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Pat Miller

Pat is the guy you want on your side when you don't know what to do, are overwhelmed or simply stumped.

Pat bring his battle-tested experience to serve small businesses as the Idea Coach. He consults in the Idea Collective to help members find clarity and confidence in their day-to-day operations.

Highlighted Media: Video

Business Bros Podcast

Why Taking The Risk Always Leads To Reward with Pat Miller

Highlighted Media: Podcasts

Utterly Unscripted Podcast

The Idea Coach Pat Miller

Loudly Quiet Podcast

Building Small Businesses, Community, and Blog Content with Pat Miller

Highlighted Media: Print + Digital

Authority Magazine Interview

Pat Miller of the Idea Collective: 5 Things You Need To Know To Successfully Run a Live Virtual Event

Pat Miller Bios

Short BIo

Pat Miller has been a small business advocate for over 20 years. First through his roles in local radio and now through The Idea Collective — his international membership community of 1200 small business owners that spans four countries.

Pat’s gift is to create big ideas and solve problems that help small businesses grow, and he is extremely passionate about helping entrepreneurs lean into their passions — professionally and personally — to make it happen.

Long BIo

In March 2020, the NBA canceled its season. Tom Hanks announced that he had COVID. Schools shut down, and small businesses panicked.
It was then that Pat Miller made a decision that changed everything.

Leaning on his previous career in local radio, Pat called up the small business owners that he knew and invited them to participate in a new talk show he was calling “Small Business Rally Point.”

Pat’s vision was to host a live, totally unscripted show every day as a forum for small business owners to engage with local leaders, hospital CEOs and bankers to discuss opportunities and challenges in the quickly changing market.

After broadcasting for 90 consecutive days, Pat knew that he had hit on something big. It became clear to him that if small business owners stayed positive and stuck together they would make it through whatever was to come.

Three months later he launched The Idea Collective as an expansion of his show.

An international membership community of 1200 small business owners operating in 13 states across the U.S. and four countries worldwide, The Idea Collective is an always-on platform brimming with like-minded business owners who share the same goal… work together to provide each other with the things they can’t get on their own: collective intelligence, inspiration, and transformation.

Having become known as “The Idea Coach,” Pat spends most of his time within the community hosting:

  • Group coaching calls, called Idea Slams, to help members jumpstart ideas and solutions to address current challenges
  • The Pat Miller Show podcast featuring hot seat coaching with live guests
  • One-on-one laser coaching sessions to help members gain clarity and confidence in their day-to-day operations
  • Other scheduled or ad hoc shows to celebrate member wins and showcase results

Pat Miller has been a small business advocate for over 20 years. He has boots-on-the-street knowledge of what works (and doesn’t work) when helping small businesses grow, and he is extremely passionate about helping entrepreneurs lean into their passions — professionally and personally — to make it happen.

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Small Business Retreat

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Press Release

For Immediate Release

THE IDEA COLLECTIVE TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL RETREAT FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS NOVEMBER 10-12, 2022

Attendees will learn how to take their businesses to the next level from over 45 industry leaders

OCTOBER 3, 2022 (MILWAUKEE, WI) — The Idea Collective, a membership community of 1200 small business owners operating in 15 states across the U.S. and four countries worldwide, announces the return of its small business retreat scheduled for November 10-12, 2022, at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI.

The Idea Collective Small Business Retreat, presented by Bank Five Nine, is the Midwest’s small business community’s annual meeting. It is an opportunity for solopreneurs to gather in person with colleagues and peers who are also building the businesses of their dreams to be inspired, learn from the journeys of notable industry leaders, and have some fun while doing it.

“There are more small businesses than ever and they’re all trying to survive in an unpredictable market, often with no support — personally or professionally,” said Pat Miller, founder of The Idea Collective. “As a solopreneur myself, I understand the challenges that presents. I know the struggles of isolation and loneliness, limited access to traditional resources, and lack of confidence in pursuing my entrepreneurial dream without a net.

“The retreat is one way I’ve found to help alleviate some of those hurdles for others. This annual gathering has purposefully been designed to help small business owners celebrate their accomplishments while encouraging anyone who needs it to keep moving forward,” continued Miller.

This year’s event features one mentor session, five keynote presentations, 17 workshops, 22 laser-focused coaching opportunities, and lots of networking. Attendees of the three-day retreat will have the opportunity to connect with the following keynote speakers:

  • Mike Michalowicz — Entrepreneur behind three multimillion-dollar companies and author of Profit First, Clockwork, The Pumpkin Plan, and Fix This Next. Michalowicz will join virtually for his mentorship session.
  • Precious L. Williams — 13-time national business elevator pitch champion who’s been featured on Season 8 of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Forbes Magazine, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, Upscale Magazine, and more.
  • Jack Butcher — Leading online entrepreneur who teaches small business owners how to turn their knowledge into online products that sell.
  • Melina Palmer — Her podcast, The Brainy Business, has downloads in over 160 countries; she has also contributed research to the Association for Consumer Research, Filene Research Institute and runs the Behavioral Economics & Business column for Inc Magazine.
  • Matt Brauning — Former writer for Forbes, a two-time best-selling author, and host of the top-charting podcast The Driven Entrepreneur, syndicated on 16 AM/FM stations coast to coast. He also speaks at the Harvard Club, TEDx, NASDAQ, and the United States Air Force Academy.
  • Susan Trumpler — Owner of Unstoppable Women in Business, Trumpler will present two business workshops: Story Brand (based on Donald Miller’s best-selling book) and Business Made Simple.

Sponsors of this year’s retreat include Bank Five Nine, Unstoppable Women in Business, Praktess Law, Sidekick Accounting and Boss Actions.

“Thank you for welcoming me with open arms. I believe now more than ever before that this moment will change all of our lives. I look forward to seeing everyone’s dreams become reality,” shared Candace Sanchez of Unspoken Conversations with Candace Sanchez, following the 2021 retreat.

The Idea Collective Small Business Retreat is open to any solopreneur who wants to set their personal and professional goals for 2023 in a safe, supportive environment. Full event details and registration information are available at smallbizretreat.com.

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ABOUT THE IDEA COLLECTIVE

Operating in 15 states across the U.S. and four countries worldwide, The Idea Collective is an always-on platform brimming with like-minded business owners who share the same goal… work together to provide each other with the things they can’t get on their own: collective intelligence, inspiration, and transformation.

Editor’s Note:

Pat Miller and several speakers and coaches are available for interviews. Additionally, a limited number of media credentials are available for the retreat.

Contact:

Andrea Hubbert, Hub+company
andrea@hubandcompany.com

Keynote Speakers

MIKE MICHALOWICZ

Mike Michalowicz

Entrepreneur behind three multimillion-dollar companies and author of Profit First, Clockwork, The Pumpkin Plan, and Fix This Next. Michalowicz will join virtually for his mentorship session.

Precious L Williams

Precious L Williams

13-time national business elevator pitch champion who’s been featured on Season 8 of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Forbes Magazine, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, Upscale Magazine, and more.

Jack Butcher

Leading online entrepreneur who teaches small business owners how to turn their knowledge into online products that sell.

Melina Palmer

Melina Palmer

Her podcast, The Brainy Business, has downloads in over 160 countries; she has also contributed research to the Association for Consumer Research, Filene Research Institute and runs the Behavioral Economics & Business column for Inc Magazine.

Matt Brauning

Former writer for Forbes, a two-time best-selling author, and host of the top-charting podcast The Driven Entrepreneur, syndicated on 16 AM/FM stations coast to coast. He also speaks at the Harvard Club, TEDx, NASDAQ, and the United States Air Force Academy.

Susan Trumpler

Susan Trumpler

Owner of Unstoppable Women in Business, Trumpler will present two business workshops: Story Brand (based on Donald Miller’s best-selling book) and Business Made Simple.

Highlighted Media: Interviews

Canvas Rebel Interview

Meet Pat Miller

Inflation / Economy

Resources

Small Business Summit: Inflation and the Economy

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Wage Growth Cut

Oil and Gas

Classic Formula for Inflation

Positive Signs

Job Openings

Press Release

For Immediate Release

THE IDEA COLLECTIVE AND NEWSRADIO 620 WTMJ PARTNER TO HOST FREE SMALL BUSINESS
SUMMIT ON INFLATION AND THE ECONOMY IN JULY

Dan North, Chief Economist for North America at Allianz Trade, Invited to Answer Most Pressing Economy-Related Questions

MILWAUKEE, WI — JUNE 20, 2022 — The latest Small Business Index findings from the U.S. Chamber and MetLife show that:

  • Eighty-five percent (85%) of small business owners say they are concerned about the impact of inflation on their business, up from 74% in Q4 2021.
  • One in three (33%) small business owners now rank inflation as their highest concern.
  • In response to inflation pressure, 67% of small business owners have raised prices.

Main Street’s worries about inflation are soaring… fast. And there doesn’t seem to be a credible place to turn for information or guidance regarding short- or long-term impact for small businesses already struggling to hang on.

“Successfully making it through the pandemic and its subsequent supply chain disruptions has been extremely challenging for many small business owners,” said Pat Miller, founder and idea coach at The Idea Collective. “Now we must deal with the highest inflation rate in nearly four decades too. What’s next?”

A 22-year advocate for small business growth, Miller decided the best way to fill the void is with The Small Business Summit on Inflation and the Economy, sponsored by Bank Five Nine, Kwik Trip Inc., Crescendo Credit Risk and Newsradio 620 WTMJ.

  • What: The Small Business Summit on Inflation and the Economy
  • When: Tuesday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CDT
  • Who: Co-hosts Pat Miller, founder and idea coach at The Idea Collective, and Vince Vitrano, host of Wisconsin’s Morning News on 620 WTMJ, will be joined by special guest Dan North who is the chief economist for North America at Allianz Trade. North accurately predicted the recession and its implications in 2008/2009.
  • Where: This free virtual summit will take place online. Registrants will receive a link to join with their confirmation emails.

Over the last several weeks, Miller has engaged in numerous conversations with The Idea Collective’s community of more than 1200 small businesses worldwide. As a result, the most pressing questions to be addressed during the summit include:

  • What exactly does it mean for small businesses when inflation rises above the standard 2% increase?
  • How long is it predicted to last this time?
  • Is an economic downturn on the way? How do small businesses prepare for a recession?
  • Is the war in Ukraine going to keep gas prices high, and what other impacts might it cause?
  • Is now a good time for small business owners to invest in their operations?

Miller, Vitrano and North will also take questions from the audience live during the event.

The Small Business Summit on Inflation and the Economy is open to all small business owners looking for answers to what’s happening with the economy today — and how it will impact their businesses well into the future. Members of the public should visit https://ideacoachmedia.com/economy to reserve their spot.

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ABOUT THE IDEA COLLECTIVE

Operating in 13 states across the U.S. and four countries worldwide, The Idea Collective is an always-on platform brimming with like-minded business owners who share the same goal… work together to provide each other with the things they can’t get on their own: collective intelligence, inspiration, and transformation.

Contact:

Andrea Hubbert, Hub+company
andrea@hubandcompany.com

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