From Teacher to Entrepreneur, ft. Robby Alonso (Owner of The Franchise Tag), with Alex Quin | EP #15

Episode Description

Robby Alonso, owner of The Franchise Tag, jumps on the podcast to discuss his story from teacher to entrepreneur. He tells his story of working as a high school teacher to creating a successful brand that took off. Being left with the decision of choosing between his two loves: educating children or pursuing his brand. Not knowing how to properly run a business, he taught himself the keys of branding and marketing. But with ties in the music industry, Robby uses his brand and network to open new doors and create new connections. 

Entrepreneurial Wisdom Nuggets:

  • Relationships are key in business
  • Taking the security blanket off of a steady income and becoming an entrepreneur
  • Don’t let your insecurities hold you back. It doesn’t matter if you’re uncomfortable or embarrassed. We all feel the same thing.

Podcast Outline

[01:40] The beginning of The Franchise Tag

[03:00] High School teacher or entrepreneur

[05:30] There’s no business blueprint

[06:10] Learning the business

[08:00] Creating the hat design

[09:30] My brand was the wave

[12:40] Save my phone #

[13:30] The power of relationships

[15:30] Working with Ace Hood

[19:00] Held back by insecurities 

[22:15] What people thought of your switch

[26:50] Don’t chase the check

Power Quotes

“There was no blueprint on how to be a business owner”- Robby

“If you want to be successful, you need to be as uncomfortable as possible as often as possible” - Robby

“Don’t be afraid to do something you fully believe in.” - Alex

Alex Quin & Robby Alonso | Hustle Inspires Hustle Podcast


Resources Mentioned

Robby Alonso on Instagram

The Franchise Tag

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Alex Quin

Entrepreneur. Podcaster. Go-Getter.

Alex Quin is a full-stack marketing expert and global keynote speaker. Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of UADV Marketing - a member of the Forbes Agency Council.

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