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
12:45 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Lowcountry Entrepreneur Sends Winning Messages to Restaurants

Our next guest says his mom won't use mobile apps but she will send text messages.  So he designed a messaging service along with a custom built printer that allows her and anyone to text their orders to their favorite restaurants.  And the restaurants, he says, are loving it.

Mike Switzer interviews Greg Oleksiak, co-founder of Eatabit, an order-by-text-message service based in Charleston, SC.

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Business & Finance
12:32 am
Thu November 20, 2014

SC Identity Theft Unit Celebrates One Year Anniversary

In case you missed it, October was National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  With all the identity theft going on these days, electronic and Internet security have become very top of mind.  And South Carolina's consumer agency recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Identity Theft unit.

Mike Switzer interviews Carri Grube Lybarker, Adminstrator of the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs in Columbia.

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Business & Finance
12:30 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Local Entrepreneur Invents Magnetic Water Bottle for Bicycles

You've heard us mention many times on this show the annual Ignite! conference from EngenuitySC and its business ideas competition.  Our next guest was a contestant at Ignite! a few years ago and while he didn't win, his idea has gone on to not only fruition but to the verge of national success.

Mike Switzer interviews Anthony Goldman, founder and president of Koala Bottle, a Columbia, SC - based company that makes a magnetic water bottle that attaches to your bicycle.

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Business & Finance
12:28 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Now's the Time to Save on Next Year's Tax Bill

How many times in February through April of each year have you looked at your tax situation and wondered if there was anything you could have done last year to make your tax bill smaller?  Well guess what, here we are before the end of the year and we have a guest for you today who has some strategies that you may be able to employ that will make you feel a little better about your tax bill next spring.

Mike Switzer interviews Matt Van Name, a certified financial planner with ASE Wealth Advisors in Greenville, SC.

Business & Finance
12:26 am
Mon November 17, 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.

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Business & Finance
12:08 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Tax Credits Fund Local Economic Growth

It's that time of year when you may be looking at your tax situation and as a result, looking for tax breaks.  Our next guest says he knows a good one that will also provide a direct benefit to our state's economy.

Mike Switzer interviews Bernie Mazyck is president and CEO of the South Carolina Association of Community Economic Development.

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Business & Finance
12:23 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Lowcountry Farm Incubator Wins Grant

When we think of entrepreneurship and business incubators, farming is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.  However, our next guest's organization recently made a big leap toward changing that perception when they won a national growth accelerator competition, winning a grant from the US Small Business Administration for its Dirt Works Incubator Farm.

Mike Switzer interviews Nikki Seibert, director of Sustainable Agriculture at Lowcountry Local First in Charleston.

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Business & Finance
12:20 am
Wed November 12, 2014

SC's I-77 Counties Collaborate for Economic Growth

Each year, South Carolina's General Assembly allocates some of your tax dollars to supporting our state's regional economic development organizations. This latest fiscal year saw $5 million doled out through the South Carolina Department of Commerce, $675,000 of that to a new partnership run by our next guest.

Mike Switzer interviews Rich Fletcher is the president and CEO of the I-77 Alliance, which is comprised of York, Chester, Fairfield and Richland counties.

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Business & Finance
12:18 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

With so many baby boomers reaching retirement age, how to maximize one's social security benefits has become a hot topic these days.  Although it was originally not meant to be, our next guest says that Social Security is, indeed, a critical component of retirement planning.

Mike Switzer interviews Susan McCants, a certified financial planner with Abacus Planning Group in Columbia.

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Business & Finance
12:17 am
Mon November 10, 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: Ignite!

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