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Building a Business With Connectors

October 27, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Kelly and David Schlitter

Kelly and David Schlitter Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio You may have heard about our next guests’ company from a recent mention on this show during one of our regular interviews with John Warner, who is always talking up the entrepreneurial activity in our state. And...

Increasing Metallurgy Education in SC

October 26, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The last time we had our next guest on this show, he was running our state’s pre-eminent public-private partnership known as SCRA. Last year, he left SCRA and took a position with an organization that is working to bring more materials-based education to South Carolina...

Charleston Gourmet Foodies Expand Company Out of State

October 25, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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About 10 years ago our next guest and his wife, Margaret, decided to give up their lucrative careers and New York City living to return to the city where they married and start a small business centered around their favorite thing: gourmet food. Their cafe and market has...

Bulls Bay Oysters and Clams

October 24, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Oysters

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Bull Bay Island, where Rocky Magwood and his family have been oystering and fishing for generations. After harvesting some oysters and clams, Amanda and Rocky take the fresh seafood to Art's Bar...

Making the Most of Your Charitable Giving

October 24, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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It probably won’t surprise you to know that Americans are among the most charitable people on the planet. According to a recent Gallup World Poll, the USA ranked #1 or #2 for each of the last four years (2013 – 2016). Our next guest says while South Carolinians are just as...

SC Business Update from Andy Owens

October 23, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Andy Owens

Andy Owens Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio 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...

Family Plantation Becomes Event Venue

October 20, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Event venues continue to be in high demand across South Carolina for corporate workshops, retreats, and of course, weddings. A few years ago, our next guest decided that their historic family plantation would fit well into this...

Hotel Construction Strong But Challenged

October 19, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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If you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of new hotels under construction in our state. In fact, the number is at a high for the current growth cycle. But our next guest says that this growth is not without its challenges. Mike Switzer interviews Bruce Collins with OTO...

SC Financial Planner Cites Increased Stock Market Risks

October 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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We are now many years into the second largest bull market in stock market history. Our next guest says he believes that the risks have begun to stack up and that it may be time to take some chips off the table. Mike Switzer interviews Doug English, a certified financial...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

Credit Concepts to Companies A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder of the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

IT Services Industry Strong in SC

October 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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With the business world almost completely reliant on computers, it should come as no surprise that the market for IT services is strong and growing. Which is why our next guest decided to launch his own business in this industry two years ago. Mike Switzer interviews Tim...

The True Story of 3D Printing

October 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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By now, most people are aware of 3D printing. But what most people are apparently confused about is who actually invented it. While our next guest is mostly known as the father of modern kayaking, he is, in fact, also the owner of the first patent for 3D printing. Mike...

Divorce Shopping Made Easier

October 11, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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What happens when a divorce lawyer, financial planner, and real estate broker walk into a room? They form a new business that specializes in one-stop shopping for people going through divorce or separation. That’s what happened recently to our next guest. Mike Switzer...

McLeod Farm's Palmetto Proud Corn Maze

October 10, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Corn Maze

Clemson Extension Agent and host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty and fellow Clemson Agent Tony Melton visit McLeod Farms in McBee, SC and talk with Spencer McLeod to see how they embrace agri-tourism. Amanda and Tony experience this firsthand as they try to navigate the...

Is the US Becoming the King of Energy?

October 10, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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When we last interviewed our next guest, about a year and a half ago, he was predicting that oil prices were bottoming and about to move higher. And he was right. The price moved from $38 a barrel up into the $50s. What does he think about the energy markets now? Mike...

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