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How Parenting Can Help a Business Succeed

South Carolina Business Review
SC Public Radio
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Our next guest is one of our state’s Liberty Fellows at the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She’s also an experienced entrepreneur, business consultant, keynote speaker, and author. Her most recent book is entitled “What an MBA Taught Me…But My Kids Made Me Learn”.

Mike Switzer interviews Bea Wray in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.