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Building A Profitable Business with Desmund Adams

Profit...it's what we all want for our business but, how might we get there? Sure there are some standard answers like giving the consumer what they want or need. Knowing who your consumer is and how to reach them. But, what if your business or corporation is missing a third or even a one-half of your potential customers? Might the miss not be in marketing or advertising but in how diverse your business...is?  What might you do to change that? Meet Desmund Adams, author and the Founder/President/CEO of Focus & Find who will give you some solid examples of how to reach a responsible goal and become more...yes...profitable. 

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.

Driving Profit by Focusing on Diversity with Desmund Adams

February is National Women's Month and yet what is business doing to really embrace the inclusion of women in leadership roles? Not only because it's the right thing to do but because it will drive...profit. Here Desmund Adams the founder of Focus and Find explains the holy grail of business which is...profit. He believes that to get there your business needs to mirror society because at the end of the day to expand your reach and to build profit you need to expand your horizon....and if everybody in the company only sees the world in one way you'll never get there. 

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 February 2021

We're continuing our work during National Entrepreneurship Week with our guest and entrepreneur Desmund Adams of Focus and Find.  But, before we get to that conversation that is loaded with solid information and advice here are the news stories we've got for you:

  • Walmart and stimulus dollars. He said..what?
  • They are not interested in doing $15 an hour;
  • New first time unemployment numbers spell trouble;
  • "We need chips!" But, hold the salsa;
  • Tesla cuts and raises vehicle prices and why;
  • Congress today heard about GameStop;
  • Texas is...a mess and the impact on you;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What is "sheltering in job"?  We'll share.

Those stories plus my conversation with the founder of Focus and Find, Desmund Adams. Learn what drives this entrepreneur, what his firm means to business leaders who are willing to invest in higher productivity and profits simply by creating a more diverse workforce. You'll learn about decisions, passion and even some solid advice for other entrepreneurs.  To listen in...click this link. 

The Business News Headlines 7 January 2021

Hard to believe that it's already Thursday! We're back on track today after being glued to the newswires all yesterday afternoon. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Wall Street and the Biden Certification;
  • Let's buy stuff...and we've got a list of bargains;
  • A new vaccine made news in...Brazil;
  • A stimulus check update;
  • Notice a quiet? Social Media and President Trump;
  • Work from home even changes how we buy stuff;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Jobs and cities and the jobs report.

Those stories and for the interview it's entrepreneur Desmund Adams from Focus and Find a totally different way to recruit individuals that not only makes sense but helps businesses make...money. To listen, click here. 

Socially Responsible Talent Acquisition Means….

You can hear the passion in his voice as Desmund Adams the founder and CEO of Focus and Find - A Socially Responsible Talent Acquisition Firm talks about how we have traditionally done recruiting and why that has failed in bringing the best people to the table. Consider who are your customers and how diverse they are. It's a start.  

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 sine 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 8 December 2020

Welcome back to the business news of the day. Here are some of the top stories we've got for you...and remember, you can follow us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go:

  • Stimulus dollars not from Congress but state & local;
  • The price of oil has, once again, stalled out;
  • The Streaming Wars are heating up;
  • Stitch Fix...whoa...had a great day;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • What is the Fauci Effect?  We'll tell.

Those stories plus you'll meet Desmund Adams the founder of Focus and Find a socially responsible talent acquisition company that has a stunning message for business and it's not all about fluff. Listen to that remarkable conversation here

Desmund Adams Launches Focus & Find

It's a pleasure to welcome back our good friend Desmund Adams who, since running for Congress, has been busy putting together a unique, socially responsible, search firm, Focus & Find. What does all of that mean? We asked that and more. Have a listen...we think you too will be impressed. 

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

The Black & Gold Ball - Mentors for Education

Each year the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity through the Zeta Kappa Lambda Education Foundation holds the Black & Gold Ball a fundraising event focused on educational scholarships for Central Iowa youth. It is not only one of the very best events in the Des Moines Metro the work these men do during the year is stunning in shaping leaders for the future. Here we visit with Del Marion about the fraternity, the event and the mission. To get tickets here is that link.

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

Desmund Adams Makes History

Former IOB business and leadership contributor Desmund Adams announced his candidacy for Congress. We thought you might like to hear some of what he had to say during his announcement. From wages to family values. 



Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.

What’s On the Mind of Desmund Adams?

In what could be his final appearance on the Business News Hour, Desmund Adams reflects on the past year. We also talk about what he is hearing as he continues his "listening tour" of Southwest Iowa.  We then pivot into a conversation about what our nation seems to value...and sadly it doesn't look like education. 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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