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The Business News Headlines 4 December 2018

It was a shocking day on Wall Street as the Dow tanked by nearly 800 points. What's going on?  We've got that story along with some others that will have an impact on business:

  • The ingredients are all here for a slowdown;
  • Over 500 people lost their home due to a Wells Fargo...glitch;
  • Thompson Reuters to cut up to 3,200 jobs;
  • Big business is about to enter the pot market. So long Mom & Pop growers;
  • China says they will curb the export of Fentanyl but a U.S. company has their own trouble;
  • Slow economic growth is happening all across the globe. Why Trade wars;
  • What happened today and why on Wall Street

Those stories PLUS a Marketing Tip for small to mid-size businesses. I call this "The Wrong Messenger". That's all just a click away...

Thanks for listening! 

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The Business News Headlines 19 November 2018

We feared that the markets would open down today and they did...but then they kept marching downward. It's the business news headlines for Monday and here is what is just a click away:

  • A former Goldman Sachs VP is asking for $1.5 million said she was fired while on pregnancy leave;
  • Fast food companies are going to great lengths to find workers;
  • David's Bridal asking for Chapter 11 protection;
  • One of the reasons for the tech meltdown on Wall Street was...Apple;
  • The U.S. Canada, Mexico trade deal...could be in trouble;
  • Those stories and what the heck happened on Wall Street.

Also today we'll feature Cat Rocketship and the 10th Anniversary of Market Day Iowa which happens in downtown Des Moines this Friday...and yes, it's cool.

We'll also chat with Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com about Small Business Saturday tips and marketing idea.

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Small Business Saturday with Laura Kinnard

We get pretty wrapped up in Small Business Saturday, which happens this Saturday all over the United States. Here Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com and Drake University talks up the possibilities of finding unique gift items while supporting hyper-local businesses. And we'll offer just a couple of tips to get you in gear not only for Small Business Saturday but all the way through the holidays. Here is that recent podcast on 22 Small Business Tips.  And, here is Laura!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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22 Tips for Small Business Retail Success this Holiday Season

We're always hearing about how small business retail is being crushed by "big-box". I've always believed that if local retail would brush up on how they engage consumers, know what their consumers want/need and focus on delivering exceptional service they will win. When we saw this piece from Motley Fool it hit home and we aired this piece on The Week in Review on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. So here, in just nine minutes, are twenty-two solid ideas to help your brick and mortar retail business rock it this holiday season. Let's do this! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Business News Headlines 2 November 2018

Each weekday, just ahead of 5pm Central we offer up the business news headlines so you can listen on YOUR time. And, BTW you can join us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Let's talk...business. Here are some of the stories you can click through to hear:

  • Who's on first? Mixed signals from the White House on China;
  • Apple had a dismal earnings report and then Warren Buffet lost...money;
  • Starbucks to open 2,100 more stores next year...that's a bunch of coffee;
  • UPS is facing a possible strike;
  • Small Business and 22 ways that you can WIN this holiday season;
  • The markets today...yikes. If you liked roller coasters... 

Those stories and some fun with Cityview and Jeff Pitts as he takes Friday into Funday and lists out some Stuff to DO in the Metro this weekend into next week.  We got us some arts and entertainment. You can click here to listen.

Thanks for listening. 

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The Business News Headlines - 16 October 2018

Each weekday we bring you the big business news stories of the day along with interesting business interviews with local to international business leaders. Today is no exception:

  • Strong earnings (like we told you) pulled the markets back;
  • UBER to go...public?
  • Elon and Tesla pay a total of $40 million and they are back in business;
  • Chickens, Tariffs and Lawsuits;
  • The Des Moines River Project just got a big check;
  • Retail loses a leader as Richard B. Von Maur Jr. dies at 86;
  • The Market Report and it was a dandy.

Also today we will introduce you to Jennifer Gracey. Jennifer works with businesses on the consumer experience with company websites. That is part one.  Part two is about how her personal and professional life has expanded due to her experiences in the Junior Chamber International. You must listen...

We're also going to climb back into our "Way-Back Machine" for a conversation we had three years ago with Chuck Mefford of BrandsFormation. We aired this in 2015 and again this past Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL and wanted to share with you, again, here.

Thanks for listening! 

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Tattoos, Custom Bicycles and Marketing for Business - Episode 27

We went to the Drake University Neighborhood and to Mars Cafe for this edition of Marketing for Business. There Phil K. James from Good Milkshake Digital and Michael from Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications sat down with Dan Koenig. Dan is an interesting cat. Decades ago he started Yankee Doodle Dandy Tattoos now a staple in that area. Then he revisited his childhood love of bicycles and started Ichi Bike a very non-traditional bike shop in the East Village of Des Moines. Both edgy and both artful. We talk about his brand, marketing and more. Fun stuff...and valuable lessons in telling stories. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Future of Retail with Laura Rowley

If you are in retail as an owner or worker you can't miss the talk about where many say retail is headed. The pressures are many from e-commerce to changing consumer trends. Today we talk about that and what retail might do to combat the forces lined up against it. With us is journalist and author Laura Rowley who will be speaking on 5 September to the Greater Des Moines Partnership...but here you'll get a sneek peek at what she'll say. Meet Laura Rowley.... 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Business News Headlines 29 August 2018

Each day we bring you the business news headlines and what happened on Wall Street and why. Toay we'll take a look at these stories...and some great interviews:

  • Forget Trade Wars we've got Mattress Wars;
  • Campbell's Soup up for sale? A big fight is looming;
  • Elon Musk and his haters...gonna hate;
  • We head west for Burning Man....what?
  • The Markets had a good day...and we'll detail

Also today Laura Rowley will be speaking in Des Moines next week about the Future of Retail but we...got her first.

In addition Tiffany O'Donnell the CEO of Iowa Women Lead Change was in Des Moines so we sat down to talk about workforce efforts, leadership efforts and getting the economy to work for everybody. 

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The Business News Headlines 23 August 2018

Click through to learn more about these top business news stories and later two great interviews:

  • Markets hit a wall today and we'll share why;
  • So, is Tesla REALLY going private? We've got an update;
  • There is one job young people don't want even though it pays well;
  • Grocery store plastic bags on the way out;
  • No, Mr. President that is not the price of a Camero in China

Those stories the markets and our Restaurant of the Week is Central Standard. You've got to listen to our conversation with general manager Andy Crounse it's pretty clear why this new place was packed today at lunch.

Then you can click through to listen to Michael Lawrence the founder of something called BluJaket. He's pretty stoked about the mobile app and we were too once we heard what it can do for retail, restaurants and sporting/special events. 

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