Insight On Business the News Hour

Legendary Service with Vicki Halsey

Here we visit with Dr. Victoria Halsey author, professional speaker and VP of Applied Learning at The Ken Blanchard Companies about...customer service and her role at the upcoming Central Iowa Business Conference slated for 11 October. (Click here for details and to register.) In this conversation we talk about what makes for impressive and winning customer service, what motivates companies to do "the right thing" and the impact service, real service, has on the bottom line. Stories and ideas from one of the best. Enjoy and thanks to the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce for hooking us up. 

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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Fraud and Your Business

The numbers are simply stunning: Over 31% of businesses will experience fraud in the workplace more often than not it is being done by a trusted employee. Listen to Joe Desmond from Shaul & Desmond CPA as he ticks off that stat plus some tips on how you, as a business owner, can start to protect yourself.

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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First Quarter Marketing Tips for Business

Spend five minutes with us and consider these marketing tips that will help your business make the First Quarter of 2017 one of the best ever. We're not going to lie to you...it will take work. But, in the end you should see a marked difference in consumer awareness and, most important, sales. Have a listen...

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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We Talk Small Business Marketing and Small Business Saturday

It's Small Business Saturday on 26 November. Last week I wrote this post about six tips for small business retail to capture a bigger share of retail dollars. Today Laura Kinnard and I talk about each of the six items and we get her experienced take on what your small business can do to amplify your message and steal more from Big Box. 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, 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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Six Small Business Saturday Tips for Retail

Coming up on Saturday 26 November is National Small Business Saturday. If you own or manage that brick and mortar business let us help you by offering up some marketing tips that will help you beat out the Big Box...

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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New Technology Brings a Business App that is Affordable

Get ready to be impressed. Imagine having an app built for your business for a fraction of the cost of traditional applications and it's something that you get to add, change and move the content around. Join us as we talk with Richard Rockhold and Jeff Jorgensen from Media Four. Then we chat about beacons...location based devices that can ping your customer or your art center visitor.  You've got to listen...


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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The Business of Promoting Business

His name is Peter Children and he's been in the business of helping promote sales through the use of premiums for over fifty years. Peter is from Mason City, Iowa but travels the world in search of fine objects that businesses can use as premium offers. From artwork to jewelry the quality of his offerings are tremendous. Enjoy this brief conversation with Peter, who at 80, sees no retirement ahead. 


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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Small Business Spotlight - Tradewinds Tile & Stone

Our Small Business Spotlight shines on Tradewinds Tile and Stone based in Bradenton, Florida with Nancy Sutton Scott. She and her partner Lisa Tosi-Horn are celebrating five years in the business of decorating homes in their area.  We talked about the business and what tends to set them apart from other local businesses. Nancy has an extensive retail background from department stores to, wait for it, Disney. 



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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The Secret of Sales Success? Asking the Right Questions

Our guest is one of the Tero International trainers, Trish Baumhover. She's a return guest who, this time, shares some thoughts about how sales people can really connect with customers and close a sale that makes both the buyer and seller pleased with the transaction. And, the best news this is all trainable. 


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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Renters Warehouse of Des Moines with Brad Neal

No matter if it's a house you own or d duplex you know the headaches of being a landlord. Enter Renters Warehouse of Des Moines. We chat with owner, Brad Neal about what services his company offers, what they do before, during and after the renter is part of your world. An interesting opportunity for many of you who own but hate to manage


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. 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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