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Bike-Sharing Launches in Charleston

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When we interviewed our next guest three years ago, he had just launched an electric car ride-sharing service targeting college students.  Since then, his company has grown from four employees to over 35 and has added an office in Los Angeles.  Now he is expanding into bicycle-sharing.

Mike Switzer interviews Sean Flood, founder of the Gotcha Group and his newest venture is Gotcha Bike which recently launched Holy Spokes in Charleston, SC.

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.