Whether you’re in the beginning stages of owning your business or you’re already a few years in, you’ve probably caught on that being a solo entrepreneur means that you’re constantly learning. Owning your own business also means that you’re always on the go.
Even if you’re not technically commuting or driving across town for meetings, your schedule is likely jam-packed and it might be difficult to set aside time for continued learning. Thankfully, in the past few years interest in podcasts has grown significantly and well, it’s safe to say that there’s a podcast on almost any topic–– especially solo entrepreneurship.
Since you’re a hustling business owner and probably don’t have an ample amount of time to research what podcasts you should dedicate your time to, we did it for you! Keep reading for the top five podcasts you should be listening to this year.
We’re kicking this list off with a podcast that was created specifically for solo entrepreneurs like you. Join Michael O’Neal to learn actionable takeaways to guide you to success in every aspect of your business endeavors. This podcast also features guests from a wide variety of industries. Even if you’re running a personal training business, you might gain from someone like Darren Roebuck, a voiceover artist who was recently featured on the podcast. Give it a listen and let yourself be open to inspiration!
How I Built This is an official NPR podcast hosted by Guy Raz. If you’re looking for a compelling listen and a chance to learn from some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs and how they found success, hit that play button and get ready to hear some great business and life insights.
While you won’t find as many actionable takeaways that can be applied to a small business, the podcast dives into the challenges that come along with starting a business on your own and the value of overcoming those obstacles. Plus, after each podcast, Raz highlights a listener’s solo entrepreneur story.
If you’re on your way out of a typical 9-5 job and working towards making your business a full-time gig, Nick Loper’s podcast shows you how to take your side-hustle beyond what you work on after hours and on the weekends. This is a great resource if you’re looking for practical tools to finally take that jump into full-time solo entrepreneurship.
Co-founder of Who What Wear and MyDopamine, Hillary Kerr takes listeners through interviews of entrepreneurs who were on a completely different career path before they decided to take the leap and become their own boss. Recent interviews include founder and CEO of Daily Harvest, Rachel Drori, and Creative Director of Puma, June Ambrose.
Who can resist an engaging and inspirational TED Talk? These short podcasts feature successful business owners, executives, and professionals on a wide variety of topics related to business. While not every episode is directly related to solo entrepreneurship, there’s something for everyone in this collection from the world-renowned TED Talks.
Some topics that might pique your interest: 3 steps to stop remote work burnout, Why the secret to success is setting the right goals, and the Secret to being a successful freelancer. Plus, these Ted Talks don’t waste any time getting to the point–– episodes range anywhere from 5-15 minutes.