Podcasts are a really convenient form through which to consume information. They offer in-depth and at length discussions on a variety of topics and one of the topics that have really taken well to the platform is business. Great for listening to while driving, doing chores around the house, taking a walk or on the commute podcasts give an excellent opportunity to consume information. So if you’re a fan of podcasts or at least want to give them a try I’ve created a list of 10 podcasts that entrepreneurs should listen to. They are not all the same and each has its own characters and reasons why it is on this list.


StartUp tells you what it means to kick-off your business. The series is based on real stories of how people struggled to get their companies going and all other aspects of an entrepreneur’s life. They put more emphasis on how to write a business plan, manage conflicts, and distribute roles.

HBR Ideacast

Like its name, this show is to enlighten you with fresh ideas; luckily, interesting guests like Eric Schmidt from Google can share their views on how to manage talent, become creative, grasp new trends, and dispel the common myths of the business world. They do mini case studies on business stories and the lessons to be learned from them. This is one of my favourites.

Hustle & Flowchart Podcast

Hustle & Flowchart podcast, hosted by Matt Wolfe and Joe Fier, can be treated as a step-by-step guide to a successful venture. You can learn a great deal on business tactics and marketing strategy from famous entrepreneurial titans and business gurus like Perry Marshall, Neil Patel, and David Allen among many others.

Business Wars

Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights — or to ruin. I recently got introduced to this one and love it because it reminds of one important thing; success is more than a product. It reminds us of the intricacies involved in succeeding in business.

Mari podcast

The Mari podcast presented by Kudzai Mubaiwa is a weekly show that is mainly focussed on personal finance. Of course in a highly volatile country that has new and complex policies thrown at citizens on a weekly basis interpreting policy is a big part of personal finance and this podcast excels in that regard. The hostess in her relatable and humour laden way explains just what is going and what you can do to deal with the circumstances we find ourselves in.

Youpreneur FM

This weekly podcast features Chris Ducker who is an expert in creating personal brands. By asking the right questions from his guests, he gets the best advice on how to build your brand from scratch, grow, advertise, and monetize it in the fastest way.

Mash Start Up

The Mashstartup platform was built in late 2016 to document & advance youth entrepreneurship in Africa. This platform aims to increasing access to resources & opportunities available to entrepreneurs in South Africa. Enabling the development of more safe spaces for people who want to use entrepreneurship to positively impact the world around them. Educating people through the creation of digital content & resources to impact the learning journey of young entrepreneurs. Empowering people by developing experiences which significantly impact the growth of small businesses in South Africa. We can always learn a lot from those across the border.


Tambarara presents a daily morning roundup that scrutinizes the business news that we see in our newspapers through the lens of an intelligent team of business journalists led by Heppi Zengeni. Although Tambarara is presented in video format it still uses a podcast approach and can easily be listened to without the video feed without loss of information. Their quick sweep and analytical eyes deliver the story behind the story without overburdening the audience with academic positioning and huge words. This is a must to understand the Zimbabwean business landscape.

Business Unusual

The best disruptors are focused on customers, not products, they use technology rather than fear it, they create new opportunities often where regulations don’t exist and they are backed by those with deep pockets and an appetite for risk. Colin Cullis presents stories of Business Unusual – those people and companies driving the next industrial revolution

Small Business MBA

Small Business MBA is a practical guide to entrepreneurship, hosted by Raizcorp trainer Yasmeen Alli. Each week she gives us essential advice on a different aspect of your business and chats to expert guests for their perspectives. Keywords: money, opportunity, business plan, business ideas, business news, income, financial news, small business ideas.

Listening to the podcasts will undoubtedly sharpen your understanding of business, our business environment and some of the great ideas coming out of the world that can help us all be better at doing what we do. Sign up for them and you will not regret it.