Podcasts are one of my favourite things. I consume them at a rate of knots. The joy of them is that there’s no visual requirement, so just like radio, you can listen while you drive, walk the dog, cook the dinner, etc, etc. Unlike radio, you can choose what you listen to and when.

Today I’m sharing my favourite podcasts for marketing and small business growth. Check them out and please let us know which ones you love to listen to, so we can build our collection!

 

Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

Frequency: Weekly on Thursdays

Podcast description:

How do I start an online business? Grow my email list to thousands of subscribers? Sell more and grow faster? These are just some of the big questions that leading online marketing strategist Amy Porterfield digs into on the top-ranked Online Marketing Made Easy podcast. In addition to mini-marketing masterclasses and step-by-step guides, each episode is designed to help you take immediate action on the most important strategies for starting, scaling and automating your online business.

Why I love it:

Amy is the master when it come to reading your audience and working out how to attract your dream client. Her communication style is a bit slow at times, but she explains things very thoroughly, in detail, and has some great guests. She often includes a worksheet for each topic, these are very useful too.

 

Sorted with Alice Jennings

Frequency: weekly

Podcast Description:

Essential systems for successful small business. Join me as I speak to small business owners who share the systems and tools that are helping them achieve success.

Why I love it:

You might remember that I was lucky enough to appear on Alice’s podcast (you can find it here if you fancy a listen) a few weeks ago. Trust me, that is not the only reason I have included her podcast in my list! Alice is SO good at explaining systems and developing business processes that are simple and make sense. There are just so many nuggets of brilliance here, it’s well worth subscribing so you never miss one.

 

Akimbo by Seth Godin

Frequency: weekly, released Wednesdays

Podcast Description:

Akimbo is an ancient word, from the bend in the river or the bend in the archers bow. It’s become a symbol for strength, a posture of possibility, the idea that when we stand tall, arms bent, looking right at it, we can make a difference. Akimbo’s a podcast about our culture and about how we can change it. About seeing what’s happening and choosing to do something. The culture is real, but it can be changed, you can bend it…

Why I love it:

Seth’s delivery is totally deadpan, but as any marketeer will tell you, he is the GURU when it comes to marketing insight. This needs close listening but there is a bucketload to learn about marketing, customer engagement, building a tribe and the psychology of selling here.

 

Run Like Clockwork – Mike Michalowicz and Adrienne Dorison

Frequency: seems to be random but about once a week.

Podcast description:

Giving you every tool you need to grow and scale your business with operational excellence, while also prioritizing quality of life.

Why I love it:

Having read two of Mike’s excellent books, Profit First and Run Like Clockwork I have now turned to the podcast for further inspiration. It’s practical, easy to follow along and aimed at small businesses who are looking to grow.

 

Work Like A Woman – Mary Portas

Frequency: Monday Mornings

Podcast Description:

Join Mary ‘Queen of shops’ on her mission to place kindness at the heart of business. This is the future. It’s how we want to work. And it’s profitable. She’s joined by some great women (and men) who have proved it can be done.

Why I love it:

Mary is one of my life heroes. I had no idea she had started a podcast until I went to hear her discuss her newest book of the same name. There are only a few of these available so far, but it’s such good stuff, she’s sure to keep it going.

WorkLife with Adam Grant

Frequency: weekly

Podcast description:

You spend a quarter of your life at work. You should enjoy it! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life. From learning how to love your rivals to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure. You’ll never see your job the same way again.

Why I love it:

I love Adam’s intelligence and insight into the world of work and how we can make things better, employees and employers alike. There is also plenty to pick up from his featured workplaces about structuring your working day, and workload, to improve your output.

 

So there you have it. My current favourites. Are there others that you could recommend? It’s your turn! We’d love to hear in the comments which podcasts you really rate, there is always room for one more! Comment below…