Entrepreneurship is a challenging but rewarding journey. One of the things that has provided me the greatest comfort when things aren’t going well, is listening to other business owners sharing their stories. Hearing that I am not the “only one” experiencing certain problems or challenges has been so validating. Also, learning how other professionals have overcome barriers to success has sped up my own wins. Podcasts have been an incredible resource for this kind of support. Here are some of the podcasts for entrepreneurs that are worth tuning in to:

  1. How I Built This: This NPR podcast tells the stories of entrepreneurs, inventors and idealists, and the movements they built. Each episode focuses on a different company, and delves into the details of how it was founded, the challenges it faced, and the lessons it learned. It’s a great way to get inspiration and learn from the successes and failures of other entrepreneurs.
  2. StartUp Podcast: This podcast is produced by Gimlet Media and it takes a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the company itself. The host Alex Blumberg shares the ups and downs of building a startup, and interviews other entrepreneurs about their experiences. It’s an excellent resource for entrepreneurs who are just starting out and want to know what to expect.
  3. The Tim Ferriss Show: Tim Ferriss is a bestselling author and entrepreneur, and his podcast features interviews with successful entrepreneurs, celebrities, and experts. Ferriss delves into the tactics, tools, and routines of his guests, and the result is a wealth of information and inspiration for entrepreneurs.
  4. Masters of Scale: Hosted by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Masters of Scale explores the stories behind some of the world’s most successful companies and how they scaled. The podcast features interviews with entrepreneurs, CEOs, and business leaders, and provides insights and inspiration for entrepreneurs looking to take their businesses to the next level.
  5. The GaryVee Audio Experience: Hosted by entrepreneur and social media influencer Gary Vaynerchuk, The GaryVee Audio Experience covers a wide range of topics, from entrepreneurship and social media to self-development and motivation. Gary’s no-nonsense approach and candid advice make this podcast a must-listen for entrepreneurs looking to level up their game.

Hearing from and about other entrepreneurs offers valuable insights, inspiration, and strategies to help business owners navigate the challenging and rewarding journey of building a business. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to take your business to the next level, spend some of your drive time listening to these perspectives, and let us know if you have another favourite worth tuning into!