Business

Pouring Wine Leads to "Cool" Entrepreneur

By Mike Switzer

Ian Mackintosh

Many times entrepreneurs start companies because they feel they have found a way to solve a problem and that people will pay for that solution.  And that’s exactly what happened to our next guest when he believed he could make a better wine bottle cooler.

Mike Switzer interviews Ian Mackintosh, founder of Brevino in Columbia, SC.

Predicting South Carolina's Economic Future

By Mike Switzer

Joey Von Nessen

At the end of each year, our state’s flagship university presents its outlook for our state’s economy for the upcoming year.  And here we are, once again, at that time of year.

SC's Big Picture Economic Development Scene

By Alfred Turner

Andrena Powell-Baker

 

 

Andrena Powell-Baker

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We speak regularly with economic development experts from around our state, checking the pulse of new business activity.  Our next guest stays busy trying to pull all those strings together to promote the big picture as a whole for our entire state.

Mike Switzer interviews Andrena Powell-Baker, president of the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA).

Bonding Program Helps Companies Hire Ex-Offenders

By Alfred Turner

Amy Hill

 

 

Amy Hill

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Just like most of our nation, our state is experiencing historically low levels of unemployment.  As a result, many employers are looking to previously ignored pools of labor, such as people with criminal records.  There is a program in our state called Second Chance that helps former inmates obtain jobs.  But many employers still want more assurances which is why our next guest’s national program was developed.

Managing Your Insurance Policies

By Alfred Turner

Peter Pigeon

When was the last time you reviewed your insurance policies?  Have you ever put together an actual insurance plan to make sure you aren’t missing anything?  Our next guest says many people tend to put off insurance planning because it’s just not a lot of fun. And, he adds, that is unfortunate because insurance should be viewed as a valuable tool in your overall financial plan.

Mike Switzer interviews Peter Pigeon is a Certified Financial Planner with Hobbs Group Advisors in Columbia, SC.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

By Alfred Turner

John Warner

John Warner Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio An update of the news, issues, and events facing the entrepreneurial community in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

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