Running on empty and feeling like you could use some fresh ideas to revitalize your business in 2021? Adding a couple inspirational and informative business podcasts to your personal routine may be the ticket to renewed enthusiasm. We have cross-referenced five “Best Of” lists to reveal 10 popular podcasts that consistently make the cut.
- Entrepreneurs On Fire – Best Interview Show – Selected by 4/5 reviewers
Not only will you be inspired by the stories of successful entrepreneurs on this show, but host John Lee Dumas asks questions and provides insights that will send you away ready to take immediate action in your own business.
- How I Built This – Best Inside Look at Business – Selected by 4/5 reviewers
Step inside the world’s most profitable, unique, and interesting companies with this in-depth program from NPR featuring untold stories about the struggles and successes of company founders.
Milk Bar: Christina Tosi (because cake, duh)
- HBR IdeaCast – Best from the Ivy League – Selected by 4/5 reviewers
This podcast offers short episodes on current business management topics and is particularly geared towards managing a team or contractors and ways to increase competitive advantage and productivity.
- The $100 MBA – Best Practical Tips – Selected by 3/5 reviewers
This critically acclaimed podcast covers practical topics sans the entrepreneurial backstory. Compact with actionable advice, The $100 MBA focuses on the nuts and bolts of running a business more efficiently and solving problems that crop up along the way.
- The BizChix – Best for Women – Selected by 3/5 reviewers
Business training, tips, and advice on growing businesses by refining and restructuring strategies and developing their growth-driven mindsets. Tailored specifically to address the unique challenges women face in today’s workplace.
- Mixergy – Best for “Big Picture” Entrepreneurs – Selected by 3/5 reviewers
Mixergy features interviews with founders at the top of very diverse industries. Host Andrew Warner is known for his penetrating and sometimes abrasive interview style. This podcast is great for business owners who love learning about and borrowing ideas from different industries.
- The Mind Your Business Podcast – Best for Mindset – Selected by 2/5 reviewers
Using compelling interviews and storytelling to drive home the need for keeping the mental side of entrepreneurship – attitudes, beliefs, motivations – in balance, this podcast can help you stay mentally tough and steer your business in the right direction.
- Rise and Grind – Best for Inspiration – Selected by 2/5 reviewers
Daymond John of FUBU and Shark Tank fame shares the secrets of entrepreneurs that generate success by out-strategizing and out-hustling competitors in this oldie but goodie podcast series from 2018. John uses this podcast to teach wise time management and utilization as illustrated through the stories of individuals that are tops in their fields.
Suggested Episode: Daniel Lubetzky on finding success the KIND way
- Duct Tape Marketing – Best Marketing Focused – Selected by 2/5 reviewers
Looking to take a deep dive into the technical side of marketing, like getting more results from Google Ads, or explore the more abstract, like building a memorable brand or and the role of authenticity in marketing? Duct Tape Marketing will take you through them step-by-step with the world’s most knowledgeable experts.
Named the Best Business & Entrepreneurship Podcast at the iHeart Radio Podcast Awards, RISE will give you the scoop on how to become a better business leader and person in this inspiring mix of discussions and insights from some of the leading business minds from best-selling author Rachel Hollis.