To be honest, the thought of turning to YouTube for anything other than entertainment had never crossed my mind until I came across these entrepreneurship channels that changed my view.
Working from home can be uninspiring, especially as an entrepreneur. Sometimes, you need the boost from other entrepreneurs on a journey similar to yours. YouTube channels provide a way to interact with fellow entrepreneurs as you maintain your social distance. These five channels offer a good mix of education and entertainment.
The first channel is a Kenyan owned channel, WazaBiz which is Kiswahili for thinking business. Helina Mbuthia is the curator of the channel as well as an entrepreneur with a couple of online businesses. Helina discusses the highs and lows of life and business in a relatable way. I particularly enjoy the videos where she features her entrepreneur friends.
I accredit this channel for the push I needed to open up my online store. Most of my knowledge on running a new business and more importantly starting a business when I was ‘young’ is from both the WazaBiz blog and youtube channel. It is a great guide for any young person out there who is looking to start a business. It is even better for an existing entrepreneur who would like some help navigating the day to day of business.
Marie Forleo is not your orthodox entrepreneur, YouTuber or podcaster. She uses her great sense of humour and bubbly personality to make the topic of business more palatable. Especially to the millennial generation she caters to. Forleo creates online training programs that serve people all over the world.
Marie has several videos interviewing legendary entrepreneurs and tackling topics such as ‘why smart entrepreneurs start before they’re ready’ and ‘how to find your target market’. Oprah has named Forleo as a thought leader for the next generation. She is on a mission to help entrepreneurs succeed in life and business by sharing her own experience. Listening to Marie’s podcast and watching her videos will have you jotting down notes midst a swarm of tears from all the laughter.
With over 2.6 million subscribers on YouTube, Gary has mastered the art of solving people’s problems with his segment dubbed #AskGaryVee. When Gary is not playing shrink, he is a highly sought-after public speaker and a bestselling author. Vaynerchuk is a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Uber.
If you want startup advice and a cutting edge perspective on the social landscape, this is the channel for you. I personally go to his channel when I need a pick-me-up or that push to keep doing what I am doing. If you are doubting the current course you are taking or having a “why did I start this business” day, Gary’s podcast and channel is just what you need to keep on going.
This has to be my favourite on the list, sorry I am biased, due to the fact that it features interviews from diverse entrepreneurs from Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban to NFL player Russell Wilson. It is a show about innovators, entrepreneurs and the stories behind their success. I like their description of the youtube channel as a backstage pass inside the minds, companies and lifestyles of some of the smartest and most interesting people on the planet.
The host Bryan Elliot chats with a wide array of successful people helping us learn their secrets. Insights on different life situations that they have faced and how that affects their point of view on business and success.
You can not talk about entrepreneurship youtube channels without mentioning Robin Sharma. His channel is your go-to for advice on anything from combatting procrastination to social media to bouncing back from failure. Sharma’s content has a lot to do with leadership and changing negative mindsets.
His book the 5 AM club is one that has made a great impact on my mindset and how I spend my mornings. Robin has the ability to break down products or concepts and make it easy to understand. Sharma is very knowledgeable and experienced in business which has helped him gain over 600,000 subscribers.
Need a break from the COVID-19 news cycle? Check out these five, must watch, must subscribe to YouTube channels. Also, If you have been thinking of starting your own youtube channel here is the push you need. We definitely have room for more business-related content on youtube all you need is a google account to start.
Knowing that YouTube may not be everyone’s preferred platform to consume content, I made sure to include creators that also have blogs, podcasts or are authors. Also here are some entrepreneurship podcasts you can check out. Comment down below with some entrepreneurship youtube channels that you enjoy and would like to share.