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South Carolina Business Review
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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.

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  • You may have heard this old adage before about the stock market that says: “Sell in May and go away”. It refers to the process of selling your stock holdings in May of each year and buying back in November, mainly because historically, the summer and early fall have tended to be not so great. Should we follow that advice this year?Mike Switzer interviews John Cooper, a certified financial planner with Greenwood Capital in Greenwood, SC.
  • Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, a serial entrepreneur whose insights are published online at Medium under the title “Control Your Destiny”. He is based in Greenville, S.C.
  • The last time we interviewed our next guest, about a year and a half ago, her company had four employees. But then the pandemic hit, and it grew to twenty. Did they pivot to a COVID-related business?Mike Switzer interviews Donna Brin, CEO of bFIVE40 in Little River, SC.
  • In a normal year, our next guest’s recent annual event would spin off more than $18 million in local economic impact each year. But of course, we’re not quite back to normal yet. Mike Switzer interviews Gillian Zoettler, executive director of the Charleston Wine and Food Festival in Charleston, SC.
  • Our next guest followed and filmed five adult, special-needs ballet students through a year of dancing and living which brought to viewers of the film often unheard voices, a perspective frequently overlooked, and to the film director a filmmaking award.Mike Switzer interviews Sarah Shoemaker, director of “Invitation to the Dance”, named the best documentary feature at this year’s Beaufort International Film Festival. She is also the executive director International Ballet.
  • The first time I interviewed our next guest, several years ago, the entire market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies was around $40 billion. Recently, the market value of Bitcoin alone crossed $1 trillion. What is going on? Are we really on the verge of a sea change in payment systems?Mike Switzer interviews Allen Gillespie, a chartered financial analyst with Fintrust Capital Advisors in Greenville, SC.
  • Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, a serial entrepreneur whose insights are published online at Medium under the title “Control Your Destiny”. He is based in Greenville, S.C.
  • Our state’s population continues to grow and maybe even more rapidly now because of the pandemic which is motivating people and companies to look to less urban and less congested areas. This trend is going to have an impact on our environment and natural resources and this concern has led to the creation of our next guest’s organization.Mike Switzer interviews Ethel Bunch, president and CEO of SustainSC in Columbia, SC. Disclaimer: Mike Switzer will be a volunteer moderator at an upcoming webinar hosted by SustainSC and The Nature Conservancy
  • According to our next guest, medication costs are around 10% of a hospital’s overall operating costs, which is why his company has licensed intellectual property through the Medical University of South Carolina’s Foundation for Research and Development in an effort to increase pharmacy purchasing efficiency.Mike Switzer interviews Matt Hebbard, cofounder of QuicksortRx in Charleston, SC.
  • Theater careers are often incubated in children, either by an interest in TV shows or movies, but also sometimes by in-person town theaters. Founded in 2005, our next guest’s children’s theater is our state’s only professional resident theater for young audiences, i.e. professional adult actors performing for children and families.Mike Switzer interviews Jerry Stevenson, co-founder and artistic director of Columbia Children's Theatre in Columbia, SC.