South Carolina Business Review

Mon-Fri, 7:51 am

The South Carolina Business Review, with host Mike Switzer, focuses on news from South Carolina's business community with interviews of many small business owners and business leaders from around the state. South Carolina's nonprofits, including its colleges and universities are also regularly featured on the program, as well as many of the state's small business support organizations. 

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed on The South Carolina Business Review are their own and are not necessarily those of South Carolina Public Radio.

One upside to the pandemic has been the surge in demand for local food products.  While our next guest had already been successfully selling her apple products for the past five years, she has also certainly benefited from this trend.

Mike Switzer interviews Theresa Adams, founder of the Adams Apple Company in Lexington, SC.

Our healthcare system represents the front line in the battle against Covid-19.  How is it holding up here in South Carolina?

Mike Switzer interviews Craig Self with Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, SC. *Please note that the statistics mentioned by Mr. Self during this interview were as of the date of the recording of the interview: June 11, 2020.

Joey Von Nessen
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We are heading into our fourth month of the economic upheaval caused by the pandemic.  Many parts of the economy are rebounding while many are still stuck in the downdraft.  And of course, some were hit with positive effects.  As the second half of this year gets underway, where does our flagship university’s top economist see us heading next?

Alan Cooper
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community.

Mike Switzer interviews Alan Cooper, founder and editor of three online business news websites in South Carolina: MidlandsBiz, UpstateBizSC, and LowCountryBizSC.

After a successful career in wireless communications, our next guest decided to return to the Lowcountry and enter the commercial renovation and restoration business in an effort to help revive and grow the local economy.

Mike Switzer interviews Dick Stewart, founder and CEO of 303 Associates in Beaufort, SC.

Any business that relies on events for a major portion of their income has certainly been affected by the virus crisis.  But as we’ve been seeing, our next guest’s company has not only pivoted it’s business in order to stay in business but to contribute, as well.

Mike Switzer interviews Jesse Bullard, vice president, Southern Way Catering in Columbia, SC and Greenville, SC.

Once again, the issue of diversity has become a hot topic in our country.  Our next guest says that recent concerns over police actions and the challenges of the pandemic are bringing opportunities for organizations to make lasting and positive changes.

Joy Watkins
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

There is no doubt that everybody is learning a lesson or two (or three or more) from this pandemic.  Maybe it’s the importance of sanitary living or maybe it’s all about money.  Our next guest says that there are certainly some financial planning lessons that have become much more important.

Mike Switzer interviews Joy Watkins, a certified financial planner, principal, and director of financial planning at Anchor Investment Management in Columbia, SC.

John Warner
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

An update of the news, issues, and events facing the entrepreneurial community in South Carolina.

Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics (Vet-Tabs) and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

As companies continue to re-open their doors, health experts say that until much more testing has been done and a vaccine developed, they may be increasing their risk of employees and customers becoming sick with COVID-19.  How has the pandemic affected workers’ compensation claims so far and what does it mean going forward?

Mike Switzer interviews Kevin Couch, a workers’ compensation employer defense attorney with Willison, Jones, Carter and Baxley in Greenville, SC.

After a pause due to the pandemic, professional golf recently returned to the Palmetto State and next week competitive professional tennis will also return in an effort to not only support the players through the prize money, but also with fundraising for the frontline healthcare workers at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Mike Switzer interviews Bob Moran, president of Charleston Tennis, the host organization for the Credit One Bank Invitational, coming to Daniel Island June 23-28.

Doug Quackenbos
Darla Moore School of Business

In a post-Covid world, the sales process is being reinvented, just like so many others.  While e-commerce and video calls have been tools for sales reps for a long time, they have certainly increased in popularity.  Are the days of face-to-face sales presentations gone forever?

The majority of Americans’ wealth resides in real estate and the stock market. Over the past couple of decades, technology has helped bring the cost of investing in stocks down to almost zero.  The cost to buy and sell real estate, however, hasn’t much changed.  Our next guest, though, believes that lower real estate transaction costs are finally imminent.

John Warner
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

An update of the news, issues, and events facing the entrepreneurial community in South Carolina.

Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

As is usually the case with free markets, strong demand eventually attracts a higher supply which then drives down prices.  Our next guest says this has now happened with hemp and it’s number one product, CBD.

Mike Switzer interviews Louis Miles, president of Clarity Nutraceuticals in Charleston, SC.