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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. 

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  • Most small companies would love to have millions of followers on social media to help them get their business to the next level. So, most entrepreneurs would be understandably envious of our next guest’s small farm that has over 4 million followers on TikTok. Mike Switzer interviews Jason Southers, co-founder of Goat Daddy Farm in Elgin, S.C.
  • Most people have heard of angel investors, and angel funds that invest in early stage start-up companies that haven’t quite made it to the level of venture capital funding yet. Angels are usually for-profit investors, but we recently discovered a non-profit angel fund in our state and thought you might want to learn more, too. Mike Switzer interviews Mike Gatchell, CEO and co-founder of Abundance Capital in Greenville, S.C.
  • As you may have heard on a previous episode of the program, Forbes magazine recently announced their “50 Over 50” Women list, and in the Lifestyle category, the owner of a distillery and women’s magazine in the Lowcountry of our state made that list. Mike Switzer interviews “Pixie” Paula Dezzutti, founder of Striped Pig Distillery and Skirt! magazine in Charleston, SC.
  • Not many folks can say that they have actively participated in their profession since its infancy. But our next guest has done so for nearly 40 years with a professional designation that can trace its origin to only 54 years ago. Mike Switzer interviews Rick Van Der Noord, one of the inaugural Certified Financial Planners in the nation, and he joins us from his office in Greenville S.C.
  • 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.
  • Social media has become a major industry over the past decade and a big influence in the advertising industry. Which is keeping our next guest and his students busy at an Upstate university. Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Brandon Boatwright, director of the Social Media Listening Center at Clemson University.
  • According to our next guest, the real estate market in South Carolina is currently experiencing a great deal of confusion due to recent market shifts, changes in interest rates, and other developments. Mike Switzer interviews Nick Carlson, co-founder of Wilson Associates and current president of the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors in Greenville, SC.
  • With so many foreign companies locating in our state and buying products made in our state, most people would agree that global engagement is critical to the health of the economy. Which is why our next guest’s organization holds an event for the business community in our Upstate that focuses on international business topics. Mike Switzer interviews Tracie Frese, executive director of the World Affairs Council Upstate, host of the 2023 Global Upstate Conference on International Business and World Affairs taking place in Greer, SC, between October 3 & 4.
  • Interest rates are on a lot of people’s minds these days as they continue to inch higher. So, we are going to check in with one of our resident financial advisors to see what his advice is for individuals and companies that may need some portfolio rebalancing or loan reshuffling. Mike Switzer interviews Jared Crawford, a certified financial planner in North Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, a serial entrepreneur and founder of Innoventure in Greenville, S.C. John talks about a recent Post and Courier article about our state’s brain drain and how that will be addressed at the upcoming Innoventure Futures Festival in Greenville, S.C. Sept. 22, 2023.