Ask any entrepreneur and most will say the secret to success is the constant pursuit of knowledge. Thanks to the rise of the podcast, it’s never been easier to gain valuable insight into leadership, finance, personal growth, and more—but it can also be difficult to find the real gems among the filler.
At Homewatch CareGivers, we offer a home care franchise opportunity with strong marketing support and a proven business model, but because our franchise owners are entrepreneurs, we know they’re always open to growth and learning. In that spirit, we’ve compiled a list of 10 useful, highly rated podcasts to benefit any business-minded leader. All podcasts on our list can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify and deliver plenty of ideas and inspiration.
If you believe there’s more to being a successful business leader than how much is in your bank account, this podcast is for you. It’s hosted by Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go-Giver, an international bestseller that suggests a focus on giving rather than getting is the key to success. Episodes present insights and interviews with notable entrepreneurs and thought leaders and illustrate the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success introduced in the podcast’s namesake book.
Sprung from the pages of Dave Ramsey’s 2011 book EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches, the podcast features discussions with renowned leaders and entrepreneurs like Simon Sinek, Mark Cuban, John C. Maxwell, Kat Cole, and more. Episodes often tackle the tough stuff, like how to transition team members when someone leaves and how to lead during times of uncertainty, as well as offering inspiration with topics like rediscovering the joy of work and remembering your why.
Tim Ferriss is perhaps best known for his bestselling book The 4-Hour Workweek, which presented game-changing ideas about how to maximize productivity while also managing time more effectively. In his podcast, he talks with people at the top of their game—not just in business, but in art, sports, music, science, and more—to find out their tips and tricks. Occasional mini-episodes feature guests sharing books that have made an impact on them.
On his podcast, entrepreneur, author, and angel investor James Altucher prefers to go deeper into the success stories of his guests—which include money experts, rappers, hostage negotiators, writers, and research biologists, just to name a few—learning about the point when they decided to choose themselves, reinvent themselves, or forge their own path. Those looking for thought-provoking discussions and inspiration for living a fulfilling life will find that here.
Pitched as a casual conversation about marketing tips and strategies, this podcast delivers easily digestible information for anyone looking to pick up some tricks. Most episodes are about 20-30 minutes, and hosts John J. Wall and Christopher S. Penn cover topics ranging from social networks and SEO to email marketing, copywriting, and offline campaigns, often bringing in expert guests for even more insight.
David Cancel, CEO and founder of software company Drift, shares hard-earned lessons he’s learned from more than 25 years as a leader and five-time startup founder in this podcast with a fiercely loyal following. After a hiatus of more than a year, the podcast just returned for a 25-episode season with Cancel and co-host Adam Schoenfeld on the 25 things Cancel wishes he knew when he was younger, along with insight for a business landscape rapidly changing in the face of the COVID pandemic.
Digital marketing guru Eric Siu seeks to gamify professional growth and development in this fun and informative podcast. He talks to entrepreneurs at the top of their game, uncovering actionable tactics and strategies that listeners in virtually any industry can apply to their lives. In mini-episodes, Siu offers up bite-sized insight from his own experience helping to grow some of the biggest brands in the country.
A much-needed voice for female business leaders, host and freelance consultant Amanda Boleyn seeks to inspire women at any stage of their entrepreneurial journey. Whether drawing on her own experience as a leadership development coach and entrepreneur or engaging in conversation with other successful women, Boleyn shares strategies and tips on everything from energy management and productivity to scaling a business or obtaining legal services.
If you’re looking to be more hands-on with the financial aspects of your business or want a better understanding of unique or complex accounting processes, this podcast is for you. Host Steve Bragg, a renowned CPA and CFO who has worked with Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche, keeps things short and easy to absorb with most episodes just 6-8 minutes long and touches on topics like payroll, accounting technology, changes in compliance, business planning, and more. Especially relevant to our Homewatch CareGivers franchise owners, episode 265 deals with accounting for franchises and episode 294 talks about health care accounting.
Host Felix Salmon, chief financial correspondent for Axios, and co-hosts Emily Peck of HuffPost and Anna Szymanski of Reuters Breakingviews discuss breaking stories and hot topics currently affecting the financial and business landscape. The three seasoned economics journalists bring varied perspectives and engaging insight to each episode, making for an informative and accessible podcast for listeners of any background.