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Rebel Entrepreneur Season 2

Welcome to Season 2 of Rebel Entrepreneur! This page will house all the episodes and shownotes for Season 2 as they are launched.

Episodes

PopUp Principles: Part 1 of 2 with Simon Paine and Katie Coombes

Why do some businesses succeed and some fail spectacularly? What makes the difference? Simon, Alan and Katie Coombes share the PopUp Principles that were developed over the 12 year journey of starting our own businesses and helping 10,000+ people start other businesses. These are the guiding principles that we believe will help you make a success of your next venture. In part 1 of this 2 part series, we discuss the first 6 PopUp Principles to learn and follow.

Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series: Finding New Customers with Christina Russo of Fresh Print Media

There are two things entrepreneurs need help with when growing their side hustle or launching their own business. The first is sales and the second is marketing. Without customers, you simply don’t have a business. In the first episode, Alan coaches Christina through target marketing, the dream 100 client campaign, and finding customers.

PopUp Principles: Part 2 with Simon Paine and Katie Coombes

 

Part 2 of the PopUp Principles we discuss trust, debt, and unrelenting drive and positivity! In this episode Simon, Alan and Katie Coombes work through the overriding principles that we have used to build successful businesses and help other people. We have never shared these guiding principles outside of the PopUp courses, but now they are here for you to use!

Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series: Sending the First Emails with Christina Russo of Fresh Print Media

Reaching out to customers, sending the emails, and making the calls can be some of the scariest parts of entrepreneurship. But how else do you get sales? In this episode, Christina tells us about the experience of sending her first emails, making her first calls, and we discuss how to refine the sales process.

Starting From Nothing With Co-founder of Starbucks Zev Siegl

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 with an idea in someone’s basement, garage, backyard, or spare room. You just need to start where you are and build!

Everything You Want Is Outside Your Comfort Zone with Christina Russo of Fresh Print Media

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 new people, and blowing your own trumpet!

The Myths of Silicon Valley with Jennifer Vessels

If you listen to the Tim Ferris Experiment and other popular entrepreneurial podcasts they talk endlessly about venture capital, investors & huge tech start-ups. Silicon Valley is all about business plans, venture capitalists, incubators, investors, and getting the big money first! In this episode, Jennifer Vessels, an innovation expert from Silicon Valley who has worked with industry giants like Google, Adobe, and Netflix, debunks Silicon Valley’s myths.

Hunting and Fishing

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 speaking to existing clients? If you aren’t hunting and farming how do you expect to have customers?

Silicon Valley Innovation Meets English Crafts with Jennifer Vessels and Adam Roe

What business is furthest from the high tech start-ups of Silicon Valley? Alan’s answer was a craft business from Reading Berkshire. In this episode Jennifer Vessels, an innovation expert from Silicon Valley who has worked with Google, Adobe, and Netflix, takes what she has learnt and helps Adam from CraftBox Club with his business. We also cover strategies for innovation, marketing, and sales and how they apply to your business!

Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series: Should I quit my job? with Christina Russo

You’ve 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 overwhelmed by doing a full time job, running a side hustle, and family life! How do you know when it is the right time to quit the day job and go full time on your side hustle? When should I quit my job?

The Extraordinary Belongs to Those That Create It

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, goals and making things happen Alan shares everything he has learnt on the journey

Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series: Dealing with Overwhelm

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 friends then there is more to do than can ever be done. In this episode Christina and Alan discuss practical methods to deal with overwhelm and make progress on your business on a daily basis.

Innovation and Taking Ownership with Thomas Anglero

Thomas Anglero has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years and the Director of Innovation for IBM Norway. He and Alan discuss taking ownership for your world, plus developing creativity and innovation within your business. Are you currently feeling down about your business and don’t know where to go next? Listen to this episode for energy, drive, and motivation!

Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series: When should I quit my day job? with Christina Russo

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 off of. How do you know when to quit the job and go full time with your own business? In this episode Alan and Christina discuss how to make that decision and the criteria to feel confident going full time with your own business.

Creativity with Travis Shakespeare

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 Emery award winning TV maker about his creative process and how he thinks about creativity. As an entrepreneur you are faced with an endless list of challenges and crisis and you need to get creative to overcome them!

Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series: Cold email marketing

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 you the tools needed to get cold email to work for you. Eric Finnigan from Transform Your Copy helps decode cold marketing emails and more.

From Ideas to Reality: Mini Experiments 2 with Simon Paine

After discovering the power of mini-experiments Alan was determined to test his business ideas, launch quickly, and innovate on the fly. Simon and Alan show how this incredibly powerful tool can be applied to your business, your life, and all your dreams!

Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series: Give us this day our daily sales activity with Christina Russo

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 company you want. In this episode we explore authentic sales, daily habits and marketing.

The Failed Mini Experiment with Michael Redford

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 that failed. We pick through the failure (is there such a thing?) to find the lessons for you and for Michael that can be applied to your next business or experiment!

Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series: The New Business Drive

How comfortable are you cold calling people? Sending out cold email? How much of your time do you spend selling, marketing, and growing your business? Sales are the underlying activity that will build your business, and it is something that you need to get comfortable with if you are growing a small business!

Evaluating Mini Experiments with Keith Hunt

How do you know your mini-experiment worked? You have sold some things, you have some hope, but is it enough to keep going? Following on from Episode 24 of Season 1, we talk to Keith Hunt again about his restaurant’s mini-experiment and whether or not he’ll be doing it again! This episode will help you work out if you want to continue your side hustle!

Rebel Entrepreneur Coaching Series: I QUIT

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 quit her job to go full time on her own business Fresh Print Media, and to work to build her dream life!

Entrepreneurial Energy with Tanessa Shears

Is it time or energy that is the limiting factor in your life? So many people tell me that it is time that stops them from starting a business. But then they return home from work exhausted, slump on the couch, and watch Netflix because they just don’t have the energy to do anything. How good is your energy? In this episode I talk to Tanessa Shears about increasing energy and feeling better throughout the day. What else do you have other than energy and time?

Rebel Coaching Series: The End of the Side-Hustle

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 employment and go full time on her business.  This is where the magic really starts to begin building! We talk smoothing income, things that could go wrong, and being your own supervisor. 

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