Locally Obsessed's Top 15 Binge Worthy Podcasts for Small Business Owners!
Podcasts are my new obsession.
If you listen, you already know how addictive they are and if you don’t you’ve probably said to yourself, “I should try downloading some for the commute”
If you haven’t yet tried listening to podcasts, DO IT..
I’ve always loved reading, documentaries, self help and talk radio and podcasts are a combo of all of the above.
As a person who spends 80% of their life in a car…okay maybe not that much time but A LOT, podcasts have been a game changer. Podcasts have also been a huge source of information in running my small business and in making general house hold chores way more enjoyable!
Why am I blabbing on about podcasts on what is supposed to be a Small Business Tips Wednesday? Because my Friends, this is where I have gained THE MOST knowledge on running my business.
I have read some great books (we will post about those another time) but podcasts are where I have found the most diverse community of knowledge, its sneaky learning, I pick up things without even knowing it!
So how does it work?
The easiest way to get a podcast on your Apple device is by using the built-in "Podcast" app. Search for the icon and click it to open the app.
On your Android phone or tablet
Download the Google Podcast app from the Android app store.
On your laptop or desktop computer
There are a number of ways to listen to podcasts on your laptop or desktop computer. The easiest way is by using iTunes (available for both PC and Mac).
Download the Stitcher app on your iphone or smartphone and search podcasts
Download the Spotify app on your iphone or smartphone and find the Podcasts tab
Lastly, you can visit the websites of podcasts you’d love to hear and check out their download options!
Most Podcasts are free, some have incentives to get bonus content, you can also donate to many on Patreon.
I usually start listening at the very beginning (first episode on the list) and work my way up to the newest episodes but how you listen is up to you!
There are many great and entertaining podcasts out there for any genre you can imagine.
The following is a list of my top 15 podcasts for small business and start up owners!
You may have heard of this one before, With millions of downloads and counting, the Goal Digger Movement is growing every day and is a HUGE help to female (and male) entrepreneurs. Weekly, host Jenna Kutcher brings you productivity tips, social media strategies, business hacks, and inspirational stories that can help you with your dream career. Jenna shares tips and hacks that she used to become a self-made millionaire in photography, online courses, Instagram sponsorships, and being a social media influencer. Along with sharing her best kept secrets, she interviews inspirational women in the industry who will share their best kept secrets too!
Not only is the podcast great but the Jenna Kutcher website has tons of free tools to help you grow your business! I would also suggest following Jenna Kutcher on Instagram and Facebook because she is constantly offering freebies there as well!
This podcast is such an easy listen and is definitely at the top of my list!
Chalene Johnson is a world-renowned motivational speaker with more than 30 years as a health expert. She is a best-selling author, health and lifestyle expert, and top health podcaster with over 20 million downloads of her show.
Build your tribe is hosted by Chalene and her son Brock. Whether you’re an experienced entrepreneur or hoping to quit your day job, this show has you covered. Build your Tribe brings 2 different perspectives on earning extra income and growing your online business to the next level. Get amazing tips to build social media, grow your email list, develop digital marketing strategies, boost automated sales and create additional streams of income! Learn to share your story and convert followers into loyal customers Enjoy expert guest interviews and quick episodes with actionable steps. Whether you’re a business owner, aspiring entrepreneur or someone who just wants to work on your side hustle, this is your show!
I realized a few months ago that as CEO of my own company I am going to have to really polish up my public speaking skills, even if I’m not going to be doing formal speeches in the future these tips and tricks can still work for day to day conversations as well!
If you want to have a laugh whilst learning how to increase your confidence and public speaking skills, for personal or business growth, then this podcast is for you! Sarah Archer shares strategies on how to speak and pitch using humour and performance. She also covers communicating with authenticity and power, influencing through copy, spoken word and body language, managing negative thoughts and anxiety, building authority and trust, story-telling and comedy secrets AND and time management!
The first two seasons follow stories of starting businesses. Season 1 is about the starting of Gimlet Media itself, and Season 2, a dating company called "Dating Ring" The 3rd season follows one business per episode. Season 4 began by following Gimlet Media again, then aired episodes focusing on other companies. Season 5 puts a new twist on the format. This season follows a startup church! Season 6 followed the making of the TV series created about the podcast and the most recent season covers the founding of Success Academy Charter Schools in NYC.
This Podcast is documentary style but there is a lot of take home from this series. It is addictive and useful to hear about the ups and downs of other businesses. Full disclosure here, this series inspired me to come up with Locally Obsessed’s next venture…which is still a huge secret ;)
Before Breakfast is a short easy to listen to podcast hosted by Laura Vanderkam. In each episode Laura covers a time management strategy or an answer to a listener’s schedule question.
Episodes are under 10 minutes long and teach listeners how to make the most of their time, both at work and at home by giving practical tools to feel less busy and get more done.
6.) Without Fail
Without Fail is from Gimlet media, the same company that brought us Startup. This podcast is a collection of candid conversations with entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and visionaries about their successes, and their failures, and what they learned from both.
Alex Blumberg is a great host and I truly enjoy listening to this show! There is so much to learn from the amazing people that are interviewed!
The Classy Career Girl Podcast is hosted by Anna Runyan, Anna is a former corporate consultant turned entrepreneur and each week she brings you inspiring lessons to help you find career fulfillment, work life balance and happiness! On this podcast, you will find a variety of training sessions, expert interviews and inspiring success stories!
8.) Do it Scared
Do It Scared is a weekly podcast hosted by Ruth Soukup. The goal of Do it Scared is to help you face your fears, overcome adversity, and create a life you love! Each week Ruth shares actionable strategies for greater productivity, motivation, entrepreneurship, creativity, fulfillment, success, and happiness. Ruth dives into those things that we are afraid of, and how they hold us back daily then focuses on actionable advice for how we can face our fears and overcome adversity in order to create a life we truly love. The podcast also features bi-weekly interviews with authors, influencers, and other guests !
This Podcast is the ultimate elaboration on my favourite quote, “be scared and do it anyway!”
Are you still with me? We are over half way through make sure to keep reading because these are in no particular order!
Marie Forleo was named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation and her goal is to help you become the person you most want to be. In this show, Marie and her guests share actionable strategies for greater happiness, success, motivation, creativity, productivity, love, health and fulfillment. Get inspired, grow stronger, more confident and create a business and life you genuinely love.
I especially love Marie’s interviews, her guests are like no others I’ve ever heard!
Just in case you prefer YouTube over podcasts these are actually just the audio from Marie’s YouTube channel MarieTv!
10.) The Lively Show
This is one of the first podcasts that I started listening to and it is a staple in my listening queue! The Lively show is a weekly podcast designed to uplift, inspire and add a little extra presence to your everyday.
11.) The Angie Lee Show
Angie Lee is a smart and witty host who will inspire you to make positive financial decisions, Angie is dedicated to sharing her story and showing women how to upgrade their relationship with money. Angie’s podcast helps women live a rich life in their business, health and relationships. This podcast is a must listen! Angie covers everything from marketing to entrepreneurship to money management to wellness and sales!
12.) Elise gets Crafty
Elise gets Crafty is a weekly podcast that talks mostly about creative small busines . On this show Elise share her knowledge of small business and thoughts on goal-setting, motivation and creativity.
13.) Hashtag Authentic
Hashtag Authentic is a weekly podcast exploring the secrets to online success for dreamers, makers and creatives. Host, Sara Tasker guides you through the lessons and strategies she used to grow her audience using practical tips and inspiring stories, Sara. Listen every Wednesday for interviews with trailblazing creatives and an insider's view of all things Instagram, blogging, social media and beyond.
Style Your Mind is a podcast for success-driven women who want to design their thoughts, empower themselves, and build a beautiful life and career. Hosted by life coach and author Cara Alwill Leyba, this show is for every woman on the edge of change who is ready to reinvent herself, elevate her thinking, and transform her life. Join Cara each week for powerful conversations, uplifting interviews, and a delightful dose of inspiration.
This podcast focuses less on business and more on life which is the foundation of a good career in the first place!
Show Up is a podcast dedicated to helping you intentionally build your most amazing life. This podcast will teach you how to truly show up for your life with step by step instructions!
I have just recently discovered this podcast and so far I am blown away with all the information provided on how to be your best self!
I hope you have found some new shows to subscribe to! Please remember that if you fall in love with these podcasts positive reviews (on itunes etc) go a long way!
Also note, these podcasters all offer a variety of tips, tricks tool, free courses etc on their websites and social media platforms so i strongly suggest you give them a follow!
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And than concludes the second blog in our Bi Weekly Business Tips series.