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The Small Business Event of the Year!

November 10-12, 2022 Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI


Free Events

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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.

The Idea Collective Small Business Idea Slam

December 13, 2022 @ 10:00AM Central

Come sample the Idea Slam AND capture a 90-day free trial of the IC.

Michael Rampolla

SPEARity APEx Quarterly Event

December 14, 2022 @ 11:00 - 1:00PM Central

This Agile Planning Experience (APEx) Session is designed for small business owners and senior-level organization leaders who are serious about developing the skills they need to reach their goals. During the APEx session you will:

  • Participate in a learning session that will teach you business concepts that will improve your ability to act strategically.
  • Apply the lessons you learned to your growth strategy.
  • Network with other business professionals.
  • Develop your quarterly goals and plans.
Lisa Raebel

Sales & Marketing Rebel Workshop

December 6, 2022 @ 11:00 AM Central

Business Planning and Marketing for 2023 – Start NOW! with Brent Halfwassen

It may be the end of 2022, yet that doesn’t mean it’s time to kick back and coast for the rest of the year. Brent and Lisa will be talking about how to jumpstart your 2023 revenue goals with your December 2022 sales and marketing efforts. They have a few mindset tricks up their sleeves too. Bring you pen and paper and get ready to make December your most productive month of 2022!

Laura Hulleman

Night School

October 13, 2022 @ 6:00 - 7:00PM Central

The Brand You Are

Join us for this powerful conversation on how to get more clients through effective branding.

Even small mistakes in your branding are costing you big time. If you are guessing at your branding, or hiring a branding company that isn’t using proper techniques, the mistakes that are made will cost you time, energy and money to fix. But also, bad branding doesn’t attract the clients that support and pay for your products and services. In this night school Laura Hulleman will help you learn a new perspective on branding.

You will learn why it’s so important to:

  • Stop following all the rules of branding!
  • Stop branding your business!
  • Stop picking colors you love for your branding!

Pre-Con Event

October 19, 2022 @ 10:00 - 11:30AM Central

Join Us!

In this Pre-Con event, we will be networking, meeting our sponsors, walking through the agenda, and learning how to get the most out of the event.

  • Step-by-step walkthrough of the event – know what to expect!
  • Find out how to get the most out of your time at the retreat

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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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