Over the years I've learned a major lesson in working for "free". While I don't mind offering some help to non-profits here is what "doing stuff for free" does to your brand. Am I wrong? Let me know.
Listen in as Laura Kinnard offers up her top picks for business networking and education. No matter if you're a large company or a startup you can learn how to do better...have a listen.
This sounds like great fun! The City of Windsor Heights is launching Yappy Hour at the Windsor Heights Dog Park. A little food, some beverage and fun with your pooch. Hey, why not? Here's Sheena:
Each Friday afternoon Sheryl Tessier from Eat, Play, Love Des Moines comes by to offer up her top picks of "Stuff to DO in the Metro" during the weekend...listen up!
Scott Wilcox started working on bicycles as a kid. Learned the craft by working at several Des Moines Metro bike stores, saw a niche and started Anywhere Bike Repair. It's just what it means...he will come to you...just about anywhere. It's a neat startup story! Have a listen!
This sounds like a great time! Jennifer Chittenden from the Downtown Chamber visited our studio to share information about the Des Moines Culture Crawl. It's a fund-raising event scheduled for 10 September. Think architecture, music, the Art Deco Decade and lots of fun. Listen in:
We got the call from the Grimes Chamber of Commerce that we might want to chat with Clint Dudley the owner of Shade Tree Auto. We asked why and Brian told us this business is not only growing but thriving in a very competitive arena. Here is that conversation and thanks for the tip!
Between now and January 1, 2016 businesses with over 50 employees have some major decisions to make when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. Is your business ready and what changes are coming? We visit with Jeff Garrison from Merit Resources about not only those dramatic adjustments small businesses will have to make but also how to best tackle them.
This year, at the Iowa State Fair, we stumbled into a group calling themselves WorkShift: Good Jobs for All. Turns out they are traveling the nation asking "Everyday Americans" what they value about work. What issues about a job is important to them. Stability, Flexibility, Opportunity, Pride...what is it that moves you? We visited with organizer Megan Anwalt and then an interesting conversation with Achol Akuar who brings the plight searching for that rewarding job...home.
Each Monday afternoon Laura Kinnard joins us with an update on networking and business education opportunities in and around the Des Moines Metro. Here's Laura!