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Workhound - Startup Stories for April

In studio is our friend Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM and on the phone we have Andrew Kirpalani (right of Mike) who with Max Farrell will be the Startup Story presenters for April. Andrew and Max created The Workhound a way for trucking companies to better engage their employees and find ways keep good drivers on the road while eliminating issues before they rise to the point of being serious problems. 

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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Why “Loud is Losing” with Kyle Sexton

Our friends from the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the Ankeny Chamber of Commerce and the Ankeny Young Professionals brought marketing strategist Kyle Sexton the the Metro for a presentation about your best consumers, marketing and putting those two factors together to...win. Here we talk about what a marketing strategist does and some of the high points from his presention. If you have anything to do with marketing a product or service...you might want to listen! No, there is no "might" about this...

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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Thrive Consulting and HR 24/7

Recently we caught up with a returning guest to the Business News Hour, Debbie Marshall from Thrive Consulting. Here we talk about her work with small the mid-size businesses in the area of human resources and engagement and also the launch of HR 24/7 a new offering for small businesses to get the HR answers they need...24/7. Meet Debbie...

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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Small Business and the Greater Des Moines Partnership

With the vast majority of businesses in the Greater Des Moines Metro being small businesses having very specific needs and not having answers it became a problem for sustained growth. Enter the Greater Des Moines Partnership who began a new educational outreach program. The group tapped small business owner Christina Moffatt to direct the initiative. Today we visited with her about what local chamber members can expect from this effort. It makes chamber membership an investment and not an expense. Listen in...

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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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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Networking Events and Social Media for Business

Each Monday our social media and business networking contributor Laura Kinnard of Des Moines Business Mixer joins us for a look at upcoming events where you can be seen and heard as well as some thoughts regarding the use of social media for business and where you can go to learn and grow. Have a listen and thank you Laura! To list your event on Twitter just use #DMBizEvents and bam...she'll share. 

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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Let’s Measure the ROI of Employee and Personal Training

Every business measures the effectiveness of their spending. They want to know what the return on investment might be for a host of things from marketing to...yes, training. Here we visit with Ro Crosbie the president and founder of Tero International about just that topic. We'll talk about how they measure, what they measure and how the take that information back to their client. You will enjoy! 

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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What you “Think” You Know About Millennials Could Hurt Business

Our regular contributor Ned Flynn from Aureon joins us with some thoughts about business and employees. More to the point are some stunning numbers that just may dash your preconseived notions about younger workers and what they really want. We talk about recruitment and retention and having the ability to better be aware of what your employees, or future employees, really want. Good stuff for any size 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. 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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Building a Business Dynasty - Sam Kreamer

If you or your family own a business there are three things you can do with it: a) close it, b) sell it to a stranger or c) keep it in the family. Here Sam Kreamer of the Kreamer Law Firm talks about how a business can be passed from one generation to the next - "The Dynasty Family 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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