This morning on #FocusFriday on #ThatBusinessShow with Jamie Meloni, Juliann Nichols joined the show to Co Host, giving the greatest tips on how you can unleash the CEO within you. If you missed out, you can #TuneIn to the morning discussion at http://www.tampabayradio.com. And remember, #ThatBusinessShow airs every weekday at 7AM through 9AM on #1250WHNZ! At the 7AM Hour, Juliann Nichols of Focus On You Strategy brought Lisa Wilcox and Jamie Marcario onto the show. Lisa Wilcox is an International Law and Business Attorney with Wilcox Law. Jamie Marcario is an Attorney at Uncommon Legal! They discussed the wisdom behind every business owner needing a lawyer, not only to protect themselves. On the 8AM Hour, Jamie Meloni welcomed Andreas Dettlaff and David Joseph onto the first half of the hour. Andreas Dettlaff is the CEO of Absolute Pharmacy, and David Joseph is the Director of the Pharmacy as well. On the last segment, the discussion was with Susan Elbare, a Social Worker Liaison with OASIS here in Hillsborough County. If you missed out, you can always watch the YouTube live streams at www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni!
On the 7AM Hour, it was Focus Friday with Juliann Nichols, the CEO of Focus On You Strategy. Juliann brought Lisa Wilcox and Jamie Marcario onto the show, discussing why every business should have a lawyer. Lisa Wilcox, Attorney and Founder of Wilcox Law, is committed to stopping bullies. She knows how to protect the community of business owners in Tampa Bay from the big companies that harass smaller entities like no tomorrow. She’s a proven fighter. Many business owners think they only need a lawyer when they’re been sued or a suit is threatened. She came on to assert that this should not be the case. “A skilled lawyer will also assist you in achieving business success as you define it.” And to quote her, “Remember that you are not a consumer, you are now a business and have less protection under the law. When negotiating contracts and lease agreements the devil is in the details.” On the Administrative side, Jamie Marcario of Uncommon Legal says, “You don’t want to violate laws, especially tax laws. Every action your business takes must be recorded in your corporate records.” And she is “uncommonly” gifted at providing your business the skills it needs to protect and conserve your success. She suggests to protect your intellectual property, and she is a proven expert at fighting through that entire process. Interested? Find out more on this morning’s #FocusFriday with Juliann Nichols, and continue the discussion on the Focus Friday’s Facebook Group at: http://www.Facebook.com/groups/FocusFridays!
At the 8AM Hour, Jamie Meloni welcomed Andreas Dettlaff and David Joseph onto the show. Andreas Dettlaff is the CEO of Absolute Pharmacy, and David Joseph is the Director of the Pharmacy as well. Absolute Pharmacy provides specialized compound medications to the medical industry here in Tampa Bay. They have what’s called an “ISO Class-5 Clean Room”, which gives the security of safe medicine, which is way ahead technologically above the rest. They also carry maintain a stockpile of the highest quality FDA-Approved Chemicals which gives them the ability to provide everything from dermatological creams to one-off injections, of which they pride themselves. On a little bit about David Joseph, he is highly experienced in the practice of sterile compounding pharmacy. He has been licensed as a pharmacist for 43 years. He’s seen the pharma world grow and change with the wind, and that experience is vital of which he provides to the team at Absolute Pharmacy! Learn more at: http://www.absoluterx.com
Susan Elbare is a Social Worker Liaison with OASIS here in Hillsborough County. For decades, Susan has worked in three different elementary schools assisting students and caregivers with various issues including attendance, behavior and academic problems. And now she works to help this community in its times of crisis, when one of the nation’s largest counties has a qualifying poverty rate of 60%, gathered by having 60% of all of its students on reduced or free lunch. The OASIS Mission is to provide basic necessities to students in need in Hillsborough County public schools to help them succeed in school. There are more than 3000 homeless students attending Hillsborough schools, which is truly a tragedy. OASIS receives no public funding, they are supported by the #Community alone. You can find out how you can help at http://www.oasis-network.org!
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Today we welcomed Cammie Griffin to the program first. She is the co-Founder of Belleair Coffee Company in Belleair Bluffs, FL and is an active Real Estate agent too. Located at 100 N Indian Rocks Rd, Cammie and her fiancé opened the business just over a month ago. Citing her fiancé’s love of coffee and the lack of nearby coffee shops, she and her fiancé took the entrepreneurial journey and opened a coffee shop. They offer pastries along with coffee and her vision is to establish a health food business along with the coffee. They are open Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm and weekends from 8am to 4pm. You can find them online at www.belleaircoffeecompany.com!
At 7:30, Regular Contributor Kelly Hamm joined the #MorningDiscussion. She is founder and Managing Principal Consultant at Billmeyer Hamm Consulting and brings over 25 years’ expertise as an HR Strategic Business Partner, HR Director, Executive Leadership Coach, Organizational Design Consultant, and Innovative Thought Leader focused on implementing Workforce Strategies, Culture & Change Management, Business Communications, and Talent Optimization solutions for her clients all across the country. Prior to forming her own consulting company, Kelly held a number of leadership positions at a highly recognized and respected Healthcare company. As a trusted leader, Kelly has successfully led numerous human capital initiatives that resulted in implementing robust, agile, engaged, and financially strong workforce organizations. She shares with us an inspiring story today on the value of familial relationship discussing the “Billy Award” She was one of 7 brothers and sisters and their father gave out an award called the Billy Award (derived from her maiden name Billmeyer) which was given to the child that showed the best love, care and support for others in life and in business. She relays those same family value principles to the corporate world where she works with managers to engage and interact with their staff and to improve their workforce culture. She also discusses her proprietary “Hamm Method” that she applies to all businesses which guides leaders into focusing on 4 critical areas of their business for success. They are 1) business goals, 2) financial responsibility, 3) transparent culture, 4) performance excellence. The area where most leaders are consistently weak too is business goals per Kelly. We ended the discussion with a focus on clarity and the importance thereof in business and she invites anyone who needs help improving their workforce culture to reach out to her for a free consultation at 941-201-4650. She is also having an event on August 10th from 8:30 am to 10 am at the Manatee Community Foundation located at 2820 Manatee Ave W in Bradenton on the “5 Steps to Ignite Your Workforce Culture Proven to Increase Your Bottom Line” Register online at www.billmeyerhamm.com!
At 8AM, Jamie Meloni welcomed in Nicholas Paras of Alpha Computing Solutions, of which you can learn more at: http://www.alphacomputing.com/. Today is Thursday which means it was #TechThursday here on #ThatBusinessShow! On the more serious note, Nick brought up the troubles of the country when it comes to real tech solutions. The sad reality is that internet speeds and even connection can vary by zip code. Some Americans don’t even have internet service to begin with. He touched on the battle for net neutrality, and to prevent companies to create fast lanes only for paying customers, and many more monopolizing actions. ” On the grand scheme of things, you really don’t want that you really want kind of this open Internet where you can freely go where you wish.” Nicholas Paras on #ThatBusinessShow. Maybe you’re concerned with the current rising costs of your IT services, or maybe you are just running short on time because of your expanding business and need to hand over the reins of some services to someone else. Whatever your reason, Alpha Computing Solutions can help you with quality IT services today.Head over to their site to learn more. Also, you can find the rest of #TechThursday with Nicholas Paras at our YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMJak6KvngY
Our last guests on #ThatBusinessShow were Ron Klein and David Kauffman. It’s an understatement to say that Ron is just an Inventor. Ron Klein is an ordinary man who accomplishes extraordinary things. Every solution has resulted in monumental change, either in a new invention or a simple solution. His innovative ideas have changed the world. He is the inventor of the Magnetic Strip on the Credit Card, Credit Card Validity Checking System and the developer of computerized systems for Real Estate (MLS) Multiple Listing Services, Voice Response for the Banking Industry and BOND Quotation and Trade Information for the New York Stock Exchange. Ron’s creations have changed the world, literally. David Kauffman is the Founder and Creator of EDGE Peer Advisory groups, where business owners around the Country can have their own Board of Directors that help them Set Goals, Provide Accountability towards their goals and Problem Solve in their business. You can catch their discussion on #ThatBusinessShow at http://www.tampabayradio.com!
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Today, we welcomed Expert Contributor Dr. Chris Pittman, Medical Director and CEO of Vein 911, back in studio after an overseas trip to Italy. Dr. Pittman is triple board certified and one of only a few hundred physicians Board-Certified in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. Known for their minimally invasive non-surgical technique for the treatment of varicose veins, Dr. Pittman and Vein 911 is revolutionizing vein care. Their mission is to help you look and feel your best and they have offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg and can easily be reached by calling 855-VEIN-911. Dr. Pittman talked today about vein disorders related to cosmetic issues. Stressing the importance of first eliminating any medical issues first, he works with many men and women on reducing the unsightly appearance of some very common problems such as cherry angiomas, hand/leg/facial veins that are showing and rosacea. We spoke first about angiomas which are tiny little red dots that many of us have. Typically appearing after age 30, through the use of their “VeinGo” Machine, they can easily eliminate these with a quick, painless outpatient procedure. Dr. Pittman went on to discuss how visible and bulging hand veins develop over time due to the reduction of collagen in our skin and his non-invasive unique solutions offer patients a satisfying experience. Dr. Pittman also has a 100% patient satisfaction guarantee, the only one he knows of in his business. If you are suffering from varicose or spider veins or other vein disorders, Dr. Pittman and his staff are well trained to help relieve your problems. You could also have a problem that is related to vein disorders that you are not even aware of such as ankle swelling or night leg cramps, a topic we touch on briefly and go into more depth in other shows with Dr. Pittman but keep that in mind for yourself or others in need. Find them online at www.vein911.com or give them a call today at 855-Vein911 to schedule a consultation!
At 8am, it was time for #WorkingWomenWednesday. Jessica Rivelli spoke of the upcoming Working Women State Conference being held September 8th and 9th at the Straz Center and be sure to pick up tickets at www.workingwomenconference.com – use promo code Meloni for 10% too!
My next guest on the program was Valerie Ellis, CEO of Veterans2Corporate. Valerie Ellis is a retired Army First Sergeant who continues to serve by advocating for Veteran employment and entrepreneurship by promoting and placing Veterans to small and medium size companies to increase their bottom line by helping them hire qualified Veterans who are leaders, loyal, disciplined, and dependable. Valerie sought to find a way to help Veterans with the challenges of transition from military service to civilian careers and while enrolled in the HCC Entrepreneurship Certification program, conducting market research and customer discovery she determined employers struggled understanding military skillsets as much as service members struggled finding employment hence the birth of Veterans2Corporate. Valerie is currently serving as the Program Manager for the Florida Veterans Entrepreneurship Program for Hillsborough Community College where The Florida Grant was awarded to train Veterans on entrepreneurship. Hillsborough Community College was selected to partner with five institutions of higher education to offer Veterans a three phase program designed to accelerate the entrepreneurial success of aspiring “Vetrepreneurs”. Valerie’s efforts have been recognized by Tampa Bay Business Journal as a Hero in the Workplace, as well as 1 Million Cups – Tampa as a nomination in the Veteran’s Start Up category. She advises the best way to contact her is through LinkedIN messaging and her services to Veterans are free! Find them online too at www.veterans2corporate.com!
Rounding out the hour was Colleen Kochannek, the creator and publisher of www.TownieLifeMagazine.com . After transitioning out of a corporate job that had her traveling the world, sometimes for two and three weeks at a time, Colleen made two startling discoveries 1.) She did not know her own home town at all; and, 2.) When she started exploring it she realized it had incredible things to offer. Colleen created www.TownieLifeMagazine.com in May 2016 to shine a spotlight on the South Shore area of Tampa: Apollo Beach, Gibsonton, Riverview, Ruskin, Sun City Center and Wimauma. Townie Life Magazine’s entire focus is featuring all of the amazing people, places, events, and businesses in South Shore. She and Jamie spoke of many of the hidden gems inside this region including the Carnival Museum in Gibsonton which touches off a brief discussion on the history of Gibsonton which was centered around the carnival industry. Jamie learns as probably many of the readers and listeners of the show learned today that Apollo Beach is finally getting a beach too, slated for completion by the end of this year and will be a 5 acre region on the shore. We touched on some areas inside Wimauma, a town some people may not even know exists in Hillsborough County and we closed up with a discussion of the challenges she faced as a white collar employee who transitioned to the world of entrepreneurship. She cited Working Women of Tampa Bay as a key component of her success. She is always looking for content for the publication and you can email her stories and ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org and she asks that you like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TownieLifeMagazine/ and keep up with them at www.townielifemagazine.com!
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Jamie was joined in studio by special Guest Host Adriana Montes, Owner of Florida Dreams Realty in Orlando, Florida and long-time friend and Real Estate associate. Adriana was a guest last week where she shares her amazing story of entrepreneurism having originated from Columbia at age 18 speaking no English and establishing a successful Real Estate business as well as attending Law School which she is wrapping up year 3 of now.
Today’s program opened up with Regular Contributor Kristi Campbell, Owner of Home Instead Senior Care where she and her staff of over 100 caregivers works with seniors through in home care services. This is phase one of assisted living and her staff also works inside assisted living facilities too as needed or requested. Kristi is a sought after resource for senior care and past talking points have included how to handle seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease as well as when to have the talk about taking away or restricting a parent’s driving privileges. Today we discussed senior meal and nutritional needs and how to deal with some of the unexpected eating habit changes that occur with aging. As seniors age, their appetite can diminish and she and her staff has to at times utilize tricks to get the seniors to eat. Other issues such as Alzheimer’s disease can complicate matters further as the senior may not remember eating or not eating. She shares with us some of her tricks to get seniors to respond when they are less than receptive and we enjoy a lively, light-hearted discussion on our own diets and challenges that we face as middle aged adults. If you have a loved one in need of in home care services, Kristi and her staff are your go to resource. Check them out online at www.homeinstead.com/482 or give her a call today at 813-684-1972!
At 7:30, Casey Ellison joined the program. Casey helped create EWI Construction in 2007 to bring high quality construction services to his customers. Casey’s responsibilities include cash flow management, contract execution, and day-to-day management of all business operations of EWI. He has a strong construction and development background combined with knowledge of the design processes. Casey shares with us the story of coming from a ditch digger to Owner and how his father inspired him. Today, he and EWI Construction have been involved with many South Tampa developments including the Oxford Exchange, Ava, and Baycare just to name a few. They are currently working as the builder on the Armitage Building in Tampa Heights which will be a great revitalization project for the area with living, working and commercial space. Learn more about them at http://www.ewiconstruction.com!
At 8am, it was #TBBOTuesday. Jamie invites you to our next Main Event if you are not a TBBO member to check out the value in the membership, guests are invited one time without obligation but you need to mention the radio show to request a ticket. The next event is August 3rd at the Centre Club from 5pm to 8pm and will be an Interview with Leslie and Marvin Gay, the Founders of Painting with a Twist. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for admittance unless you are already a TBBO member. If you are not a TBBO member, this organization is for just business owners in Tampa Bay and is over 300 members and going strong. It’s a non-solicitation business society where we hold many events to help one another in their business and you can learn more at www.tbbo.org!
Chris Krimitsos checked in with us at 8am with an update on his podcasting documentary “The Messengers” and also to recap the recent video release of the partnership established by #ThatBusinessShow and #TBBO. Please help support the film by donating here https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-messengers-a-podcast-documentary#/ and you can view the trailer at www.themessengersdoc.com!
Rounding out the 8am hour was Rachid Zahidi, CEO of Sentinel Background Checks alongside Dawson Hicks, his Vice President of Client Services. Rachid brings a wealth of expert experience spanning across multiple industries including risk management, background checks, International Business and Anti-Money laundering investigations. He is also the Author of the ground breaking book “The Business Immunity System: The Pitfalls & Side Effects of Data Handling, Privacy Issues, & Background Checks. Rachid and Jamie discuss the background check process for business owners and touch on the vast network of different sources and databases that house all of this critical information. Rachid touches on the importance of conducting proper background checks as well as how a proper check is done. We also learn about the various types of background checks and the advantages and weaknesses of them. Obviously privacy is a key area of concern in this business and we touch on that too and Rachid shares with the audience some general tips on how to hire the right people to fit your organization. Rachid and Sentinel Background Checks works with companies on tenant screening and consulting for HR in addition to general background checks and more can be learned about them at www.sbchecks.com!
#ThatBusinessShow welcomes everyone back to the start of another productive work week in #TampaBay!! Jamie, coming off a 3 day break to attend his 20 year high school reunion, re-joined the #MorningDiscussion and opened up with a discussion on a new product that he found while on the trip. The DJ could not make the event so the group had to improvise to have some music and his good friend Jake Gooden was there with an Igloo beer cooler turned speaker box. Plug in your phone and you have a portable speaker box with amp/battery/fuse and a place for your beer. Check out the photos on the live stream as Jamie discusses it at 7am and 8am. This is true West Virginia ingenuity and could be a profit center for the right investors.
Opening up the program was Amanda Marit, a Spiritual and Transformational Life Coach where she is dedicated to empowering people to shift their thoughts and let go of fears in order to live a limitless life and create their own realities. She began working in Corporate America 6 years ago, climbed the ladder, and realized there was something much more she was meant to do. After taking time to look inward and move past her own fears, she began a self-development blog which quickly lead her to becoming a coach and working 1:1 with clients all over the country. She is also currently co-creating an online digital course called The Energy Cleanse, a complete mind/body/soul detox which launches mid-August. Her mission is to help others wake up to their full potential and live a life that feels inspired and fulfilling. She explains to Jamie how she came from a place of personal emptiness and loneliness and turned that in a positive direction becoming a life coach. She grew her personal blog and Instagram to over 9000 followers and cites Instagram as a key source of business. As she posted her blog, people began to ask her to assist them with their lives and her career as a coach was born. Focusing on personal life coaching, Amanda is about to move out of her day job into full time entrepreneur by the end of the year and is another inspiring entrepreneurial story from #TampaBay! Check her out online at www.amandamarit.com!
Stopping by for our 7:30 segment was Kent Bailey with the Sierra Club, the oldest environmental organization in the Country going back to 1892. Has been an active volunteer for the Sierra Club member for 15 years and was recognized by the Tampa Bay Sierra Club for his efforts to place the 12,800 acre Cone Ranch into Hillsborough County’s Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program in 2009. He joined the Sierra Tampa Bay Group Executive Committee 2012 and in 2013 was elected to the Florida Chapter Executive Committee. Bailey traveled to Washington DC in 2013 for the XL Pipeline protest and to New York City in 2014 for the People’s Climate March and is currently serving as Chair of the Tampa Bay Sierra Group and as member of the Sierra Club Florida Chapter Executive Committee. Kent shares with us the story of the founding of the Sierra Club and some of the projects that sustained and grew them as an organization through the early 20th century. Today, they have chapters all over the Country and membership in excess of 2 million supporters! The Sierra Club works diligently to raise awareness for expanding our renewable energy sources and we discussed that on the program today and he elaborates on how Florida is just one of four States that does not allow for the investment of private capital into our power grid. Kent mentions a couple of amendments that are on the ballot this August and November that supporters of our environment need to move on and support and he and the Sierra Club have several meetings each month where you can get involved. Find out more online at www.sierraclub.org/florida/tampa-bay
Our 8am guest was Matt Rutkovitz, Founder of SurgeCurve. After graduating from college in 2013, Matt went to work in the Logistics and Material Handling industry. After a few short months, He knew he wanted to start his own business, so he got into the events business for millennials. As the events business started to grow, the short videos he was producing for his video marketing campaign were getting thousands of views and taking off much faster. As he was producing the videos, people started to ask for more services such as social advertising and sales automation. This is where he and one of my mentors started to collaborate and identify that there’s a large market for people looking to explode their sales through video, but didn’t know where to start. Enter SurgeCurve. A platform that where you can create a video and put it on a landing page in the click of a button to increase website conversions, hire the right people, communicate with your team, manage projects and so much more. Today the app is available on the iOS platform and soon to be released on the Android system. The tool is primarily marketed to business owners for use as a video branding tool whereby management can put videos up of their team to introduce them to their consumers in a consistent easy to update manner. The videos go directly from the smartphone to a landing page online and you can use the videos to share directly to social media as well. Check it out in the app store and learn more at www.surgecurve.com!
At 8:30 we welcomed Kristen Chittenden and President of the Young Men’s Service League South Tampa Chapter. The mission of the YMSL is to assist, serve and support those that are in need in the community and develop leadership skills amongst their members through mother-son relationships. Meaning that events are attended by sons and their mothers on a volunteer basis so that the familial relationship is strengthened and the youth gains valuable skills. Open to youths aged 9th through 12th grade, the organization works today with 27 different philanthropies. Philanthropies are encouraged and welcomed to contact the YMSL as well to request assistance given that they are not animal or related to a race (running event) and Kristen explains that inside the segment. They are always looking for speakers for their young men meeting and their moms’ meetings, so if you are interested please contact their Vice President, Loretta O’Keeffe, who coordinates the moms’ meetings at email@example.com, or VP Boys’ Coordinator, Tina Nunn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about them at http://ymslsotampa.chapterweb.net/
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