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Is Your Business Ready for Increased Immigration Enforcement?

March 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Melissa Azallion

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents recently raided close to 100 7-Eleven stores across 17 states, demanding employment verification from managers in an attempt to crackdown on the employment of undocumented immigrants. With the acting ICE Director saying late...

Big Golf Celebrates Golden Anniversary at Hilton Head

March 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Most people are aware that golf is big business in South Carolina. But you may not know that our state’s premiere men’s professional golf tournament is celebrating its 50th anniversary in just twelve more days. Mike Switzer interviews Steve Wilmot, tournament director for...

How Will New Tax Law Affect HSA's?

March 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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By now, most people have a basic understanding about the new tax law and how it’ll impact their 2018 tax returns. But one area that hasn’t gotten as much attention in local or national news is the new law’s possible effect on Health Savings Accounts. Our next guest says the...

Helping Women Succeed in Hospitality

March 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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After working as the director of events for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival for seven years, our next guest discovered that what she really wanted to do was help women succeed in the hospitality industry. As a result, last year she launched a workshop that drew over 200...

Women’s Pioneering Tennis Tournament Celebrates 45 Years in SC's Lowcountry

March 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Spring is in the air and that means a lot of outdoor sporting events will soon be bringing an economic force to our state. Big golf tournaments in Augusta, Hilton Head, and Charlotte, for example. But first up is one of the premier tournaments in women’s professional tennis...

Cyber Thieves Targeting Smaller Companies

March 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Kimico Myers

While we often hear news about large companies and even governments getting their computer systems hacked, our next guest says that, in fact, small and medium-size companies are more likely to be targets for cyber thieves because these businesses tend to not invest in the...

Women's Financial Skills Still Lacking

March 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Stephanie Vokral

As you may be aware, March is Women’s History Month. Even with all the economic progress women have made over the last 100 years, our next guest says she is still surprised to see how many women are unprepared financially when a crisis hits, like divorce. Mike Switzer...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

March 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

Goodwill Helping Seniors and Ex-Criminals Find Jobs

March 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Pat Michaels

Pat Michaels As the South Carolina economy and unemployment rate have improved dramatically since the Great Recession, our next guest says there are still pockets of our population that face challenges finding jobs, such as senior citizens and those with a criminal...

Another COG in SC’s Economic Wheel

February 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Randy Pellisero

A Council of Government, also known as a COG, is an association of local governments, usually across several counties, that work towards facilitating intergovernmental land use and transportation planning, community development, mapping, and more, such as economic...

Demystifying Medicare

February 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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One of our recent shows featured a discussion on Social Security strategies and the various ways you can maximize your distributions. And if you thought Social Security was complicated, wait till you hear about Medicare. Fortunately, our next guest says that if you learn...

Entrepreneurship and Engineering

February 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Ehsan Jabbarazadeh and Julie Iarossi.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but over the past ten years, colleges and universities have become more and more involved in teaching entrepreneurship. And our next guest says a focus on technology and innovation is the most recent trend in this area. Mike Switzer interviews...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

February 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

Citadel Graduating More Engineers

February 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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While our next guest’s institution has a reputation for churning out military officers and business managers, their focus has changed significantly over the past few years to meet the workforce demands for engineers. Mike Switzer interviews Ron Welch, dean of engineering at...

Storm-Damaged Roofs Lead to Business Opportunity for SC Woman

February 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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2017 was the costliest year for extreme weather and climate disasters in American history. Which means there was a lot of money spent on home repairs, probably the highest amount going to roofs. To our next guest, who had experience in this area serving as insurance...

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