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.

2021 has begun and so has its conference schedule.  Many will still be virtual while some will be hybrid and some in-person.  One of the first in our state is the upcoming German-American Business Summit scheduled for February 4th in Charleston.

Back in 2019 the government passed the Secure Act in an effort to incentivize small business owners to start offering retirement plans to their employees.  Because let’s face it, if you work for a small business, the odds are that you don’t have a retirement plan other than what you are putting away for yourself outside of your job.  Our next guest says once we get the pandemic in the rear view mirror, this should become a priority for small business America.

John Warner
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

  Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, a serial entrepreneur whose insights are published online at Medium under the title “Controlling Your Destiny”.  He is based in Greenville, S.C.

  

If you are an inventor or potential inventor with what you believe could be a great, new, and profitable idea, you probably are aware of organizations out there that offer assistance.  We’ve just learned of another one that is specific to our state.

Mike Switzer interviews Adrian Pelkus, director of the South Carolina Inventors Forum in Lexington, SC.

Even though electronic healthcare record-keeping has been around for years now, healthcare billing administration remains a complex operation with all of the necessary medical coding and compliance requirements.  Our next guest’s company has tackled that problem with technology that resulted in an investment from SC Launch.

Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Jack Neil, CEO of HankAI in Columbia, SC.

Meals-to-go has been a growing food industry segment for several years and then the pandemic happened which gave them a turbo boost.  And our next guest’s Midlands company is one such beneficiary.

Mike Switzer interviews Jennifer Boyd, general manager of Primal Gourmet in West Columbia, SC.

As our new year begins to return to maybe a more normal year, in many ways, our next guest says that investment themes in the stock market will probably do the same.  What does that mean and how might it affect your portfolio?

Mike Switzer interviews Chris Lakian, a financial consultant and registered principal with RH Financial Services in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

John Warner
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, a serial entrepreneur whose insights are published online at Medium under the title “Controlling Your Destiny”.  He is based in Greenville, S.C.

Since their beginning in 2015, our next guest’s for-profit company has helped its nonprofit clients raise over $500,000,000 through social media and email.  Their efforts so impressed South Carolina Research Authority’s SC Launch, that they recently invested $200,000 into the company.

Mike Switzer interviews Nick Black, CEO and founder of GoodUnited in Charleston, SC.

PPE Shortages Again?

Jan 7, 2021

Even with vaccinations happening, many hospitals are full again with COVID-19 patients.  And these hospitals are finding themselves once again nervous about potential shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE).  All of this is keeping our next guest’s company very busy.

Mike Switzer interviews Lance Brown, CEO of Rhino Medical Supply in Columbia, SC.

Many small businesses are looking at 2020 as a lost year and at 2021 as the rebound year.  And our next guest’s organization, which was very busy with relief efforts last year is hoping to be very busy this year providing the normal assistance they have available to the small business community every year.

Mike Switzer interviews Gregg White, director of the South Carolina district of the US Small Business Administration.

After many months of social distancing, hand washing and mask wearing and at least a few months more to go, we are beginning to see light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel.  However, many experts believe the pandemic will likely cause permanent changes in our lives, our psyches, and in the way we conduct business going forward.

Mike Switzer interviews Melissa Bane, a certified financial planner with Greenwood Capital in Greenwood, SC.

Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference: “The Long-term Economic Consequences of the Pandemic”

John Warner
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, a serial entrepreneur whose insights are published online at Medium under the title “Controlling Your Destiny”.  He is based in Greenville, S.C.

Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference: “The Long-term Economic Consequences of the Pandemic”

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