Entrepreneur on fire
US start-up guru John Lee Dumas interviews emerging entrepreneurs in Entrepreneur on Fire, about how they got to where they are today, lessons they have learned along the way and the steps they had to take to be successful. The idea is to take their business lessons and apply them to your own company. It’s a great way of learning from others’ mistakes to help you reduce the number of business blunders you make.
Small business big marketing
Small Business Big Marketing is all about very practical lessons from people working at the coal face of small business. Hosted by Tim Reid, the podcasts include interviews with people like Ashley Wilson, who founded discount variety store chain Shiploads, on how to build a successful business and Telstra Business Woman of the Year Tina Tower on getting free publicity. Episodes include very practical lessons for all business owners that can be easily applied to their operations.
This Week In Startups
This Week In Startups looks at the best, worst and most interesting startups on the market, with a focus on technology. Chock full of strategies from Silicon Valley and beyond, TWIST’s guests are regularly top tier talent, while Jason Calacanis brings a wealth of expertise to ensure the analysis is incisive and valuable.
BBC World Business Report
BBC World Business Report is a daily podcast about economic conditions in global markets and what’s happening on Wall Street. It’s not as practical as some other blogs, but it’s one of the best ways to get an early warning signal about macro trends like emerging political and global market events that could have the potential to impact Australian business conditions. In Australia, Alan Kohler’s Inside Business video podcast is also worth keeping an eye on.
The $100 MBA
As the name suggests, The $100 MBA comes with a subscription fee, but the concept is brilliant: there’s no need to pay tens of thousands of dollars for an MBA if you don’t need the formal qualification, when you can get the same information in bite sized chunks through a 10 minute podcast. You also get access to workbooks and notes as part of the fee, as well as a community of dedicated followers of the blog. The idea is to use the very practical tips to turn your business into a leaner, more profitable machine.