10 Best Small Business Podcasts From the PivotPath Team

Podcasts have been around for sometime now, and are becoming an increasingly popular way to stay current and informed about the latest trends in business. Many entrepreneurs tune into podcasts because they are an easily accessible medium and allow the most optimal way to engage within a wider business network.

Over the years, more and more business influencers have entered into the world of podcasts, providing relatable guidance for startups and business owners seeking to combat their challenges with tangible solutions, takeaways and tips; often times providing knowledge based on previous business challenges of their own.

If you are looking for highly engaging and interesting podcasts, the Pivot Path team has come up with our Top 10 picks for you!

1. The Art of Hustle

This popular business podcast was created by Anthem Salgado, a small business coach and marketing guru. Each episode provides business advice and training designed to “untangle your to-do list and clear a pathway for new forward movement.”

2. Rise and Grind

Rise and Grind is hosted by one of the most prominent names in America’s businessworld today: Shark Tank presenter Daymond John. In each episode, John interviews a leading business figure on issues related to productivity, power and performance.

3. Marketing Over Coffee

This podcast is designed to help small businesses with marketing. Each episode provides tips on social media marketing, copywriting, SEO, affiliate and all things digital marketing. As the title suggests, “Marketing over Coffee’ is recorded in a coffee shop by hosts Christopher Penn and John Wall.

4. Entrepreneurs on Fire

Created and presented by John Lee Dumas, this award-winning podcast features John chatting with successful entrepreneurs on topics intended to guide those starting out in their journey as entrepreneurs.

5. Mixergy

Hosted by successful business owner and entrepreneur Andrew Warner, each show dissects a different aspect of running a business and features entrepreneurs who have found success and aims to inspire new entrepreneurs. Whether you only have a business idea or have an existing, stable enterprise, this show provides inspiration and actionable insights.

6. StartUp

The StartUp is hands down one of the most reputable podcasts in the world today. This popular business podcast is hosted by Alex Blumberg and Lisa Chow. It focuses more on the realities of launching a startup and features the experts and professionals in various business sectors.

7. The Marketing Companion

If you are looking for a “fun” approach to podcasts, try this one hosted by the globally-recognized marketing author, consultant and blogger Mark Schaefer, alongside Tom Webster. This podcast is witty and provides a unique insight to all things marketing. They claim to be the “world’s most entertaining podcast” and we agree as keep us engaged while sharing new trends on how to improve business marketing strategies.

8. Startups for the Rest of Us

This popular podcast is hosted by the experienced web app professional and author Rob Walling and programmer analyst Mike Taber. This podcast helps technology-driven decision makers and designers improve launched software products in the market.

9. Hack to Start

Each week co-hosts Franco Varriano and Tyler Copeland interview guests on how they’ve “growth-hacked” their way to the top. The most popular show topics include innovations that successful startups have used to become reputable and world-renown.

10. Business Wars

If you enjoy listening to the inspirational stories on how small startups became brand leaders, this is the podcast for you. Business Wars host David Brown (former anchor of Marketplace) provides real insight on how brand giants like Netflix and Nike tackled business challenges, encouraging new entrepreneurs to overcome their own obstacles and “just keep swimming”.

No matter what your interests are – tips on pitching a business or marketing techniques for a nonprofit- there is definitely a podcast for you. If you’re searching for a new podcast to subscribe to, one of these shows will definitely provide content that’s in-depth, creative, intelligent, and most importantly, aimed to help you grow your business and tell your story.

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