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Jason Feifer 2.0 - Why Businesses Need to Think Like an Entrepreneur

On a recent trip to New York to speak to the New York Press Association fellow speaker Jason Feifer the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine agreed to sit down and do a return visit to the Business News Hour. His entire mantra is that business, any business, needs to think like an entrepreneur. What does that mean? I asked...strap in this moves along really...fast! 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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. 

Your Free Digital Health Report with Katherine Haine

Hang on this is interesting! I met Katherine Haine at the New York Press Association Annual Meeting last week in Albany. She was a vendor for her company City Media attempting to get newspaper editors interested in finding out more about the health of their digital footprint and if something is wrong or weak ways to fix it. And, while she was at a newspaper event, she does not limit her service to newspapers. Listen in as we talk about how you can get insights into your digital reputation and then fix what might be broken. 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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. 

The Business News 8 April 2019

We're kicking off the second quarter and corporate earnings were on the minds of investors. Inside you'll learn about that and...

  • Stocks ended the day mixes;
  • Climate change to CRUSH the real estate market?
  • Best state to find a job;
  • Worst 10 states to find a job;
  • GE hits a wall;
  • Boeing stock tanks;
  • Bank CEO's headed to congress...pop the popcorn;
  • Jack Dorsey of Twitter gets....paid!
  • What happened today on Wall Street

Those stories plus Val Hoeppner a media strategist talks about consumers. How to reach them why newspapers should start podcasting, why businesses might want to ramp up their blogging efforts, what social media sites seem like a win and more. You can hear Val right here.

Also, because it is Monday, Laura Kinnard is in talking about business events where you can go to learn, be seen and see new ideas from finance to social media to starting a business. Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is in the house. Listen to Laura here

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 27 March 2019

It was another worrisome day on Wall Street as Brexit, China and the inversion issue came back again today. Click ahead for these stories:

  • Salesforce named as a partner in sex trafficking;
  • Millennials are said to be killing off a bunch of stuff...and we've got a list;
  • Lyft today upped it's IPO target;
  • Facebook and hate groups; a new development;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories and today we shine our Small Business Spotlight on the promotional products industry with Kris Gregersen the owner of Premium Solutions. What you may or may not know about promotional products, how decisions are made, what the return on investment might look like and a host of other facts about the industry he's been in for over 20 years. Kris Gregersen and Premium Solutions in our Small Business Spotlight.  Listen to that conversation here

Our Small Business Spotlight - Premium Solutions with Kris Gregersen

Today we're going to talk about the world of promotional products with Kris Gregersen who has been in that field for two decades selling to Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. We start off by talking about why having a local consultant trumps the online world. Then it's into what is selling, what is hot what companies need to consider when using promotional products to market themselves. The business has changed greatly in 20 years... Today it's Premium Solutions in our Small Business Spotlight. 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.

Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard

Each week Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins me to chat it up about some business education and networking events you should know about. From startups to established businesses it doesn't hurt to learn and meet/greet others. If you want your event listed just hit us up on Twitter with #DMBizEvents. 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.

The Business News Headlines 4 March 2019

Welcome to Monday and the Business News Headlines! The Markets lost steam today and we'll share why. Also today we've got these stories:

  • The heavy handed tactics of Amazon are long standing;
  • Even during the summit North Korea was hacking U.S. businesses;
  • GM shutting down an Ohio plant this week;
  • Drug maker Purdue Pharma thinking of bankruptcy not because they can't pay their bills;
  • No more makeup at Virgin Atlantic...or so it is said;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Also today Mike Owen from the Iowa Policy Project is in to talk about business taxes in Iowa. If you're a regular listener of the News Hour you know we've had every major business group on with us decrying the business tax rates in Iowa Mike has a different story and does the math. Listen in to that conversation here. 

Also today Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is with me talking about business education and networking events and man...she has a packed schedule. Click here to listen

Thanks for listening!

The Business News Headlines 1 March 2019

Belly up for beer?  Not so fast. It seems that beer is taking a back seat to other choices and we'll talk about that first this afternoon.  Also in the business news:

  • New York trying again to get Amazon to the city;
  • Bad economic news today but investors were not listening;
  • The trucker shortage and your wallet;
  • Lyft is going public and hopes to raise a bunch;
  • Mike Draper and Raygun are headed to Chicago;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is in to chat about Stuff to DO in the DSMUSA Metro this weekend into next week and he's got a bunch. To listen to Jeff click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 28 February 2019

In spite of some positive economic news today the failed trip to Hanoi regarding the talks between the U.S. and North Korea had investors upset. That story along with:

  • Employees walk out of three Sonic locations in Ohio;
  • It seems that Millennials have "buyers remorse" about their new home;
  • The GAP is spinning off Old Navy;
  • The tip I was given last week about the University of Iowa Community Credit Union was spot on;
  • The Des Moines Blank Park Zoo owes about $5 million in water bills...yikes!
  • What happened and why on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a conversation with Kirk Miller from Casey's General Store, an Iowa based convenience store chain, about a new fuel card for businesses. We talk about this new offering, how it works and how it is different than others and who can get it. Also we talk about pizza (you KNEW that was coming) and how a unsuccessful hostile takeover bid helped the company focus. To hear that conversation click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

New from Casey’s General Store a Fleet Gas Card & Much More

It was one of those business interviews that just clicked. I sat down with Kirk Miller the Commercial Fuels Manager at Casey's General Store (an Iowa based convenience store chain) to talk about their new MasterCard themed fleet fuel card. Sure lots of places have fuel cards but this one is a bit different in the fact you don't have to use it at a Casey's if there is not one near you. We talked about that the company focus on pizza and how an unsuccessful hostile takeover bid helped the company focus. Lot's to unpack...here is Kirk: 

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 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher 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.