No debt business startup explained, with Alan Donegan

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If you're thinking about starting a business, it's likely that writing a business plan and then borrowing money will be two factors putting you off.

My guest today runs workshops which show budding entrepreneurs how to get started in business without lengthy business plans or potentially ruinous loans from the bank.

Alan Donegan is co-founder of PopUp Business School.

When he set up his business 12 years ago, he went along to government funded Business Link, who did more to scare him off starting than they did help!

This negative experience inspired Alan to turn entrepreneurship on its head. He developed PopUp Business School to support the people who are saved off by business plans, debt and traditional planning.

PopUp Business School runs inspirational training courses designed to help people start small businesses and make money doing what they love.

In this episode, we chat about the importance of selling your value before you create it, why it's possible to make money doing what you love, and Alan's experience with the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement.

Here's my conversation with Alan Donegan from PopUp Business School in episode 469 of Informed Choice Radio.

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