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Business, Politics and The Secret Sauce

He comes from a political family and sees politics as a way to serve people...all the people. It's sort of the way he ran his successful business. Meet Mike Sherzan who made a run for Congress in the Third Congressional District of Iowa. Long before that he spent his time directing Broker Dealer Financial Services Corporation which has grown to serving over 35,000 clients. True to his word of "helping others" Mike is helping his employees transition into owners through an ESOP. We think you'll enjoy this... 

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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IPERS and Iowa Workers

There is a saying in the media world that "bad news sells". When it comes to the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) there has been so much bad information that it's hard to figure out if IPERS is on the verge of collapse or if it is a healthy vehicle that, founded in 1953, continues its mission to provide not only a good retirement but also a positive vehicle to hire and retain top quality teachers. Here Donna Mueller the CEO of IPERS and Matt Carver an IPERS Advisory Board Member talk about the financial stability of the program. Also of the $1.8 billion IPERS pays out each year to retirees $1.6 billion stays in...Iowa. Let's dig in shall we? 

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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Five Things You Should Know When Raising Capital for Business

Our legal contributor Sam Kreamer is in talking about raising capital for a business. What five things should you know and how might that impact how you raise money. Citing decades of experience with the Kreamer Law Firm this is something you need to pay attention to...and take notes. 

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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Investment Grade Religious Art with Peter Children

Meet Peter Children of Mason City, Iowa. Peter has been an entrepreneur for decades and for the past 60 years his focus has been on art. Specifically collectible religious art that, in limited edition, builds amazing value. Peter works with many non-profit organizations to help them better understand how high quality art can build a more loyal donor base. Oh...did we mention he is 83 and works his business every day? 

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 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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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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Prairie Crest Capital - A Venture Capital Story

Given the fact that we talk to startups each week it's an interesting twist to visit about a startup venture capital group.  Meet Mark White and Barry Adams of Prairie Crest Capital who, not only, have decades of experience in investments but also have a passion to find and fund emerging businesses in the agriculture and technology fields. What better place in the Midwest than...Iowa. Listen in to their 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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Legacy Financial and Your Financial Literacy

We sat down with Mike Banasiak from Legacy Financial Group and talked about financial literacy. What are the national statistics and the FREE opportunity he delivers to business owners. Financial Problems = Dis-Engaged Employees. How can that be turned around?  We asked: 


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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What is Compass Financial and They are Doing..What?

Our guest is a returning friend Kurt Pearson the founder of Compass Financial of West Des Moines. We break down what it is his company does in the area of investment advice and who might benefit from a relationship. Then we move on to a couple of special events happening on the 12th. And, you are invited! Here is our conversation: 


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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Mike Colwell on Mike Colwell and Start-Up Investing

Each month Mike Colwell from SquareOne Des Moines interviews a business startup, angel investor and others associated with the "Startup Community" here in Des Moines. Next week Mike is in the chair as Tej Dhawan turns the table and interviews...Mike. We talk about that and investing in startups:


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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