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10 Great Podcasts for Small Businesses

Searching for some informal insight to help you and your business? With International Podcast Day coming on Friday 30 September, we’ve compiled ten of the best podcasts for small businesses to give you some inspiration.

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10 Great Podcasts for Small Businesses

Searching for some informal insight to help you and your business? With International Podcast Day coming on Friday 30 September, we’ve compiled ten of the best podcasts for small businesses to give you some inspiration.

1). BrumHour: The Podcast

Brum Radio have created some of the most essential podcasts for small businesses, including this weekly chat with some amazing guests.

BrumHour’s Dave Massey chats to creatives, businesses, freelancers and charities about how they use social media to connect their content to Birmingham.

You can follow this – and contribute yourself – via the #BrumHour hashtag, each Sunday at 8pm.

2). The Middle

This fascinating podcast sees Stephen Willson, Associate Professor at Birmingham City University (BCU), speak to leaders from a variety of sectors.

Willson – who boasts over 20 years of experience in freelance management training – has spoken to eminent professionals from Deutsche Bank, the Stonegate Pub Company and West Midlands Police.

The podcast, which recently aired its third series, covers topics including mental health, the challenges of keeping a small company dynamic, and the pros and cons of digitisation.

“This podcast should help managers configure their organisations, so they can get the most contribution from these positions,” Willson said in a previous interview.

3). WorkLife

Adam Grant, organisational psychologist, has one mission – to make work “not suck”. Grant’s highly lauded podcast offers some of the best business advice, ranging from dispelling negativity and battling burnout to overcoming work loneliness.

Over three seasons, Adam has spoken to Olympic gold medal winners, Oscar-nominated directors, bestselling authors and media moguls.

4). Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce (GBCC)

GBCC has cemented itself as one of the best business podcasts, offering a series of debates and discussions which assess important issues and look to inform local businesses.

The podcast takes on a broad swath of topics, including attracting and engaging talent, unlocking potential, trusting your workforce, and harnessing resilience in challenging times.

5). Drivers of Change

BCU professor Silvia Gullino decided to start new research using the form of podcasts. With the help of colleagues, Silvia has launched Drivers of Change, an exciting series that assesses property development and planning.

Each episode covers a topic highly relevant to both Birmingham and its surrounding areas, including climate change, housing shortage and the decline of the high street.

More information can be found via Silvia’s interview.

6). Not Overthinking

‘Not Overthinking’ is less business-focused. Instead, it discusses topics such as creativity, happiness, confidence and aspiration. The aim of this podcast is to encourage progression in a fun and accessible way, while still covering stimulating and important topics. 

7). Centre for Brexit Studies podcasts

Each month, Professor Alex De Ruyter, colleagues at the Centre for Brexit Studies and external guests offer the best business advice, sound guidance on regulations and help demystify Brexit.

Recent episodes have seen the team discuss the changes that have occurred so far, whether or not businesses are being provided with the support that they need and Scottish independence.

8). Secret Leaders

Secret Leaders is one of the UK’s best podcasts for small businesses.

It embarks upon honest, enlightening conversations with the founders of some of the UK’s most successful startups, including Monzo, Brewdog and Jo Malone.

On each episode, these guests reveal how they built their businesses, from “the big turning points to the toughest challenges”.

9). How I Built This

Resilience is a key concern for many business leaders. If this resonates with you, spend some downtime with Guy Raz and his podcast. In this series, Guy tells the stories behind some of the world’s most well-known companies. He also interviews entrepreneurs about a range of topics, with resilience a recurring theme.

10). Brumpod

Devised for small businesses by small businesses, Brumpod tackles all of the relevant subjects, including marketing, networking, businesses awareness, business growth and the latest technology.

Created by the Brummies Networking team, the group have discussed keeping the passion alive within a business, the importance of email and more.


Looking for more useful resources? Take a look at our blog, offering tips on podcasts, books and more.

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