The best way to stave off mediocrity and stagnation is through continuing education; and since education isn’t limited to classroom learning anymore, entrepreneurs and businessmen alike have started tuning in to podcasts.
For those of you who don’t know what Podcasts are, they are a series of audio or video files you can download and listen to. Any individual owning a smartphone and access to the web can listen to a podcast and therefore this medium is making a comeback.
We at Merrchant have handpicked the top 71 business podcasts for entrepreneurs and businessmen so that they can draw inspiration from the top influencers and gain valuable insights and learn about the upcoming trends straight from the experts.
From being a successful British entrepreneur to being a remarkable keynote speaker and an author of a best-selling book, Chris Ducker is an eager beaver.
Ducker’s personal take on what it takes to be a personal brand entrepreneur in the 21st century leaves you immensely inspired.
He coaches about everything from building a brand to learning to delegate like a pro, creating and launching online products and services to marketing yourself as a huckleberry all in a span of twenty to thirty minutes.
You’ll be hooked up to Youpreneur FM in no time and will earnestly wait for a next weekly release!
Help My Business
Popularly known as “The Daily Show for Entrepreneurs”, Andrew Lock and Chris Farrell’s podcast, Help My Business has a lot to offer for small businesses, especially when it comes down to marketing. Packed with playful sarcasm, dry British humor, irreverence with a perfect blend of both entertainment and clever marketing insights, let Andrew Lock and Chris Farrell teach you all about building a better business and stand out from the crowd.
Angie Lee is going to be your wicked, hilarious and smart business BFF you always wanted as she speaks the language of “boss babes” in her extremely funny and relatable podcast. Angie will have you laugh your head off by the end of the episode where she gets candid and shares her personal story and shows women how to upgrade their life be it from their loser ex-boyfriend (straight to George Clooney mind you) or money.
Helping women live a rich and happy life is Angie’s forte.
The former producer for This American Life, co-founder of NPR’s Planet money and an award-winning radio journalist, Alex Blumberg along with his co-host Lisa Chow get real about what it really takes to start your own business and the struggles you face while getting it off the ground.
The series is divided into episodes that last about half an hour and are released every week. If that wasn’t enough to impress you already, then here’s something really special: they are now on Spotify’s new podcast channel. It couldn’t get any better, could it?
If there’s one podcast that will leave you utterly inspired and fill your soul with a sense of moving forward, then it is Eventual Millionaire.
Jamie Masters interviews real millionaire entrepreneurs so that the audience can learn from their success, failures and make use of their expert advice.
Entrepreneur on Fire
Fire up your podcast list with this seven day a week business podcast by John Lee Dumas as he gets real with today’s most successful entrepreneurs. Listen to Pat Flynn, Tim Ferriss, Gary Vaynerchuk, Seth Godin’s worst entrepreneurial moments and the lessons they learned from them and how they created that into a successful idea. This podcast is not only highly captivating but also gives you actionable advice and deep insights into the lives of eighteen hundred extraordinary individuals. That’s a lot, isn’t it?
Everyone knows about Tim Ferriss-the man who is the author of the bestselling book “The 4-Hour Workweek…in 30 minutes”- and a self-experimenter who assesses world-class performers from varied professions and diverse areas like pro sports, investing, chess, etc. to discover the tricks and tips his listeners can use.
Marketing Over Coffee
Casual and conversational, Marketing Over Coffee is a weekly audio program where John J. wall discusses both the new and classic Marketing along with his co-host Christopher S. Penn.
Recorded and released every Thursday morning, each show lasts about twenty to forty minutes and is full of tips relating to a range of topics from SEO to social marketing, Lead generation to Machine learning, copywriting, etc. Regular listeners say that they never miss an episode.
If you want to know what it actually feels like to be an entrepreneur, then you must listen to Rob and Sherry Wailing on their weekly show. Both Rob and Sherry come from strikingly different areas of expertise and the difference of perspectives is what makes this show so unique!
While Sherry happens to be a psychologist with an expertise in trauma work, Rob happens to be a serial entrepreneur.
You have to see the duo in action and let them tell you how to handle the mental and emotional side of a startup.
Build a Better Agency
Drew McLellan is the owner and host of this weekly podcast that attracts agency owners and leaders from across the globe. Drew interviews guests who have an unmatched expertise in sales and management- areas that are critical to such agencies in a style which can be only described as “empathetic”.
Every podcast runs for about half an hour to forty-five minutes and always includes a tip or two that you can immediately implement to enhance your agency.
The show is hosted by entrepreneur, vlogger, investor, public speaker and CEO, Gary Vaynerchuk and you will find a mix of keynote speeches on business and marketing, snippets from my DAILYVEE video series, fireside chats, interviews and of course, my #AskGaryVee show episodes.
Watch the most audacious entrepreneur get candid about entrepreneurship, marketing, and social media.
You’ll never miss an episode of this podcast if you are looking forward to creating, launching and selling an online course. Mariah Coz and Megan Minns get into the nitty-gritty details of running a thriving online course business by sharing their personal business experiences with other entrepreneurs.
The Side Hustle Show
This podcast is a goldmine for students and part-time entrepreneurs who are looking for actionable tips, business ideas, and killer strategies to start their own business or for individuals who are just searching for ways to mint some extra money.
Nick Loper is a gem and has made sure no topic gets left out. From how to start a business and make money- online and offline- to how to convert it into a flourishing business, he has it all.
The Investors Podcast: We Study Billionaires
This podcast seeks to find out what makes billionaires ‘billionaires’. The show hosts Stig Broderson and Preston Pysh read and talk about the most influential books for billionaires and also discuss investing habits, money and more about popular billionaires like Ray Dalio, Warren Buffet to name a few.
Edge of the Web
Hosted by Erin Sparks and Tom Brodbeck, this podcast features a lot of topics revolving around Internet Marketing like Search Engine Optimization, Social Media, Search Engine Marketing, Email Marketing, Content Marketing and much more.
If you are involved in digital marketing, then you definitely want to tune in to this hour-long extremely enlightening podcast.
The Top with Nathan Latka
The show that prides itself as iTunes #1 startup podcast, Nathan Latka’s podcast is hard to miss. The title befits the show as Latka interviews only the top entrepreneurs of the industry.
Latka dives straight in and his dramatic story-telling style keeps you on the edge till the very end. With strategies and proven tactics that cover all macro and micro level problems, his guests are often found glued to their headphones twenty minutes a day, seven days a week!
Brett Regan and David Brickley are co-owners of STN Digital, that happens to be a full-service digital marketing agency based in San Diego.
Brett and David interview other entrepreneurs and discover their business journeys in a very casual yet fast-paced manner and discuss their findings and developments in the business world, and latest news especially in the tech industry.
Smart Passive Income
This podcast revolves around a concept that not only revolutionizes people’s lives in business rather revolutionizes their lives as a whole.
Hosted by Pat Flynn, the show teaches you how you can create passive income streams so that you don’t have to worry about money and you can concentrate on what you really want to do in life whether it’s sitting comfortably at home or traveling the world.
Packed with killer marketing tips and tricks, online business and blogging strategies, and income sources you will unquestionably be ahead of the curve with your online blog or business.
Pat isn’t a millionaire but has a six-figure salary all generated with his passive income strategies. Pretty cool, eh?
Budget and Cents
Carrie Smith and Cait Flanders give practical advice on budgeting and business. While Cait managed to pay off a whopping $30,000 in debt, Smith managed to pay off $14,000 in consumer debt by selling off almost all their possessions and they open up about it in their blog.
Host Farnoosh Torabi happens to be an award-winning financial strategist, bestselling author, and a TV host and bring to you the most inspiring money stories and strategies straight from today’s top authors, business minds and influencers.
Hear from Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington and learn about their wins, failures, habits, financial philosophies and secret guilty pleasures.
These Are My People
Hosted by Rachel Green, Ryan Davis, and Brad Wilke, this podcast primarily attracts artists and creative professionals. The trio interviews authors, musicians, filmmakers, creative entrepreneurs and offers solutions and strategies that help to find, build, and maintain your audience.
Alan Taylor delights his audience with vital information necessary to grow business through thought-provoking interviews and practical advice.
Each new episode is aired every week and is packed with insights on topics like finance, marketing, technology, business management and more, to help you sharpen your existing business skills, boost your brand’s influence and discover new growth opportunities.
The Career Relaunch
If you have been considering changing careers and need guidance, clarity, and support, The Career Relaunch is the podcast you ought to tune in to. Hosted by Joseph Liu, the podcast has insightful reviews and shares stories of entrepreneurs who took the leap.
The raw, unconventional career stories, daunting experiences and informative tales will give you the courage to through the career transition.
This show introduces you to the most fascinating individuals on the planet. With weekly lesson-like video interviews of individuals who are at the top of their game- members of the parliament, Hollywood actors, CEOs of billion-dollar organizations- you get to learn how you can take your health, wealth and relationships on a totally new level.
Trust me, it’s more than just a podcast.
Andrew Warner probes veteran entrepreneurs, successful business founders and thought leaders to open up and answer uncomfortable questions so that the audience can draw insights from their success and failures.
Tune in for the show because the ideas and stories shared on this podcast are very gripping and powerful, to say the least.
Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield
Amy Porterfield evidently has a lot to say when it comes to Online marketing and her episodes are varied and cover every aspect of online marketing- packed with step-by-step guides, case studies, mini marketing masterclass, and comprehensive overviews- to answer all your questions.
Amy digs deep into the ever-evolving field of online marketing with A-list marketing experts like John Lee Dumas, Marie Forleo, Russell Brunson, Rick Mulready to help you start, scale and automate your online business so that you can generate more profits and turn that side hustle into a long lasting business.
Startups For The Rest of Us
This podcast series is for all the developers, entrepreneurs and designers who are looking forward to launching software products. It is aimed at assisting all those individuals who have an idea for a software product or are early-stage entrepreneurs who have just launched a product.
Rob Walling and Mike Taber guide entrepreneurs and help them avoid all the mistakes they made while they began their journeys.
Having had the opportunity to work with some of the best business people in the world ranging from Tony Robbins to Michael Hyatt, Ray Edwards helps individuals start, run and grow their own internet-based business.
Unlike all other podcasts, Tick Tock runs for only three to seven minutes and covers a specific tool for busy marketers and entrepreneurs who cannot take out time to analyze the myriad of web tools, apps, and software that will help you save money and time.
Tune in with Sean and James as they bring you fresh, unfiltered reviews and thoughts about all the resources you ought to use.
The best part though? You can catch three episodes per week even while you’re busy as a bee.
PNR: This Old Marketing
If you want to know what worked decades ago in the marketing industry and how you can still use it in today’s technology-driven world, then you must devote an hour to Robert Rose and Joe Pulizzi’s podcast that features almost everything about content marketing.
Both Rose and Pulizzi are popular in the content marketing space and from ranting to raving, this podcast is very informative and highly entertaining.
The Fizzle Show
Co-hosts Chase Reeves, Barrett Brooks and Corbett Barr provide juicy content in a very positive and upbeat manner which not only makes it fun but also very amusing.
The honest insights on self-employment, modern business essentials, productivity, motivation, blogging, content marketing and other areas will definitely you engaged.
Starve the Doubts
Undoubtedly, Kimanzi Constable and Jared Easley have an apt name for their show. The show starts a guest on the “hot seat” who enlightens the listeners by sharing their anecdotes. The conversations include topics related to online business, personal and professional development.
This podcast primarily focuses on providing entrepreneurs the tools they need to reach, develop and expand their audience and make more money. Hosted by Laurel Staples and David Hooper, the show delivers time-tested strategies that actually work.
WOW Small Business
Bryan Orr is very picky when it comes down to what must go on on his podcast and therefore only focuses on topics he would listen to (if he were the part of the audience).
The show focuses on a bunch of topics like finance, HR, marketing, technology, IT, leadership, tools and training, etc. and is packed with stories, tips and tricks that are bound to leave you inspired.
This podcast will show you how you can start a business when you have no idea, experience or even money for that matter. Entrepreneurs share their tales of hard work and success and how they made it big without magic bullets or silver spoons.
This show is a perfect example of how using the right strategies and hustling will help you achieve anything. But the best part though? You can create a custom action guide for every single episode that will guide you and tell you the exact steps you have to take to reach your goal.
The Startup Chat
Each twenty to thirty-minute episode of this show guarantees that you get the best tips for building your own business. Show hosts Hilten Shah and Steli Efti are successful entrepreneurs and their actionable advice and unfiltered insights must not be missed.
This show emphasizes on ordinary women who do extraordinary things because they have the grit to embrace the unknown.
Show host Majo Molfino calls upon impressive guests from a wide range of fields from designing to writing and careers to wellness, Majo has you covered. Key themes of the show include leadership, women, creativity, inspiration, confidence, motivation, spirituality and self-help.
Duct Tape Marketing
John Jantsch is one of America’s leading small business marketing experts and hosts interviews with authors, thought leaders, and other experts and shares beneficial tips, tricks and resources to help small businesses market simplify and grow.
Zero to Scale
Justin McGill and Greg Hickman bring you weekly updates on how you can increase the monthly revenue of their business. Both Justin and Greg are entrepreneurs and share insights about the lessons they learn as they grow their business, the wins and losses associated with it and on how they are building their bootstrapped businesses from zero to more than twenty thousand dollars per month in recurring revenue.
If you are looking for an honest and transparent view of the growth of the business, then guess what? You’ve got plenty to learn.
The School of Greatness
Guests on Lewis Howes podcast are the most brilliant business minds, influential celebrities and world-class athletes who help you find out what makes great people great. Lewis has taught thousands of individuals how to build their business by sharing profound stories.
Tim Paige unveils the marketing secrets and the inner workings of one of the country’s hottest software startups: Leadpages.
Discover how this Inc 500 Organization with over 40,000 paying customers (and growing) find, convert and retain their customers. The fresh and fascinating podcast provides a clear understanding of marketing success, by providing the leaders a never-seen-before behind-the-scenes of a deeply-experienced and a booming digital marketing team.
I Hate My Boss
The name of the show is hard to miss and there is absolutely no going back once you are addicted to the comedic point of reference for the listeners’ queries.
If you are dealing with some issues at your workplace or simply need some guidance, then relax and listen to the advice of Oprah Winfrey, Nike and more.
The Growth Show
This show is an incredible source of information as entrepreneurs and executives share stories on what it’s like to grow an idea, a movement, a team or a business to extraordinary heights. Every week they sit down with someone who has achieved extraordinary growth and unravel how they did it.
How to Start a Startup
This show offers unique ‘lectures’ from profound individuals Dustin Moskovitz, Sam Altman, Peter Theil, Alfred Lin, Patrick and John Collison, Kevin Hale, Aaron Levie, Alex Schultz, Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz, Ron Conway, Kirsty Nathoo and more.
The show functions the way higher education should and includes live individuals as well as slide presentations at Stanford.
All in: Elevating Your Leadership game
If you want to learn what it takes to elevate your leadership game in today’s world, then tune in to this show as it features interviews with leaders of global affairs and businesses who eagerly share their advice and stories.
Alicia Dunams manages to guide individuals to launch a profitable online business that generates money even while you sleep and has successfully coached and motivated thousands of entrepreneurs across the globe to pay big and live the life they always desired.
This Week in Startups
You don’t want to miss Jason Calacanis and his group of guest experts most interesting and outrageous stories from the world of Web companies.
With his trademark blunt style and good humor, Jason shares an insider’s look at what’s happening in the tech industry and keeps you updated with the trends in the Silicon Valley and beyond.
Glambition Radio with Ali Brown
Women are undoubtedly changing the business world by rewriting the rules for business success and making money and that’s exactly what Ali Brown showcases in her podcast by hosting one-on-one interviews with some of the most astounding women like Kathryn Minshew, Nicole Lapin, Kara Goldin, Alexa Von Tobel and Cindy Whitehead.
These women are perfect examples of strong headed and passionate individuals who found their calling, created products they personally felt the need for in the market and adhered to their values in the process.
New episodes air every week and the major theme revolves around silencing our nagging instincts that stop us from doing new things simply because they haven’t been done before.
Beyond the To-Do List
Erik Fisher converses with real people who have implemented productivity strategies in their personal and professional lives.
Tune in to this inspiring and refreshing show and learn how others succeed (and fail) at daily productivity, mistakes to be avoided to move forward in life.
This podcast is designed to provide you with all the marketing skills you need to take your marketing game to the next level. Eric Siu and Neil Patel get right down to it and give you actionable marketing advice every single day.
Hosted by two entrepreneurs- Dan Andrews and Ian Schoen- this show will become the staple of your weekly listening.
Both Dan and Ian share stories of entrepreneurs who are not only building businesses but are in it for more than just the bottom line profits.
Dreams in Drive
If you want to convert your entrepreneurial dreams into reality, then Dreams and Drive is the show you ought to listen to. Show host Rana Campbell chats with a successful entrepreneur and draws out valuable tips and tricks for success, motivation, branding, and sometimes just general life tips perfect for creative and lifestyle entrepreneurs.
Learn how to take out your dreams from Park and put them into Drive.
This podcast focuses on opportunities for entrepreneurs in the field of digital marketing through practical and thought-provoking monologues and interviews on strategic topics like product pricing, positioning, promotion, and packaging.
Increase your income by being your own boss and by listening to the Entrepreneur Effect.
Aliya Januja’s monthly podcast showcases the stories of successful women and reached the pinnacle of success. They share the struggles of how they found and followed their passions, built and grew their brands, developed innovative means of self-expression and learned to take care of themselves in the process.
The show is unrehearsed and raw and is a proof of the power women have to take control of their careers and life.
This is Your Life
Hosted by Michael Hyatt this show is devoted to international leadership and helps you work with greater focus, lead with exceptional influence and with more passion.
Cashflow Ninja w/ M.C. Laubscher
If you want to know how you can generate and protect your wealth, then tune in with M. C. Laubscher as he coaches you on how you can build your own safety net.
Popular show topics include: wealth strategies, real estate investing, online business, online marketing and publishing, entrepreneurship and business, stock trading, lifestyle business, investment strategies, asset protection strategies estate planning strategies and many other topics that guide you how to create, grow and optimize your cash flow in today’s economy.
1 Day Business Breakthrough
Each episode of this show features one real-life business owner who shares their most heart-wrenching struggle stories and is then followed by a fifteen-minute “hotseat” where Chris Ducker and Pat Flynn go back and forth to develop strategies, tactics, tips, and brainstorm and share ideas with the audience.
She Did It Her Way
Host Amanda Boleyn is an inspiring entrepreneur who took a chance, broke norms, prioritized her own needs and wants and became a successful business owner and is now determined to motivate other women to do the same.
This podcast gives a chance to the audience to see the business world from a woman’s perspective and realize women are capable of moving mountains only if they want to.
Unemployable: Advice for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs
Brain Chuck converses with self-starters ranging from Jenny Blake to Gary Vaynerchuk about everything from ‘designing your life’ to playing the long game, as well as shares his personal anecdotes as an eight-time entrepreneur.
Notable topics include automated marketing, maximizing time off and other techniques freelancers, coaches, entrepreneurs and consultants can bring into play to achieve happiness and success.
This podcast prides itself on being one of the top 10 podcasts for marketers as it helps you discover new ideas and keeps you updated with what’s really working in the ever-changing, real world of marketing.
Show host Douglas Burdett gives his audience practical marketing tips, tactics and insights by hosting interviews with authors that helps them become a smarter and a better marketer.
Hosted by Cortney Cleveland and Joymarie Parker the show focuses on young professionals and serves a lighthearted dose of difficult career conversations in a very entertaining manner.
Natalie Eckdahl’s woman-centric podcast showcases inspiring stories from different fields of industries. They run the gamut from product, service, tech, brick and mortar business and share their struggles and how they maintain their success.
Widely acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses pop culture, science and more on his comedic podcast- StarTalk Radio.
This show is undoubtedly a great source of information for someone who is interested in tech and future as Tyson chats with some of the hottest names in the tech industry such as Alexis Ohanian and Elon Musk.
It’s a shame if you are into web design and aren’t already hooked up to this podcast. The show drops an episode every week and highlights some of the best African-American graphic designers, developers and web designers from across the globe.
Tune in with Maurice Cherry as she narrates stories, draws insights and inspiration from the industry’s best creatives like Professor Anne H. Berry and Karla Cole.
The Quote of the Day Show
The show is hosted by entrepreneur and money expert Sean Croxton and he makes sure this becomes your daily dose of inspiration and motivation. Every quote is followed by a brief audio clip for that profound impact on the listeners.
With new episodes dropping over Monday through Friday, the positive attitude and infectious energy of Sean and his guests like Zig Ziglar, Jack Canfield, and James Altuchur empowers the listeners in a very thought-provoking manner.
How I Built This with Guy Raz
A narrative journey about idealists, innovators, and entrepreneurs about their dreams and the movements they have created. Raz talks to famous founders like Joe Gebbia, Mike Krieger (and their brands) and deeply analyzes their anecdotes.
If you need help in the field of business and well-being, you’ve tuned in to the right show. Oprah Winfrey lines up her favorite interviews with authors, leaders, spiritual luminaries, wellness experts, and entrepreneurs to guide you and help you find the answers you’ve been seeking all this while.
Pitching is a vital component of launching a business and Josh Muccio brings to you the best method to learn how to pitch i.e. by observing aspiring entrepreneurs pitch to real investors.
The audience gets to see the nitty-gritty details of what happens before, during and after of a pitch and teaches you what you ought to do (or what not to do in some cases) during a pitch.
Outside In with Charles Trevail
Charles provides his audience with a fresh look at the philosophies and strategies of some of the world’s most customer-centered brands. Recent episodes of the show have featured Jet.com, Hyatt hotels, and even Lego.
You get to learn the brand strategies from the best as Charles examines the ways in which these organizations develop products, manage customer relationships and more.
Guests include leaders from media, business, and academia who emphasize the importance of being a customer-inspired organization and include the best practices on how to get there.
Better Than Success
If there’s anything that could be better than success it is knowing that you pulled yourself by the bootstraps and learned the skills, disciplines, and strategies required to get there. Nicole Purvy shares more than success stories in a thematic manner and teaches her listeners the Art of Success.
The Agents of Change
Rich Brook’s ‘The Agents of Change’ podcast is every marketer’s dream guide as it includes everything from SEO to media marketing.
Brook interviews leading marketers from around the world to get their insider tips and tricks to help you increase your online visibility, drive more qualified traffic to your site and then convert that traffic into leads and business.
In other words, if you are looking to reach more of your ideal customers to build your business, you must subscribe to this amazing podcast.
Tune in to Chris Hogan’s podcast and watch him turn the tables on how people think about retirement. According to him, retirement isn’t an age, rather it’s a number and therefore you should make smart decisions when it comes to saving up for your retirement in order to live the carefree life you always wanted to live.
Chris covers topics like investing, building wealth, saving, budgeting, and almost everything else that you’ll ever need to win long-term. It doesn’t matter if you’re 30 or 50 because this podcast is going to change your life!
The best thing about podcasts is that you can tune into them anytime and from anywhere and have access to all the best advice in the world at your fingertips.
Immersing yourself in these ideas will help you build the skills and gain knowledge to take your business to the next level.
So make sure you note the best bits as there’s too much valuable information to be absorbed and applied.
Listen to any of the podcasts to ensure you spend your days in good company!