Strategic Planning with Collaborative Labs – #FocusFriday on That Business Show with Jamie and Kelly – Featuring Juliann Nichols, Laure Hill, Larry Harbolt, Christopher Nowicki, Eva Kovacs, and Elia Luti

Strategic Planning with Collaborative Labs – #FocusFriday on That Business Show with Jamie and Kelly – Featuring Juliann Nichols, Laure Hill, Larry Harbolt, Christopher Nowicki, Eva Kovacs, and Elia Luti

Welcome again to another great day here in studio with Jamie Meloni and Kelly Wilson for That Business Show with Jamie and Kelly! Thank you for taking some time out of your day to learn more about the Tampa Bay Entrepreneurial Community by tuning in to the show! 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 Laurie Hill at the 7AM Hour; and Larry Harbolt, Eva Kovacs, Elia Luti, and Chirstopher Nowicki onto the 8AM Hour! 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 Laurie Hill. Laurie is the founder and CEO of the Christian Chamber of Commerce in the Tampa Bay (www.c3tb.org) area of Florida as well as the Business Development Consultant for the Collaborative Labs at St. Petersburg College – a facilitated solutions company for strategic planning. Laurie is the published author of the “I AM in Business” book available online and in bookstores. www.xulonpress.com/bookstore and www.Amazon.com. Laurie is a speaker and has been asked to speak on multiple business and faith-based topics all over the Tampa Bay area in Florida. If you’re interested in finding more, then head over to: http://www.focusonyoustrategy.com! Thank you for tuning in to #FocusFriday here on That Business Show with Jamie and Meloni.

At the 8AM Hour, Larry Harbolt, Eva Kovacs, Elia Luti, and Chirstopher Nowicki joined the #MorningDiscussion! Larry Harbolt is the nation’s leading creative Seller Financing expert as well as a popular national real estate speaker and teacher whose time-tested strategies and nuts and bolts teaching style has helped thousands aspiring real estate entrepreneurs realize their financial dreams with little or no money and without the need for credit. He is one of only two real estate teachers whose works have ever been inducted into the Library of Congress. Elia Luti and Eva Kovacs are the President and Vice President of Real Helpful Solutions. Elia and Eva have come to the U.S to chase the American dream and through various opportunities they have found a way to achieve that. With the help from Larry Harbolt, they have invested in real estate and their priority is to help others. Chris Nowicki is a Realtor and investor who began with a successful career in sales, working for a Fortune 500 company.  Using those skills, he started in real estate as an investor in single family rental homes and has leveraged his deal structuring knowledge along with his buyer and seller contacts into his business as a real estate agent with Keller Williams.  Chris lives here in Tampa with his wife and two dogs and is passionate about helping people purchase and sell their homes and investment properties by negotiating win-win deals. For more information, make sure to catch this info-packed #MorningDiscussion!

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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A Discussion on The Ever Changing Health Insurance World – #ThatBusinessShow – #TBBOTuesday Featuring Steve Cohn, Jessica Rivelli, Dave Dockery, and Jim Pello

A Discussion on The Ever Changing Health Insurance World – #ThatBusinessShow – #TBBOTuesday Featuring Steve Cohn, Jessica Rivelli, Dave Dockery, and Jim Pello

Hello there to our listeners! Happy #TBBOTuesday here on #ThatBusinessShow! Today, we are proud to sponsor the Tampa Bay Business Owners. You can check out The Tampa Bay Business Owners at: http://www.TBBO.org! We also have an upcoming Business Symposium, which is a full day of education and networking! Make sure to take advantage of our strategic alliance to meet new business professionals. Also check out our business marketplaces, ranging from our special Shark Tank Panelists to new and Local Innovative Companies. We also are featuring four breakout educational sessions, focusing on business exit strategies, podcasting, LinkedIn ads, Sales Strategies, and Growing your Business from scratch! This is an all-day event with 400 plus members and the public planned to attend. You won’t want to miss this one! The Business symposium is happening this Friday, October 28th, at 9AM to 3PM! You can learn more and get your ticket at: http://www.tbbo.org/symposium now! Please help support the show, ways to do this are memberships in Tampa Bay Business Owners – apply at http://www.tbbo.org/join-us, and you can also support the show by picking up a ticket to our Business Symposium on October 28th, tickets available at www.tbbo.org/symposium. Thank you to our dear listeners for all of your support. Today on #ThatBusinessShow, we welcomed Jessica Rivelli, Founder and CEO of The Working Women of Tampa Bay, and Steven Cohn, a Licensed Agent with US Health Advisors at the 7AM Hour. At the 8AM Hour, Jamie and Kelly invited Jim Pello, Agency Owner of Brightway Insurance, and Dave Dockery, AKA “Doc”; the President of The Tampa Bay Computer Society! If you missed the show this morning, feel free to catch up on Jamie Meloni’s YouTube Channel at: www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni! Also, you can check our show’s archive at: www.tampabayradio.com!

Our next guest on the #MorningAir was Jessica Rivelli, CEO and Founder of the Working Women of Tampa Bay! She came on to discuss the upcoming TBBO Business Symposium, as she is a promotional sponsor! To reiterate, Make sure to take advantage of our strategic alliance to meet new business professionals. Also check out our business marketplaces, ranging from our special Shark Tank Panelists to new and Local Innovative Companies. We also are featuring four breakout educational sessions, focusing on business exit strategies, podcasting, LinkedIn ads, Sales Strategies, and Growing your Business from scratch! This is an all-day event with 400 plus members and the public planned to attend. You won’t want to miss this one! The Business symposium is happening this Friday, October 28th, at 9AM to 3PM! You can learn more and get your ticket at: http://www.tbbo.org/symposium now! We thank Jessica for coming on, and you can catch her #WorkingWomen segment every Wednesday on #ThatBusinessShow!

At the 8AM segment, Jamie Meloni and Kelly Wilson welcomed Dave Dockery on the #MorningAir! Dave Dockery or Doc was in the computer industry and the cell phone industry for many years.  He has been elected president of the 600 member Tampa Bay Computer Society for 17 years.  He is now retired, and spends his time speaking about technology and the future to a variety of civic organizations.  He does a tech seminar each Monday afternoon at the Palm Harbor Library. The Tampa Bay Computer Society produces over 50 technical seminars each month for their members, and their main claim to fame is that, for a $50 yearly membership, they repair our members’ computers for free. The club holds 2 “Random Acts of Kindness Free Computer Clinics” each year. It so happens that they are holding one this coming Saturday, October 29th from 9am-2pm.  They’ll have 4 free seminars, in which they will fix some of their community’s computers, and they even provide you lunch, all for free!  Go to www.tampa-bay.org for more info.

Our last guest on the #MorningAir was Jim Pello, Agency Owner of Brightway Insurance. Jim has lifelong ties to the Tampa Bay area. He started in the insurance industry shortly after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He has extensive experience in all areas of the industry, including products, customer relations, marketing, sales and business development. In addition to owning and running an agency, Jim has been active in his community serving as a past President of his condominium association’s board of directors. As the leader of this nonprofit organization under Florida statutes, he oversaw the operations of an association with 232 unit owners and an annual budget of $1 million. The discussion with Health Insurance was quite robust and very informative. If you missed out, be sure to check it out at: www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni, and learn more about Jim at: http://www.brightwaystpete.com

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International and Cooperative Real Estate in Tampa Bay – #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Alexander Szinegh, Brian Chapman, and Maura Sweeney

International and Cooperative Real Estate in Tampa Bay – #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Alexander Szinegh, Brian Chapman, and Maura Sweeney

Good Morning! Thank you for tuning in to another great episode of That Business Show with Jamie and Kelly! This morning first thing on the show, we encouraged our #Entrepreneurial Listeners to go ahead and check out the Tampa Bay Business Owners, one of the best (if not THE) networking groups in Tampa Bay, with a focus on education and collaboration, with many events based on engaging our members to collaborate with each other and to stimulate and exchange business in-between them. You can check out The Tampa Bay Business Owners at: www.TBBO.org! We also have an upcoming Business Symposium, which is a full day of education and networking! Make sure to take advantage of our strategic alliance to meet new business professionals. Also check out our business marketplaces, ranging from our special Shark Tank Panelists to new and Local Innovative Companies. We also are featuring four breakout educational sessions, focusing on business exit strategies, podcasting, LinkedIn ads, Sales Strategies, and Growing your Business from scratch! This is an all-day event with 400 plus members and the public planned to attend. You won’t want to miss this one! The Business symposium is happening this Friday, October 28th, at 9AM to 3PM! You can learn more and get your ticket at: www.tbbo.org/symposium now! On the show at 7AM, Jamie Meloni and Kelly Wilson invited Alexander Szinegh, the Florida Regional Owner of Cooperative Real Estate – Tampa Bay! At 8AM, we invited Brian Chapman, CEO of MBI Worldwide, and Maura Sweeney, Author, Podcaster, International Speaker, Huffington Post Contributor, and the Ambassador of Happiness to the show! If you missed out on this morning’s show, take some time and get tuned in at: www.tampabayradio.com or at Jamie Meloni’s YouTube Channel at: www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni!

Our first and only guest on the 7AM Hour was Alexander Szinegh, the Florida Regional Owner of Cooperative Real Estate – Tampa Bay; and also a real rags to riches success story. With only a grade 10 education, this Hungarian immigrant has overcome a multitude of obstacles. He is now a Best Selling Author, “Speaking of Success” with Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, Stephen R Covey, “Hey…are you talkin’ to me” with Dr. Rohm, “Everything is subject to change” with Greg S. Reid. Alex is a Certified Personality Behavior Consultant. Alex is a Trainer, International Real Estate Developer, Entrepreneur and a Performance Coach. His is a story that several Business Owners in our community can understand, emigrating from a distant country to this one, overcoming any obstacles in his way; always sharpening his eye for business. You can find out more about Alexander and Cooperative Real Estate Tampa Bay at: www.findpropertiesintampa.com!

Brian D. Chapman is the CEO of MBI Worldwide, and joined the #MorningDiscussion with Jamie and Kelly at 8AM! Brian Chapman has been with MBI Worldwide since its inception in 1998 and today he serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chapman is an author, speaker and expert witness in issues pertaining to employee background screening, FCRA and compliance.  Chapman is responsible for fine-tuning MBI Worldwide into a national brand and leader in employment background screening. MBI Worldwide is an Employee Background Check Company offering compliant employment screening and safe hiring management solutions. They run pretty much every screening in the book, and we went into how what they do can affect your business; including down time, forgeries, and even crime! With this day and age, one can’t be too precautious. Learn more about Brian Chapman and MBI Worldwide at: www.mbiworldwide.com!

Our last guest on the #TampaBay #MorningAir was Maura Sweeney, Author, Podcaster, International Speaker, Huffington Post Contributor, and the Ambassador of Happiness! Maura Sweeney is the Trademarked Ambassador of Happiness transforming her “Living Happy – Inside Out” mantra into a global business. A popular media guest featured in over 150 media outlets in the U.S. and abroad, Maura is also a lecturer on Influence and Leadership. She recently released her Foundations of Happiness eCourse, an immersive, multi-media self-study for emotional intelligence. What do people really want, you may wonder? Maura went through her 5 points: 1. Healthy Relationships, 2. Peace of Mind, 3. Freedom, 4. Purpose and Fulfillment, and 5. Personal Confidence. If you’ve got these down, then you’re on the right path. Next question, why is happiness so important to business and society? For this one, you’re going to have to #TuneIN to the show! Learn more and catch the show, available at a few places included but not limited to: www.tampabayradio.com, Jamie’s YouTube Channel at: www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni, and Maura’s Website at: www.maura4u.com! #AmbassadorOfHappiness

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: www.tampabayradio.com!

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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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