Business

The Importance of Employee Education and Motivation

By Mike Switzer

Howard and Teri Gore

Most managers will tell you how important it is to train and inspire their employees.  And those managers are usually with really big companies.  It’s not too often we hear about a small business that goes out of their way to do this.  Which is why we thought you might want to hear from our next guests who believe bringing professional learning opportunities to their staff is one of the reasons for their success.

Mike Switzer interviews Howard and Terri Gore, owners of Gore Salon in Irmo, SC.

Changes in Business Insurance for 2018

By Mike Switzer

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Businesses, like individuals, face a myriad of risks.  Which is why businesses, like individuals, purchase insurance.  As 2018 unfolds, our next guest says that there are some significant challenges facing the business insurance industry that the business community needs to be aware of.

Mike Switzer interviews Tommy Suggs, president and CEO of Keenan Suggs/HUB Carolinas in Columbia, SC.

Have You Checked Your Roster for “Intrapreneurs”?

By Mike Switzer

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Everyone knows what an entrepreneur is, but have you ever heard of an “intrapreneur?”  According to our next guest, intrapreneurs can play a critical role in the success of medium to large companies, yet many companies are unaware that these valuable resources are actually some of their current employees.

Mike Switzer interviews Gray Somerville, co-founder & CEO of LaunchPath Innovation in Charleston, SC.

Taking a Risk to Help Transform a Downtown

By Mike Switzer

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When our next guest decided to open a fine dining restaurant in downtown Greenville 21 years ago, many thought he had lost his mind.  At that time, the city was still in the planning stages of its downtown transformation and jumping on board that endeavor was certainly a risk.  But as you can guess, it paid off.  His company now owns 8 restaurants, a private catering space, a food truck and employs more than 550 people.

Mike Switzer interviews Carl Sobosinski, founder and owner of Table 301 Restaurant Group in Greenville, SC.

Are Financial Planners Scary?

By Mike Switzer

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Our next guest says that he often senses anxiety coming from the person entering his office.  This might not be surprising if our guest were a surgeon, or a dentist.

Mike Switzer interviews Noel Swain, a certified financial planner with Provest Wealth Advisors in Spartanburg, SC. 

Addressing the Skills Gaps in IT

By Mike Switzer

Tammy Mainwarring

After a recent study commissioned by our next guest’s organization uncovered some serious skills gaps in our state’s information technology workforce, they decided to help employers address them with a series of upcoming workshops.

Mike Switzer interviews Tammy Mainwaring, president of IT-ology in Columbia, SC.

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