20 Fantastic YouTube Channels For Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, And Small Business Owners
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 20 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.
Combining business principles with human behaviour and psychology, Derek Halpern goes deep to uncover the psychological aspects of operating a business.
HubSpot’s YouTube channel is dedicated to helping its viewers grow their businesses. With information and advice on a range of topics including sales, marketing, and service software. It’s a really excellent resource for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge and create a better business.
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.
Energetic, practical, and full of very useful advice. Gary Vaynerchuck is popular (and successful) for a reason.
This channel is an excellent resource for anyone looking for sound business advice, tips on productivity, and insights into the minds of some of the world’s most successful businesspeople.
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.
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”).
Tony Robbins is a name that many people have heard, even if they’re not interested in the entrepreneurial field. He’s an incredibly gifted speaker and business strategist, and his channel is a must-watch for anyone looking to take their businesses to the next level.
Roberto Blake’s channel is an amazing resource for creative entrepreneurs. This may be a particularly useful channel for those with a focus on photography, graphic design, and social media.
Google Small Business
As you might expect from a channel run by Google, there’s a great amount of varied content on offer here. With videos ranging from small business success stories to useful how-to’s, Google Small Business is a constant source of inspiration and solid advice.
Brian Tracy’s channel is a treasure trove of short and informative videos designed to help you grow and excel both personally and professionally.
NatWest’s YouTube channel is something of a hidden gem when it comes to entrepreneurial and business advice. It might not be as well-known and highly-subscribed as some of the other channels on this list, but it provides a wealth of fantastic content that any small business owner would be wise to check out.
Noah Kagan’s channel is packed full of content, with new videos uploaded regularly. You’ll find all sorts here, but if you’re looking for something specific then his channel also features an extensive collection of playlists. One of our favourites is the “Marketing 101” series (where the video above comes from).
Focussing particularly on innovation in technology, leadership, and design, Fast Company’s channel is an excellent and widely-varied source of inspiration for businesses and entrepreneurs of all kinds.
Moz’s channel is mostly concerned with SEO and content marketing, but considering how important those two elements are for modern businesses, this is a very valuable resource. It could be especially helpful for those who find themselves somewhat intimidated by online marketing.