Best Podcasts

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Entrepreneurs and business leaders know continuing education is essential to stave off stagnation and mediocrity. Podcasts (or "audio on demand") offer business owners easy access to inspiration from experts. If you've got a smartphone, you can connect and listen to a podcast. The medium is making a comeback, as podcasts fulfill a basic need for intimate listening experiences in an on-demand basis. Plus, today's podcasters and their listeners benefit from advancements in technology that make it relatively easy to produce exceptional broadcasts.

With renewed demand for podcasts, there are literally hundreds of business podcasts available to entrepreneurs. Browsing the list on iTunes can be somewhat overwhelming at first. So, to give you a good starting point, here are five entrepreneur-focused podcasts that we think are some of the best.

Help My Business

best business podcasts help my business
Described as providing unconventional marketing methods that work and help businesses stand out from the crowd, Help My Business releases a new episode every Thursday. The show's vibe is irreverent and entertaining. Each episode runs for about 15 to 20 minutes. br>
Host: Andrew Lock

Youpreneur FM

best business podcasts Youpreneur FM
Youpreneur FM by Chris Ducker is a weekly podcast that introduces listeners to top online business leaders as well as personal branding entrepreneurs. Each 20- to 30-minute episode covers a wide range of topics, from building a personal brand and marketing yourself as an industry expert to creating and launching online products and services. Solopreneurs, consultants, bloggers and freelancers will love this podcast.

Host: Chris Ducker

StartUp

best business podcasts StartUp
Alex Blumberg is an award-winning radio journalist and former producer for This American Life and the co-founder of NPR's Planet Money. His co-host is Lisa Chow, who was previously a senior editor at FiveThirtyEight and a reporter at NPR's Planet Money and WNYC. StartUp, for Gimlet Media, is a weekly podcast about what it's really like to start a business and get it off the ground. The series covers a wide range of topics. Its meaty episodes run about 30 minutes each. It's even on Spotify's new podcast channel.

Host: Alex Blumberg, Lisa Chow

Entrepreneurs on Fire

best business podcasts Entrepreneurs on Fire
Entrepreneurs on Fire (EOFire) is a seven-days-a-week podcast that features interviews by John Lee Dumas with today's most successful entrepreneurs. Each episode runs about 20 to 30 minutes (bonus reports are usually a little longer), and each interviewee shares their personal entrepreneurial journey – their worst entrepreneurial moment, an "aha" moment that turned their idea into success, and more.

Host: John Lee Dumas

Marketing Over Coffee

best business podcasts Marketing Over Coffee
Marketing Over Coffee is as casual and conversational as its name implies. Hosts John J. Wall and Christopher S. Penn deliver episodes packed with tips on social marketing, SEO, copywriting, lead generation, machine learning and much more. Recorded and published every Thursday morning, each show runs around 20 to 40 minutes, and regular listeners say they don't miss a single episode.

Host: John J. Wall, Christopher S. Penn