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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 … read more

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Top 10 Rebel Lessons and Episodes

September 27th, 2021

59:49

After 95 episodes of the show, where do you even start with the Rebel Entrepreneur? In this episode, we are joined by two of our listeners that have listened to every episode of the show so far; Jessica Yox and Travis …

The First $100 | Rebel Coaching

September 23rd, 2021

1:09:41

Building a business is a journey. Sometimes it's a long journey! But when you start to see the fruits of that labor roll in, there is no feeling like …

You Will Be Rejected!

September 20th, 2021

57:18

When you first start your business and launch, you are going to be working towards making sales. You will be rejected, people will say no, and you …

Type A Balance: PUSH PUSH PUSH | Rebel Coaching

September 16th, 2021

48:22

Gary Vaynerchuk is all about the hustle. We are told by so many sources to push, push, push. Hustle, hustle, hustle. If you are already a type A …

Teaching Entrepreneurship

September 13th, 2021

56:41

Are entrepreneurs born or created? If you believe they are created then how do you teach entrepreneurship? What's the best way to learn business, entrepreneurship, and the startup mindset? In this episode Jessica Yox, …

Sell Before You Create | Rebel Coaching

September 9th, 2021

59:46

The allure of creating your own clothing line, product line, or brand. You get sucked into the wholesalers, line up the logos, and start to buy …

The $2 Million Glamping Experiment

September 6th, 2021

46:45

The right way to start a business is with a business plan and a loan, right? Meet Will who was on the verge of borrowing $2 million to launch his glamping business before he restructured to run a mini-experiment and …

Marketing: Test and Measure | Rebel Coaching

September 2nd, 2021

49:56

How do you know if your marketing is working or not? There is only one way! Measure the success through sales, views, subscribers, and money earned. Marketing is a constant state of testing and measuring to find out …

Cold Sales Emails

August 30th, 2021

42:58

Have you ever sat down and tried to compose a cold introduction email to someone you want to sell to or meet? Did it work? Did you get a response? In …

Developing a YouTube Channel

August 26th, 2021

57:52

What is the difference that makes the difference in a content business? How do you stand out amongst all the other blogs, YouTube channels, and podcasts? In this episode Matt and Rob from MattEstlea.com coach Andrew in …

Start by Trading

August 23rd, 2021

43:48

Start selling. Can you create wealth out of nothing? Can you find something on Facebook market place and sell it? Can you find something lying around you can re-sell? In this episode, our podcast editor, Andrew, gets …

11 Ways to Monetizing Your Platform

August 19th, 2021

58:07

It doesn't matter if you have a blog, a YouTube channel, or a mailing list, there are certain ways you can monetize it. In this episode Alan coaches Andrew Alinda from Cali to the Crowd through different ways he can …

Get the Money First

August 16th, 2021

51:10

When you are launching your business you need everything ready to launch don't you? Everything has to be perfect, website has to be created, business cards need to be printed, and your trademark needs to be in place? In …

Rebel Coaching Series | Coaching Series Collide

August 12th, 2021

54:47

Coaching Series Collide! In this special episode of the Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series we have Christina from Season 1, Jaymie from Season 2 and …

How to Start a YouTube Channel From Scratch

August 9th, 2021

54:12

Making millions from YouTube! What does it really take?? In this episode Alan meets Andrew Alinda who started his YouTube channel (Cali to the Crowd) 18 months ago. We find out what it takes to get going, how long it …

Rebel Coaching Series | The Imposter

August 5th, 2021

54:35

Spend as much time working on your confidence as you do working on your business. It is amazing how much time we as human beings spend doubting ourselves, beating ourselves up, and worrying about our performance. If we …

Sales: Keep the Faith

August 2nd, 2021

58:34

If you don't sell you don’t have any customers. It is as simple as that. What isn't simple is how to sell, market, and find those customers. Patrick left a high paying corporate sales and sponsorship job to build his …

Rebel Coaching Series | You've sold it, now you have to deliver it!

July 29th, 2021

44:44

You've sold it now you have to deliver it. After getting her Kickstarter campaign funded, Jaymie is now deep into the delivery phase of her kick …

“To Sell or Not to Sell?” That is the Question!

July 26th, 2021

49:05

Sales is a divisive word. Some people think sales is pushy, sleazy, aggressive, and a bad thing; in fact a large percentage of the population believe …

Rebel Coaching Series | Results, Results, Results

July 22nd, 2021

45:02

You can't control the results but you can control your daily activities. After 12 episodes of focusing on the daily marketing activities, sales, and …

The Aftermath of Action

July 19th, 2021

48:17

Elliott Lester directed Aftermath starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, he has collaborated with HBO, Brad Pitt, and Plan B, and is working on a movie with …

Rebel Coaching Series | Market, Market, Market

July 15th, 2021

43:14

If you don't market and promote your business you aren't going to get sales! In this episode Jaymie and Alan discuss the overwhelm that can come from marketing, how to choose marketing ideas, and the daily actions it …

10 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website

July 12th, 2021

49:06

You've built your website. WOOHOO! Celebrate. Then what? No-one is visiting it? I am afraid that "If you build it, they will come" is one of …

Rebel Coaching Series | Stretching Past Your Goals

July 8th, 2021

50:40

So you've set some goals, you hit them, you've failed to celebrate! What next? In this episode Jaymie and Alan unpack where the Kick Starter project goes next after hitting its goals. We explore stretch goals, the best …

The Marketing Mini-experiment

July 5th, 2021

47:29

Have you ever thought about hiring someone to help you with your marketing? Alan has been wondering for sometime whether it is worth hiring someone from People per Hour, Upwork, or Fiverr to help with your marketing. In …

Rebel Coaching Series | The Big Launch and the Results

July 1st, 2021

59:57

You have created the product, you have put it out there for sale, and now you are waiting for the results! Will anyone buy? Will you get customers? …

Beginners Guide to SEO

June 28th, 2021

51:19

92% of all internet searches happen on Google. Getting to the top of the google rankings for what your customers are searching for can be an …

Rebel Coaching Series | Promote, Promote, Promote

June 24th, 2021

48:07

If you build it they will come! The movie Field of Dreams and Kevin Costner convinced us that all we have to do is build it. They forgot to add the small print which is "NO ONE will come unless you promote it! This …

Is SEO Dead?

June 21st, 2021

40:36

Does search engine optimization still work? Is hoping to go viral a real strategy? Aren't paid adverts only for big businesses? You know how much Alan hates spending money on building businesses, but that doesn't mean …

Rebel Coaching Series | Self-Doubt Before Launch

June 17th, 2021

48:24

You are just about to launch your product, your service, your business, but have you got the price right? Is the page perfect? Are you ready? Every entrepreneur goes through the period of self-doubt before launch. …

Ten Ways to Market Your Business for Free

June 14th, 2021

1:06:59

You've started your business but how do you get customers? Do you need to spend money on adverts? Facebook marketing? In this episode Simon and Alan share their 10 favourite, free ways to market your business and find …

Rebel Coaching Series | Kickstarter Page Review

June 10th, 2021

52:37

The landing Page. You have got your product, you are ready to go, but before you go promoting it everywhere on social media you need a landing page. Where is all that traffic going to arrive, what will they see and what …

Targeting your customer!

June 7th, 2021

52:52

What do you think when I say the words, "Niche marketing" to you? Every entrepreneur we need fights the idea of niche marketing; of finding a clearly defined market. The fear of missing out on sales, "What do you mean I …

Rebel Coaching Series | Getting Things Done

June 3rd, 2021

41:56

When you launch a project there is so much to do that it can be overwhelming. How do you know where to start? How do you choose what to focus on? How do you make sure you make progress towards your goals every single …

The Mysterious World of Marketing

May 31st, 2021

50:32

You've launched your business and now you need more customers! You've been going a few years and you need more customers. No matter what stage of business you are in marketing is the perennial problem that needs …

Rebel Coaching Series | Dealing with the Critics

May 27th, 2021

53:43

One of the biggest challenges you will face on the entrepreneurial journey is doubt, imposter syndrome, and lack of confidence. These things come up from our past and try and "protect" us from getting rejected by …

Starting in Debt

May 24th, 2021

45:22

When you run your own business there is SO much to do. You need to do the sales, the marketing, and the product development & delivery. In this episode Chris Bello from the Entrepreneur Motivation Podcast shares the …

Rebel Coaching Series | Where Does the Time Go?

May 20th, 2021

48:32

Where does the time go? When you take on a mini-experiment to test your business ideas the word "mini" doesn't do justice to the scale of the project! You need to think through the idea, create the marketing, work out …

Sell What You've Got

May 17th, 2021

58:45

Where do you start? You want to launch a business but where do you start? In this episode Kai Angelet of Can You Handle It Tours shares his story of starting an international tour business from nothing. I met Kai doing …

Rebel Coaching Series | Committing to the Idea

May 13th, 2021

53:06

You have decided that you want to make something happen. You have decided which idea to go for but now you are feeling overwhelmed! There is so much to do, can you do it all? You start to doubt yourself and your idea! …

Getting Things Done

May 10th, 2021

53:50

When you start a small business what roles do you take on? Co-founder, head of sales, marketing, finances, HR, and all this whilst still looking …

Rebel Coaching Series | Is there a right answer?

May 6th, 2021

50:35

The paradox of choice is a huge problem for creative entrepreneurs. How many ideas for businesses do you have? Where do you start? How do you make progress? Simon, Katie, and Alan work with Digital Artist, Jaymie Dylan, …

The Productive Entrepreneur

May 3rd, 2021

1:00:41

How do you spend your days? What percentage of your time do you think is spent in productive activity? In this episode Robert Peake from Next Action …

Rebel Coaching Series | Picking an idea

April 29th, 2021

54:46

Where do you start with your business ideas? Digital Artist, Jaymie, is so creative and overwhelmed with ideas we don't know where to start. In this episode Katie Coombes and Alan work with Jaymie to identify the …

The Myth of Multitasking | Dave Crenshaw

April 26th, 2021

54:58

Does multi-tasking exist? Can you get more done by doing it? In this episode Dave Crenshaw, author of The Myth of Multitasking, explores the biggest …

Rebel Coaching Series | The End of the Side-Hustle

April 22nd, 2021

39:26

You are thinking of going full time on your side-hustle? What do you need in place? This episode Alan works with Christina to prepare to leave her …

Entrepreneurial Energy | Tanessa Shears

April 19th, 2021

1:01:15

Is it time or energy that is the limiting factor in your life? So many people tell me it is time that stops them, but then they return home after work exhausted and slump on the couch and watch Netflix because they just …

Rebel Coaching Series | I QUIT

April 15th, 2021

38:09

What's it like quitting your job to go full time on your side hustle? How does it feel? In this episode we get to talk to Christina as she has just …

Evaluating Mini Experiments | Keith Hunt

April 12th, 2021

40:37

How do you know if the mini-experiment worked? You have sold some things, you have some hope but is it enough to keep going? Following on from …

Rebel Coaching Series | The New Business Drive

April 8th, 2021

31:04

How comfortable are you cold calling people? Sending out cold email? How much of your time do you spend selling, marketing, and growing your …

The Failed Mini-Experiment

April 5th, 2021

45:33

It doesn't always go right! In fact sometimes it just doesn't work. Alan interviews Michael Redford who ran a mini-experiment starting a business which failed. We pick through the failure (is there such a thing?) to …

Rebel Coaching Series | Give Us This Day Our Daily Sales Activity

April 1st, 2021

20:18

If you don't sell you don't have a customer. If you don't have a customer you don't earn money, have a business, or get to do the thing you love. Sales, marketing, and generating business is at the heart of creating the …

From Ideas to Reality | Mini experiments 2

March 29th, 2021

55:57

After discovering the power of mini-experiments Alan was unlocked to test his business ideas, launch quickly, and innovate on the fly. Simon and Alan …

Rebel Coaching Series | Cold Email Marketing

March 25th, 2021

40:28

How do you generate new sales opportunities, contacts, and partnership opportunities from thin air? How do you just make it happen? At some point you are going to need to reach out to new people, and this episode shows …

Creativity | Travis Shakespeare

March 22nd, 2021

1:00:02

Are you creative? Do you believe you are creative? In this Episode Alan interviews Travis Shakespeare, SVP of Unscripted Programming for BBC Studios Los Angeles and Emmy award winning TV maker about his creative process …

Rebel Coaching Series | When should I quit my day job?

March 18th, 2021

27:57

You have a full time job, you have a side hustle, you're making some money in the side hustle, but it isn't quite enough to live on. How do you know …

Innovation and Taking Ownership | Thomas Anglero

March 15th, 2021

48:28

Thomas Anglero has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years and the Director of Innovation for IBM Norway. Alan and he got into taking ownership for your world, creating, and innovating in your business. Feeling down …

Rebel Coaching Series | Dealing with Overwhelm

March 11th, 2021

31:45

Do you ever get the feeling that there is more to do than can be done? Does it ever get on top of you? Do you feel overwhelmed? Of course you do; you're human! If you are building a business, have a job, and have …

The Extraordinary Belongs to Those That Create It

March 8th, 2021

47:30

After hearing the phrase "The extraordinary belongs to those that create it" in The Big Short, Alan was inspired to start creating and building the life of his dreams. After 2 decades of research into life design, …

Rebel Coaching Series | Should I quit my job?

March 4th, 2021

29:56

You have started a side hustle. It's going well, you are bringing in money and you are having fun. It isn't quite enough to live on but you are …

Silicon Valley Innovation Meets English Crafts

March 1st, 2021

58:19

What business is furthest from the high tech start-ups of Silicon Valley? Alan's answer was a craft business from Reading, Berkshire in the UK. In this episode Jennifer Vessels, an innovation expert from Silicon Valley …

Rebel Coaching Series | Hunting and Farming

February 25th, 2021

27:02

Sales come from two main places; people you know and people you don't! What percentage of your time do you spend hunting for new business? What percentage of your time do you spend connecting with your network and …

The Myths of Silicon Valley | Jennifer Vessels

February 22nd, 2021

50:57

If you listen to the Tim Ferris Experiment and other popular entrepreneurial podcasts they talk endlessly of venture capital, investors & huge …

Rebel Coaching Series | Everything You Want Is Outside Your Comfort Zone

February 18th, 2021

20:47

Everything you want is outside your comfort zone. Otherwise you would already have it! In this episode we explore making sales fun, reaching out to …

Starting from Nothing | Zev Siegl

February 15th, 2021

57:27

Co-founder of Starbucks, Zev Siegl, shares stories of building the furniture for the first ever Starbucks store in his parents basement and how they started the business. Even the biggest businesses in the world started …

Rebel Coaching Series | Sending the First Emails

February 11th, 2021

23:06

The number 1&2 things entrepreneurs need help with when growing their side hustle or launching their own business are Sales and Marketing. Without customers you don't have a business. In the first episode Alan …

The Pop-Up Principles Part 2

February 8th, 2021

56:33

Part 2 of the PopUp Principles we discuss trust, debt, and unrelenting drive and positivity! In this episode Simon, Alan, and Katie Coombes work …

Rebel Coaching Series | Finding new customers

February 4th, 2021

42:15

The number 1&2 things entrepreneurs need help with when growing their side hustle or launching their own business are Sales and Marketing.  Without customers you don't have a business.  In the first episode Alan …

Part 1 of the Pop Up Principles

February 1st, 2021

1:03:02

Why do some businesses succeed and some fail spectacularly? What make the difference?  Simon, Alan and Katie Coombes share the PopUp Principles.  …

Rebel Entrepreneur Takeover

October 19th, 2020

1:13:32

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. …

Can You Start a Restaurant with No Debt?

October 12th, 2020

47:21

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, …

Passion or Financial Independence First? Millennial Revolution Talk Entrepreneurship

October 5th, 2020

1:01:33

Should you start with passion, or should you work on financial independence first and only launch your business when you get there? Millennial …

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Investing

September 28th, 2020

1:10:38

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, …

When To Quit: the Mini-Experiment Didn't Work

September 21st, 2020

52:15

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 …

You Are Going To Fail. How Should You Respond?

September 14th, 2020

53:45

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; …

How To Get Free Stuff Everyday

September 7th, 2020

50:33

Can you get free stuff to help you launch your business? One of the early inspirations for PopUp Business School was a book written by Mike Essex; …

Making Things Happen: The Art of Creating Something Out of Nothing

August 31st, 2020

1:12:13

How do you create something out of nothing? One of the biggest differentiators between successful entrepreneurs and the people that talk about it is …

Money: Managing the Life of a Small Business

August 24th, 2020

1:02:47

The biggest killer of small business is cash flow. In this Episode Henry Nicholson who manages the finances at PopUp and our accountant and …

Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series: Having the Confidence to Sell

August 17th, 2020

55:37

Turn your hobby into your business. How do you do it? Ask for the sale. It is one of the hardest things to do when you start but it is the step you must take. In this episode Alan works with Brittany to help her get …

Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series: Targeting and Selling with Energy

August 10th, 2020

47:41

Sales is one of the toughest challenges that new entrepreneurs face. As the founder your ability to sell or not will make or break your business. Join us as we coach new business founder, Curtis Jackson, through niche …

Sales: The Key to Building a Business

August 3rd, 2020

57:39

You don't have a business if you don't sell anything. Sales is the life blood of ANY business and this is the most important thing you need to master to get going. We explore sales as a process with James Headspeath and …

Mustachian Entrepreneurship with Mr. Money Mustache

July 27th, 2020

1:04:15

Mr Money Mustache has spent a decade helping us to live frugally, manage our money, and get to Financial Independence. The principles of …

Evaluating Ideas: Which Idea Should Launch? with Simon Paine

July 20th, 2020

26:43

Got a few different business ideas? Don't know where to start? In this episode Simon and Alan talk on how they think about which opportunities to pursue, which business ideas to launch, and how to start. Find out how to …

The Magic of Using Customer's Money to StartUp with Sean McHugh and Katie Coombes

July 6th, 2020

1:01:23

It takes money to make money doesn't it? You need to write a business plan and get a loan to get going don't you? What if there was a way you could …

Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series with Shawn Jenkins

June 29th, 2020

48:58

The Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series: Join Alan as he works with Shawn Jenkins on his next venture. Shawn is thinking through niche market, how to get going quickly, and marketing for his new podcast: The Shawn …

Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series, Yoga with Darcy Mahan

June 22nd, 2020

1:11:11

The Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series. Join Alan as he works with Darcy to help her take her Yoga Business to the next level. Darcy is working to find a permanent space to operate from and to grow her community.

The Un-expected Power of Mini-Experiments with Simon Paine

June 15th, 2020

1:17:47

In Episode 1 we unpacked the biggest barriers to starting up a business and this episode gives you one of the most powerful tools to overcome them. …

Startup Stories - Building a business from passion with Matt Estlea

June 8th, 2020

55:43

Matt left woodwork college with bleak career prospects. He took his future in his own hands and built his own business teaching woodworking online.

The great Passion myth - do you really need it? with Sean McHugh and Kelly Hardwick

June 1st, 2020

1:06:36

If you follow your passion you'll never work another day in your life! Sounds like a nice dream doesn't it! But is it true? Can you make money doing …

StartUp Stories - Benefit Focus with Shawn Jenkins

May 25th, 2020

57:44

Even the biggest companies in the world start somewhere. In this episode we find out how Shawn Jenkins started a NASDAQ listed software company.

StartUp Stories - Time Trap Escape Rooms with Andrew and Katie Falcon-Uff

May 18th, 2020

1:09:55

How do you get a building for free to use for your business? In this episode Katie and Andrew from TimeTrap Escape Rooms tell us their story including how they borrowed a room for their first escape room for free!

5 ways to start a business with no debt

May 11th, 2020

1:18:58

Episode 2 debunks the myth that it takes money to make money. You can build a business without debt and the PopUp Business School trainers show you 5 …

Fear: What stops you starting up? with Jonathan Mendonsa

May 4th, 2020

1:00:44

What stops most people from starting up? Why isn't everyone launching their own company and making money doing something they love? In this episode we look at the three biggest barriers to people getting going, …

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April 4th, 2020

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