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Info-Sharing Leads to Productivity

Madiken Helsel
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

It’s no secret that the better your team of employees works together, the more productive they will be.  A lot of that depends on their ability to share their work and information.  And that’s why knowledge management platforms are becoming more important to companies, especially start-ups.

Mike Switzer interviews Madiken Helsel, co-founder of TipHive, recently featured as one of 10 start-ups to watch by the Upstate Business Journal.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.