Hey there #ThatBusinessShow listeners and viewers! Did you know that you can get involved in an interview and even appear on air yourself, showcasing your business and what you do for the community? Head over to www.tbsinterview.com to find out more and to get engaged! At #ThatBusinessShow, we are very proud to showcase the community, especially with our favorite communities, The Working Women of Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Business Owners! However, today was #TBBOTuesday, highlighting a few members from the group, of which #ThatBusinessShow with Jamie Meloni has a partnership.
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On today’s show at the 7AM hour, Jaime Meloni welcomed Rick Cicero and Grant Braxley to the show! Rick Cicero is the Inventor and Owner of The Quick Clip, a revolutionary invention for gun owners to help them be more secretive yet quick in their emergency response. A former Army sergeant and retired police officer working as a private military contractor, Cicero was in Afghanistan in the summer of 2010 with members of Canadian forces. His assignment: Teach soldiers to work with dogs trained to sniff explosives. That day in July, Cicero was on foot patrol in Kandahar Province when a Canadian engineer stepped on an improvised explosive device. In the ensuing chaos of enemy small-arms fire, Cicero helped ferry the man to safety. His actions would earn him a commendation from the Canadian defense minister. But his memory of the incident is hazy because a few days later, there was another blast. This time, Cicero was the victim. And now this veteran #Entrepreneur is looking to improve gun technology, while providing a safe and reliable solution. His website will be up and running upon the next few days, and you can check it out when it’s finished at: www.thequickclip.com!
Our next guest on the #MorningAir was Grant Braxley. Grant Baxley is the president, CEO, and lead visionary of TeleVoIPs, LLC. Grant created TeleVoIPs, a local hosted voice company in 2009 as a service offering under his first company, Infinity Computer Solutions. Grant has 10+ years of experience running small businesses and positioned his IT business to be sold in 2014 to focus on TeleVoIPs. He has a passion for technology and aims to always stay on the leading edge in the telecom industry. On the air, Grant answered many questions like, “What challenges or struggles did you have to work through to become successful and what does your client base look like?” – That every #Entrepreneur should know! If you wanted to tune in, head over to www.tampabayradio.com now!
At the 8AM hour, Jamie Meloni welcomed Haley Norman, Managing Partner of Metajourn; and Jessica Frigo, Founder and CEO of of J|F Strategic Brand Development!
Haley Norman is a recognized consultant, executive coach, published author and speaker on visionary leadership and strategic talent development. She brings more than 20 years in global sales, talent development, and leadership experience. Hayley has extensive expertise in working closely and strategically with a wide range of clients and has held key leadership roles in sales, training, and marketing. Hayley authored a professional development book, The Career Compass, to help organizations realize winning strategies in successful mentoring relationships. Published in 2011, The Career Compass sold over 2,000 copies within the first six months of release. Considered a mentoring expert, she is a frequent presenter and media resource on the subject. If you’d like to know more, then head over to: www.metajourn.com!
Jessica Frigo is the Founder and CEO of J|F Strategic Brand Development. Jessica has over ten years of digital marketing experience. When Facebook was first created and you had to have a “.edu” email address to create an account- she was already building her friends list and moving people over from MySpace. She was able to create interest for her friends’ bands, small businesses, and local events by utilizing Facebook networking. Facebook has evolved over the years, and she too has evolved and continues to evolve her digital marketing strategies alongside it. She specializes in all social media platforms, digital marketing, branding, and customer acquisition. She has worked for marketing agencies and as a consultant over the past 10+ years for small to medium businesses, chain restaurants, healthcare professionals, lawyers, banking institutions and more. But don’t take it from us, catch her segment on the #TampaBay #MorningAir, only on That Business Show with Jamie Meloni!