Personally, I believe that this page is actually about three different “whos”: you, me (Jeremie Miller), and The Secure Entrepreneur. Where these three “whos” intersect is where the three of us can work together to really make a difference for your business and mine.
Which means, that if there are three partners in this group, we all need to introduce ourselves and get to know each other, my usual preference being over a cup of coffee. So, grab your favorite beverage and let’s sit at a table together and get to know each other.
Who are you?
You have a business and you want to grow that business without putting yourself at risk with huge amounts of debt and all of the impacts that debt can have on your life (and if you have one, your family’s life).
You want to grow that business while ALSO feeling like you are in control and everything isn’t about to implode around you, leaving you with nothing.
You want to:
- build and grow your business to meet your vision
- pay yourself for all the great work you do
- support you and your family’s lifestyle and dreams
- create a sense of stability in your life
- have the money to support your goals and big vision (for your business and life)
You DON’T want to:
- risk everything to grow a successful business
- put yourself or your family at risk
- look at ever growing credit card bills and wonder when you will finally “make it”
- continue to try and make things work while going further and further into debt
- lose everything and end up living in a van down by the river until you can try it all again
Great to meet you!
Who is Jeremie?
That fortune cookie, in 2007, was opened hours before we found out that my wife, Ashlea, was pregnant with our son, Fionn (it is still stuck to our fridge, you can’t mess with that level of fate).
And, it was that fortune cookie, that lead, through many adventures, twists, and turns to my family getting control of our money, getting out of debt, starting and building my business, and creating The Secure Entrepreneur System.
But that lengthy story is for another time (and eventually there will be a link here to that story) what you need to know for introduction purposes is:
My name is Jeremie Miller, and, my family is the reason I do everything I do. Understanding how important my family is to me is important in understanding who I am and how I run my business.
My family is the “big why” of my business. I love helping entrepreneurs, like you, but nothing comes in the way of helping (and protecting) my family first.
That family currently consists of my wife Ashlea, our son Fionn, our dog Targhee, a bearded dragon named Roller Coaster, and a fish named Fen Creeper.
We live on the side of a ski hill in Rossland British Columbia where we ski, mountain bike, paddle board, and begin all of our many travels and adventures. Rossland was the home Ashlea and I had decided we would have someday. With the arrival of Fionn, we decided there was no point in waiting for “someday”, sold everything, quit our jobs, and moved to our dream location.
It was that move, and everything that followed (ups and downs), that has led to the creation of how I hope to help you: The Secure Entrepreneur.
Who is The Secure Entrepreneur?
(Ok, this one is actually a “What is…” but that didn’t flow as well)
The Secure Entrepreneur is the name for the system I have used to build my own business while staying within my own boundaries around risk and debt. When you read any piece of The Secure Entrepreneur system you know that it is something I am using right now, in my business, to be successful.
The Secure Entrepreneur system is built on one main concept:
The key to building a successful business is to begin with a solid money foundation, for your life AND business, then grow from there.
I would love to work with you to use The Secure Entrepreneur system to build this solid money foundation.
Remember what I said above about how my family is my “big why” for everything I do? Well the “big why” for The Secure Entrepreneur is to help as many entrepreneurs as I can, like you, to create successful businesses without taking huge risks and building up big credit card and line of credit bills.
How can you do this? The Secure Entrepreneur system is built upon a number of important pieces:
- Taking charge of your personal finances by creating and using your Life Core Value Budget
- Taking charge of your business finances by creating and using your Business Core Value Budget
- Integrating your personal finances and business finances into a system that quickly handles the flow of your money (even if your income changes every month)
- Getting the support you need to implement the system and continue to use it over time.
Put together each of these pieces helps you build a solid money foundation that your business can grow from, while it supports you and your family.
Lots of business advice will help you “make more money”, but more money, without a solid money foundation in your life and business is like throwing money at a bad investment: it can work, but you don’t really know why it works, and eventually it all falls apart.
Take the time to build your money foundation first.
Coming together for next steps
You, me, and The Secure Entrepreneur, three parts working together to build your successful business on a solid foundation that can survive the ups and downs of the business roller coaster without pushing you past your personal risk threshold.
There are a bunch of ways we can continue this conversation (get more coffee if you need to):
As a very first step, if you haven’t already done so, download the very first step in The Secure Entrepreneur system here.
Learn more about how I think and see if our brains match by checking out the articles in the blog.
Check out the Life Core Value Budgeting class, the second step (after the free ebook link above) of The Secure Entrepreneur System.