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Running a business? Listen to these podcasts for the best ideas on how to scale

Are you trying to accelerate your growth? If you are running a business or thinking of starting one soon, then you probably have a long list of business books you want to read. But it can be hard to find the time to read like you know you should. 

Podcasts are a great way to keep learning during your morning commute or during those pockets of the day when your hands are busy but you have the bandwith to listen, like when you are making dinner or waiting in the school pickup line.

Here's 10 business podcasts to get you started:

1. HBR IdeaCast by Harvard Business Review

HBR IdeaCast is hosted by senior editors at Harvard Business Review. The podcast covers as many topics as the print publication by bringing in leading thinkers in all areas of business and management for each episode.

2. How I Built This

How I Built This with Guy Raz tells the stories of how some of the best-known companies got started. Even if you never see your business becoming a global company, it's still interesting to see how the big names got there, and many of their early steps are things you can replicate as you build towards your own goals.

3. Masters of Scale

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman hosts Masters of Scale. This podcast also examines large growth companies with an emphasis on how they went from tiny ideas to the companies they are today. Each episode features different industry leaders explaining and challenging the theories behind fast growth.

4. The Tim Ferriss Show

Tim Ferriss got his start with the book The 4-Hour Workweek. If you're trying to learn about time management and how to increase your productivity, this is the podcast to tune into. The show also covers other ways to boost your success in sports, arts, and business.

5. Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders is part of the Stanford Speaker Series. If you miss the days of guest speakers on your college campus, this is the place to go. Stanford follows the same format bringing in entrepreneurs and innovators to tell their stories of how they launched and grew their businesses.

6. Startups for the Rest of Us

Startups for the Rest of Us is by software developers for software developers. If you're building an app or are launching a software product, this is where you want to go to learn from people who did it before you.

7. Smart Passive Income

The theme behind Smart Passive Income is doing a little work now to have a regular income stream coming in with almost no future work. If you're trying to build a side hustle or would rather spend your time out on the golf course, the marketing tips in this podcast will help you get there.

8. Youpreneur

When your company is small, you are the company. Youpreneur dives into how to build your personal brand and establishing yourself as an authority to give yourself the credibility to take on industry giants.

9. Online Marketing Made Easy

If you want to launch a business in today's economy, online marketing is essential. Online Marketing Made Easy is an educational series covering the basics including social media, content marketing, and branding.

10. As Told By Nomads

Hosted by digital marketing specialist, Tayo Rockson, As Told By Nomads shares a variety of insights for entrepreneurs looking to leverage digital marketing to really make an impact in the business world. If you're in need of some creative inspiration and out-of-the-box digital marketing ideas this is a podcast to add to your listen list.

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