Every successful business leader and entrepreneur has had to master the art of learning through listening to those with more knowledge and experience.
In fact, they’ll probably tell you that taking advice from mentors and others who have achieved success, helped drive their own success. But for some people, having a personal mentor is, for one reason or another, not feasible. For those people, and others looking for on-demand expert advice, there’s podcasts!
Podcasts are almost always free and provide an excellent resource that everyone should take advantage of. But with all the buzz and noise out there, how does a busy entrepreneur ever hope to sort through it all? No worries– We’ve scoured the web and found 15 stellar podcasts that can help you bolster your entrepreneurial skills and convert ideas into cash flow.
1. ENTREPRENEUR ON FIRE
Probably one of the best podcasts for young entrepreneurs, John Lee Dumas’ “Entrepreneur On Fire” aims to articulate the ideas of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs seven days a week. Each podcast tells the story of a business owner or entrepreneur who managed to figure out how to take their business to the next level. With guests such as Guy Kawasaki, Tim Ferris, Seth Godin and many other highly successful entrepreneurs, it’s no wonder that this podcast is so incredibly popular.
2. THE TIM FERRISS SHOW
Hosted by renowned author Tim Ferriss, “The Tim Ferris Show” is the #1 business podcast on all of iTunes and offers a look into the lives of the highest paid people on earth. In each episode, Ferriss reveals the various tools and tips these people used to achieve massive success. It can give you some perspective on what you need to do to get your business off the ground. Some of his prior guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Robbins, Peter Thiel (billionaire investor), Neil Strauss (7x NYT bestselling author), Josh Waitzkin (chess prodigy), and many, many more.
3. SMART PASSIVE INCOME
Hosted by Pat Flynn, the “Smart Passive Income Podcast” is a top-ranking business podcast in iTunes and has been featured in the New York Times. In each podcast, Flynn tackles how to increase cash-flow by making key adjustments to your marketing scheme, blogging, and lifestyle. In addition to featuring Flynn’s advice, he also hosts guests such as industry leaders and business owners.
4. EVENTUAL MILLIONAIRE
Jaime Tardy is the host of the famed “Eventual Millionaire” podcast. In her weekly podcast, she aims to show that the millionaires she interviews are just people, although they may have had different experiences in their lives and businesses. Each of her highly successful guests provide their best tactics and advice for growing your business, increasing profit, and finding happiness. Notable guests include Seth Godin, Tony Robbins, John Lee Dumas, Grant Cardone and many more.
Hosted by Andrew Warner, the “Mixergy” podcast features interviews with experienced mentors. Each of the more than 1,000 podcasts is essentially an interview with a founder who shares their tips, struggles, and keys to success. Throughout the interview, Warner extracts insights on how to overcome issues and conquer challenges.
6. LONDON REAL
Ex city trader Brian Rose is the host of the breakout UK based podcast “London Real.” With over 135 episodes and over 3 million YouTube views, the London Real podcast has become a magnet for entrepreneurs and business people all over the world. The episodes are often frank and include a single interview, unscripted, unedited and live. Some of the big names Rose has hosted include: George Galloway, Max Keiser, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Dorian Yates and many more.
7. THE FOUNDATION
“The Foundation” is hosted by mega entrepreneur Kevin Rose (founder of Digg). Showcasing interviews with influential founders, entrepreneurs and business leaders in the who’ve achieved massive success, guests discuss their ideas, their past, and their inspiration to do more.
8. CARDONE ZONE
Self-made millionaire Grant Cardone is the host of the weekly podcast “Cardone Zone” available for free at WhateverItTakesNetwork.com. Drawing on his extensive entrepreneurial expertise, Cardone offers “insights and advice to help the middle class break out and achieve true freedom in business, career and finance.” Hard-hitting, straight-forward, and in-your-face, the “Cardone Zone” is like no other business podcast.
9. WOMEN IN POWER
Actress Elena Cardone, wife of Grant Cardone, is the host of the inspiring podcast “Women in Power” also available at WhateverItTakesNetwork.com. The show is co-hosted by Katrina Campins who is a TV personality and finalist on the TV show The Apprentice. The 30 minute episodes showcase women in positions of power who are making big moves in business and life.
10. AMBITIOUS ENTREPRENEUR SHOW
The “Ambitious Entrepreneur Show” is hosted by Annemarie Cross and is aimed at helping new entrepreneurs breakout from the noise when so many others are trying to get into the market. Offering valuable tools and strategies, Cross makes it her business to help you get known for the best reasons possible.
11. THIS WEEK IN STARTUPS
“This Week In Startups” is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Jason Calacanis. In the podcast, Calacanis interviews major founders, CEO’s and investors mostly in tech. Through the advice of his guests, he offers aspiring and established entrepreneurs priceless information. Calacanis has interviewed industry leaders Mark Cuban, Travis Kalanick (Uber), Aaron Levie (Box) and many more.
12. THE $100 MBA
The $100 MBA daily podcast is hosted by Omar Zenhom and offers a chance to “get better at business with our daily 10 minute business lessons for the real world.” Boasting “no fluff” interviews with industry experts, the podcasts are laser-focused on educating listeners on business, marketing, technology, and more.
13. MARKETING SMARTS
MarketingProfs, a leading marketing blog and education organization, operates this weekly podcast. Covering a specific topic for 30 minutes, each episode features one expert and the host, Kerry O’Shea Gorgone. What makes this podcast differ from the rest is the fact that each episode really focuses in on a particular niche, making it’s content highly actionable and useful for entrepreneurs in many industries.
14. THE ENTREPRENEUR’S RADIO SHOW
The aptly titled “Entrepreneur’s Radio Show” is a podcast focusing on guests who are self-made millionaires or leading corporate entrepreneurs. These high performers and industry leaders offer listeners advice to grow their businesses. With topics ranging from creating an emotional experience for your customers to harnessing ingenuity, there’s bound to be an podcast for you.
15. RICH DAD RADIO SHOW WITH ROBERT KIYOSAKI
Highly successful author, investor, and businessman Robert Kiyosaki’s thought-provoking and rebellious point of view make his weekly “Rich Dad Radio Show” a truly entertaining experience. Whether he’s talking about money, entrepreneurship, or real estate, his advice is as good as gold. Kiyosaki has investments and businesses in almost every industry, so every entrepreneur and business person can find something for them.
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