Earlier this month, we shared a post featuring our top 7 reasons why starting a podcast is a great idea for your small business. (If you missed the post, or just want a refresher, you can check it out here.) But starting a business from the ground up is no easy task. Firstly, you’ve got to be so passionate about your goal and allow that to drive you, no matter the obstacles and hurdles you’ll have to face along the way. You then need to get others to “catch your vision” for when you need to find investors or other backers, new team members, business partnerships, or even just a team to offer some moral support. If you’re new to the whole process, this can be overwhelming, particularly if you’re learning to wear more than one hat, some of which might fit easier than others. So if balancing the books and crunching numbers is not quite your forte just yet, or you’re struggling to communicate effectively with your team, what you need are some experts to help you through the process and, in particular, who can help you avoid the common pitfalls of starting your own business. Thankfully, there are some amazing entrepreneurial-inspired podcasts that cover every area of the business world to help you achieve success with your entrepreneurial endeavors. The hosts of these business-focused podcasts can become your personal mentors for every and any area where guidance is needed in your journey for success with your small business. On our list today are some of our absolute favorite entrepreneurial and finance-focused voices to help you master the business world. There’s a great mix of entrepreneur inspiration, financial advice, business growth insight, and marketing tips, as well as shows that offer you the support and encouragement you need to navigate the incredibly exciting, but often, equally terrifying journey of starting and running your own business.
1. The Tim Ferriss Show
We’re starting off our list with a firm favorite podcast in entrepreneurial circles. The Tim Ferriss Show is educational, entrepreneurial, and entertaining all rolled into one! Tim Ferriss’s main claim to fame is as the renowned author of the revolutionary book The 4-Hour Workweek, which has rocked the paradigms of the business world for a good number of years. Tim has been described as the world’s best human guinea pig due to his self-experimenting approach to life. His podcast is by no means a high-energy “you can do this” motivational show, but rather, it features in-depth conversations with dynamic and often eclectic people who are experts and game-changers in their fields. Hearing confident, successful people sharing their input and perspectives, their favorite books, or even their morning routines can do wonders in boosting your entrepreneurial spirit when you need a little encouragement. As you listen, you glean these wonderful nuggets for success as you learn the tips and tricks of the trade from a wide range of highly successful individuals. The episodes are full of all the good stuff and will have you focused and motivated to face the day’s challenges head-on.
2. Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso
Another podcast in the business of giving some serious business encouragement and motivation is Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso. In each episode, you’ll hear honest conversations with trailblazing women. While the interviews highlight the significant marks each and every guest has made within their sphere of influence, they also share just what it takes to build a successful career or grow a business with staying power. So when you’re feeling a little discouraged, you feel your drive dwindling, or you’re plagued with feelings of self-doubt, let the story of someone else’s experiences, and the way they faced and overcame challenges be the inspiration you need to put your game face on again. Whether it’s internal or external barriers you need to break through, this show gives you the confidence and self-belief to conquer your giants and stand tall in the knowledge that you truly have greatness within you. No matter your background, your upbringing, or anything else you think counts you out, Girlboss Radio is here to tell you that simply is not the case – you are capable of so much! You just need to learn harness that inner magic, and go forth and conquer your goals.
3. The School of Greatness
The School of Greatness, hosted by Lewis Howes, is a podcast that is focused on helping it’s listeners discover what it takes to be great in their field. From pro-athletes to top entrepreneurs and business minds, and politicians to celebrities, you’ll learn something valuable from every episode. More than just hearing wonderfully inspiring notions, you’ll get access to actionable content that you can put into practice in your own life, and, by extension, your business. Lewis and his guests truly delve deep into what success is, and what it takes to achieve that success. At the end of an episode, you’ll feel motivated to keep on chasing your goals and aspirations or it will get you back in that saddle ready to have another go. It’s a great mix of solid content, warm conversation, and wonderful story-telling. It’s certainly the show to turn to when you need some internal motivation or to reinvigorate your entrepreneur mindset and strengthen your tenacity. For all this and so much more, enroll in The School of Greatness today!
4. So Money with Farnoosh Torabi
So Money is hosted by the award-winning financial strategist, TV host, and bestselling author, Farnoosh Torabi. This show is just what you need if the financial side of running a business is not your strongest suit, but it’s also a great source of useful money strategies and tips for everyone involved in running a business. In each episode, Farnoosh and her guests bring inspiring money strategies and stories straight from today’s top business minds, authors, and influencers. You get to hear the ins and outs of their financial journies and you’ll learn just how they master their money today. Through her show, Farnoosh has made financial education accessible to all, and you’ll feel empowered to take control of your finances and achieve your dreams. Farnoosh is really a financial rockstar, and along with her stellar guests, you’ll get everything you need to own your financial success. If you need any more encouragement to check out this show, on Fridays, Farnoosh answers your biggest questions about money, career, guests, and everything in between! You can get expert, personal advice for your own financial situation, and you’ll be armed with great strategies to apply to your business.
5. Entrepreneurs on Fire
Entrepreneurs on Fire is an information inferno of entrepreneurial tips and tricks! Not only has it received the accolade of Best of Apple Podcasts, but each episode is filled to overflowing with incredible advice and actionable strategies. Host John Lee Dumas interviews entrepreneurs who are truly making waves in their industries. You’ll get to learn from the absolute best in the business and they’ll give you all you need to achieve financial, location, and lifestyle freedom. Through the interviews and discussions, you’ll get a glimpse into the minds of forward-thinkers, moneymakers, and some serious game-changers, and you’ll come away with solid strategies to achieve success with your own business. John Lee Dumas, as well as his guests, are great examples of people who have pursued their vision and did all they needed to in order to achieve their dreams, and this makes them great mentors and motivators for those following in their footsteps. This podcast is bursting with valuable content, and you’ll be inspired by the energy, enthusiasm, and passion that seeps through every episode.
6. NAKED by The Future Farm
Starting your own business is thrilling. The adventure, the purpose, the ambition, the money, the recognition. But what personal truths are exposed when you start to peel back the layers? This is what hosts of the new podcast NAKED, by the Future Farm, want to address. This show really is hot off the presses, with only two episodes currently published, but it promises to be an absolute winner! In each episode, you’ll join The Future Farm’s Vladi and Nektarios, in a “naked” conversation with the people who have been through it all in their journey into entrepreneurship. Through their platform, Vladi and Nektarios want to talk to business founders, investors, life partners, and other ecosystem players about the personal challenges that business builders face when pursuing their dreams and passions. They strip back all the bells and whistles and lay bare the struggles and difficult situations entrepreneurs face. From analyzing the hard decisions, dissecting the repercussions, and asking the tough, often uncomfortable questions, it’s a new take on the “entrepreneurial podcast” that is refreshing and truly eye-opening, and just as beneficial as the upbeat, motivational type content. At its heart, NAKED aims to look at those facets of what being a founder or entrepreneur entails that are not often openly or honestly discussed or analyzed. Through the willingness of both the hosts and their guests to be open and vulnerable, fellow entrepreneurs will learn valuable lessons from this podcast, and find insight and new understanding when it comes to their own entrepreneurial struggles.
7. The How of Business – How to start, run & grow a small business
Last but certainly not least, another fantastic podcast for the budding entrepreneur is The How of Business. This is a weekly show that caters to both the aspiring entrepreneurs as well as the existing small business owners. If you are looking for actionable advice, tips, and techniques on how to start, run, and grow your small business, this is the podcast for you! Hosted by Henry Lopez, each episode features in-depth discussions on all sorts of business-related topics as well as interviews with other business owners or business service providers. Henry, who has vast experience from careers in both the corporate world as well as the entrepreneurial sphere, along with his guests, generously share their hard-earned knowledge and lessons from years of experience with the listeners. The strategies are practical and relevant and the takeaways serve as stepping stones you can use to achieve your own success. Henry’s passion and knowledge shine through, making the show a great “mentor”, no matter what area of your business you’re needing assistance with or encouragement in.
Starting a business is no easy task. It requires a huge dose of determination, thorough research, and, of course, hours of hard work. There are so many facets to starting a business, that it can be completely overwhelming and all-consuming at times. That’s why having these podcasts and their expert hosts in your corner is a sound business strategy! Whether your new adventure into entrepreneurship is a life-long passion project, or whether you’re starting a business out of necessity, a little guidance along the way can make the biggest difference to your overall success and will go a long way to reducing some of the stress of building a business from the ground up. So whether you’re looking for a little financial advice or just need a little pep talk to get you back in business again, these shows have everything you need and a whole lot more!