Small Business

Made Here | Sustainable Wall Decor

June 3, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Wildly Urban Wall Decor

Wildly Urban is a company that creates hand-crafted air plant decor using reclaimed wood and salvaged leather. Owner Carrie Gordon discusses her passion for sustainability. She explains, "I came up with this idea after my husband started his business and we had a lot of...

Made Here | Hand-made Quilts

May 3, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
The Quilted Rose Co.

The Quilted Rose Co. is a company that specializes in the creation of hand-made quilts. Business owner Ruth Hong began quilting when she was thirteen years old, and opened her quilt shop shortly after graduating from high school. One of her customers, Shelley Boomhower,...

Made Here | The Beverage-Filled Tote Bag

February 20, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Swankey Tote Bag

The Swankey is a fully-functioning tote bag that has a cooler compartment. The creator, Tracey Luebbers from Lake Wylie, explains how she came up with the idea. She says, "I came up with the idea in 2011 and headed to our community pool one afternoon. I was carrying a tote...

Made Here | Homemade Wreaths

February 4, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Shavon's Creations Wreaths

Shavon's Creations is a craft business based in Sumter, South Carolina. When discussing the products she sells, Shavon Turner, owner of Shavon's Creations, says "Pretty much, if you bring me an idea, I can do it." Her mission for her business is "just to create something...

Made Here | Stone Ground Southern Grits

January 29, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Grits at Geechie Boy Mill

Geechie Boy Mill is a mill in Edisto Island, South Carolina that supplies markets and restaurants around the country with their heirloom crops and small batch grits. Owner of Geechie Boy Mill , Greg Johnsman, believes preserving history when making grits is important. He...

Made Here | Haute and Baubled

January 8, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Haute and Baubled gemstones

Melissa Turner's jewelry business Haute and Baubled is a play on the popular phrase "Hot and Bothered." When discussing how she makes her jewelry, Melissa says, "When I'm picking out gemstones, I like to say that they speak to me when I pick them out...I've got to be able...

Made Here | Fine Woodworking and Unique Art

December 18, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Moonglow Fine Woodcrafts piece

Philip DeCarlo of Moonglow Fine Woodcrafts has been doing fine woodworking for 31 years. He says he loves working wood because "each piece of wood is unique." He compares people buying his work to being a musician, saying, "It brings me back to the day when I was a musician...

Made Here | Candles of the Carolinas

December 11, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Lou Moon Candles

Austin and Chris Lange of Lou Moon Candle Co. are a wife and husband team who set to create sustainable, hand-made candles that are reminiscent of their favorite parts of the Carolinas. Chris says, "All of the scents have unique names. Each one is supposed to kind of evoke...

Made Here | What "Homegrown" Really Means to Baker Farm

December 4, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Baker Farm Crochet Items

The Lowrance Family bought Baker Farm in 2006. Neither Allen Lowrance or Sarah Lowrance came from farming families, but agreed it'd be "a nice way to raise the girls." Now about 12 years later, Sarah says "My favorite part is probably seeing my kids' enjoyment of it." Their...

Made Here | Random Homemade Stuff

November 27, 2018 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Rockin' Rags handmade items

Rockin' Rags , random homemade stuff, was created in 2010 when Diane Cranford launched her Etsy page. She uses a lot of recycled fabric, saying she will create using "anything I find out there that needs a new home." Of small businesses in the area, Cranford says "I think...

SC Business Update from Alan Cooper

April 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Alan Cooper

An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Alan Cooper, founder and editor of three online business news websites in South Carolina: MidlandsBiz , UpstateBizSC , and...

Agape Chocolates

February 15, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Agape Chocolates

Our special guests for this "Making It Grow" episode were Suzy Ellison from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture's South Carolina Specialty Food Association and James Stefanakos of Agape Chocolates in Graniteville, SC. James not only creates varieties of chocolates...

Richland County Rebrands With "Renaissance" Initiative

February 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Gerald Seals

Most companies will tell you that their brand, and what it stands for, is their business. Sometimes, a brand can get stale and need rebranding. This can apply to cities and counties, too, as you will soon hear from our next guest. Mike Switzer interviews Gerald Seals,...

S.C. Rich in Small Business Resources

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Gregg White

Starting and running a small business takes a lot of work. And in many cases, a lot of assistance. Fortunately, there are several organizations in our state that can help a small business and our next guest runs one that also supports two more. Mike Switzer interviews Gregg...

Does Your Business Have the Write Stuff?

November 24, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

It may surprise you to hear this, but our next guest says that it is not uncommon for a company to not have any written documentation describing how their business actually works: who does what, what does what, what connects to what, and on and on. That's not you, is it?...

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