Insight On Business the News Hour

The Business News Headlines with Michael Libbie 19 April 2018

Jeff Bazos says he's got 100 million Prime members and growing. Yesterday it was China, farmers and trade wars.  Today U.S. manufacturers are begging Washington for relief when it comes to steel and aluminum. There is a new dress code at some Walmart stores…we’ll tell you about that and why it’s happening. We’ve got a story about The impact of…quitters…on the tobacco industry. There is a David vs. Goliath business story shaping up in Decorah…and it could have far reaching impact in many places…seems we’ve got plenty of office space in Downtown DSM…

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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Meet Rob Sand Candidate for Iowa State Auditor

How does the State Auditor have anything to do with business? That's the first question we asked Rob Sand who is running for the office here in Iowa. We cover lots of ground here from what he sees as a new direction for the office and how he intends to become a better steward of the tax dollars spent. "Wake up the Watchdog!" is something you'll hear him say. Meet Rob Sand.

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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Going or Growing - Tips on Buying or Selling a Business - Sam Kreamer

Each month Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm joins us for a business law discussion. This month Sam discusses "Going or Growing - Tips on Buying or Selling a Business". He looks at the event through the eyes of both a buyer and seller. What things must be covered, who is in charge of what, how do the talks progress and at what point is the deal a bad deal? Strap in...and learn more from Sam! 

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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Passing the Torch - Succession Planning for Business Owners

There are, according to Sam Kreamer of the Kreamer Law Firm, only three things you can do with your business: (a) you can run it forever (which no one has ever done - the "live forever plan" has turned out to be unsuccessful); (b) you can close it (which no one wants to do); or (c) someone else can own and run it after you no longer are able or after you no longer wish to do so. Here Sam lays our the process of Succession Planning. Remember, it's not an event but a process.

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 Tips to Help Avoid Legal Problems - Sam Kreamer

People get into legal difficulties for all sorts of reasons. Here, however, Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm offers up the "Five Most Important Things You Can Do to Avoid Legal Problems". We also talk about robots doing your legal work. A good idea?  Listen in: 

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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Non-Profit Board Responsibilities

Here is a timely and valuable conversation about the responsibilities of being a member of a non-profit board of directors. Sam Kreamer of the Kreamer Law Firm talks about doing more than simply "showing up and voting". He also talks about issues of conflict the law, board minutes and more. If you are on a board or run one spend some time and learn more about those responsibilities. 

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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Rights of Minority Shareholders - Sam Kreamer

When it comes to any business or corporation there are some specific rights afforded to minority shareholders. Here Sam Kreamer from the Kreamer Law Firm of West Des Moines details some of those issues, what business owners and shareholders might do to avoid a contentious battle and more. No matter if you have an LLC with family or friend involvement or part of a corporation this is a conversation worth listening to... 

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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Building a Business Dynasty - Sam Kreamer

If you or your family own a business there are three things you can do with it: a) close it, b) sell it to a stranger or c) keep it in the family. Here Sam Kreamer of the Kreamer Law Firm talks about how a business can be passed from one generation to the next - "The Dynasty Family Business": 

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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