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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 use of unmanned aerial vehicles also known as UAVs or, more commonly, drones, has grown exponentially in popularity over the past 10 years and as a result, has brought an increase in issues for the aviation industry. And that presented an entrepreneurial opportunity to a group of aviation pilots who have developed software to increase airspace awareness for all involved. Mike Switzer interviews Jason Cansler, co-founder and chief operating officer at UASidekick in Greenville, SC.
  • Labor and material shortages continue to present a major challenge to the construction industry which itself continues to experience strong growth even through the current slowdown. Last year, our next guest’s site services company finally became an independent entity after operating as a division of other companies since 1947. So now they are on their own dealing with these issues. Mike Switzer interviews Gary Bernardez, CEO of AMECO in Greenville, SC.
  • Everyone seems to be talking about the market these days with both stocks and bonds down so far this year. But while it’s natural to focus on your portfolio's returns, our next guest says there is a better metric to track during periods of market turbulence. Mike Switzer interviews Rob DeHollander, a certified financial planner in Greenville, SC.
  • Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, a serial entrepreneur and founder of Innoventure in Greenville, S.C. John tells us about the new autonomous shuttle project at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.
  • During the past couple of years, most businesses stayed very busy just keeping their companies running during the pandemic. That included following new rules about paid sick leave and workplace safety and health—and what they could and couldn’t do about requiring employees to be vaccinated. As business has returned to a more “normal” normal, what are the main concerns now in the workplace? Mike Switzer interviews David Dubberly, an employment lawyer with Nexsen Pruet in Columbia, SC.
  • After a 15-year career in recruiting, both within an executive search firm as well as in-house at a large public accounting firm, our next guest decided to take the entrepreneurial plunge and start her ownrecruiting firm…despite the current extremely competitive labor market. Mike Switzer interviews Rhiannon Poore, CEO of Forge Search and Consulting in Greenville, SC.
  • Not too long ago, our next guest was reading an article in the Wall Street Journal when he experienced that cliched “light bulb” moment and began chasing and developing an idea that would lead to a new fertility treatment process involving artificial intelligence. Mike Switzer interviews Dr. John Schnorr, founder of Cycle Clarity in Mount Pleasant, SC.
  • 2022 has been a difficult year for stocks and bonds highlighted by significant volatility. Which our next guest believes may continue and so he wants to share with us a couple of ideas on how to take advantage of volatility. Mike Switzer interviews Wes Johnson, a certified financial planner with ACT Advisors in Charleston, SC.
  • Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, a serial entrepreneur and founder of Innoventure in Greenville, S.C. John tells us about some SC organizations that had concept outlines accepted into the National Science Foundation Regional Innovation Engines program.
  • During the pandemic when restaurants were closed, many people decided to cook more of their own meals than they had been used to. Has that trend continued or at least are there more home chefs than there used to be? Our next guest should know the answer to that. Mike Switzer interviews John Militello, owner, chef and culinary instructor at Let’s Cook Culinary studio in Columbia, SC.