Alfred Turner

Health Tech Start-Up Raises $5 Million

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoRaising venture capital has always been a struggle in the Palmetto State but late last year, our next guest was able to raise $5 million for her start-up, right out of the gate. It probably helped that she also runs a venture fund. Mike Switzer interviews Halle Tecco, CEO of Natalist in Charleston, SC.

Eastern King Snake

By Alfred Turner

An Eastern King SnakeThe chain-like pattern on this non-venomous snake can help identify it.

Reclaiming a Lost Hero of World War II

By Alfred Turner

Tarawa, Kiribati - U.S. Marines storm Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands. The battle (November 20-23, 1943) was one of the bloodiest of WWII. In November 1943, Marine 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. was mortally wounded while leading a successful assault on a critical Japanese fortification on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa, and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor. The brutal, bloody 76-hour battle would ultimately claim the lives of more than 1,100 Marines and 5,000 Japanese forces. But Bonnyman's remains, along with those of hundreds of other Marines, were hastily buried and lost to history following the battle, and it would take an extraordinary effort by a determined group of dedicated...

S.C. General Assembly to Address State Budget Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

By Alfred Turner

File photo of the S.C. Senate in sessionThis year’s session of the SC General Assembly was interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak back in March before lawmakers were able to approve next year’s state operating budget. So, they plan to return to Columbia for a couple of days this week to pass a resolution to continue the current year’s budget beyond the end of the state fiscal year on June 30th. Legislative leaders hope to meet again in September to enact a new budget. By then they should have a better idea of just how much of an impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the state’s economy.

American Bitterns

By Alfred Turner

An American BitternThis marsh bird blends so well with its surroundings that it's not often seen.

Business Financial Management During a Pandemic

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoThe stress the global pandemic has put on the business community has added new dimensions to the science of cost controls. How does one manage costs when everything is broken? Mike Switzer interviews Mark Cecchini, chair of the School of Accounting at the Darla Moore School of Business at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. This is Part 2 in our weekly series entitled “Managerial Insights-Supporting Businesses During an Uncertain Time” , which will be followed up with a live Zoom conference this coming Monday, May 4th at 3pm.

What You Should Know About the CARES Act

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoIn an unprecedented short amount of time, the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, aka the CARES Act, is now law and is in the process of being enacted. Some of the major provisions of this new law will certainly affect South Carolina businesses and individuals. Mike Switzer interviews John Cooper, a certified financial planner with Greenwood Capital in Greenwood, SC.

Upstate Institution Helps Family-Owned Businesses

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoFamily-owned businesses make up a significant portion of the state and national economy and almost all of them are part of the small business sector that is being so dramatically affected by the current crisis. Our next guest’s institution recently created a program to offer educational, networking, and professional development opportunities to these business owners. Mike Switzer interviews Brad Bechtold, founding director of the Family Enterprise Institute of South Carolina at Anderson University .

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