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
12:07 am
Wed December 17, 2014

New Carolina Returns to Original Name to Re-focus on Competitiveness

If you are a regular listener of this program, you have probably heard many interviews with representatives from New Carolina, the non-profit organization in our state set up many years ago to put into practice the cluster economic theory espoused by Harvard professor Michael Porter.  By most measures, these efforts have been very successful, however our next guest says that since competitiveness is their core focus, the name has officially been changed back to it's original.

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Business & Finance
12:06 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Think of “Human Capital” Before You Invest

Most financial planners will tell you that the usual advice for younger adults' retirement planning is to invest in the higher risk growth category, like stock mutual funds, and to sock away as much as you can every month.  But our next guest says these investments might not be appropriate at all for a young person and that even putting money into a retirement plan may not be the best idea, either.  He says it's all about the cost of “human capital”...something everyone should consider before they invest.

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Business & Finance
12:01 am
Mon December 15, 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: Moore School Economic Outlook Conference

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Business & Finance
12:05 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Grand Strand Tech Incubator Looking for Entrepreneurs

When we think of the Grand Strand area of South Carolina, we think of fun times at the beach.  Our next guest hopes that you will also soon be thinking of entrepreneurship and technology start-up companies.

Mike Switzer interviews Mike Schroll, founder of Startup.SC, a non-profit technology incubator in Myrtle Beach.

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Business & Finance
12:05 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Moore School Economic Outlook Conference Dec. 16th

It's that time of year again, not just for checking your gift list and checking it twice, but to hear from the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business and their annual Economic Outlook Conference, where we will hear their prognostication for the new year as well as outlooks from renowned guest speakers.  This year the conference is next Tuesday, Dec. 16th and it will be held for the first time in the brand new Moore School building.

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Business & Finance
12:05 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Annual Juried Craft Fair Succeeds in Columbia

You've probably heard of juried art shows before, but how about asking craftsmen and women to submit their work before they will be accepted to an event?  It's been happening in Columbia for a while now and our next guests say there has been no shortage of entrants.

Mike Switzer interviews Debi Schadel, founder and director of Crafty Feast and Shigeharu Kobayashi, one of the event's judges.

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Business & Finance
12:05 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Five Important Considerations Prior to Retirement

As a new year fast approaches, many of you may also be looking toward retirement.  Our next guest says that if you are, there are five important considerations you should be aware of.

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

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Business & Finance
12:05 am
Mon December 8, 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: Moore School Economic Outlook Conference

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Business & Finance
12:15 am
Fri December 5, 2014

State's Largest Homeless Shelter Turning Lives Around

Homelessness continues to be a concern to cities and businesses across South Carolina.  Our next guest runs the state's largest homeless shelter and service provider, which recently re-branded itself to reflect what it really provides its clients: a chance to turn their lives around.

Mike Switzer interviews Stacy Denaux, CEO of One-Eighty Place in Charleston.

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Business & Finance
12:13 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Pharmaceutical Firm Comes Home to South Carolina

After starting and growing a successful generic drug manufacturing company to the point of needing to expand and build new space at their headquarters in Orlando, Florida, our next guest's company decided to look homeward to South Carolina.  In June, they moved in to their new 400,000 square foot facility in Lexington County.

Mike Switzer interviews Lou Kennedy, President and co-founder of Nephron Pharmaceuticals.

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