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Podcasts are a great way to learn something new while on the go. Podcasts can be easily downloaded right to your phone which makes it simple to listen on the go. I often find myself reaching for business podcasts in the morning when I am starting my day. There is just something inspirational listening to others that are ahead of me in their business journey share tips and tricks that have led to their success.
If you aren’t listening to podcasts yet I can’t recommend them enough. The tone is normally conversational and most podcasters bring on guests so you will get a wide variety of inspiration. Today, I am going to share with you my favorite small business podcasts. These are the go-to podcasts I listen to when I need inspiration and motivation to keep going with my blog.
My Favorite Business Podcasts
This business podcast is hosted by Bobby Hoyt of Millennial Money Man and Mike Yanda of Red Dirt Marketing Co. These guys publish two episodes per week talking about everything from blogging to building online communities and creating successful online courses. I really enjoy how both guys have different backgrounds, Bobby was a band director and Mike was an attorney. They bring a unique perspective to the small business and blogging world and compliment each other. I really enjoy how real these guys are with online business and will tell you exactly how it is.
This business podcast is hosted by Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income. This is one of the first podcasts I started listening to and I still love listening to Pat. He does both interviews and solo shows where he talks all about creating multiple passive income streams for your online business. This will not only help stabilize your income but also give you more freedom. Pat is such an inspiration with the multiple passive income businesses he has built. He shares insight on topics such as automation, outsourcing, social media, online courses, affiliate marketing, productivity and how to truly crush it with an online business.
Christy Wright is a Dave Ramsey personality who encourages women to make money doing what you love. She shares advice on marketing, selling, social media, and running a profitable business. I will say this podcast does feel more corporate with the way it is structured. While Christy does do interviews it does not feel as conversational as some of the other business podcasts I am recommending. I do love Christy for the advice she gives. The episodes are well thought out and researched. If you are selling a physical product Christy is definitely the person for you. She encourages women to do what they love and often talks about opening an Etsy shop as a form of income.
Don’t be confused by the name of this podcast! Elise Blaha Cripe is the mastermind behind Get To Work Book and shares tips on goal setting, creativity, and small business. Elise produces her podcast in seasons so if she is between seasons be sure to listen to past episodes. She interviews business owners from all different stages and niches which makes it super interesting to listen to. I never know what I am going to get with Elise. She is also a creative and shares some of her passion to craft sprinkled throughout the podcast episodes.
Courage and Clarity has become one of my favorite women-centered business podcasts. Steph Crowder is one-third of Fizzle.co and shares what it really takes to earn an independent living doing what you love. The podcast is broken up into two parts. The first part of the interview is the courage portion. The courage interview is the inspiration for the business owner and how they made it this point in their career. The clarity portion of the interview is tangible tactics they used to grow their online business. This podcast is run and Steph has a great interview style where she asks deep questions to really help the listener understand how the business owner become so successful. The stories shared are real and honest and always inspire me to be a better business owner.
I discovered the Just Keep Blogging Podcast a few months ago and fell in love. Kim Anderson is the owner of Thrifty Little Mom and Kim Anderson Consulting. She has been blogging for over five years and is now working with newer bloggers to help them get their business off the ground. These podcast episodes are real and raw to help keep us, as bloggers, on track. Blogging is a hard profession. Kim encourages us to Just Keep Blogging and keeps our eye on the prize. Kim shares advice on content creation, e-mail marketing, planning, and shares clarity with blogging. This podcast (as well as Kim’s Facebook Group) is what motivates me to keep creating blog content.
Kate Ahl is the owner and founder of Simple Pin Media and shares her Pinterest knowledge through this podcast. While she owns a Pinterest management company the Simple Pin Podcast is her DIY solution to help business owners grow their brand. Kate interviews small business owners who are using Pinterest in creative ways to drive traffic to their website and increase revenue. This business podcast breaks down proven strategies for Pinterest so we are not wasting time as business owners chasing squirrels.
The Do It Scared is the newest business podcast I listen to. Ruth is the owner of both Elite Blog Academy and Living Well Spending Less and launched the Do It Scared podcast in April 2018. Ruth has brought us podcast episodes on everything from productivity to creativity to entrepreneurship and so much more. She interviews bloggers and business owners who are making a significant income and have overcome obstacles to get where they are today. Do It Scared is all about facing your fears, overcoming adversity, and creating a life you love. I look forward to each new podcast episode Ruth releases because she truly has a way with words that inspire and motivate.
These business podcasts have not only inspired me but have motivated me to create a business of my own!
When I closed my first business (you can read all about that here) I wasn’t sure if I would open another online business because I was scared of rejection and failure.
Most importantly, listening to business podcasts was all of the encouragement I needed. Everyone was talking about how great online business was and how we should create multiple streams of income for ourselves. These business podcasts help keep me motivated to create new content each week. I look forward to new episodes and learning from these successful business owners.
I hope you find these podcasts inspirational. If you listen to business podcasts – let me know in the comments what your favorites are. I am always looking for new podcasts to try.