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Essential podcasts for freelancers, contractors and small business owners

Juggling your many responsibilities as a small business owner doesn’t leave much time for studying your practice or gathering inspiration.

Luckily your career and skills development don’t have to suffer because time is tight. Help is at hand, with the wonderful world of the freelance podcast.

If you’re not familiar with podcasts, just think of them as radio shows that you can download and listen to anytime.

However, there is so much choice that it can be difficult to know where to start when choosing a podcast to get into. So we’ve put together a list of some of the best freelance podcasts right here.

The Tim Ferris Show
We’re starting with perhaps the most famous freelancer podcast of all time, the fabulous Tim Ferris Show. The podcast features amazing interviews (including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Le Bron James!), great insight for any business owner, and plenty of useful tips.

The Accidental Creative
Creative thinking can often suffer if we don’t exercise it regularly. US podcast, The Accidental Creative, addresses this issue with tips and interviews from top thinkers and artists twice a week.

The podcast that promises to help you thrive as an independent professional, Unleashed is a must-listen for every consultant. The show has interviews with some of the world’s leading management experts covering time management, networking, and loads more.

99% Invisible
Offering fascinating insight into icons of great design, 99% Invisible is decades of inspiration crammed into bitesize 15 minutes episodes. It’s the perfect thing to ignite your curiosity and get your creative juices flowing.

The School Of Greatness
NYT best-selling author (and former pro-athlete) Lewis Howes covers entrepreneurship, health, and business tips in the excellent School Of Greatness. You’ll even get some mindfulness training thrown in for good measure.

A veritable goldmine of information for any freelancer, Unemployable by CEO and digital expert Brian Clark is a well put together and slick podcast. It covers the whole entrepreneurial spectrum, with an emphasis on marketing and business growth.

Ditching Hourly
If you charge by the hour and want to change your approach, then you need this podcast. Ditching Hourly (the clue’s in the name) with Jonathan Stark is on a mission to ‘rid the earth of hourly billing.’ Listen in to find out how he plans to do it.

Masters Of Scale
Created by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Masters Of Scale is a podcast that focuses on how businesses grow. Reid uses his expertise to debate theories and practice with some of the top business and cultural leaders in the world.

Business With Super Joe Pardo
Feeling a bit uninspired? Then have a listen to the brilliant Business With Super Joe Pardo. Joe interviews those entrepreneurs who dared to dream and built businesses that thrived. A podcast that will leave you feeling like you can achieve anything.

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