There are so many fantastic podcasts for business leaders, but it might surprise you discover there are a growing number of series, for and by Australians. Here is our list of the top 20 podcasts for all your business advice, tips and support.
1. The Small Business Big Marketing Show
It’s got a long name, a good indication of the content-rich episodes you can expect. Hosted by the charismatic Tim Reid, who has an impressive resume of his own. With 20 years experience, he’s worked with brands like Gillette, Dulux, AXA and Yellow Pages, Fairfax Media and Diners Club.
Each episode offers marketing and advertising advice, answers listener questions and speaks with business owners about their experiences.
We recommend: #469 - Timbo Answers Your Most Pressing Marketing Questions
2. The Economists
Covering a wide range of topics, The Economists is a podcast for anyone looking to learn more about the Australian economy and how it impacts their professional or personal life. Recent topics include the recession, wages, immigration, deficits, tax and even Medicare, all relevant to current events impacting Australians.
Presented by Gigi Foster, a professor in the School of Economics at the University of NSW and Peter Martin, Economics Editor of The Age.
Listen to it on ABC Radio Thursdays at 5:30pm and Fridays at 1:30pm (repeated), or wherever you get your podcasts.
We recommend: The economics of gender and the invisible work force
3. Beers, Blokes & Business Podcasts
Just as the name suggests, this podcast is a fun combination of business talk, relaxed bonding and, well, plenty of beer.
Each Monday at 6:00pm, the blokes get together to talk through business problems with guests. Catch up with business author Steve Ammartino, digital entrepreneur Josh Rowe, eCommerce expert Scott Kilmartin, Digital HTTPster James Noble, tech start-up guru Steve Vallas, SEO professional Jim Stewart and sports geek Sean Callanan.
We recommend: #088 - Hacking your way to media coverage
4. The Startup Playbook Podcast
Hosted by blogger and entrepreneur Rohit Bhargava, The Startup Playbook Podcast takes a thorough look at the complicated world of startups. He interviews everyone from investors to entrepreneurs, offering advice on how to find success and make a startup work.
We recommend: #082 - James Mckinnon (Angel Investor & Founder - Sittr) on building great products
5. The Mentor with Mark Bouris
A look into the Australians innovating and disrupting the business landscape, Mark Bouris’ podcast is necessary listening for anyone interested in growing professionally and learning. He interviews business professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners to hear their stories and discover where they plan to go from there.
If you don’t know who Mark Bouris is, rest assured, he’s qualified for the job. Considered one of Australia’s top financial advisors, he has built multiple businesses, and is an Australian media personality, having appeared on The Apprentice and The Mentor television series.
We recommend: Gary Vee: I’m not in it for money
6. The Money
Another ABC podcast, The Money takes a close look at the Australian economy, how it works, how it connects to the global market and what this all means for you. Every Thursday at 5:30pm (repeated Fridays at 1:30pm) or on demand via your favourite podcast app, journalist Richard Aedy simplifies complex topics in an interesting and thought-provoking way.
Understanding the economy means better understanding your business, no matter the industry, your experience level or what you think you know.
We recommend: Apprenticeships and traineeships
With a tagline like, Helping You Navigate a Brave New World, it’s hard to think of a reason not to listen to this podcast. Future² is a conversation based series, talking to thought leaders from a range of industries about all kinds of topics. It takes a broad look at everything, with a multidisciplinary view of problem-solving, achieving goals and navigating the ever-changing world.
We recommend: #329 - The Uncensored History of SIlicon Valley with Adam Fisher
8. The Australian Finance Podcast
The name just about says it all, but just in case, here’s why The Australian Finance Podcast is one of our favourites. Not only does it cover all things finance, it simplifies the process of financing with easy to follow and actionable steps. With expert guests, advice, cautionary tales and success stories, it’s a well-rounded look at how to manage your money.
We recommend: #3 - The Investing Apps & Finance Tools/Accounts Kate & Owen Use
9. The Hospopreneurs Podcast
A unique mix topics, The Hospopreneurs Podcast explores of the depths of the hospitality industry through the lens of entrepreneurship. With interesting guests sharing their insights, it illuminates some of the most fascinating innovations in both worlds, showing how creativity can change just about anything.
We recommend: #56 - Opportunity and Innovation with Phil Di Bella
10. StudentPreneur Podcast
A modern, fresh and fun podcast, StudentPreneur Podcast travels the world to speak with student entrepreneurs who are making their mark. Meet diverse guests, hear their stories and learn what they’re doing to disrupt all types of industries. It’s a timely reminder that youth isn’t always wasted on the young…
11. Business Women Australia Podcast
A fantastic podcast for women, men, or anyone ready to be inspired by the triumphs of Australian business women. A bi-weekly podcast, it’s a project of Business Women Australia, a network of women committed to supporting and telling the stories of local female leaders. Discover more about what they do here.
12. My Business Podcast
With a 4.8 star rating, My Business Podcasts is a popular choice for Australian entrepreneurs, professionals and business owners. Every week, listeners meet new guests and hear about their achievements, struggles and most importantly, the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Described as ‘raw, honest and unscripted,’ check out the My Business’ Podcast categories here.
13. The Few Who Do
Hosted by two of Australia's favourites, The Few Who Do is a podcast dedicated to learning about Australian entrepreneurs and business owners with big ambitions and fascinating stories. Not only will you hear from interesting people, you'll get the inside scoop on how they're disrupting the status quo and trying to make a real difference.
Journalists Jan Fran and Marc Fennell lead this SBS classic.
We recommend: Risky business: start ups, STEMs and innovation
14. Lady Startup
Lady Startup is an Australian movement encouraging, helping and inspiring Australian women to pursue their business dreams. The podcast follows Rachel Corbett as she interviews successful female entrepreneurs, delving into their processes, tips and business experiences.
Hosted by Mamamia’s Head of Podcasts Rachel Corbett, it’s an inspiring look at how women are breaking down barriers in the startup space.
15. Referral Marketing Guru
As the name suggests, this podcast tackles a specific area of marketing: the referral process. With episodes covering referral partners, common referral marketing plan mistakes, sales techniques, marketing advice and interviews with expert guests, it takes a broad look at an essential topic and offers real-world advice.
We recommend: Business Is An Attitude... You Need An Attitude To Win
16. Sydney Business Insights podcasts
The Sydney Business Insights podcasts operate with the aim to assess the future of business through critical thinking and research. Each episode looks at a particular topic or focuses on a an interesting guest, from a variety of industries including government, research and community.
Developed by the University of Sydney, it's a reliable and interesting source of information on business, disruption and the future.
We recommend: Jonathan Haidt on good intentions and bad ideas
17. Australian Investors Podcasts
Another more niche podcast, The Australian Investors Podcast explores the complicated nature of investments, through the eyes of some of Australia's most interesting investment thinkers. Each episode follows the story of one special guest, who describes their experiences, failures, successes and what they've learned.
We recommend: #19 - Dr Mary Manning
18. Tradies in Business
A look at business from the perspective of tradies, this podcast as unique as it is useful. Hosted by ex-labourer Warrick Bidwell and self-proclaimed builder's wife Nicole Cox, Tradies in Business tackles topics like insurance, teamwork, winning quotes and avoiding disasters.
19. Beach Business Breakfast Show
A casual podcast for business enthusiasts with no time for frills, Beach Business Breakfast Show is exactly what is sounds like. Follow Dave from Ownright Finance and Jez from Jezweb, as they share real world examples of business and marketing fails, successes and tips. Also, it's hosted at Merewether Surf Life Saving Club so it's almost as good as being at the beach!
We recommend: #S5E3 - Callan of AdorantiBell
20. Content Sells
Whether you're new to marketing and not sure where to get started, or have experience but not getting anywhere with you strategy, it's time to subscribe to Content Sells.
It's full of practical advice and contemporary knowledge that any marketing expert needs to know about.
We recommend: #102 - Instagram! Grow Your Audience (and Your Buyers!) with Tracy Harris
StudentPreneur Podcast - Stories of Students who are Entrepreneurs
My Business Podcast
The Hospopreneurs Podcast
The Small Business Big Marketing Show
Beers, Blokes and Business Podcasts
The Mentor with Mark Bouris
The Australian Finance
Business Women Australia Podcast
Beach Business Breakfast Show
Tradies in Business
The Australian Investors Podcast
Sydney Business Insights
Referral Marketing Guru