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 the West Midlands Police.
The podcast, now in its second 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.
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.
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.
Inspired over lockdown, 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, the decline of the high street and more.
More information can be found via Silvia’s interview.
Startup has established itself as one of the best business podcasts around, focusing on what makes certain startups successful.
Since launching in 2014, Startup assesses and monitors the choices successful startups made, and how they can be applied to your own organisation.
The podcast has achieved considerable success, receiving roughly 1,000,000 listens per month and spawning a sitcom, starring Scrubs legend Zach Braff.
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). Birmingham Tech
Birmingham Tech is a not-for-profit community initiative which helps to raise the profile of the Birmingham and West Midland tech scene.
In their podcast, they offer help and advice to tech and digital businesses across the Brum area.
The Birmingham Tech podcast has interviewed a number of leading figures, covering prominent concerns such as social media, technology and mental health, and customer service and technology.
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.
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