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10 Podcasts That Will Make You A Better Entrepreneur

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Barnaby Lashbrooke

Founder and CEO of Time etc, author of The Hard Work Myth

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As an entrepreneur, it’s important to always be learning and growing. That’s why podcasts can be such a valuable resource. They allow you to learn from the best minds in business, they’re easily digestible, and perhaps best of all, you can listen to them while you’re working out, driving, or even in the shower!

If it feels like every content creator is releasing a podcast, you’re probably right. There are over one million podcast shows online, with an audience of over 104 million people in the US alone.

The good news is that with so many options, there’s bound to be something that fits your needs. But on the other hand, this can also make it tough to know where to start, no matter which platform you’re using.

So, if you’re looking for a new podcast that will help you become a better entrepreneur, check out our list to help get you started. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in business for years, we believe there’s something for everyone…

Rework

If you work remotely, you’re probably familiar with the project management application Basecamp. Its founders, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, also run the podcast Rework, where they share the lessons they’ve learned about building a business, innovating the remote workspace, and embracing slow growth.

Available on: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

The Tim Ferriss Show

Tim Ferriss is a serial entrepreneur and best-selling author of business books such as "The 4-Hour Workweek", "Tribe of Mentors", and "Tools of Titans". Tim’s podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, is frequently the #1 business podcast on Apple Podcasts, and it’s been ranked #1 out of 500,000+ podcasts several times.

On his show, Tim interviews world-class professionals in a variety of fields, including business, investing, sports, health & fitness, acting, writing, and more. Together, they discuss the road that led them to success and the tools they’ve used to perform at peak capacity.

Over the years, he has welcomed guests such as Vince Vaughn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James, Malcolm Gladwell, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Ramit Sethi, and Susan Cain.

If you’re looking for actionable advice and inspiration from some of the world’s top entrepreneurs, The Tim Ferriss Show is a must-listen.

Available on: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

Side Hustle School

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to side hustles. Every successful entrepreneur has a unique story, has used different tools, and possibly even failed a few times before they found the right path. In his podcast Side Hustle School, author Chris Guillebeau talks to his guests about their own experiences with side hustles, to give listeners an insight into how to create additional income streams without quitting their job.

For further reading, you can check out Guillebeau’s bestselling book “The $100 Startup”, or his most recent title, “Side Hustle”, which explores how to build a successful additional income stream in 27 days.

Available on: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

Entrepreneurs on Fire

Every day, Entrepreneur on Fire host John Lee Dumas interviews a range of business owners about their most noteworthy missteps and their greatest achievements to inspire you on your own journey.

Since the launch of the podcast in 2012, Dumas has interviewed over 2,000 guests — including Neil Patel, Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, Lisa Bilyeu, Gary Vaynerchuk, and many more.

Available on: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

Masters of Scale

Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn, hosts the Masters of Scale podcast, where he invites renowned entrepreneurs to discuss their experiences and methods for growing a company from the ground up.

Topics and themes you can expect Hoffman and his guests to explore include entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, management, and fundraising. They also discuss the human experience, including its failures and disappointments.

Some of his previous guests include Brian Chesky, Prince Harry, and Arianna Huffington, to name but a few.

Available on: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

Online Marketing Made Easy With Amy Porterfield

If you want to learn more about product launches from a seasoned entrepreneur, Online Marketing Made Easy is the place to start.

On her show, #1 New York Times bestselling author Amy Porterfield goes behind the scenes to teach her audience the useful tactics and successful strategies she uses with her team to launch her products.

Available on: Amy Porterfield | Spotify | Apple Podcasts

Mixergy

Andrew Warner, the host of the podcast Mixergy, was in his mid-twenties when he started his firm with no outside funding. Over time, he grows the company to $30 million in revenue. But how did he do it?

Mixergy is “where the ambitious learn from a mix of experienced mentors through interviews and courses.” Join him every week as he interviews successful entrepreneurs and business experts to discover how their success was achieved.

Available on: Mixergy | Google Podcasts | Apple Podcasts

What Works

In her podcast What Works, host Tara McMullin explores how we navigate the 21st-century economy. In each episode, you’ll discover innovative ideas about how to bring positive changes into the workplace or your company.

According to her website, “What Works explores big questions about who we are and how we want to live to inform the nuts & bolts of how we do business.”

Tara talks with entrepreneurs, small business owners, authors, and creatives about the issues that motivate them to create more humane and sustainable companies.

Available on: What Works

The Mindset Mentor

Business tricks and tools won’t be of much use without the right mindset. If that’s something you’d like to work on, look no further than The Mindset Mentor.

In The Mindset Mentor, host Rob Dial has a tough-love approach to change, self-sabotage, and the work you need to put in to have a breakthrough. At the end of each episode, you’ll have one more insight to help you get closer to success.

Available on: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

The School of Greatness

In this podcast, author and former pro athlete Lewis Howes aims to inspire, uplift, and help you achieve excellence in many areas of your life.

In each episode, he chats with guests who have experienced similar challenges and triumphs, allowing them to offer personal stories, advice, and techniques for improving their life. Themes include love, success, health, business, and relationships.

Available on: The School of Greatness

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are plenty of podcast options to help make you a better entrepreneur, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Whether you’re looking for help with time management, business advice, or motivation, these shows have got you covered.

So what are you waiting for? Start listening to one (or all!) of these podcasts today and find out what works for you and your business.

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Barnaby Lashbrooke is the founder and CEO of Virtual Assistant service Time etc as well as the author of The Hard Work Myth, recently recommended by Sir Richard Branson. Barnaby is a Forbes Columnist on productivity and is also an accomplished entrepreneur, selling more than $35 million worth of services.

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