5 business and self-development podcasts to check out this summer

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Be productive this summer and listen to an engaging business or self-development podcast to boost your career.

By U2B Staff 

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Summertime is upon us, so what better time to listen to a new podcast? Whether you’re getting some sun on the patio or cooling off in an air-conditioned room, plug in your headphones and relax while listening to an informative podcast where you can get inspired and learn a new thing or two.

There are several to choose from, depending on whether you’re looking for a more holistic outlook on business, or to manage your personal finances better. We’ve narrowed it down to five of the most compelling and interesting business and self-development podcasts that you can listen to on-the-go.

Entrepreneurs on Fire 

Budding entrepreneurs in need of some new inspiration should check out this award-winning podcast by John Lee Dumas.

Learn more about entrepreneurial journeys and get some tips from industry experts through this interesting and educational podcast.

According to Entrepreneur, “The podcast has hosted over 2,000 interviews with industry heavyweights such as Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss. Aside from the credibility of featured talent, Dumas’ podcast sets it apart from the rest in the fact that new episodes are rolled out every single day of the week.”

Online Marketing Made Easy

Looking to start your own online business but no clue where to start? You should check out Amy Portfield’s Online Marketing Made Easy podcast.

An online marketing strategist herself, Porterfield shares key tips on topics such as social media advertising, content marketing and branding, email marketing, and even mini marketing masterclasses and step-by-step guides.

School of Greatness

This podcast by New York Times Best Selling author, entrepreneur and former pro athlete Lewis Howes is based on interviews with some of the most brilliant business minds, such as Tony Robbins, Jay Shetty, Ariana Huffington, and Michael Beckwith.

Focusing on self-development, this podcast inspires listeners to unlock their potential and live their best life through self-help and business tips from world-renowned leaders in business, entertainment, sports, science, and more.


Brown Ambition

This podcast with new episodes every week is hosted by Mandi Woodruff and Tiffany Aliche, two successful financial reporters, and is suitable for women looking for financial planning tips as well as how to balance life and work.

According to The Balance Small Business, “The hosts are not afraid to take political stances on issues that impact communities of colour, and their tone is both candid and compelling. Recent topics include how to scale up a small business, how to craft a personal investment strategy, and when it’s worth it (or not) to spend money on expensive beauty products.”

The $100 MBA

One of the top business podcasts is this one, by Omar Zenhom who used to attend the prestigious Wharton School of Business before he dropped out to create the $100 MBA community.

Driven by the aim to offer podcasts that don’t drone on but cut to the chase, Zenhom hosts bite-sized podcasts – approximately 15 minutes each – that educates listeners on everything they should know about building a business.

This includes topics such as how to invest in your own business, email list growth strategies, dealing with financial stress, how to get more backlinks, and many more.