business

Time to Buy the Oil Stocks?

April 1, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The recent stock market crash is the fastest valuation decline in history. Faster than 1929, 1987, 2008…But our next guest believes we may have reached an inflection point and is particularly bullish now on the energy sector. Mike Switzer interviews Tyson Halsey, a...

Unique Business: Poop911

March 31, 2020 - Posted in Local by Lynn Cornfoot
A dog pooping

Let's face it - we all love our dogs, but their waste? Not so much. Here's the scoop on help with the poop.

Tricking Your Brain into Thinking Positively

March 26, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Peter Pigeon

Many stock market crashes have happened in the past and every time they do, investors are faced with the emotional toll of investing during a crisis. Our next guest says there are ways to trick your brain into thinking positive in order to prevent panic. Mike Switzer...

Small Business Community in Shock

March 25, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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We heard a few days ago from the US Small Business Administration about their plans to assist the small business community during the current crisis. Our next guest says these business owners are in a state of shock and are going to need this help. Mike Switzer interviews...

SBA to the Rescue?

March 19, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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There is no doubt that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic will affect how we do business for weeks and maybe even months ahead. And as in any economic crisis, the government is expected to provide relief to the small business community because they normally suffer...

Coronavirus and the SC Business Community

March 18, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Economic activity was looking like business as usual for 2020, meaning all signals pointing to more slow but steady growth. And then came the coronavirus. What is the reaction so far from our state’s business community? Mike Switzer interviews Ted Pitts, president and CEO...

Using Technology for Safer Operations

March 11, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Most manufacturing companies, especially larger ones, employ or contract with safety professionals to keep their operations safe for their employees and to comply with government safety regulations and inspections. It’s an old-fashioned industry that we’ve learned recently...

Growing Healthcare Trends that are Flying Under the Radar

March 6, 2020 - Posted in Health by Mike Switzer
Dr. Mary Brittain Blankenship

With a lot of the election talk focused on the issue of healthcare, there are two trends in that area that haven’t received much publicity but that we’ve reported on for several years and in fact, are trends that keep growing, albeit maybe more slowly than our next guest...

SC Cotton Farm Wins Award

March 5, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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While the textile industry in our state is not quite what it once was, there are still success stories out there. For example, our next guest decided to take cotton from their fields in Darlington County and create a blanket that was named the Overall Winner in Garden...

Columbia Uses Internet Connectivity to Lure Companies

March 4, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Dean Schuster

The Bull Street District in Columbia has recently attracted another high-profile technology company. Our next guest said the move was made easier by the fact that the district has gigabit Internet connectivity, something that is fast becoming a very useful economic...

Not Much Demand for Middle-Aged Unemployed Professionals

March 3, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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By now most people are aware of the tight labor market resulting from the strong economy and its high demand for workers. However, it appears that many middle-aged unemployed professionals are not benefitting from this situation. What’s going on? Mike Switzer interviews...

Franchising Building Maintenance

February 20, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Ben Mackey

As the economy heated up and the labor market tightened, our next guest noticed an underserved sector in the building maintenance industry and decided to buy a franchise to serve it. Mike Switzer interviews Ben Mackey, owner of the Columbia, SC location of City Wide...

Winston Churchill: "Planning is Essential"

February 18, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Winston Churchill is credited with saying that “Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential”. Our next guest says that this is particularly relevant to financial planning but he also wants you to remember that the plans themselves comprise nothing more than...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

February 17, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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.

Addressing the Homeless Situation in the Midlands

February 14, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Cathy Hood-Pittenger and Larry Nichols

The homeless situation continues to be an issue for our state’s cities, towns, and their businesses. Many communities across the nation are grappling with this with many different solutions being tried. Our next guests are working on this issue in Columbia, SC. Mike Switzer...

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