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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Boutique Studio Fitness on #WorkingWomenWednesday – #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Jessica Rivelli, Debbi Stone, and Chris Field

Boutique Studio Fitness on #WorkingWomenWednesday – #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Jessica Rivelli, Debbi Stone, and Chris Field

Happy Wednesday! Good morning, and thank you for joining us for another episode of #ThatBusinessShow on #1250WHNZ at 8am! Remember, if you missed the show on the #MorningAir, then head to http://www.tampabayadio.com to catch the show on demand! Every weekday at 8am, our Host, Jamie Meloni, and the #ThatBusinessShow team work to bring people on in our community that make a difference. From Entrepreneurs, Businessmen and women, people who work for a noble cause, and all the way to people with great talent – #ThatBusinessShow is here to showcase your business and your talents to the community! And as it’s Wednesday, that means it’s #WorkingWomenWednesday here on #ThatBusinessShow! Bringing on guests from The Working Women of Tampa Bay Group, CEO and Founder Jessica Rivelli was on the #MorningAir first, calling in to give us some info about her newest upcoming events, all about which you can find out more about at http://www.workingwomenoftampabay.com/, including the Women’s Pay Equity Seminar at The Tiger Bay Club in Tampa on Friday, November 20th! Coming up from The Working Women of Tampa Bay Group first was Debbi Stone, Vice President of Education with The Florida Aquarium! Coming up on our last segment was Chris Field, Former Fox 13 Anchor and current Founder and Owner of Studio Physique – Lagree Fitness! If you missed the #MorningDiscussion, then head to http://www.tampabayradio.com, or head to Jamie’s YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni to watch the show on demand, and leave a thumbs up!

Our first guest coming on the show was Debbi Stone, Vice President of Education with The Florida Aquarium! Starting her career as a middle school educator, she transitioned to informal science education at Mystic Aquarium (CT) before relocating to Florida in 2000. At The Florida Aquarium, Debbi oversees all aspects of education including standards-based school programs, outreach, teacher workshops, community programs, on-site visitor programs, camps, and overall departmental growth at an informal science center.  She is a frequent speaker at local, state, and national conferences and is Past-President of the Florida Marine Science Educators Association. Debbi spoke to our listeners all about the programs and special activities the aquarium has to offer, including diving with sharks! Sharing with us an adorable story with school children, this was one segment of #ThatBusinessShow #WorkingWomenWednesday Edition that you don’t want to miss! So head to http://www.tampabayradio.com now to catch the show! And visit http://www.flaquarium.com for more information on your local aquarium!

On our last segment, Jamie Meloni welcomed Chris Field, Former Anchor and Sports Anchor with Fox 13, and Current Founder and Owner of Studio Physique – Lagree Fitness. Describing the fastest growing workout, sweeping the globe, the Lagree Fitness Method! “Lagree is often described as “Pilates on Steroids”, “Pilates on Crack”.  Lagree is the evolution of Pilates – more intense with more strength training and cardio.  Lagree encompasses the 5 elements of fitness: cardio, strength training, balance, flexibility & endurance. We target slow twitch muscle fibers with slow moving exercises on spring-loaded machines called Megaformers.
The workout is low impact, yet intense. Lagree is gentle on the joints, great for connective tissue, the spine and posture – ideal also for people with injuries.  People of all fitness levels can participate:  we have elite athletes working out alongside people taking their first fitness class in years.” With the benefit of the “Boutique” Fitness, once a person tries the method, they get hooked by the work out, and the community within the Studio! With more information at www.StudioPhysique.com  Under “Media”, you can find out all about the Lagree Fitness Method, and if you missed Chris live on the air, head to http://www.tampabayradio.com now!

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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Show Recap – Healthy Living and St. Pete Wine and Food Festival with Dawna Stone and Craft Brewing with Leigh Harting!

#WorkingWomenWednesdays was featured today on #ThatBusinessShow and CEO/Founder of the Working Women of Tampa Bay Networking Group, Jessica Rivelli, checked in at the top of the hour.  Jessica spoke of updates to the Working Women Conference being held September 10th and 11th at the Straz Center in Tampa and encourages all listeners to use discount code Meloni2015 for tickets to the event.  This is a great networking event and attracts many participants and learn more and pick up tickets at http://www.workingwomenconference.com and learn more about this influential and very active group at http://www.workingwomenoftampabay.com!

My 2nd guest for the show was author, speaker and health/wellness expert Dawna Stone.  Dawna opened up the discussion with a promotion for the St. Petersburg Wine and Food Festival, an inaugural festival she is promoting and being held in Downtown St. Petersburg September 24th to September 27th and will feature many great area restaurants and breweries and wine connoisseurs.  Tickets are currently on sale and there are VIP packages along with sponsorship opportunities available at http://www.stpetewineandfoodfest.com, learn more at the site!

Dawna then spoke of her recently released book, The Healthy You Diet : The 14-Day Plan for Weight Loss with 100  Delicious Recipes for Clean Eating.  Dawna has an extensive background in health and wellness including the founding of Women’s Running Magazine and the Women’s Half Marathon Series, both of which she founded and sold to the industry leader after developing the brand.  Dawna gives listeners some great health and wellness tips in this segment and we share a discussion of some of my health vices including diet soda and fast food.  Dawna has some solutions and recipes for the on-the-go business professional in her book and the book is available at Amazon.com by clicking here.  Dawna also touches briefly on her role as Martha Stewart’s apprentice, a position in which she won on the NBC show in 2005 “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” This impressive feat opened up many doors for her including a radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio that she hosted for a year on wellness.  Dawna is an excellent resource for healthy living and be sure to check out her book on Amazon and she is available for speaking engagements.  Reach out to her via email at info@healthyyouventures.com!

On the 2nd half of the show, Leigh Harting, Owner and Sales and Marketing Director of 3 Daughters Brewing, joined the show.  This locally owned craft brewery is located at 222 22nd St South in St. Petersburg and is open 7 days a week.  Featuring a tasting room and many weekly entertainment events, this brewery is both a place for friends to hang out and for family events as well.  Many events each week are focused on children and you can even take tours of the brewery and see have beers are made.  Leigh shares the story of their development in craft brewing on this segment and touches on some of their beers including the popular Beach Blonde Ale, available in many storefronts across Florida.  They also share a partnership with The University of South Florida which has a Brewing Arts program designed for people interested in breweries and they take on interns from the program throughout the year.  Learn more about this program by clicking here  Leigh also shared with us some of the plans for the company regarding expansion and their upcoming “My Hero Series” which will be launched on Veteran’s Day which will be an annual beer celebrating a “Hero” on the can.  Be sure to learn more about this great local business at http://www.3dbrewing.com and reach out to Leigh at 727-495-6002 or leigh@3dbrewing.com for more information!

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