Podcasts continue to be popular, whether in video or audio. We’re delighted to announce the 4th Annual “Top 100 Podcast for Small Business” list — 2013 Edition.
Each year we choose 100 of the most informative small business podcasts. While there are many excellent business podcasts out there, these are ones that we think small business owners, startup entrepreneurs, managers, marketers and budding entrepreneurs will find particularly valuable.
Congratulations to all those listed!
If you didn’t make the list this year, or you don’t see your favorites, leave a comment and tell us who you recommend. And if you’ve made the list, feel free to grab a badge for your site.
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DishyMix – With Susan Bratton. Susan serves up a mix of lessons from individuals from the world of advertising, digital media, marketing, social media and more.
Total Picture Radio — With Peter Clayton. This podcast features career empowerment interviews with best-selling authors, senior executives, leadership coaches and entrepreneurs.
HBR IdeaCast – By Harvard Business Review. A weekly audio podcast, gathering analysis and advice of the leading minds in management.
The Digital Publishing Podcast– By Tristan Higbee. The Digital Publishing Podcast is about ideas on infoproduct creation, new media and internet marketing for digital publishers.
Manager Tool Podcasts – With Mauzenne & Co. This podcast is about new tools and easy techniques you can use to help achieve your management and career objectives.
The Engaging Brand – With Anna Farmery. A podcast to motivate, inspire and engage people at work.
The Bottom Line – With Evan Davis. This podcast gives insight into business from those leaders at the top.
Break Through Business – By Michele Price. Giving entrepreneurs and small business owners tools for success in our new business economy.
70 Decibels – Home Work. With Aaron Mahnke and Dave Caolo. A podcast for people who work from home, whether freelancer or telecommuter.
Marketing Over Coffee – By John Wall and Christopher Phenn. This podcast stays on top of all that’s new in the world of business marketing.
Duct Tape Marketing — By John Jantsch. John provides interviews with influential marketing professionals and those who demonstrate advanced marketing tactics.
Marketing Edge — With Albert Maruggi. This podcast features insights and advice on public relations, marketing, communication and more.
Small Business Big Marketing Show – With Luke Moulton & Timbo Reid. Hear how other small business owners from around the world go about their marketing.
Social Media and Sales Strategy Podcast – With Shane Gibson. Shane is talking about sales force leadership, new entrepreneur development, social media marketing and how to close bigger deals.
AdVerve – With Angela Natividad & Bill Green. This is a podcast about advertising and marketing.
The Official BNI Podcast – With Dr. Ivan Misner. This podcast is a weekly audio discussion with Dr. Ivan Misner, the Founder and Chairman of BNI.
The BeanCast – By Bob Knorpp. This podcast features a panel of smart ad-biz types discussing news and issues.
Managing The Gray – By C.C. Chapman. This is is a marketing podcast that is teaching you and your company about the changing business world.
Clarity Advantage’s Sales Thoughts – With Nick Miller. Gain tips and techniques for prospecting, negotiating, coaching, and managing the sales process.
The Click Millionaires Radio Show – By Scott Fox. Tune in for free online marketing, e-commerce strategy, and lifestyle business-building advice.
Wall Street Journal on Small Business – Insights for starting and running a small business, from the Wall Street Journal and Startup Journal and experts in areas such as management and finance.
I Love Marketing – With Dean Jackson & Joe Polish. Talk show about new marketing ideas, referral marketing, email marketing, etc.
Small Business Bulletin— With Joe Connolly. Observations and anecdotes from the world of the small business.
Accelerate Your Business Growth – Diane Helbig is discussing small business issues – whatever it is that keeps a small business owner up at night, and she is offering input and suggestions for resolution.
Views From the Top – With Adrienne Graham. Adrienne takes a look at the hard hitting issues affecting women in corporate positions and entrepreneurs at the top of their game.
The Smallbiz Brain – By David Wolf. This podcast features interviews with small business experts and leaders.
The Passionate Entrepreneur – With Kenneth Darryl Brown. This show is for passionate entrepreneurs who want to take their companies to the next level.
Help! My Business Sucks! – Video podcast by Andrew Lock. A weekly show that helps entrepreneurs to get more done and have more fun.
Ecommerce Podcast – This podcast interviews ecommerce entrepreneurs who share the lessons they’ve learned.
Accounting Best Practices — With Steve Bragg. Steve covers a broad range of accounting topics and other financial-related matters.
Marketplace — With Kai Ryssdal. Daily business and economics news updates.
The Clark Howard Show – With Clark Howard. Save more, spend less and avoid rip-offs.
NPR: Planet Money Podcast – Everything you need to know or want to learn about money and finance.
WSJ’s Your Money Matters – This podcast by The Wall Street Journal will help you to keep your finances in tip-top shape.
Ernst & Young International Tax Podcast – Business insights by Ernst & Young.
Money Box – With Paul Lewis. News of savings and investments, credit cards and loans, pensions, banking, tax, benefits and giving to charity.
DH Unplugged – With John Dvorak and Andrew Horowitz. Hard hitting commentaries on the financial market and the economy.
Small Business CEO Radio– With Glenn Garnes and Bob Graham. Free flowing discussion of issues affecting entrepreneurship and small business.
Marketing Mix Man– Marketing Mix Man. By Gary Bembridge. Helping passionate marketers build brands better, bigger and faster.
5by5– Back to Work. With Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin. A podcast on productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, etc.
This Week in Startups – With Jason Calacanis. Video podcast with entrepreneurs of startup companies.
Work at Home Success – With Leslie Truex. Leslies shares business tips, tools and resources for those who work from home.
Home Business Internet Talk Show — With host Paul Stanton. Paul covers all aspects of running a business from home and episodes range anywhere from 2 minutes to a half hour or more.
Solo Smart Solopreneur Podcast — With Kelly McCausey. Kelly interviews a successful WAHM (work at home mom) or business owner with an emphasis on Internet-based businesses.
I Should Be Writing – With Mur Lafferty. Mur shares tips, insights and motivation for freelance writers.
The Big Web Show – The Big Web Show. By Jeffrey Zeldman. The podcast show on everything about the web that matters; including web publishing, content strategy, typography and web technology.
The Force Field — With Rick Savoia. This podcast is a half hour production dedicated to the small, independent IT service provider.
Entrepreneur’s Journey — By Yaro Starak. Yaro provides specific help to those starting and running Internet businesses such as how to take payments online, sell e-books or launch a new product.
The Hobson & Holtz Report – With Neville Hobson & Shel Holtz. This podcast is a twice-weekly show at the intersection of online communication and public relations.
Tech Chick Tips – With Helen (techchick) and Anna (digimom). Tips and tricks for teaching 21st century students using 21st century skills.
Quit – Quit. By Dan Benjamin. A call-in show helping people sort out their lives, reevaluate their options, kick their crummy jobs, and start something awesome.
Practical eCommerce — This podcast is for those attempting to grow their businesses online and provides practical tips, tools and resources including help with ecommerce software and more.
The Boagworld Show – By Paul Boag. A podcast for those who design, develop and run websites.
Internet Business Mastery – With Jeremy “Sterling” Frandsen and Jason “Jay” Van Orden. A podcast dedicated to help you escape the 9-to-5 route by turning your life’s passion into an Internet business.
FT Connected Business – By Stephen Pritchard. The Financial Times podcast examines how business leaders can use IT to improve performance and exploit new opportunities for growth.
Spark – By Nora Young. A weekly podcast of smart and unexpected trendwatching.
Wall Street Journal Podcasts – Stay up-to-date on the latest business trends and changes with The Wall Street Journal.
Smart Companies Radio – With Kelly Scanlon. A weekly radio show that highlights successful small business owners and small business issues and resources.
Small Business Trends Radio — Our very own show with CEO Anita Campbell featuring interviews with today’s professionals on a wide variety of small business topics.
Business Insanity Talk Radio – By Barry Moltz. This is a business radio show where we talk about all the craziness of small business.
Blog Business Success – With Wayne Hurlbert. Podcast about business blogging, search engine optimization SEO, marketing, public relations, and entrepreneurship topics that will help your business grow.
Zane Safrit – Zane talks with his guests about small business, innovation, word-of-mouth, leadership, generating positive cash-flows, topgrading, social media, and the economy.
Small Business Advocate – With Jim Blasingame. The Small Business Advocate® Show is the world’s only weekday small business radio program.
Mixergy – By Andrew Warner. A video podcast with downloadable audio featuring interviews with experts that help teach others from their own experiences.
The Rise to the Top – Video podcast by David Siteman Garland. The #1 non-boring business show.
The Human Business Way– The Human Business Way. By Chris Brogan. Discussions and more with today’s top authorities on sales and marketing in a relationship-minded way.
The Lifestyle Business Podcast – With Ian & Dan Andrews. Design your personalized worklife with a Tropical MBA.
The Smart Passive Income Podcast – With Pat Flynn from the Smart Passive Income blog. Learn about online business and blogging strategies, as well as income sources and marketing tips.
YouCanWorkLess – Entrepreneur Ideas Podcast. By Dean Soto. Tips on how to start a profitable side business.
From Scratch — From Scratch. By Jessica Harris. A radio show about the entrepreneurial life.
The Schiff Report – Video podcast by Peter Schiff. Peter provides the market outlook and a dose of current news events.
World Business News – By BBC World Service. This podcast provides in-depth analysis of global business developments and trends that affect consumers, investors and the environment at large.
Ambitious Entrepreneur – Ambitious Entrepreneur Show. With Annemarie Cross. Taking your business to next level by using practical tools and mindset strategies.
New York Times Podcasts — The New York Times offers over a dozen podcasts on topics ranging from personal technology, international news, book reviews and the backstories behind NYT published articles.
Marketplace – By American Public Media. This podcast brings you the latest and most talked about headlines in business news today.
WSJ’s This Morning – The Wall Street Journal brings you the morning’s top business and finance news.
CNNMoney – This podcast provides a wealth of finance information, advice, tips and tactics to apply to your business and personal life.
David Allen Company Podcast – by David Allen. David’s show, “Getting Things Done” is “a podcast designed to help you win at the game of work and business of life.”
Done! – By David Stiernholm. This is a podcast about structure and how to visualize, simplify and get more time at your disposal.
Great Work Interviews – With Michael Bungay Stanier. ”Find Your Great Work” by Michael Bungay Stanier.
On The Media – From NPR. Podcasts on the Internet.
The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders – Podcasts from the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.
The Economist – Multimedia content from The Economist magazine.
Peter Day’s World of Business – Insights into the business world with Peter Day.
Freakonomics Radio – By Stephen J. Dubner. Explore ”the hidden side of everything.”
EconTalk – By Russ Roberts. An economics podcast for the daily life.
Six Pixels of Separation – With Mitch Joel. Mitch talks about digital marketing, new media and personal branding.
The Great Business Project–
The Great Business Project Podcast. By Ralph Quintero. A podcast on how to work “on” your business and not “in” your business.
The Social Hour – With Amber MacArthur & Sarah Lane. Amber & Sarah are taking the pulse on what’s happening on the social web right now.
Revision3– Foundation. By Kevin Rose. Interviews with tech entrepreneurs.
Building 43 – By Robert Scoble. Video podcast by a geek who grew up in Silicon Valley and interviews technology innovators and executives.
Social Pros Podcast – By Jay Baer. Jay is highlighting real people doing real work in social media.
Online Marketing & Communications – By Jon Buscall. A podcast on how to get the most out of online marketing and communications to help you grow your business.
Deborah Shane Metropolis – By Deborah Shane. A podcast with information, trends and resources on careers, work, new media, branding and motivation.
33voices – 33Voices. A global conversation about things that matter in business and in life.
Ms Ileane Speaks – By Ileane Smith. Get basic blogging tips and learn social media ninja techniques.
Foolish Adventure – Foolish Adventure. By Tim Conley. A show for the online-fueled business world.
Dave Hall – Business Tip of the Day. By Dave Hall. Quick pieces of advice to help your new business find success.
Inside PR – With Gini Dietrich, Joseph Thornley and Martin Waxman. A weekly podcast on social media and public relations.
Social Media Examiner– Social Media Marketing Podcast. By Michael Stelzner. A show that will help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.
Until next year, happy listening!
And if you don’t see your favorite small business podcast on this giant list, tell us in the comments below so we can review for next year.
If you’ve made the list, feel free to grab a badge for your site.
Thanks for putting this list together. We’re always looking for informative podcasts, not only to help ourselves out, but also to help out our customers. List’s always make my life easier.
Brittanie: Thanks for your comment and kind words. I look forward to learn more about Chatmeter at some point in time.
Thanks for including me in this list Martin and Anita. With 215,000 downloads and counting, it’s been so much fun to feature so many great professionals and businesses! Appreciate it!
Hi Debra – I would love to speak with you regarding the podcast ideas. Shoot me an email off our website: http://www.corestrata.com or you can find me on LinkedIn…
– Ben Pohl
Deborah: Impressive amount of downloads! How long have you been podcasting? What’s your take on BlogTalkRadio as a broadcasting platform?
Thank you very much for the honor! We are proud to be counted among such GREAT podcasts! On behalf of our team, thanks for everything you do for the small business community.
Ralph Quintero: Thanks for your comment! I will soon listen to your interview with Bob Burg. Have you listened to John Jantsch’s interview (The ROI of Relationships, 01/09/13) with B.B?
Thanks for including me on the list! I am honored.
Diane: Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 How have you linked Stitcher smart radio together with BlogTalkRadio? Btw: Check your copyright statement on Seize This Day Coaching. It says year 2011. 😉
Stitcher reached out to me and asked if they could add my show. They gave me the link. Thanks for the headsup on the copyright. Now if I could just figure out how to change it!
What a huge honor to be on this list among such great podcasts – thank you!
Annemarie Cross: Thanks for your comment! How ambitious are your plans for Ambitious Podcast Network? Great line-up of hosts (Meridith Elliott Powell, Stacey Myers and yourself).
Hi Martin, VERY ambitious 🙂 We have another half a dozen or so business owners who are planning on joining the network in the coming months with their own podcasts, including our Ask The Expert Done-For-You Interview Series, which is very exciting.
Annemarie: Great to hear about your plans! Please keep me posted! What kind of broadcasting tool and podcasting equipment are you using?
Diane: Thanks for the information about Stitcher. I clicked on “view source” and found that your site is built on a WordPress (parent) theme called Builder and child theme called Foundation Blank. You have to login on your admin. dashboard on WordPress and check the footer module / widget and update the copyright information (e.g., (c) 2011 – 2013) .
Really fantastic list of podcasts! I listen to many of them and I’m more than honored to see my show listed.
I’ll grab one of those badges too. Thanks so much!
Ileane: Thanks for your comment! Do you have any favorite podcast at the moment?
Great list! I listen to a number of these, including Marketing Over Coffee, Social Pros, Harvard Business Review and WSJ Tech Briefing. Maybe next year the Linking into Sales podcast will make the cut 🙂
Greg Hyer: Thanks for your comment and for the tip. You and Martin Brossman have produced 30 podcast episodes so far?
Great list! I hope Social Geek Radio will be considered next year.
Deb Evans: Thanks for your comment. I see that your and AK Stout’s podcast is highlighted and featured on BlogTalkRadio. How long time have you had your show?
Wahoo! I’m on the list!
Super honored of course 🙂
Kelly: Thanks for your comment! How would you say that your podcasting is keeping your focus on your business? (Your latest podcast, Solo Smarts #54: Keeping My Focus.)
I would love to see Connie Ragen Green’s podcasts included here in the future.
Lisa Connor: Thanks for your comment and tip. Have Connie Ragen Green produced 5 podcast episodes so far?
Hi Martin … Firstly, well done on putting such a list together. You’ve certainly rolled the sleeves up and identified some great shows. A number of which I listen to – I gotta say that the boys over at Manager Tools set a bit of a benchmark. Secondly, I’m chuffed my show is so high up in the list – lucky #13! Every now and then as a podcaster, you’d be lying if you didn’t ask yourself (as you hit the record button) “Is anyone listening?!” But when you see your own show ranking in a list like this, plus the wonderful listener emails and iTunes reviews received – it’s all worthwhile. I love podcasting. Love it! Looking forward to next year’s list. And please keep promoting this wonderful medium. It still amazes me that the smallest of businesses can have their own show! Cheers Timbo.
Timbo Reid: Thank you very much for your comments and kind words! 🙂
As a fellow podcaster I can relate to your statement: “Is anyone listening?!” and if it is worthwhile endeavor.
I will keep promoting this way of content creation. Pesonally speaking, as an social media evangelist I have an idea to set up a site focusing on this industry. Please stay tuned! 🙂
Btw: My first podcasting (Solid Vox) attempt was produced by a person in Australia. Is podcasting an ongoing trend in Australia? Podcast consumption is becoming very popular in Sweden due to the increased usage of smartphones.
WOW!! Once again I am humbled and thank you for including my show. Thank you so much.
Adrienna Graham: Thanks for comment! What is your biggest take away from your podcast, Views from the Top?
What a great list! I’ll definitely be sharing with the Launch While Working crowd! Next year I hope my show Launch Talk (www.lwwradio.com) makes the list!
Tai Goodwin: Thanks for your comment! You have been podcasting since 2009? Are you broadcasting your Launch Talk show during the lunch hour? 😉
Any way to get the list without flipping through 100 slides? A one page list would be great.
Brad: Leland McFarland, Chief Technology Officer, has created a single page option. Enjoy! 🙂
Brad Farris: I will check and come back to you. You could see the list as one page if you read it on your smartphone. I am writing this comment on my iPhone.
Where are the list of podcast that made your winning list for 2013 and 2012…cant find th actual list of radio shows that made it….thank you!
Raven Blair Davis: You are on the right page with the list for 2013 & 2012! 🙂
Thanks Martin -didn’t make it yhis time 🙂
Raven: Thanks for your comment! Do you have a RSS feed for your shows or are they archived on iTunes?
Blatant self-promo: If you’re interested in how business is done in Seattle, tune in to “Minding Your Business: Reality Radio for Entrepreneurs” at mybmedia.com.
Robbin Block: Thanks for your comment! I will check out your show, “Minding Your Business: Reality Radio for Entrepreneurs.” I love the name of your program. The word Min(d)ing gets your attention, like the expression, “mind your (own) business” and the add on, “reality radio” is spot on for entrepreneurs who have to adhere to the existence all the time.
You started your show in November 2011?
Yes, and been running almost every Saturday since. We’ve covered a lot of ground, everything from SEO and Google’s Panda through food products, pricing, Mompreneurs…you name it.
Robbin: Thanks informing us about your range of different products. I will start to dive into your archives. You said food products, have you had any program on the beverage industry, e.g., coffee, tea and energy drinks?
Jon Buscall (@jonbuscall)
Martin, I just saw this post (and link to my show!) today after Optify, my CRM, flagged this page up as the referring source for a new contact.
Thank you so much for including OMC.
Trevlig midsommar :=)
Jon: Thanks for your comment. I am glad to hear that your CRM system picked up this post! 🙂
Thanks for the holiday greeting. I was “under the weather” during the sommer solstice.
I want to talk with you about my new site, EgoNetCast, sometime in the near future. Please check out my latest post, Casting the Net Around New Media.
Martin: Last year, on 3/17, spoke to a new whiskey distillery. Did an interview on 4/20/13 with coffee roaster Jeff Ericson of Camano Island Coffee. Besides this one, he has 3 other businesses with coffee as the main ingredient. And on 5/4, interviewed a local vintner. Haven’t posted these last 2 podcasts yet — will probably go up in the next few weeks. I should do a show on energy drinks — thanks for the idea. What’s your interest in the beverage subjects?
Robbin: Thanks for listing the foodie show. I look forward to listen to them Thanks for teaching me a new word (vintner)! 🙂 Is it a wine merchant or wine maker?
I look forward to your upcoming show on energy drinks. It is a huge and fascinating market.
My main interest in the beverage topic is tea. I have several sites on the beverage produced from the Camellia sinensis plant. Please check out my personal site, GOT-Tea-Party, for an intro. to my passion.
Great list – I listen to a lot of these!
For your 2014 list, please keep Sean Clark and I’s new ‘The Small Business Marketing Report’ podcasts in mind 🙂
You should check out the BUSINESS ROCKSTARS podcast. It’s a daily show hosted by Ken Rutkowski (he created the very first podcast) where he interviews successful entrepreneurs and they have the chance to share their stories and tricks of the trade. They also have a weekly mentorship segment and they build a business from scratch every week. It’s really informative and fun!
Thanks for your comment and tip on Business Rockstars podcast. Have they done 279 episodes?
I am interested to learn more about Stitcher Radio. How would you compare and contrast it to iTunes and other podcast channels? I want to cover this channel on my new site, EGO NetCast.
Thanks for your comment and information about your and Sean Clark’s podcast, The Small Business Marketing Report. Did you start the show in January this year?
This is a great list. Thank you for putting it together. I have been listening to some of these show hosts since they got started and a few have been guests on my show.
The thing that is so exciting to me is that the fact that there are so many great shows covering so many topics is because the Internet has opened so many tools and resources. Many of these hosts would have nothing more than a dream – myself included – if it were not for the accesses granted by the tools available because of the Internet.
Melody Campbell: Thanks for your kind words! How long have you been podcasting for?
I hope that you will listen to our podcast through aworldofmouth.com and consider it for your 2014 list. It’s about small biz for small biz. Thank you!
Troy McElfresh: Thanks for your comment. Did you start your podcast in May?
We started podcasting on June 7th, 2014. Easy to remember – My birthday is June 7th. 🙂