Business

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...

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.

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