Business

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 .

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.

38th SE Wildlife Expo Coming Feb 14-16

By Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logoOur state’s tourism season is about to kick off with more than 40,000 people expected to attend an annual event in the Lowcountry celebrating the art and sport of wildlife. Mike Switzer interviews John Powell, executive director of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition coming to Charleston, SC in February.

Scribble: How to build a successful company culture

By Scribble

Greg HiggsMany enthusiasts dream of starting a business around their obsessions. Greg Higgs is one entrepreneur who actually did it. Already a junkie for vehicles at an early age, Greg laid the groundwork for Fab Fours as a child by developing his skills as an artist. He went on to connect with a local welder who would make Greg’s first custom automobile part. After unlikely beginnings in Jakarta, Indonesia, Greg founded Fab Fours. Today, after building the wildly successful vehicle customization and outdoor lifestyle company, Greg provides the “creative force and product DNA that goes into all of Fab...

Upstate School Addressing Teacher Shortage

By Mike Switzer

Dr. Laura ReynoldsWith the state and nation experiencing a serious teacher shortage, one Upstate college is working on new ways to alleviate that situation. Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Laura Reynolds, USC Upstate’s Dean of the School of Education, Human Performance, and Health in Spartanburg, SC.

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.

SC Business Update from Andy Owens

By Mike Switzer

Andy OwensAn update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Andy Owens, managing editor of SCBizNews , the company that publishes the Columbia Regional Business Report , Charleston Regional Business Journal , GSA Business and SCBizNews magazine .

Burgers Lead to Success

By Mike Switzer

hevalo and Monique WilsondebrianoHave you ever created a recipe that your friends and family thought was so tasty that that led you to think about turning it into a business? That happened to our next guests and now their products are on the shelves of many national retailers, they’ve won a "Customer Food Choice Award" from QVC, and they've been chosen to serve on Facebook's Small Business Council. Mike Switzer interviews Chevalo and Monique Wilsondebriano, owners of Charleston Gourmet Burger Company and Recipe2Success in Charleston, SC.

German American Business Relations Grows in S.C.

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoEach year, our next guest’s school hosts a German American business summit to facilitate the growth of our state’s relationship with one of our most significant trading partners. This year’s event is February 5th. Mike Switzer interviews Alan Shao, dean of the School of Business at the College of Charleston , a well as their vice president of corporate affairs.

Scribble: Structural Dynamics to make our world safer

By Scribble

Juan CaicedoMany people have dreams of shaping the future, and for Dr. Juan Caicedo, those dreams are a reality. A professor and department chair of the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing, Juan specializes in Structural Dynamics to make our world safer and more efficient. From floors that sense the vibrations of your footsteps to walls that stand strong against storms, he and his department utilize their one-of-a-kind equipment to run experiments and come up with new solutions to everyday problems. Juan moved to the United States from Columbia, South America to achieve his...

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