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15 Essential Podcasts For The Busy Entrepreneur

For an engaged business owner, there's very little time left to do things like read the news or idly browse websites. As busy as they are, entrepreneurs need to find time to learn the latest news in their industry and in the world of business as a whole. It’s vital if they want to stay relevant and advance their career.

This is where podcasts come in, as a form of media that’s easier to digest -- a busy professional who’s traveling may find a podcast far more accessible than walking around with a broadsheet or magazine. Additionally, podcasts can be a virtually endless supply of fresh information, new ideas and useful advice to help entrepreneurs educate and better themselves. Below, 15 members of Forbes Coaches Council share their favorite podcasts and explain why they should be required listening for all entrepreneurs.

1. Military Transition Stories

It is important to study stories of success. As a veteran who has served, the journey is less traditional than most. Trey Tatro has a podcast called Military Transition Stories. This podcast shares the journeys of veterans who have transitioned into the business world. It gives the small percentage of veteran entrepreneurs an opportunity to read about others with similar beginnings. - Mika Hunter, Female Defender

2. EntreLeadership

A podcast that should be required listening for all entrepreneurs is EntreLeadership Mastering effective leadership skills as an entrepreneur is imperative. Guests include Mark Cuban, Simon Sinek, and Daniel Pink, to name a few. The host is Ken Coleman who leads the interviews, bringing out thoughtful insights and helpful advice. An entrepreneur should always be learning and growing. - Elizabeth Ruiz, EAR Enterprises

3. How I Built This

Building a business is tough. You are making decisions constantly with limited information. It makes you wonder; how did others do this. I love How I Built This by Guy Raz because you learn key nuggets from how others walked the path but also wisdom in how they tackled problems as human beings -- how they balanced stress, their team, family, and company. You realize how you, too, can do it. - Monica Kang, InnovatorsBox