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The Paycheck Protection Program - Rule Changes for Small Businesses

This week President Biden announced some significant rule changes for the Paycheck Protection Program or PPP. In the past many small and micro-businesses were left out so, to get money into the hands of businesses with fewer than 20 employees and to target minority owned businesses the rules from the Small Business Administration have changed. But, the window is only open until March 10. With me is June Teasley a Regional Communications Director for the SBA who explains, in detail, the many rule changes and how to best apply. 

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

The Business News Headlines 17 February 2021

We're staying with National Entrepreneurship Week and coming up a conversation with entrepreneur Katie Othoff about the exciting new way to purchase beef, pork and poultry plus other items directly from local farmers and ranchers.  But, first let's check out the business news stories:

  • Retail spending in January soared and why;
  • IRS says all the stimulus checks are out...but;
  • Shooting down $50K in student debt reduction;
  • Remote workers and the Home Office Credit;
  • The Bitcoin Bounce;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It's just like Uber & Lyft only it's...jets.

Those stories and let us introduce you to entrepreneur Katie Olthoff from Chop Local. It's a great story for National Entrepreneurship Week and to listen, just click here!

Thanks for coming by. 

The Business News Headlines 15 February 2021

Welcome back and it's President's Day and the third day of National Entrepreneurship Week here in the United States. So, while Wall Street was shut down we've got these business news headlines for you:

  • Some entrepreneurship stats;
  • An update for microbusinesses and PPP;
  • Retail traders are here to stay says BOA;
  • Oil and international markets were open and...
  • Feeling a bit guilty of being pandemic...lazy?

Those stories plus for the interview you'll meet the remarkable entrepreneur Sima Dahl of Chicago. Her back-story is not only amazing but also familiar for so many. We'll be talking about honing your personal and professional brand, why that is important, how to best market you and your business and much more. It's a great way for us to kick off National Entrepreneurship Week.  Meet Sima Dahl by clicking here

From Good to Best and Your Personal Brand with Sima Dahl

Like it or not we all have a personal and professional brand. Those who are aware that it is this "brand" that can make all the difference in success work it...everyday. Meet author, trainer and keynote speaker Sima Dahl who has an amazing back-story and a craft she now shares with so many who want to go from "good" to the "best". Meet entrepreneur Sima Dahl

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

Business News Headlines 8 February 2021

It's another Monday and welcome to the business news headlines. So much information...give us less than ten minutes and you're up to speed on some of the biggest business news stories of the day.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • They are dropping out of the labor force in massive numbers;
  • Stock rose today for the 6th day in a row;
  • We've got some prison news;
  • The "culture" of Google could "change";
  • No profits but he stock is up 3,000%;
  • Workers and the Amazon Union Vote;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Restrictions lifted while a new variant makes landfall.

Those stories plus for the interview we've got Charlie Wishman the president of the Iowa AFL/CIO in to talk about some shocking issues that we recently stumbled on. You'll hear about new legislation that has bubbled up in Washington D.C., the horrid story of what race had to do with how "Right to Work" came to be and thoughts about the Amazon vote in Alabama. To listen, just click this link.

Thanks for coming by! 

 

The Business News Headlines & More 4 February 2021

We're nearly to Friday, how is that possible? Today in the business news headlines we've got a look at some job numbers and what happened on Wall Street that moved the markets.  Plus a conversation with a very interesting entrepreneur from Los Angeles. Let's go:

  • New records were set on Wall Street and why;
  • The fired CEO of Parler is talking;
  • Ford is back in the news today;
  • First time unemployment numbers were lower;
  • But, the number of job cuts is worrisome;
  • Canada Goose, the coats - not the bird, has a story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Ever heard of "Boomerang Employees"? You will.

Those stories and for the interview you'll meet voiceover artist Laura Keenan. "Tough as nails with a sleek sense of style".  She has an amazing story about how much work she's put into her craft over the past several years and is just now launching. The dedication, study and guidance is really something. To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

An Uncommon Voiceover Artist meet Laura Keenan

We really enjoy visiting with voiceover artists. These are the people behind the radio, television ads you hear and see the instructional videos, audio books...the list is very long. Not long ago we were introduced to Laura Keenan, "Silk and Steel Voiceover" from Los Angeles who has spent years learning and getting ready to launch her VO business. Here you'll learn what she went through so that she could feel comfortable with her talent. It's a great story. 

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

The Business News Headlines 20 January 2021

I've got to be honest with you the world of business paused a bit today as Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and this historic swearing in of Vice President Kamala Harris.  However, the inauguration did impact business...let's go!

  • The stock market reacted to the inauguration;
  • How might the Biden Administration impact you;
  • Experts are projecting fewer COVID19 deaths;
  • Netflix vs. Disney+ think content;
  • The NRA and bankruptcy;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Messing around with the SAT.

Those stories plus a walk down radio memory lane with Jane E. Morgan who is, this year, celebrating her 40th year behind the microphone but, that's not all. She has also relaunched her voice-over business. Click here to learn more about her entrepreneurship. 

 

Radio and Voice Overs with Jane E. Morgan

This was one of those really fun business conversations. My guest is radio personality and voice-over artist Jane E. Morgan a person who still rocks the airwaves of 94.5 KKEZ based in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Jane E. will celebrate 40 years in broadcasting and has recently relaunched her voice-over business JEM Voice Productions. Walk with us a bit as we go down memory lane and then chat it up about her entrepreneurial spirit.

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

Finding A Job Is Easy - Getting It Requires More - Meet Marni Hockenberg

Yes, there are "jobs out there" but actually making yourself into what the company is looking for takes a skill set that many people just don't have. Enter Marni Hockenberg who works with job seekers at the highest level to help them create a brand that works and gives them the tools to secure their future. You can learn more here and by visiting Hockenberg Search

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