Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News & More 2 July 2020

Welcome to the Day Before a Holiday! It's the business news headlines for July the 2nd and we've got plenty waiting and just a click away:

  • The Jobs Report, The Jobs Report! But...;
  • This housing story doesn't make sense butl;
  • Markets boom but small businesses worry;
  • Tips for small to mid-size businesses to "Stay in the Game";
  • Hiring and Construction;
  • The Wall Street Report

Those stories plus a conversation with John Vuong the principal at Local SEO Search. We're going to talk about your website, your customers, finding you, and ramping up your efforts to constantly build your business and see results with in comes to your ROI.  To listen, just click this link.

Thanks for coming by and for those of you in the U.S. who are celebrating...may you have a meaningful Independence Day. 

Connecting with Consumers Through Your Website with John Vuong

Look, we get it. If you are in business your goal is to sell more of your product/service and to make sure people, who may be interested in what your selling, can FIND YOU. In this segment you'll meet John Vuong from the company Local SEO Search. We're going to spend some time talking about how people can find you, what you need to know to make that happen and focus on your return on investment or ROI. We get it, you've got lots of stuff on your plate and that's why folks like John are here...to help you make the most of your time and your investment. Enjoy...

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

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The Business News Headlines & More 11 June 2020

Remember what some were calling "Happy Talk" as state after state rushed to open up "business as usual"? That was just last week. Today investors and America had second thoughts.  Here's what we have for you today:

  • The U.S. says a second "shut down" would do even more damage;
  • Ever hear of the Great Frost of 1709? You will today;
  • Walmart and "multi-cultural" products. Say...what?
  • The health of Black Owned businesses;
  • A second round of stimulus dollars;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More and more businesses are becoming vocal about society issues.

Those stories plus you'll meet professional voice actor Abi Horton. We found Abi quite by accident and glad we did. We think you'll enjoy her story and how she is able to work both sides of the Atlantic. Abi Horton is right here. 

Thanks for listening! 

Meet Voice Actor Abi Horton

Sometimes, when listening to the radio or television commercial, we forget about the work that goes into making the audio work...just right. Meet voice actor Abi Horton who has the interesting back-story of being raised by an American father and a British mother and is able to work both accents into her career. Here we talk about getting work, working with clients and agencies and the three ways in which voice actors market themselves. Have some fun and meet our newest friend Abi Horton and her website is here

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 20 May 2020

Midweek and it feels like a roller coaster on Wall Street.  Welcome to this edition of the business news headlines. Give us ten minutes and you'll get the top business news stories of the day:

  • Billions of dollars and banks are...worried;
  • Trouble at McDonald's;
  • We've got buyers but no inventory;
  • Stimulus dollars and prepaid debit cards;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Facebook gets into online shopping.

Those stories PLUS a fun conversation with professional voice artist Sharon Feingold. How she got into the business, who she does work for and much more in this interview that talks about the business of being a voice professional.  Click here to listen. 

Thanks for coming by.

The Business News Headlines 13 April 2020

So many things going on in the world of business and we've got the top news stories just a click away.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • Essential or...not;
  • The bottom could be falling out of the used car market;
  • Amazon and third party sellers;
  • Sexual harassment at McDonald's?
  • The Oil Deal - Too little too late;
  • Sobering news about the economy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "Post Pandemic" Office.

Those stories and Laura Kinnard is in talking about how some are finding out that going digital isn't the waste of time they may have once thought it was. You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for listening! 

No Longer a “Waste of Time” - Going Digital with Laura Kinnard

If it is true that "necessity is the mother of invention" look no further than COVID19 and how some businesses and organizations are suddenly adopting some form of digital marketing. For years Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMACC has been all about encouraging her students and the businesses to adopt a digital platform to reach consumers. Now many are there. Today we offer some shoutouts to Chris Snider of Drake, Phil K. James from Good Milkshake Digital, Debbie Marshall, FUSE Chamber, the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Iowa Center for Economic Development.  See...we've been watching! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 9 March 2020

It was the biggest one-day drop of the Dow...ever. That story and what the president had to say about tops  our newscast today.:

  • Markets fall but no mention of the coronavirus;
  • Wall Street wants to work from home;
  • Hand Sanitizer made by prison labor;
  • Fear of Flying is...real;
  • Nissan sees vehicle sales off by 80%;
  • Oil take a beating today think...Russia;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Middle Class Americans not getting married.

Those stories and this could very well be the shortest DMBizEvents segment...ever!  Here Laura Kinnard from DMACC and Drake University and The Runway Innovation and Events Studio chats it up about FUSE Des Moines and The Iowa Center as well as One Million Cups Des Moines and her upcoming open house and a Media Day next week in Valley Junction. We don't need much of your time this week. Go!  Here is that LINK. 

Thanks for listening! 

Business News Headlines 4 March 2020

It's the day after Super Tuesday and the markets reacted to the Joe Biden win and some positive economic/jobs news. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden wins big;
  • Starbucks cancelled an event;
  • President Trump gives airlines a pep-talk;
  • United Airlines cuts flights;
  • GM to take on Tesla;
  • Ikea recalls 800,000 pieces of furniture;
  • In iconic book publishing house is for sale;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Pay people to move to your city...it works.

Those stories and a quick marketing tip about QR Codes and why we're seeing more of them.  To hear that fast three minutes click here

Thanks for listening! 

Welcome Back QR Codes - A Marketing Tip

Over the years the QR Code had fallen on hard times. People may not have known what they did, businesses didn't use them correctly and you had to download a QR Code Reader to view what was behind the image. It wasn't very handy.  But now Apple has addressed that issue and we're seeing more QR Codes being used again. Here is a quick marketing tip about what they are, the technology that is now widely available and where to get them.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International