I admit it. I've never been a podcast listener, until recently.
To the point that podcasts weren't even on my radar; like they didn't exist at all. When I'd hear something like, "subscribe to my podcast," I'd roll my eyes and think 'pshhh, like I need something else to keep up with.'
Turns out I was wrong. I started listening to one, and I loved it so much that I went looking for more to add to my library, and I loved those too, so I went looking for even more. Now I have 20 different podcasts in my library, and I listen to all of them fairly regularly, some more often than others.
My husband even got into it, around the time I did, via the British History Podcast (more on that further down).
There's nothing to "keep up with" as it turns out, these podcasts are a little like books; you can pick them up and stop whenever you want. They're always available whenever you have free time to listen.
Today I'm listing my favorite business podcasts that every female entrepreneur (or small business owner) should be listening to + 1 extra (non-business related podcast) just for fun!
*The podcasts I'm listing today, are not affiliated with me in any way, and I'm not getting paid to promote them. I'm telling you about them only because I enjoy listening to them myself. They've been helpful for me in my own journey, so I want to share them with you too!
7 Podcasts for Female Entrepreneurs
and Small Business Owners
1 | THE STRATEGY HOUR
By: Think Creative Collective
TCC is made up of two lovely ladies: Abagail and Emylee. Both are kickass, and they are not afraid to tell it like it is. They are silly and funny, but also smart and competent young women, who went into business together, and then quickly grew into a very successful online entrepreneurial empire.
On their 3rd episode, they interviewed Rachel Hofstetter, former editor of O Magazine, and she walked listeners through how to get noticed by publications like O. Talk about actionable advice, right from the gate!
If you subscribe, you'll hear from other fantastic successful people like: "David Siteman Garland of the Rise to the Top, Nathan Barry of ConvertKit, Natalie Franke of the Rising Tide Society, and Ankur Nagpal of Teachable."*
They cover a large number of topics you'll want to hear all about, including: "growing an online audience, email automation, diversifying your products and offers, generating more sales online, social media, outsourcing, affiliate marketing, productivity, systems, and how to treat your passion like the real business it is."*
And if you like what you hear, they have their own self-paced online courses so you can dive in even further, including the ever popular Trello for Business.
2 | GOAL DIGGER
By: Jenna Kutcher
I think this one was my first podcast listen, actually. I stumbled onto it, and started with her first few episodes, marathoning them and enjoying every second.
Jenna is super upbeat, easy to listen to, and she has a lot of advice to share that's worth your time. She is so relatable and real that you might forget she's not just a wise neighbor or friend. She invites tons of experts onto her podcast, and picks their brain to see what made each successful, and what advice they'd give to listeners. It's inspiring, uplifting, empowering, fun, and real.
She is religious (fair warning if that's not your cup of tea), but she isn't preachy at all, so don't be afraid to listen anyway. After all, her podcast isn't about church, it's about business advice and she's also a marketer, so that gives her extra perspective that other experts like her don't have.
3 | SHE MEANS BUSINESS
By: Carrie Green
I first "met" Carrie, Founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association, when I read her book of the same title, She Means Business (which by the way, is an excellent read that I definitely recommend).
READ MORE: 35 Books for Creative Entrepreneurs
She isn't a goofy entertainer, but she is interesting, relatable, and full of real & helpful advice. With her easy-flowing British accent, she provides listeners with one inspiring episode after another.
"If you’re a creative and ambitious female entrepreneur, or are contemplating the entrepreneurial path, this podcast will provide the honest, realistic and practical tools you need to follow your heart and create a wildly successful business."*
4 | ELLECHAT, THE PODCAST
By: Elle & Company Design (Lauren Hooker)
Lauren's podcast is basically just her weekly Ellechat webinar, but in podcast form. She's been doing these weekly Ellechats for a long time now, so there are plenty of episodes to watch or listen to, depending on how you learn best.
She's very proper, succint, but also very knowledgeable and she covers her topics in great detail. She also has the question & answer portion at the end of each episode/webinar. With that portion, you get to dive into each topic even further, by listening to questions from live attendees during the Ellechat webinar, bringing extra answers and insights to the conversation.
She's easy to understand, and "transparently shares all of her online business and blogging strategies, branding and design tips, and marketing tactics to help creatives start and scale their business."*
5 | PURSUIT WITH PURPOSE
By: Melyssa Griffin (formerly The Nectar Collective)
Melyssa started off as a teacher, miserably hanging onto a job she didn't love, teaching English in a foreign country. Then she started a blog as a hobby, which grew into a design business, and after a few years and evolving some more, she hit her first million dollar year in 2016.
She realized though, that she was now miserable in a new way because she had lost sight of what was most important to her. That's when she began her own Pursuit with Purpose. She interviews experts and picks their brain, to see what they're doing differently and what advice they'd give listeners on similar paths.
She says, "this podcast is about my journey to meaning and fulfillment and how you can bring it to your own life - today and every day."*
6 | THE FEMTREPRENEUR SHOW
By: Mariah Coz of Femtrepreneur, and Megan Minns
Mariah is another badass female entrepreneur, and Megan is her trusty side-kick & systems expert. The pair are fun to listen to, and very knowledgeable.
I just started listening to this one very recently, and with 50+ episodes to listen to, I've got a lot to catch up on!
Mariah has been an online entrepreneur for 8+ years, and has built a 7-figure business through online courses and programs. She knows her stuff. The Fem Show "will give you only the most actionable, practical, no-bs strategies and tools to make your online course business a reality - profitable, leveraged, and 100% on your terms."*
It covers "everything from finding your niche, choosing your course topic, creating your course, answering all of your questions about online courses, list-building, launching, webinars, evergreen sales, passive income, and tools and tech. In The Femtrepreneur Show, Mariah and Megan are bringing you real case studies and real launches, detail-oriented interviews with online course business owners, and all the strategies and tools you need to take action with your course idea today."*
7 | THE INFLUENCER PODCAST
By: Julie Solomon
This one is brand new to me! I've got a lot of catching up to do, but I can't wait!
"An innovative podcast that explores the secrets behind the ever changing trends of influencer marketing. It takes you behind the scenes with successful influencers, bloggers and industry elites in conversation to share how they engage, persuade and grow their unique influence."*
"Hosted by marketing strategist, New York Times best-selling publicist and influencer Julie Solomon, Julie and guests join in conversation to share how they engage, persuade and grow their unique influence, and how their work impacts the influencer industry. Julie brings you marketing and branding strategies with Amy Porterfield, Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential, Melyssa Griffin and more. Through each episode, learn how to strengthen, monetize and build your own industry-leading influence."**
+ 2 more, just for fun:
8 | THE CREATIVE LEAP
By: Alexander Tutungi (A Dubsado Podcast)
This one is brand new! There's only a handful of episodes, but they are just getting started. As a Dubsado fan myself*, of course I had to start listening to their podcast!
READ MORE: Why Dubsado is my Favorite App
Each week they dive into a different entrepreneur's journey, and talk about how and why they decided to take "the creative leap" and start their own successful business, and dish out some fantastic advice along the way.
9 | THE BRITISH HISTORY PODCAST
By: Jamie Jeffers
This one isn't business related at all, but I had to share it anyway, because my husband loves it, and I actually enjoy it too!
It's seemingly always featured in Apple's top rated podcast lists, and if you really like it you can subscribe as a member and get bonus episodes that dive in even further.
My husband, Brian, has listened to at least 2/3 of the episodes (& counting) of this podcast, and I've listened to a handful as well, including the very interesting episode on medicine from the Dark Ages (episode 240). (I'm talking, how they used fresh horse dung and breast milk to "solve problems" that are absolutely bizarre & hysterically disgusting.)
Jamie was a lawyer with a big interest in British history, and this podcast was a hobby that turned into his full time job. It's obvious he loves what he does; he can make the most mundane things sound interesting, and even funny at times.
It's a super detailed chronological retelling of the history of Britain, going back as far as it's possible to go back, and it is not at all boring! I've heard a few very interesting episodes, and with several hundred episodes already published (as of 2017), history lovers will be in heaven with this one!
That's it for today! As I find more to add to my favorites list, I'll update this post and share my new finds with you.