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"
Rebel Entrepreneur Takeover
This is a podcast takeover episode and Shawn Jenkins has taken control. Alan gave him completely free realm to ask anything and boy did Shawn use it. Find out what Shawn asks, hear Alan squirm and learn about the origins of PopUp and the startup methodology that Alan created. This episode is packed full of stories, practical tips on starting businesses, and ways of thinking about entrepreneurship.
Can You Start a Restaurant with No Debt?
Can you build a restaurant with no debt? In this episode Alan talks with Keith Hunt of RedHeaded Step Taco who has just managed to borrow a restaurant to launch his Taco business. Listen to learn about mini-experiments, borrowing space, and launching your food business. Keith has a wealth of tips and experiences from the cutting edge of food.
Passion or Financial Independence First? Millennial Revolution Talk Entrepreneurship
Should you start with passion, or should you work on financial independence first and only launch your business when you get there? Millennial Revolution Kristy and Bryce have become serial entrepreneurs in retirement. We unpack why they waited till after retirement, the benefits of FU money, and what they have learned from creating and building blogs and books.
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Investing
Your business is successful! You are making money! HOLIDAY! In this episode Alan, Simon, and the author of The Simple Path to Wealth, JL Collins, explore what you should do with your money as you earn it. Clue: the answer is not blow it all on a nice holiday or new car!
When To Quit: the Mini-Experiment Didn't Work
Never, ever, ever give up - Winston Churchill. Quitting has a bad rap but is it deserved? Simon and Alan unpack quitting, knowing when to quit, and why you should quit regularly. By saying no to something you are allowing space into your life for something else.
You Are Going To Fail. How Should You Respond?
You are going to fail. The only way you don't fail at some point is if you don't try. Entrepreneurship is about trying despite the fact that you will probably fail at some point. Simon, Sean, and Alan unpack failure; does it really exist; how to cope with it, how to get value from it, and how to create excitement about it.
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Alan’s enthusiasm is infectious. Great insight on being an entrepreneur and hits the notes of personal inventory and reflection as well. Content is very much appreciated!
Best podcast for entrepreneurs who want to love what they do and avoid more debt!
I found this podcast through Choose FI and was immediately intrigued by the description- I signed up early to get access and have been listening along since launch. It does not disappoint! I have always had "side hustles" and have beentrying to build for awhile but the pandemic sped that up a lot by forcing my hand. Alan's wisdom has been very useful during this transition! Most of the entrepreuner podcasts I have listened to focus on funding and lose sight of what the early days are like and how to get it off the ground or scale. Alan focuses in on these citical, early times and how to be savvy with your finances. We want to have fun and enjoy our work, not live in the shadow of debt and start up costs! His advice is easy to apply, practical, and attainable. I especially love the coaching series' that follow up over time and measure progress and try new things.
If you have dreamt about starting a business, the rebel entrepreneur is a must. I’m still dreaming, but these guys have already warned me about a million mistakes I would have made. Fun to listen and keep preparing for taking the leap.