Nothing fills a commute better than a great podcast. Podcasts are a great way for entrepreneurs and small business owners to stay up to date on what’s happening in different industries, gain inspiration from success (and failure) stories, and receive valuable advice from professionals. Whether you are looking to start your own business or looking to grow the business you have now, these podcasts are an excellent place to start.

1. The Unmistakable Creative

This is the perfect podcast for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone who is looking for passionate stories about business, productivity, and creativity. Host Srini Rao interviews a wide variety of guests to give a unique perspective on storytelling and branding. The great thing about this podcast is that it includes guests from various industries and backgrounds. Guests talk about what it took to get to where they are now, leaving the listener with an inspiring story that just might kick start their own creativity.

2. StartUp                  

This podcast does its name justice. Episodes cover one man’s journey from your normal, everyday guy to a successful businessman. That man is Alex Blumberg, the former producer of This American Life and Planet Money as well as the owner of the media business, Gimlet. Listeners are privy to the details of every failed pitch, difficult conversations with friends and family, and business negotiations. StartUp is a great listen for anyone who wants an inside look at the process of starting a business and what to expect when moving from an idea to a success story.

3. Eventual Millionaire

Who doesn’t like the sound of this one? The Eventual Millionaire podcast features a new “case study” each episode. Business coach, Jaime Tardy, interviews a different millionaire entrepreneur each episode about the steps they took that lead them to where they are now. It’s a very interesting look at the successes and failures of the people who have achieved their dreams. The guests also offer useful advice for anyone looking to do the same.

4. Mixergy

If you want a podcast for small business owners but don’t ever want to run out of episodes, Mixergy is a great choice. This entrepreneur favorite already boasts over 1,000 episodes and doesn’t seem to plan on stopping. Each episode includes inspirational stories from what Mixergy deems the “doers and thinkers.” Mixergy even provides transcripts of each episode so that you can easily go back to specific parts for research or inspiration.

5. This Week in Startups

Also known as “TWIST,” This Week in Startups is an ideal podcast for small business owners because it lets you keep your finger on the pulse of the tech industry. This podcasts gives you an insider’s look at the latest in the tech industry and also provides valuable advice about investments and fundraising for anyone looking to start or grow their own business.

Which podcasts did we miss? Let us know if you have any favorites!

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