Small Business Owners Community conference

October 16-17, 2024 Miller High Life Theatre Downtown Milwaukee, WI

“The IC Retreat was the best conference I have attended in years! The speakers were dope, the attendees were engaged and most of all, we were supported. #DontGrowItAlone!”

Precious L. Williams

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The Small Business Event of the Year

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Retreat feedback

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

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


Speaker Spotlight

Meet Your Inspirational Guides

Carl Gould

Carl Gould

Sales and Growth Expert

Unlock the potential of your business with Carl Gould, a celebrated entrepreneur and sales guru. His sessions, “5 Ways to Increase Your Revenue” and “How to Build Your Obnoxious Offer,” will provide you with actionable strategies to escalate your business success immediately.

Thaime Nañez - Business Strategist and Creator of the Sales to Profit System

Thaime Nañez

Business Strategist and Creator of the Sales to Profit System

Hear from Thaime Nañez, a Venezuelan native who made Milwaukee home 18 years ago. She is the co-owner of two incredible businesses, the Farmhouse Paint Bar and Chuchos Red Tacos. During her interview, she’ll share her strategies and secrets to go from launch to scale. (Hint – execution, sales, systems and more.) Thaime is a decorated entrepreneur, she received the 2020 Wisconsin SBA Small Business Person of the Year award and the the 2023 Women of Influence Award from the Milwaukee Business Journal. She’s also the first bilingual business coach for BizStarts.

Small Business Retreat

SBOC Conference

Is it Right For you?

You Need a Boost – 2 days away to reset, learn and have FUN!

Get Ideas for 2024 – Get energized with new information and ways to GROW!

Build Relationships – Business outcomes and transformations through real relationships beyond your traditional networks.

What's included with your ticket

  • Full Access - Entry to all keynote sessions, workshops, panels and networking events.
  • Meal Provided: A happy hour, two lunches and our Celebration Gala Dinner
  • Coaches Row Access: Book two (2) free one-on-one laser coaching sessions with our featured coaches
  • Conference Materials: Three (3) books from our featured speakers, our welcome bag full of goodies and more.