Special pre-sale ticket offer going on now for the Tampa Bay Business Owner’s Business Symposium Presented by The Walk Law Firm. Purchase your tickets by Friday 9/16 and receive an invite to a special VIP only event the week of the 26th, details coming shortly. Head over to www.tbbo.org/symposium to buy tickets and inquire with us for sponsorship opportunities which can be found by clicking here. Tampa Bay Business Owners (TBBO) is the Bay Area’s premier community of entrepreneurs and business owners who come together for education, meaningful connections, leadership, opportunities and a true sense of belonging to an entrepreneurial family. This year’s Business Symposium will be one of our largest events yet, so do not miss this chance to place your brand in front of one of Florida’s most powerful communities of decision makers! Our sponsorship philosophy is simple: you invest in us and in-turn we partner with you, providing a unique opportunity to access an exclusive community of brand advocates, ensuring a massive ROI for years to come.
Today marked the 3 year anniversary of Jamie’s first radio show appearance. On September 12, 2013, he aired the inaugural Jamie Meloni Real Estate Show which aired Thursdays at 5pm in the beginning. It moved over to Mondays at noon after a couple of months before morphing into #ThatBusinessShow on February 2nd, 2015. Today, Jamie has hosted nearly 500 shows and has interviewed around 1000 people on the programs. To get on the program, fill out our request form at www.tbsinterview.com or become a sponsor or member of TBBO for instant access to our program and 4,000 to 5,000 viewers and listeners each show!
Our guest today at 7am was Scott Carson, aka “the Note Guy, and he has been an active real estate investor since 2002 and solely focused on the note industry since 2008 where he buys and sells non-performing mortgages on residential and commercial real estate directly from banks and hedge funds. His common sense approach to note investing has helped thousands of new and experienced real estate investors add notes to their portfolios. Scott is the CEO of WeCloseNotes.com and the creator of the Note Buying for Dummies workshop that focuses on the 3 F’s of Note buying…The Find, Fund and Flip. He has purchased over half a billion dollars in distressed debt for his own portfolio and purchases assets in over 30 states across the United States. He is a highly sought after speaker on distressed debt and was the 2014 Note Educator of the Year winner from the 28th Annual Noteworthy Convention. He has also been featured in numerous newspapers including Investor’s Business Daily, The Wall Street Journal, and Inc.com. He has also spoken at the National Association of Realtors National Convention, The National REIA Cruise and real estate investment clubs all across the country. Jamie and Scott share a great discussion on the ins and outs of note buying and Jamie is somewhat familiar with the market because it is related to REO homes which is what happens eventually to a distressed note when the borrower does not pay the mortgage. Scott shares with us some of the numbers on what is going on behind the scenes with the servicers and their mortgage pools and talks about the exit strategies and ROIs they are looking for on a typical note or portfolio. The market is tricky to navigate he says, you just have to know people to buy from, there is no central exchange or database to go for note buying. He is a speaker and trainer too so if you are interested in learning more, head over to www.weclosenotes.com to find out about his programs!
At 7:30, we welcomed Jason Woody, CEO and President of Lions Eye Institute. He and his dedicated team have helped bring the “gift of sight” to over 67,000 men, women and children around the world His true commitment to help those blind or visually has been demonstrated by his over 25 year tenure with the Lions Eye Institute.
Jason serves on multiple boards and committees such as the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, University of Tampa Board of Fellows, and the Executive Committee of the Eye Bank Association of America and Donate Life America as the Chair. In addition Jason serves on the Organ and Tissue Education Panel for Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to represent the interests of the public with regard to increasing the number of organ and tissue donors within the state. Jason was in studio today to talk about the upcoming 10th Annual Eye Ball being held October 22 at the Westly Event Center, formerly known as the Mainsail Event and Conference Center. This is a black tie, who’s who event of Tampa. With around 300 expected to attend, this will be a place you want to be seen. Pick up tickets by following this link and learn more at www.lionseyeinstitute.org!
At 8am, we had our first installment of Ambassador Monday. This segment will air monthly and will highlight members of the Tampa Bay Business Owners who serve as Ambassadors to the organization. The role of the Ambassador is to promote the organization outside of meetings to others and to assist with events and introduce new members to others during events. They are a critical part of the organization and we thank them for their service and dedication to TBBO.
Our guests were April Saland who along with her husband Les, are the owners of A.L Saland Insurance. Their vision is to distinguish their company as a leader in their industry so that they will be the insurance agency of choice. Whether you’re a business owner seeking the most comprehensive and affordable benefits for your employees, or an individual needing coverage for you and your family, they have the insurance solutions that fit you best. She was joined in studio by Bonnie Dye who since 2004 has been building websites that help business owners increase profits and get better results. She uses WordPress as a game changer for website design, and also teaches beginner WordPress classes both locally and online. Over the years Bonnie has developed countless dozens of business websites. On LinkedIn she is ranked in the top 5 nationwide for WordPress, WordPress Trainer and WordPress Training. Bonnie shares with us some great information on how viruses attack websites and that they, along with hackers, are rampant. She dispels the myth that Mac users are immune to viruses too. April shares with us how she can help Progressive users save money and time on their car insurance as well as assist with the upcoming Open Enrollment period for Health Insurance starting November 1st. Get in touch with Les and April today for your insurance needs – 813-995-0292 or online at www.alsalandinsurance.com and Bonnie can help you with websites and LinkedIn, reach her at 727-248-0393 or online at http://www.etraininglive.com!