Ryan O’Leary joins me in studio on the first half of the show today to discuss financial planning for business owners. Ryan is a certified financial planner with Sequioa Financial Group and has been in the financial services industry since 2001. Business owners that venture down the entrepreneurial path oftentimes neglect the importance of retirement planning and many overlook it altogether only to suffer later in life with a lack of savings. Ryan and I discuss this and touch on the different retirement options available for business owners and their employees from 401k plans to Roth IRAs and the differences within them. With many options out there for investment, the importance of choosing a plan that is both effective and not cost intensive is key to a successful businessman’s retirement and Ryan coaches business owners on the advantages and disadvantages of the different options each and every day. Ryan offers a free consultation to anyone needing assistance in the financial services space and can be reached via phone at 813-289-0551 or email at email@example.com and be sure to visit them online at http://www.sequioa-financial.com!
Thursdays at 8:30 is the Remodeler’s Corner feature brought to us by Yeager and Company. Yeager and Company is a 3rd generation flooring and remodeling company based in Odessa, FL and checks in with me each and every week to offer some construction tips or at times, give us some color commentary with Charlie the Plumber. After some technical difficulties up front, we got down to business on this feature discussing kitchen cabinetry installation and their preferred product line, Wellborn Cabinetry. Wellborn Cabinets is also a family owned business based in Alabama and founded in 1961 and offers consumers an American made product that focuses on quality. Wellborn Cabinets features include 17% more face frame than typical competitors, quality solid wood doors, a unique 24 step finishing process that enables the cabinets to stand up to a range of temperatures and contaminants and a hanging rail system and quality drawers that increase the life of the cabinets and adds to their strength and stability. You can learn more about this product line and the company history at http://www.wellborn.com and be sure to contact Jim Yeager of Yeager and Company today for all your building needs from flooring to remodeling. Visit http://www.yeagerflooring.com for more information or call them today at 727-375-7813 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Today was Working Women Wednesdays on That Business Show, a weekly feature sponsored by Jessica Rivelli’s influential networking group, Working Women of Tampa Bay. Learn more about them and how to get involved at http://www.workingwomenoftampabay.com!
Jessica opened the show with a brief intro on an event going on today at the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, Iconic Women of St. Petersburg which is being held at the St. Petersburg Coliseum from 9:30 am to 2:00 p.m. today featuring keynote speaker Kate White, former Editor-In-Chief of Cosmopolitan and New York Times Best Selling Author.
The 2nd guest up on the show today was Dr. Agnes Green, weight loss and age management specialist who runs who her own business in Belleair Bluffs called Physicians Center for Weight Loss and Age Management and located at 232 Indian Rocks Rd N Suite C Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770 and can be reached via phone at 727-216-6632. Dr. Green is a board certified physician trained in family medicine and anesthesiology and has extensive training in the fields of medical weight loss, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and anti-aging medication. She has also launched her own skin care line called Green MD skincare and more on that product can be found online at www. greenmdskincare.com. Dr. Green and I touched on some of the primary talking points regarding medical weight including HCG diets and the importance of testosterone in men and estradiol in women and how her center works with both men and women needing guidance in these areas. We also touched on her other services including botox and facial therapies. Dr. Green is open for new clients and can be reached through her website at http://www.weightlossbelleair.com or phone at 727-216-6632!
On the 2nd half of the show, I welcomed Stacey Banks-Houston, Director of the Women’s Business Centre, an organization dedicated to empowering women in all areas from parenting and anger management to business development. The segment focused on women entrepreneurs and the programs that women business owners can utilize to grow their existing business or to start a brand new business from scratch. They offer guidance and programs in SBA loan, minority certifications, business plan coaching and much more and women business owners from all ranks of the business environment can benefit from their services. In addition to working with the Women’s Centre, Stacey is also a lifelong entrepreneur and works as a coach and speaker and authored a book called The Passion Plan, Journaling Your Business from Passion to Position to Profit. Inspired by her father’s entrepreneurial spirit, Stacey advises all in business to “Push Your Passion!” Learn more about Stacey and the Women’s Centre at http://www.thecentre.org and via phone at 813-251-8437 X 235 and she is available via email at email@example.com!
Today on That Business Show, Expert Contributor Lynn Wise Founder of Wise Business Advisors opened the show to discuss her latest business endeavor, on demand business services. Lynn’s business caters to the contractors and she has over 35 years of experience working in this industry and is the author of Build It, Grow It, Sell It, Nine Steps to a Thriving Contracting Business. Her knowledge and expertise transfer overs to this business model where she can help you, the contractor, grow your business by handling the back end while you are in the field doing what you do best, working! Lynn is also launching new workshops that will teach contractors how to focus on recurring revenue and discusses some of the lost opportunities that contractors miss out on during this show. Lynn is available for more information by visiting her website at www.wisebusinessadvisors.com or contact her directly at 772-834-8513 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
On the 2nd half of the show, I spoke with Susan Mell, Regional Developer with The Entrepreneur’s Source. The Entrepreneurs Source is a resource for people who want to start a business to find coaching and guidance in the field of franchise businesses. This is a free service to potential business owners and through Susan’s help, she assists with coaching you on what business is right for you as well as guides you with help in financing with many special programs available. With the growing demand from people wanted to be self-sufficient in all areas of their lives including their careers, this is another great resource for potential business owners to explore. Susan is available for further discussion via email at email@example.com and phone at 813-862-0218, and be sure to visit her website at http://www.franchisematch.com/samell for more information!
Start the week and day off right each day with That Business Show at 8am on 1250 WHNZ and you can listen or watch live anywhere in the world on http://www.tampabayradio.com. Also available on the iHeart Media app, just download via the app store and search for 1250 WHNZ on your smart phone.
On today’s show, I welcomed Eric Higgs on the first half. Eric is the CEO of LumaStream, a company dedicated to providing low cost, efficient energy solutions through the use of LED lighting. Eric launched this company in 2009 after being tasked with providing a lighting display for a city block in Tampa. The lighting that was to be used was going to pull in over 20,000 watts/day and he knew there had to be a better solution. Through research and ingenuity, Eric was able to do the project with LED lighting with an energy usage of only 830 watts/day. After that project, Eric launched LumaStream and now over 5 years later has grown it into a company with 35 employees and many business clients as well as a relationship with St. Petersburg College. Eric talks on this show about the cost savings and environmental benefits of LED lighting usage with savings of between 40-90 percent over traditional lighting sources. Business owners looking to put a dent in their energy bills and help the environment on top of that need to contact Eric and LumaStream for a consultation. Learn more at http://www.lumastream.com and call Eric at 727-827-2805 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
On the 2nd half of the show, Anna Vanlandingham, Owner of Pinterest Pro Solutions, joined me in studio. Anna is on the entrepreneurial path following a successful award-winning career in the field of Economics and has founded Pinterest Pro Solutions 3 years ago. Pinterest is an online social media platform that people “pin” their “interests” on so to speak hence the name pinterest and grew out of the Midwest with mostly homemakers using initially to share recipes and other household tips. Pinterest has since grown to cater to business owners now with the idea that these pins can be ads for your business designed to direct consumers to your website and Anna’s business is to help business owners with the effective use of Pinterest. Ann shares with us effective marketing techniques for business owners and the use of mapping pins and much more on this segment and I learned a great deal myself about this social media platform. Anna is available for a consultation to discuss your business and how she can assist you with this platform via phone at 407-421-3541 or email at email@example.com and be sure to learn more at http://www.pinterestpro.com!
Happy Friday and a great show to end the 12th week of That Business, weekdays at 8am on 1250 WHNZ!!
Today on the show, I welcomed Amy Jacobs, Co-Founder and Creative Director of The Fidgit Shoppe. Amy and her mother, Ingrid, make blankets designed to give comfort to patients suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and was inspired by their personal experience with this disease after Amy’s father was afflicted with Alzheimers. The blankets have different designs on them and different gadgets and components that patients can “fidgit” with and keeps them comforted. Response from patients and caregivers dealing with this disease has been extremely strong and these blankets are available for sale at http://www.thefidgitshoppe.com and you can request personalized designs as well by emailing Amy directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy works as a trauma/ICU nurse and has a deep background in the medical industry and has worked at hospitals in Stanford, Yale/New Haven and now Tampa General. Amy shares a lot of personal information on her families plight with Alzheimers and we discuss the aspects of Alzheimers disease as well as tips to deal with patients effectively. This is a great show with lots of information on Alzheimers Disease and a definite must hear show . Learn more at http://www.thefidgitshoppe.com and contact Amy directly at email@example.com for more information!
8 years ago today, I was hired at Coldwell Banker South Tampa with one home sale to my credit and not a clue of what I was doing in Real Estate. 1400+ sales later and a radio show on top of that, I know I found my home in Real Estate and have to thank Debra McMillen for hiring me and my mentor Amanda Huggins for teaching me so much early in my career. To those struggling to find their paths in a career, ask yourself, who is your mentor? Who are you striving to impress and learn from each day? If you do not know, then find a mentor, a leader in your industry and learn from them.
My success in Real Estate led me to a show on the radio first starting with a weekly radio show on Real Estate to the now daily radio show focusing on business ownership and entrepreneurs and something I look forward to each and every morning.
On today’s show, I opened up with Lauren Silva, Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial. Lauren is a 15 year veteran in the financial services industry and was on air to give us tips on proper retirement planning and discussing her holistic approach to financial planning. Lauren believes that reaching retirement is a major milestone in one’s life—it’s not an endpoint but a major financial transition. A shift away from an accumulation mindset to focus on establishing a sustainable and meaningful lifestyle based on savings that will endure a long, 25+ year retirement and uncertainty is a major reason for financial stress and failure, but it does not have to be. Financial stress can be eliminated. Financial confidence will facilitate greater well-being for one’s self and family. Lauren acts as your financial coach and touches on the importance of health and wellness in her life and how she has had to fire in-effective coaches because they were too soft and did not give her the push and honest feedback she needed to succeed as a triathlete and she employs this same honest/realistic feedback to each of her clients. Lauren is available to help you with proper financial planning and can be reached at 727-804-7947 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and online at http://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/lauren.3.silva and connect with her on twitter at @laurensilvanews
On the 2nd half of the show, I welcomed Charlie Paleveda in studio on behalf of Jim Yeager of Yeager and Company. Thursday’s at 8:30 am is the Remodeler’s Corner and a weekly feature highlighting Yeager and Company, a 3rd generation flooring and remodeling company based in Odessa, Florida. Charlie talks about Jim Yeager’s latest initiative, PI to PI. PI-PI stands for Paris Island to Private Industry and Jim Yeager is looking for both employers and Marines to get involved. To get more information on this contact 727-375-0206 and you can reach out to Jim Yeager directly at email@example.com and be sure to visit their website www.yeagerflooring.com for all your flooring and remodeling needs!
Guess What Day It Is! Yes, it is hump day, but it is also Working Women Wednesdays on That Business Show with Jamie Meloni, a weekly feature each and every Wednesday highlighting two professional working women from the Working Women of Tampa Bay Networking group, founded by Jessica Rivelli. Learn more about this influential and highly involved group of professional women at www.workingwomenoftampabay.com.
At the top of the hour, we heard from Jessica Rivelli who just announced the 3rd annual Working Women Conference yesterday. That event will be going on September 10th and 11th at the Straz Center. This event has been highly successful in the past two years with women from all across the area and state attending with many more expected this year. Tickets will be on sale in May but be sure to mark your calendars to attend and learn more at www.workingwomenconference.com.
My next guest today was EMMY award winning journalist turned social media influencer, Meredyth Censullo. Meredyth has a rich background in journalism and traffic reporting and used social media so successfully in that field that it catapulted her into her new career as a social media influencer/consultant. She has founded SMEEP – standings for Social Media for Events, Engagement and Publicity. Her successes in this field opened up invites to tweet for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Rowdies and Straz Center in addition to a number of privately held businesses. She shares some great social media tips on this segment including effective hash tag use and the different ways we should use each of the social networks and advises strongly against linking all your social media sites together. Meredyth is available for freelance social media work and can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to follow her on Twitter @MeredythTV.
On the 2nd half of the show, I spoke with Wendy Kelly, owner of Pet Peeves Animal Training, a very successful positive pet training and behavior modification company located in Pinellas Park, Florida. She is also the Founder and President of The Pawsitive Life Foundation, a non-profit organization created to rescue and train dogs for early cancer detection. She shares on this segment her own personal story of a dog she rescued that detected the cancer in her body and that inspired her to start the non-profit organization to help rescue dogs for this service. She explains on the show how dogs highly adept sense of smell picks up the odor of cancer through the breath because cancer gives off a faint necrotic odor that dogs can pick up. She is also the author of the book, Buji and Me, 7 Lessons from the Dog Who Rescued Me, of which we also touch on during this show and can be found in bookstores across the country as well as on Amazon. Wendy is available to assist you with your pets and caters to dogs, cats and birds so reach out to her directly at 727-548-7387 or email at email@example.com and learn more about her company at www.petpeeves.info. Also, learn more about The Pawsitive Life Foundation and ways to get involved at www.cancerstinks.com!
Be sure to check your websites today for mobile friendliness. Today is “MobileGeddon” – they day when Google will not index/rank non-mobile friendly websites within their search engines anymore. There are many ways to check this, one site can be found here – http://mobilego.com.au/Is-Your-Website-Mobile-Friendly.aspx. If your site needs work, be sure to visit our guest network page at http://www.tampabayradio.com for some of our past guests that specialize in website development!
On the first half of the show today, I welcomed Alexis Muellner, Editor of The Tampa Bay Business Journal. Alexis brings with him a strong background in both radio and print media and we had a great chat about his media background and the history and role of the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Alexis is in his 17th year with American City Business Journals and was named Editor of the TBBJ in August 2004 after working in Miami for 14 years. In 2013, he was the recipient of the National ACBJ Eagle Award, his company’s highest honor and is a regular contributor to ABC Action News in Tampa Friday mornings as well as a frequent commentator on Bay News 9 since 2000. Tune in to this informative segment and hear about what is happening in the Tampa region and ways to get involved and contribute to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Alexis invites all people with story ideas that fit the Journal to contact them via social media @tbbjnewsroom and reach out to Alexis directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 813-342-2472 and learn more at http://www.tampabaybusinessjournal.com!
On the 2nd half of the show, I spoke with Debbie Lundberg, author of 9 books, and Principal of Presenting Powerfully. Debbie shares some great information on what it takes to be an effective presenter and reminds us that how we present is how we are remembered. In addition to being a regular speaker, Debbie also wears many hats including coaching/instructing other presenters, corporate & team learning events and personality/interest assessments as well as one on one life coaching. She shares with us some of the mistakes that presenters make, most commonly, not knowing their topic or having planned ahead enough and gives us guidance on how to avoid the pitfall of why things do not go as planned. She touches on the differences between motivation and inspiration as well as leadership versus management and we share a great discussion on the “slobification” of America. On her site, she has many great tips on how not to be a slob and you can even take a quiz to see how you rank on the slobification scale. Learn more at http://www.debbielundberg.com and contact her directly at 813-835-0196 or email at Debbie@debbielundberg.com for your next speaking engagement!
Happy Monday! Today I started the week off on a great note with Frank Motola, Founder of Brandtastic. Brandtastic is a small but powerful agency with over 30 years of experience and Frank demystifies what it really takes to get better results on the web. He is one of the few “real” experts on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and has an extensive track record of delivering top results for all of Brandtastic’s clients.
We talked primarily about SEO and what website owners need to be aware of to properly position their website for maximum exposure online. With 95% of searchers not going past the first results page of Google, website owners need to spend time developing a proper SEO plan. Frank and Brandtastic assist clients with this as well as much more outside of SEO including brand development, website design, and marketing.
Frank talks about the importance of meta tags, citations and sitemaps as well as how blogging and social media work in conjunction with a strong online presence with your website. We also touch on some of the many SEO scams that consumers need to be aware of and I get a lot of great tips on some of the areas of improvement that I can capitalize on with my own website http://www.tampabayradio.com.
To contact Frank, reach out to him directly at 813-441-0275 or email at email@example.com and learn more at http://www.brandtastic1.com!