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Six top podcasts for SME owners


With Small Business Saturday approaching on 5 December, we take a look at some of the recommended podcasts for business owners that offer support, guidance and strategies to grow and sustain a business. 

Entrepreneurs on Fire – John Lee Dumas 

In this series, John Lee Dumas interviews successful small business owners, ranging from solo entrepreneurs to tech start-up founders, exploring their business journeys and the steps that have enabled them to succeed. The advice from over 2600 episodes is also compiled in a book called The Common Path to Uncommon Success. 

The Small Business Sessions – Enterprise Nation and Xero 

These 20-minute podcasts share the stories behind Britain’s small businesses, helping aspiring business owners turn their ideas into reality, providing support and a community for those already running SMEs. 

The Self-Employed Life – Jeffrey Shaw 

This podcast offers both business and personal development strategies for the self-employed. The series discusses a variety of topics, from productivity and branding to living a fulfilling, self-employed life. Host, Jeffrey Shaw, interviews best selling authors and experts to guide small business owners into ways of thinking and strategies that will strengthen both their businesses and their lives. 

The BizChix Podcast: Female Entrepreneurs – Natalie Eckdahl 

Host, Natalie Eckdahl MBA, is a coach to high performing women and helps female entrepreneurs through her business training, coaching and expert interviews. The aim of her sessions is to empower listeners to master their mindset, grow as a leader and refine their strategies in order to excel in their industry.  

Smart Passive Income – Pat Flynn 

Pat Flynn hosts this weekly, award-winning podcast, offering interviews, strategies and top tips on how to grow your online business and increase profits. Pat also produces YouTube videos, helping business owners to “make more money, save more time and help more people too”. 

Online Marketing Made Easy – Amy Porterfield 

This weekly podcast from online marketing expert, Amy Porterfield, provides support and guidance on a variety of topics to help grow a business online - from how to develop your email list to social media advertising. It also offers “mini marketing masterclasses” and step-by-step guides that include actionable steps to use digital marketing to grow your online business. 

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