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

From Ben's Blog

Can you afford to hire a new employee?

This article is part of a series of articles entitled “If you’ve got bad employees, it’s probably your fault”. 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 withContinue Reading

If you’ve got bad employees, you can only blame yourself

It was around 2005 that I decided that I needed someone to join me full time at my business.  I felt like I was burning the candle at both ends, and really needed help.   At the time I had several part time employees, but their help was only a few hours a week. OneContinue Reading

Being Embarrassed About Your Debt

Here’s our conversation with our son tonight before we put him to bed:  “Hey buddy, just a reminder… there are certain things that you don’t talk about with other people.  One of those things is asking people how much everything costs.” My eight year old son is still trying to figure out the value ofContinue Reading

What if your paycheck was lost in the mail… for a month?

It’s a rhetorical question.  What if your paycheck for this month wasn’t just lost… it never came? According to CNN Money, 25 Million Middle Class Americans (those making an average of $41,000 per household) are living paycheck to paycheck.  That means they’re spending 100% of their paycheck, and putting ZERO into savings. If you’re livingContinue Reading

Managing Client Expectations – Don’t Oversell!

This is my most embarrassing post so far (I’ll probably write other posts that are more embarrassing… because I’ve done a bunch of really embarrassing stuff).  This one is embarrassing because it shows a moment when I didn’t do my job well. Over the years I’ve had a few unhappy clients.  Each time that they’veContinue Reading

Be careful what you wish for with social media

There is a guy on Facebook who covers the “restaurant scene” for my hometown of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.  He posts tidbits and “behind the scenes” information about some of my favorite places… and I never miss a post.  In fact, when I see he’s posted, I often go to his Facebook page and make sure IContinue Reading

Tracking Your Website Traffic

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 SanContinue Reading

What if you didn’t need a business card?

I just ordered new business cards.  I WANTED to just print my name on the front, and then put this on the back: 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 forContinue Reading

A budget is marriage insurance

What if you could take out insurance to protect your marriage from failing? A budget is a free way to protect your family!  Many divorces are caused by money fights and money problems…. and if you’ve fought with your spouse over money, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. When you sit down with yourContinue Reading

An introduction to the “Gift Economy”

I follow a variety of news outlets on Twitter.  One day I saw a link to an article on the Huffington Post titled “This Guy Stopped Charging Clients And He Has Zero Regrets.”   The article is about web designer Adrian Hoppel, who worked a bunch of great jobs… climbed the corporate ladder… but stillContinue Reading

AS A SPEAKER, BEN USES HUMOR AND HIS UNIQUE EXPERIENCE TO MOTIVE AND TRAIN YOUR AUDIENCE.

AS A FINANCIAL COACH, BEN WILL DISSECT YOUR FAMILY BUDGET (OR HELP YOU MAKE ONE) AND PLAN FOR THE FUTURE

AS A BUSINESS CONSULTANT, BEN WORKS ONE-ON-ONE WITH MANAGEMENT AND YOUR TEAM TO LOWER STRESS, INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY, AND ATTRACT MORE OF YOUR FAVORITE CUSTOMERS.

Unlike other financial planners… Ben has nothing to sell.  No products, no investments, no pressure.  He has the heart of a teacher and will guide you on being intentional with your money.

Ben would like to provide all of his experience and training as a GIFT to you.  Learn more here