Business

Many Employees Need Help Understanding Healthcare Insurance

By Alfred Turner

Lynn Bailey

Lynn Bailey Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio As the healthcare insurance industry continues to evolve, our next guest says that patients are more and more in need of help in understanding their plan benefits.  And employers are recognizing this, as well she says, with many large corporations now hiring “health advocates” to not only help employees navigate the company’s health benefits plans but to also help th

Investing Trends are Constantly Changing

By Alfred Turner

Allen Gillespie

Allen Gillespie Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio   A year ago when we last interviewed our next guest about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, the leader in this sector, Bitcoin, was near an all-time high in popularity and price.  But a lot has changed since then, or has it?

The Looming Trade War Is Already Affecting the Palmetto State

By Alfred Turner

A Maersk Line container ship approaching the ravenel bridge in Charleston.

  According to a recent analysis by the U.S Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina will be among the state’s hit hardest by the looming trade war, threatening the more than $30 Billion dollars in goods exported from the state each year.  The state exports cars, steel products, refrigerators, soybeans and many other goods putting it in the top three states in the country that relies on exports and imports.

New Trend in Charitable Giving Favors Local Economy

By Alfred Turner

Christa Divis

Christa Divis Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Charitable giving continues to evolve as tax laws change and economies cycle up and down.  And our next guest says that new trends can also be a factor.  One that she is seeing now, not only locally but nationwide, is that donors want to see local impact results.

Brown's BBQ

By Tabitha Safdi

Brown's BBQ

Brown's BBQ in Kingstree is an icon for Williamsburg County. They are famous for their vinegar based BBQ but Brown's extensive buffet has just about anything to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Entrepreneur Addresses Multiple-Prescription Drug Administration Issues

By Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

You may have noticed that so many people these days take a lot of prescription drugs for a lot of different reasons because, as time has gone by, pharmaceutical research results in products designed for these reasons.  But for those who are prescribed multiple drugs, and for those who are administering them, complications can arise resulting in missed doses and overdoses.  After watching nurses in health care facilities administer medications to numerous patients with complex conditions, our next guest experienced the proverbial light-bulb effect, and proceeded to launch a new business.

Hydroponics, Huh? | Endowment Intern Raven

By Raven Furber

Basil Plants growing in a nutrient film tray hydroponics system

At the beginning of my internship, I did a story on the Hub City Co-op. During my interview with the general manager, I was told about the Tyger River Smart Farm. Tyger River Smart Farm is one of the few hydroponics farms in the Upstate. After doing a marketing project this past semester, I had just enough knowledge to know what hydroponics is. It is easy to say that hydroponics isn't a widespread method of farming, but its use is rapidly increasing.

Pages