Smart entrepreneurs have learned that effectively multi-tasking is a myth. That is, however, unless you're listening to a podcast while you're exercising or running errands.
Podcasts have been around for years, but since creation of the iPhone, and the explosion of social media, they have changed the way we consume audio content.
These days you can download a podcast app on your favorite smart phone, and have a wealth of information that will help grow your business. Fresh ideas, new ways of marketing and inspiration from fellow entrepreneurs are waiting for you through today's podcasts.
This is a list of emerging podcasts, not yet well known, that provide valuable content for entrepreneurs with every episode. I specifically looked for shows that have fresh guests, not the entrepreneurs we normally hear from on the top-rated podcasts. Avid podcast listeners can recite those stories from memory.
Here are nine emerging entrepreneurial podcasts that you should be listening to.
1. Starve the Doubts by Jared Easley
Jared does a great job of mixing well-known entrepreneurs with up and comers. He makes it even better with entertaining and original questions. Doubt is something every entrepreneur struggles with, so this podcast is a must-listen. The audio quality is superb, the guests are inspiring and the topics help you starve your doubts. You'll want to subscribe ASAP. Many podcasters consider Jared a leader in the modern podcast movement. He even gets mentions from top entrepreneurs, such as Chris Brogan.
2. The Sales Evangelist by Donald Kelly
Your business lives or dies by its sales, and that's where the Sales Evangelist comes in. Donald interviews entrepreneurs who have cracked the "sales code." Whether it's online or off, Donald has your sales training covered. Donald isn't teaching theories. He has the real life experience to back up what he's saying.
3. The Brand You Podcast by Mike Kim
Building your brand is an important part of entrepreneurship, and we are the brand. Mike Kim helps entrepreneurs build a brand that expands their reach, impact and bottom line. In each episode you hear a real person behind the microphone who struggles just as we do. You really connect with Mike, as well as his guests and the topics.
4. Smart Time Online by John Dennis
This podcast is the jack-of-all-trades for entrepreneurs. From topics like SEO, writing sales copy, blogging tips, email marketing and host of other topics, John has you covered. He also brings on guests from time to time that add to experience and knowledge.
5. Get In the Lab by Kevin Vu and Megan Pangan
Starting a business is hard. Starting a business with your spouse takes a strong entrepreneur. This is a raw and uncensored podcast from a couple that mixes business and their relationship. The honesty is refreshing, the content is relevant and the takeaways are inspiring. This is one podcast you can enjoy on your own or with your partner.
6. Marketing Access Pass by Anthony Tran
This is your go-to podcast for marketing and building an online business. Anthony has an amazing gift for breaking down complex topics so entrepreneurs can take immediate action. This podcast consistently delivers. The topics are fresh and relevant, the guests are inspiring.
7. Rhodes to Success by Jessica Rhodes
Jessica Rhodes is the owner of a business that helps connect entrepreneurs with podcasts for interviews. This gives her the inside scoop on locking in interviews with entrepreneurs who are at the top of their game. The podcast is new, and the line up is an entrepreneurial dream team. Jessica's bubbly personality makes this a great podcast.
8. Wow Small Business Show by Bryan Orr
This podcast is dedicated to helping equip the small business owner with all the tools they need to grow their business. If you are a business owner in the "trenches," this podcast will give you fresh ideas to escape. There's a little something for every entrepreneur in this podcast. Byran is funny and knows what he's talking about.
9. Latiniza Digital (in Spanish) by Laura Elgueta
With Spanish being the second most used language in the United States, I would be remiss to leave out a Spanish speaking podcast. Laura is a wife, mother and entrepreneur who has an amazing perspective on balancing business with life. She delivers tips on balance in your business. If you speak Spanish, you'll get a lot of value from this podcast.
10. Leaders in the Trenches by Gene Hammett
Many entrepreneurs struggle with where to spend their time, focus and hard-earned dollars, Gene does a great job offering solutions. Having been a millionaire, and then losing it all in a bad business deal, Gene has a very unique perspective on how to build and grow a business. The guests are original and Gene asks all the right questions. Every episode is a shot of inspiration and practical application.
11. Inspiring Innovation by Meron Bareket
Coming to you live from Israel, Meron is an inspiration expert. He offers fresh guests, new and creative ideas, and practical takeaways. Innovation is an area a lot of entrepreneurs can benefit from and use to grow their businesses. Meron also has a tech background, so you get answers for frustrating tech problems.
12. The Family Knot by Amy Robles
Amy is a mom, military spouse, blogger and helps stay at home women build income on the side. Amy and her husband have paid off $25,000 in debt, all while Amy has been at home as a full time mom. She has the experience and knowledge to help you build side income. Her show is practical and inspiring.
13. Marketing Optimization by Alex Harris
What entrepreneur doesn't need help with marketing? Alex is a marketing expert who has a gift for giving you just what you need. With topics such as copy writing, niching, ecommerce and advanced SEO, this podcast has you covered.
Many experts believe podcast is still in its infancy, which is great news for content-hungry entrepreneurs. These podcasts have everything you need to grow your business, without giving you the same 20 guests you hear on the top rated podcasts. Mix it up and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
What are some of your favorite podcasts?