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To be an entrepreneur you have to be a little bit of a Rebel. You have to do things differently, you have to take risks other people aren't willing to take and you need to be brave enough to take action.

For years Alan Donegan has battled against the traditional plan that the world has for us:

When Alan went for help from the British Government to start a business. They told him to write a business plan; get a load of debt and did more to put him off starting than they did to help.

Alan spent the next 12 years of his life thinking, studying, learning about business and searching for a better way to start-up without debt.

This search enabled him to create his own successful training business and then to take those skills and launch PopUp Business School which now operates in 5 different countries around the world and helps thousands of people a year to build businesses without debt.
The belief that it takes money to make money traps people around the world from ever taking control of their future and making their own money. This is the belief that he wants to fundamentally destroy with this podcast and empower you to get going debt free!

What is the purpose of this podcast?
"This is an effort to put out into the world the support I wish I had when I was starting my business. I want to do what I felt the British Government was never able to do and that is to help people start-up without debt and make money doing something they love.

If you need help with your business, motivation, inspiration and energy then this podcast is for you. Join The Rebellion"
-Alan Donegan

Rebel Entrepreneur Alan Donegan

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

To be an entrepreneur you have to be a little bit of a Rebel. You have to do things differently, you have to take risks other people aren't willing to take and you need to be brave enough to take action.

For years Alan Donegan has battled against the traditional plan that the world has for us:

When Alan went for help from the British Government to start a business. They told him to write a business plan; get a load of debt and did more to put him off starting than they did to help.

Alan spent the next 12 years of his life thinking, studying, learning about business and searching for a better way to start-up without debt.

This search enabled him to create his own successful training business and then to take those skills and launch PopUp Business School which now operates in 5 different countries around the world and helps thousands of people a year to build businesses without debt.
The belief that it takes money to make money traps people around the world from ever taking control of their future and making their own money. This is the belief that he wants to fundamentally destroy with this podcast and empower you to get going debt free!

What is the purpose of this podcast?
"This is an effort to put out into the world the support I wish I had when I was starting my business. I want to do what I felt the British Government was never able to do and that is to help people start-up without debt and make money doing something they love.

If you need help with your business, motivation, inspiration and energy then this podcast is for you. Join The Rebellion"
-Alan Donegan

    Marketing Mini-Experiments 3

    Marketing Mini-Experiments 3

    You are a grown-up business, spending money on advertising. You are investing in Facebook adverts, working hard to grow your business and test your ideas. Join Adam and Alan as they review the numbers, work out the return on investment for the advertising money and explore how to keep growing the business. Let's get geeky with the numbers as we review the Facebook marketing mini-experiments and dive deep into the data.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Marketing Mini Experiments 2

    Marketing Mini Experiments 2

    I have been talking to you about running marketing mini-experiments, getting out there and testing and measuring the results. Last episode, Adam started testing email marketing, Facebook adverts and influencer outreach. This week we get to find out the results. Did it work? Did he lose money on the Facebook advert? Did anyone respond to his outreach? Marketing is a series of running tests, measuring the results, and working out if we made money or not! This one is a must listen!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Are You In Business Purgatory?

    Are You In Business Purgatory?

    You have run a mini-experiment and launched your business! Yay. But the results have not been what you wanted so you keep going. You do everything we say on the podcast, you are pushing out there, positing, sharing, and being social, but you have been receiving a wall of SILENCE in return. You don't know what to do. Should you keep going despite the silence? Should you close the business? Should you get a job? You are trapped in business purgatory and don't know what to do. Join Alan as he coached Toby out of business purgatory and towards an answer to his mini-experiment!

    • 41 min
    How To Get Featured In The Press

    How To Get Featured In The Press

    How do you get your business featured in the press? Jon Card writes regularly for The Guardian, The Times, and The Daily Telegraph, and is the author of How to Make Your Company Famous. As a journalist, Jon interviewed many of the world’s foremost entrepreneurs. But there came a time when he realised it was time to start answering their questions, including: (1) "How do I get my business noticed by the media?" (2) "What do I have to do to get ready for media coverage?" and (3) "What’s the best way to contact journalists?"

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Do deals really just come to you?

    Do deals really just come to you?

    Do deals really just come to you? Will people really just call you out of the blue and offer you business? Meet Elia Twigg, one of the listeners of the show who has just gone full time into her own company. We find out how she started, how she went from employee to part time on both business and when she finally made the choice to give up employment and go all in on her own business. Along the way we uncover tips, tricks, and business strategies that will help you to grow your business.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Marketing Mini Experiments

    Marketing Mini Experiments

    It is so tempting to spend money on Facebook adverts or Google adverts: the promised land of an advert that brings in customers and builds your business whilst you sleep. Countless adverts pop up in your timeline offering you these services: "Pay us and we will manage your adverts for you!" "Come on this course and we will teach you the 'secrets' of Facebook advertising!" Is it time to go all in? Or is it time to run a marketing mini experiment?

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Turpy CLC ,

REBEL BUSINESS SCHOOL

I love this podcast. Fascinated to hear the thought process and big ideas that make things happen. Always a number of insights and a call to get up and get going. Absolutely love it. Helping me form the basis of a couple of business experiments . Keep it up! Cheers

sebollie ,

Everyone should be a Rebel entrepreneur

I’m a fan of podcasts and I wondered if I had enough interest and space for another one. I am so glad I switched this on today.
I’ve a strong entrepreneurial spirit but never had an idea I was fully committed to which has been frustrating. I work in the supporting small businesses area and have a lot of people and business management skills from leadership roles. But this podcast was still so refreshing and well pitched. I love the celebration of doing it whatever way works for you, not prescriptive, I love the honesty of admitting sometimes things fail but we move on and keep going.
Highly recommend to anyone with an interest in business and an entrepreneurial itch.
Easy to listen to and even had me laughing at points. Well done.

hlb2015 ,

Thank you Alan

I've listened to quite a few of Alan's podcasts, have attended Rebel & Finance business school, I'm no longer just sat on the sofa! Great advice and enthusiasm, spreads like giggles when trying to be serious 😘

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