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The Balancing Act Between Retirement and Education Funding

August 6, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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For parents, deciding how much to save for retirement versus what to set aside for a child’s education can be a difficult balancing act. Our next guest says that while saving for your future should be a priority, that doesn’t mean you can’t include funding your child’s...

Struggling to Re-Open Economy

August 4, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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With the re-opening of the economy and the resurgence of the virus this summer, hopes for better times ahead have been delayed. Is restarting the economy becoming more and more reliant on a vaccine? Mike Switzer interviews Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus at the College of...

Processing Food During a Pandemic

July 24, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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We’ve heard about the issues facing the meat packing industry during this pandemic. But what about the multitude of other food processing and distribution facilities across the country and our state? Mike Switzer interviews Brian King, president of A M King in Greenville,...

Changes in Consumer Behavior Post-Pandemic

July 17, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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There is no doubt that the pandemic and resulting quarantines have caused some perhaps permanent shifts in consumer attitudes and behavior. Which is why our next guest’s company has begun conducting studies to discover how consumers in our area (North and South Carolina)...

Investors are Looking for Crisis-Proof Companies

July 14, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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With the disruptions that occurred in the stock market due to the pandemic, many investors are now focusing on companies that can endure crises like these. Mike Switzer interviews Joseph Costigan, a chartered financial analyst with Apricus Wealth in Beaufort, SC, and a...

Event Marketing When There Are No Events

July 9, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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We are all well aware of the effect the pandemic has had on charities and other organizations, such as universities, concert venues, etc. that depend heavily on events for revenue. So you can imagine what has also happened to our next guest’s company which specializes in...

Financial Planning Opportunities During the Pandemic: Part 2

July 7, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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We recently reviewed some financial planning opportunities on this program, such as taking advantage of the current low interest rate situation for some refinancing possibilities. But because we are only a five-minute show, we could not cover everything, so today is part...

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...

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...

The Pandemic Shifts the Supply Chain

June 3, 2020 - Posted in Business by Mike Switzer
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One of the most discussed economic issues involving the aftermath of the virus crisis is what will change with our supply chain. We have already talked with some companies on this show who have changed their sourcing from China to the US. Will that shift become more...

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...

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