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The Business News Headlines 12 December 2018

Each weekday we offer up the biggest business news stories of the day. Today it looks like there is a warming of relations between the U.S. and China and that...moved the markets:

  • The Trump Administration has an idea of how to make the postal service...profitable;
  • Amazon workers in NYC are talking union;
  • Toyota and airbags back in the news;
  • The biggest name is snacks is....;
  • We know what you like and don't like on Netflix;
  • Is bottled water an endangered species?
  • What happened today on Wall Street and why.

Also today we're going to hear about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Project from two sources. First up the President of Conference Event Management, Michelle DeClerk joins us to tell you about how the education project changed her business and her life. Click here to listen to her story. 

Then Joey Beech has been selected to push the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Project across the entire state of Iowa. In other words, what had been a national program is now being done on a statewide basis which will mean even more small businesses can take part.  We'll detail the entire program. Click here to listen

Thanks for listening! 

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The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program Now an Iowa Opportunity

For several years the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program was national. Meaning that attendees would have to travel to the East Coast to take advantage of the education. This year it's much different. Goldman Sachs saw the value in taking the program statewide. So, what that means is the education takes place here, in Iowa. Meet Joey Beech who is responsible for marketing the effort across the Hawkeye State. We'll talk about the guts of the program, how to register and how the Des Moines Area Community College is involved. Strap in...and learn! 

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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Michelle DeClerck a Graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Project

How can a small business grow? Usually by working on the business rather than in it. However, so many times small business owners don't have the time or the money to invest in a program that teaches how to become better. That is where the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Project comes in. Meet Michelle DeClerck a graduate of the program. She'll share with you how it changed her business, Conference Event Management, her life and...the folks who work with her. Best news is...you, as a small business...can take advantage of the program.  Click through for more. 

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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Taking Technology to Rural America with Congressman Ro Khanna of California

Recently some technology giants came to Rural Iowa to the town of Jefferson (pop 4,200) to announce a public/private partnership to bring education and careers to this rural community in an experiment that can be replicated in any small town across the United States. Here we visit with Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) who was one of the main instigators in helping pull this all together. We think you'll find his comments on the economy, technology and helping America win right on point.  

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 6 December 2018

It's the Business News Hour and what a day today on Wall Street. The Dow opened 400+ points lower and then continued downhill until...and as if by magic the Fed made an announcement. Here are the stories we've gathered for you today:

  • The Fed and a policy shift;
  • The arrest of a Chinese national set folks off today. We've got the story;
  • A new assembly line is headed to Detroit the first in a decade;
  • Eddie Lambert really, really wants Sears;
  • You know the trillions of dollars supposed to come back to the U.S.? Uhm...;
  • We'll detail what happened today on Wall Street.

Those stories plus a walk through of the new MedPharm Iowa medical cannabis dispensary that opened last weekend. MedPharm Iowa grows the product, creates the items and now dispenses it in two Iowa locations one in Sioux City and the other in the Des Moines Metro. We'll take you on a tour with our friend Stephen Wilson. Click on his name to listen in.

Thanks for listening! 

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Building a Better Business with an Engaged Workforce

I say in the opening of this segment that it's best to simply "strap in" because what you are about to hear, when it comes to having an engaged workforce, will have you rethinking about your work and your workers. This reality comes from dozens of years of research and practice. But, what is a "engaged workforce" and how do you get there. Click through to listen to this conversation with Ned Flynn of Aureon HR. He will offer fact based tips and ideas that will increase your revenue stream by 2.5%. No...really. 

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 5 December 2018

While the U.S. markets were closed today that didn't mean there wasn't activity and plenty of it. Here are the news stories we've picked up for you today...go ahead and click through:

  • The Fed today reported on tariff induced inflation;
  • One quarter of Americans are deeply worried about their 2019 finances;
  • The new KING of Retail in Rural America is....
  • More sad news today about Sears;
  • USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy;
  • New York City imposes a big minimum wage increase ride hailing drivers;
  • While Wall Street was idle today it doesn't mean global stocks took the day off.

Those stories plus a remarkable conversation with Ned Flynn from Aureon HR. We're going to talk about what it means to have an engaged workforce. What an "engaged" employee is, how to get there and what it can mean to the bottom line of any business. You do NOT want to miss this conversation.

Thanks for listening!

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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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A Marketing Tip - The Wrong Messenger

Every once in a while I offer up a marketing tip from our advertising and marketing agency, Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. Why? Well, it's an effort to help small to medium size businesses better understand how to advertise and market...better. Here is something I call "The Wrong Messenger" a quick look at one of the segments in my presentation "Five in 24". Go ahead...click through and thanks for listening! 

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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Business Networking & Education Events with Laura Kinnard

It's getting close to the end of the year but, there is always time to get smarter and meet new people. Each week Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer.com joins us for a rundown of business events in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Today we're chatting up AMA-IA, The Women's Resource Center, Mainframe Studios the West Des Moines Incubator and more. Click through and get out there. 

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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