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Financial Planning Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

June 23, 2020 - Posted in Business by Mike Switzer
Joy Watkins

There is no doubt that everybody is learning a lesson or two (or three or more) from this pandemic. Maybe it’s the importance of sanitary living or maybe it’s all about money. Our next guest says that there are certainly some financial planning lessons that have become much...

Catching Up on Childhood Vaccinations during the Pandemic

June 22, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
Dr. Elizabeth Mack

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about the impact that the pandemic has had upon routine childhood vaccinations. Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children’s Health and she’s a spokesperson for the American...

Workers' Comp and the Virus Crisis

June 19, 2020 - Posted in Business by Mike Switzer
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As companies continue to re-open their doors, health experts say that until much more testing has been done and a vaccine developed, they may be increasing their risk of employees and customers becoming sick with COVID-19. How has the pandemic affected workers’ compensation...

Selling in the Age of Covid

June 17, 2020 - Posted in Business by Mike Switzer
Doug Quackenbos

In a post-Covid world, the sales process is being reinvented, just like so many others. While e-commerce and video calls have been tools for sales reps for a long time, they have certainly increased in popularity. Are the days of face-to-face sales presentations gone...

SC Entrepreneurial Update from the Swampfox

June 15, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
John Warner

John Warner Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio An update of the news, issues, and events facing the entrepreneurial community in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville...

Experts Project COVID's Effect on the Business Workplace Going Forward

June 12, 2020 - Posted in Business by Tut Underwood
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Things are looking differently as businesses in South Carolina and elsewhere gradually open back up amid a still active coronavirus outbreak. Workplaces include the use of shields, masks, gloves, distance and other new methods. But according to Dr. Rich Harrill, director of...

Global Diversification Matters to Your Money

June 9, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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Even with the recent volatility in the US stock market recently, we have still outperformed other countries’ markets over the past several years. Our next guest says this is leading some investors to question the value of investing internationally. Mike Switzer interviews...

A Timeframe for the Return to Economic Prosperity

June 2, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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Our state and national economies have slowly begun to re-open after months of dealing with the global pandemic. When can we expect to see the level of economic activity return to its pre-virus state? Mike Switzer interviews Frank Hefner, Director Office of Economic Analysis...

University Research Sparks Innovation in SC

May 29, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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A regular guest on this program, John “Swampfox” Warner, often talks about the importance of our state’s innovation and intellectual capital, particularly that which originates from our research universities. Our next guest is right in the middle of this scene. Mike Switzer...

How Will Greenville Spend Its CARES Money? Good Question

May 26, 2020 - Posted in Business by Scott Morgan
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When the U.S. Treasury released its list of jurisdictions that would be getting money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act, someone had to tell the Greenville County Council that the county was on it. “Somebody said, ‘Hey, I think I saw you...

Health Tech Start-Up Raises $5 Million

May 22, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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Raising venture capital has always been a struggle in the Palmetto State but late last year, our next guest was able to raise $5 million for her start-up, right out of the gate. It probably helped that she also runs a venture fund. Mike Switzer interviews Halle Tecco, CEO...

Soda City Market expresses encouragement and creativity during pandemic

May 1, 2020 - Posted in Business by Charles Dymock
Soda City Market

Soda City Market has been a staple of local business in the Midlands since 2005. The Main Street market, normally lined with vendors and street performers every Saturday morning, is now desolate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO of Soda City Market, Emile DeFelice, has had...

Business Financial Management During a Pandemic

April 29, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The stress the global pandemic has put on the business community has added new dimensions to the science of cost controls. How does one manage costs when everything is broken? Mike Switzer interviews Mark Cecchini, chair of the School of Accounting at the Darla Moore School...

What You Should Know About the CARES Act

April 17, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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In an unprecedented short amount of time, the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, aka the CARES Act, is now law and is in the process of being enacted. Some of the major provisions of this new law will certainly affect South Carolina businesses...

Upstate Institution Helps Family-Owned Businesses

April 16, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Family-owned businesses make up a significant portion of the state and national economy and almost all of them are part of the small business sector that is being so dramatically affected by the current crisis. Our next guest’s institution recently created a program to...

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