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Syncing Business and Life with Matt Kiernan

As part of our ongoing series of profiling entrepreneurs who have launched their business during the pandemic meet personal mentor and life coach Matt Kiernan. Matt has a long history of working with and serving people and recently decided to apply what he has learned to help others grow and develop. We talk about a wide range of issues men face in their business and personal life and you're invited to learn if some of this sounds...familiar. 

The Business News Headlines 18 November 2020

Just ahead of an interesting conversation about how to abolish property theft here are the business news stories we've got for you today:

  • Even with good vaccine news markets fell;
  • PIMCO accused of having a "fraternity culture";
  • It's back...Bitcoin;
  • More possible airline job cuts;
  • Is Amazon and GoodRX in competition;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This company pays it's employees...daily.

Those stories and you'll meet Jon Shelness the founder of something called My Property ID Registry. He has taken technology and married it to an old system and says lost or stolen valuables now can be found and returned.  Meet Jon here. 

Making Property Theft Obsolete with Jon Shelness

The number one crime in America is property theft. Millions and millions of dollars are lost but nobody talks about it because, well, it's just...stuff. But, if it's your "stuff" that gets stolen.  Meet Jon Shelness who created something that not only deters theft but can help make sure you get your stuff...back. It's called My Property ID Registry and it uses modern technology to update an old method. Learn more how to protect your business and personal property from Jon.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 26 October 2020

Welcome back to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines and what a day it was on Wall Street. We'll have details and more.  These stories are just a click away:

  • The worst day for the Dow since early September;
  • Parents are more and more worried about retirement;
  • If you get the interview some benefits you might want to ask about;
  • Theater owners are getting creative;
  • Holiday season shopping...everything, they say, will change;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It's called "Pandemic Fatigue" and it's real.

Those stories plus a new segment about entrepreneurs who are launching their startup during the pandemic. You'll meet Alec Davis who, along with his brother Evan and friend Sam Hoyle, recently launched DoughCo Pizza. It's a hyper local story...but we think really cool.  Click here to listen.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 21 October 2020

Midweek and we've got the business news headlines for you on this the 21st of October. Here is what we've got teed up:

  • According to the Fed the U.S. recovery is...
  • Two Words:  Stimulus & Nope;
  • 30-year jumbo mortgage rates;
  • Hospitals and increasing numbers of patients;
  • Chicago feeling the economic pinch of COVID19;
  • Too much oil and gas it would seem;
  • Tesla & Chipotle in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • A streaming service calls it quits.

Those stories plus our continuing look at entrepreneurs who, even in the face of the pandemic, are launching their businesses. You'll meet Shirley Macleod who, along with her husband, Earl, recently launched the first of four Tint World franchises.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Launching in a Pandemic - Shirley Macleod and Tint World

As part of our ongoing series about entrepreneurs who are opening their businesses during a pandemic we found Shirley and Earl Macleod of Iowa who, just weeks ago, opened a franchise location in Iowa for Tint World. Here we visit with Shirley about the decision to become a franchise owner, what impressed them about Tint World and what they offer to vehicle owners...and it's not just window tinting. One other thing, the Macleod's are not done and have options on opening three additional locations outside of Iowa.  Meet Shirley Macleod....

The Amazing Talent of Musician Justin Jarrell

Justin Jarrell recently launched his album that was two years in the making. While we don't often feature musicians on the Business News Hour...being one really is...a business. So we dug in a bit to learn more about Justin and...WOW! Boundless energy and so talented on so many levels. If it sounds like we're immediate fans...yep.  Meet Justin Jarrell, his music and his stunning ability to do everything except...one...tiny thing that he admits to.

Sequel Architecture in The Small Business Spotlight

We love telling the stories of entrepreneurs and when they launch a new business in the middle of a pandemic...it really becomes special. Meet Steve Wilke-Shapiro who recently launched Sequel Architecture a full service design firm doing business across Iowa. Listen to the thoughtful way Steve approaches each project, some tips on hiring an architect, the story of a 173 year-old building and more.  Meet Steve...in our Small Business Spotlight

The Business News Headlines 8 October 2020

Thanks for clicking in for the business news headlines for this the 8th day of October. Here's what we've got for you today:

  • The price of oil spiked today...thank the hurricane;
  • Is Wall Street warming up to a Biden win;
  • The jobless numbers are in and they are troubling;
  • Startups, Venture Capital and...Race;
  • Consumer Debt and a surprise;
  • Some housing data to chew on;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • COVID19 be damned, we're going out to eat!

Those stories plus a conversation about The 21 Day Equity Challenge with Elisabeth Buck the president of the United Way of Central Iowa. But, make no mistake, this isn't only for Iowans but for anybody who wants to gain knowledge about diversity, equity, inclusion and how to discuss those issues with clarity.  To listen, click here.

29th State Apparel in the Small Business Spotlight

It's amazing what you can find just by listening. A couple of weeks ago I was making some calls from the office and stumbled on the mother of Kylie Kolz one half of something called 29th State Apparel. Kylie, along with her brother Nick, have created a line of clothing that not only cool but has a message. Where does the name come from, what they sell, how they market and more. In addition the startup shares 5% of their profits with local charities. Nice. Meet Kylie right here.

Thanks for listening! 

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