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The UPS Store Small Business Blog
  • 23 December 2022
  • Tiffany Carey

Podcasts for Improving your Small Business

The podcast industry is booming as it has become one of the best ways to educate yourself and keep up with the latest trends. The average podcast listener spends 6 hours and 39 minutes per week taking in podcasts for everything from advice to comedy to news. Small business advice is no exception. Think you don’t have time? You can listen to a podcast during a 30-minute lunchtime walk, and we’ll help you get started. Consider some of these podcasts to inspire you and improve your business:

woman listens to podcast on earbuds

Mixergy Startup Stories

Mixergy host Andrew Warner interviews successful startup founders from companies like Pixar, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, and Groupon. Warner’s company is an online hub of interviews and courses in which proven entrepreneurs share their experiences from startup to success. The podcast focuses on entrepreneurship, covering many topics, such as systemizing your business, creating a profitable startup, and mastering time management.

The Tim Ferriss Show

Tim Ferriss has been featured on shows like Oprah Winfrey and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He’s known for his successful books: “The 4-Hour Workweek,” “The 4-Hour Chef,” and “Tools of Titans,” which teach readers how to be satisfied with life by taking small steps toward reaching their goals. Tim’s podcast teaches you how to take risks and make the most of your career. The podcast doesn't just focus on your business or health but combines both aspects to get all the work-life balance information you need in one place.

The Small Business Radio Show

The Small Business Radio Show is a weekly podcast by Barry Moltz, a notable author, speaker, and professor specializing in small business and entrepreneurship. The show features topical interviews with business owners, experts, and other guests. The show aims to share real-world advice for small business owners with topics that cover all aspects of running a company, from hiring employees to marketing strategies and everything in between.

The Mind Your Business Podcast

Host James Wedmore is a seven-figure entrepreneur who believes that success in your small business is as much about mindset as your product or service. Learn how to follow your passion and make money by up-leveling your mindset, crafting an irresistible offer, and heeding advice from other successful entrepreneurs.

Masters of Scale

LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner, and legendary Silicon Valley investor Reid Hoffman delivers interviews and sage advice from CEOs from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack. Discover their stories of entrepreneurship that include failures, setbacks, and lessons learned. 

Small Business Tax Saving Podcast

A podcast explicitly designed for small business owners, the Small Business Tax Saving Podcast is hosted by Mike Jesowshek, licensed CPA and former CFO and co-founder of multiple companies. The show gives quick-hitting tips on how small businesses can save on taxes and overcome complex IRS rules. Jesowshek says his goal is to “ensure that (the small business owner) is paying the least amount in taxes as legally possible.”

As a small business owner, your time is valuable. Using podcasts to further your self-development and grow your business is a great way to get advice from top leaders without needing to add a line item to your budget.

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