Insight On Business the News Hour

Out to Lunch with Karl Schaphorst from Sandler Sales Training

Today we go Out to Lunch at Gilroy's in West Des Moines with Karl Schaphorst from Sandler Training. Karl and I talk business over lunch and you are invited to listen in. Our topic...sales and sales training. What tips and ideas can you learn as you spend some time Out to Lunch with the Business News Hour...

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 starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.

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The Business News Headlines - 16 October 2018

Each weekday we bring you the big business news stories of the day along with interesting business interviews with local to international business leaders. Today is no exception:

  • Strong earnings (like we told you) pulled the markets back;
  • UBER to go...public?
  • Elon and Tesla pay a total of $40 million and they are back in business;
  • Chickens, Tariffs and Lawsuits;
  • The Des Moines River Project just got a big check;
  • Retail loses a leader as Richard B. Von Maur Jr. dies at 86;
  • The Market Report and it was a dandy.

Also today we will introduce you to Jennifer Gracey. Jennifer works with businesses on the consumer experience with company websites. That is part one.  Part two is about how her personal and professional life has expanded due to her experiences in the Junior Chamber International. You must listen...

We're also going to climb back into our "Way-Back Machine" for a conversation we had three years ago with Chuck Mefford of BrandsFormation. We aired this in 2015 and again this past Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL and wanted to share with you, again, here.

Thanks for listening! 

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Boost Your Personal and Professional Life - Meet Jennifer Gracey

People will pay thousands of dollars learning the lessons of personal and professional success. What if I were to tell you to save your money and invest just a fraction of that cash with a group that not only boosts your success level but also does great things for your community. Meet Jennifer Gracey and we're talking about the Junior Chamber International an organization that has been around for over 100 years but is still a leading force in building success among young people 18 to 40.  Click through and learn more.

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 starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.

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The Business News Headlines - 4 October 2018

Oh those pesky interest rates. It's the business news hour headlines and it was a tough day for investors but looming ahead a tougher day for people who borrow money.  Here you go:

  • Amazon is planning for more disruption in the retail space;
  • A hotel workers strike in San Francisco but hotels say, "not to worry";
  • The trouble with interest rates;
  • So far two U.S. Senators are opting in for government bailout money;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Those stories and then a conversation with California Congressman Ro Khanna who, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders, put pressure on Jeff Bezos and Amazon with regard to wages. Amazon blinked, sort of, and this week increased their starting pay to $15 an hour. But...there was/is a but and what does income inequality really look like. Congressman Khanna for The Interview.

Also today we visit, in depth with Action Coach Monte Wyatt. Over the past month we've talked a bit about Live2Lead but do you know the size of this event happening on 12 October? Also, with so many "business coaches" around...what is it, exactly, they do? Monte also let us know about a new project. A book called Pulling Profits Out of a Hat.  Some great stuff ahead.

Thanks for listening.

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The Business News Headlines 27 September 2018

If you were working today, or watching what was going on in Washington, D.C. you may have missed the big business news stories. But, not to worry...we've got you covered. On tap today:

  • The SEC goes after Elon Musk...
  • Remember with the "future" was in plastics? Now it might be in....pot;
  • Speaking of drugs we've got Aetna/CVS news;
  • What careers lead to higher percentages of divorce? We have a list of the top seven;
  • Oh, and what happened on Wall Street. 

Those stories and a conversation about the Hawkeye Safety Conference coming up in October. Our guests are Bill Gerhard from the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council and Tammi Goerdt from The Heartland Center at the University of Iowa.

Also today a frank and honest conversation with Don DeWaay the founder of The Profit Zone. Having come through the recession Don has been building back and now works with business owners on things like freedom, fullfillment and financial reward. Good stuff here!

Thanks, as always, for listening!

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The Profit Zone with Don DeWaay

Recently Don DeWaay presented at the Central Iowa Business Conference about his resurging business, The Profit Zone. I've known of Don for years but this was the first time I'd had the opportunity to sit down with him and have a business conversation. In this very frank and honest visit you'll learn more about what he did, what he is doing and how he is assisting business owners look at things in a whole new light and connect them with their full potential. Click ahead and learn more from Don DeWaay. 

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 starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.

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Iowa School Finance Information Services with Margaret Buckton

Today we visit with Margaret Buckton from the Iowa School Finance Information Services Company...they do business with 300 of Iowa’s 330 school districts helping them deal with budgets, financing, board training and more. Today we’ll be talking about Iowa and Education from the business side of the ledger... This in light of our lead story that says teachers in the U.S. are actually being paid less than they were in 2009....stay with us.

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 starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.

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Influence with Confidence - Decision Making & Problem Solving with Tero International

We all do it. We are all engaged in influencing others. In our work and in our personal lives we influence daily. When we are dealing with decision making or problem solving and we have an objective it can lead to conflict. Here we talk about resolving and mitigating conflict through honing your skills. Deborah Rinner is the Chief Learning Officer at Tero International and we take you down a path of learning how to become better at influencing.  Click through...valuable tools ahead. 

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 starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.

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Live2Lead with Monte Wyatt

It's back for the fifth year! Action Coach Monte Wyatt is bringing back Live2Lead Des Moines and you're invited to attend. Live2Lead is all about leadership training from some of the very best names in the field: John Maxwell who has written over 40 books on leadership and the skills every leader must possess. Former HP CEO Carley Fiornia who will share thoughts on leadership and being a presidential candidate. Daniel Pink one of the best selling non-fiction authors of the past decade on work, business and life. Rounding out the speakers is Debra Searle a professional adventurer and speaker to over 1,000 companies world-wide. Details? You bet! Give a listen to Monte Wyatt and get your tickets for Live2Lead Des Moines

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 starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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.

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The Business News Headlines 22 August 2018

Click ahead for these business news stories from today...

  • Get Ready - Interest Rates Headed Up;
  • Baby Powder and $4.6 Billion - News out of Missouri;
  • Legal Troubles Had Investors Scared...A Bit;
  • Small Business and Tariff Pain - Another Story;
  • Wait! Walmart and Target Gaining; 
  • The Market Report and What Happened on Wall Street.

Those stories and click ahead for our conversation about cyber-security and an Iowa company, Prathum, doing business nationwide and later Business Coach Monte Wyatt on Live2Lead coming back for a fifth year.

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 starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher 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.

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