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Small business issues grab early 2023 headlines

South Carolina Business Review
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If you can believe it, the first week of 2023 is wrapping up fast. Our next guest says that before the year gets away from us, he has a few things he believes small businesses should be aware of. Mike Switzer interviews Frank Knapp, President and CEO of the SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce in Columbia.

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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.