Podcasts have been surging in popularity year after year. As an efficient way to absorb media and information while multitasking and on the go, they've become an essential news, entertainment, and learning source for busy entrepreneurs.

With 2017 winding down, driven entrepreneurs have their minds set on reaching new heights in 2018, and that requires growth on both a business and personal level. These eight podcasts focus on just that, and any growth-minded entrepreneur should prepare for the new year by subscribing.

School of Greatness

This top-rated podcast, hosted by Lewis Howes, thrives on the foundation of sharing stories of greatness. Howes, a New York Times best-selling author, lifestyle entrepreneur, and former professional football player, has faced his fair share of obstacles, including a learning disability, bullying, and sexual abuse. His mission is to empower listeners with stories like his, emphasizing that everyone has the potential to achieve success, regardless of what they've gone through in life. With guests like Alanis Morrissette, Tony Robbins, and Arianna Huffington, School of Greatness provides listeners with exclusive insights on how they can achieve personal greatness.

Growth Now Movement

Since launching in early 2016, Growth Now Movement has quickly developed a loyal following, while establishing a niche focus on the personal stories of entrepreneurs and world changers, exploring how they've turned professional and personal challenges into exponential growth. Hosted by Justin Schenck, whose vision is to improve the lives of millions through public speaking and coaching, the podcast's current season promises to feature leaders, millionaires, best-selling authors, drug kingpins, and moment-makers.

Entrepreneurs on Fire

With nearly 2,000 episodes, the award-winning Entrepreneurs on Fire is considered a pioneer of the interview-style podcast. Seven days a week, host John Lee Dumas releases an episode on the individual journey of each guest. Subscribers to Dumas's show have heard stories from Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vee, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and many other influencers and business leaders, gaining insight into how their success stories transformed them into entrepreneurs on fire.

Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

Author of 12 books on the power of business relationships, sales, networking, presentation skills, and entrepreneurship, Thom Singer started the Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do podcast to share his knowledge and experiences in hopes of inspiring a new generation of thoughtful leaders. Singer, who recently released the podcast's 300th episode, interviews business leaders, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and others who possess an extra dose of the entrepreneurial spirit. In recent months, he has explored topics including running several companies at once, fitness for entrepreneurs, and understanding trends before they happen.

Nice Guys on Business

Nice Guys on Business's promise is simple: "[to] provide a learning experience that is entertaining and adds value to your life." Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, co-hosts Doug Sandler and Strickland Bonne interview thought leaders, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the long-time friends have candid conversations about whatever topics are on their minds. Sandler and Bonne strive to give their audience a "breath of fresh air" compared to other business podcasts. They provide their "Funk'nFans" a show full of honesty, trust, and integrity: the same keys they say build businesses.

The MFCEO Project

Andy Frisella, entrepreneur and innovator, started The MFCEO Project to motivate listeners to succeed in business and life. On the podcast, currently ranking No. 7 on iTunes in the marketing and management category, Frisella speaks to his subscribers in a brutally honest style. As defined by Frisella, his "no BS" podcast includes guest entrepreneurs who share their lessons for success and speak to the importance of putting passion to work. Recent guests include Lewis Howes, author of The Mask of Masculinity, and former champion power lifter Mark Bell.

No Quit Living

In today's world, with mounting division and hostility among online and offline communities, No Quit Living strives to promote motivation and inspiration to its listeners. Since launching in early 2017, No Quit Living has already been rated as a top 50 business podcast on iTunes, particularly because of its popular host, Christopher Wirth, who often focuses on finding success in the face of adversity and never settling for less than the best version of oneself. Each episode invites a new guest, ranging from business executives to fellow podcasters, to share their stories and provide advice on overcoming challenges.


The Youpreneur podcast is for entrepreneurs striving to build their personal brands and virtual business success. The host, Chris Ducker, shares his own knowledge and expertise on shifting away from traditional business practices and attitudes. Ducker knows that even after finding success, entrepreneurs should constantly strive to learn and evolve with the times. Through hundreds of episodes, Youpreneur features thought leaders and innovators who discuss what a changing business landscape means for entrepreneurs.