Business

Business Lending Resources Expand in S.C.

By Alfred Turner

Anna Lewin

Our next guest’s nonprofit organization got their start in community development through working to provide affordable housing financing in the Lowcountry, but we’ve discovered recently that they now serve the entire state and also include small business lending. Mike Switzer interviews Anna Lewin, CEO of the South Carolina Community Loan Fund in Charleston, SC.

Science and Math High School Celebrates 30 Years

By Alfred Turner

Hector Flores

The importance of having a strong education in science, technology, engineering, and math (known collectively as STEM) is universally accepted these days and as a result, has made its way into a position of prominence in the curriculum of many of our state’s high schools.  More than 30 years ago, our state recognized that need and created a school just to meet it. Mike Switzer interviews Dr.

USC Grad Wins eBay Young Entrepreneur Award

By Alfred Turner

Hawa Lukulay

Most of us know that there are deals to be found in clothing consignment shops, but how many of us want to take the time to go through rack after rack of shirts, pants, jackets, etc.  That’s why our next guest decided take a stab at starting a business that did that curating for you.  And she has done it so well that she won eBay’s 2018 Young Entrepreneur award.

Improving Job Skills With Anthropology

By Alfred Turner

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For many decades our state’s colleges and universities have been providing professional development courses for our business community.  But one caught our eye recently that certainly seems to stand out from traditional offerings, one that shows how using anthropology can help you advance your career. Mike Switzer interviews Dr.

Survival of the Independent Pharmacy

By Alfred Turner

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With the proliferation of big drug store chains over the past several decades, you just don’t see too many independent pharmacies anymore.  But they do still exist and our next guest’s company is an example of one of these survivors. Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Janet Thames, a pharmacist and owner of Blythewood Pharmacy in Blythewood, SC.

Ag and Art Tour Expands to 10 Counties

By Alfred Turner

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One of our state’s annual events has recently been selected as a Top 20 Festival & Event winner for the month of June 2019 by the Southeast Tourism Society.

New Business Challenges Flooding

By Alfred Turner

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If there’s one thing our state’s coastal communities have had to deal with more and more over the past several years, it’s flood waters. Hurricanes, 1,000-year floods, more hurricanes.  And oftentimes when challenges like these arise, entrepreneurship arises also to meet them.  That’s just what happened with our next guest and his new company.

Surprised By Your Tax Return This Year?

By Mike Switzer

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This year was the first tax filing year under The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and we have heard from some people who were pleasantly surprised at their outcome, as well as some who were shocked over checks they had to write to the IRS.  And that’s why our next guest says that it might be a good idea to do some tax planning now while that most recent return is still fresh in your mind.

Mike Switzer interviews Melissa Bane, a certified financial planner with the Greenville, SC office of Greenwood Capital.

Relieving Entrepreneurial Stress

By Mike Switzer

Renee Manning

Most people would not be surprised to learn that, according to a recent study reported in Inc. magazine, entrepreneurs experience more stress than average employees.  Our next guest believes that stress can be reduced by reconnecting with one’s personal life through storytelling.  An exercise she believes can also help an entrepreneur’s brand awareness.

Mike Switzer interviews Renee Manning, an integrative executive coach and founder of Biggest Small Things podcast in Mount Pleasant, SC.

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