Entrepreneur Podcasts, Learn About Business and Startups
Before you get any further into this article, I must first disclose that I am the co-host of the Startup Hustle Podcast. Therefore, in some ways, my opinions will be REALLY credible and in other ways somewhat biased as I am certainly going to favor my own product over that of the competition. So, let’s just get that out of the way entirely before I make recommendations related to the Entrepreneur Podcasts produced by my peers.
A podcast created by entrepreneurs and startup founders, by entrepreneurs and startup founders. First launched in December of 2017, the Startup Hustle Podcast is hosted by myself, Matt DeCoursey and my business partner and co-host, Matt Watson. At the time of this article, our podcast has been listened to in 173 countries and comes out 3-4 times per week. We publish a variety of content, sometimes related to specific subjects and sometimes through interviews with other successful entrepreneurs and startup founders.
When we first decided to create a podcast there was a lot of debate about what the show would be about. After all, that is pretty important, right? That said, my co-host and I have had a lot of success doing a lot of different things. Let me also get that out of the way.
Matt DeCoursey (Me) , co-founder of Full Scale, an international company with hundreds of employees worldwide. Full Scale helps companies build software development teams in our offices in the Philippines. Within the first year of founding Full Scale, we hired 185 employees, I’m still trying to wrap my arms around that by the way. Full Scale is owned by myself and Matt Watson, my co-host of the Startup Hustle podcast.
Founder of GigaBook, an online booking, and workflow efficiency platform. GigaBook helps its users turn their existing websites in real-time appointment booking sites through the use of our plugins (widgets).
Author of Million Dollar Bedroom. My educational narrative as to how I once started a business in the extra bedroom of my home, then using nothing but a credit card with an $8000 limit I created multiple companies that over the next 8 years generated 30+ million dollars in revenue. Million Dollar Bedroom achieved #1 sales status in multiple categories at some point after it’s launch.
Author of Balance Me, A Realist’s Guide to a Successful Life. This book is my take on how you can achieve a greater sense of balance within your Personal, Professional and Physical life. There is also a free app that anyone can use with or without the book. Balance Me hit #1 in multiple categories after its launch and went as high as #5 in the Self-Help category.
Co-author of The Realist’s Guide to a Successful Life. Written with Joel Cummins the Keyboardist from Umphrey’s McGee. Using experience, I gained after 8 years in the music industry, combined with Joel’s 20+ years of experience as a touring musician we help advise those that wish to pursue a career in the music industry. The book also includes conversations with well-known musicians such as Jeff Coffin of the Dave Matthews Band, Taylor Hicks, Huey Lewis, Victor Wooten, and Susan Tedeschi.
Matt Watson (my Co-host and Business Partner)
Matt is still best known as the co-founder of VinSolutions, Kansas City-based SaaS company that was acquired by AutoTrader for 150M.
Founder and CEO of Stackify, an application performance monitoring company with users in 60+ countries. After exiting VinSolutions, Matt founded Stackify in order to provide affordable tools for software developers.
Matt Watson and I are quite similar and also quite different at the same time. This is what makes us excellent business partners as well as co-hosts of the Startup Hustle podcast. There is no doubt that Matt has already done what every entrepreneur hopes to do… meaning, exited a company for a huge payout! So if you aren’t interested in hearing what he has to say, then you are probably aren’t that serious about becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Now Back to WHY…
We quickly realized that the world did NOT need another anything that told the success story of two middle-aged white dudes from the suburbs but instead NEEDED something that instead told the story of the powerful and oftentimes expensive lessons we learned through our mistakes and failures. So that became our mission! Sure we discuss a lot of the wins we had, but usually, within the context of discussing the failures, we had along that way. Overall, our strong belief is that it is how we can offer the most value overall to our listeners.
Produced by the big-box media outlet, Gimlet does an excellent job with the Startup podcast. It offers a wide variety of quality content, all of which is produced well. The Startup podcast will not disappoint. Since its launch in 2014, the Startup podcast has been downloaded millions of times and has even been adapted into a sitcom called Alex, Inc. This podcast for entrepreneurs has earned multiple awards such as the Gracie Award and the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. Alex Blumberg and Lisa Chow do an amazing job in detailing the life of an entrepreneur.
Considered a staple of the Entrepreneur Podcast World, Entrepreneur on Fire is a HIGHLY downloaded podcast. It is done well and will provide you with a wide variety of subject matter and advice. John Lee Dumas does a crazy good job of interviewing entrepreneurs who are on a roll. In this entrepreneur podcast, JLD has interviewed thousands of entrepreneurs and how they began to reach their current level of success. JLD’s own struggles have led him to find a way to empower others to show them the ropes of the life of an entrepreneur. This is truly a podcast BY entrepreneurs FOR entrepreneurs.
With easily over 1,500 episodes, Alex Warner finds a way to ask the nitty-gritty questions that most of us are afraid to ask. Warner takes his own struggles and success as an entrepreneur and uses them as a way to dive deep into what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Losing focus on what the goal initially was is a sure way to fail and Mixergy will help you to stay on track and control those burning ambitions you have. This entrepreneur podcast gives you instant access to the necessary education you NEED to SUCCEED.
The best-known companies always have a story worth knowing. Companies like Facebook, Microsoft, and Burt’s Bees have all been success stories that have also been interviewed by Guy Raz. Produced by NPR, this Entrepreneur Podcast works to find the interesting journeys of successful innovators and entrepreneurs and the kind of legacy they have left behind. Each episode focuses on the story of one entrepreneur and their rise to the top. In 2017, Raz became the first person ever to have three podcasts in Apple Podcasts top 20 lists. So, I guess you could say that he knows what he is doing.
Hosted by Joel Goldberg, Rounding the Bases looks to find the similarities between the sports world and the business world. Goldberg pushes for in-depth interviews with many successful entrepreneurs. This podcast really focuses on the internals of successful companies. Goldberg is a long-time sportscaster turned Entrepreneur Podcast host with the hope of sharing his experiences and knowledge to his audience. Just like every high school coach says, the lessons you learn on the field are applicable off the field as well. This podcast explains why basic sports lessons are crucial to a successful business model.
Every business is at WAR with one another. Learning how to win these battles means more than just economic success. It means dominating the competition and changing society as we know it. Business Wars digs deep to find out what executives and entrepreneurs do to reach their peaks of success and what causes them to fall into ruin. This Entrepreneur Podcast is hosted by David Brown, an award-winning journalist with an eye for investigative questions and gritty interviews. In the entrepreneur world, it’s all about what can MAKE or BREAK your company. So, Business Wars is obviously a no-brainer when it comes to listening to podcasts.
The Tim Ferris Show
The Tim Ferriss Show is all about the tools to succeed. Hosted by best-selling author Tim Ferriss, the podcast is the audial symbol of leading a horse to water. Ferriss breaks down what tactics and tricks successful industry leaders use to reach their triumphant peaks. The Tim Ferriss Show is one of the most successful business podcasts to ever been on Apple Podcasts. For three consecutive years, the Time Ferriss Show has been selected as one of the best podcasts on Apple Podcasts. If this doesn’t show you how POWERFUL this podcast is, then I don’t know what will.
Gary Vaynerchuk gives you the works when it comes to success in the business world. His show offers a wide range of topics from snippets of his daily vlog to tips and tricks for marketing and business. This Entrepreneur Podcast offers a casual and steady audio experience for those who want to learn more about what it takes to succeed by focusing on personal and/or professional growth. Changing for the better always starts within and in order to succeed in the business world is no different. Vaynerchuk helps to guide you build the state-of-mind necessary to be successful.
Seth Godin hosts this live-recording entrepreneur podcast, where he helps guide entrepreneurs to build their dream business. The Startup School is a light listen and acts as a guiding hand for those of us who are afraid of starting our own path. Godin is a multi-best-selling author and entrepreneur, who found early success during the Dot Com boom of the early 2000s. In this podcast for entrepreneurs, he focuses on what it takes to achieve effective marketing and leadership. Seth Godin’s Startup School is an entrepreneur podcast with the intent of guiding you towards the path of your dreams.