20 Essential Business Podcasts for the Lean Entrepreneur
There’s a vague statistic that says 9/10 businesses fail. While this may not be 100% true, what is certain is that a lot of businesses do in fact fail. Knowing how to run a successful business is going to come from experience and past failures. It’s rare to get it right on the first try. So, why not learn from those who’ve failed, got back up, and built a thriving business in the face of adversity?Your thoughts become your emotions, which in turn become your actions. So, what are you feeding your brain? What do you listen to in your free time? Idle times make for an opportunity to learn new things and find out more about what interests you.Why not check out a marketing podcast, a design podcast, or something that covers business news? If most businesses fail, could it be something successful entrepreneurs know that others don’t?20 podcasts for business owners and designersAs an aspiring entrepreneur, it’s good to venture into unknown territories and expose yourself to new ideas. Listening to podcasts can bring you to a new level of understanding for topics that may be outside of your area of expertise. So, take a break from social media, put on your headphones, and fill your brain with some new ideas.Here are 20 of our favorite podcasts we think business owners and designers should be listening to in 2020:1. Y Combinator PodcastIf you’re familiar with startups, you’ve no doubt heard about Y Combinator. If not, you definitely should. They help startups develop their companies, as well as offering funding. Y Combinator’s podcast covers the intricacies of startups — from financing and building working relationships — to digging deep with their guests who have all experienced the struggles and successes of being founders.Whether you’re a software engineer, designer, content writer, or anyone who gets excited about tech and entrepreneurship, you’ll find something inspiring and insightful when you listen to YC’s podcast — one of the best business podcasts for those who love tech.2. Masters of ScaleYou can’t call your podcast something like “Masters of Scale” and not deliver something extraordinary. Founded by a master of scale himself, Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn, this podcast brings it. With such heavy hitter business leaders like Bill Gates, Ariana Huffington, and Howard Schultz as guests, Masters of Scale is like an all star game of successful entrepreneurs. Reid makes it a point to balance out his cast of guests with a diverse range of viewpoints to keep things interesting.With so many takeaways in every episode about how to run a successful business, Masters of Scale should be a part of your podcast listening routine.3. StartUpFor those who are fans of documentaries, the StartUp describes itself as “a show about what it’s really like to start a business.” The stakes are high when trying to get a startup off the ground, and any company will have missteps and failures. This podcast isn’t afraid to show the not so great side of things through a vulnerable and honest approach — making for a captivating listen. From showing how entrepreneurs Andrew Blumberg and Matthew Lieber’s early investment pitches crashed and burned, up to their win of being acquired by Spotify, this podcast tells their story with all its twists and turns and how they grew from a small business into successful entrepreneurs. It’s always intriguing to learn how a business builds itself up. From coming up with a marketing strategy, to building a website with something like Webflow — there are many steps.4. The FuturChris Do, CEO of The Futur, has put together a podcast whose reach…
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