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Smith-Kenyon Insurance Resources - Small Business Spotlght

We shine our Small Business Spotlight on Smith-Kenyon Insurance Resources with principal Timothy Smith. Recently Tim moved from San Antonio to the Des Moines Metro and opened an office in Windsor Heights. We wanted to find out more about his business of protecting his clients which are both commercial and residential and sometimes a mix of both. And, how does technology impact the insurance industry? We asked. Meet Tim Smith in our Small Business Spotlight...

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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Year End Thoughts About HR with Aureon

The times, they are a changing and that is never more evident than in Human Resources. Here Ned Flynn from Aureon HR talks about three trends in the employee/employer world that you and your business should consider as we head into 2018. From your "employment brand" to "the side hustle" employers are faced with new issues that are best understood. Solid advice for any size business; for-profit and non-profit.

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 Iowa Business Journals with Jolene Goodman

We catch up with Jolene Goodman from The Iowa Business Journals to talk about the features coming in this next edition. Everything from holiday parties (what some small to mid-size businesses are doing) to marketing in the B to B world especially if you are looking to connect with other small to mid-size business owners. 

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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Year End Bonus Programs that Work - Ned Flynn

Last year, toward the end of 2016 we aired this segment with Ned Flynn from Aureon about creating a bonus system that works. So many corporations offer up bonus programs but do they really help productivity? Here Ned talks about that and more...enjoy this re-broadcast.

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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Climb Aboard The Way Back Machine with Keith Brown

Four years ago we had Keith Brown in our studio talking about his career in the music industry and for the past three decades working in the advertising business writing and producing a host of, now famous,jingles and identity pieces. Listen in as we dial it back several years and talk about Crystal Sound Recording and the magic that comes from there.

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 Video Impact on Business

Marketers are running, as fast as possible, to capture the move toward video for their business. Today we visited with Kyle Plummer the Director of Marketing for Tero International to talk about their dive into live YouTube shows, what goes into the creative and the steep learning curve. Here, too, is a link to the Your Invisible Toolbox Live YouTube page so you can subscribe. 

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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Keeping Track of Time with TimeSolv and Scott Clasen

There is a reason some companies thrive and others are happy just to survive. Our advertising agency keeps track of the time we spend on behalf of our clients. It's how we get paid. It's much the same as lawyers, CPA firms or freelance professions. This spring our computers crashed and our time keeping system went with them. Sure we had it backed up but when we called the company to inquire about replacing our software we were told we had to buy new...and at a crazy price. We searched for a solution and found TimeSolv. After using the product for four months we called Scott Clasen and asked if he would be kind enough to join us on the Business News Hour. Why? We think you should know about how some companies...thrive. 

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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Robert Vedral and The Vistage Board

Several weeks ago we met Robert Vedral at a business meeting, exchanged cards and promised to re-connect. Frankly, it was something about his first impression that was intriguing. (Remember first impressions count!) Here Robert explains what he does with Vistage, what it is, who comes, what he hears,  why it exists and who fits. You may never have heard of Vistage before but, now you have.

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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Startup Stories with Mike Colwell and Steven Brockshus of TERVA

Even though Iowa is considered an "agricultural state" we don't see that many startups come through our door that use technology and agriculture to enrich the issues of business. Today we met Steven Brockshus the founder of TERVA a land information and management service that tracks land for sale and land sold. From the dairy farm to the world of technology meet Steven who will be part of the Mike Colwell Startup Stories from SquareOne DSM. Good stuff! 

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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Economic Development in Corpus Christi, Texas

We talk about economic development here in the Midwest on a regular basis so when we had the opportunity to sit down with Iain Vasey the President/CEO of the Corpus Christi Regional Development Corporation we took it. Here you'll learn more about their economy, what makes it vastly different than here, who is responsible for their economic success and a touch on the hospitality industry and more. There is also a "shout out" to the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association who will be heading there this coming January.

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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