Once you get past the fail compilations and cat videos (not that they aren’t valuable in their own way), YouTube is an incredible learning resource. Packed full of interviews, lessons, tutorials, and panel discussions on every topic under the sun, it’s the perfect place to go for a free education.

This of course applies to business owners and entrepreneurs too. YouTube is filled to the brim with tips and advice on how to start-up and run a successful business. But with more than 120 billion videos on the platform, finding the best content can become something of a needle-in-the-haystack situation.

So to cut out the middleman we’re bringing you 10 of the best YouTube channels for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Enjoy!

Harvard Business Review

There’s a massive selection of content on offer here, including interviews and lectures. Videos also range from the very short to the very long, so it’s perfectly suited to any schedule.

Derek Halpern

Combining business principles with human behaviour and psychology, Derek Halpern goes deep to uncover the psychological aspects of operating a business.

Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo covers an incredibly diverse range of topics on her channel, so there really is something here for everyone.

Behind The Brand

Bryan Elliot interviews a host of successful business owners and entrepreneurs to find out how they operate, how they built themselves up, and what advice they would give to others on the same path.


This is an excellent channel for small business owners and entrepreneurs who are looking to keep up to date new ideas and trends emerging in the business world.

Gary Vaynerchuck

Energetic, practical, and full of very useful advice. Gary Vaynerchuck is popular (and successful) for a reason.

Alanis Business Academy

A very useful and highly educational channel, with topics ranging from revenue models to product life cycles. 


We’ve got an entire post dedicated to our favourite TED Talks. So for now we’ll simply say  that it’s one of the best. 


If you’re facing a challenge in your business or professional life, Inc. is here to help you. It’s all about overcoming obstacles and transcending setbacks. Inspiring, motivating and, most of all, helpful. 

Business Insider

Though it’s filled with heaps of content that go far beyond the realms of business advice, this channel does feature lots of helpful playlists (such as “Career Tips”, “The Conscious Investor”, and “Style Tips For The Business World”).

Watch this space

For more small business and entrepreneurial tips, why not read our post on the art of self-promotion. Or take a look at these tips on how to make your brand stand out.