The great thing about technology is that it has afforded us many different ways to learn new things. Years ago, starting a new project or business meant a long period of research before you could begin to get off the ground. Now, you can hit the ground running and learn along the way. One of our favorite ways to do so is by listening to podcasts. They’re straightforward, conversational, and can be absorbed while on the go. If you’ve never been a podcast person before, we’ve made it easy for you to start. Read on for our list of the 10 best entrepreneur podcasts for 2022.
Best Entrepreneur Podcasts: 1. StartUp by Gimlet Media
“This is a series about what happens when someone who knows nothing about business starts one.” This is the tagline of the entrepreneurial documentary podcast hosted by Alex Blumberg and Lisa Chow. Season 1 revolves around the starting of Gimlet Media. Alex works with investors Chris Sacca and Matt Mazzeo, who help him to take his business venture from ideation to fully fledged startup. Not only is it inspiring, but it provides extremely actionable and valuable insight into the way that investors look at pitches from small businesses.
Best Entrepreneur Podcasts: 2. a16z by Andreessen Horowitz
The a16z podcast is a podcast by Future focused on technology and innovation and it can be very useful for gleaning information about creating and marketing in a digital world. Notable episode topics include the TikTok algorithm, NFTs, and crypto networks. This is probably one of the best podcasts for tech startups as it will help you stay up to date about the industry in order to incorporate strong trends and perhaps even create solutions for potential customers. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.
Best Entrepreneur Podcasts: 3. Duct Tape Marketing by John Jantsche
This podcast is produced by the Duct Tape Marketing company, which works with small business owners in order to help them grow their businesses and with marketing consultants and coaches interested in implementing the Duct Tape Marketing system themselves. The podcast consists of interviews between founder John Jantsch and various authors, thought leaders, and business and marketing experts. If you’re looking for an inspirational podcast with advice from people with a proven track of success, this is the one for you. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts as well as the company website.
Best Entrepreneur Podcasts: 4. From Scratch by Jessica Harris
From Scratch is a weekly podcast dedicated to highlighting entrepreneurs in different industries. Jessica Harris interviews leaders in the business, social, entertainment, and arts sectors in order to learn more about their inspiration, struggles, circles of support, and major wins. If you’ve been thinking about setting out on the entrepreneurial journey, this podcast will give you the opportunity to delve into what the road has looked like for others who have successfully done so themselves. The wide range of guests means that you can likely find someone connected to your venture, whether you’re starting an eCommerce business or building a digital marketing agency. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.
Best Entrepreneur Podcasts: 5. How I Built This by Guy Raz
In partnership with NPR, Guy Raz goes behind the scenes of well-known companies in conversations with their innovative founders and owners. Some of the podcast’s stirring guests have included Matt Mullenweg of WordPress, Jason Citron of Discord, Telfar Clemens and Babak Radboy of Telfar, and Andy Puddicombe and Rich Pierson of Headspace. There are also restaurant owners, fashion designers, and more among the impressive lineup. Listening to a few episodes may even lead you to check out Raz’s book of the same name based on the very successful radio series. In the meantime, you can find How I Built This on Wondery, Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.
Best Entrepreneur Podcasts: 6. Mixergy by Andrew Warner
Andrew aims to get into the real stories behind how companies made it with this podcast dedicated to entrepreneurs. He has spoken with a slew of guests who offer advice on everything from marketing to Gen Z, to utilizing tech in the hospitality industry, to the rise of Airbnb. The episodes are long, but they are filled with beneficial information. Mixergy is currently available on Apple Podcasts.
Best Entrepreneur Podcasts: 7. The EcomCrew Podcast with Mike Jackness and Grant Yuan
If you’re starting an eCommerce business then this podcast should be a priority for you. It’s hosted by Mike Jackness and David Bryant, co-founders of the EcomCrew blog. The podcast serves as a platform for the hosts to share advice and lessons based on what has worked for them as eCommerce professionals. Instead of consistently interviewing different guests, they cover a range of relevant topics between the two of them while periodically inviting outside professionals to weigh in. Topics covered include business scaling, procuring funding, holiday marketing, and updates about industry giants such as Amazon. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and their own website.
Best Entrepreneur Podcasts: 8. Content Inc with Joe Pulizzi
This bite-sized podcast is geared towards startups and entrepreneurs who want to propel their businesses through content marketing. Each episode is only 5 minutes long and covers subjects such as content marketing strategies, how to manage burnout, and even dealing with NFTs as a content creator. Despite the short-form nature of his podcast, Pulizzi has a total of over 200 hours of advice available for those looking to genuinely engage their audience. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, contentinc.io, and more.
Best Entrepreneur Podcasts: 9. Social Media Marketing with Michael Stelzner
Michael Stelzner is the founder of Social Media Examiner, a digital resource created to help small business marketers navigate social media in order to take their businesses to the next level. The weekly podcast features interviews with industry experts curated to help listeners sith everything from creating effective Facebook ads to avoiding content creation burnout. Each episode hovers around 45 minutes, the perfect length for a round trip commute or a work from home soundtrack. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and more.
Best Entrepreneur Podcasts: 10. Perpetual Traffic By Kasim Aslam and Ralph Burns
Perpetual Traffic is produced by Digital Marketer, a company that offers certifications, workshops, and bootcamps on effective digital marketing strategies for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and any aspiring digital marketing specialist. On the podcast, Kasim Aslam and Ralph Burns come together to share paid traffic strategies that can help businesses gain more leads and sales. SEO tips, ad optimization, and YouTube monetization are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the topics covered by the hosts and their interviewees. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.
All of these podcasts are readily available for free so there’s no time to waste when it comes to soaking up the knowledge that these industry leaders are just giving away! If you prefer an old fashioned book, we’ve got a comprehensive list of those too. No matter how you do it, it’s important to always be learning new strategies and internalizing wisdom from people who have already been down your path before.
—by Bree Ogaldez
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