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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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  • Many business leaders continue to find themselves challenged by the slow supply chains and the domestic labor shortage. And they’re finding, especially during the pandemic, that offshoring has exacerbated that problem. Which is why our next guest’s software company has decided to delve into the market of “nearshoring”. Mike Switzer interviews Andy Kurtz, CEO of Kopis in Greenville, SC.
  • More and more these days, people are looking to buy products and services from companies that practice sustainability. But our next guest says that that remains a challenge for many companies to achieve. Mike Switzer interviews Lia Colabello, founder of Planet + Purpose Solutions in Charleston, SC.
  • For the past 75 years, our next guest’s family has been owning and operating a local franchise of a national pest control company. What are the pros and cons of participating in this potentially dangerous industry? Mike Switzer interviews Lex Knox, CEO of Terminix Service, Inc. in Columbia, SC.
  • If you’re looking for ways to save on your annual income tax bill, it’s not too late. Which is why, at this time of year, we like to check in with one of our resident financial advisors to get their tips. Mike Switzer interviews Jeff Wildes, a certified financial planner in Georgetown, SC.
  • Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, a serial entrepreneur and founder of Innoventure in Greenville, S.C. John tells us about feedback he received from listeners following his presentation to our state legislature’s economic development subcommittee.
  • 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.
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