What are these podcasts you speak of?
If you don't yet listen to podcasts, it's time to start downloading. Podcasts are a great way to learn about whatever topics you may be interested in. The best part is that you can listen to them while driving, at the gym, or relaxing at your home. I started listening to podcasts while I exercise because I can knock out two birds with one stone. I can get in a run and learn at the same time.
Podcasts have taught me so much about internet marketing, business strategy, marketing, and sales. I also listen to podcasts for motivation, inspiration, knowledge, and humor.
Here are Think Entrepreneurship's Top 5 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs – To see an updated list for 2013 check out this newer post – http://www.thinkentrepreneurship.com/top-16-entrepreneur-podcasts-for-2013/
1. From Scratch with Jessica Harris
From Scratch is my favorite podcast that interviews entrepreneurs. Jessica Harris is a seasoned professional in radio and lands interviews with prominent entrepreneurs. Some of her past guests include the founders of Etsy.com, Patagonia, North Face, and Burton Snowboards. Her podcasts are between 18-35 minutes long and are recorded twice per month. Each interviewee shares their stories on how they started up and have become the company they are today.
2. Pat Flynn – Smart Passive Income
If you are interested in learning how to make money online, how to blog, or how to increase website traffic, Pat Flynn's free podcasts are going to help you out so much. Pat is a great guy who has been very successful online. He shares his knowledge with others via his podcasts which are an average of 30 minutes long. Pat records about two podcasts per month. Pat is a fellow blogger at SmartPassiveIncome.com. He even has a Think Entrepreneurship T-shirt!
3. Daily Boost with Scott Smith
Scott Smith is the Chief Motivating Officer and founder of MotivationtoMove.com. The Daily Boost Podcast is free and is recorded two to three times per month. They also have a subscription based member section on their site in case you are interested in listening to a new podcast every day. The Daily Boost is 9 minutes long and talks about stress, making money, communication skills, happiness, family, and relationships. It is full of motivation and inspiration for any entrepreneur.
4. Startup Nation Podcast with Jeff and Rich Sloan
Brothers Jeff and Rich Sloan are enthusiastic entrepreneurs who love to share their passion with others. Their podcasts are typically between 15 to 25 minutes and are recorded once or twice a month. The podcasts share information about startups and established companies. Many of the podcasts are interviews with successful entrepreneurs. I love this podcast. Their website is www.startupnation.com
5. The Struggling Entrepreneur
The Struggling Entrepreneur has great advice for Entrepreneurs through our many ups and downs. The podcast talks about the issues, problems, and challenges that arise while starting and running a business. The Struggling Entrepreneur Podcast has interviews with entrepreneurs who have experienced these issues, and they explain how to overcome adversity to become successful. The Podcast is inspirational and helpful. They put themselves in the shoes of a typical entrepreneur.
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Podcasts are a great source for knowledge, inspiration, motivation, and entrepreneur tips. Take a couple minutes to visit iTunes to download some of these podcasts. Put them on your computer, iPhone, iPad, iPod, or other tech device. You'll be happy you did. If you have any questions about how to download podcasts or need more recommendations please comment or contact us. Please post below about your experiences with Podcasts and let us know your favorites!
Think Entrepreneurship Podcast Update – I did purchase Podcasting Equipment – Including a very good quality Mic, Pop Filter, Mixer, and editing software. I will be interviewing entrepreneurs on the podcasts as well as sharing entrepreneur and motivation tips.
Pete – Think Entrepreneurship Founder
I’m a big lover of podcasts and audiobooks. I’m always looking for new personal finance/business podcasts. Some of these I haven’t heard of, but I’m downloading and listening to them today. Thanks so much for sharing.
Carrie, thanks for the comment. That’s great you are always gaining knowledge by listening to podcasts and audiobooks. The podcasts I mentioned don’t talk a lot about finance, but definitely about business in general. From time to time they’ll have finance episodes where they talk about funding businesses and creative financing strategies. I think you’d most likely enjoy the “From Scratch” podcast the most out of the ones listed. The Daily Boost is great for a quick blast of motivation for the day! Have a great week Carrie.
Great post. I think I’ve been missing out on podcasts mainly because although I am an apple fan, I’m not an iTunes fan, but I will check these out!
I think you’ll get a lot out of podcasts. Glad you are a Mac fan. They are great computers and that’s all I run anymore! The great thing about podcasts in iTunes is that they are free, at least all the ones I recommend. Enjoy and have a good one. Thanks so much for your comment! – Pete
Stanford Entrepreneurship Corner has some amazing lectures with distinguished entrepreneurs…I’m a regular listener. Here is the link to a lecture by Reid Hoffman, the LinkedIn founder – bit.ly/Ic356P
Thanks so much for sharing the information about the Stanford Entrepreneurship Corner. I will definitely be checking this out. I really appreciate it! – Pete
What is this motivation to move stuff? Scott Smith is the owner/president of Bizstarz.
Smith recently slammed Entrepreneur Magazine in court. He won a landmark ruling going pro se. True Smith is a deadbeat who owns millions of dollars and is ordered to court for a Debtor Exam by Entrepreneur but that is just some sour graper.
Keep up the fight Entreprenurman!!! and you might want to also think about getting a job.
Hi there Joey,
You are thinking of a different Scott Smith. The guy I mentioned with the podcast is from Florida and is a great guy. I’ve never heard of the one you speak of.
Thanks, – Pete