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The Business News Headlines 4 March 2021

It was another down day on Wall Street and it came down to jobless numbers and a heated market for Treasuries.  Give us less than nine minutes and we'll get you up to speed. Plus, for the interview, it's Jeff Garrison from Results on Purpose.  But first the news:

  • The "real" unemployment number;
  • The new unemployment claims number out today;
  • A massive wage theft story out of Chicago;
  • New and used vehicle monthly payments are up;
  • Let's talk about mortgage debt the good and the good;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • And, the "Mouse is Leaving the House".

Those stories and my conversation with Jeff Garrison the entrepreneur who helps closely held business to business companies with as few as half a dozen employees to hundreds become the best they can be...and it all takes...focus.  Click here to listen to that conversation. 

Evolving to Meet Client Demands with Liz Cooney of Tero International

As the world enters the second year of dealing with COVID19 business models have had to change dramatically. Here Liz Cooney, the Director of Training for Tero International, is back to talk about the three areas Tero has adapted to meet the needs of their clients. In addition we talk about a new study that looks at CEO "confidence" which in 2020 has hit a new low.  Lot's of great information here to help you and your career. 

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 Chop Local Startup with Katie Olthoff

Not long ago we sent out a message asking for businesses that had launched during the pandemic. Here, as we continue that series, you'll meet Katie Olthoff the co-founder of Chop Local. Born during the summer of 2020 Chop Local has become the link between farmers/ranchers, locally owned processing facilities and you the consumer. An excellent way to know where your protein comes from while supporting local small businesses. What could be better?  Meet Katie Olthoff: 

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 18 January 2021

It is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States and for that reason government offices, banks and Wall Street were closed today. So, all day we've been sharing some great interviews from the past five months.  But, there is business news and here is what we've got:

  • The #1 job in the U.S. that pays over $100K is...
  • Ford is shutting down yet another plant;
  • The $ you save by NOT going to the Super Bowl;
  • Markets in Europe give Stellantis a boost;
  • Tesla delivering cars in China;
  • Child care costs going way up;
  • Peloton brand problems open the way for competition.

Also today and for the interview:  You no doubt have had some tough decisions to make. Be they personal or professional they have a way of bogging you down. What if you had a tool you could use to help you make a solid decision based on fact?  Click ahead for my conversation with Deborah Rinner from Tero International. It's really a valuable gift for the new year. To listen, click here! 

Thanks for listening.

Business News Headlines 12 January 2021

Thanks for checking back in for the daily business news headlines. And, yes, you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour. Today is the 12th of January and this is what we've got for you today:

  • Doing the "fake commute" yet?
  • Gig workers in California have filed suit;
  • Choppy trading day on Wall Street;
  • More members of Congress test positive;
  • Banks withdrawing support from the Trump company;
  • Wells Fargo is trying something new;
  • An interesting lottery story;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, the jobs that are in demand during COVID19.

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 7 December 2020

Welcome back to Monday and not an ordinary Monday but December 7th. We open the newscast by remembering what happened 79 years ago today.  In the business news:

  • Consumers and Holiday Shopping;
  • The Door Dash IPO? Some say, "Skip it";
  • Pandemic related moving...it's a story;
  • Amazon and Yeti are battling counterfeit stuff;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The sorry state of restaurants.

Thanks for listening!  

He’s a Pedal Pusher and No, Not Bikes

Several weeks ago my neighbor Kevin Vandekrol told me why he quit his day job to focus on his business of creating kits for guitar pedals. I made a note to get back with him for an interview about what is a rather obscure business. It's really a great look at how an entrepreneur adjusts to the market and believes that high quality beats price. Kevin is the sole person behind Aion and is part of our series about people who have started their business during the pandemic or who have seen major growth over the past nine months. And the kicker is that he sells his products worldwide. It's a great story...have a listen! 

The Business News Headlines30 November 2020

It's the final day of November 2020 and if you're like us...that was one heck-of-a long month...whew!  Here's what we've got for the business news headlines:

  • Was today an early warning about December;
  • More job cuts in the oil industry and why;
  • J.C. Penny and what's next;
  • Facebook made a purchase because...
  • An early 2021 prediction;
  • Forces are colliding in the housing market;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And the $44 billion dollar merger and why it matters.

Thanks for listening! 

Making Small Businesses Successful - Jonnie Wright

For years Jonnie Wright and his wife Lorri have been working with small business owners to help build their profits by paying attention to the things that are so often overlooked. Jonnie and Lorri are The Buyosphere and this conversation centers on success. Doing the little things that make a big difference. Soon his company will hold their first virtual training session "Making Every Call Count" and you can register here. Honestly, it doesn't matter what vertical you're in...listen and you will learn.

Area Diesel Service and ISO Certification

Recently the family owned company Area Diesel Service was awarded an ISO 9001:2015 Certification. What does that mean for the company and its clients?  You can bet we asked. Here Von Leefers and his wife Linda explain what this is, the impact on their business and, more importantly, what it means to their customers.

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