10 Inspiring Podcasts by Female CEOs for Women Entrepreneurs

Need advice, inspiration, motivation? These women podcasters have plenty of all that to offer. May 14, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Podcasts have been rapidly growing in popularity as a content and personal branding tool over the last year; and for listeners, they have become a crucial source of valuable information and access to some of the most brilliant minds in business.  These 10 podcasts by female entrepreneurs are the jumpstart you need to make the next big move in your business.  1. “Raising the Bar,” with Alli Webb and Michael Landau   As the founders of the wildly popular Drybar empire, Alli Webb and Michael Landau bring their audience inspiring interviews with entrepreneurs around the United States who are Raising the Bar on what’s possible in their industry. The dynamic between the brother-and-sister hosting pair keeps things fun and light, while still letting listeners hear […]

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How to Improve Audience Engagement Without Writing 10 Times More Content

The answer to, “How do I get more engagement, more traffic, more search engine authority, more sales,” or more of anything else of what you want is often: “Publish more content.” But there comes a point when creating more content is a recipe for flat-out exhaustion. I had a fun conversation with copywriter and teacher Belinda Weaver last week, which you can check out on the Copyblogger FM podcast: How Copywriting Teacher Belinda Weaver Reenergized Her Email List for Massive Engagement. She had a great archive of blog posts, but they weren’t really doing much for her business or her audience. Robert Bruce, in a site review over at Rainmaker Digital Services, gave her some advice: Take that content, turn it into an ultra-engaging email sequence, and load up your autoresponder. (For more details on that, give the podcast a listen — Belinda shares lots of the details that made […]

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Green Entrepreneur’s New Podcast Will Make You Smarter About the Cannabis Business

The weekly show features in-depth interviews with industry leaders on the tips, tricks, and tactics needed for a successful career in weed. April 16, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Green Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This week we launched the very first episode of Green Entrepreneur’s new podcast, ingeniously titled the Green Entrepreneur podcast. What to expect Hosted by Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Small, the potcast takes a deep dive into the business of weed, featuring interviews with entrepreneurs who left their boring old careers behind to crush it in the always exciting, never-predictable canna-business. You’ll hear inspiring origin stories, new insights, and just plain interesting tales from those hauling their pickaxes and tin cans into the Green Rush. On our premiere episode, Al Harrington joins the show to talk about his cannabis company Viola.  Related: Why Former NBA Star Al Harrington is Betting On Cannabis Harrington is former NBA forward and current […]

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How to Monetize Your Podcast

Gary Coichy, the Founder and CEO of Pod Digital Media, shares his top podcast tips with Jessica Abo. April 12, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As an entrepreneur who specializes in the strategy and management of digital campaigns, Gary Coichy has worked at both large media agencies and with brands. Today, his company, Pod Digital Media, partners with podcasters and blue-chip advertisers, giving advertisers access to the multicultural audience in the podcast ecosystem.  Related: How One CEO Helped Counter the Violence of a Warlord Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, ewitducation and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in the business vertical. Watch video from our network partners on demand on Roku, Apple TV and the Entrepreneur App […]

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Seth Godin on the Future of Marketing

Well, I’m back in the United States from my family trip around the world. Although not officially home in Boulder, it’s time to get my podcast Unemployable fired up again. If you’re a regular listener of Unemployable, you likely know that already. If not, I hope you’ll check it out if you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur, or otherwise self-employed (the newsletter gives you even more than just the podcast). We’ve got a lot of special things planned for the show in 2019. But first, tune in for a word with Seth Godin about the (near) future. If you’ve been paying attention to the world of work, the news is unavoidable. Everyone is bracing for a tech-induced transformation — and it’s already started. As a solo or small business person, technology allows you to do things that used to require scores of employees and tons of capital — and that ability will […]

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Listen up! 4 Reasons Why Podcasts are One of the Best Life Hacks Around

Our busy lives limit the time we can spend with a book; so, why not turn to the alternative? March 1, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A lot has been written about how much millionaires and billionaires read, including here on Entrepreneur, and the numbers are pretty daunting. From Warren Buffet reading 500 pages a day to Mark Zuckerberg’s 2015 book-reading pledge to Bill Gates’s 50-books-a-year habit, the rich and famous (or at least, 88 percent of them, according to author Tom Corley) read voraciously. Related: 7 Reasons to Add a Podcast to Your Content-Marketing Strategy Now, I’m an avid reader myself and there are few things I love more than a trip to the local bookstore. As a learning and organization development coach at Farmers Insurance, I also know how important it is for professionals to continue learning, to develop their skills and talents in a […]

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3 Benefits of Launching a Podcast for Your Business

February 28, 2019 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Podcasting was once regarded as a self-indulgent hobby for individuals who relish the sound of their own voice — and to an extent, it still is. But in the current media landscape, producing one of these digital talk shows has proven to be an ultra-effective marketing tactic. (Some experts have gone so far as to deem it “the next marketing frontier.”) Here are three reasons why you should consider making a podcast part of your business or organization’s marketing strategy: 1. It’s a fun, value-filled way to drive traffic Hosting a podcast can help you both find a new audience and keep it engaged over time, as […]

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Use This Popular Tool to Maximize Productivity During Employee Downtime

What if there was a way for business leaders to recoup lost time, to stem the steady flow of dollars in lost productivity? December 5, 2018 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Have you ever considered the real cost of employee downtime? For organizations with a large number of remote employees such as sales reps, field service agents and even commuters, thousands of expensive hours are wasted every month behind a windshield. Related: 5 Podcasts That Are a Must for a Productive Workday Using simple math, a salesperson at a large global technology company may spend conservatively eight hours per month in transit. Extrapolate that to a team of 5,000 reps and that’s 480,000 hours of downtime per year. If the average annual cost of those employees is $100,000, the business loses millions worth of productivity every month! (And that doesn’t even account for the effect […]

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Million-Dollar Opportunities for eSports Players, Parents and Entrepreneurs

On this episode of The Playbook podcast, Marty Strenczewilk, co-founder and CEO of Splyce, discusses the rapid growth of eSports, and the best ways to make a career in the industry. November 24, 2018 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You might not fully understand eSports, but the fast-growing industry is providing a wealth of opportunities for entrepreneurs. Marty Strenczewilk, co-founder and CEO of the eSports giant Splyce, talks about the widespread appeal of eSports competitions, as well as how to find a role in the field.  Related: Find more episodes of The Playbook podcast here. Listen in as host Dave Meltzer and Strenczewilk talk about the expansion of Splyce and the similarities between traditional sports and eSports. Marty also discusses what qualities are necessary to set yourself apart as an eSports athlete and how parents can support their kids in the pursuit of video […]

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This Hilarious Bingo Card That Collects Every Podcast Cliché Has Gone Viral

November 8, 2018 2 min read Here at Entrepreneur, we love a good podcast. In fact, we produce several of our own! That said, practitioners of the form — including us — do have a tendancy to be somewhat formulaic at times, resorting to clichéd language and production techniques. Twitter user Alex Sujong Laughlin noticed this and created a “Podcast Bingo” card that quickly went viral. i made this bc i’m an asshole pic.twitter.com/7YHMHeQN4Y — Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs) November 5, 2018 Yeah. Hits a bit close to home. Related: The Habits of the World’s Smartest People (Infographic) With the Twitter community being what it is, several users jumped in with suggestions for additional items to add, and Mashable collected some of the best: I don’t see “Opening is a bunch of clips/one liners from movies” — Jizz Johnson (@jizzjohnson68) November 6, 2018 ZipRecruiter’s powerful matching algorithm… — casey john leonard (@Casey_J_Leonard) November 6, […]

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25 Cool and Useful Podcasts, Books and Other Resources for Entrepreneurs in 2018

Ever hear of Shopify’s Business Name Generator? Or Rand Fishkin’s new book, ‘Lost and Founder’? Here are resources you need to know about. June 8, 2018 10 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A staggering 50 percent of all startups will fail within the first three years, according to information gathered by Insurance Quotes. Therefore, as an entrepreneur, you face a steep uphill battle that will test your business acumen, patience and motivation. To help you along the difficult path of building a successful business, here are 25 podcasts, books and resources created by some of our preeminent business minds. Use them to help you build a business that will last generations. Related: 5 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Download Today Podcasts 1. MFCEO Project Podcast. Andy Frisella built a $175 million empire from the ground up. By embracing the mindset of a warrior, he was able to weather the […]

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A Powerful Key to Prolific and Potent Writing

I’ve always found the goal of meeting a word count to be a bit silly. Some messages can be clearly communicated in 200 words and others need 2,000 words. But if you use 2,000 words when 200 words would perfectly suffice, your writing will likely feel excessive or even self-indulgent. That’s why I consider the ability to self-edit one of the most valuable skills a writer can develop. However, writers have to gain momentum to fuel their careers. They need to publish content regularly in order to make the best choices for their work going forward. So, how do we marry these two ideas — precise communication and writing practice? I call it the balance of The Prolific and The Potent. 5 steps to prolific and potent writing The five-step process is ridiculously simple: Write a lot. Edit your text into a cohesive presentation (and save the parts you cut […]

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