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!

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At 8am, Aakash Patel, Founder of Elevate, Inc. was in studio. Aakash is the quintessential Where’s Waldo of Tampa Bay. He is frequently seen at events all over Tampa Bay and was named one of the most connected people in Tampa. From politicians to entrepreneurs, if you need some key connections in Tampa, you need a relationship with Aakash Patel and Elevate, Inc. Aakash shares with us how he used his role in public relations with a Hotel to network with people throughout Tampa Bay. He logged and followed up on those connections and it paid off. His business centers on making key connections for others in the area. AS he notes, one introduction can lead to millions of dollars in business/investment. Elevate works now with 20 clients and has a goal to reach 30 this year. The services also include key introductions at events, social media management and consulting. Aakash also shares with us the recent firestorm that was set off by a photo he posted with Donald Trump and elaborates on the power that social media has these days. Learn more about his services at!

Rounding out the 8am hour was Rachid Zahidi, CEO of Sentinel Background Checks. Rachid brings a wealth of expert experience spanning across multiple industries including risk management, background checks, International Business and Anti-Money laundering investigations. He is also the Author of the ground breaking book “The Business Immunity System: The Pitfalls & Side Effects of Data Handling, Privacy Issues, & Background Checks. Rachid and Jamie discuss the background check process for business owners and touch on the vast network of different sources and databases that house all of this critical information. Rachid touches on the importance of conducting proper background checks as well as how a proper check is done. We also learn about the various types of background checks and the advantages and weaknesses of them. Obviously privacy is a key area of concern in this business and we touch on that too and Rachid shares with the audience some general tips on how to hire the right people to fit your organization. Rachid and Sentinel Background Checks works with companies on tenant screening and consulting for HR in addition to general background checks and more can be learned about them at!

Thanks again to all of our listeners and show supporters as well as all the guests who have contributed content to the program. Find us daily on Tampa Bay’s 1250WHNZ or audio/video online at

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