The South Carolina Business Review

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South Carolina Businesswoman Recognized for Entrepreneurship and Education

Our next guest was recently named South Carolina's 2016 Female Entrepreneur of the Year and 2016's Most Influential Business Woman in South Carolina, due not only to her work in the human resources/payroll industry, but also because of her efforts to improve education through technology in her Upstate community. Mike Switzer interviews Pamela Evette, President and CEO of Quality Business Solutions in Travelers Rest, SC.

South Carolina Businesswoman Recognized for Entrepreneurship and Education

Global Connections Celebrated in the Upstate

South Carolina has a rich history of global connections, with both individuals and businesses. And the Upstate is about to celebrate with a month-long, ten county program known as Upstate International Month. Mike Switzer interviews Tracie Frese, executive director of Upstate International , the organizer of this annual event, now in its fifth year.

Plaster Making a Comeback

Most internal walls these days are made with sheetrock, but for hundreds of years, they were mostly plaster. Our next guest is with a South Carolina company that is working to bring back historically authentic slaked lime plasters such as those used 400 years ago in Windsor Castle and St. Paul's Cathedral. Their work has, in fact, been installed in the Smithsonian Institute and in many other public buildings, hotels, and businesses across the country. Mike Switzer interviews Lauren Dillon with Master of Plaster based in Columbia, SC.

Not Your Father's Retirement

According to our next guest, we're entering a time of unprecedented fiscal change in the United States: near zero interest rates, tiny Social Security cost-of-living increases, record government debt, and the disappearance of pensions. Maybe some of you have tried "Not Your Father's Root Beer", but he says "this is not your father's retirement"...so how are today's retirees ensuring financial independence for their lifetime? Mike Switzer interviews Rob DeHollander, a certified financial planner in Greenville, SC.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

Are You Using Your Smartphone, or Is it Using You?

The odds are good that everyone listening to this show right now has a smartphone. And if you do, you are probably not going back to a flip phone, a bag phone, or a rotary dial phone hanging on the wall in your kitchen (if you're one of us old geezers that even knows what those are). But let's be honest: when you are on your smartphone, how often are you actually being productive vs. being entertained or distracted? Our next guest says that it's very important to figure out how to manage our relationship with this powerful tool. Mike Switzer interviews Jack Pringle, an attorney with Adams and Reese in Columbia, SC.

Adapting to the New Financial Environment

In 2016, financial markets, the economy, and geopolitics experienced an unusual number of milestones. And while it's easy to overemphasize change, shine a spotlight on uncertainty, and play up the worst-case scenario, our next guest thinks the way to assess the new dynamic is not to ask, "What's broken?" or "What will be fixed?" but "How will businesses, markets, and the economy adapt?" Mike Switzer interviews Doug English, a certified financial planner with ACT Advisors with offices in Greenville, Charleston.

Equestrian Business in Camden Adding Movies

Most people who have lived in South Carolina for a while know that Camden is one of our most popular towns for horse lovers. But you may not know that it is also one of only a few North America stops on the world tour of the Equus Film Festival , a New York City event dedicated to equestrian-themed film, fine art and authors. Mike Switzer interviews Suzi Sale, tourism development director for Kershaw County and the city of Camden, SC .

Wildlife Event Bringing Big "Bucks" to SC

For the past 35 years, South Carolina has been home to a three-day celebration of our entire region's wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education, sporting demonstrations, and more, boosting our economy by an estimated $50 million. Mike Switzer interviews Jimmy Huggins, president and CEO of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition coming to Charleston, SC Feb. 17-19.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder of the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

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