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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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  • 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.
  • Regarding the rebounding US economy, our next guest recently said: “After all the recent misery, have we entered an exceptional high-growth era that will continue until mismanagement or misfortune brings an end to it? Or is it something else?” Let’s check in with him and see if he’s found the answer.Mike Switzer interviews Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus at the College of Business & Behavioral Science and Alumni Professor of Economics Emeritus, both at Clemson University. He is also the Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center which publishes his Economic Situation Report.
  • 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.
  • We last interviewed our next guest when her magazine for women entrepreneurs was just getting off the ground. As our state is beginning to emerge on the other side of this pandemic, we thought we’d check in and see how she and other women small business owners that she has been in touch with have been able to keep their businesses afloat.Mike Switzer interviews Anna Gelbman Edmonds, publisher and managing editor of The F Suite in Columbia, SC. Disclaimer, I will be contributing an article and South Carolina Public Radio has received an advertisement in her magazine.
  • After 30 years in commercial real estate, our next guest decided to become a blogger on that topic, specifically under the auspices of Forbes magazine. And he has some interesting things to say about real estate investment trusts.Mike Switzer interviews Brad Thomas, CEO and founder of Wide Moat Research in Duncan, SC and author of Forbes Real Estate Investor newsletter.
  • If there’s one thing that has most business owners’ attention these days, it’s cybersecurity. There are so many sophisticated computer bots out there that are continuously visiting websites, it has become very difficult for businesses to determine who is a human and who isn’t. And that's what led our next guest to tackle that issue with new software.Mike Switzer interviews Bill West, CEO of Ellipsis Technologies/Human Presence in Greenville, SC.
  • If you are a business owner, you may be offering or thinking of offering a retirement plan to your employees. And as with everything else that comes with owning a business, it comes with a lot of responsibility. Our next guest says you shouldn’t be afraid of that responsibility but you should know all that it entails.Mike Switzer interviews Anthony Colancecco, a certified financial planner with Ballentine Capital Advisors in Greenville, SC.
  • An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community.Mike Switzer interviews Andy Owens, managing editor of SCBizNews, the company that publishes the Columbia Regional Business Report, Charleston Regional Business Journal, GSA Business and SCBizNews magazine.