Business

Protecting Your Innovation

By Alfred Turner

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Innovation is very important to most companies.  Our next guest says that what can be even more important is protecting that innovation. Mike Switzer interviews Nichole Hayden, an intellectual property attorney with Nelson Mullins in Greenville, SC.

Aging Population = Pressure Cooker for Healthcare Industry

By Alfred Turner

Magen Shelton

Magen Shelton Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Pretty much everyone is aware of the baby boomer bubble rolling through retirement time in our country right now.  And this leads to another popular term you may not have heard much about: the “silver tsunami”, our aging population featuring 10,000 people per day turning 65.  Our next guest says this is about to inflict serious pressure on certain industr

Year-End Investment Planning

By Alfred Turner

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There are many signs that the economy is strong: second quarter GDP was revised upward to 4.2%, Walmart reported same store sales growth of 4.5%--its highest growth rate in ten years.  The unemployment rate is low and companies are having a hard time finding new, qualified workers.  What does this mean for your investment strategy as the year winds down?

Targeting the Organ Transplant Market

By Alfred Turner

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In the case of your unfortunate demise, are you an organ donor?  Our next guest says there is a critical need for organ donations and that’s why his company focuses on developing products for that market.  And why SCRA’s entrepreneurial program, SC Launch, invested $200,000 in his company earlier this year.

Hemp Farming Returns to SC

By Alfred Turner

Lucas Snyder

Lucas Snyder Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio You may have heard that hemp farming is legal now in our state and that’s why farmers from the Upstate to the Lowcountry have been working overtime in recent months nurturing twenty 20-acre parcels of industrial hemp seedlings, all of which will ultimately be harvested and used for a variety of industrial purposes.

Citizen Diplomats Mean Business in SC

By Alfred Turner

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After our next guest spent two years in Chile with the Peace Corps, he returned to South Carolina in 1970 wondering how he could continue that diplomatic experience here.  Then he discovered that Columbia had a chapter of a volunteer organization that the State Department often refers to as citizen diplomats.  He joined and has been helping them receive visiting scholars, students, journalists and foreign government officia

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