreneur Chris Ducker, Youpreneur is a practical, engaging podcast which aims to walk you through the process of establishing a successful business in the 21st century. Ducker does a great job of covering all bases, providing a one-stop-shop for a myriad of business advice.

  1. The Introvert Entrepreneur

Named the ‘Top Podcast for Entrepreneurs’ by, The Introvert Entrepreneur focuses on how introverted individuals can tap into personal skills to establish a thriving business. With leadership tips and advice on networking, it’s great for those looking to build confidence and get a push in the right direction.

  1. School of Greatness

Sharing inspirational stories from a wealth of young, up-and-coming business leaders, the School of Greatness podcast is a brilliant listen for those seeking business motivation. As well as practical business tips, there’s life advice and personal stories, making for an enjoyable and worthwhile time-passer.

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  1. BizChix

BizChix is a podcast for women entrepreneurs, offering some invaluable tips, advice and inspiration for any woman looking to launch a business. Practical training and Q&A sessions mean you can get the advice and support you need to take the next step.

Podcasts for downtime and wellbeing

Even the most determined of entrepreneurs need a little R&R from time to time. These wellbeing-focused podcasts are the perfect listen when things start to get on top of you.

  1. Feel Better, Live More

Health and nutrition expert Dr Chatterjee comes through with an award-winning podcast that seeks to debunk common health and wellbeing myths, and promote a healthier lifestyle. Follow the doctor as he offers science-backed advice on how to live well.

  1. Happy Place

Hosted by beloved TV and radio personality Fearne Cotton, Happy Place is a podcast which celebrates positivity and raises awareness of mental health and wellbeing. With feature-length interviews with famous names, it’s an immersive and humbling listen.

  1. Power Hour

Power Hour is an essential listen for hard-working entrepreneurs, providing practical tips and fascinating insights into how we can achieve personal improvement. Adrienne Herbert interviews experts, change-makers and creatives, exploring the habits and routines which got them where they are today.

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