Move over Netflix: Use YouTube for business to access educational content, inspiring personalities and financial news that can move your organization forward.
Are your favorite television shows on hiatus for the summer? Are you looking to stay up-to-date on all the latest business news and trends? Want to continue your professional development or grow personally and professionally? Though it might seem strange, it may be time that you head over to YouTube.
You may be familiar with the video-sharing platform as your go-to for cute animal videos or DIY projects, but there’s also a wealth of knowledge being shared by entrepreneurs, business experts, growth strategists and others, waiting to be discovered.
Here are some of our favorite selections and best picks of business-related YouTube channels, which every busy professional can get value from:
Best Overall Business Advice
An internationally best-selling author with 70 books on business, personal growth, leadership and strategic thinking, Brian Tracy is one of the most recognizable names in the industry. He has spent the past 30 years travelling the world and has consulted with over 1,000 companies. In that time, he has addressed more than 5 million people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 70 other countries.
Tracy’s YouTube channel is one of the best resources for business professionals from all industries, and the accumulated 46 million views are well-earned. Topics range from personal growth to leadership and business tips and more. Updated with fresh videos weekly, most of which run under 10 minutes, this channel is great for the busy professional on the go.
Best Host & Interviews
Named one of Oprah’s top thought leaders for the next generation, Marie Forleo is a YouTube host, entrepreneur, life coach and philanthropist.
Forleo has dedicated her channel to videos and interviews that help entrepreneurs and business professionals reach their ultimate potential. Best of all, her outgoing and approachable personality makes the material engaging and inspiring.
Forleo is also a great interviewer and regularly hosts interesting guests. With over 500,000 subscribers, 48.8 million views and 4 new videos a month, MarieTV’s playlists are organized by topic, making it easy to find specific videos that interest you.
Best Financial News & Market Analysis
You may very well be familiar with Bloomberg as a top media source for business and political news, but have you visited their YouTube channels? Our favorite channel for market and finance news and interviews with leading business figures is Bloomberg’s Markets and Finance channel.
This channel doesn’t have just one single host. Instead, it relies upon a variety of experts to provide content for the channel. Playlists are organized by topic and video host for easy navigation, and with dozens of new daily videos (totalling over 46.2 million views), content is always fresh and current. If you work in finance or business, you will definitely want to become one of the 360,000 subscribers to this channel.
Best Inspiration & Personal Growth Tips
A go-to among celebrities, entrepreneurs and athletes, Tony Robbins is a success strategist focusing on personal growth, self-help and entrepreneurial advice. As an extension of his highly-publicized seminars and books, Robbins’ YouTube channel publishes new videos weekly.
Whether you’re looking for advice or inspiration, Robbins’ channel has it all — which is evident by his 650,000 subscribers. Videos vary in length, so whether you have a spare hour or just a couple minutes in between meetings, you can always find a video that will help you get one step closer to achieving your personal and professional goals.