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The Business News Headlines 13 May 2020

It's really hard to believe that we were in such a different place just three months ago. Then, not much talk about a recession...today it's different.  Here are the stories we've got for you today:

  • Fed Chair says we must do more or face a major risk;
  • 90,000 workers may lose their jobs but executives get $4.5 million;
  • Big tax breaks for big businesses click in;
  • Consumers not hording but a new habit is taking place;
  • Prices Sink - Prices Rise - The tale of two economies;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Expect more lousy jobless numbers tomorrow.

Those stories plus a loan program for micro-businesses in Iowa that didn't or couldn't qualify for state or federal business bailout programs. You'll meet Deidre DeJear and Kameron Middlebrooks and the Iowa Small Business Relief Fund.  To listen, click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Iowa Small Business Relief Fund

Everyday we report on the regional and national business news and we're keenly aware that the financial programs being handled by the federal government have, for the most part, flowed to large companies. But, what about the small company? The company that has one to just a few employees? The small businesses that may not enjoy a hefty banking relationship? There are...thousands. Now a consortium has created the Iowa Small Business relief Fund for the express purpose of supporting these micro-businesses who have not been recipients of federal or state relief collars. Meet Kameron Middlebrooks and Deidre DeJear as we talk about how this program is more than money, how small business owners can apply and how others might donate. Go....

 The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

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Paying Too Much in Processing Fees? Meet Payteva and Steve Casteel

As a consumer you, and I, don't give it much thought when we swipe a credit or debit card. But, the merchant who is getting paid by us also pays processing fees that vary according to what type of transaction it is, if they key in zip codes and more really quirky aspects of processing payments. Meet Steve Casteel the founder of Payteva an independent credit and debit card processing company that helps businesses cut costs while educating them on best practices.  We learned something...perhaps you will to.

 The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Trucking Changes and COVID19 with Steven Haas of DLS Worldwide

Recently Steven P. Haas who handles Association Partnerships for DLS Worldwide, a 3rd party logistics company based in Chicago, wrote a piece titled, "The Grand Re-Boot" and offered up new information about the trucking industry in light of the COVID19 pandemic. Some great information here and worth your time. In addition Steve has, as the end, some suggestions to "reengineer" Date Night. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 19 March 2020

Wall Street edged up...ever so slightly. That story plus others on this Thursday the 19th day of March and the First Day of Spring:

  • Tech stocks moved the markets today;
  • The rich are buying stocks like crazy;
  • Walmart starts to limit the sale of some items;
  • Landlords demanding rent or else;
  • Not everybody is cool with "work from home";
  • Essential retail centers begging for employees;
  • The Wall Street Report.

Those stories plus we'll introduce you to Cherie Edilson the creator of ShopWhereILive.com. Cherie has developed an online sales platform for mainstreet stores and services without the hidden charges. She has been partnering with local chambers and their members but has also branched out to individual retailers on Main Street. To hear that conversation, click here. 

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Shop Local and From Home with Cherie Edilson

I met Cherie Edilson nearly two years ago when she was launching ShopWhereILive.com and while some caught on to the idea of having "Main Street Meet the Internet" it was not until local merchants and chambers started to seek ways in which they might connect with consumers given the current health concerns sweeping the globe. Here you'll learn more about this online marketplace where your chamber or small business can connect with consumers as they turn to online shopping. 

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Three Marketing Tips for Business

Some of you know that the engine that powers the Business News Hour is our advertising/marketing agency. Over the years I've had hundreds of companies and business owners as how they might get better at "getting noticed". Some have taken my advice others...not so much. Recently I was in Arizona at an international meeting and a man who owns a company in Alberta, Canada told me he thought the advice I offered years ago was "screwy" but figured he might try the formula anyway. He said that it's had an amazing impact on his business. That conversation prompted me to share this short piece that originally aired on News/Talk 1540 KXEL and now...you get it. Enjoy and let me know your thoughts.

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 21 January 2020

It wasn't poor earnings and it wasn't the Impeachment Trial but a virus that turned the markets south. It's the business news headlines for Tuesday the 21st of January...thanks for being here:

  • China strikes again only this time with a disease;
  • Boeing stops production of the 737 Max;
  • Rural hospitals are in trouble and why;
  • A Target shopper tries to shame a clerk but it all backfires;
  • A burger chain files for Chapter 11 protection;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Want to live the "American Dream"? Head to Canada.

Those stories and a return visit from attorney George Isaacson who was with us by phone several months ago. I caught up with him in Maricopa Arizona during a speaking engagement to the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association on the impact of sales tax collection by states, counties, cities and others and what that is doing to online retailers and what should be done about the issue.  I think you'll also find the history behind the Constitution very interesting. Listen here.

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Retail Online Sales Tax - A Nightmare for Sellers

Back in November we promised you a return conversation with attorney George Isaacson from Brann & Isaacson a law firm in Maine. Mr. Isaacson represents multi–channel marketers and electronic merchants throughout the United States in connection with state sales, use and income tax matters, as well as regulatory issues.  I sat down with George in Maricopa, Arizona where he was speaking to members of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association about the impact that 12,000 tax entities in the United States has on the economics of small and medium size companies. What he says will shock you and how to fix it may give those of you selling on the Internet some...hope. 

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 9 December 2019

Welcome back to a new work-week and the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines. On tap for you today:

  • Good news for smaller retailers this holiday season;
  • Some small retail tips to promote business;
  • Things got political today for Amazon;
  • Are dollar stores killing Americans?
  • Economist Paul Volker has died a look back;
  • Tough times for 3,200 truck drivers;
  • Wait! What happened to Bitcoin?

Those stories plus a conversation with Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer about a host of upcoming business education and networking options for you. To listen to that conversation, recorded at our favorite coffee shop, Ground for Celebration in Windsor Heights, Iowa...just click here.

Thanks for listening.