Like never before, young entrepreneurs are using podcasts to help build a strong business foundation. But as budding entrepreneurs plan their rise, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the lack of knowledge of running a business. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on conferences and courses in the early stage of entrepreneurship, young bosses can take advantage of the ultimate mentor in your pocket.
According to Apple, there are about 250,000 podcasts bursting with new information and inspiration for a growing company. If newbies are looking to stay focused on their road to success, here are five must-have podcasts that will step up your game for the long run.
The Secret to Success with CJ & Eric Thomas
No stranger to putting in the work for incredible results, profound speaker Eric Thomas brings his revelations and real talk to the podcast mic. Between lessons his team has learned to the daily hustle of growing his large brand, Thomas wastes no time on showing you how to succeed as bad as you want to breathe.
Must-Listen Episodes: The Illuminati Sauce, Grief to Gifts, A Day in the Life of a Real Entrepreneur
The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes
In order to create lasting effects, there is no better lesson than to study people who dominate in their industries. Every week, inspirational entrepreneur and author Lewis Howes brings successful leaders of the world to talk about their journey. From overcoming financial crisis to battling with doubt and fear, this podcast is great for reminding a young owner why they started.
Must-Listen Episodes: Ryan Blair: Rock Bottom Moments to Rock Star Opportunities, What Does it Take to Achieve Greatness?
Myleik Taught You by Myleik Teele
One of the most influential startups for African American women today, curlBOX founder Myleik Teele has spent years providing wisdom and transparency for aspiring girl bosses. Her podcast is dedicated to answering tough questions about business while drawing from her own mistakes and wins. Building a company is never easy and Myleik holds nothing back. Her “I got your back” reassurance will motivate any young entrepreneur to make a lasting impression in their industry and life.
Must-Listen Episodes: My Top 5 Books for Entrepreneurs, Choosing Conferences, Creating a Life You Can Be Proud Of, How I Quit My Job with Courtney Sanders
How I Built This by Guy Raz
Recently debuted by National Public Radio in September, this new podcast for entrepreneurs unpacks the journey of some of the world’s most successful business leaders and brands. These motivational narratives reveal their triumphs and mistakes, as well as actionable steps to uncover what it takes to build a company that will never be forgotten.
Must-Listen Episodes: Spanx: Sara Blakely, Instagram: Kevin Systrom & Mike Kriger
Hashtag + Stilettos by Sakita Holley
In a crowded world of Instagram companies and “branding experts,” public relations professional Sakita Holley aims to set herself apart from the rest. The owner of House of Success public relations firm, Holley dedicates her podcast to building a recognizable brand in the modern hustle of entrepreneurship. Through powerful conversations with respected business owners and her own golden nuggets of PR wisdom, this podcast provides the perfect tools to kill the game with high preparation and even higher heels.
Must-Listen Episodes: Do I Need PR?, Done is STILL Better Than Perfect, How to Build a Killer Network as a Boss Introvert
Many people can start a business but the true test comes with building something sustainable and unshakable. So grab some coffee, a pen and paper and dive into these amazing podcasts soon. You won’t regret it.