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  • 22 November 2021
  • Lesliee Haynes

10 Great Podcasts to Help Transform Your Business

Podcasts have continued to be one of the fastest and most efficient ways to stay informed of the small business industry. With an abundance of small business podcasts out there, it can be challenging to navigate which would be the most beneficial. Many provide expert advice from successful entrepreneurs and feature interviews by industry leaders.

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The following 10 podcasts can provide increased insight into how small business owners can establish, grow and successfully run their business. 

How I Built This

Scaling your small business to a Fortune 500 corporation is a feat many entrepreneurs dream of without any idea of how to make it their reality. NPR’s business podcast, “How I Built This,” hosted by Guy Raz, provides listeners with insight into the lives and stories of popular innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists — and the movements they built. Whether you’re just starting out or a well-seasoned small business owner, listening to this podcast will leave you feeling inspired. 

Small Business Radio Show (formerly known as Business Insanity Talk Radio)

Host Barry Moltz, a small business entrepreneur for over 25 years, knows how wild starting your own business can be. If you’re looking for a power-packed hour about all things small business, the “Small Business Radio Show” is for the podcast for you. Moltz tackles many of the questions small business owners face day-to-day and shares real-life answers from up-and-coming business owners. With over 600 episodes available, Moltz provides listeners a guide on how to navigate the unpredictable small business world. 

Dose of Leadership 

Becoming an efficient leader is a significant part of running a successful small business, and “The Dose of Leadership” will be the podcast to help you gain those skills. Hosted by Richard Rierson, this business podcast is full of motivational and educational interviews from leaders from all walks of life. The goal of the podcast is to help business owners be more productive at work and get better results by being effective leaders. 

Breaking Down Your Business 

Brad Farris and Jill Salzman fearlessly tackle the most complex small business questions of our day on their podcast, “Breaking Down Your Business.” Whether it is about “how to sell in the new normal” or understanding more about the “consumer journey,” Farris and Salzman provide diverse perspectives on the small business world.


Chris Ducker is an award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author and founder of the “Youpreneur” movement. Ducker’s podcast, “Youpreneur,” shares ideas on topics such as personal branding, marketing and being more productive — all with the goal of helping you do more in less time, so you are able to enjoy your life. This podcast offers a definitive playbook on how to become the go-to leader in your industry and build a business highly adaptable to change. 

Start-Up Stories - Mixergy

Andrew Warner’s podcast “Start-Up Stories - Mixergy” asks the uncomfortable questions diving deep into the various challenges associated with being a small business owner. The Mixergy Mission is to introduce you to doers and thinkers whose ideas and stories are so powerful that hearing them will inevitably change you.

Brown Ambition

If you’re looking for a perspective from voices representing the rising number of women entrepreneurs, look no farther than “Brown Ambition” by Tiffany Aliche and Mandi Woodruff-Santos. Both women of color, the hosts post thoughtful discussion with each other and many different guests on career advancement, entrepreneurship and how personal life can intersect with both. The topics can vary from financial management advice to successful business startup stories. 

Startups for the Rest of Us 

Startups for the Rest of Us” is a business podcast hosted by Rob Walling and Mike Taber. Whether you have launched your small business or are just thinking about it, this podcast allows you to learn from successful founders who have been in your shoes. Created in 2010, this podcast helps developers, designers and entrepreneurs be successful at launching products and services by providing strategies to help stand out as a business. Weekly episodes cover everything from hiring and managing remote workers to how to use virtual assistants to be more productive.

Duct Tape Marketing 

John Jantsch’s podcast “Duct Tape Marketing” provides listeners with a small business marketing road map by interviewing entrepreneurs, experts and thought leaders who share their best business marketing topics, tactics and resources. 

The Strategy Hour Podcast

The two hosts of “The Strategy Hour Podcast,” Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams, started Think Creative Collective, a company that helps creative entrepreneurs kick off their business with a strong foundation. Their podcast provides small business owners and entrepreneurs with actionable strategies and noteworthy marketing tips. Pumphrey and Williams’ podcasts cover all topics from growing an online audience, email automation, generating sales online, social media and more. “The Strategy Hour Podcast” will impress upon listeners to feel motivated to leverage their passion into a real business. 

Good business podcasts can help you continually learn, find new strategies and discover new ways of thinking when approaching your own small business. The next time you're looking for advice and inspiration for your business, listen to any of these podcasts and see where their insights take you.

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