As a small business owner, your company is more than just a job – it's your livelihood – an extension of yourself, and it's always on your mind.
You likely have many goals for your company, but how can you find the time to brainstorm ideas to grow your business when you are so busy actively managing your business?
Podcasts are a convenient way to continually absorb content, ideas, and strategies, on your own time. Listen to them while commuting, or on your lunch break, or even while getting ready to start your day.
If you're looking for inspiration for your small business, consider the following industry leading podcasts:
Excellence Expected, by Mark Asquith
Mark Asquith's philosophy is that every small business challenge can be solved, so he's giving advice to the many dilemmas facing small business owners by focusing on three steps to success: define, challenge, and conquer. With each show solving a new issue, listeners find inspiration to tackle their own goals using Mark's method.
Breaking Down Your Business, by Brad Farris & Jill Salzman
Brad Farris and Jill Salzman offer small business owners advice to some of the most challenging issues facing entrepreneurs, but they do it with humor and their unique candid perspectives. Their guests include successful entrepreneurs who are willing to share their experiences and aren't pushing their own product.
Accelerate Your Business Growth, by Diane Helbig
This podcast is aimed at small business owners, entrepreneurs, and sales people looking to grow their business. Topics cover the spectrum of small business conundrums, from personnel issues, to the integration of social media, to sales strategies.
Small Business Unstuck, by Barry Moltz
As someone with over a decade of experience running small businesses, Barry Moltz uses his business radio show to help other business owners generate ideas, grow their businesses, and avoid the common pitfalls that appear along the way.
Smart Companies, by Kelly Scanlon
Kelly Scanlon inspires her listeners with stories of how other business leaders established and grew their own companies. With guests ranging from entrepreneurs, to authors, there is always an interesting perspective and new voice offering advice and best practices.
WOW Small Business, by Bryan Orr
Bryan Orr's small business focus is on the challenges and needs of local business owners and service providers. Bryan's perspective comes from years spent as the co-owner of a local HVAC contracting business, and as a co-founder of a social web startup company.
The $100 MBA Show, by Omar Zenhom
Only have 10 minutes a day to listen to a podcast? Omar Zenhom's show may by the perfect fit. The $100 MBA Show is a free podcast offering daily advice in only ten minutes that can help you to grow your business. Awarded as an iTunes Best of 2014, over 30,000 people are tuning-in daily for their 10-minute business lesson.
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