Did you know International Podcast Day is September 30th? Our team loves listening to podcasts during the day, whether it’s at the gym, on a walk in the neighborhood or on the way to the office. It’s a great way to start the day with a burst of motivation — something especially important for entrepreneurs and startup employees.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best up-and-coming business podcasts for entrepreneurs. From business tips to inspirational stories to valuable life advice, these are sure to resonate with the entrepreneurs in your life. You’ll hear from the founders of big name companies you already love, about how their business evolved from the ground up. This includes our very own Jeremy Parker, Co-Founder and CEO at Swag.com!
Pop in some earbuds (embellished with your company’s logo, perhaps?) and get ready to be inspired.
The BYOB podcast, hosted by husband and wife duo Jacob and Blake Morgan, is the perfect fit for those aspiring to be self-employed. The hosts have a combined 7 published books, millions of views online, and more than a decade of expertise to share. And it’s not always all business, either: they share advice to navigating the self-employed lifestyle through marriage, parenthood and more. They aim to getting started as an entrepreneur easier, “whether it’s a distant dream or something you’ve already started.”
The Friday Habit podcast shares tips to “boost your business weekly.” As an entrepreneur, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by responsibilities and not know where to start. The goal is to dedicate one day a week solely to improving your business and pushing it forward (hence the name). This podcast provides actionable insights and the reminders entrepreneurs sometimes need to focus on their happiness while maintaining a healthy business.
“Hitting the Mark” features conversations with renowned business founders about branding, startup success and more. Hosted by brand strategist and author Fabian Geyrhalter, this podcast shares inspiring tales of courage and creative thinking from accomplished professionals. Hear from the founders of Cameo, Rotten Tomatoes, Hint water and more!
The world of marketing is always changing, and it can be hard to keep up. Public Relations and Digital Marketing agency Lippe Taylor produce “Damn Good Brands” to share digestible tips for brand awareness. Each week brings new role models from powerful brands, to share their observations in marketing, technology, consumer behavior and more. Plus, there’s a lot to learn from their habits and priorities as industry leaders.
Work takes up a large portion of our lives, and The Working Experience founders John and Matt aim to make it more enjoyable for everyone. They interview thought leaders and business superstars about how the everyday office and work experience can be improved, and how they’re changing the industry.
This podcast is where business meets humor – what’s not to love? Hosts Dr. Z. and Clay interview business tycoons and dissect smart moves (and mistakes) big brands are making. One of the most intriguing episodes is titled, “Negotiation 101: A Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Teaches How to Talk Anyone Into or Out of Anything.” This award-winning podcast has been featured on Forbes, Fast Company, Bloomberg and more!
If you’re looking for a podcast with tons of episodes to binge, this is the one! With over 800 episodes currently, “The Thoughtful Entrepreneur” is an inspiring daily listen and digestible at 15-20 minutes each. Guests discuss topics like leadership, funding, marketing, sales and scaling challenges. Host Josh Elledge prides himself on sharing “real stories from real people.”
Host Chris Reynolds wants to help business owners refocus and avoid the mindset that being busy is always good. He believes in work-life balance and optimizing productivity, and interviews top performers in the business world to find out their tricks. There’s a lot to learn about prioritizing tasks and time management, from people who have done it all!
This is a great listen for entrepreneurs who hate fitting in. Misfit entrepreneurs forge ahead, defy the odds and challenge the status quo, according to host Dave M. Lukas. He interviews misfits and extracts their most valuable advice to inspire others. Each guest shares their “Misfit 3,” the three takeaways that listeners can act on right away. There’s a weekly newsletter that sums up each episode as well.
Swag.com Co-Founder and CEO Jeremy Parker has been featured on each of these podcasts. If you’re interested in hosting Jeremy on your own show, feel free to reach out to email@example.com for more information!