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.
Moz includes resources and tips related to online marketing. Videos range from general marketing tips to tutorials for specific online tools.
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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Thanks for the shout out. It’s an honor to be in such great company!
You’re very welcome – glad you enjoyed the list!
Great list, Annie!
I’ll be setting aside some time to check out the channels that I’m not familiar with.
A lot of time.
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Thank you! It’s definitely a lot of time, but a pretty good way to spend it I’d say.
Great compilation. Thanks Annie!
I invite you to check out my youtube channel “The Financial Toolbox” I post weekly answers to people’s financial planning questions so they can make better decisions. I bring my 20 years experience in the industry to share meaningful concepts and provide the best answerrs to the questions people ask me. My book of the same name is in editing now and will be launched in January, it’s content focuses on helping entrepreneurs to make better financial decisions.
Feel free to forward to me any financial planning questions you may have. I am happy to be of service.
Sounds great – I’ll definitely check it out soon!
Thank you for the great list. There are really lots of opportunities to learn especially on the Internet. Youtube is a great place for learning.
It certainly is. I’m glad you enjoyed the list!
This is one of the most valuable lists that I have seen in a longtime. This article is a MUST item for all entrenprenuers toolbox.
Great list, Annie! Thank you! I’ve seen a couple I like including Gary Vaynerchuck, Derek Halpern (he actually sounds familiar) and Marie TV.
This video list is a great companion to the 100 top small business podcasts! 🙂
Yes, indeed! It would useful for them to be cross-linked, I think.
Perfect indeed. This will be your daily dose of inspiration.
Well its to see that every measure is being taken to uplift the condition of small business entrepreneurs, believe social media right from its advent has been doing marvelous jobs towards serving every section of business class to do better, even in torrid times.
Thank you for including me on this list.!I’m honored just to be mentioned with these great resources for entrepreneurs.
Annie – What a great compilation. If you have your own search site, I’ll start visiting that instead of Google. You are Meta Google
I forgot to say that I am really loving the Ted videos. I make it a point to play one in the morning and it is usually more than enough to get me started on my day.
Annie: Thanks for updating this list! I recently created a YouTube channel for a client. We will start with uploading the episodes of her podcast (in Swedish), and then plan ahead for other content for entrepreneurs, business leaders, managers, etc.
All the Best,
Annie: Are you search for new YouTube channels for this year (2020)?
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Glad to have found this post, all good channels on one page.