Questions For A Business Podcasts

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Written by Aimene

Aimene is a podcast producer helping businesses reach their customer’s ears.


November 5, 2021

Do you wish for your podcast to be more business oriented, but don’t know how to formulate the best business podcast questions? Or maybe you’ve invited a guest that has a vast business knowledge and you want to incorporate some business related questions into the interview! We are here to help. We don’t wear a cape but we do have some enticing business questions to save the day.

Business podcasts are considered to be some of the most popular categories of podcasts out there and this isn’t for nothing as they attract a substantial amount of listeners so adding a layer of business knowledge to your show could deem beneficial in captivating a wider audience.

For tips on how to conduct a proper interview, check out Podcast Interviewing the Right Way. You’ll learn all the best practices on how to run a successful interview.

Examples of Business Podcast Questions

In order to draw out the most amount of wisdom from a guest on a selected topic, you’ll have to design personalized questions according to the knowledge you have at hand, the personality of the guest and the experiences they had in life.

Feel free to steal as much questions as you want and shape them in a way that will trigger high-value responses from the guest.

Standard Questions For Entrepreneurs

  • What changes did you make to your priorities when your business started?
  • What are the most challenging aspects of being a business owner?
  • What was your initial objective?
  • Now that you know better, what would you have done differently in the past before starting out on your venture?
  • What were your most devastating failures and what did you learn from them?
  • Do you have a formula for running a successful business?
  • What would you describe as the pillar of your organization?
  • How did you conclude on the location for establishing your company?

Personal Questions To Ask an Entrepreneur

  • How many hours do you work in a day on average?
  • What inspired you to develop your idea or concept for your business?
  • What do you enjoy the most about being an entrepreneur?
  • How does being an entrepreneur affect your family life?
  • What do you fear the most and how do you find courage?


Tips for Conducting a Business Interview

  • Make sure you are familiar with the topic. Knowledge about the subject to be treated gives you insight on the right questions to ask your guest as you’d know what a listener would want to hear
  • If you think the podcast is taking a boring direction, the listener is going to feel that so make sure you change that (you are the host and it’s your responsibility to be in charge)
  • Do your homework on the featured guest and if they wrote a book or published some content or even done some interviews be sure to dive deep into that (make it a rule to aways be 10% more knowledgeable from your audience)  this way you’ll be able to know the best questions to ask your guest.


Not only does the business niche of podcasting well-established but it also has a wide range of topics and interests so make sure you give it your own spin and don’t try to take the direction everyone seem to be taking as listeners are searching for new approaches and new ideas

Check out our related article on The Ultimate Guide to Narrative Podcasting. where we discuss all the ways you can step up the quality of your show by introducing narration to the game.


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