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10 must listen podcasts for every business owner

Finding the time to research or educate yourself on a wide variety of topics to help you in business can be a challenge. What is worth your time? What will help you make the most impact?

Today, we’re listing 10 must-listen podcasts for business owners, ranging from business advice to how to market your business and more, with most being recommended by the team here at EKM.


Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Our list starts off with the ‘Masters of Scale’ podcast, hosted by LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman. Here you’ll find the best startup advice from iconic Silicon Valley CEOs, from Nike to Netflix and Starbucks to Slack.

Feedback from our own team about this podcast included comments that the podcast was really well edited, providing each episode with a clear narrative and lesson to take away, as well as having high profile guests such as Mark Zuckerberg, Eric Schmidt and more.

This podcast’s high production value makes it a great and easy listen and stories from some of the biggest companies in the world help provide insight into challenges these companies faced in the early days, some you might even recognise yourself.

FT Money Show from the Financial Times

Managing your money is a huge part of business and the FT Money Show is a great resource for budding entrepreneurs. The show has a main focus on personal finance, but the tips can also be translated into business.

Each episode includes the latest financial news and covers how new developments may affect you, not just in your personal life but also your business. The FT Money Show will give some insight into ways of protecting yourself and your business financially.

The GaryVee Audio Experience

Gary Vaynerchuk, a CEO, entrepreneur, investor, vlogger and public speaker, talks all about his experiences within business. He started his journey working in his father’s liquor shop and identified the need to sell online in the 90’s, transitioning to one of the first ecommerce platforms and growing the business from £3-60M.

His unique take on the business world is a breath of fresh air and his countless stories will make you think twice about the way you approach business. His raw enthusiasm and straight-up honesty are his most intriguing qualities and we think you’ll get a new spark of entrepreneurship from his podcast.

The Bottom Line from BBC Radio 4

Evan Davis from BBC Radio 4 hosts the Bottom Line podcast, talking all about business with people at the top and giving insight on what really matters in business.

He covers topics relevant to UK business owners and how to tackle challenges that they’re facing and so much more. This is a weekly podcast so make sure to set yourself a reminder to set aside some time to listen.

Marketing Your Business with Stu McLaren

Marketing is also a huge part of running a business and without it you’re very unlikely to succeed. This podcast looks at the strategies and tactics that can help you build a loyal audience that will increase your sales and give you more freedom in everyday life.

This podcast is designed to give you takeaways each episode to help you get your business in front of the right audience, all whilst making the process easy, automated where possible. Marketing Your Business is hosted by leading marketing strategies and entrepreneur, Stu McLaren, co-founder of the world’s most popular membership platform for WordPress, WishList Member. We consider this one a must-listen, to help boost your marketing activity.

Social Media Marketing School with Ethan Bridge

Arguably social media has helped revolutionise the way we do business online and learning how to utilise social media properly will help boost your business, brand awareness, and reach.

The Social Media Marketing School podcast looks at how to develop your personal brand and your business brand online, covering growth tips across Facebook ads, Instagram growth, Google ads, email marketing and so much more.

Socialette: Bite-Sized Online Marketing with Steph Taylor

A personal favourite of mine is Socialette with Steph Taylor, who is a marketing nerd (like myself), small business marketing teacher, and wellness entrepreneur.

I believe that in business it’s important to keep your own wellbeing in mind, especially as a busy business owner and Steph’s podcast helps with some issues you may face as a small business owner.

This podcast has bitesize episodes that you can probably listen to while you drink your tea or coffee in the morning. A great podcast with lots of helpful tips and tricks for small business owners – highly recommended.

Social Media Marketing Podcast from the Social Media Examiner

The Social Media Examiner is a great online resource for those wanting to learn more about social media and how to make it work for them. This podcast is hosted by expert Michael Stelzner, who talks with industry experts on how successful businesses employ social media strategies within their own businesses.

This podcast (and their site) can help you learn so much more about how to really optimise your social media to support driving traffic and converting your customers.

The Ecommerce Success Show from EKM

Saving the best for last, EKM’s Ecommerce Success Show may be the podcast that helps you the most as an online shop owner.

Hosted by our very own Eve, this podcast features a range of EKM’s Ecommerce Experts talking about different aspects of selling online in order to help you create your own successful online business. Each expert brings something unique to the table to discuss and provide tips, tricks and ecommerce specific strategies to help you drive traffic to your online shop, gain a wider reach online and of course help you increase your conversions.

Is there a podcast that has helped you in business that we haven’t included on this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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