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In the Idea Collective we don’t host events full of lead magnet fluff. Our guests are required to give the information you need to act and grow. Check back here often for free events everyone can join and a few of our premium events happening inside the Idea Collective Small Business Incubator (marked premium). Don’t miss a thing by joining our free Facebook Group and by subscribing to our newsletter.

Idea Slam

Idea Slam

August 25, 2022 @ 4:00 PM Central

What is the Idea Slam? Glad you asked.

In the Idea Collective Incubator community, we hold Eight (8) hour-long group brainstorming meetings per month to help you create fresh promotions and solve tough problems in your business. Whether you are wondering how to handle a client situation, need a name for a new program you are offering, or discovering ways to market your business, we can help.

Typically, there are 3-5 people who come to the meeting needing support. The other 7-10 people are there to offer suggestions and brainstorm.

Attendees include the growing family of like-minded and supportive Solopreneurs and Scaling Small Business Owners.

So what are you waiting for?

Night School with Wanda Allen

September 8, 2022 @ 6:00 PM Central

Follow-Up Strategies That Will Get More Clients and Close More Sales

If follow-up is a hard heavy “to do” then this Follow-Up Sales Strategies Presentation is for you. You’ll learn that follow-up is merely a matter of having effective habits and good systems in place. If you struggle to get your follow-up work done, it’s not because you don’t have time, you’re not organized or you’re not good at sales…it’s because you haven’t learned the right systems and skill set. Understanding this will help put you in the flow of ease of getting this all-important work done on a daily basis.

Sue Gresham

LinkedIn Conversations & Q&A

August 10, 2022 @ 4:00PM - 5:00PM Central

LinkedIn Conversations with Sue Gresham, the LinkedIn Lady

Join Sue Gresham to learn the latest and greatest about LinkedIn and how to use it to grow your small business. She will address recent changes (you know, those algorithms) and take the fear out of using LinkedIn. Bring your questions and be ready to take notes!

Julie Miller Davis

Idea Collective Night School

August 11, 2022 @ 6:00PM - 7:00PM Central

Idea Collective Night School featuring Julie Miller Davis

Sponsored by Bank Five Nine and Kwik Trip

Julie Miller Davis will be presenting, “Prioritize With Power – Say Yes to the Right Thing”

Many of us are drowning in everything we feel we need to get through every single day/week/month. Julie has the answer! In Prioritize with Power, Julie teaches you how to say yes to the right things, and no to the right things and ultimately have more balance, more time, and less stress–thus creating space for more clients, more money, and more freedom. And who wouldn’t want that?

Key takeaways:

  • Empowering your professional self through controlling your calendar
  • Learning the three D’s system in order to navigate your to-do list(s)
  • Creating more TIME in your daily and weekly schedule 
Andy Weins

Basic Training

August 22, 2022 @ 7:00 PM Central

Andy will be talking about Business Operations, which refers to processes and things you need in place as a business to grow and scale. Bring your questions for this interactive session.

WHO NOT HOW Networking

August 23, 2022 @ 4:00 PM Central

The Idea Collective supports a culture of growth for Solopreneurs and Small Business Owners. Often, when we are growing our businesses, we can get stuck on the question “HOW am I going to do that?”. The better question to ask is “WHO can help me with my BHAG?” This event, “WHO NOT HOW Networking” – is speed networking that supports Idea Collective members in finding power partners to fuel growth and reach that BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal)!
Lisa Raebel

Rebel Workshop

September 6, 2022 @ 11:00 - 12:00 PM Central

Strategic Partnerships: How to Grow Your Network and Net Worth

Strategic partners are considered your centers of influence or maybe you call them your board of directors. No matter what your profession is, having strategic partners is a vital part of growing your business.

Finding partners that complement (not compete with) your strengths is key. We all have areas of our business we are not good at, so find someone who shines in that area and form a strategic partnership to grow personally and professionally. At the end, Taren and Lisa will help one participant form a list of possible strategic partners.

Julie Miller Davis

Idea Collective Night School

August 11, 2022 @ 6:00PM - 7:00PM Central

Idea Collective Night School featuring Julie Miller Davis

Sponsored by Bank Five Nine and Kwik Trip

Julie Miller Davis will be presenting, “Prioritize With Power – Say Yes to the Right Thing”

Many of us are drowning in everything we feel we need to get through every single day/week/month. Julie has the answer! In Prioritize with Power, Julie teaches you how to say yes to the right things, and no to the right things and ultimately have more balance, more time, and less stress–thus creating space for more clients, more money, and more freedom. And who wouldn’t want that?

Key takeaways:

  • Empowering your professional self through controlling your calendar
  • Learning the three D’s system in order to navigate your to-do list(s)
  • Creating more TIME in your daily and weekly schedule 
Elzie Flenard III - “The Mayor”

Show Me The Money

August 1, 2022 @ 3:00 - 4:00 PM Central

Show Me the Money with The Mayor Elzie Flenard III and guest Barbara Fausett

Barbara will talk about the 3 financial reports every small business needs to thrive and she will explain what they are, what they tell you, and why you need them.

Tune in to hear the latest information.

Pat Miller Show

July 26, 2022 @ 9:00AM Central

The Pat Miller Show is a live show that serves Small Businesses in each show by solving problems, capturing opportunities, and celebrating successes.

Pat is looking to help Small Business Owners, live without a net.

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Testimonials

I'm basically speechless. Never have I ever been to a more incredible event for business. I cannot wait to crush my goals and show up to 2022 with them checked off. I deepened existing relationships and more and more importantly got a firmer direction on what I need to do as the leader of my company and what my company needs to do as the leading small business bookkeeping and tax firm 🙂 Thank you Pat for creating space for all of us CEOs to take time to have fun, work and inspiration so that we can change the world!

Megan Schwan

CEO Sidekick Accounting Services

This weekend, not only did I get to help business owners gain clarity around setting themselves up tor success, I hit one of my own goals! I was on the speaker list with Mel Effin’ Robbins and the glorious man in the yellow tux Jesse Cole for this event! As I got serious about being a speaker that delivers for business owners ready to scale, I had to put the work in. I worked on my talks (Thank you to my amazing mentors Pat Quinn and Pete Vargas). I honed my expertise on best practices for Hiring & Management and grew my passion for ensuring that people could use a repeatable process to  identify a business need for clarity and results. And then… I put myself out there. Asking for what I wanted and what will allow me to serve more business owners! Yep THAT was the hard part.   Thank you Pat Miller for putting me on this event stage (for two talks!) Like I said at the Idea Collective Retreat… It’s not magic. It’s about making the space and time to identify what you want so you can move toward it every step of the way!

Talmar Anderson

CEO & Founder The Boss Actions

CONGRATS Pat Miller - The Idea Coach ! Love that this came together so beautifully! A testament to the power of vision and the requisite follow-through. Such an incredible achievement for a truly priceless community and a one-of-a-kind leader. No doubt those '22 goals are yours for the taking.

Steve Tsentserensky

Freelance Contributor CNBC