Top 5 podcasts successful business owners listen to
September 30, 2019
Using podcasts for business management development
As a business owner, you know that continuous learning is essential to staying relevant and maintaining a competitive advantage. However, since most business owners wear a dozen different hats, finding time in your busy schedule to fit in that learning can be difficult (as in, near impossible).
Fortunately, there’s an easy and convenient solution to this predicament: podcasts.
Did you know that podcasting is one of the fastest-growing digital formats? There are currently more than 700,000 active podcasts with over 29 million episodes covering 100 languages. And it just so happens that business is one of the five most popular podcasting genres.
Whether you’re looking for tips on getting funding, ideas for marketing, updates on tech trends, or the latest insights on market projections, there’s a podcast that’ll help. Many also include expert advice from fellow business owners and industry heavyweights – people who have been there and know what you’re going through.
It’s safe to say that if you’re resisting jumping on the podcast bandwagon, you’re missing out on a valuable resource.
But with so many options, it can be a challenge to figure out what podcast to listen to. After all, you’re busy with your business and don’t have the time to search through thousands of podcasts. That’s why we did the legwork for you. Here are five awesome business podcasts to get you started.
You’re likely to see Mixergy included on any list of top business podcasts. And for a good reason.
Created by entrepreneur Andrew Warner, Mixergy is “a place where successful people teach ambitious upstarts,” and uses a mix of interviews and courses to provide listeners with tips and advice. Thanks to the more than 1,500 entrepreneurs who have contributed to Mixergy, including the founders of Pixar, Groupon, LinkedIn, and Wikipedia, its content covers just about anything and everything that affects business owners.
From how to start a company and build solid business relationships, to maintaining personal wellness as an entrepreneur and recovering from a cash flow crisis, Mixergy offers strategies from those who have first-hand experience.
2. The Moneypot
The Moneypot is the podcast of Money20/20, a global event that explores the “disruptive ways” in which consumers and businesses manage, spend, and borrow money. The program features a team of fintech experts and industry thought leaders discussing the biggest trends and hot topics currently facing technology and money.
Blockchain Party Just Getting Started… Veem’s CEO and founder, Marwan Forzley, chats about the future potential of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Since 2014, Veem has utilized blockchain technology to make payments fast, secure, and cost-effective.
3. Business Wars
It’s not even two years old yet, but Business Wars has already developed a massive following.
Promising to bring “the unauthorized, real story,” Business Wars looks at the competitive business battles that shape what we buy and how we live. The podcast dissects and analyzes what drives companies and their leaders toward success or failure. Hosted by David Brown, former anchor of Marketplace, the podcast gives listeners insight into the challenges that some of the world’s biggest brands have faced.
And who isn’t curious about what went down between Netflix and Blockbuster or Coke and Pepsi?
4. RISE Podcast
This weekly podcast features “bold conversations” with industry heavyweights and personal development leaders that aim to provide listeners with “real-life valuable takeaways.”
Hosted by business mogul and best-selling author Rachel Hollis, RISE offers “tangible and tactical tools” to help entrepreneurs grow their business while maintaining a healthy balance with their personal life. If you’re looking for some positive motivation, this is the podcast to turn to.
And we’re not the only ones who are fans of this podcast: RISE took home the award for Best Business and Entrepreneurship Podcast at the 2019 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards.
5. The Investor’s Podcast Network
Okay, so we cheated a little bit on this one. The Investor’s Podcast Network isn’t just one podcast; it consists of a few different shows that cover a variety of business and investment-related interests. And while each show offers excellent information, there are two in particular that are at the top of our podcast playlist:
We Study Billionaires
We Study Billionaires is the network’s flagship program with more than 30 million downloads to date. It’s hosted by The Investor’s Podcast Network founders Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen. The show studies self-made billionaires, such as Warren Buffet and Ray Dalio, and teaches listeners how to apply their investing process in the stock market.
Of course, this is just a very short sampling of what’s available for business podcasts. No matter which podcasts you choose to listen to, they’ll introduce you to new perspectives and ideas that will help position you and your business for future success.