Insight On Business the News Hour

Nicole Lewis and Furbished Fashion

We are all about small business especially during National Small Business Week. Today our Small Business Spotlight shines on Nicole Lewis from her new business Furbished Fashion...a boutique for women that she has opened in West Des Moines. Oh, and a Grand Opening Party?  Yes, we'll talk about that as well...Meet Nicole. 

 

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.

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Annie Sloan, Chalk Paint and Decor

With us is international designer Annie Sloan who is the head-liner for the 6th Annual Spring Junk Jubilee. She is spending several days at the Iowa State Fair Grounds teaching and sharing chalk paint secrets. We talk about the early days of her business and why so many people have given new life to old furniture. 



Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Our Small Business Spotlight Shines on Peter Sherinian

Always seeking opportunity Peter Sherinian is in our Small Business Spotlight. A manager for Hensely's Big & Tall Outfitters Peter also has his hand in the Quill Pen and Nib in Valley Junction. Learn more about both of these unique retail outlets in the Des Moines Metro. 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Small Business Spotlight - I Work & Play Store

Our Small Business Spotlight shines on John Bartlett and his retail business I Work and Play. It's an interesting story on American Made Products and he also operates a union shop and he says that is part of his passion. Here is his story: 

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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From Mommy Blog to Full Time Business

Each month Mike Colwell from SquareOneDSM brings us a startup story from the Des Moines Metro and beyond. He introduces us to Elizabeth Caven who started out doing a "Mommy Blog" and moved on to create the UpCraft Club a business that sells modern digital sewing patterns. What? Good for the DIY world, good for retail, good for her! It's a great story and, yes, she's making money!


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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The Importance of Image - Corporate and Personal

This is a fantastic look at image.  How does what you wear dictate what others think about you and where they place you on the leadership ladder? What do you need to remember when working on your dress and your overall career image. How important is all of this? Meet Becky Rupiper-Greene a certified image consultant from Tero International. Stunning information that can make a difference for you and your company. 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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MintL.A Boutique with Square One

Our friend Mike Colwell came by with a retail treat. Rebekah Risbeck, a fashion professional who spent lots of time in Los Angeles, made the move to Iowa to assist women in finding chic, yet affordable clothing. MintL.A. was born and Rebekah will be with Mike at the SquareOne event this week but...we got her first.  


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Convrt Clothing - A Startup Story

We so much enjoy meeting entrepreneurs and sharing their stories. In studio here are the guys that started Convrt Clothing some eight weeks ago.  The create one-of-a-kind t-shirts by sewing a pocket on the left front...sorta different but they are having a blast. Meet Tyler Johnson, Eric Weflen and Tyler Wentworth:  


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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Jodie Beach and Personal Branding

Your ability to make a positive impression in the business world is important to your career, or so says our guest Jodie Beach. Being knowledgeable in business etiquette builds confidence, leadership and credibility. Success in today's business relies heavily on first impressions and ongoing interactions.  So we talked about it.  Spoiler alert: It's fun stuff, not stuffy. 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.
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On the Road with Men’s Clothing

When we heard there was a guy who traveled throughout the Mid-West delivering "off the rack", custom and "made-to-measure" men's clothing we had to meet Tim De Ford.  Tim has been in the clothing business for 38 years and today takes Lord's Clothing on the road to 11 states and to business people who live in isolated locations or simply love the customer service and convenience of this remarkable retail model.  Oh, and Internet? Nope: 515-371-4816 is Tim's cell.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines and is heard Monday - Friday from 5PM to 6PM on 1350-KRNT, Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more fun, here is our Facebook Page.
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