Business

Time to Buy the Oil Stocks?

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoThe recent stock market crash is the fastest valuation decline in history. Faster than 1929, 1987, 2008…But our next guest believes we may have reached an inflection point and is particularly bullish now on the energy sector. Mike Switzer interviews Tyson Halsey, a chartered financial analyst and managing member at Income Growth Advisors in Charleston, SC . Tyson is also a member of the SC Chapter of the CFA Society .

Unique Business: Poop911

By Lynn Cornfoot

A dog poopingLet's face it - we all love our dogs, but their waste? Not so much. Here's the scoop on help with the poop.

Darla Moore | SC Hall of Fame

Photograph of Darla MooreDarla Moore was born and raised near Lake City, South Carolina, growing up on the family cotton, soybean and tobacco farm. After graduating from Lake City High School, she attended the University of South Carolina to study political science, later working for the Republican National Committee in Washington. In 1982, Moore gained her MBA from George Washington University and moved to New York City where she became become one of the most successful and highest paid women in the banking industry. She was the first woman featured on the cover of Fortune Magazine, and was listed as one of Fortune’...

Tricking Your Brain into Thinking Positively

By Alfred Turner

Peter PigeonMany stock market crashes have happened in the past and every time they do, investors are faced with the emotional toll of investing during a crisis. Our next guest says there are ways to trick your brain into thinking positive in order to prevent panic. Mike Switzer interviews Peter Pigeon, a certified financial planner with Hobbs Group Advisors in Columbia, SC.

Made Here | Small businesses struggle due to COVID-19

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Baker Farm in Rock Hill, SCCOVID-19 concerns are causing small businesses to undergo a significant financial burden. It is therefore more important now, than ever, to shop local and support the community. Made Here is a digital series that explores small business in South Carolina and surrounding areas. Below is a list of small businesses featured on Made Here that have adapted to restrictions caused by COVID-19 and are still selling their products. Critter Creek Farm , located in Rock Hill, is usually busiest in the Spring. However, they have had to cancel Goat Yoga events until the end of April, and due to several...

Small Business Community in Shock

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoWe heard a few days ago from the US Small Business Administration about their plans to assist the small business community during the current crisis. Our next guest says these business owners are in a state of shock and are going to need this help. Mike Switzer interviews Frank Knapp, president and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce in Columbia, SC.

Miracle Park will give those with all abilities access to play

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Miracle Park plans in Rock Hill, SCMiracle Park in Rock Hill, South Carolina, is being created so that people with all abilities can have access to recreation equipment and participate in sports. It will also create employment opportunities for people with disabilities and special needs. Josh Myers, a Special Olympics Weightlifter and World Gold Medalist from Rock Hill, knows how important it is, saying "The reason for the Miracle Park is to help the kids with all abilities, to get interested in any type of sports. Whenever I play sports or events, it makes me feel good, and I think the kids with all abilities will experience...

SBA to the Rescue?

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoThere is no doubt that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic will affect how we do business for weeks and maybe even months ahead. And as in any economic crisis, the government is expected to provide relief to the small business community because they normally suffer the most from this type of event. Mike Switzer interviews Gregg White, director of the South Carolina district of the US Small Business Administration in Columbia, SC. SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

Coronavirus and the SC Business Community

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoEconomic activity was looking like business as usual for 2020, meaning all signals pointing to more slow but steady growth. And then came the coronavirus. What is the reaction so far from our state’s business community? Mike Switzer interviews Ted Pitts, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce in Columbia, SC.

Using Technology for Safer Operations

By Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logoMost manufacturing companies, especially larger ones, employ or contract with safety professionals to keep their operations safe for their employees and to comply with government safety regulations and inspections. It’s an old-fashioned industry that we’ve learned recently is also employing the latest technology. Mike Switzer interviews Nathan Bennett, vice president of technology at Life and Safety Consultants in Greenville, SC.

Pages