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26 Podcasts to Inspire Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

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Looking for some inspiring ways to get through a career slump? In search of a professional refresh? We have you covered.


These podcasts are perfect for sellers looking for some more entrepreneurial development. We’ve segmented them out so you can find what’ll speak to you: Podcasts made for and by female entrepreneurs, podcasts specific to those taking on a side hustle, and podcasts focused on issues pertinent to the retail ecommerce industry.


This list is by no means an be-all-end-all of podcasts. Its main objective is to inspire you. Whether you’re a 9-to-5 professional, dream of owning your own business, or just curious about what other, modern-day creatives are talking about—these podcasts are worth a listen.Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 7.46.16 AM.png 

For Women in Business

Want to hear from a large community of professional women looking to change up the entrepreneurial environment? These podcasts are created by and for female entrepreneurs:


1. #GIRLBOSS Radio

Join Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso as she interviews noteworthy women in this entertaining, witty podcast looking to redefine what it means to be successful in retail (and beyond).


2. Call Your Girlfriend

Sometimes you just need to call your bestie. Creators Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman hash through a myriad of topics in this refreshing podcast. Their shows often focus on those utterly human moments we’ve all experienced in our professional lives.


3. BossedUp

The BossedUp tagline says it all: They’re here to help you craft a happy, healthy, and sustainable career with award-winning personal and professional development training—with flare and a few curse words. (We added that last part).


4. Stuff Mom Never Told You

...but you really wish she did! Co-hosts Emelie Aries and Bridget Todd unpack the ever-evolving issues facing women today. Their data-driven conversations are intended to spark the progress of women’s lives, careers and general advocacy of each other.


5. She Does

Every other Wednesday, join hosts Elaine Sheldon and Sarah Ginsburg as they feature notable women—both up-and-coming and well-established— within the intersection of media, journalism, film, art and technology.


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For the Side Hustlers

Interested in getting involved in the gig economy? These podcasts feature topics and issues specific to those looking to take on second or third side jobs:


6. Side Hustle Pro

This podcast spotlights the successes of black women entrepreneurs who have ascended from side hustle experts to full-time entrepreneurs, in niche business areas. This podcast has over 47,000 passionate community members.


7. Two Inboxes

Side hustle guru Molly Ford Beck interviews ambitious entrepreneurs who manage prosperous side gigs on top of time-consuming full-time careers. No matter where you are in your career, there is something for everyone in this podcast.


8. Creative Pep Talk

Also known as “CPT,” this podcast is great for aspiring creative entrepreneurs, professionals, and freelancers. If you’re struggling to find harmony between concrete career success and your creative wants, this show is a great resource.     


9. The Smart Passive Income

Through his own personal experiments, founder Pat Flynn coaches you on how to create the business you want—and a life you love. Whether you’re getting started, or farther down along the entrepreneur pathway, this podcast will provide a great guidance with full transparency.


10. Side Hustle School

Are you ready to start “playing entrepreneurially?” Chris Guillebeau shows you how to reach your highest side hustle potential—without quitting your day job. Get started with your entrepreneur lifestyle here.Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 7.47.21 AM.png


For Tips from eBay Sellers

Of course, there are many eBay-specific podcasts to tune into as well:


11. eBay Radio

This bi-weekly show is designed exclusively for eBay sellers and is hosted by eBay’s resident education expert Jim “Griff” Griffith. He shares online buying and selling tricks of the trade for those looking to transition their eBay selling to a new level.   


12. eBay’s Open for Business

Host John Henry shares his tips to successfully build a business from the ground up. Join Henry as he conducts in-depth interviews with business owners from various industries.


13. Online Selling with Suzanne Wells

As an active ecommerce seller, Suzanne Wells has some hefty selling experience to share. She identifies what will have more success selling on eBay, and how to go about doing so. This is a must-read if you’re uneasy about where to start when it comes to selling with us.Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 7.48.23 AM.png


For Retail and Ecommerce News

Looking for some resources more unique to the retail industry? Here are a few:


14. The Retail Focus Podcast

A weekly podcast that focuses on the technical parts of retail business, this show looks into critical topics like payment processing and branding, as well as the business choices of notable retail brands.


15. Total Retail

The go-to source for individuals hungry for the latest news related to the retail industry. Stay in the know of changing trends and take an in-depth look at global brands disrupting the retail world.


16. Build My Online Store

This podcast focuses on digital marketing and the evolving world of ecommerce. What began as an interview-focused show now explores more varied tools that sellers can use to streamline their efficiency as a retailer.Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 7.49.20 AM.png


For Entrepreneurial Inspiration

Podcasts that cover topics specific to small business owners and entrepreneurs:


17. Small Biz Ahead

Small business inspiration is here! Topics covered on this podcast include: customer service, cyber security, bookkeeping, and how much money you can really expect to make in your first year. Check in here for some honest answers and real help.


18. Beyond the To-Do List

Balance your life, and do good work. That’s the motto host Erik Fisher lives by. Each show takes on the challenges of working hard and earning more, while still maintaining your happiness (and sanity).  


19. From Scratch

Ready for some honest advice about launching your own business? This podcast calls on the experts as they speak candidly about the trials and tribulations of being a small business owner.


20. The Introvert Entrepreneur

Introverts unite! And be successful. Founder Beth Buelow empowers introverts (and everyone else) to find their voice in business, entrepreneurship, leadership and life.


21. Online Marketing Made Easy

Host Amy Porterfield thinks selling should be easy—especially when you use the right marketing tools. Get started with her today.


22. StartUp

What does it take to get your budding business off the ground? Learn from industry experts and hosts Lisa Chow, former reporter from Planet Money, and Alex Blumberg, former producer of This American Life and co-founder of Planet Money.  


23. Freelance to Founder

This podcast puts it best, “stories from solo to scale.” This show spotlights those who’ve transformed their business to be something much more than they expected. Tune in for some awe-inspiring anecdotes.


24. Being Boss

This show is all about being authentic, having clarity about what you want in your business, and then following through on it. Roll up your sleeves, and get to work.  


25. The Positive Impact Podcast

This podcast aims to elevate mission-driven entrepreneurs working to redefine how the world sees business. Tune in to hear how ambitious leaders carve out space in a noisy digital world.


26. How I Built This

Take a closer look at the stories behind some of the world’s greatest companies with host Guy Raz.


Sellers, what podcasts to do you listen to?

by ebetsy · Rockstar | Updated

There's one essential difference between eBay Radio and the other podcasts mentioned, other than it being eBay Inc's own: eBay Radio is also a live interactive talk show that's broadcast online on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In fact, it's the world's longest running professionally produced internet talk show. Think eBay education meets morning zoo madness! 


On Tuesday, from 11am-2pm, eBay Radio features guests, eBay news and related ecommerce content, and open phones segments. On Thursdays, from 11`am-1pm PT, eBay Radio's Ask Griff & Lee features calls from listeners along with eBay news and ecommerce content. During each show, a live chat board adds to the education, information and inspiration provided — not to mention the fun — while the free eBay Radio app for iOS or Android lets you listen live from anywhere.


After each show, segments are archived for listening or download through the archives website (which also offers seller resources such as a Seller Group Directory and Seller Event Calendar, iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcast sites. eBay Radio is also available vis RSS feed.


Check it out at eBayRadio.com!


p.s. Full disclosure: I work for Voicemarketing Inc., the company that produces eBay Radio for eBay Inc.. This is my posting (and buying!) ID; I sell under 2 different IDs.

by woodsys · Adventurer

OMG! You forgot one of the best ever...So You Want To Sell On eBay! I have learned so much from the eBay sellers they have interviewed. How in the world did you forget Ron and Ali?


 scavenger life - the best ebay related podcast handsdown

by heidirrr · Adventurer

 Scavenger Life podcast (amen, @empty.the.attic) is my favorite podcast of all.  The hosts model their "ebay lifestyle," and it's especially useful for sellers who focus on one-of-a-kind, vintage and collectible items.  The husband and wife team have an entertaining repartee that makes the time fly.  One hour later, I've always learned something that helps me grow as a seller.  And it leaves me feeling like when the end of your favorite serial TV program ends... anticipating the next one!