Alfred Turner

Franchising Janitorial Services

By Alfred Turner

Ben MackeyBen Mackey Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio As the economy heated up and the labor market tightened, our next guest noticed an underserved sector in the building maintenance industry and decided to buy a franchise to serve it. Mike Switzer interviews Ben Mackey, owner of the Columbia, SC location of City Wide Building Maintenance Solutions .

Turkey Tail Mushrooms

By Alfred Turner

Turkey Tail MushroomsThe Turkey Tail mushroom, Trametes versicolor – also known as Coriolus versicolor and Polyporus versicolor – is a common polypore mushroom found throughout the world.

Fowler's Toads

By Alfred Turner

Fowler's toadFowler's toad (Anaxyrus fowleri, formerly Bufo fowleri) is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. The species is native to North America, where it occurs in much of the eastern United States and parts of adjacent Canada.

Making SC More Bicycle Friendly

By Alfred Turner

Amy Johnson ElyAs our state continues to look for ways to attract the best and brightest workforce, quality of life is certainly important. One aspect of that that is showing up on a lot of millenials’ checklists is a bicycle-friendly environment. And our next guest’s organization is right in the middle of that effort. Mike Switzer interviews Amy Johnson Ely, executive director of the Palmetto Cycling Coalition in Columbia, SC. Disclaimer: Mike Switzer is a member of the PCC.

Answering Your Own Business Phone?

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoMany businesses find it necessary and profitable to outsource some of their operations. One of the most common of these examples, especially for entrepreneurs, is an answering service. With today’s technology, it can make a very small company look anything but. Mike Switzer interviews Mel Carlen, vice president of operations for the North American headquarters of the British firm, MoneyPenny , in Charleston, SC.

Beaufort Film Festival Season Kicks Off Soon

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoThousands of film lovers (and many filmmakers) from around the globe will soon be converging on Beaufort, South Carolina for an annual film festival that has been recognized as one of the fastest growing in the Southeast and one of the top 100 in the world. Mike Switzer interviews Ron Tucker, executive director of the 14th annual Beaufort International Film Festival .

Clemson Economist Sees Slow Growth Ahead

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoWhile our next guest expects 2019’s final economic growth numbers to come in significantly lower than those we saw when the year began and that that limp-along trend will continue this year, he does not foresee a recession in 2020. Mike Switzer interviews Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus at the College of Business & Behavioral Science and Alumni Professor of Economics Emeritus, both at Clemson University. He is also the Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center which publishes his Economic Situation Report .

President Trump's State of the Union Address

By Alfred Turner

President Donald TrumpPresident Trump is delivering the 2020 State of the Union address, Tuesday night at 9:00 p. m. South Carolina Public Radio will broadcast NPR's Special Coverage, live. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to deliver the Democratic Party's response. We will also offer a video stream of NPR's coverage here. You can follow a live annotation of his remarks, including fact checks and analysis from NPR reporters, below, beginning at 9:00 on Wednesday night. Loading...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

By Alfred Turner

John WarnerJohn Warner Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Finding a Financial Advisor

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoAs with any profession, there are those who excel, those who are average, and those who lag in their field. Financial planning is no different. To hold yourself out as a “Financial Advisor” you just need to pass a couple of exams that only require about a month’s worth of studying; then you can be responsible for someone’s life savings. How would you rate your financial advisor? Mike Switzer interviews Ashton Lawrence, a certified financial planner with Dehollander and Janse Financial Group in Greenville, SC.

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