Any business owner and seasoned entrepreneur knows one of the top priorities an individual needs to have, especially if they're to become successful and have a successful business in turn – and that's constant self-improvement.
These days, it's not so easy to pick up a book on self-development or business skills. For many, it's not a question of time – it's a matter of motivation, and that's something that podcasts can really help with.
Statistically, over 15% of Americans listen to some form of podcast or audiobook. And for business owners, they offer a vast wealth of knowledge, insight and inspiration, coming from people from all walks of life. In the UK, the number of adults that listen to podcasts/audiobooks is far more substantial; with over 61% being active daily listeners to one or more podcasts.
For people in the world of business, podcasts offer flexibility around a professional's tight economy of time, while being able to convey information which may not be readily apparent from reading books. Podcasts are able to cover a wide scope of interviews and perspectives from people all across the professional spectrum.
Here are some podcasts that offer support, guidance and enlightenment for those who are seeking it out – and willing to listen.
Tim Ferriss Show
The Tim Ferriss Show provides listeners with a long-form, sit-down interview with some of the big names in the world of business. Tim Ferriss is a best-selling author, and he offers a deeply analytical approach in his podcasts.
Edge of the Web Podcast
Edge of the Web host Thomas Brodbeck offers listeners in-depth interviews with big names and experts from the realm of digital marketing, providing their unique perspectives and advice on a successful digital marketing campaign, for businesses of varying sizes. It's a podcast that is aimed squarely at those looking to build a startup.
Build a Better Agency
Hosted by Drew McLellan, owner of the Agency Management Institute, BaBA interviews experts who offer unique
insights into all aspects of a successful agency, including sales, recruitment and events management.
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