Insight On Business the News Hour

Tax Issues with Bob Sayler of Block Advisors

It's tax time and while there have been some major changes that will be coming today we focus on refunds, refundable credits and more with Bob Sayler from Block Advisors with offices in Johnston. Will your tax refund be delayed? Listen to our conversation: 

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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Day on the Hill with the Greater Des Moines Partnership

Early on Thursday morning (8 February 2018) members of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the 4th largest chamber organization in the United States, will head to the Iowa State Capital to interact with their legislators. Here Joe Murphy, Sr. Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Partnership outlines what the day will be like and what issues the Partnership feels are critical for the business community and the economy of Iowa. If you are interested in attending here is a link to the registration page

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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“When the Party’s Over!” The Business Breakup with Sam Kreamer

Ahhh....the romance!  The new business has hopes and dreams and the heart (and mind) is full of possibilities for the future. But then...something goes wrong. Very wrong and it's time to divorce from the business. Here Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm talks about the financial, emotional and business impact that can happen if you don't have a plan.  Sometimes things don't last forever. Solid advice even if you've been in business for years. 

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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Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign with Kathy Evert

I know...now you have an ear-worm from the Five Man Electrical Band. Glad we could help out! Today our Small Business Spotlight shines on Signarama of Ankeny and YESCO of Des Moines with owner, and sign maker Kathy Evert. We talk about the sign regulations and how they differ from community to community, what many business folks don't know and about trends in the sign business. Sign...up! 

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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The Fourteen Myths of Presentations

We've all heard them, "Start every presentation with a joke because it puts your audience at ease". That is just one of the Myths of Presentations we talk about. Here we visit with Wayne Bruns one of the Tero International trainers about that and 13 additional items that could put your presentation at risk. Some great tips to help you succeed...

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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Blu Opal - Our Small Business Spotlight

This is a conversation about history, culture and of business. Meet Bruce Kawahara the principal of Blu Opal a company that deals with coaching, consulting and, perhaps most important, listening. We start our visit by learning about the impact the attack on Pearl Harbor had on the family of this Japanese-American who lived in Hawaii at the time. We then talk about what he and his team do for business professionals to help them realize what specific steps it takes to succeed. The focus tends to be a mixture of listening and discovery. Spend some time in our Small Business Spotlight with Bruce Kawahara....

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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The Best of Des Moines with Cityview

The 2018 Edition of the Best of Des Moines from Cityview Magazine has dropped and we thought it might be a good time to learn the "back-story" of the effort. Here, on our Newsmaker Line, is Shane Goodman the Publisher of Cityview and the owner of Big Green Umbrella Media who talks about the process and how individuals and businesses use the honor in their marketing and what that can mean...for business.

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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Marketing for Business - A Little Plan Lots of Customers

In our regular Tuesday segment on marketing for business Phil James from Good Milkshake Digital and I talk about how Amazon is disrupting everything, how small business can compete, how by making a plan and using technology you can crush other marketing giants and...this is important...how to leverage a "keystone" piece of marketing material into lots and lots of other social media touches. Give us some time and we can help you move the needle. 

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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The Emerge Foundation with Todd Kielkopf

The biggest movement in this region and in others is finding ways to empower innovators and encourage entrepreneurial education. And that is what the Emerge Foundation located at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa is all about. Here we visit with Executive Director Todd Kielkopf about the rather new 501(c)3 and their successful launch. Hang on we're about to expose you to genetic testing technology and what that has spun off.

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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Cryptocurrency - Investments, IRS, SEC and More with Tom Myers

We first met Tom Myers last month when he came in to offer some thoughts on Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and others. Over the past thirty days the media has picked up the story about how much value Bitcoin has lost and how regulators are looking more closely at investments. In fact the IRS has stepped up their questions when they found so few people were claiming trades and profits. We start to sort things out with Tom... 

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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