5 Podcasts that Helped Grow My Business

Podcasts have really exploded in popularity and it seems like everyone is producing one.  While it’s amazing that you have all this great information just a download away, as a business owner, your time is valuable and shouldn’t be wasted on bogus podcasts that just aren’t ready for prime-time.

I’ve been listening to five great podcasts that have really helped grow my business and keep me focused on leading my Team.  You might want to listen too!

Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso –This is one of the first podcasts I started listening to.  In each episode, Amoruso interviews a woman leading in business.  Each woman tells her unique story from first job to present day.  One of my favorites was the November 10th interview with Alli Webb, Founder of Drybar.

Self Made Man –This podcast is f-ing amazing.  Mike Dillard is the Self Made Man and each week he interviews a gentleman business owner and actually gives you sound advice on how to run a business.  Mike is all about membership businesses, reoccurring revenue and how to build a distribution channel to grow not only the business you have right now, but any future businesses you might start.  Each episode is pretty long—like an hour—but the information is extremely valuable.  I have listened to the October 26th interview with Justin Tupper, CEO of RevolutionGolf.com, “The Secret to Building a Massive Membership Business” and the December 7th interview with Geoff Woods, future CEO of Keller Williams Real Estate, “A Practical Guide to Building an Empire” several times.  If your business is membership-based, like mine, this is a must-listen.  Girls can listen too.

Profit. Power. Pursuit.  –Each week, Tara Gentile talks with an entrepreneur in a creative field to discuss all the success and problems they’ve faced in building their business.  All of the topics are applicable to small business owners—time management, scaling your business, etc.  If you feel alone in your business with all your problems—this podcast will make you realize that you are not.  Not really comforting, but I’ve learned a lot from listening to how other business owners have solved their problems and worked through them to eventually get ahead.

Smart Passive Income  Pat Flynn hosts a podcast solely about passive income and how listeners can learn from successful business owners earning a living from passive income.  I have made one of my goals for the first quarter of 2017 to develop a passive income strategy, so I just started listening to this podcast to do some research on what might work best for me.  As a reminder, passive income is income that comes from an entity that is reoccurring and predictable—like rental property, high dividend stocks or developing a newsletter.

Help My Business! –This is a video podcast hosted by Andrew Lock.  I only took one marketing class in business school—marketing just isn’t my wheelhouse.  But Lock makes marketing interesting and he tells it like it is.  He pretty much makes fun of everyone, which I love.  Check it out.  You might just learn something.

There you have it—five podcasts that I listen to each week.  I’ve received some great advice from each of them and I hope you will too.

In my next post, I’ll discuss how to succeed at owning a franchise beyond what the Franchisor supports.  Even if you don’t own a franchise, you’ll be able to apply these strategies to your own business.

Until then, stay on your toes!

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