The 11 Best Tips Podcasts Can Give You and How They Can Improve Your Business

Podcasts are a time-saving and convenient way for entrepreneurs to stay on top of current events and gain valuable insights about finance and business. Many business owners have a list podcasts they listen to regularly for advice about everything from managing people to hiring the right employees. In order to spread the wealth of knowledge they’ve obtained from their favorite podcasts, a panel of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) members answered the following question:

“What’s the best tip you’ve ever gotten from a podcast, and why did it have such an impact on you and your business?”

Here are a few of the tips they heard and the lessons they learned as a result.

1. Commit to Your Business to See Results

“The tip I got is that once you commit to your business, that’s when you start seeing results. If you have one foot in and one foot out, the business will never be successful until you commit and create a reality where you have no plan B.” ~ Jean Ginzburg,

2. Create a Positive and Authentic Business

“The best tip I’ve ever gotten from a podcast was to create an intentional, positive and authentic business. This is best done by planning out your strategy and goals with an intention to help others. This informs every business action you take.” ~ Andy Pandharikar, Commerce.AI

3. Remember That Success Doesn’t Happen Overnight

“The best piece of advice I’ve gotten through a podcast series isn’t so much a ‘tip,’ as it is more of an ‘experience.’ This would be in the form of listening to successful people tell their stories and journeys of how they got to where they are today. This is simply a reminder that success doesn’t happen overnight, and most people don’t know the real story of what some people went through to get where they are.” ~ Zac Johnson, Blogger

4. Try Many Ideas and Allow Yourself to Fail

“One business podcast emphasized trying many different ideas and allowing yourself to fail during the process. Start if you are at the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey. Dive into your ideas with full force and expect to fail as it’s part of the journey to success.” ~ Jared Atchison, WPForms

5. Be Productive by Working Smarter

“The best tip I’ve gotten from a podcast is ‘work smarter, not harder.’ This had such an impact on me and my business because it taught me to be more productive. It is important to use your judgment to decide which key activities you should focus more of your time and energy on. This will make a lasting impact on your business. We also try to teach this to our clients as well.” ~ Alfredo Atanacio, Uassist.ME

6. Be Able to Sum Up Your Company in Under 100 Words

“The best tip I’ve heard on a podcast is that your elevator pitch should be a summary of your mission statement, who you are, why people should care about your offering and what you can offer all packaged into three sentences. This piece of advice forced me to sum up my company in under 100 words. It is a useful tool that I use in marketing materials and it helps prospects when they are looking for PR partners. ” ~ Kristin Kimberly Marquet, Marquet Media, LLC

7. Meditate for 20 Minutes Before Work

“I was listening to a podcast about mindfulness that recommended meditating for 20 minutes every day before starting work. You can meditate for one hour before you start work if you don’t have the time. This way of thinking helped me prioritize my schedule differently, which has helped make my business far more productive and profitable.” ~ Bryce Welker, Beat The CPA

8. Focus on Doing What You’re Good At

“Listening to several podcasts helped reinforce the idea that it’s critical to focus on doing what you’re good at and not try to build everything from scratch. Partnering up with someone with the same skills as you is a smart move. You can also buy their business and continue to work on the product that they have built. When you stop reinventing the wheel, you’ll save time and improve what already exists.” ~ Syed Balkhi, WPBeginner

9. Approach Business With a Hunter Mentality

“One of the best tips I ever got from a podcast was to have a hunter mentality. Focusing on identifying ideal clients and hunting for the prime places to get in front of key decision-makers has made a tremendous difference for my business.” ~ Richard Fong,

10. Hire People With Creativity Over Experience

“One awesome tip I got from a business podcast was to hire more toward creativity than experience, and it changed the game for our company. While experience is important, not all people have the creativity to take your company to the next level. Make sure to pay attention to candidates’ creative efforts and capabilities during the hiring process for the best results.” ~ Stephanie Wells, Formidable Forms

11. Address Your Business-Related Fears

“The best tip I learned from a podcast early on in my career was to address the fears I had about starting my own business. Although I was initially worried about my finances, I soon realized that I could have faith in our success and took steps to address those fears, including hiring an accountant and negotiating with suppliers. Address your pain points early on so you can get your head in the game and success will follow.” ~ Emily Stallings, Casely, Inc.

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