4 Podcasts To Inspire Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Don't know about you, but I'm a business podcast junkie. Podcasts and books about entrepreneurial journeys and personal development are my go to when I want to feel inspired and need that extra shot of motivation or serious kick in the pants.

I love to hear about other people's career journeys (which is one of the reason that my nine-to-five is in recruiting, I get to understand where they've been, where they want to go and help them get there). Knowing how someone started a business in their basement and grew it into a multi-million dollar company is incredibly inspiring. After a podcast, I always walk away with at least one piece of advice that I can use to propel my own business or help me better myself.

I also find that listening to other's stories makes me feel more connected to the entrepreneurial world. As anyone in it knows, it can be a lonely one when you work for and by yourself. Feeling connected to others by understanding their story and being able to relate to it can really help. 

If you're already a podcast fan, or if I've convinced you to try at least try one out, take note of the list below. I've compiled a few of my favourite podcasts for entrepreneurs, small business owners, bloggers and anyone thinking about starting a business. I've highlighted some of my favorite episodes as well from each. Take a listen and let me know what you think or share your own favorite podcasts in the comments at the bottom.

How I Built This

with Guz Raz

A narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.

  • Dry Bar w/ Alli Webb

  • Clif Bar w/ Gary Erickson

  • Toms w/ Blake Mycoskie

  • Virgin w/ Richard Branson


with Jaclyn Johnson

Part Work, Part Party. The weekly podcast breaks down the business of being a modern working women tackling topics from negotiation, honing your pitch and creating that killer tagline.

  • Finding Your Tribe w/ Kristin Ess

  • Pitch Perfect w/ Barbara Corcoran

  • Taking Your Creativity Seriously w/ Rachel Zoe

Your Creative Start

by Jaharn Giles

A podcast helping creatives get started in their own businesses and become known for their something.

  • Becoming your own boss

  • Creating an influential online presence

  • Transitioning your side hustle into a full-time gig

  • Marketing your business w/ Tess Robinson

The Marie Forleo Podcast

by Marie Forleo

Create a business and life you genuinely love.

  • What stops you from getting started - and how to fix it

  • The 4-minute method to massive productivity

  • How to build an unforgettable brand