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She Expands Her Business - Meet Katie Fergus

Until the 1st of July Katie Fergus, CPA had a "one-person" medical billing consulting business called FinanSynergy that helps medical professionals insight on ways to increase their revenue and deal with insurance companies. We spoke to her about that and the status of Iowa's For Profit Managed Care back in March of this year. Last week we heard that Katie had purchased Medical Billing Services a 30+ year company located in the East Village of Des Moines and suddenly she went from a one-person consulting business to having a team of two-dozen employees. Here we talk about her rapid growth, what she does for her clients and an update on Iowa's For-Profit Managed Care network. Lots of things to cover...let's go!

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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Young African Leadership Initiative and Drake University

Proof that we live in a global economy. This summer 25 young people from Africa are in Des Moines and taking part in YALI the Young African Leadership Initiative. Our contributor Laura Kinnard of Drake University has been working with them on their business plans which they hope to take back to their home countries and implement. With us in studio is Elizabeth Kasujja from Uganda. Her grandmother was a princess. Her business is a healthy drink called Sante and she is using that to support her Social Entrepreneurial organization called Clear Your Mind focused on access to mental health care and depression treatment. Sarah Sangara is from the Congo. Her business is empowering women with children by loaning land to and teaching them how to grow soybeans to provide support for their families needs and to send their children to school. Her other concept is to build a website that promotes entrepreneurs and the positive things going on in the Congo. Her grandfather was a King. We think you'll truly enjoy this conversation! 

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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Digging Into Your Invisible Tool Box

For generations the masterful book "How To Win Friends and Influence People" has been the go-to personal development roadmap for countless individuals. Now a new book, written for this age, is making waves when it comes to learning how to better connect with people for business and personal growth. "Your Invisible Tool Box - The Technological Ups and Interpersonal Downs of the Millennial Generation" by Rowena Crosbie and Deborah Rinner is a book, that in short teachable chapters, can have a profound effect for individuals of any age. Here we visit with Ro Crosbie about what the book is, how to use it and offer up some concrete examples as to why it has become a indispensible read for success. In addition, we share the new idea of the "Perennial Generation"....

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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Miss NiNi’s - Restaurant of the Week

Her passion is baking and entertaining and you can tell from her voice she is really into her new West Des Moines restaurant. Meet Janine Knop or Miss NiNi from Miss NiNi's Desserterie open since January. We think you'll enjoy learning more about our Restaurant of the Week that is also open for lunch.  Got a sweet tooth? Get your pleasure at Miss NiNi's!

 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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Perhaps the Most Mature 20 Year Old Business Person We’ve Met

We're often confronted by young people who may have no idea who they are and what they wish to become. Then there is the exact opposite. Meet McKenna Haase who not only goes to Drake University but also races sprint cars...professionally. We talk about her TWO businesses, how she got started and where she wants to go. And, while you're listening remember she is twenty years old...stunning!

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 “Be More Box” with Jill Ann Anderson

When Brook first suggested we talk with Jill Ann Anderson founder of the Be More Box, a program that is delivered to your door that is meant to improve and empower women...well, we were skeptical. However, once we met Jill Ann and listened to her story we were SOLD. She has found a great way to motivate her clients one small step at a time.  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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Networking and Job Hunting with Katie Roth

Meet expert networking professional Katie Roth from the Aureon Family of Companies. For years Katie has used her skills to seek out and find people jobs. "It's all about connecting..." Here Katie gives some real-world examples on how to better network and offers some networking tips that just may help you land that dream job.

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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Dream Job - Island Coffee Haus

Meet and hear the business story of Bev Lesick from the Island Coffee Haus of Anna Maria Island. How she turned what she didn't know into a business that brews up goodness 365 days a year. We love finding these entrepreneur stories and sharing them with you...

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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HomeDitty with Katie Byers

Meet Katie Byers the founder of HomeDitty a "home concert" portal. Think a dating site but designed to put artists in touch with home-owners who will host a musical performance. She's been working this idea for a couple of years and launched in February. And she has hosts in 22 states. Good times with HomeDitty!

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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Finding, Treating and Beating Dyslexia with Heidi Kroner

Until we had this conversation with Heidi Kroner from Aspire Academy we didn't know that schools don't screen or report concerns about dyslexia. Worse, when a parent or grandparent "stumbles" on the diagnosis where do they go to get help? Those are the issues that caused Heidi to create her business Aspire Academy. Here we talk about that and more...

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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