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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. 

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The South Carolina Business Review is a production of Magnolia Media for South Carolina Public Radio.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed on The South Carolina Business Review are not necessarily those of South Carolina Public Radio.

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  • While currently experiencing a slowdown in activity, the homebuilding market still continues at a strong pace. And our next guest says that she believes the boom will continue and that’s why she likes the investment opportunities in multifamily housing.Mike Switzer interviews Karen Oeser, a chartered financial analyst and co-founder of Financial Literacy for Her and East Light Investments in Greer, SC. She is also a member of the SC chapter of the CFA Society.
  • Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, a serial entrepreneur and founder of Innoventure in Greenville, S.C. Today John discusses the current public education crisis.
  • Several years ago our next guest opened his own real estate appraisal company. Then the challenges resulting from the pandemic brought him to create a mobile app for appraisers and homeowners. Prior to the pandemic he was also co-owner of a restaurant and that experience led him to launch a new restaurant concept. He holds a Master of Science of Real Estate and Infrastructure from Johns Hopkins University and is currently pursuing his master’s degree from The Culinary Institute of America. Mike Switzer interviews Paul Ryll, owner of Oscar Mike Appraisal Group and Parsley & Mint restaurant in Greenville, SC.
  • If you’ve lived in South Carolina for any length of time, the odds are you’ve tried boiled peanuts. That is our official state snack, after all. Our next guest’s company is attempting to capitalize on that fact and the snack’s popularity but also by emphasizing the health benefit. Mike Switzer interviews Lauren Marcinkoski, CEO of Luray Peanut Company, in Bluffton, SC.
  • For over a hundred years now the world has seemed to change at an unprecedented pace. And that pace certainly feels like it has accelerated since the pandemic. Of course, change can create feelings of uncertainty and anxiety about the future. But our next guest says this change is creating new opportunities in financial planning. Mike Switzer interviews Rob DeHollander, a certified financial planner in Greenville SC.
  • Mike Switzer interviews Alan Cooper, founder and editor of three online business news websites in South Carolina: MidlandsBiz, UpstateBizSC, and LowCountryBizSC. Disclaimer: Alan Cooper’s company has a business relationship with Voterheads.com, a wholly-owned company of Magnolia Media, which is the producer of the South Carolina Business Review. In this episode, Alan reviews some of the biggest business items from 2021.
  • We’ve entered the final quarter of 2021 and so far so good for our economy. Should we expect the stability and growth to continue? Mike Switzer interviews Joey Von Nessen, chief economist at the Darla Moore School of Business at USC in Columbia, SC. Joey also discusses USC’s upcoming Economic Outlook Conference scheduled for Dec 7, 2021
  • Retirement plans can sometimes be very confusing, maybe because there are so many types that involve a myriad of tax laws. Our next guest says that marriage and divorce can add even more complicating factors. Mike Switzer interviews Stephanie Vokral, a certified financial planner and a certified divorce financial analyst with the Financial Knot in Columbia, SC.
  • With the holiday season fast approaching, many families will be gathering together soon. Our next guest thinks that might be a good time to have a family discussion about aging parent care and estate planning. Mike Switzer interviews Jon Robertson, a certified financial planner with Abacus Planning Group in Columbia South Carolina.