Our Pick of the 5 Best Business Podcasts You Need to Squeeze into Your Day

Posted on 21st March 2017 in Growth

Written by James Marren

Every single minute you waste is time lost forever. If you like to stay up-to-date with business news, or dive deeper into the world of finance and entrepreneurialism, then squeeze more out of your day by maximising your commute or workout with a business podcast. We’ve asked around the office and done a little research to pull together our top recommends for you. Enjoy!

1. StartUp

Now into its 4th season, StartUp is the premiere podcast produced by podcasting company Gimlet Media. It’s co-hosted by Gimlet CEO Alex Blumberg and tells the story of how he founded Gimlet and everything else he learned along the way – very meta.

If you start at the beginning, you can hear, through his own personal lens, all about the issues he faced starting up. This includes the naming and valuing of the company and how he went about bringing on partners.

Fast forward to season four and you can learn about how he achieved such huge growth and about the accompanying growing pains that went along with that process.

2. Girlboss Radio

This podcast does very much what it says on the tin and introduces you to some of the most impressive women in business.

Nasty Gal founder, Sophia Amoruso, became a champion for female entrepreneurs after her 2014 business memoir “#GIRLBOSS” became a New York Times bestseller. She interviews exceptional Girlbosses every episode and manages to extract great advice and insight from women who have made their mark in creative, cultural, and business ventures.

You can expect a lot of humour and conversation that you’re unlikely to hear anywhere else.

3. EntreLeadership

This podcast was conceptualised by New York Times best-selling author Dave Ramsey, who is America’s trusted voice on money and business. Although this podcast takes its name from one of the books he wrote back in 2011, the rich content contained remains as relevant as ever and reflects on the lessons he’s learnt. You can hear discussions on management procedures and practices critical to building and sustaining a successful business empire. This podcast has attracted a celebrity crowd with business leaders like Mark Cuban, Seth Godin and Simon Sinek also sharing important tips and tricks.

If you want to free up more time to listen to these amazing podcasts, read our tips on how to manage your time like a boss.


4. The #AskGaryVee Show

If only he could bottle his passion and enthusiasm, he’d be a mill… oh wait he is. Gary Vaynerchuk is an American serial entrepreneur, four-time New York Times bestselling author, speaker and internationally recognised internet personality.

He’s a man who doesn’t hold back from speaking his mind and is incredibly generous in sharing his insights with the world. There’s a lot you can learn, as he is a thought leader in the field of social media and entrepreneurship and delves into a wide range of business-related topics.

He is the self-proclaimed ‘King of Hustle’ and his unrivalled passion has driven his personal brand to new heights with his hit podcast, The #AskGaryVee Show. If you find yourself needing a kick start in the morning or just some entertainment in the evening, then this is without a doubt the podcast for you.

5. The Growth Show

HubSpot’s VP of Marketing Meghan Keaney Anderson and CMO Kipp Bodnar take turns hosting and explore all things business growth related. They welcome expert guests to talk about growth in relation to an organisation, its culture, ideas, and team.

One stand out episode was ‘Growth Secrets From Canva: How the Design Startup Acquires 30K New Users a Day‘. We’re big fans and users of Canva, so this episode was particularly fascinating, as it gave tremendous insight into how Canva has achieved their growth, and it very entertaining.

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