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A New Payment Processing Company & Why it Matters

Meet Austin Mac Nabb the founder of VizyPay a new, and Austin says, transparent, payment processing company located here in the Des Moines Metro. We spend some time learning about payment processing as an industry and then Austin shares with us why his company is different and out to disrupt the system he knows only too well. Good conversation that should be important for all small to mid-size business owners/managers. 

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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ReBranding - Block Advisers More Than Taxes

We're thrilled when a business calls us and wants to share their back-story. That's what happened early last month when we heard from Alisha Dolson from Block Advisers of the Des Moines Metro. Here she is joined by long-time tax agent Robert Sayler and we talk about what the, rather new, division of H&R Block does. Hey, it is tax time 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 5:05pm 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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Embrace Aging - Resources for Families

Aging, it's on the minds of so many families. Parents with children caring for their aging parents or family members, Seniors dealing with the aging of a spouse or a grand-child on the other side of the country who now becomes a care giving link and doesn't know what to do. Today, a special look at aging in Iowa and the Embrace Aging Program with Mark Teigland from the Calvin Community and Susan Voss with the American Enterprise Group. A series of video tools that anybody can use. 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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Finding Money for Startups in Iowa

We run into this all the time when it comes to startups..."Where can I find funding to help me grow or launch my business?" It's a good question and one we posed to Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM. Mike has worked with hundreds of startups and helped many of them better understand the jungle of funding. Here we talk about conventional funding sources as well as investor sources. What the difference is and what a startup needs to have in place before the ask. Good advice here my friends! 

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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Funding Your Retirement Lifestyle

Our guest is long-time New York Life agent, Malka Naggar who, along with others in her office, is presenting a complimentary, informational workshop designed to explore the many issues faced by the owner of a closely-held business in today's economic times. We talk about that, small business, employee benefits and more. The event takes place on Wednesday, February 22 between 11:30am and 1:00pm at their West Des Moines office. Who said there was no...free lunch?To respond: 515-238-1984.

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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Reducing Property Taxes - Commercial & Residential

In this conversation with Sam Kreamer of the Kreamer Law Firm we dive into property taxes. Of all the taxes we pay, property taxes are the most subjective. Here we discuss how property taxes are determined, the various classes of property, how to reduce property taxes and let businesses know about the rather new Business Property Tax Credit...think Homestead but for business. 

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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Teaching Personal Finance & Helping Small Business Grow

We spent some time with Dr. Ryan Anderson a professor at Grandview University talking about his role in teaching personal finance to his students, the history of Grandview and about his other passion with his consulting business No Coast Consulting. A wide ranging interview about a host of interesting topics and what you might want to start teaching your children...now. 

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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Becoming a Targeted Small Business and What That Means

For years we have had hundreds of small business guests grace our microphones during the Business News Hour today we have a conversation with Jill Lippincott and Brooke Miller about how you might grow your business with the help of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Targeted Small Business Program. Who qualifies for TSB Certification? How do you get business contacts? Funding sources? We ask about that and much more. Here, for reference are some sites we discuss: IEDA-Targeted Small Business and the Iowa Source Link. And if you would like to DO BUSINESS with a Targeted Small Business here is a link to start your search

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 Issues That Impact Our Economy and Your Investments

He is a returning guest to the Business New Hour; Kurt Pearson is the founder of Compass Financial a different sort of financial services company. Recently he identified three issues that will impact our economy and individual financial plans. Those three areas are fiscal policies, monetary policies and demographics. Listen as he looks at each area in advance of his 2017 Economic Update which will be held on Thursday, January 19 at noon. You can regester for this fee educational event here.

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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