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:
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:
You can say what you want about how "big is better" but, in reality, being connected wins the day. Betty Ridout is from the Windsor Heights location of Bankers Trust. We talked about being truly "local", what it means to be invested in a community and how that investment is truly the capital of a community. Enjoy!
There has been so much misinformation about the Export/Import Bank we decided to reach out to our friends at Forbs Export Services to see if we couldn't find a thread that helps Iowa businesses. We did and here is that conversation with Adrienne Baughman & Stacy Timperley from Forbs.
This week the Plains Angels, an investment group based in Iowa, said in a release they had sent $2.4 million in start up investment to seven start-ups. Five from Iowa and two from neighboring states. Mike Colwell from the Business Innovation Zone reviewed each new company and talked about an upcoming event for next Wednesday.
A number of weeks ago Michael met Scott Venerable of R&D Plan Specialists of Principal Financial. After a couple of meetings and conversations about how Scott and his partner Brent Williams work we invited them to the News Hour to talk about creating wealth by...listening. Here is that conversation:
At one time there was a lot of buzz about reverse mortgages so when we heard from Kevin Stillman who represents The Money Store here in Iowa we were interested to learn more. First, what is The Money Store and is a reverse mortgage the right tool for you? We asked:
He started out collecting coins as a hobby and, much the way hobbies go, coins, jewelry and gold made their way into a long career. Christopher Seuntjens from Christopher's Fine Jewelry, Rare Coins and Gold talks about that trip and a special event coming to Altoona this Sunday! (July 6th).
We hosted our friend Matt Knifel from Edward Jones of Windsor Heights and talked a bit about his business, the business of investing and a tip or two about staying in the market long term. Here is that conversation.
There is a point where a good idea for a business might die simply because the entrepreneur can't quit his/her "day job" to pay full attention to the idea. Enter the new fund NestMint. In this broadcast our friend Mike Colwell from the Business Innovation Zone talks about this private funding source, how it works and how to get started.