How Local Market Knowledge Can Help Your Business – #FocusFriday on That Business Show – Featuring Juliann Nichols, Tracee Brock, Jason Ashton, and Tara Matheny

How Local Market Knowledge Can Help Your Business – #FocusFriday on That Business Show – Featuring Juliann Nichols, Tracee Brock, Jason Ashton, and Tara Matheny

Hello and Good Morning to all of our listeners and readers! Thank you for taking some time out of your day to learn more about the Tampa Bay Entrepreneurial Community by tuning in to That Business Show with Jamie and Kelly! On #ThatBusinessShow, we are proud to showcase our entrepreneurial community because we believe that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Tampa Bay. We love to bring on passionate business leaders or anyone with a vision to the show! If you are interested in a live interview on 1250WHNZ and streamed on the web at: www.tampabayradio.com – then please take a moment to check out: www.tbsinterview.com! On today’s show, Jamie Meloni and Kelly Wilson welcomed Juliann Nichols over for #FocusFriday! We also brought on Tracee Brock, Jason Ashton, and Tara Matheny to the discussion! If you missed out, don’t worry, you can head over to: www.tampabayradio.com now to listen to the show’s archive! Alternatively, you can head over to Jamie Meloni’s YouTube at: www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni to tune in!

Coming first on the show today was Juliann Nichols, CEO of Focus On You Strategy to Co Host #FocusFriday here on That Business Show with Jamie and Kelly! At Focus On You Strategy, they provide 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. Located in Tampa, Florida, 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. They don’t follow a one-size-fits-all program – they start where you are and are a committed partner on your individual path to success. Juliann Nichols combines an open and welcoming personality, contagious sense of humor and astute head for business that has propelled her to be consistently approached as an expert in personal and business branding and being the CEO of you. Despite the title or job description, Juliann Nichols walks her talk by cultivating a personal brand that demonstrates who she is, no matter what she’s doing. Her guest on this #FocusFriday was Tracee Brock, Vice President of Commercial Lending at Sunshine Bank! With over 24 years’ experience in the banking industry, Tracee has held a variety of positions ranging from branch manager of consumer banking, business relationship manager, as well as cash management consultant working with not-for-profit organizations and local municipalities. She was recently appointed as Vice-President/Commercial Lending with Sunshine Bank. Prior to joining Sunshine Bank, Tracee served as vice president, relationship manager at Chase Bank, where she managed a large portfolio of business clients. Tracee has strong local market knowledge and her commitment to building long-term, successful relationships with her clients is unparalleled. If you’re interested in learning more, head over to: www.sunshinebankfederal.com!

On the 8AM hour after #FocusFriday – Jamie and Kelly invited Tara Matheny and Jason Ashton! Tara Matheny is the Director of Business Development for 23 Restaurant Services, including Ford’s Garage! Founded in 2012, Ford’s Garage is operated and managed by 23 Restaurant Services with locations already in Ft. Myers, Estero, Brandon and Cape Coral. The Ford’s Garage brand is officially licensed by the Ford Motor Company and will also be opening a location in Dearborn, MI, the home of Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Company has over 400 licensees, but Ford’s Garage is the only restaurant. If you wanted to learn more, head over to: www.fordsgarageusa.com!

Our last guest on #ThatBusinessShow was Jason Ashton, President of CallPass M2M Solutions. CallPass M2M Solutions is an Asset Tracking company specializing in tracking Non Powered and Intermittently Powered Assets ranging from Trailers, Containers, Heavy Machinery, Rental Equipment and more. CallPass Tech LLC is an industry leader and provider of GPS Tracking Devices providing LBS services to a variety of industries including Sub-Prime Auto Finance, Franchise Car Dealerships and International Distribution Channels. CallPass Tech has developed and successfully branded iGotcha GPS providing superior devices, applications and services for the marketplace. For more information, head over to: www.cpm2m.com!

Thank you for tuning in to the show, every weekday at 7AM to 9AM on the #Entrepreneur’s Channel: 1250WHNZ AM! Remember that we also have our weekly specials available for you to check out to highlight different business communities here in the bay area, including #WorkingWomenWednesday, #TBBOTuesday, #AmbassadorMonday, #TechThursday, and #FocusFriday! And no worries if you don’t have a working radio, you can always catch the live streams of the show at: http://www.tampabayradio.com!

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The Discussion with In The Zone TV! – #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring H John Mejia, Scott Pendleton, Nicholas Paras, and Benjamin Brown

The Discussion with In The Zone TV! – #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring H John Mejia, Scott Pendleton, Nicholas Paras, and Benjamin Brown

Remember that you catch That Business Show daily on #1250WHNZ and http://www.tampabayradio.com from 7AM to 9AM! And you can catch all of our show recaps on the blog! Did we mention that it’s also #TechThursday here on #ThatBusinessShow? It’s our bi-weekly segment, brought to you by Nicholas Paras, CEO of Alpha Computing Solutions! Alpha Computing Solutions specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in Tampa. They are committed to providing each and every one of our clients with high quality service and support. Their unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business. Alpha Computing Solutions’ clients benefit greatly when they choose to partner with them. Not only will you have more energy and time to focus on your business while they handle your IT needs, but you’ll experience happier and more productive employees, too. Let them help you open the doors to more technology so you can rest easy that your network will always perform to your standards and that your company will be able to outperform its competitors with ease. Today on the show, Kelly and Jamie welcomed H John Mejia, Scott Pendleton, Benjamin Brown, and Nicholas Paras!

H’ John Mejia, is an award winning Producer, TV-host and local entrepreneur. He has produced and appeared on programs that have aired on Fox Sports, ABC, ION, Comcast, SNY and MOR-TV. His TV career started as an on-air sports reporter for a local TV show in Ohio called “Cincinnati on The Go”. That experience opened the door to a TV/ Video production career that eventually led to the creation of the ‘In the Zone TV’ production company located in downtown St Petersburg, FL and started  in 2002. “H” and his team specialize in working with all types of businesses to help them get the marketing exposure they need to stand out in the marketplace through the power of using videos in todays digital world. If you missed out, head over to: www.inthezonetv.com!

Scott Pendleton is a highly respected executive within the mortgage banking community who is committed to delivering the best customer service possible.  Specializing in FHA, VA, USDA, conventional, jumbo, Construction and Rehab loan products, you can be assured that your borrowing experience with Scott will be pleasant and worry free. Licensed in Florida for over 16 years Scott has originated over one hundred million in residential mortgage loans during his career. As a former member of the United States Coast Guard Scott understands the intricacies of our military members’ lives and income structure and welcomes the opportunity to serve our military. To find out more about him and E Mortgage Management at: http://www.scottpendleton.emmloans.com!

At 8AM, we began #TechThursday with Nicholas Paras, CEO of Alpha Computing Solutions! Sleep soundly tonight knowing that your electronic assets are optimized, maintained,  and protected – because ensuring your business’ technology runs smoothly is Nick’s top priority. When you need help with organizing your business and want to protect your computers from outside threats but you’re on a strict budget, Alpha Computing Solutions’ cloud computing solutions in Tampa can help. Because Alpha Computing’s services are fully scalable and available for a flat-rate fee, you’ll never have to worry about an IT cost you can’t cover. With no additional IT staff needed and no initial capital investment required, you can now direct your cash to more important, business growing prospects, and leave the little things to them. If you would like to find out more about how you can optimize your business’ tech, head over to: http://www.alphacomputing.com/about/ now!

Benjamin Brown is CEO of 360 Sales Consulting. A sales consulting firm that helps analyze businesses and entrepreneurs so they can become more effective at Sales. Ben is a former United States Marine with six years of service and a veteran of the Gulf War. After leaving the Marines, he started his career of more than twenty years in sales beginning in the market of gym sales. Working up to Sales Manager in just a few years before progressing to software sales with other types of inside and outside sales positions over the years. Learning from the vast experience and years in different positions, he started to consult for smaller firm to help their sales departments. With his vast experience in all different types of sales allowed him to put together a sales formula that not only educates and works but also can be taught to any one whether just starting or experience sale reps. With his compassion of teaching in his blood, he loves the look on face of students who show progress to understanding sales.

Thank you for tuning in to the show, every weekday at 7AM to 9AM on the #Entrepreneur’s Channel: 1250WHNZ AM! Remember that we also have our weekly specials available for you to check out to highlight different business communities here in the bay area, including #WorkingWomenWednesday, #TBBOTuesday, #AmbassadorMonday, #TechThursday, and #FocusFriday! And no worries if you don’t have a working radio, you can always catch the live streams of the show at: http://www.tampabayradio.com!

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Marketing Matters on #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Kristi Campbell and Coleen Leith

Marketing Matters on #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Kristi Campbell and Coleen Leith

Good morning and welcome to another episode of #ThatBusinessShow! It was a great morning here on the show, as we had some entrepreneurs on the show! That’s what the show is all about, bringing different business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals together to spread their message on the #MorningAir! Live in studio every weekday at 7-9AM on #1250WHNZ, our Host, Jamie Meloni, invites you to share your business with the Tampa Bay community! So head over to http://www.tampabayradio.comto listen to the show, and then fill out a contact form to let our producers know what it is you do! Feel free to email christian@tampabayradio.com for bookings as well.  The Working Women of Tampa Bay Group is a fantastic networking group made of female talent, all about the business owners in this community! Not just sharing business, but sharing talent, ideas, and success – The Working Women of Tampa Bay Networking Group is certainly one of the Bay’s best groups to be a part of! Make sure to get more information on that at http://www.workingwomenoftampabay.com.

My first guest on the program was our newest Expert Contributor, Kristi Campbell, Owner of Home Instead Senior Care. Kristi has over 13 years of experience in all phases of Senior Care and her services range from in home care and independent living facilities to assisted living facilities and nursing living facilities. She has built an incredible brand and reputation and has a staff of over 100 working under her guidance. She and Home Instead Senior Care pride themselves on creating above board industry standards inside an industry plagued by sub-par and sometimes dangerous care by service providers. She spoke of some of the signs to watch for as an adult child on behalf of their loved ones to know when to consider Senior Care options and also noted she is often found counseling adult children on the options available to them for their loved ones. She touches on the warning signs of sub-par facilities for people who have loved ones in existing facilities and notes that many people and seniors do not know they have many options available to them for Senior Care. If you are in need of guidance for a loved one, contact Kristi today at 813-684-1972 or visit them online at www.homeinstead.com/482

The Working Women of Tampa Bay Group has a mission, a mission to Motivate, Educate, and Inspire Women Entrepreneurs to become better business leaders, and to facilitate growth in our community! ” We are a savvy and supportive community of entrepreneurial women. Together we create the synergy that enables each of us to achieve more than we ever could alone. With stunning energy and focus, our goal is to help educate, motivate and inspire female professionals and women business owners.” –Jessica Rivelli, Founder and CEO

Our last guest on today’s show and the only guest this #WorkingWomenWednesday was Coleen Leith. Coleen Leith is president and founder of Marketing Matters, an agency working exclusively with small and medium-sized consumer electronics firms. For the past 20 years, Marketing Matters has been the choice for companies like Bose and Sharp to launch new technology.  Her team has helped take a startup company to $500 million in sales in seven years and has won 61 design and publishing awards for the work they’ve done. Partnering with technology clients, Coleen and her team has created over 200 successful product launches and public relations strategies garnering national and international exposure and a dynamic market presence for each of her clients. Coleen serves on the Consumer Technology Association’s Audio Division board and participates in the TechHome board activities. She’s the past board president for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County, works with Big Brothers Big Sisters’ national marketing committee and has been a Big Sister for over three years. Learn more at: www.marketingmatters.net!

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Being in the Rhi-Know – #ThatBusinessShow with PopKorn Apps – Featuring Brian Kornfeld, Carole Sanek, Shaun Ajani, and Eli Gonzalez

Being in the Rhi-Know – #ThatBusinessShow with PopKorn Apps – Featuring Brian Kornfeld, Carole Sanek, Shaun Ajani, and Eli Gonzalez

Good morning and thank you for catching this morning’s show! Welcome back to another great morning discussion with Jamie Meloni of #ThatBusinessShow! Remember, the show airs at 7AM to 9AM on #1250WHNZ and http://www.tampabayradio.com, every weekday! At the show, we are proud to support the Tampa Bay Community. We are proud to invite every business owner to check out the Tampa Bay Business Owners, partners in hand of #ThatBusinessShow. Together, the show and the community provides exposure, education, and a sense of belonging that’s unmatched here in the bay area. If you’re wondering how you can be a part of this, head over to http://www.tbbo.org to find out more about the community. Join us for the 2nd Annual That Business Show Awards Dinner, where we will highlight many different business owners that appeared on the show throughout 2016 and hand out awards. Nominees will be announced on Friday January 6th.  Be sure to save the date!  This event sold out in 3 days last year.  This year will be at least twice as large as last year and will be held at the Brand New Bryan Glazer Family JCC! Find out more at: https://goo.gl/kQN7qj! On the #MorningAir today, Jamie and Kelly welcomed Brian Kornfeld of PopKorn Apps, Carole Sanek, Shaun Ajani, and Eli Gonzalez to the show!

In the 7am hour today, we welcomed Regular Contributor Brian Kornfeld to the program.  Brian is the Founder of PopKorn Apps where he works to design apps at a fraction of the cost of the typical app designer.  Brian has a background in aerospace engineering and utilizes his extensive knowledge of systems and processes to design apps efficiently, thus reducing the time and cost to market versus his competitors.  We touched on the RhiKnow App he developed last year that works as a social network to get recommendations from just your friend/peer network on places to eat, travel and more; think of it as Yelp with just recommendations from people you know and trust.  This app can be found on iOS and Android operating systems free of charge too.  Brian also elaborates on some of his other creations including Cheap Buzz which is a great way for college students to hear about deals at local bars.  CheepBuzz allows for bars to post any special and have the users sort through and see what they might like.  Users can even get better specials by using the “Chick-In” function, which will only work while they are at a given bar during the time of the deal.   We also heard about Eazy Menu which is a new and innovative way to help you pick your best option to eat at a large number of restaurants.  EazyMenu takes your dietary preferences and restrictions to help comb through large menus while helping you easily read in a dark restaurant, saving you time and stress.  There have been many app success stories in the news lately including PikMyKid which we highlighted last year just after launch and today is in discussion with Microsoft on a deal.  With the move from desktop to mobile, apps are in high demand, you just need an idea to get started.  Brian invites you out for a discussion free of charge – give him a call at 727-415-6705 and visit him online at www.popkornapps.com!

We also welcomed Carole Sanek at 7AM! Carole Sanek is the CEO of Butterfly Boom Productions and the creator of two podcast shows; The Crazy Marketing Ladies Show and The Nearness of You, a history show based on her father’s love letters home from WWII.  She has worn many hats in her career choices over the years and moved here with the intent to work in real estate but that quickly changed when she learned to blog.  From there just kept learning as much as she could about social media.  One day a friend told her she should open a business and it has been non-stop ever since.  Carole is a freelance writer, content creator and has written three award winning blogs. Her successful venture into podcasting has brought her many public speaking engagements about creating successful branding and getting eyeballs on whom you are and of course podcasting. What’s next? Find out on this morning’s discussion!

Eli Gonzalez is a Best-Selling Ghostwriter and the President of The Ghost Publishing. Before starting his own company, Eli was the Senior Ghostwriter for Xulon Press, the largest Christian publishing company in the country. There, he wrote for nationally recognized ministry leaders and on widely successful book projects. He also taught newly hired writers the nuances of ghostwriting. To date, he has worked on over 70 books! The Ghost Publishing writes books in just about every genre but they specialize in building credibility for business owners who want to become business leaders by writing intelligent, effective, and engaging books for them.

The Aga Khan Foundation Walk is an event that is held every year in Florida, and most major cities around the country to highlight the works of the Aga Khan Foundation. This year, it is on Sunday, November 20th, around 10am, at the beautiful Water Works Park in downtown Tampa. For about 50 years, the Aga Khan Foundation has been partnering with communities, governments, business and local organizations to build better futures together. Shaun Ajani has over a decade of consulting experience for fortune fifty companies, such as Motorola, Washington Mutual, and ABN AMRO. He has written many books and articles on business theories & global change, and has appeared in all the major television networks to discuss his business theories and the Aga Khan Foundation. Shaun is certified in Contract Law from Harvard University, and holds a business degree from University of Houston. Shaun is the Regional Communications & Media volunteer for the Aga Khan Foundation from Miami.

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Going Beyond Your Entrepreneurial Dreams – #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Jamie Harden, Barbara Brekke, April Saland, and Roger Salam

Going Beyond Your Entrepreneurial Dreams – #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Jamie Harden, Barbara Brekke, April Saland, and Roger Salam

Welcome to the #MorningDiscussion with your hosts, Jamie Meloni and Kelly Wilson! We are very happy to bring our listeners news and happenings from where it matters, our community. Remember that you can join the discussion every weekday morning at 7AM to 9AM on #1250WHNZ and on the web via our live audio and video streams at: http://www.tampabayradio.com! Tired of politics, weather, and sports? Just want to know what’s going on in your community? We’d agree with you. That’s why That Business Show with Jamie Meloni is on the air in the first place, because we feel that this community needs more exposure and support from those within the community. Tampa Bay has great entrepreneurial promise, and we see that through groups like the Tampa Bay Business Owners – which is why we believe the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. If you wanted to join the discussion and showcase your business and how it affects the Tampa Bay community, head over to: http://www.tbsinterview.com! Today on the #MorningAir, Jamie Meloni and Kelly Wilson invited Jamie Harden, Barbara Brekke, April Saland, and Roger Salam onto the show! If you missed out, you can head to: http://www.tampabayradio.com now to get filled in! And also, remember to check out Jamie’s YouTube Page for all the episodes of #ThatBusinessShow at http://www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni!

Jamie Harden is President and CEO of Creative Sign Designs.  Creative employs more than 120 people throughout the state of Florida with the majority based at its Tampa headquarters.  Creative Sign Designs is one of the fastest growing architectural sign companies in the United States.  Creative provides consultation, design, project management, fabrication, and installation services for a full range of interior, exterior and digital signage products.  You can learn more about him and Creative Sign Designs at: http://www.creativesigndesign.com!

At 7:30, we welcomed Barbara Brekke to the program. Barbara is also a member of Tampa Bay Business Owners (TBBO) and recently ventured into entrepreneurism leaving the corporate world of insurance. Barbara is the Founder and President of Go Beyond Your Dreams where she works with others on how to clarify their dreams and make them happen. She focuses on personal goals rather than business goals with her clients and with just over a year in business, she has already been through Toast Masters to improve her speaking, written a book, and is about to launch a podcast. All of these are differentiators in business and she got off on the right step in year one knocking these out. Her book entitled “Dream Weaver Goal Achieve” is available on her website at http://www.gobeyondyourdreams.com and also on Amazon and is a step by step process to discover what you really want in life and how to achieve it. She shares with us her personal story of coming from domestic violence and the importance of planning that she learned to develop as a result of this situation and today works with others to achieve their goals through proper planning. Barbara and Jamie share a great discussion on a snippet of the book which focuses on identifying the areas in your plan that you may not be thinking about and all of this again is available in her book. Find it online today at www.gobeyondyourdreams.com!

Our next guest was April Saland, Owner of A.L. Saland Insurance Solutions.  April and her husband Les have worked in insurance for 13 years and offer all things insurance.  From car and home to health and disability, Les and April know the marketplace.  Coming from a strong background in health insurance sales, their model changed over the past year to include sales in all areas of insurance, adding the concept of a one-stop shop for their clients with regard to insurance.  While insurance is not an exciting topic ever, April and Les bring levity to the topic through their witty and engaging personalities that are inviting to people of all personality types.  We hear from them on how, as a married couple, they are able to separate work from business and Les touches on his involvement in baseball as an umpire, an area that Jamie himself has experience in as a volunteer umpire while in High School.  We touch on open enrollment which begins on November 1st and Les fills us in on the current state of the health insurance marketplace as we close out.  Consider them a resource for anything insurance – find them online at http://www.alsalandinsurance.com or give them a call at 813-995-0292 today!

Our last guest on the Tampa Bay #MorningAir was Roger Salam, Founder and Chairman of The Winner’s Circle. Roger is an award winning inspirational speaker, Real Estate Mentor, and best-selling author of several books & courses on Personal Development, Sales & Marketing and Real Estate Investing. He’s former #1 speaker & trainer with Anthony Robbins organization.  Roger has been listed in America’s Premiere Experts and the recipient of “Thought Leader of The Year” award by the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors. Roger is the chairman and founder of The Winner’s Circle, an invitation-only Mastermind Forum for top level business leaders, authors, speakers and thought-leaders. You can learn more about this at: http://www.bestrealestateseminar.com/Tampa!

Thank you for tuning in to the show, every weekday at 7AM to 9AM on the #Entrepreneur’s Channel: 1250WHNZ AM! Remember that we also have our weekly specials available for you to check out to highlight different business communities here in the bay area, including #WorkingWomenWednesday, #TBBOTuesday, #AmbassadorMonday, #TechThursday, and #FocusFriday! And no worries if you don’t have a working radio, you can always catch the live streams of the show at: http://www.tampabayradio.com!

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