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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. 

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The South Carolina Business Review is a production of Magnolia Media for South Carolina Public Radio.

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  • We’ve all heard about the tight labor market and the resulting wage inflation that has occurred over the past few years. Now we’re hearing about layoffs, especially in the tech industry. Our next guest’s organization recently completed a compensation study for her sector in which nearly 500 nonprofit organizations participated. Mike Switzer interviews Mary Dell Hayes with Together SC in Columbia, SC.
  • If you are one of our regular listeners, you’ve probably heard us mention SC Launch, which is part of the South Carolina Research Authority, a public nonprofit organization funded by our state and corporations. SC Launch’s goal is to help provide seed capital and guidance to promising start-ups here and the way that normally works is that the start-up receives an initial $25,000 grant and access to entrepreneurial resources. Then, if progress looks promising, SC Launch offers to make an actual investment into the company, such as what happened recently with our next guest’s company which received $200,000 to help them further their mobile app business. Mike Switzer interviews Matt Hudson, CEO of Bildit in Indian Land, SC.
  • Our state’s rapidly growing elderly population continues to put a strain on our health care system. In fact, our next guest says that by 2030, South Carolina will probably have a greater need for nurses than any other state in the nation. Mike Switzer interviews Christina Oh, president and CEO at Trident Health in North Charleston, SC.
  • You may have heard us mention the term “donor advised fund” on this program during one of our weekly discussions with a financial planner, but we haven’t gone into much detail about what one is and how it works. We will today. Mike Switzer interviews Alex Chastain, a certified financial planner with Abacus Planning Group in Columbia, SC.
  • An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Jason Thomas, executive editor of SCBizNews, the company that publishes the Columbia Regional Business Report, Charleston Regional Business Journal, GSA Business and SCBizNews magazine.
  • After being introduced to fly fishing in Wyoming shortly after college, our next guest became enamored with the sport and eventually turned his enthusiasm into a business, a podcast, and a business alliance that seek to help those in that industry become more environmentally friendly. Mike Switzer interviews Rick Crawford, founder of Emerger Strategies in Charleston, SC.
  • When we were down at Daniel Island earlier this year to cover the Credit One Charleston Open women’s professional tennis tournament, we were intrigued by an ice cream cart we saw that was selling what appeared to be fried chicken. Of course, it was actually ice cream but in the shape of pieces of fried chicken. Upon further investigation we discovered that the owner of this business is a six-time James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef and now she’s an entrepreneur. Mike Switzer interviews Cynthia Wong, founder of Life Raft Treats in Charleston, SC.
  • For the past seven years, our next guest’s private equity investment firm has participated in funding more than $3 billion in a variety of real estate transactions in North and South Carolina, involving everything from infrastructure to home building to restaurants and even including crypto mining. How do they feel about these markets now that rising inflation and interest rates seem to be cooling things down a bit? Mike Switzer interviews Joe Baldassarra, president of Broadstreet, Inc. in Greenville, SC.
  • If you are interested in hearing an in-depth discussion of our state’s post-COVID economic recovery and the federal government’s response to record inflation levels and what is expected for next year, you may want to mark December 6th on your calendar because that’s the date for this year’s Annual Economic Outlook Conference from USC. Mike Switzer interviews Joey Von Nessen, chief economist at the Division of Research at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
  • Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, a serial entrepreneur and founder of Innoventure in Greenville, S.C. John tells us about a presentation he recently made to a South Carolina legislative subcommittee on economic development.