If you think time is ticking away in your daily commute while you’ve got loads of stuff to do as a business owner, you can make those lull hours productive by tuning in to podcasts.

Podcasts vary in duration, from 10 minutes to an hour long, which makes it easy to fit into your travel time. A wide selection of business, marketing, management and leadership podcasts are available, some you can even listen to offline.

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These podcasts introduce you to new ideas and give access to insights from big-time entrepreneurs, CEOs, industry leaders and influencers with proven track records. Learning and drawing inspiration from industry giants will help you grow your business at no expense since most podcasts are free.

Here’s a list of some of the best podcasts for business owners and entrepreneurs:


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1. Entrepreneur on Fire

Learn straight from the CEOs on EOFire, an award-winning business podcast hosted by American entrepreneur, John Lee Dumas. EOFire has featured entrepreneurs including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and over 1,500 others. Learn about their path to business success. JDL chats about their worst entrepreneurial moment, lessons learned, and AHA moments.

Check out these episodes:

How to Set Yourself Apart so that Your Competition is Irrelevant with Alissa Daire Nelson

How Entrepreneurs can turn their ideas into profitable products with Richie Norton


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2. The Smart Passive Income

We get into a business to make our money work for us. Smart Passive Income host Pat Flynn brings proven strategies for running an online business and optimizing passive income. The program, which has been consistently ranked as top 10 podcasts in iTunes’ Business category, tackles marketing and blogging, crowdsourcing, search engine optimization, social media, and other hot topics to help you understand these tools as an entrepreneur.

Check out these episodes:

Gary Vaynerchuk on “Why Snapchat Matters”

How to Master Content Marketing with Neil Patel


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3. EntreLeadership Podcast

Entrepreneurship is not just about business acumen; it’s also about management, influence, and vision. In other words, successfully running a business also requires leadership. The EntreLeadership podcast, hosted by Ken Coleman, provides leadership and business tips from remarkable leaders including Mark Cuban, Seth Godin, Jim Collins and Simon Sinek.

Check out these episodes:

Mike Abrashoff—Taking Command of Leadership

Lt. Gen. George Flynn—Developing Trust With Your Team


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4. Mixergy

Mixergy, hosted by Andrew Warner who himself happens to be a successful founder, claims to be the biggest interview site in the USA. Over 1,000 experts and accomplished founders share stories and teach the next generation of entrepreneurs. Previously, Andres has interviewed the founders of Wikipedia, Groupon, Linkedin, Airbnb, and Pixar.   

Check out these episodes:

How to grow a company beyond JUST YOU

How to stay competitive when Elon Musk and Peter Thiel are gunning for you


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5. Online Marketing Made Easy

Many believe online marketing is the future, however, tools and platforms like Google and Facebook keep changing, entrepreneurs and marketers have to keep up. Learn how to rock your social media and content marketing with actionable lead generation strategies from online entrepreneur, Amy Porterfield.

In the podcast, Amy provides tips on launching and promoting your new product, growing your email list, getting more leads, monetizing your blogging efforts and more. Anything that has something to do with online marketing has most likely been discussed in her podcast.

Check out these episodes:

How to Organize & Analyze Your Facebook Ads

Affiliate Marketing Done Right with Rachel Luna


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6. eCommerce Fuel

eCommerceFuel aims to build the world’s best community for high six and seven figure eCommerce merchants. Get detailed information from experts on researching, launching and growing your eCommerce business. Podcast host and experienced eCommerce entrepreneur Andrew Youderian interviews experts to provide actionable advice on running and growing a profitable online store.

Check out these episodes:

Expanding into a Brick & Click Business

How to Pitch the Press and Get Life-Changing Coverage


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7. TedTalks Business

You can now catch up on TED Talks that interest you. Innovators, entrepreneurs, and business researchers share their stories and insights from the stage at TED conferences. The podcast series provides audio recordings you can conveniently listen to, especially when on the go.  

Check out these episodes:

Martin Reeves: How to build a business that lasts 100 years

Knut Haanaes: Two reasons companies fail — and how to avoid them


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8. The Side Hustle Show

Part-time entrepreneurs will find business ideas and actionable tips to grow a business in the Side Hustle Show. The podcast hosted by Nick Loper cover all aspects of running a business part-time, from small business marketing to product development and more. Guests include Chris Ducker, Brian Clark, and many Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferriss proteges.

Check out these episodes:How to Avoid a Conflict of Interest Between Your Side Hustle and Your Day Job

Starting an Ecommerce Empire on Etsy


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9. The Growth Show

The Growth Show features executives and entrepreneurs who have achieved remarkable business growth through effective marketing strategies. Each week, they share stories on what it’s like to grow a business and lead a team. With that, listeners can pick up insights on how they can achieve optimized growth and business success.

Check out these episodes:

Your Key to Growth May Be Free(mium)

How to Build a Brand When No One Understands What You Do


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10. Dose of Leadership

As John Maxwell puts it, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” That is why it’s important for entrepreneurs to invest in their leadership skills. The Dose of Leadership podcast interviews influence experts and motivating leaders from all aspects of life. They share inspiring and educational stories which are relevant and encouraging to those in a leadership position.

Check out these episodes:

Ken Marlin: Author of “The Marine Corps Way to Win on Wall Street”

Coach Michael Burt: “The Super Coach”


After you’ve gotten a wealth of ideas from these podcasts on how to grow your business, you can always get the business, marketing, graphic design or web development help that you need by simply posting a project!

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Posted 29 January, 2017

Nikki Martinez

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Storyteller, picture taker, avid news reader.

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