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31 of the Best Podcasts For Creating the Well-Rounded Entrepreneur

As small business entrepreneurs we know two things for certain: 1) If we stop learning we will stop growing and 2) Time is our enemy. For those looking for a way to utilize 'idol' time - time spent driving, trudging on the treadmill or cleaning the house (yes...that's when I listen!!) - podcasts provide the perfect way to fill the time with information that can help you learn just about anything, including how to grow your business, better manage your finances and live a balanced life.

But with so many podcasts out there, how do you weed through them to find the ones that not only provide valuable information but are entertaining? To help, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite podcasts and listed them out by category for you. Whether you are looking for Entrepreneur & Startup, Marketing & Social Media, Finance, Technology or Work-Life Balance & Productivity, we've listed out the podcasts that we think you should definitely take a listen to... at least once!

Entrepreneur & Startup Podcasts

 

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Breaking Down Your Business
Brad Farris & Jill Salzman tackle the most complex small business questions of our day. "Why can't I hire competent employees?" "How do I make more money without driving myself nuts?" All wrapped up in 20 mins of 41% mediocre business advice and 54% tomfoolery. It's the ultimate business owner podcast.

 

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Entrepreneur on Fire
Entrepreneur On Fire is a podcast created for you, the Serial Entrepreneur, Side-Preneur, or Small Business Owner. If you are looking for inspiration, motivation, and ACTIONABLE advice during your daily commute, workout, or "me" time, John Lee Dumas delivers 7-days a week. Each episode brings you a successful Entrepreneur who shares their journey: Their failures, AH-HA moments, successes, and much more. Each episode ends with THE LIGHTNING ROUND where John extracts priceless resources and action steps for you

 

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The Tim Ferriss Show
Hosted by Tim Ferriss, 4-hour expert (The 4-Hour Work Week & The 4-Hour Body), and noted as one of iTunes Best of 2014 Podcasts, the Tim Ferris Show deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics and tricks you can use.

 

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pat_flynnPat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Blog reveals all of his online business and blogging strategies, income sources and killer marketing tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve with your online business or blog. Automation, outsourcing, crowdsourcing, search engine optimization, building authority and trust, niche sites, social media, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasting, eBooks, online courses, affiliate marketing, getting things done and everything that works (and doesn't work) to help you better understand how to crush it with your online business.

 

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Seth Godin's Startup School Seth Godin is a thought leader in the marketing and business world. In this rare live recording, hear Seth as he guides thirty entrepreneurs through a workshop exploring how they can build and run their dream business.

 

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Barry Moltz gets small businesses unstuck. He has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 15 years. Barry knows the formula for taking your company to the next level! This is a business radio show where we talk about all the craziness of small business. It’s that craziness that actually makes it exciting, interesting and totally unpredictable.

 

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Startup Grind
Startup Grind is a global community aimed at educating, mentoring, and connecting every entrepreneur in the world, and helping them understand how they can be successful. Their podcast gives their community another way to access an amazing library of interviews from the world's smartest and most successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Interviews are taken from their global series of live events, which are held in more than 100 cities in 50 countries.

 

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Empower America Hour
“Empower America Hour!” is a positive, weekly, one hour program built on the premise America is the greatest country in the world. The show celebrates free enterprise and asserts the American dream is alive and well to those with the courage and determination to embrace it. This message is at the heart of the show, hosted by Phil R. Taylor, who interviews leading experts who educate, entertain, and inspire the listeners toward their goals and dreams.

 

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How to Start A Startup
Sam Altman and the folks from Y Combinator offer up an amazing course in "How To Start A Startup" at Stanford. Course includes lectures from: Sam Altman, Dustin Moskovitz, Paul Graham, Adora Cheung, Peter Thiel, Alex Schultz, Kevin Hale and many others!

 

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Mixergy
Launched by Andrew Warner, Mixergy isn't your run-of-the mill podcast. While there are interviews--almost 1,100 in fact--the real genius behind Mixergy is that founders from companies like Wikipedia or Groupon to teach courses. Why? Because Mixergy is on a mission to " to introduce you to doers and thinkers whose ideas and stories are so powerful that just hearing them will change you".

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  • Hi Carolyn,

    Thank you for sharing such a valuable lists of podcasts. Some of these I know of and a few others are new.

    I just started podcasting a few months ago to teach businesses how to leverage the internet. It’s amazing the growth it’s experiencing in a short time and how much more people tend to act from a podcast from a blog.

    It’s definitely something I wish I had done much sooner as I can create a podcast in a much shorter time span than a blog article.

    Thanks again for sharing. It’s my first time to this site and I’m coming from LinkedIn. I’m looking forward to reading more articles and engaging.

    ~ Don Purdum

  • Hi Carolyn, thanks for replying to me in your comment on LinkedIn and for asking me to share my podcast here. The link to the podcast is http://www.unveiltheweb.com/articles/

    Thanks again!!!!

    ~ Don Purdum