Listen up. As an entrepreneur, your time is valuable. When you’re spending 8 (or 10, or 12) hours a day working, it can feel hard to pull away to listen to a podcast.
Because, like, what if it isn’t actually that good? Then you’ve wasted your precious time.
But at the same time, listening to a podcast is like reading a book: it expands your current horizons, and can get you to think critically about things you hadn’t thought of before.
So how do you figure out which entrepreneur podcasts are worth the listen? Omg that’s why we’re here!! We’ve rounded up 5 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs that Actually Teach You Something. Can’t wait to hear what you think 🙂
Mind Your Business podcast with James Wedmore
If you’re into turning your passions into an online business, James Wedmore’s Mind Your Business is the podcast for you. James has a calming and strategic way of approaching entrepreneurship that I just love. As we’ve been pretty rapidly expanding our own online school, Foodtography School, I use James’ podcast as a way to spark ideas and narrow down my focus.
The New York Time’s Daily podcast is a, well, daily podcast that covers both current events and broader social and economic happenings around the world. I think it’s really important to stay up-to-date on current events, both as a businessperson and as an adult living in such a heated political time. When you’re busy running your own business it can be easy to get caught up in your own day to day, so I suggest keeping up with what’s going on outside of our own lives as a way to fully appreciate what is inside them 🙂
Maybe it’s because I’m an influencer who likes to approach influencing with a business-mindset, but like I LOVE Julie Solomon. She’s a brand strategist and digital marketing expert who’s equal parts poised and sharp. Unlike a lot of other podcasters out there, Julie isn’t afraid to get down to the nitty gritty and give you actual nuggets of wisdom you can take into the real world. From her topics to her guests, it’s all just so on point. Her episode with Allie Casazza on scaling to a 7-figure business was particularly poignant- they both spoke so clearly and sensibly, with no “training wheels” on.
OK so it’s not technically a business podcast, but Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations go so deep into how to live your life with purpose that they might as well be. I’m SUCH a fan of this podcast, as Oprah interviews people from all different backgrounds, and yet each episode deals with life on such a universal level that you feel instantly connected to the greater universe. I mean after all, if you’re not thinking critically about the world around you, can you even run your business well? Me thinks not.
Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the OG business coaches out there. He started out as an employee in his family’s wine business, growing the company from 3 million to 60 million per year. So like yeah, this guy knows marketing. He’s one of my favorite podcasts for entrepreneurs. The Gary Vee podcast synthesizes his keynote speeches, interviews, and video segments from all of his public engagements, packaging them into small, digestible episodes. He’s a no b.s. guy with an infectious drive that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to take on anything and everything.
There are so many podcasts for entrepreneurs and we’re always looking for more! What are other podcasts do you love to listen to? Let us know below!