Business

Commercial Construction Booming in S.C.

By Mike Switzer

Chappy McKayIf you traveled through our state over the holidays, you probably noticed a lot of commercial construction going on. It’s been a busy industry for several years now but will it continue into 2020? Mike Switzer interviews Chappy McKay, with Trident Construction in North Charleston, SC

"SECURE" Retirement Changes Coming this Year

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoLast year, we mentioned that a possible new retirement law could bring some significant changes to your retirement account. And just before Christmas, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act , was signed by the president and is now law. Mike Switzer interviews Eddie Kramer, a certified financial planner with Abacus Planning Group in Columbia, SC.

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.

Made Here | Cosmosis Stones

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Crystals at Cosmosis StonesCosmosis Stones is a Charlotte-based jewelry company. Owner Brianna Daniels uses both copper and crystals when making her jewelry. Of choosing her materials, she says, "Through the practice of meditatively wrapping crystals, I got a better understanding of the function of copper and some of its properties. I was learning more about the crystals' functions, and how they would be helpful in healing me." Furthermore, she belives that wearing crystals as jewelry is important because "they're a constant reminder of what you're working on." Made Here is a digital series that explores small...

Scribble: Detecting concussions in the blink of an eye

By Scribble

Scribble- Naney TsaiIs it possible to detect concussions in just the blink of an eye? Thanks to Dr. Nancey Tsai, the answer is yes. As a clinical associate professor of neurosurgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, Nancey invented a device that uses videography to detect subtle differences in the way a patient blinks. As Nancey puts it, “it’s all in the eyes” when it comes to examining neurological functions. After waiting for the technology to catch up to her idea, Nancey created the Blink Reflexometer™. Now, the portable device can be used to test an athlete for a concussion right on the sidelines...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

By Mike Switzer

John WarnerA 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.

"Surprise Gift" e-Commerce Site Launches in SC

By Mike Switzer

Allan SymonetteIf you’re from the South and you’ve ever bought a surprise, little gift for a friend or family member just because, then you probably also know the term for that type of gift. Our next guest recently decided to turn that type of gift-giving into an e-commerce business. Mike Switzer interviews Allan Symonette, founder of Surcee in Greenville, SC.

Charleston, SC Company Named Fastest Growing in State

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoWith commercial construction activity in high gear right now, we were not surprised to learn that this year’s SCBizNews fastest growing small company in our state hails from that industry and from one of our busiest areas, the Lowcountry. Mike Switzer interviews Scott McCormack, owner of Quantum Coatings in Charleston, SC.

Scribble: Notes on Innovation from Boyd Cycling

By Scribble

Boyd and Nicole Johnson of Boyd CyclingThe story of starting a business from your own house may sound familiar to many entrepreneurs. It’s certainly familiar to Boyd and Nicole Johnson, whose business was born from a passion for bicycles and racing. Boyd began making and selling bike parts, and his wife Nicole quickly got involved. Now, their Greenville-based company focuses on wheels, and they pride themselves on providing the highest quality at the most reasonable price. In this interview, Nicole and Boyd talk about how they got their start, how they were able to obtain funding and grow their business, and the valuable lessons...

Audio Production Careers Find Roots in SC

By Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logoWhile many of our listeners may know our next guest for his annual free music festival in downtown Columbia, SC, many may not know that his recording studio company also teaches an audio engineering certificate program that is launching a variety of careers in sound production. Mike Switzer interviews Jay Matheson, founder of the Jam Room Recording Studio , the Jam Room Music Festival , and the Midlands Audio Institute in Columbia, SC.

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