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Beerhouse - Restaurant of the Week

He is, perhaps the most unlikely successful restaurant owner in the Des Moines Metro. Corporate executive Nick Kuhn gave up the swanky office to open up a restaurant...something he knew "nothing about". Two years later, he's got a story to tell about his place The Beerhouse. ("We keep things simple.") Then he'll share his next big move into Valley Junction...hang on this gets fun.

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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Startup Story - Dorothy’s House with Kellie Markey

She was one of the first 190 people to work at eBay where she earned a top spot in the company before leaving to return to Iowa. On her return Kellie Markey made the decision to go from for-profit to non-profit and founded Dorothy's House a sanctuary for children who have been sold into the sex traffic rings. With Kellie is our friend Kyle Oppenhuizen sitting in for Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM. This next Startup Story is different but in a good way to register click here. Listen and get ready for an experience that will make you shudder.

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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Finding Money for Startups in Iowa

We run into this all the time when it comes to startups..."Where can I find funding to help me grow or launch my business?" It's a good question and one we posed to Mike Colwell from SquareOne DSM. Mike has worked with hundreds of startups and helped many of them better understand the jungle of funding. Here we talk about conventional funding sources as well as investor sources. What the difference is and what a startup needs to have in place before the ask. Good advice here my friends! 

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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Bubba Our Restaurant of the Week

Our Restaurant of the Week is Bubba. Here to visit with us is "Bubba" Christopher Diebel the managing partner of this "Downhome" yet "Downtown" eatery that brings a little Dixie to Downtown Des Moines. It's a great story about a restaurant that is getting great reviews. Come to comfort...with Bubba our Restaurant of the Week.

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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EcoSource - Small Business Spotlight

Using his work history Darren Fife made the decision to start his own business and focus on the work of sustainability and environmental management. That created EcoSource and that is why he is in our Small Business Spotlight. Learn what EcoSource does for commercial and residential property as well as waterways and more. It's a timely conversation about business and our environment. 

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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Big Al’s BBQ - Restaurant of the Week

This man know BBQ having picked it up in East Saint Louis to Kansas City to Texas. Meet Al Laudencia and Big Al's BBQ and Catering is our Restaurant of the Week. Over the years he has quietly built his catering business and a food truck business into a brick and mortar location on Hubbell Ave on the East Side. We think his story rocks...enjoy and then go!  

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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Headshots DSM - Our Small Business Spotlight

Our Small Business Spotlight shines on Phil Wever and his startup business Headshots DSM a mobile photo studio that should be of interest to busy business people who don't want to take the time to travel to a studio to have their and their staff, photos taken. We have some fun with Phil and he is expected to have several "Pop-Up" photo studios in the coming days.  A "pop-up" photo studio? Meet Phil Wever, professional photographer...

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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Station 1 Records - A Non-Profit Music Business?

From the first question, "A non-profit record label...how does that work?" we get the answers and the vision from Thomas Kutz the director of operations of an honest-to-goodness non-profit corporation with it's mission to grow up and out talented artists in the Des Moines Metro. Hang on because you can tell Thomas is passionate about this and he's got some great help and mentors, whom we mention grooming young talent...that we also talk about.  Listen up to Station 1 Records and Thomas Kutz: 

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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Iowa Soft Water - A Startup Story and More

We've visited with T.J. Riley the owner of Iowa Soft Water before. We've talked about the gunk in your drinking water and and why soft water for your home makes sense. In this segment we talk about the economics of owning an Iowa Soft Water system AND we get T.J. to share with us how in the world a successful commercial airline pilot made the move to buy a business...that continues to grow. 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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Elevate Media - Small Business Spotlight

In our Small Business Spotlight this week is Ethan Ellinger who is a senior at Valley West High School in West Des Moines. A love of remote controlled aircraft and video turned into his startup Elevate Media. Here is his story. We LOVE it when we find these gems to share with you.  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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