The Idea Collective®

Small Business TEam

Don't Grow It Alone®

The Idea Collective®

Small Business Team

The future of small business support is fortunate to have such an amazing team.

While each member of our community makes this place great, the Idea Collective® Small Business Community teams work diligently to create fantastic events, accelerate new member onboarding, and curate the member experience.

Small Business Team

The Idea Collective®


Members of the Idea Collective® Small Business Community are located in 15 different time zones. Therefore, we must produce great content at all hours of the day. Fortunately, we have a talented team of hosts to teach, train and facilitate our meetings. We host more than one live event per day, and new shows are added every month.

Elzie D. Flenard

The MAYOR of Podcast Town

Elzie Flenard III

Podcast Town is a full-service, white glove podcast agency dedicated to helping our partners grow their podcast show, grow their audience and podcast easier. We help subject matter experts broadcast their message to attract quality clients and increase their revenue.

Featured Shows

  • Enterprise NOW! + Podcast My Brand
Brent Halfwassen

MKE's Small Business Coach

Brent Halfwassen

Brent has coached over 500 entrepreneurs one on one during his career. Focusing on micro and small business owners along with emerging entrepreneurs, he focuses on empowering entrepreneurs to find the money, means and mindset to unleash their business. He is an advocate for entrepreneurs with both main street and lifestyle businesses. He also leads a successful pitch preparation program, helping entrepreneurs hone their story and presentations when preparing to raise money (equity or debt) for the first time.

Featured Shows

  • The Simple 60 Workshop
Lisa Raebel

Founder, Speaker & Chief Storyteller

Lisa Raebel

Meet the REBEL of Rebel Girl Marketing. As the Founder, Speaker & Chief Storyteller, Lisa uses her 28+ years of experience to help business owners who know they need better sales and marketing strategies yet have no idea where to start. Lisa cuts through the noise and breaks marketing opportunities down to what makes sense for her clients, creating strategies that are simple and relatable to their target audiences.

Andy Weins


Andy Weins

Andy is a serial entrepreneur, addicted to creating brands, developing businesses, and understanding KPIs. He is the president of Green Up Solutions LLCRage Room MKE, Camo Crew LLC, and Young Guns TV.

Featured Shows

  • Do the Friday Thing - every 4th Friday of the Month at 8 am CT
  • Monthly Basic Training with Andy Weins
Bard Herda

Certified Business Coach

Brad Herda

Founder-Vision Forward Business Solutions. My Mission is to positively impact 1,000 blue-collar businesses in the next five years to keep good-paying jobs here, allowing us to have our homes built, roads repaired, and communities built. We do this by supporting the owners in building a transferable business that attracts and retains talent.

Featured Shows

  • The Buzz - every Tuesday from 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM.

Queen of the North

Teri Kerr

Executive Coach – Empowerment Strategist with The Unstuck Duck Coaching. Our favourite Canadian, Teri helps smart, competent entrepreneurs (just like you!) to break free from the self-sabotage that keeps them stuck in the muck, and empower them to create a life that is both fulfilling and profitable.

Featured Shows

  • Co-Working Sessions - weekly on Zoom from 9:00-11:00 AM PST for a free virtual co-working session!
Pat Miller

Founder & Host

Pat Miller

Pat’s duties at the Idea Collective® also include hosting the majority of our shows, including interviews and confidence-building events to celebrate wins and showcase results. Pat is the heart of the Idea Collective® and an instant asset for your small business.

Small Business Team Susie Moon

Director of Operations

Susie Moon

Director of Operations at Susie Moon Consulting. Susie is a conductor for business visionaries at Susie Moon Consulting. She orchestrates the operations to allow these visionaries to achieve their dreams.  Susie spends her free time at the dog park or at Kwik Trip.

Small Business Team Jennifer Buchholz

Show Producer

Jennifer Buchholz

When not producing shows for the Incubator, Jennifer runs Excel & Flourish, a corporate technical training company. She helps people become more productive and companies leverage their technology investment.

Christine Swanson

Member Support

Christine Swanson

Christine Swanson is a Virtual Assistant and owner of SwansonSimpleSolutions, LLC. As a Virtual Assistant she works from her home office, and supports businesses with reliable, dependable, and cost-effective office solutions. She loves to be of assistance to all entrepreneurs and business owners.

Abbey Harrison

Social Media Marketing

Abbey Harrison

When you work with Assist for the Win, we will elevate your brand, position your authority, and get you in front of your target audience in all things digital marketing. From branding to email marketing to social media content (and everything in between), let our team help YOU win the Marketing Game!

Small Business Team KP Design

Branding and Website

Kati & Alex Pauls

Kati and Alex are the owners of KP Design. They are responsible for the Idea Collective® Small Business Community brand and website, including the ongoing maintenance and SEO.

Graphic Design

Theresa Wilmot

Wilmot Designs takes your big business ideas and brings them to life with intentional branding and purposeful graphics.

Small Business Incubator

Member Spotlight

It’s up to you who you invite on your Small Business journey. If you’re currently surrounded by scarcity-minded people, problem-in-everything types, you’re going to love the Idea Collective Small Business Incubator. The members are helpful, supportive, and ready to help you. This page features a few members each month. 

Beth Houtrow

Beth Houtrow

Creator of Climb

I am helping the new wave of small business owners tackle the reality of operating a business. Passion for you product is a great starting point, but I'm here to help you develop the skills and know-how to actually become a successful business owner.

Theresa White

Financial Guide

My combination of experience, professionalism and access to a wide variety of products and services can help you meet your financial goals, estate strategies and insurance needs.

Mary Murray

Mary Murray

Social media marketer

As a remote social media marketer, I can manage your social media channels so you can focus on other areas of your business. I’ll help brand your business, engage customers and boost sales through the power of social media.

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Trusted Partners

The Idea Collective® Small Business Community is blessed to have outstanding business partners who share our mission. We could not exist without their support.