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We’re Talking Global Insurance Accelerator!

This week during the Conway International Trust Belt Conference we heard a bunch about startups and large corporations and how difficult it is for large companies to pivot and startup new tools to better serve their clients/customers. Those conversations led into a discussion, with many there, about the Global Insurance Accelerator and how this creation helps large corporations find answers to issues they struggle with...or better yet...don't know exist. Meet Megan Brandt from the Global Insurance Accelerator who explains why this group was formed, who benefits, when it all begins and how your startup can apply

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Ideas to Become a “Smart City”

What is a "Smart City"? Is it the people who guide the government? The people who serve on boards and commissions? The voters or the non-voters? How about the people who desire a better life? Meet Mark Modzelewski (he knows...so call him Mark!) from Treeline who says it's not about giving away the farm to capture the new and bright shinny thingy for economic development. Mark says you can build a strong a vibrant economy for your town, city, county and state by focusing on what you already have. The people who  create, drive business and will build your economy. It's pretty...smart.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Five Things You Should Know When Raising Capital for Business

Our legal contributor Sam Kreamer is in talking about raising capital for a business. What five things should you know and how might that impact how you raise money. Citing decades of experience with the Kreamer Law Firm this is something you need to pay attention to...and take notes. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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New The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is….

The Greater Des Moines Partnership along with the Cultivation Coordior have launched the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator in partnership with partner/investors: Grinnell Mutual, Kent Corporation, Sukup Manufacturing, DuPont Pioneer, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company, John Deere and Peoples Company. Here Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM tells what it is and it's link to the World Food Prize. This...really...is...big.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

 

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Finding Money for Startups in Iowa

We run into this all the time when it comes to startups..."Where can I find funding to help me grow or launch my business?" It's a good question and one we posed to Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM. Mike has worked with hundreds of startups and helped many of them better understand the jungle of funding. Here we talk about conventional funding sources as well as investor sources. What the difference is and what a startup needs to have in place before the ask. Good advice here my friends! 

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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GiGi’s Playhouse with Andie Kreutz

The story that Andie Kreutz shared with us about down Down syndrome is, as she says, "pretty typical". Her involvement with GiGi's Playhouse - Down Syndrome Achievement Center began when a family member gave birth to a child with Down. That event set her on a path of volunteerism and activity on behalf of individuals and families. Here we talk about GiGi's Playhouse; what it does, why, and who is involved. We also preview a special fund raising gala, "I Have a Voice - Vintage Circus" which takes place on 25 February. Here is a link for tickets.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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What Is the Mood of Small Business? We Asked

To hear some talk you would think that small to mid-size business owners are in a deep funk and it has never been a worse business climate. Hold on. Here is what business is really saying. With us is Jerry Ripperger, Vice President with Principal Financial Services on a nationwide survey that indicates small businesses are growing and looking forward to a very positive 2017. Oh, those pesky facts...

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Becoming a Targeted Small Business and What That Means

For years we have had hundreds of small business guests grace our microphones during the Business News Hour today we have a conversation with Jill Lippincott and Brooke Miller about how you might grow your business with the help of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Targeted Small Business Program. Who qualifies for TSB Certification? How do you get business contacts? Funding sources? We ask about that and much more. Here, for reference are some sites we discuss: IEDA-Targeted Small Business and the Iowa Source Link. And if you would like to DO BUSINESS with a Targeted Small Business here is a link to start your search

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Prairie Crest Capital - A Venture Capital Story

Given the fact that we talk to startups each week it's an interesting twist to visit about a startup venture capital group.  Meet Mark White and Barry Adams of Prairie Crest Capital who, not only, have decades of experience in investments but also have a passion to find and fund emerging businesses in the agriculture and technology fields. What better place in the Midwest than...Iowa. Listen in to their story...

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Rural Economic Development - An Iowa Report Card

Our guest is Bill Menner who has just a few months left in his appointment as the Director of Rural Development for Iowa from the United States Department of Agriculture. Here we talk about the impact USDA has on everything from housing to hospitals and the billions of dollars that has gone to bolster Rural Iowa. We think you'll find this fascinating. 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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