Entrepreneurs are busy. Together with marketers, they’re constantly under pressure to perform as best and as quickly as they can to grow the business and reach as many customers as possible. Not to mention the never-ending management process and the constant putting out “fires” in the workplace.
Sometimes, as a business person, you want to find the time to further educate yourself, while at the same time, balancing your daily tasks, in and out of the office. Luckily, the podcasting world is here to help you even things out.
Because podcasts are audio content, you can tune in and listen to valuable conversations while commuting, working out or chilling outside in nature. That’s why podcasts are so effective.
However, it’s not easy to choose what to listen to. It seems like everyone wants to start a podcast and everyone thinks that they’re entitled to be listened to. To help you decide, we’ve chosen the top business and marketing podcasts you should listen to in 2018.
The WordPress for SMEs and High-Scale Platforms is created to help out business owners, marketing directors, and every other decision maker that wants to scale an existing WordPress solution, integrate WordPress within their technical suite or migrate a proprietary framework to WordPress.
The core contributor and podcast creator is our CEO, Chief WP Architect, Mario Peshev. As a Digital Consultant and CEO, Mario works with business owners, C-level executives, and managers to provide technical, business, and marketing strategy and techniques for their enterprises.
With over 20+ years of digital experience, running a company with a team of over 30 people and with over 10,000 hours of training and consulting, you’re in for some real actionable advice on how to build your brand and online presence, the right technical stack and grow your business with the help of the most powerful CMS today, WordPress.
Listen to WordPress for SMEs and High-Scale Platforms latest episode “Backing Up Large WordPress Websites:”
Jeff Large is a podcasting expert and owner of Come Alive Creative, a podcast production agency. His podcast is all about diving deeper into the stories of inspiring business owners, experts, and specialists to discover the reasons behind their success. Listen to one of his episodes, “The Art of Effective Digital Marketing” here.
Bob Dunn, better known as Bob WP has taught WordPress for years now. His website and podcast are dedicated to helping people learn WordPress and E-commerce.
In his podcast, Bob shares his thoughts and expertise on WP, as well as some tried and tested tips from interviews with experts. Tune in to one of Bob’s episodes, “How to Generate Higher Revenues for Your Online Store with Inbound Marketing” here.
The B2B Revenue Leadership Show is a podcast that is focused on Leadership issues in the B2B space. The host and producer, Brian Burns, spent 20+ years selling enterprise software. Now he teaches sales teams how to dominate in their market segments.
In his podcast, he interviews the leaders in Sales, Marketing and the CEO’s of the fastest companies in the world to learn about the best strategies in the B2B segment today.
Tune in to one of his episodes, “How to Make Sure That Your Website Can Scale and Be Prepared for Hyper-Growth” here.
The GaryVee Audio Experience is hosted by entrepreneur, CEO, investor, vlogger, and public speaker Gary Vaynerchuk. In his podcast, you’ll find a mix of his #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business, segments from his DAILYVEE video series, interviews and fireside chats that he’s given.
As a bonus content, Gary records new and current thoughts originally just for his podcast.
Listen to one of his episodes, “Why Alexa Skills Are the Next “iPhone Apps?” here.
Aaron Fifield, a 26-years old expert trader and programmer from New Zealand has conversations with traders and market participants at varying levels of success—from billionaires to whistle-blowers to retail grinders. These conversations revolve around individual backstories, experiences, observations, strategies, lessons, struggles and victories.
Tune in to one of his episodes, “An Evening with Veteran Trader, John “Rambo” Moulton” here.
Learn how to build a real business with Andy Frisella on The MFCEO Project. Andy is an entrepreneur, CEO, author, and public speaker. He’s built a $100+ million empire from nothing, and on the MFCEO Project, he shows you how to do that, too. His podcast covers entrepreneur basics like money, marketing, and management. But Andy also takes your business to the next level with goal setting, productivity, the mindset of the successful entrepreneurs, and more.
Listen to one of his episodes, “How Perfectionism Sabotages Your Success” here.
Entrepreneurs on Fire is an award-winning Business Podcast where John Lee Dumas chats with today’s most successful Entrepreneurs. Pat Flynn, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk are just 5 of the over 2000 interviews to date.
EOFire is created for entrepreneurs, side-preneurs, solo-preneurs and small business owners. If you’re looking for actionable advice during your daily commute, workout, John Lee Dumas always delivers.
Tune in to one of his episodes, “Make Your Business Irresistible” here.
9. Lewis Howes School of Greatness Podcast
Lewis Howes is an NYT bestselling author, Lifestyle Entrepreneur, former pro athlete and world record holder in NCCA football. Since its launch in 2013, the School of Greatness podcast grew to be one of the top-ranked Business and Self-Development podcasts. Episodes range from interviews with incredible world-class game changers in entrepreneurship, health, athletics, mindset, and relationships, to solo rounds with the host, Lewis Howes, and the once a week life advice in the 5 Minute Friday format.
Listen to one of his latest episodes, “Mastering Body Language and Confidence” here.
10. CopyBlogger FM
Copyblogger FM is a weekly, short-form broadcast hosted by Sonia Simone. Each week, she and a cast of rotating experts analyze the week in content marketing, copywriting, email marketing, conversion optimization, mindset, and much more.
Listen to one of the episodes,“3 Skills to Become a Marketing Badass” is available here.
Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for “The 4-Hour Workweek”, a life-hack and a work-hack book that has been translated into 40+ languages. During this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts bring you a weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of entrepreneurship. Calacanis is a podcasting pioneer who gives you an insider’s look at what’s happening in the tech industry with his trademark blunt style and good humor.
Monocle 24’s weekly tour of the most inspiring people, companies, and ideas in global business, whether they are starting from scratch, innovate the family firm or developing new technology. Check out their latest episode, “The Entrepreneurs – Kestin Hare” here.
14. HBR IdeaCast
A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management from Harvard Business Review hosted by Sarah Green Carmichael, the Executive Editor at Harvard Business Review. Tune in to one of their episodes, “The Two Types of Respect Leaders Must Show” here.
Practical tips on innovation mined from Stanford Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig and other experts on experimentation and creativity. They share original stories from informed leaders in academia and industry that focus on innovation, startups, culture, and strategy.
You can listen to the latest episode, “A Burnout Manifesto” here.
If you want to learn how to invest like Warren Buffet or Ray Dalio, then this is the podcast for you. We Study Billionaires – The Investors Podcast is focused on billionaire investors, the books that they read and write and their tactics. Tune in on the latest episode, “The Creative Curve with Alan Garnett” here.
Marketing Over Coffee is audio on demand that covers both classic and new marketing. The hosts, John J. Wall and Christopher S. Penn, record the show in a local coffee shop every week and publish the show on Thursday mornings. Listen to their awesome episode, “The Sound of Julian Treasure: Audio and Branding” here.
18. Marketing School
Neil Patel (CrazyEgg & Kissmetrics) and Eric Siu (Growth Everywhere & Single Grain) bring you daily actionable digital marketing lessons that they’ve learned through years of being in the marketing trenches.
Whether you’ve just started your website or you manage millions of page views, Neil & Eric will help you take your online business to the next level. Listen to a preview of the podcast from their latest episode, “How Much Should You Spend on Marketing Software per Month?” here.
Andrew Warner, an Internet and startup entrepreneur, created Mixergy to help ambitious people, who love business as much as him, to learn from a mix of experienced mentors. He conducts interviews where founders tell their stories expanded with courses where they teach solutions for common startup problems.
Check out the latest episode, “The Making of a $5 Billion Dollar Company” here.
This is a podcast for entrepreneurs that want to develop their success mindset. From solo entrepreneurs to startup founders, digital nomads to Amazon FBA experts, they discuss what it takes to achieve success in building a SaaS company, online marketing, passive income ideas, coaching and consulting, content marketing, and starting a small business.
Get a preview from one of their recent episodes, “Embracing the Entrepreneurial Lifestyle” here.
The world’s BEST experts, entrepreneurs, and world-class performers share their inside tips and behind-the-scenes advice with OkDork’s Noah Kagan. Learn how to start a six-figure online business, improve your career skills, and live a happier and more interesting life. Guests include Tim Ferriss, Mike Posner, and more. Listen to, “Mindless Eating with Brian Wansink” here.
22. Hack to Start
This is a podcast focused on interesting people and the innovative ways that they use to achieve success. Each week Franco Varriano and Tyler Copeland speak with a new guest about how they created, hacked, and hustled their way to the top and break down their insights and experience for you.
Get a preview from their latest episode here.
23. Foundr Podcast
Stand on the shoulders of giants and learn from the greatest minds in business today with killer interviews, hosted by Nathan Chan, CEO of Foundr Magazine. Listen to their latest episode, “BigCommerce Co-Founder Talks Scaling to $100M While Minimizing Risk and Stress” here.
Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Blog reveals all of his online business and blogging strategies, income sources and killer marketing tips and tricks so you can stay ahead of the curve with your online business or blog.
Discover how you can create multiple passive income streams that work for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love, whether it’s traveling the world, or just living comfortably at home.
Listen to his latest episode, “How to Write Copy That Sells” here.
This podcast hosted by Aaron Agius (Louder) and Sujan Patel (Web Profits) uncovers the top growth strategies that the top marketing minds are using today to take their businesses to the next level. Each episode, they discuss how you can get more customers, earn more revenue, and take your business to the next level. Listen to their latest episode, “A Marketing Roadmap for Totally New Business in 2018” here.
Chris Ducker, successful British marketer, bestselling author, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur will guide you from how to build your personal brand like a king, all the way to creating and launching online products and services and marketing yourself as the go-to leader in your industry and beyond. If you’re a speaker, author, coach, consultant, expert, blogger, podcaster, freelancer or solopreneur, Youpreneur FM is about to become your new favorite podcast!
Listen to the latest episode, “Why Attention Pays and How to Get More of it?” here.
Tony Robbins is the #1 Life and Business Strategist that helped over 50 million people from 100 countries to create real and lasting change in their lives.
In this podcast, he shares proven strategies and tactics so you, too, can achieve massive results in your business, relationships, health, and finances. In addition to excerpts from his signature events, Tony and his team also conduct deeply insightful interviews with the most prominent experts on the global stage.
You can catch their latest episode, “Are You Scared of Being Cheated On?” here.
28. Rise and Grind
As a follow up to his book “Rise and Grind,” Daymond John (star of ABC’s Shark Tank, Founder & CEO of FUBU) conducts candid interviews featuring the likes of Gary Vaynerchuk, Wendy Williams, Tyler the Creator, Nely Galan, and more. These entrepreneurs, musicians, and athletes share the secrets they use to outperform, outwork, and outhustle their way to the top of the business world. Catch up with his latest episode, “Motivational Minute: Take the Shot” here.
Interviews with authors, experts, and thought leaders sharing business marketing tips, tactics, and resources hosted by one of America’s leading small business marketing experts – John Jantsch. Fast Company Magazine called it, “One of the best podcasts for business-savvy people.”
Listen to the most recent episode, “How Chatbots Can Help You Grow Your Business” here.
So there you have it, our top 29 picks to tune in on your headphones when you take your break from business, marketing tasks or during your workout.
Each of these podcasts is, at the same time, entertaining and packed with knowledge that can help you grow your business to the next level in 2018 and beyond. Tune in, listen carefully, take notes from the masterminds of business and marketing and gain new perspectives and practical tips for success.