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Publishing with a Mission with Mandy Houk

If print is dead...as some suggest...why do publishers still crank out exceptional magazines? The answer is finding a niche that is under-served and going for it. In this case Mandy Houk does just that with Des Moines Move. Published six times a year the focus of Des Moines Move is to get school age kids out and moving. While for some that might mean changing the WiFi password at home...this magazine, which goes to kids in school in partnership with the schools, attempts to educate and reward. Have a listen and then...move.

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. 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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Thrive Consulting and HR 24/7

Recently we caught up with a returning guest to the Business News Hour, Debbie Marshall from Thrive Consulting. Here we talk about her work with small the mid-size businesses in the area of human resources and engagement and also the launch of HR 24/7 a new offering for small businesses to get the HR answers they need...24/7. Meet Debbie...

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. 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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Small Business and the Greater Des Moines Partnership

With the vast majority of businesses in the Greater Des Moines Metro being small businesses having very specific needs and not having answers it became a problem for sustained growth. Enter the Greater Des Moines Partnership who began a new educational outreach program. The group tapped small business owner Christina Moffatt to direct the initiative. Today we visited with her about what local chamber members can expect from this effort. It makes chamber membership an investment and not an expense. Listen in...

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. 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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Iowa’s For Profit Managed Care Organizations

A year ago, following several delays, Gov. Terry Branstad (R-IA) fostered upon the Medicaid health care system three for-profit managed care providers tasked with handling the care and payment of services for roughly 600,000 patients. The vast majority of these patients are children, the elderly and low income residents of the state. For months we have heard from Governor Branstad that the system is working. People are getting care and providers are being paid. Yet, we hear an entirely different story from providers and patients. This week we learned that an additional $225 million would be sent to Iowa from the Affordable Care Act coffers to pay for services. The very act Gov. Branstad did not support. Enter Katie Fergus, CPA who has years of experience in the finances of care providers and recently started her firm FinanSynergy which assists providers in everything from billing to cost containment. So, what is it really like for patients and health care providers in Iowa?  We asked...

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. 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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Let’s Measure the ROI of Employee and Personal Training

Every business measures the effectiveness of their spending. They want to know what the return on investment might be for a host of things from marketing to...yes, training. Here we visit with Ro Crosbie the president and founder of Tero International about just that topic. We'll talk about how they measure, what they measure and how the take that information back to their client. You will enjoy! 

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. 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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Aunt Joy’s Christmas Stockings - Our Small Business Spotlight

Over twenty years ago Joy Murphy was on the hunt for hand-made Christmas stockings for the fireplace. Her search yielded zip so she decided to make her own. Now decades later Aunt Joy's Personalized Christmas Stockings has crafted over 150 designs and sold thousands of these personalized holiday stockings she...still...makes herself. It's quite a story. 

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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Building Your Business with Tiffany Tokarz

Creating intentional growth for your business...want to? We sat down with Tiffany Tokarz from Modern Muse Consulting to talk about how, using her "three pillars" of action, you can attain a better business. It's not magic...it is science and work but, in the end, it pays off. Learn more here from Tiffany:

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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Three Marketing Professionals Share during AMA-Iowa Experience

We attended, along with about 150 others the American Marketing Association - Iowa Chapter Experience 2017. We caught up with three of the professional marketers who addressed the group to learn more. In this segment we talk Marketing Analytics and knowledge of what consumers really want with Heather Lamb of Zirous which is based in Ankeny. Then we talk about trade shows and how to get the most out of your next event with Cari Rosno the owner of Skyline Dynova of Des Moines and Omaha. We wrap up this segment with Tiffany Tauscheck of the Greater Des Moines Partnership about how to work local but still be global. Three very different topics but all valuable information for business. Have a listen.

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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Solutions for Hiring the Right People

We start out our conversation ticking off the issues employers have in finding high quality employees and then move into some solutions in hiring the right people for the job. Meet Katie Roth the President of the Aureon Staffing and Recruiting Division. With decades of experience in what works and what does not, Katie pulls no punches in pointing out what is a waste of time and money and what systems work. We know you want to know! 

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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Take The Time to Study Time and Make More Money

We hear it all the time... "I just don't have enough time!" Maybe you...do. Here Brooke Benschoter from The Consultancy talks us through some time management ideas that all have to do with a Time Audit. If you've got 12 minutes this is time well spent.  I know you have the time.

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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