Every Business Needs a Contract Lawyer – #FocusFriday on #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Juliann Nichols, Lisa Wilcox, Madison Miller, and Dr. Ron Eccles

Every Business Needs a Contract Lawyer – #FocusFriday on #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Juliann Nichols, Lisa Wilcox, Madison Miller, and Dr. Ron Eccles

Happy Friday and welcome to another #FocusFriday on #ThatBusinessShow where we work to help you #Focus on key areas within your business.  This week’s focus was on the importance of involving an attorney in your contracts with guest Lisa Wilcox.  She is the founder of Wilcox Law and an expert in contract law and international law too and her focus is on helping consumers for the last eight years through bad debt collections, foreclosure defense and faulty robo-dialing issues.  She also incorporates advising businesses on how to prevent them from getting into consumer debt issues.  “Every business needs a contract lawyer” states Lisa who advises that as a business you are not a consumer, you are a business and have less protection under the law.  A great tip in the #MorningDiscussion is to ensure your contracts have a provision to avoid a Telephone Consumer Protection Act Lawsuit which deals with robo-dialing issues centered on advertising or collections.  We hear about a recent lawsuit that affected Papa Johns in this area and it was the fault of their advertising agency too.  For businesses that are large, be sure you are familiar with skip tracing and are accurately dialing numbers so as to not end up on the line with a person to whom the debtors number was transferred also.  Lisa reminds us too that just because you are a new entity or a small company, that does not mean you cannot negotiate better terms in your contract and shares with us some examples of David vs Goliath in this segment.  A large portion of the discussion centered on upcoming changes to labor laws and we began with a discussion on what is a 1099 contractor’s definition and what is a w-2 employees definition.  The IRS estimates that 80% of workers classified as independent contractors are actually employees and the IRS has launched a massive new “misclassification initiative” that will target small business owners so it is imperative you have your agreements outlined in contracts and reviewed by an attorney such as Lisa to ensure compliance and avoid fines!!  As part of this crackdown, the Department of Labor has hired 100 new auditors solely to investigate misclassifications and state investigators are turning up the heat on employers too.  In closing, we touched on the question of the week which is up in the Facebook group, Focus Friday and asks – Does your business have a will?  Get involved in the discussion here https://www.facebook.com/groups/FocusFridays/ and reach out to Lisa at 888-945-2695 or online at http://www.wilcoxlawpa.com!  And a reminder Each Friday at 7am, we speak with Juliann Nichols, CEO of Focus on You Strategy and another guest about their challenges, successes and failures and how working with Juliann and utilizing her strategies helped get them over the humps in their business.  Check out www.focusonyoustrategy.com and take advantage of one of her many CEO Exchanges to get a preview of how she can help Bring Out the CEO in You!  The next CEO Exchange is being held October 4th from 11am to 1pm at the C1 Bank in Hyde Park and you can register by clicking here!

Our 8am guest was Madison Miller, Cancer survivor and Founder of Spark the Way, a 501c3 that works to bring financial resources, and support to young victims battling Cancer.  Madison was diagnosed with cancer when she was 20 years old and that same month, cancer also  took  her grandfather’s life.  Not too soon after that her Grandmother was diagnosed with Cancer and still fighting to this day. In 2013, she was questioning God as to why she was afflicted so young and found solace in the Bible and his trustworthiness and her faith gave her the powerful ability not to fear cancer. She launched Spark the Way 2015 became an official 501(c)(3)!! In time, she hopes to accomplish a legacy that is about the people who Spark the Way impacts – the first generation of light-bearing, fearless fighters. Not in shining our own light, but in reflecting God’s. John 1:1-5.  She is hosting her Ignite the Light Gala on November 5th from 6pm to 9pm to raise funds and grants and awareness for young adult cancer and you can register online at www.sparktheway.org/events Missed this inspirational story?  Find it online here and learn more about Spark the Way at www.sparktheway.org!

Our next guest was Dr. Ron Eccles, Speaker, Coach and Business Trainer.  Dr. Ron is an accomplished entrepreneur having worked in many industries including Chiropractic, Real Estate Investments and Sales and was in studio today to talk about the 3 Principles in Business.  These were noted as do not limit yourself by your own personal health – meaning the stronger your personal health, the stronger your business will.  Second was a discussion on the Law of Sowing and Reaping and lastly a discussion of Spending vs. Investing.  Check out this discussion here and take advantage of Ron’s offer for serious entrepreneurs only – a free consultation by calling him at 484-515-4040 and learn more at www.conquermyeverest.com!

Are you a business owner in the Tampa Bay area?  If you are, we invite you to apply for membership in Tampa Bay’s Premier Business Society, TBBO, the Tampa Bay Business Owners.  You can apply via this link http://www.tbbo.org/member-application and the investment is just $595 for the year or $59/monthly (one-time $250 startup fee) and includes many benefits outlined here .   Also as a promotion to prior radio show guests, if you join our business organization, you will be re-booked onto the program with the right to bring a guest of your choice to join alongside you.  This is a great perk for an existing client or you can use it to get your foot in the door with someone you are trying to establish business with by offering them something of value.  Many other benefits included on top of this so act today!!

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Tampa’s Film and Pharmaceutical Business on #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Dale Gordon and Michael LaBrecque

Welcome to the start of a brand new work week! We want to thank you for joining our Host, Jamie Meloni for #ThatBusinessShow every weekday! Start your morning right with Jamie as he brings on the people that positively impact your community on the #MorningAir! Coming on to share what they are doing for the Tampa Bay community today was Dale Gordon, Executive Director of Film Tampa Bay! We were also joined by Michael LaBrecque, Vice President of Benzer Pharmacy! Discussing the ins-and-outs of what they do, you don’t want to miss them on the #MorningAir, so head to http://www.tampabayradio.com for the #MorningDiscussion, and to listen to any show on demand! Also, check out Jamie’s YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni to watch any of our livestream video!

First on #ThatBusinessShow with Jamie Meloni was Dale Gordon, Executive Director of Film Tampa Bay. Executive Director of the Tampa Hillsborough Film and Digital Media Commission, Dale Gordon is responsible for raising awareness of the area as a great destination for film and digital media production. In order to attract companies to use Tampa and Hillsborough locations in movies, advertisements, music videos, video games and other digital media and production opportunities, Gordon works with government entities to rebuild film and production resources. #HelpingOurCity, Dale really makes a positive impact on our creative community, and fosters economic growth through film, commercials, and education! If you missed Dale Gordon on the #MorningAir, then head to http://www.tampabayradio.com now to listen to her on #ThatBusinessShow! If you want to find out more about Film Tampa Bay, head to www.filmtampabay.com!

Mike LaBrecque joined Benzer’s leadership team in 2015 as Vice President of Specialty Pharmacy. Throughout his career, Mike has been respected for his extensive knowledge and expertise in many segments of the pharmaceutical industry including specialty pharmacy, mail service pharmacy, retail pharmacy, PBM, and health plan management. Coming on the #MorningAir to discuss Benzer Pharmacy, Mike told our listeners about how Benzer Pharmacy is different, providing more personalized service, with a focus on the customer rather than profit. Different than your run off the mill – large corporation pharmacy, consider Bender Pharmacy for your pharmaceutical needs! As a seasoned professional with more than fifteen years of specialty pharmaceutical knowledge, Mike has experience in providing valuable insight about business development, operations, payer contracting, supply chain management, benefits management, strategy development, and countless more. Find out more about Mike LaBrecque and Benzer Pharmacy at http://www.benzerpharmacy.com!

As always, thank you for tuning into #ThatBusinessShow with Jamie Meloni on #1250whnz, weekdays at 8am. If you missed today’s show, you can always visit my website and see all of our shows on demand athttp://www.tampabayradio.com or visit my YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni.

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