BFS 090: Matt Miller | From Corporate America to Pioneering a Franchise Model

Wed Nov 04 2015 (34:34)

Matt Miller graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1989 and was an Air Force pilot for 9 years.

Post military, Matt worked in both medical and advertising fields before venturing out on his own in 2011 to grow his school fundraising company, School Spirit Vending.

Today, Matt and his team provide passive fund-raising for over 1500 schools in over 23 states.

In this episode:


  • Find out how the Air Force and Corporate America are very similar
  • Why you can’t be afraid of hard work
  • Beware of the Boogeyman…...Hint: Not as big a deal as we think
  • Why a Side-Hustle can be vital to your success
  • How corporate politics set Matt up to fail
  • How Matt went from a Hero to a Zero in his corporate job and why it was NOT his fault
  • Why we have to create our own destiny
  • Knowing there is a better way is not enough
  • Don’t let your ego get in the way of passive income
  • How some students who were going door to door fundraising for their school gave Matt a game changer idea
  • How a table at an expo with limited experience brought Matt success
  • Why “ignorance on fire” is the key to success
  • Why too many “wantentrepenuers” get too caught up in the knowledge constipation
  • Hear the piece advice Matt received from Chris Brogan that has been pivotal in his evolution
  • You have to learn by doing
  • You have to get out of your comfort zone
  • You must take a multi-pronged approach towards your marketing
  • Learn some best practices for your business
  • Don’t try to do too many things at once
  • Why finding that sounding board and someone to hold you accountable will take you to new heights
  • Why you should never sell yourself short
  • Why you should own a business



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