From Health to Business, #ThatBusinessShow Featuring Anthony Diaz, Jeff Chernoff, and James Chittenden

Thank you again for tuning into another great episode of #ThatBusinessShow with me, your host – Jamie Meloni. #ThatBusinessShow is on 1250whnz every weekday at 8am, or is available on demand at http://www.tampabayradio.com or at my YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni! Today we had quite the lineup, with Anthony Diaz coming on the first segment to talk to us about Health Hero, a company that offers wellness programs for employees of businesses in order to save on healthcare costs. We also had Jeff Chernoff, Vice president of Insurance And Trust. Our last guest was James Chittenden, CEO and President of Triumph Business Services, and he gave us a lot of great advice for starting entrepreneurs out there! Catch all of the wonderful guests at http://www.tampabayradio.com, where you can also view all of our many past guests.

First up on the show was Anthony Diaz, Executive Vice President of Health Hero. Health Hero is a wellness program that makes healthier and happier employees of their clients. Their goal is to eventually have less insurance costs for a company due to having their employees make better health decisions, and even having them do exercises through their app, available at www.gohealthhero.com/. Anthony spoke to us on how Health Hero prides themselves on making a better work environment through happier employees. He told us simply, that if employees are taking care of themselves, they will need less medical attention in the first place, which is why preventative medicine is the way to go. Therefore, saving the company healthcare costs in the future! You can find out more about Health Hero at www.gohealthhero.com/, or you can contact Anthony Diaz at 813-220-0084 or at anthony@gohealthhero.com.

Our second guest was Jeff Chernoff, Vice president of Insurance And Trust, a 3rd generation company focused on providing package policies for individuals and families, life insurance, disability income and long term care. He gave our listeners the inside scoop on why “15 minutes can save you 15%” is actually a terrible idea, discussing with us that cutting those corners leaves you unprotected in some pretty dangerous areas. As an insurance expert, he told us that insurance is very complex, and that to get the best deal possible for the least amount of money, an umbrella policy is, in his opinion – the wisest choice. He also elaborated on life insurance, and how there is no better time than the present to set it up. Jeff says that the difference between Insurance And Trust and the other guys is that he is able to personally go and listen to the needs of his customer and give them the help that they need as opposed to the big automated companies. You can find out more about Jeff Chernoff and Insurance And Trust at http://www.iat.bz/ or contact him with any questions at 813-933-7333 or at jmc@iat.bz.

Our last guest was James Chittenden, CEO and President of Triumph Business Services. James Chittenden, a former Marine Corps Officer, founded Triumph Business Services to fill a variety of business needs. Primarily, Triumph Business Services helps entrepreneurs through a critical and challenging time; the actual start of the business. James is an experienced business banker and financial adviser. He has helped businesses and tradespeople of all kinds, and in every stage of their businesses to obtain financing regardless of economic conditions. He gave us some great advice, including how small business owners can get consulting for free at the Small Business Development Center. He says that the trend over the years of his experiences are that small businesses need to better connect with their resources in order to succeed. You can contact him with any questions at 813-244-5150, or visit his site at http://www.utriumph.com.

As always, thank you for tuning into another great episode of #ThatBusinessShow with Jamie Meloni, every weekday at 8am on 1250whnz, or available anytime at http://www.tampabayradio.com or on my YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni.

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Show Recap – Get Your Girl Back and Life Insurance – Invest Early and Save Later

Today we featured #WorkingWomenWednesdays on #ThatBusinessShow airing weekday mornings at 8 a.m. on 1250 WHNZ.  Be sure to visit http://www.workingwomenconference.com and get your tickets for the upcoming Working Women Conference being held September 10th and 11th at the Straz Center and use promo code Meloni2015 for a ten percent discount off those tickets.

My first guest today was Traci Bild, lifelong entrepreneur,  speaker and author of her recently released book, Get Your Girl Back.  This book and movement as she calls it, was inspired a few years ago when she found love letters in her closet to her husband that at first she thought were written by a mistress, but she came to realize that it was she that had written the letters and she had forgotten how loving and passionate she was at the beginning of their relationship.  Her focus on her career had shifted their relationship and had removed the love and passion and inspired Get Your Girl Back.

In this book Traci speaks of how women can build a stronger work-life balance by coming to the realization that they cannot have it all and that they must make decisions to choose between what is priority and what is not to balance their work and life.  This book also appeals to the millennial generation and she speaks of how social media has left many feeling trapped and unfulfilled in their relationships.

This is a great segment for women who feel their relationship is struggling with the demands of their professional career and this book is an excellent resource for ways to separate the two. Traci is also the keynote speaker at the upcoming Working Women Conference, so be sure to get your tickets at http://www.workingwomenconference.com and hear her speak more on this topic.  Check out http://www.gygb.com for more about Traci and her book and this inspirational movement.

My second guest on the program was Terry Schuster Vice President and Chief Agency Officer with Sagicor Life Agency.  Terry and Sagicor Life specialize solely in the sale of life insurance policies and she gives some great information on the segment on the value of these policies.

We open the segment with a brief discussion of who life insurance policies are for and when they should be purchased.  She points out that life insurance is a necessity in life and also that September is life insurance Awareness Month.  She speaks in great detail that life insurance is not just about death but that they can also be utilized as a savings plan and also as a tax savings tool.  By purchasing life insurance policies at a young age a person can build up a policy with substantial value and thus save many dollars versus purchasing a life insurance policy when they get older with increased premiums.  We talked about term policies as well as permanent policies and also she elaborates on the fact that the two can be purchased together.  In the closing segment Terry reminds us of the importance of having knowledge of where the policies asset map is, in the unfortunate event that a claim is needed and to make the claims process go smoothly.

Terry is also a speaker with the Working Women of Tampa Bay Networking group and she will be speaking on September 30th, part of their Driven To Succeed series, learn more at http://www.WorkingwomenofTampabay.com. Reach out to Terry at 813-951-0726 or email Terry_Schuster@sagicor.com for more information and visit http://www.sagicorlifeusa.com for more information.
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