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The Business News Headlines 25 November 2020

The president has pardoned Michael Flynn who plead guilty to lying to the FBI but that story didn't make the business news. Here, however, is what we've got for you today:

  • Bingo Cards, 2020 and Delivery Vans;
  • Staying safe? No not the virus but...hackers;
  • Slack and Salesforce news;
  • Credit and young people an interesting story;
  • Door Dash to pay up $2.5 million;
  • A crockpot story...no, not "crackpot";
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Buy Now - Pay Later, it's a thing.

Those stories plus you'll hear from yet another person who has launched a business during the pandemic. This time it's personal mentor and life coach Matt Kiernan and how he helps men better understand the stress they face daily and how to adjust. You can listen to that conversation here.

 

Syncing Business and Life with Matt Kiernan

As part of our ongoing series of profiling entrepreneurs who have launched their business during the pandemic meet personal mentor and life coach Matt Kiernan. Matt has a long history of working with and serving people and recently decided to apply what he has learned to help others grow and develop. We talk about a wide range of issues men face in their business and personal life and you're invited to learn if some of this sounds...familiar. 

The Business News Headlines 24 November 2020

For years we've been beating that old drum about uncertainty and business. For lots of reasons lots of that uncertainty seems to be fading. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 24th of November. Here's what we've got for you:

  • A sense of hope hits Wall Street;
  • Toilet Paper is once again in short supply;
  • Purdue Pharma admits guilt. Cost: Over $8 billion;
  • UPS is getting into the "cold" big time;
  • "Gig" workers to get paid like an executive;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Could it be the end of yet another office legacy?

Those stories plus Joe Galasso is in to talk about what we should be doing when it comes to cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting and it may not be what you thought. Putting some facts into perspective from his company Protective Environmental Systems. Listen here. 

 

Protecting Your Environment with Joe Galasso

He is a return visitor to the Business News Hour and is here to shed some light on three very important things: 1) Cleaning, 2) Sanitizing and 3) Disinfecting.  As COVID19 races across the county Joe Galasso has come into his own with his company Protective Environmental Systems. Here Joe explains, in simple terms, things like "Log Kill", "Dwell Time" and what really goes on when people "wipe down" a surface. Needless to say his goal is to keep people safe while buying time until the vaccine arrives. Here's Joe Galasso:

 

The Business News Headlines 23 November 2020

Welcome back to another business week...albet shorter due to the American holiday of Thanksgiving.  Here's what we've got on tap for you today:

  • Markets were up and that Janet Yellen thing;
  • What Americans are buying and...not buying;
  • GM is in the midst of a recall and it's big;
  • Another retail giant files for Chapter 11;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The migration from Silicon Valley to...the Midwest. 

For the interview it's Jayne Armstrong from the SBA in to talk about the CARES Act, future funding concerns, Small Business Saturday and a shout out to her favorite team the Steelers. You can hear that...here. 

Thanks for listening!

 

SBA the CARES Act & Small Business with Jayne Armstrong

A returning guest to the Business News Hour is Jayne Armstrong the Iowa District Director for the Small Business Administration. Here we talk about the CARES Act, some issues that SBA had, the changes in qualification guidelines, Small Business Saturday and the billions of dollars shared with Iowa businesses. In addition you can Shop Iowa small businesses by following this link.  Oh, and she does have to brag a bit about her Pittsburgh Steelers.  Here's Jayne Armstrong. 

The Business News Headlines 19 November 2020

It seems like each day we bring you the news of another business or business sector that is struggling or simply going out of business. But, some are thriving. It's the business news headlines for Thursday the 19th of November and here is what we've got:

  • The stock prices of these companies are...way up;
  • More stimulus stories moved the markets;
  • Adult children moving...home with their folks;
  • Facebook defends bringing employees back to the office;
  • BuzzFeed is buying The Huff Post;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • News about wages and Starbucks.

Those stories PLUS you'll meet Roger Stalheim who is in talking about a free business planning summit taking place on December 9th. Yes, it's free and you can join from anywhere you're located.  To listen to that conversation, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Business Planning for 2021 with Roger Stalheim

Our guest is Roger Stalheim from The Alternative Board and we're talking about the Iowa Power Leaders Summit that will happen in early December. BUT, do not let the word "Iowa" keep you from attending this free event that will focus on fiance, better social media efforts and business management. Again this is open to you no matter where you have a business. Here is the link to the Iowa Power Leaders Summit. Enjoy and go learn!

The Business News Headlines 18 November 2020

Just ahead of an interesting conversation about how to abolish property theft here are the business news stories we've got for you today:

  • Even with good vaccine news markets fell;
  • PIMCO accused of having a "fraternity culture";
  • It's back...Bitcoin;
  • More possible airline job cuts;
  • Is Amazon and GoodRX in competition;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This company pays it's employees...daily.

Those stories and you'll meet Jon Shelness the founder of something called My Property ID Registry. He has taken technology and married it to an old system and says lost or stolen valuables now can be found and returned.  Meet Jon here. 

Making Property Theft Obsolete with Jon Shelness

The number one crime in America is property theft. Millions and millions of dollars are lost but nobody talks about it because, well, it's just...stuff. But, if it's your "stuff" that gets stolen.  Meet Jon Shelness who created something that not only deters theft but can help make sure you get your stuff...back. It's called My Property ID Registry and it uses modern technology to update an old method. Learn more how to protect your business and personal property from Jon.

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