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Business Lending Resources Expand in S.C.

May 24, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio 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...

Science and Math High School Celebrates 30 Years

May 23, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio 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...

USC Grad Wins eBay Young Entrepreneur Award

May 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio 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...

Improving Job Skills With Anthropology

May 20, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio 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...

Survival of the Independent Pharmacy

May 17, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio 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...

Ag and Art Tour Expands to 10 Counties

May 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio 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. Mike Switzer interviews Brad Hoffman, owner of Gypsy Wind Farms in Blair, SC, one of the many stops in the 10-...

New Business Challenges Flooding

May 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio 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...

Surprised By Your Tax Return This Year?

May 14, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio 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...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

May 13, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

John Warner 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.

Relieving Entrepreneurial Stress

May 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio 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...

A Simpler Way to Better Returns

May 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Wanting better returns from your investments is an obvious goal of every investor. However, our next guest says that most investors try to do this the hard way and are passing up a simple way of boosting performance. Mike Switzer interviews Rick Van Der Noord, a certified...

May is National Bike Month

May 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Many cities and towns across our state are becoming more bicycle-friendly and they are finding out that that is not only good for residents’ health but also good for local business. And as a result of this popularity, many new bike clubs are being formed around the Palmetto...

The Economy: Steady as She Goes

April 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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After a long and steady drop in the unemployment rate and the same with interest rates, the economy seems to be entering a long period of just plain steady. Not even trade wars, political fights, Brexit, and other uncertainties seem to be able to derail things. Mike Switzer...

StartUp Weekend Coming to Sumter, SC

April 17, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Brenda Golden

If there’s anything we’ve noticed over the 20 years we have been doing this show, it’s the phenomenal growth of resources available to our state’s entrepreneurial community, from mentoring to incubators to even funding. Resources like StartUp Weekend, an event that takes...

Oscar Winner Returns to SC for High School Film Fest

April 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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During the most recent Academy Awards, our next guest’s company won an Oscar for their visual effects work on the movie, “First Man”. And very soon she will be returning to her home state to share her experiences with attendees of the inaugural statewide high school film...

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