Business Talk for Entrepreneurs

In 2013, Jamie started a radio show called The Jamie Meloni Real Estate show which aired Mondays at Noon on Tampa Bay's 1250 WHNZ. Then on February 2nd, 2015, he launched the 5 day a week live program, That Business Show which aired for two years from 7am to 9am each morning on 1250 WHNZ. In March of 2017, the program moved to an online web based television show and new episodes aired each morning (pre-recorded) at www.ThatBusinessNetwork.Com with Thursdays being The Real Estate Edition of the program. The program was ended in October 2017 but past episodes remain online to listen to. Jamie has interviewed over 1100 different business professionals and has a vast network of contacts across Tampa Bay and the Country as a result of the radio show / podcast and his extensive success in Real Estate sales. Learn more about the show at www.ThatBusinessNetwork.Com!

Transforming Your Business in More ways Than One


My first guest today was Attorney Charlotte Fernee Kelly, Employment Attorney and Founder of Fernee Kelly Law located at 602 E Twiggs St Tampa, FL 33602.  She was in studio today to discuss the Fair Labor Standards Act.  This law, enacted after the Great Depression, established the minimum wage and many of the other standards we see in the workplace today for workers.  Yesterday, the Dept. of Labor announced the final rules of this new law which will have a deep impact on business owners.  Some of the key provisions are that the minimum wage for an exempt employee from $455 to $913 per week and establishes a mechanism for automatically updating the salary and compensation level every 3 years to maintain the levels at the above percentiles to ensure they continue to provide useful tests for exemption.  We discussed the impact this will have on the business owner and also touched on the differences between exempt and non-exempt employees, including the mention of interstate commerce which is a key component in determine whether someone is exempt or non-exempt.  Charlotte touches on some of the basics of unemployment and recommends that employers not fight unemployment claims as the impact is negligible in many cases and also shared paths for people affected by employment issues to explore to learn more.  Reach out to Charlotte at 813-315-3981 or visit for more information!

My 2nd guest was Expert Contributor Kelly Hamm, Founder and Principal Consultant with Billmeyer Hamm Consulting.  With over 25 years of HR experience, Kelly works to educate businesses on the importance of workplace culture.  Services range from business consulting and employee guidance to establishing effective succession plans and having written operating procedures in place for your business.  She talked today about defining your path for success and not forgetting to look in your backseat.  She shares a story about driving across Country one summer with her children and uses the analogy of being prepared while on a journey is like being a prepared leader – Do you know where you are going?  Does the team know where you are going, and why?  Do you have the right people in your car?  Contact Kelly today for a conversation on how to better the culture inside your business and improve your bottom line.  Give her a call at 941-201-4650 or visit

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