Coming up with an idea, getting things started and keeping things going is the path all entrepreneurs follow as they make their own way in the business world. Sometimes things don’t always go the way we plan, which can be discouraging. Entrepreneurs are people, too: they need a little extra dose of inspiration every now and then to lift them back onto their feet.
Here are the top 10 inspirational podcasts for entrepreneurs. If you are a business owner, or you really want to start your own business someday, these podcasts hold enough inspiration between them to get you started and keep you going, no matter what obstacles you might run into along the way.
Gimlet Media’s first-ever podcast, StartUp, tells honest yet inspirational stories about entrepreneurs launching their own startups. The first season featured Gimlet Media creator Alex Blumberg as he jumped through the hoops necessary to launch the company the podcast would eventually be hosted through. Even when things don’t always go the way you plan, starting and struggling is better than never starting at all.
In his podcast, “The 4-Hour Workweek” author Tim Ferriss talks with some of the most successful business people around to give you tools and tips you can use to build your own businesses with greater success rates. Interviews are long-form, honest and helpful. It’s a show you will be inspired by with each new episode that airs, because the questions Ferriss asks his guests are questions you never would have thought of asking yourself. You will learn more than you ever knew you needed to.
“Can you imagine the world if everybody was frustrated at the same time?” These are the kinds of questions Motivation to Move’s Scott Smith uses to open his Daily Boost podcast episodes. His quick, insightful ramblings are filled with deep thoughts and motivational ideas to give you the kind of inspirational boost you need to move forward with your plans for the future. Sometimes all you need to take another step forward is a voice in your ear reminding you that you are much closer to success than you perceive you are.
Foundation is a podcast for aspiring entrepreneurs in need of reassurance that their ambitions matter. Episodes include interviews with the founders of businesses you know and love, such as YouTube, charity:water, Instagram and TaskRabbit. Though hosts aren’t currently working on any new episodes, you can still dig through the archives and listen to interviews when you are feeling uninspired or unmotivated to work on your own projects.
There are a lot of general tips and advice out there for wannabe entrepreneurs, or business owners who are just starting out or want to grow their companies. How many of them include real, feasible action steps to help you get to where you want to be from where you stand right now? That is what makes the Brand Ambition podcast unique. Host Valarie Howard shares her own expertise, as well as conducting interviews with other successful experts, to help you figure out what your next business related steps should be. You will be able to walk away from each episode with new, actionable advice you can apply to your own circumstances.
Every business owner has a unique way of getting started, which is what makes their success stories, and the businesses themselves, so inspiring. There may not be one right or wrong way to launch your own company, and that is the idea behind Mixergy. This podcast shows you how founders of successful businesses got started. You can take bits and pieces of what you learn from hearing their stories and use them as raw inspiration to start writing your own success story.
Every person who dreams of starting and running their own business encounters a great deal of obstacles along the way. The difference between a wannabe entrepreneur and a successful entrepreneur, however, is the willingness to find a way around, over or through those obstacles. The Struggling Entrepreneur podcast brings you stories of entrepreneurs who faced major setbacks along their journeys, but somehow managed to create and maintain successful businesses anyway.
What’s stopping you from launching your own business? Or, what is keeping you from taking the steps necessary to help your already existing business grow? Starting from Nothing is a podcast that proves there really is no excuse big enough to hold you back. The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who started their successful businesses with nothing, and worked their way up to the success stories they are able to tell now. All you really need to start a business is an idea. All you really need to grow a business is dedication. Even starting from nothing, you can, and will, create something amazing.
From Scratch features interviews with business owners from all stages of the entrepreneurial journey. Guests tell their open and honest versions of how they got to where they are, their deepest struggles trying to launch their own businesses and their greatest successes as a result. If you need inspiration to figure out how to make your tiny idea happen in a big way in the real world, this is the podcast for you. The journey may not always be easy, but it is one hundred percent possible.
Brian Clark has been an entrepreneur for 18 years. In that time he has launched eight successful businesses, which pretty much guarantees he knows a thing or two about how to move an organization from a concept to a company. Clark understands that, at some point, you might realize you can’t work for anyone else anymore. You are unemployable. His show offers strategies for turning entrepreneurial ambitions into success stories. No more stressing about having to find another job you will hate: you can start your own, right here, right now.
Inspiration is never far away. You can make a difference in this world, and we can’t wait to see how you go about doing it!