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100 Best Small Business Podcasts 2011

100 Best Small Business Podcasts 2011

A new year is upon us and it’s that time once again!

As many of you know, every year Small Business Trends Radio searches high and low on the Internet for you so that we may choose 100 of the most useful and informative podcasts we can find for YOU. 

In today’s technical times, many people don’t have the time to search, scour and sift through all of the amazing audio resources that are daily filling the Internet.  But never fear!  We’ve done the footwork for you and we’ve categorized them as well.  Some of the podcasts listed have a broader focus but the majority have a  focus on small business. You’ll notice that there are some old faces and many new ones here.

There is an amazing wealth of information here – so relax, sit back and listen!

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LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

DishyMix – With Susan Bratton. Susan serves up a mix of lessons from individuals from the world of advertising, digital media, marketing, social media and more. 

Total Picture Radio — With Peter Clayton. This podcast features career empowerment interviews with best-selling authors, senior executives, leadership coaches and entrepreneurs. 

Project Management War Stories — With Wayne Thompson. Monthly interviews with seasoned business leaders, managers and top level executives offering advice. 

HBR IdeaCast – By Harvard Business Review. A weekly audio podcast, gathering analysis and advice of the leading minds in management.

Trafcom News Podcast – With Donna Papacosta. Listen to interviews and discussions about topics that are important to people in the business of communicating. 

Manager Tool Podcasts – With Mauzenne & Co. This podcast is about new tools and easy techniques you can use to help achieve your management and career objectives. 

The Engaging Brand – With Anna Farmery. A podcast to motivate, inspire and engage people at work. 

The Bottom Line – With Evan Davis. This podcast gives insight into business from those leaders at the top.

Break Through Business – By Michele Price. Giving entrepreneurs and small business owners tools for success in our new business economy.

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MARKETING AND SALES 

Marketing Over Coffee – By John Wall and Christopher Phenn. This podcast stays on top of all that’s new in the world of business marketing. 

Internet Marketing This Week – This podcast stays on top of today’s hot marketing topics and answers questions such as, “Why did YouTube go to wide screen?” 

Duct Tape Marketing — By John Jantsch. John provides interviews with influential marketing professionals and those who demonstrate advanced marketing tactics. 

Marketing Edge — With Albert Maruggi. This podcast features insights and advice on public relations, marketing, communication and more. 

Small Business Big Marketing Show – With Luke Moulton & Timbo Reid. Hear how other small business owners from around the world go about their marketing. 

Sales Podcast – With Shane Gibson. Shane is talking about sales force leadership, new entrepreneur development, social media marketing and how “to close bigger deals.” 

AdVerve – With Angela Natividad & Bill Green. This is a podcast about advertising and marketing. 

The Official BNI Podcast – With Dr. Ivan Misner. This podcast is a weekly audio discussion with Dr. Ivan Misner, the Founder and Chairman of BNI. 

Six Pixels of Separation – With Mitch Joel. Mitch talks about digital marketing, new media and personal branding. 

The BeanCast – By Bob Knorpp. This podcast features a panel of smart ad-biz types discussing news and issues. 

Managing The Gray – By C.C. Chapman. This is is a marketing podcast that is teaching you and your company about the changing business world. 

Clarity Advantage’s Sales Thoughts – With Nick Miller. Gain tips and techniques for prospecting, negotiating, coaching, and managing the sales process. 

The Click Millionaires Radio Show – By Scott Fox. Tune in for free online marketing, e-commerce strategy, and lifestyle business-building advice.

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OPERATING A SMALL BUSINESS

Mind Your Own Business Podcast — With Guy Kingston. Guy discusses topics such as hourly billing, working from home, bankruptcy, business insurance and much more. 

Escape from Cubicle Nation — With Pamela Slim. Pamela shares advice on issues for those who have gone from employee – to business owner. 

Accelerate Your Business Growth – Diane Helbig is discussing small business issues.  If, as a small business owner, something is keeping you up at night, Diane offers input and suggestions for resolution. 

Views From the Top – With Adrienne Graham. Adrienne takes a look at the hard hitting issues affecting women in corporate positions and entrepreneurs at the top of their game. 

The Smallbiz Brain – By David Wolf. This podcast features interviews with small business experts and leaders.

The Passionate Entrepreneur – With Kenneth Darryl Brown. This show is for passionate entrepreneurs who want to take their companies to the next level. 

Entrepreneur People – With Sherry Borzo. Real Stories about real people that teach lessons in business and in life. 

Automate My Small Business – By Brandon & Matt. How to automate, outsource, and streamline your small business.

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TAX AND FINANCE

Accounting Best Practices — With Steve Bragg. Steve covers a broad range of accounting topics and other financial-related matters. 

Kiplinger Podcast — By Kiplinger. This podcast covers personal finance topics and tips to pay attention to your finances. 

Marketplace — A daily dose of news on business and current economics trends affecting your business. 

The Clark Howard Show – With Clark Howard. Save more, spend less and avoid rip-offs. 

NPR: Planet Money Podcast – Everything you need to know or want to learn about money and finance. 

WSJ’s Your Money Matters – This podcast by The Wall Street Journal will help you to keep your finances in tip-top shape. 

Ernst & Young International Tax Podcast – Business insights by Ernst & Young.

Money Box – With Paul Lewis. News of savings and investments, credit cards and loans, pensions, banking, tax, benefits and giving to charity. 

DH Unplugged – With John Dvorak and Andrew Horowitz. Hard hitting commentaries on the financial market and the economy.

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STARTUPS AND STARTING A BUSINESS 

The Startup Success Podcast – With Bob Walsh and Patrick Foley. Get the information you need as a startup, indie or micro-ISV (independent software vendor). 

StartUpNation Radio – With Rich Sloan and Troy Janisch. This podcast provides in-the-trenches expertise on how to start and grow your dream business. 

SmallBizPod – With Alex Bellinger. Inspiration for start-ups and entrepreneurs.

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HOME BASED BUSINESS 

Work at Home Success – With Leslie Truex. Leslies shares business tips, tools and resources for those who work from home. 

Home Business Internet Talk Show — With host Paul Stanton. Paul covers all aspects of running a business from home and episodes range anywhere from 2 minutes to a half hour or more. 

Work at Home Moms Talk Radio — With Kelly McCausey. Kelly interviews a successful WAHM (work at home mom) or business owner every Monday morning with an emphasis on Internet-based businesses. 

I Should Be Writing – With Mur Lafferty. Mur shares tips, insights and motivation for freelance writers. 

Freelance Advisor – With Darren Fell and Andy White. Darren and Andy share tips and insights from real freelancers and contractors. 

Careers from the Kitchen Table – By Raven Blair Davis. Find ways to create a consistent income all from the comfort of your own home.

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SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY 

The Force Field — With Rick Savoia. This podcast is a half hour production dedicated to the small, independent IT service provider. 

Entrepreneur’s Journey — By Yaro Starak. Yaro provides specific help to those starting and running Internet businesses such as how to take payments online, sell ebooks or launch a new product. 

The Social Customer – With Brent Leary, Maggie Fox, et al. “Meta-conversations” on Social Customer Relationship Management (CRM), small business tech trends and social media. 

Net@Night – With Amber MacArthur & Leo Laporte. Amber checks out what’s happening on the Internet right now, finding new cool sites. 

The Hobson & Holtz Report – With Neville Hobson & Shel Holtz. This podcast is a twice-weekly show at the intersection of online communication and public relations. 

Tech Chick  Tips – With Helen (techchick) and Anna (digimom). Tips and tricks for teaching 21st century students using 21st century skills.

WordCast – Is a source for the hottest topics in the blogging, social media and WordPress. 

On Digital Media – With John Federico. It is a podcast about the technology, creation, distribution, consumption and monetization of digital media and its effects on traditional media and marketing. 

On The Record Online – By Eric Schwartzman. This podcast is talking about how technology is changing the way organizations communicate. 

Practical eCommerce — This podcast is for those attempting to grow their businesses online and provides practical tips, tools and resources including help with ecommerce software and more. 

Scobleizer – By Robert Scoble. A podcast by a self-proclaimed geek who grew up in Silicon Valley and interviews technology innovators and executives. 

The Boagworld Show – By Paul Boag. A podcast for those who design, develop and run websites.

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND FRANCHISES 

Ecommerce Podcast – This podcast interviews ecommerce entrepreneurs who share the lessons they’ve learned. 

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“ALL AROUND” SMALL BUSINESS PODCASTS 

The Small Business Podcast – With David Michaels and Daniel Miller. Using their wit and smarts, David and Daniel bring you practical tips, concepts and advice to apply to your small business. 

Microbusiness News Briefs — By Dawn Rivers Baker. Dawn focuses on the needs of microbusiness owners, those with 5 employees or less. 

Wall Street Journal Podcasts – Stay up-to-date on the latest business trends and changes with The Wall Street Journal. 

Eye on Small Business – With K. Scanlon. A weekly radio show that features interviews with small business owners sharing practical tips and advice. 

Small Business Trends Radio — Our very own show with Anita Campbell, featuring interviews with today’s professionals on a wide variety of business topics. 

Business Insanity Talk Radio – By Barry Moltz. This is a business radio show where we talk about all the craziness of small business. 

Blog Business Success – With Wayne Hurlbert. Podcast about business blogging, search engine optimization SEO, marketing, public relations, and entrepreneurship topics that will help your business grow. 

Zane Safrit – Zane talks with his guests about small business, innovation, word-of-mouth, leadership, generating positive cash-flows, topgrading, social media, and the economy. 

Small Business Radio – With Jim Blasingame. The Small Business Advocate Show is the world’s only weekday small business radio program. 

Mixergy – By Andrew Warner. Online business tips from successful entrepreneurs. 

The Rise to the Top – Video podcast by David Siteman Garland. The #1 non-boring business show. 

Jaffe Juice TV – Video podcast by Joseph Jaffe. A dialogue on the subjects of new marketing, advertising and creativity. 

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BUSINESS NEWS AND THE BIG PICTURE

Inspiring Words of Encouragement – By Zig Ziglar. Zig provides encouragement and motivation for business and personal life. 

Little Things Matter – By Todd Smith. Improving your life one thing at a time. 

The Real Story – With Frank Curzio. Frank discusses stocks and headlines keeping you current in today’s investing and trading. 

Killer Innovations — With Phil McKinney. Phil covers all things innovation and offers thought provoking ideas for entrepreneurs. 

WallStreet Unspun – By Peter Schiff. Peter provides the market outlook and a dose of current news events. 

World Business News – By BBC World Service. This podcast provides in-depth analysis of global business developments and trends that affect consumers, investors and the environment at large. 

Business Week — Ten different shows are offered and literally hundreds of recordings to choose from all relating to business. 

TIME Business Podcast — This podcast covers business stories addressing executive interests from technology to management to small business. 

New York Times Podcasts — The New York Times offers over a dozen podcasts on topics ranging from personal technology, international news, book reviews and the backstories behind NYT published articles. 

Marketplace – By American Public Media. This podcast brings you the latest and most talked about headlines in business news today. 

WSJ’s This Morning – The Wall Street Journal brings you the morning’s top business and finance news. 

CNNMoney – This podcast provides a wealth of finance information, advice, tips and tactics to apply to your business and personal life. 

Business Week Cover Stories – Business Week provides coverage of current business news and backstories behind the business week covers. 

David Allen Company Podcast – by David Allen.  David’s show, “Getting Things Done” is “a podcast designed to help you win at the game of work and business of life.”

Done! – By David Stiernholm. This is a podcast about structure and how to visualize, simplify and get more time at your disposal. 

The Great Work Interviews – With Michael Bungay Stanier. “Find Your Great Work” by  Michael Bungay Stanier. 

Knowledge@Wharton – With Wharton faculty. Listen to CEOs and other commentators have to say about the latest business trends, breaking news and market research. 

On The Media – From NPR. Podcasts on the Internet. 

The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders – Podcasts from the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. 

The Economist – Business content from The Economist magazine. 

Peter Day’s World of Business – Insights into the business world with Peter Day. 

World Business News – By the BBC. Analysis of the day’s big global business developments and how they affect consumers, investors and the environment. 

Americana – With Matt Frei. An insider’s guide to the stories shaping the USA today.

WorkAwesome Podcast – With Mike Vardy. WorkAwesome is a resource for people who love what they do, and want to become awesome at it.

Freakonomics Radio – By Stephen J. Dubner. Explore “the hidden side of everything.”

Financial Times Podcast – With Martin Wolf. The chief economics commentator reads his weekly column.

EconTalk – By Russ Roberts. An economics podcast for the daily life.

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For more, you can visit our previous list of 100 Best Small Business Podcasts From 2009 and 100 Best Small Business Podcasts From 2010. We encourage you to leave suggestions for your favorites below in the comments section. We’d love to hear from you!

34 Responses to “100 Best Small Business Podcasts 2011”

  1. Palle Frid Svensson Says:

    Great comprehensive list Martin!!!
    I will definitely try out and listen to the inspiring podcasts.

  2. Joseph Says:

    Great list Martin!

  3. Sean Saulsbury Says:

    You missed The Independent Entrepreneur, available at http://www.indybizshow.com/

  4. Martin Lindeskog Says:

    Palle & Joseph: Thanks for your kind words!

    Sean,

    Thanks for your comment. I found your podcast after I had compiled the list.

    All the Best,

    Martin

  5. Raven Blair Davis Says:

    Thanks so much for tuning in and including Careers From The Kitchen Table Radio as one of your Top 100 choices.

    I apprecite it!
    Raven

  6. Martin Lindeskog Says:

    Raven,

    Thanks for your comment and appreciation!

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  8. Kelly Says:

    I’m so honored to be listed again!

    I look forward to scouting out some new programs from your list :)

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  11. Leslie Truex Says:

    Thank you for including Work-At-Home Success in your list of top podcasts!

  12. Martin Lindeskog Says:

    Kelly McCausey: Thanks for your comment! Have you found some new programs lately?

  13. Martin Lindeskog Says:

    Leslie Truex: Thanks for your comment! Do you see any special trends in the work-at-home business field?

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  15. Melissa Blair Says:

    Great list. I’m adding a few to my Iphone tonight. There’s a couple of ones that I love that were missed. Help My Business Sucks (small business and marketing ideas) and Internet Business Mastery – starting your own internet business.

  16. Alex Says:

    Let me add a few more Internet Marketing podcasts to the list: http://www.marketingsutra.com/blog/marketing-podcasts/

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  20. Ben Says:

    thats a strong lineup of podcasts. Those marketing ones are pretty good.

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    No laughing I just found out I was on this last year. Thank you so much.

    It has been a pleasure to spotlight guests for a very in-depth interview allowing listeners to walk away with actionable takeaways-and as if they just received a consultation.

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    Thank you, Martin!
    Here’s another one: Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn. I like him a lot.
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