Ben Miller


Ben Miller

Ben Miller is a speaker/coach who brings a message of hope, peace, and common sense. Ben taught High School before running his dream business full time. It didn’t take long for his dream to become a nightmare. Even though business was good, he had leveraged himself in debt, hired the wrong employees and grown too fast. After a couple of big contracts disappeared and a blow from a bad economy, Ben barely kept the business alive. DEBT ROBS YOU OF PROSPERITY: Over a million dollars had passed through his hands in just a few short years, yet he had nothing to show for it. When Ben speaks and coaches, he brings his humor that got him through it, and the humility to tell his story in hopes that you can avoid the same mistakes. Those mistakes that he made are the same ones that close 8 out of 10 small businesses in their first two years of operation. Ben has spent years studying great businesses and personal finances. He’ll show you how to: Create a household budget and become debt free Grow a business without the stress of debt Hire employees that can’t wait to be at work Monday morning (building an amazing team culture) Run a social media campaign turning your clients into family Charge a premium fee for your service based business Master productivity and achieve the “work / life” balance everyone dreams of




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Don’t Compare Your Day 1 to Someone Else’s Day 5,000

July 10, 2015 by Ben Miller
If I could crochet, I would make a sampler that said, “Stop comparing yourself to your competition that has been around for 5, 10, or 20 years”. I love starting things.  I love launching businesses.  But for some reason I expect my first day in business to look like day 5,000 in someone else’s business. I want my videos to be produced and shine like theirs. I want my artwork and graphic design (business cards, promotional materials, etc) to look as cool as theirs do. I want the beautiful website that’s rocking the latest technology. I want my website to have 500 pages of content like theirs does. I want my phone to ring like theirs does.read more]
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How are you “wowing” your customers with service?

July 2, 2015 by Ben Miller
I love this.   I dare you to watch it and not get warm and fuzzy.  I’ve had friends that watched this video and said that they wanted to fly across the world, just to lose something so that it could be found by this dog.
A few weeks ago I was returning a car and was on the other side of town near a Starbucks.  I had just enough cash on me to buy my wife a Pumpkin Spice Latte  (or #PSL if you’re in the know).   I had actually ticked my wife off earlier in the day and I thought this would win me some brownie points.  We had no coffee in our house and the new PSL... [read more]
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Being Paralyzed with Fear

June 28, 2015 by Ben Miller
Yesterday afternoon I witnessed one of the funniest and saddest things I’ve ever seen.  The boys had gotten home from school and come inside.  Lucinda (my wife for those of you not playing the home game) told our six year old son Will to go back out to the car and bring in his book bag. I came up from my office and noticed that I had been talking to Lucinda for a while and had not seen Will yet.  I took a few steps towards the front door and saw Will, just 4 feet from the door… one foot on the porch, one up in the air.  He was holding his book bag over his head (recently he’s been pretending it’s an umbrella). He was frozen.  It’s like we had been playing “Red Light Green Light” and someone said RED LIGHT and then left to run to the grocery store. I looked at him for a few seconds... [read more]
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Why The Tortoise Wins. Every time. [ A Lesson From My Two Boys ]

June 24, 2015 by Ben Miller
My boys are eight and six years old.  They are just learning about the value of money.  They feel like they’re rich when they have five or ten dollars in their hand (then they realize that they can’t buy everything they want with five bucks…).boys-glitter1-1024x503 They wanted more money, so they started to think about some things that they could do to make some extra cash.  Over the summer we went to a block party thrown by our church.  They had food, pony rides, inflatables… and…. wait for it… glitter tattoos.  My boys (and especially my two-year-old daughter, who I’ve never seen sit so still as she... [read more]
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Building Your [Personality] Brand Online

June 21, 2015 by Ben Miller
I launched this website a little over 6 months ago and the response has been wonderful.  I’ve been able to help quite a few businesses and families with their goals.  I love writing and connecting with people. When I first started I published a new article on this site about once a week, then I started adding video content as well.  I was intentional to create a variety of ways to connect with me (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Etc) so that I could reach as many people as possible and grow my brand. Last year I wrote about the importance of tracking your traffic, and talked a little bit about how important it is to create great content (articles, videos, interactive tweets/Facebook posts).  I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not just important to produce content to market your company or ... [read more]
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What if you didn’t need a business card? by Ben Miller

August 20, 2014 by Ben Miller
I just ordered new business cards. I WANTED to just print my name on the front, and then put this on the back:Wanted-Back-300x175 One of your goals in business should be to no longer need business cards. Two things have to happen in order for your to go sans cards: 1. Make a name for yourself. You need to be so memorable that people remember either you, the service you provide, or the clever and catchy name of your business. So, when someone asks on Facebook “I need a carpet cleaner,” your fans immediately share your name (and the link to your business Facebook page, because they’re already a fan, or like, or cheerleader… whateve... [read more]
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Can you afford to hire a new employee? by Ben Miller

August 10, 2014 by Ben Miller
When I thought it was time for my company to grow, I was so blinded by my desire to start building a team that I didn’t consider all of the financial burdens that would come with hiring my first full time employee.grabbing-money-1024x685 If you’re a business owner who hasn’t brought on a full time employee, you’re probably thinking the same thing that I did. I felt like I was doing 110% of my physical and mental capacity, and that I just had to have someone else around the office to help take some things off my plate. Just simple math would dictate that bringing on an employee that Can You Afford To Hire A New Employee... [read more]
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What to do when you find your employees not working

August 6, 2014 by Ben Miller
Yelling at an employeeConfession: This was my biggest problem of being a leader. I would often leave my office and walk around to check on my employees to see what they were doing, only to find them messing around on tasks that had nothing to do with their job. Sometimes they were doing things that were part of their job description, but they had more important tasks they should have been doing. 0 And I would get ticked off. I’d storm back into my office and think to myself “why am I paying these people? They’re costing me $XX.XX/per day and they’re not accomplishing anything”. After I cooled down, I would go back to their desks and say... [read more]
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Tracking Your Website Traffic by Ben Miller

August 5, 2014 by Ben Miller
One week ago I launched this website. I had been working on it for months, but I let the world know last Tuesday. Any time I launch a website, I’m glued to my computer the entire day watching the Google Analytics in real time. That means if you’re the only person I know in San Antonio, then I’m pretty sure that it’s you looking at my site.GoogleAnaliticsOverview-300x232 Google Analytics OverviewOn a personal level, it’s so humbling that my friends and family from all over the country checked out my site and saw what I had to offer. At one point (that I caught) I had 16 different people on this site. Which, for day one,... [read more]
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Finding/Hiring Employees Who Would Do Anything To Work For You by Ben Miller

July 30, 2014 by Ben Miller
Well, you’ve decided you JUST HAVE to have a new employee (you’re positive, right? You’re sure you can afford them, right?).Team-Trophy-copy-1024x685 Well then, you should absolutely just hire the first person you see. Done. Article over. Wait…. You want more? You’re saying to yourself “I paid good money to read this blog!! I deserve at least 700 words!”. Well Ok then…. read on: One of the crucial mistakes I made was hiring too quickly (both part time and full time employees). Every time I needed someone, I felt like it was an emergency. I needed someone NOW. That was my first mistake. I had big dreams in my busine... [read more]