South Carolina Business Review

Mon-Fri, 5:51 am and 7:51 am

The South Carolina Business Review, with host Mike Switzer, focuses on news from South Carolina's business community with interviews of many small business owners and business leaders from around the state. South Carolina's nonprofits, including its colleges and universities are also regularly featured on the program, as well as many of the state's small business support organizations.

S.C. Business Review Archive 1 (June 2011- September 2014)

S.C. Business Review Archive 2 (PDF; February 2003 - May  2011)

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the guests on The South Carolina Business Review are their own and are not necessarily those of South Carolina ETV Radio.

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Business & Finance
12:12 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Medical Scribes in Demand

Most people are aware that the government mandate for electronic health care records has spawned a burgeoning industry of software companies helping doctors meet this mandate.  But many don't know that this law is also spurring the growth of medical scribes, trained employees who stand next to the doctor and write down everything he or she says.  Our next guest says doctors are loving this new trend and it's why his company is thriving.

Mike Switzer interviews Sam Jones, founder of eScribe, based in Charleston, SC.

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Business & Finance
12:07 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Online Used Car Info Company 3rd Fastest Growing in SC

The Capital Corporation's list of South Carolina’s 25 Fastest Growing Companies for 2014 was released recently.  Coming in third was a LowCountry company that provides online information for used car buyers.

Mike Switzer interviews Jeremy Anspach, president and CEO of Charleston, SC-based PureCars.

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Business & Finance
12:05 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Walking and Cycling Good for Local Economy

Last month, the City of Columbia, SC held its final public meeting for Walk Bike Columbia, a project that our next guest says will bring a lot of health, environmental and economic benefits to the city and its residents and businesses.

Mike Switzer interviews Lucinda Statler, the Urban Design Planner for the Planning Department for the City of Columbia.

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Business & Finance
12:03 am
Tue February 24, 2015

There's Still Time to Lower Your 2014 Tax Bill

As we are all only too much aware, this is tax season.  And while most of your 2014 deductions are already done and maxed out, there are still a few opportunities for lowering that tax bill.

Mike Switzer interviews Bryan Ballentine is a certified financial planner with Ballentine Capital Advisors in Greenville, SC. 

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Business & Finance
12:01 am
Mon February 23, 2015

SC Business Update From Alan Cooper

A weekly update of the news, events and issues facing 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 LowCountryBizSC.   

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Business & Finance
12:05 am
Fri February 20, 2015

SC Automotive Summit Feb. 23-25

With cars and tires and numerous other automotive products manufactured here in our state, most of our citizens are aware of the importance of that cluster of companies to our economy.  But I would be willing to bet that the majority does not know that South Carolina is ranked second among all U.S. states in automotive exports. Mike Switzer interviews Catherine Hayes is executive director, of the South Carolina Automotive Council in Greenville.

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Business & Finance
12:04 am
Thu February 19, 2015

SC Innovision Award Winner Advocates Learning Through Activity

Our next guest says that if kids are hopping, jumping, and running while they are learning math, English and other school subjects, they will not only be fitter, but will learn better. Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Julian Reed, founder of ActivEd, which recently received the Innovation in Education Award from South Carolina's Innovision Awards program.  He is also among the nation’s leading researchers exploring the relationship between obesity, cognition and academic achievement.

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Business & Finance
12:03 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Low Gas Prices Not Slowing Demand for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Even though gasoline prices have collapsed, they remain very unpredictable and that's why many public and corporate fleets are exploring alternatives to petroleum-based transportation.  And that's why the South Carolina Energy Office has partnered with the US Dept. Of Energy in a new initiative geared toward expanding the use of alternative fuel vehicles. Mike Switzer interviews Jennifer Satterthwaite, coordinator of the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition, part of the nationwide Clean Cities program.

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Business & Finance
12:02 am
Tue February 17, 2015

South Carolina's 2014 Economic Stats Released

Although our state's economy has now entered the second month of 2015, our economy statistics for 2014's year-end have only recently become available. Mike Switzer interviews Joey von Nessen, a research economist with the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business, and their Division of Research, which stays busy tracking and calculating our state's economic statistics.

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Business & Finance
12:02 am
Mon February 16, 2015

SC Business Update From John "SwampFox" Warner

A regular update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner founder and CEO of Swampfox, a South Carolina business news service, based in Greenville, S.C. 

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