SC Business Review

Home Health Industry Booming

October 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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You probably would not be surprised to hear that 90% of our country’s aging population, according to surveys, want to stay at home and age-in-place. But only recently have Medicare Advantage plans agreed to cover these types of home health care services. And that’s proving...

Statewide Asphalt Workforce Development Campaign Underway

October 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Ashley Batson

How many times have you driven past road construction work and wondered about that whole process and what those jobs might be like? Our next guest’s organization is in the middle of a campaign right now with an education mission of just that. Mike Switzer interviews Ashley...

Using Math to Pick Stocks

October 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Peter Nielsen

Most people are aware of the basic method of stock picking: look for companies in areas of the economy you believe have growth potential, narrow those companies down by researching their fundamentals such as leadership, earnings per share, balance sheet, etc. But our next...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

October 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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. SC Commerce Dept. Pursuit Pass

SC Competes Competitively

October 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Preston Grisham

Preston Grisham Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio While still behind the curve in many areas, our state continues to make progress in competing with the rest of the country for high wage jobs, especially in the aerospace and automotive sectors. With plenty of work still...

SC Biotech Start-Up Attracts Venture Capital

October 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Our next guest has been involved in biotech start-up companies for the past 25 years. Everything from running them, to investing in them, to taking them public, and sometimes selling them to major bio-pharmaceutical companies. His latest venture involves a topical delivery...

Incubating the Farm Industry in SC

October 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Brinton Fox

Brinton Fox Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio After growing up on a farm, our next guest went to college with plans to become a lawyer specializing in environmental law. But her interests soon gravitated back to the dirt itself which motivated her to enroll in a farm...

Slow Growth for Economy Continues

October 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Even though the stock market has been going sideways for over a year now, the economy is still growing, albeit at a slower pace. And our next guest says that the trade wars and the rhetoric of the election season will likely keep that pace slow. Mike Switzer interviews...

SC Hairstylist for Film Industry Promoting Safety After Tragic Accident

September 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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You may remember the tragic movie production accident in Georgia five years ago when Columbia, SC-native and camera assistant, Sarah Jones, was killed by a train that she had no idea was scheduled to be on the tracks at that time. Other crew members were severely injured,...

Makers Making Their Mark in SC

August 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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There’s no doubt that we have seen a resurgence in the maker economy over the last several years and our next guest’s event is a classic example. Mike Switzer interviews Jen Moreau, community director for the 10th annual Indie Craft Parade happening in Greenville, SC...

Local Media Start-Up Receives SC Launch Funding

August 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Ryan Heafy

With traditional newspapers struggling in the age of the Internet, many competitors have emerged in the local media market. Our next guest’s company is one of those that also caught the eye of our state’s start-up venture capital arm known as SC Launch. Mike Switzer...

The Pros and Cons of Apartment Investing

August 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Besides the stock market, perhaps one of the best investments you could have made at the bottom of the Great Recession, would have been in apartment buildings, when rental demand skyrocketed as millions of people became frozen out of home ownership due to the upheaval in...

US Dept of Labor Assists Workers and Employers

August 23, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Colin Trimble

It’s probably safe to say that most companies view the US Department of Labor as an agency that advocates for employee rights. And while that is certainly true, our next guest would like you to know that the USDOL also works hard to assist businesses, as well. Mike Switzer...

Contracting With Local Government

August 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Bryant Davis and Erica Wade

You may have heard our recent interview with the US Small Business Administration about how they assist small businesses in procuring contracts with the federal government. Local government also offers this type of assistance, helping local companies find contracting...

Solar Tiles Made in South Carolina

August 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Paul De Sloover

You may have noticed that solar panels are showing up on more and more homes in our state and that’s mainly because costs continue to drop and because the state legislature recently passed laws loosening restrictions that have burdened the industry for many years. However,...

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