Insight On Business the News Hour

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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Raising Salmon in Iowa with Inland Sea

We have all heard of aquaculture however we had not heard of raising salmon on a farm. Meet Jackson Kimle of Inland Sea. He and his group are attempting to raise capital to create, in Harlan, Iowa, a state of the art salmon farm. From Danish technology to the farmland of Iowa...an interesting story. 


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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The Ag Accelerator - Game Changer for Progress

This week the Greater Des Moines Partnership launched, through the Cultivation Corridor, an agriculture accelerator. Building on the success of the insurance accelerator launched two years ago, this project seeks innovation and technology startups in agriculture who can offer answers to food production issues. In studio is Mike Colwell and Brent Willett. Oh, and we talk about the first four sponsors who put in $100,000 each the launch the program. 


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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