Entrepreneur or not, if you’re looking to upskill yourself or just to get some fresh perspective, you can find it in these business podcasts.
Podcasts are our new favourite way to binge content – from true crime to comedy and even podcasts for anxiety. Our current favourite genre to listen to right now? Business-based ones. We love getting inspired with pearls of wisdom and tips and tricks on scaling a business. And if you’re looking to start a podcast of your own, why not find some inspiration from others? Whether you’re here to learn or just scouting for ideas, here’s a list of business podcasts to get you started.
Get inspiration from business podcasts
1. Good Business
Are you a fan of consciously led businesses that attempt to make a tremendous impact in the world? So is Chris Edwards. She’s such a fan that she created a whole podcast series so these businesses don’t go unnoticed. And thus, the Good Business podcast was born. It spotlights conscious companies that strive to maintain the delicate balancing act of having a profitable business while retaining sustainable and ethical practices. Learn from the business minds of CEOs and entrepreneurs like Christian Tan (director of Tanjong Beach Club), Alya Annabi (CEO of GreenPush), and Olivia Cotes-James (founder of Luuna). From creating award-winning NGOs to scaling a sustainable social media platform, these leaders have tips and tricks in spades.
Good Business, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts
2. How I Built This
Ever wonder how entrepreneurs and innovators think? Well, now you can. Host Guy Raz brings together the world’s best-known entrepreneurs and digs into the intricacies of how they tick. Discover the ups and downs that these business founders face and their unique stories. You can listen to interviews he’s done with Maureen Kelly (CEO of Tarte), Hamdi Ulukaya (CEO of Chobani), and Jimmy Wales (co-founder of Wikipedia).
How I Built This, available on Audible, Apple Podcasts, and Amazon Music
3. Marketing School
Want to learn more about marketing but have a short attention span? We can relate, and so do the hosts of Marketing School. Gurus Neil Patel and Eric Siu bring you bite-sized nuggets of marketing gold in this podcast. Learn about professional habits, marketing through a recession, and analyses on AI and its effects on advertising. There are currently over 2,000 episodes so if you’re in the mood to binge something, this podcast will be a cakewalk.
Marketing School, available on Spotify, YouTube, and SoundCloud
4. Masters of Scale
If you’re just starting your business (or if you’re working in a startup), you know that scalability is a hot topic of discussion. This podcast seeks out advice from Silicon Valley and beyond. It’s told in two formats. One is a narrative telling of host Reid Hoffman’s unconventional theories of business scaling. The other is a rapid fire response format with gems of advice from business leaders. And if you ever want to know more about the lessons the former POTUS Barack Obama learned during his term, you’ve found it. Listen in as the team speaks with the president to discuss strategic patience, hard work, and vision.
Masters of Scale, available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts
5. The Adrian Tan Show
As a self-proclaimed serial HR entrepreneur, Adrian Tan has always been fascinated by the recruitment sector. His writing in HR tech has now evolved into a podcast where he speaks about the Future of Work. And if you can’t get enough, check out his other podcast Work It. He gives us a 101 on how to navigate common issues related to corporate life. These range from workaholism to discussions of the 4-day work week concept.
The Adrian Tan Show, available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts
6. Marketing Over Coffee
If you’re looking to learn classic or new age marketing techniques, you can find them here. Every week, John J. Wall and Christopher S. Penn share marketing tips that you can only get during casual conversations outside the office. Topics covered include navigating social networks, search engine optimisation, email marketing and more. The best part? The episodes are only 20 minutes long. Which makes it the perfect entertainment for your daily commute.
Marketing Over Coffee, available on Spreaker and Spotify
7. The Investor’s Podcast
The team behind this podcast are a mix of investors, entrepreneurs, and professionals. So you know you’re going to get some expert advice here. They’re best known for the We Study Billionaires podcast that deep dives into the investment strategies of billionaires in the stock market. Other topics covered here include real estate, millennial investing, and cryptocurrency. Plus, the team hosts a slew of guests with varying business backgrounds. Expect the likes of private club owner Michael Sonnenfeldt, best-selling author Anne Duke, and Trey Lockerbie, the CEO of a beverage company.
The Investor’s Podcast, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube
Ready for a dose of inspiration? Pop in your headphones and tune in to these business podcasts now.