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Posted on August 9th, 2019

Kansas City entrepreneurs and startup founders are making big things happen! A recent study released by Commercial Café reveals that Kansas City is one of the top ten best US cities for startups. The city also ranked highest in the “startup growth rate” category, with “an estimated year-over-year increase of 6.2% in the number of new startups in 2018.”

At e2E, we’re committed to being a resource for growing companies and the people who create them. To celebrate Kansas City’s progress in the startup world, we want to share some of our favorite podcasts that address the unique joys and challenges of entrepreneurship.

Our Favorite Entrepreneurship Podcasts

This Week in Startups

In our technology-driven world, news happens fast. Stay up to date with this podcast, hosted by tech entrepreneur and angel investor Jason Calacanis. Jason interviews a wide range of guests about “what’s happening in Silicon Valley and beyond.” Calacanis’ blunt style grounds his news reports, but his good humor elevates conversations about starting new ventures and growing existing businesses. You can find This Week in Startups here.

Entrepreneurs on Fire

If you’re looking for inspiration, tune in to this award-winning podcast from entrepreneur John Lee Dumas. His goal is “to deliver the inspiration and strategies you need to FIRE UP your entrepreneurial journey and create the life you’ve always dreamed of.” With over 2,000 recorded interviews available, there’s no shortage of insightful stories and savvy advice from the likes of Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Barbara Corcoran, and many more. Entrepreneurs on Fire can be found here.

How I Built This

You’ve probably caught an excerpt or two of this NPR podcast in the car, but if you haven’t found a quiet moment to focus on Guy Raz’s excellent interviews with startup and small business founders, you’re missing out! These in-depth stories about defining moments in the development and growth of successful businesses offer tons of inspiration and lessons (the recent episode with Wendy Kopp is a standout). Find How I Built This here or on your local NPR affiliate.


Personal finance guru Dave Ramsey hosts this podcast about leadership in business. Alongside interesting and knowledgeable guests, he tackles subjects including “Creating a Collaborative Culture” and “How to Celebrate Your Team.” If you want to learn how to be a better leader, EntreLeadership is the perfect listen for you. Episodes are available here.

The Growth Show

This podcast focuses on the active growth phase and offers great advice about expanding an existing business. We love to see businesses grow, and host Meghan Keaney Anderson of HubSpot “explores the inspiring stories behind how people grow a business, an idea, or a movement” with experienced and insightful guests. If growth is on your mind, listen to The Growth Show .

A Resource for Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

We may not have our own podcast yet, but the subject matter experts at e2E, LLC love to share our experience and knowledge with entrepreneurs and small business owners. When you’re done listening and are inspired to have a conversation about your business’s growth and success, contact us to start talking. We can’t wait to hear your success story on one of our favorite podcasts someday!

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