The Best Podcasts To Listen To When Starting A Business

May 4, 2017

As a current or aspiring startup owner, it is very helpful to get advice from other people who have been in your place, as well as research the best strategies to grow a business.

The problem that most entrepreneurs face is the lack of time to invest in learning how to be a business owner while also being a business owner.

Having to juggle the day-to-day operations doesn’t leave much time to read online articles or attend classes.

A solution to learning on the go is listening to podcasts, which you can play on your commute to work, or even during the working day.

Here are our favourite picks for the best podcasts for startup owners:

The UK Business Startup Podcast

This podcast provides helpful advice on starting a business in the UK, whether you plan to grow your company into a large corporation, or work as a freelancer on your own.

Each episode covers a single topic, explaining each concept so it’s easy to understand and follow.

Led by the host, Colin Gray, the podcast often includes professionals, such as authors, business owners, financial advisers, marketing professionals and accountants, that offer industry-specific insights to help you fine-tune every area of your startup.

The first season of the podcast includes seven episodes which concentrate on starting and growing your business.

The episodes cover areas such as:

  • Planning your business
  • Choosing a structure & managing finances
  • Marketing
  • Hiring staff
  • Managing priorities
  • Networking

Dorm Room Tycoon

A favourite of many successful entrepreneurs, this is a podcast for designers, developers and founders.

Hosted by William Channer, a graduate of Imperial College London, co-founder of startup Panda, a smart online news reader, co-author of Ways to Connect and a journalist.

Channer aims to create a comprehensive resource that allows his listeners to really learn how to operate a successful startup.

He does so by interviewing some of the most accomplished leaders around the world, those that work in business, design and technology.

To date, he has released 148 podcasts which feature David Karp, founder of Tumblr; Jason Fried, founder of Basecamp; Max Levchin, co-founder of PayPal; Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator; Patrick Collison, co-founder of Stripe; and Walt Mossberg, co-founder of Recode.

Mixergy

Andrew Warner created a $30 million dollar online internet business with his brother in his 20s, and now wants to share his experience to help other ambitious entrepreneurs achieve their dream.

His vision is to allow founders to share their wisdom through interviews and courses with other aspiring business owners.