#FocusFriday Focusing On Commercial Real Estate and Small Business Tax Planning Featuring Angie Lusk, Melisa Hartsell, Todd Unbehagen, Chris Meyer, Conan Raitt and Joseph C. Russo!

Welcome to #FocusFriday on #ThatBusinessShow, sponsored by Juliann Nichols, CEO of Focus on You Strategy, Bringing out the CEO in You!!  Focus on You Strategy provides coaching that empowers individuals and groups to unlock hidden potential, discover new ways of thinking, clarify goals and develop strategies to grow, earn and achieve more in their careers and businesses.  Thus bringing out the CEO in you.  Focus on You Strategy is not your run-of-the-mill, cookie-cutter business coaching service. Their team of tried-and-tested professionals and entrepreneurs draw from real-life experiences and expertise and with Juliann Nichols leading the way, she gets you “focused” on the right path!  Check them out online at www.focusonyoustrategy.com and register for an upcoming CEO Exchange here (just $30), they are regularly held at C1 Banks and Regus Echelon in St. Petersburg.

One of the skills you learn at Focus on You Strategy is delegation which Juliann applied in today’s show, putting Angie Lusk in her at the station while Juliann took the day off.  Angie Lusk is her Chief Strategist and helps people develop plans and processes to execute their vision and accomplish their goals. She spent ten years running fast-paced campaigns that relied on precise plans to run successfully and knows first-hand the challenges of starting your own business because five years ago she started her own vacation planning business – Trip with Angie. Now, she uses her organizational skills to work with entrepreneurs at Focus on You Strategy by facilitating CEO Exchanges and working one-on-one with clients.  She was joined in studio alongside guest Melisa Hartsell, Co-Founder of Apex Brokerage where they specialize in commercial real estate, and business brokerage and also touch on residential deals as well.  She launched her career in Memphis, TN where she specialized in selling existing single family and custom-built homes. This eventually led to obtaining an additional real estate associate license in North Mississippi where she gained 2 years of experience as a project manager in construction for a residential development.  Soon afterward, she obtained her Broker license in MS and TN where she ran a real estate firm for 2 years while focusing on commercial land acquisition investments.  During the past 17 years she has worked in every aspect of the real estate industry representing, buyers, sellers, tenants and investors in both residential and commercial markets.  Melisa transitioned into the telecommunications industry where she spent 5 years working in land acquisition, construction project management and leasing for the cell phone tower industry.  She moved to Tampa, FL in 2007, where she obtained her Florida Broker’s license and continued her real estate career focusing on business brokerage and commercial real estate.  She talks about how Juliann and Focus on You Strategy helped her develop her business further stating “My partner and I work great together and I rely on him to make important decisions for Apex and believe we have created a strong company but I personally felt I needed a coach to assist me with my weaknesses and Juliann has helped me tremendously. Throughout my life, I’ve sought out coaches for my personal fitness, martial arts and nutrition because I knew that even though I had a great deal of knowledge and experience in all of these areas, it served me to have another perspective from someone else with experience and knowledge to get me to the next level. Juliann does this for me and has helped me grow into a stronger leader for our company.”  Find out more at www.theapexbrokerage.com or give them a call at 1-800-723-1080 if you are in the market for commercial real estate or need to buy/sell a business in the Tampa Bay area!

In the 8am hour, we welcomed the leadership team from Unbehagen Advisors.  Todd Unbehagen, President and CEO was in studio alongside Chris Meyer, Director of Client Services, Conan Raitt, VP of Tax and their in house attorney Joseph C. Russo.  Specializing in Small Business Tax, Accounting, Investments and Insurance, their passion is helping individuals, entrepreneurs and small businesses reach their financial goals. They are a tax preparation, accounting, investment and insurance services firm with offices in Tarpon Springs and Tampa, FL. If you want guidance with your small business, need a financial plan, want to review your insurance policies or simply want to pay the lowest amount of tax legally possible they say, call their office and schedule a free consultation to discuss your business and financial goals, and we they will help you free up your most valuable resource, your time!  Unbehagen Advisors is a top ten accounting and tax firm in the US and Canada out of 430, in the Padgett Business Services franchise network of accounting firms and Todd shares with us how he took over from the foundation his father built and took Unbehagan Advisors to the next level and levels!!  We share a great group discussion on this and much more throughout the hour including what to do if you fall behind in filing your taxes, how to structure your business properly from the start and the services their in house counsel, Joseph Russo offers for business owners.  Joseph Russo has been practicing law in the Tampa area for over eighteen years and focuses on business contracts, start-ups and small businesses but can assist in many other areas including employment issues, finance, intellectual property and more.  This is a financial and tax team that can be your one stop shop for business management – find them online at www.unbehagenadvisors.com and more on Joseph Russo at www.josephcrussolaw.com!

Also a reminder that tickets on sale now for the Business Symposium – pick them up at www.tbbo.org/symposium and take advantage of getting your brand in front of over 400 people by becoming an event sponsor, opportunities for that can be found here Tickets are $39 for TBBO members and $59 for non-members and includes lunch.  Event is held October 28th from 9am to 3pm at the Hilton Hotel in St. Petersburg on Lake Carillon Drive.

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