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: – then please take a moment to check out:! 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: now to listen to the show’s archive! Alternatively, you can head over to Jamie Meloni’s YouTube at: 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 ( 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. and 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:! 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:!




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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, 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 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 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: 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:!

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: 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: 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:! Also, if you liked today’s show, why not be part of tomorrows! Head over to: to learn how you can get involved!


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 and reach out to Lisa at 888-945-2695 or online at!  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 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 Missed this inspirational story?  Find it online here and learn more about Spark the Way at!

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!

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 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!!


Learning About Innovation, Security, and Fitness on #ThatBusinessShow With Jamie Meloni

Today on #ThatBusinessShow with Jamie Meloni on 1250whnz at 8am, we had quite the full show! #ThatBusinessShow is on 1250whnz every weekday at 8am, or on Check out the video of the show on Joining us today was JJ Roberts from Tampa Bay Innovation and Tech Garage, a business focused on helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses with technology. Also joining us was Todd DeLozier, president of Meridian Security, a security agency dedicated to their customers. Our last guests were Brenda Loube and Sheila Drohan from Corporate Fitness Works, a Certified Woman Owned Business dedicated to bettering the health of the employees of their client businesses. A full show today for #ThatBusinessShow with Jamie Meloni!

On the first segment, we had JJ Roberts from Tampa Bay Innovation and Tech Garage. JJ Roberts is a serial entrepreneur, using Tech Garage to help inexperienced entrepreneurs start up their businesses with three successful technology startups to his credit. On the show, he spoke to us about how he directly assisted over 20 young startup companies and worked with numerous additional entrepreneurs and their technologies at the earliest stage of conception. He is certified as a Professional Business Coach and has served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Tech Business Network. He told us how he holds classes and even hosts businesses in his Tech garage location at 244 2nd Ave., North – Suite 9, St. Petersburg, 33701. He spoke to us about his different levels of assistance for people wanting to expand their businesses. To learn about all of his different business packages and opportunities, contact JJ Roberts at 727-547-7340 or at or visit his site at

Also joining us was Todd DeLozier, president of Meridian Security, a security agency dedicated to their customers. He told us about the obstacles that he faces in his industries, and explained to us why his business is different than any other security agency in Tampa Bay. “Being personally connected to our customers and being there for them, never growing too big to stay out of touch.” To get more on Todd, contact him at 727-798-4777 or at or his website at

Our last guests were Sheila Drohan, Co-founder, owner and CEO of Corporate Fitness Works; and Brenda Loube, Principal and Co-Founder of Corporate Fitness Works. They described to us how Corporate Fitness Works is Certified as a women-owned business through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. They explained to us how they provide comprehensive wellness and fitness programs for corporations. Proud of promoting health in the community, you can find out about more about Sheila and Brenda and Corporate Fitness Works at Contact Sheila at 727-522-2900 ext. 1111 or at Also, you can contact Brenda at the same phone number, ext. 1113 or at

Thanks for tuning into that #ThatBusinessShow with Jamie Meloni at 1250whnz every weekday at 8am, or on Check out the live footage on my YouTube channel at

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Show Recap – National Travel Deals Based Here in Tampa and Protecting Your Home / Business

#ThatBusinessShow ends week 24 today.  Please help support the show, past guest and sponsors by visiting and clicking on our guest network tab and the preferred providers link on the home page to support show participants.  All shows available On Demand at that site as well as on my YouTube channel here –

My first guest on today’s show was Jeff Stanislow, Partner with National TravelDeals.Com.  This Tampa based online travel agent currently offers rental car services on their site and will soon be offering hotel and airline deals as well.  Jeff is an online marketing specialist and has built two other Internet and Advertising agencies, most recently Chief Internet Marketer.  He is an adjunct professor with Walsh College and teaches graduate level classes in interactive marketing.  Jeff and I spoke of Uber and Lyft primarily in the first segment.  With the announcement today that LAX is allowing these ride sharing programs to operate inside their airport, this was a topical discussion and is foreshadowing of what to expect in the transportation/tourism business.  With reduced overhead, services like Uber and Lyft present a disruption in traditional taxi services and a challenge to industry regulators because of the complaints from taxi unions of increased costs due to taxes and regulatory fees versus consumers who like the convenience and lower costs of the ride sharing options.  Some communities have banned the service altogether but many consumers are pushing back and the future of the service remains to be seen.  Jeff also shared some top travel destinations and industry insights as well as what is on the horizon in the travel industry in this segment.  Be sure to keep an eye on for your next trip as the site develops and grows into a leading online travel agency!  Jeff can be reached at 248-705-1320 or for more information!

On the 2nd half of the show, I spoke with Matthew Easterly, President of Maximum Security Services.  Matthew has over 16 years of security industry experience and decided to launch his own company after seeing the diminished quality of service that the larger big box providers were giving to consumers.  Matt’s service offers local, instant access to the man in charge in the event of a problem and he talks about some of the problems that the larger security providers have in their business models on this segment.  With the recent rash of break ins in the South Tampa community, security needs to be on the minds of all business owners.  Matt speaks of the development of a new South Tampa business watch program being put together by the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce along with the Tampa Police Department on the show as well.

Matt also shares some great tips on this interview including what to look for in a security system provider and what is new and exciting in the industry.  One of the more interesting developments in the industry include the introduction of facial recognition cameras that can now be added to security systems that can distinguish unknown occupants from known occupants inside your home or business also.  Please contact Matthew Easterly for all your security needs and he will not tie you up in a long term contract like the larger providers do and his services are reasonably priced and you can reach him locally with a problem.  Visit for more information and call him today at 813-787-8686 or email at for more information!

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