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, Small Business
12:04 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Charleston, SC Company Attempts Small Business Finance Revolution

If you are a small business owner, how excited are you when you have to go talk to a banker about financing your business needs?  Probably not so much.  Our next guest is running a web-based company that he says is helping lead a revolution in small business finance by reducing the complexities found in the traditional lending process.

Mike Switzer interviews Hunter Stunzi, co-founder and president of Snapcap based in Charleston, SC.

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Business & Finance, Publishing
12:01 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Local Author Advocates “Edit First”

Most writers will acknowledge that the odds are against their dream of becoming successfully published authors. Traditional publishers and literary agents reject most of the manuscripts sent to them, and authors who self-publish typically meet with unflattering results as well.  Our next guest says the biggest reason for this is that too many authors do not take the extra step of having their manuscripts professionally edited.

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Business & Finance
12:08 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Columbia, SC Start-up Targets Campus Second-hand Sellers

Most college students know they can sell their used textbooks back to the college bookstore but what about their used bookbag or any other item they don't want anymore?  eBay?  Craiglist?  Our next guest recently won a pitch competition for what he says is a better idea: an online marketplace allowing university students, professors, and staff to buy and sell these items between themselves. As a result, he won a year of free space at the USC Columbia Technology Incubator.

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Business & Finance
12:05 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Autumn Financial Markets Update

Autumn is a time of tradition and ritual: the World Series, a new school year, apple cider, and the fall harvest. For those in the financial services industry, fall is time to check in on the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve, and the financial markets as investors begin their year-end planning.

Mike Switzer interviews Wes Johnson, a Certified Financial Planner with Carolinas Retirement Specialists in Charleston, who is going to give us his autumn update.

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Business & Finance
12:02 am
Mon October 27, 2014

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: MidlandsBizUpstateBizSC, and LowCountryBizSC.

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Business & Finance
12:35 am
Fri October 24, 2014

A Charleston Street is Named One of Ten Best in America

In case you hadn't heard, the American Planning Association recently announced that South Carolina is home to one of their 10 Great Streets in America.  That street is King Street in Charleston.

Mike Switzer interviews Tim Keane, planning director for the City of Charleston, SC.

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Business & Finance
12:31 am
Thu October 23, 2014

South Carolina Entrepreneur Electrifies Student Transportation

In 2009, with the great recession setting in and business drying up, our next guest, a real estate developer at the time, started looking for a new way to utilize his sales talents.  Soon after, he visited his alma mater, Florida State University, where he kept hearing from students about how taxis were expensive, parking in town was non-existent and DUIs scared everybody.  So he scribbled on a cocktail napkin: “Green Operated Transportation Carrying Humanity Around”.  And his new company was born.  No, it's not Uber or Lyft.

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Business & Finance
12:28 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Taking Capitalism to the Next Level

There's a new international movement in the business community that is seeking to inspire business owners to elevate not only their profits but humanity as well.  Our next guest recently received approval to launch a chapter of this non-profit organization in the LowCountry.

Mike Switzer interviews Barry Patterson, president of the Charleston chapter of Conscious Capitalism.

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Business & Finance
12:24 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Do You Buy and Hold?

An age-old argument in the world of investing is: does active portfolio management beat buying and holding over the long term?

Mike Switzer interviews Noel Swain, a certified financial planner with Provest Wealth in Spartanburg, SC.

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Business & Finance
12:58 am
Mon October 20, 2014

SC Business Update From John "SwampFox" Warner

A weekly update of the news, events and issues facing South Carolina's business community.Mike Switzer interviews John Warner founder and CEO of Innoventure, and its Swampfox business news service, based in Greenville, S.C.Events: Internet of Things

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