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Getting That Job - Tips from Debbie Marshall of Thrive Consulting

The job market is tough. You know that because nearly every day during the Business News Hour we talk about the unemployment situation and the number of jobs that are available. So, how do you stand out?  How do you create a desire on the part of an HR professional or the people in charge of hiring?  Meet Debbie Marshall and her job coaching business Thrive Consulting. Here we'll talk about the job market and Debbie will give you some solid tips on how to break through.  Take some time and meet Debbie Marshall.


Making Others Successful Meet Rachel Trainum

We love it when the story centers around business and personal growth. We love it even more when mentors, no matter their age, recognize that they can be the catalyst for the successful growth of others. Here you will meet Rachel Trainum from Tero International who, just a few years ago was a summer intern. Now, during a dramatic transition for the Tero Team due to COVID19 Rachel found herself supervising this year's crop of interns and understood that by setting them free to create they did an incredible job.  This is good stuff! 

The Business News Headlines 10 August 2020

Welcome to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines... And, it's been quite the day. A major storm rolled thought Central Iowa this morning knocking down power lines, taking roofs off of buildings and leaving nearly 20,000 without power.  So today we cobbled together a different mic, power source and more to deliver these stories:

  • Amazon to come to the aid of...Malls?
  • Blue Chips came alive today;
  • We've got a new housing report;
  • Changes coming to Uber and Lyft;
  • The president and Social Security;
  • We know what you've been buying and will share;
  • The "essential workers" that may soon be unemployed.

Thanks for listening...

The Business News Headlines 30 July 2020

Getting closer to the weekend...welcome to the Thursday edition of the business news headlines!  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • We achieved a record today...but it wasn't good;
  • Walmart to cut jobs;
  • Starting today you can buy "plant burgers" there;
  • United to cut more pilots;
  • Coca Cola to launch a new product;
  • McDonald's announces two major programs;
  • California Pizza files for bankruptcy;
  • Nordstrom cutting staff and pay;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Is the "middle-ground" of restaurants going...away?

Thanks for listening!  

The Business News Headlines 29 July 2020

It's already mid-week and welcome to the business news headlines for Wednesday the 29th of July. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Markets move higher on Powell remarks;
  • Boeing CEO "confident" no matter who wins in November;
  • Why Facebook bought Instagram;
  • Snap to snap up more women and minorities;
  • Jobs that can be done from...home;
  • Will J.C. Penny liquidate;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Food insecurity is rising in America.

Those stories plus a conversation about COVID19 and making buildings, busses, classrooms and My guest is Joe Galasso from the company Protective Environmental Systems who says he can help answer the question, "Is it safe?". To hear that interview, click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 23 July 2020

It was a tough day on Wall Street as several factors fed the sell off. Here are the business news stories we've got for you today:

  • Fleeing high priced cities and landing good jobs;
  • When will theaters reopen;
  • More layoffs in the news business;
  • New weekly jobless numbers go up;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Poland sues...Ikea. No, really.

Those stories plus an in depth conversation about bankruptcy with attorney Jeffery Goetz from the Bradshaw Law Firm. We're going to talk about the economy, who is being pushed into bankruptcy, the need for businesses and individuals to reach out and so much more. Listen to our conversation here.  

The Business News Headlines 30 June 2020

The major Wall Street markets posted quite the second quarter but will the party continue?  That story and more today on the final day of June 2020:

  • IRS says no more up;
  • What a national mask mandate might do;
  • Your favorite home improvement store ain't who you think;
  • UAW asks GM to close a Texas plant;
  • U.S. families spending less on just about everything;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • 1, 2, 3 strike outs today. It's a "trifecta" of closings.

Also today, for the interview you'll hear how Tero International had to completely change their business model from holding in person skills training to virtual events. How they did it, why they did it and how it's working out. My guest is Deborah Rinner the Chief Learning Officer of the company. To hear here.

Thanks for listening! 

Pivoting to a Virtual World to Meet Demand

Back in March the leadership team at Tero International assessed what COVID19 could do to their business if the company failed to adjust and pivot from in person events to holding classes using technology. Here Deborah Rinner, the Chief Learning Officer at Tero International, talks about that transition, why they had to move quickly and, more importantly, what all of this has taught the teachers. 

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The Business News Headlines 26 June 2020

What a difference a day makes.  The rising cases of COVID19 put the markets in a tail spin. That story and more are what we've got for you this Friday afternoon:

  • Wall Street gets real with worry;
  • States that were "opening up" may not be;
  • Remington Arms and the irony of a sale;
  • Masks, Starbucks and "Karen";
  • Facebook loses a big advertiser;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Working Remote? Some cities will pay you to move there.

Those stories PLUS you'll get to welcome Jeff Pitts from Cityview back to our microphones. He's got a new list of Stuff to DO in the Des Moines Metro.  To check that out...just click here

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 9 June 2020

Conflicting news stories from "We've got this!" when it comes to the economy to "We're in for a long haul." Welcome to the Tuesday, June 9th edition of the business news headlines.  Today:

  • Mission Accomplished?
  • Another deadline looms for unemployed Americans;
  • Politics and Wall Street; there is movement;
  • Sure you got $1,200 while the rich got...what?
  • Retail, the economy and stores closing;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More job cuts announced.

Those stories plus my conversation about mental health with Bruce Buchanan from Compass Clinical Associates. We'll talk about the signs, symptoms and ways to help you stay healthy. It's an important topic for both families and businesses. You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for coming by! 

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