March 30, 2018 Small business, Social media


Last updated: 17 November 2019

We’ve rounded up our Top Ten Australian Small Business podcasts. You’re welcome!

Podcasts allow you to optimise your time by multitasking – great news if you’re self-employed! You can download episodes and listen at your own convenience to stay abreast of the latest technology, business strategies, marketing tips and more. Educate yourself on demand – while you commute to work, groom a dog, throw a pot, fill some jars or style a home.

There are literally thousands of free podcasts you can subscribe to, and many great apps available for listening to them including iTunes, Google Play and the iPhone Podcasts app.

To follow are our Top Ten Australian Small Business podcasts, for all types of small biz owners including tradies, makers, foodies, musicians and entrepreneurs.

1. Frankie
The friendly folks from Frankie magazine interview creative Australian small biz owners, including former NEIS client Roz Campbell from Tsuno. Learn how designers, musicians, artists and other creatives make things work, catch their origin stories, feel inspired and get motivated.

2. Lady Startup
Rachel Corbett has had many years experience as a presenter for some of Australia’s biggest radio networks. In this podcast she sits down with inspiring and successful female entrepreneurs to discover how they built their businesses from the ground up.

3. Tradies in Business
Tradies in Business is dedicated to the success of tradespeople in business. The hosts, Warrick and Nicole, were both born into tradie families. With many tradies working long hours and having limited time for new learning (and also often spending a lot of time traveling to and from jobs) this poddie is a great way to keep up to date and informed. It covers topics such as marketing, sales, finance, systems and procedures, customer service, business planning, branding and more.

4. Wowee!
Wowee’s Melbourne-based hosts Penny and Esther chat with local designers, artists and musicians about their inspiration, work processes, skills, struggles and philosophies. More than just a podcast, Wowee! aims to inspire, encourage and bolster creativity in all its forms.

5. Future²
Collective Campus, an innovation hub in Melbourne that has been home to Uber, Zomato and General Assembly produce the Future² podcast. The podcast is all about corporate and disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship and self-improvement. You’ll hear world-class thought leaders share insights, case studies and the latest trends and news.

6. The Osher Günsberg Podcast
TV/radio presenter and journalist Osher Günsberg (widely known by his former stage name Andrew G) chats with notable Australians including CEOs, photographers, entertainers and authors; about their life, successes and struggles.

7. Beach Business Breakfast Show
Interviews with business owners, hosted at the Merewether Surf Life Saving Club in NSW. You’ll discover the hits and misses, and answers to questions like: How did you get your first customer? What do you do that makes clients keep coming back? What’s a day in the life of your business?

8. The Hospopreneurs Podcast
The Hospopreneurs Podcast combines hospitality and entrepreneurship. Host James Henderson, a Brisbane economist and hospitality professional, takes you behind the bar, across the counter and out the back with movers and shakers in the world of hospitality. Topics include food manufacturing, packaging, branding and industry insights.

9. My Business Podcast
Produced in Sydney, My Business Podcast presents conversations with real-life business owners about their successes and struggles, as well as what inspires them and how they continue to make ends meet. You’ll listen to innovative business strategies, practical tips and expert advice.

10. Content Sells
Tune in for practical, educational advice on how to attract, convert and keep your ideal clients using content marketing. Presented by HerBusiness (formerly Australian Businesswomen’s Network).

Are you inspired to start your own small business? Take the first step to self-employment with free NEIS training. NEIS is an Australian Government sponsored new business training program, to assist with self-employment. Use the postcode finder for your local provider and contact them for a chat. The NEIS program has helped more than 175,000 people start their own small businesses. Check out some of our success stories.


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