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"
How to Contact Journalists
How do you get your business noticed? In a world of influencers and print media, how do you make sure that your business gets noticed? In this episode, Alan and Adam go through the advice of Jon Card (from Full Story Media) about getting into the press and then discuss how to practically apply that advice. Listen to this episode if you want to get your business noticed, featured, and out there.
Employee # 1
Taking on your first employee is a big decision and can be HUGELY difficult to get right. Join Henry (the first person Alan ever hired) as he tells you what it is like working for Alan and what he has learned about taking on staff. They discuss culture, working together, motivating staff, and more. Henry and Alan have made all the mistakes between them so you don't have to!
Get To The Results Faster
At the end of the last episode, Toby went away to work to get some actual "Nos" and to find out if his mini-experiment is a success or not. Join Alan and Toby as they find out if the Father's Day sale worked, if he got rejected, and whether or not he is going to continue to experiment with this business or try something else.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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 😘