The Discussion With The Florida Bankers Association on #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Jodi Sherman, Rachel Revill, Alex Sanchez, and Rita Lowman

The Discussion With The Florida Bankers Association on #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Jodi Sherman, Rachel Revill, Alex Sanchez, and Rita Lowman

Happy Monday! Welcome back to another great morning discussion with Jamie Meloni of #ThatBusinessShow! Remember, the show airs at 7AM to 9AM on #1250WHNZ and 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 www.tbbo.org to find out more about the community and their latest upcoming events, like the Main Event and the Business Symposium. This year, The Tampa Bay Business Owners will be featuring a Shark Tank panel of experts. Hear from actual people that went in front of the Sharks and how they fared, and all they learned. This day will be jam packed with educational opportunities and will feature 4 breakout sessions. For this unbeatable experience, head over to https://goo.gl/Uy0Ijc to find out more! And if you have seen #ThatBusinessShow and want to be a part of it and get yourself in front of 5,000 listeners every day, then head over to: https://goo.gl/HdDRzt now!

This morning, the discussion opened up with Jodi Sherman. Well known and highly experienced in the Tampa Real Estate market, Jodi Sherman of The Griffin Group will ensure that you get the highest and best value for your home. Jodi was originally from New York when she purchased her first vacation home in Tampa Bay 14 years ago. Shortly after became a Tampa resident and has been specializing in Residential Real Estate since. As an investor she has gained an in-depth knowledge of the surrounding communities and the market. She can easily assist her clients, whether they are selling, buying, relocating or seeking an investment property. You can find out more about her and her experience in the #TampaBay Housing Market on today’s 7AM segment at: https://youtu.be/bqkNNmjNZ34!

Rachel Revill also joined the discussion at 7AM! Rachel Revill is the CSO, or the “Chief Solutions Officer” and Owner of PerfecTiming Concierge. Since 2004, she has been freeing up time, providing peace of mind, bringing calm order to chaos, increasing productivity… and essentially enhancing her client’s lives. Rachel and her team of personal concierges meet the needs of their busy and demanding lifestyles of their clients. Rachel comments, “Every day is an adventure, I have the best job ever.” In her line of work, Rachel has seen many (many) things. If you’re curious, then you can tune in at: https://youtu.be/bqkNNmjNZ34 on the #ThatBusinessShow YouTube!

At 8AM, we were joined by Alex Sanchez and Rita Lowman! Alex Sanchez is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Bankers Association. Rita Lowman is the Chief Operating Officer of Pilot Bank. This morning, Alex shared with the listeners the mission of the Florida Bankers Association. They spoke about Dodd Frank, and how in their opinions is damaging the banking industry here in Tampa Bay. Alex’s responsibilities include representing and advocating for Florida’s banking industry before all legislative and regulatory bodies in Tallahassee and in Washington, as the Florida Bankers Association is “the leading voice for Florida’s banking industry”. He was nominated by President George Bush and then President Barack Obama to continue his work for the Great State of Florida! Rita Lowman is the Chief Operating Officer for Pilot Bank.  Rita began leaving her footprint in the Banking Industry in the mid 70’s. Working tirelessly to champion her colleagues in the banking industry, she is proud that many are now leaders in several banks throughout Florida. With a philosophy to treat associates fairly, give them tools to succeed, and be a positive mentor, she empowers her team to function seamlessly and offer a superior client experience. As an effective teacher, she shares her knowledge, while encouraging input and listening to new ideas. Managing teams of 30 – 1,000 associates, she believes the success of the bank lies within the team. The secret to any good business is the collaboration of its internal teams. And that’s a great piece of #BusinessWisdom! If you wanted to tune in to the show, then head over to: https://goo.gl/0S1dfc now to get involved in the discussion! We had very great guests today, and a lot of fun. Be sure to check us out on the web, and you can find #ThatBusinessShow on Facebook at: https://goo.gl/6LKm8p! Also, if you liked today’s show, why not be part of tomorrows! Head over to: https://goo.gl/HdDRzt to learn how you can get involved!

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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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Must Have Financial Tips With Kai Yaniz On #ThatBusinessShow With Jamie Meloni

Today on #ThatBusinessShow with Jamie Meloni, on #1250whnz every weekday at 8am, we had Kai Yaniz, Managing Member & Financial Coach on as a guest from Vault Key Financial Coaching and Education. Regrettably, we missed our favorite #AmericanPlumber due to some flooding difficulties in rainy South Tampa. So in his stead, my producer Josh stepped up! Josh and I brushed on the latest shooting tragedy. It was truly a sad event, and Josh and I were discussing a few of our personal thoughts and opinions on the matter. Josh has experience as a cameraman ranging from covering news stories to concerts, so he was personally touched by the tragedy.

Moving on to a more light topic on the second segment, we had Kai Yaniz from Vault Key Financial Coaching and Education. Kai is a Financial Coach with many years of experience in coaching people to get out of debt and develop a better relationship with their money. She discussed with us the intricacies of credit and of saving money, which can actually be fun! Together we discussed some of the few reasons why Americans get in debt so often! She gave us a few inside tips on how to avoid debt so make sure you go to http://www.tampabayradio.com to get that information! We brushed on how debt tends to effect all aspects of a person’s life, regarding personal habits with spending leading to unhappiness and more debt,and how the stress of poor financial management can harm relationships. We even brushed a little bit on the investment world, which of course she is familiar with! Kai shared with us her favorite money management app, Acorn, available on the iTunes and android app stores. We all know that finances can be a little scary sometimes, but a guiding hand like Kai can go a long way! If you want to find out more about Kai Yaniz and her expertise with Vault Key Financial Coaching and Education, you can visit their site at http://www.thevaultkey.com; or contact kai at 813-217-1072 or email her at kai@thevaultkey.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 at http://www.tampabayradio.com or visit my YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni.

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