As Jonathan Davids, founder of influencer marketing platform Influicity recently explained to Small Business Trends contributor Brent Leary, YouTube is becoming an important place for brands to connect with customers. But it can also be an important place for small business owners and entrepreneurs to learn more about building and running their companies correctly.
Below are 25 YouTube channels for small business owners and entrepreneurs you may want to check out regularly:
Marie Forleo regularly serves up her own advice and answer’s viewer’s questions on Marie TV about how to create the business and lifestyle you really crave.
Behind the Brand
Behind the Brand offers a behind-the-scenes look into some of the world’s most successful brands. Host Bryan Elliott interviews everyone from entrepreneurs to actors to find out how they achieved success.
This Week in Startups
This Week in Startups includes a weekly roundup of the news stories that affect small, web-based companies. Entrepreneur Jason Calacanis welcomes a rotating panel of guests each week to discuss the news stories and how they can impact startups.
Startup Grind is a global community of entrepreneurs and professionals. The YouTube channel features discussions with entrepreneurs in various industries who share their stories and lessons that may be helpful to others.
ProjectManager describes itself as “free project management training at your fingertips.” Each video features tips and hints for dealing with various business related projects such as setting goals and managing employees.
The Stanford Graduate School of Business aims to help create ideas and offer a greater understanding of business and management. Its videos feature discussions about issues that could impact young people entering the business world along with career tips from business leaders.
Columbia Business is another channel that aims to educate young business leaders. Videos feature professors and business leaders offering career tips, along with activities from the students in Columbia’s business programs.
The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley produces videos that include lessons from business professors and innovators in their fields on Berkeley HAAS. The channel also includes conversations with students and information from business courses at the school.
This channel features videos from public Y Combinator events. The startup incubator features lectures from startup leaders along with question and answer sessions.
PandoTV features interviews with entrepreneurs, investors, and other innovators. The videos mainly focus on the tech industry but other business related discussions as well.
Entrepreneur Online features news, expert advice, and growth strategies. It is the video complement to Entrepreneur Magazine.
Alanis Business Academy
Alanis Business Academy is a channel that provides video lessons on business topics ranging from economics and accounting to management and employee motivation.
Google+ Your Business
Videos from Google+ Your Business focus on Google’s business solutions. Viewers can learn about advertising and Google’s other products that they can then use to build their businesses.
TEDTalks shares the best ideas from TED conferences in video form. Talks feature various leaders and entrepreneurs sharing tips and general motivation.
O’Reilly Media focuses on tech innovators. Its videos feature discussions about tech tools and even tech related tutorials.
Gary Vaynerchuck is an author, wine expert, and serial entrepreneur. His channel features talks about marketing and social media, along with question and answer videos that feature input from viewers.
On Prosperity TV Randy Gage shares video tips for people looking to find success and prosperity in life. Topics include overcoming fear, preparing for the future, and creating successful routines.
The goal of INC is to provide tips and insights to help business owners and professionals overcome almost any type of business obstacle. Videos include interviews and input from CEO’s, educators, and other professionals who discuss topics ranging from product creation to funding.
James Wedmore specializes in video and other online marketing tactics. His videos feature tutorials and tips for brands that want to use videos in their marketing mix.
According to Derek Halpern, businesses need to understand psychology and human behavior in order to really succeed. So the videos on this channel feature tips about sales, marketing, and dealing with customers in a way that tries to actually explain why customers react the way they do.
Brian Tracy is an author and speaker whose videos focus on both personal and business success. Each video includes tips and discussions about topics like leadership, finance and motivation.
Author and radio and TV personality Dave Ramsey uses this channel to share financial and money management tips that can be relevant to both businesses and individuals.
US Small Business Administration
The official YouTube channel of the US Small Business Administration includes webinars, business tips, and information about SBA programs.
The Business Insider channel includes tutorials, information about tech gadgets, and other lessons about business and life.
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