The South Carolina Business Review Each weekday host Mike Switzer and his guests provide listeners with business, economic, and community news that is important to South Carolina.
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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.

The Importance of Real ID for Business Travelers

Even with the growth and popularity of teleconferencing, many businesses still find face-to-face meetings and in-person conferences fruitful and therefore, imperative to their success. And many of these meetings require boarding an airplane. Which is why our next guest wants you to know about the looming deadline for Real ID , an upcoming federal requirement for air travel. Mike Switzer interviews Kevin Shwedo, executive director of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles .

Promoting STEM Education

Most people are aware of the many efforts in the education sector over the past several years to increase and improve our children's exposure to science, technology, engineering, and math: known as STEM so that eventually, maybe more high school graduates might consider one of those career fields where demand remains high. Our next guest has decided to turn his STEM experience into an entrepreneurial venture to further this educational trend. Mike Switzer interviews Gaurav Sangal, a franchisee

SBA Busy on SC Coast

While the main district office for the US Small Business Administration in South Carolina is located in our capital city, there is also a branch office in North Charleston, which from our research, appears to be pretty busy serving the coastal areas of our state. Mike Switzer interviews William Furman, senior area manager for the Charleston, SC office of the SBA .

Labor Shortages and Good Times

Our national and state economies continue to report positive numbers while the labor market continues to tighten. Could that shortage of workers derail the good times? Mike Switzer interviews Joey Von Nessen, with the Division of Research at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, 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 Accessible Diagnostics and he runs the Swampfox Facebook Page , all based in Greenville, S.C.

Upstate Artist Wins "Building" Art Competition

Artists often find that making a living as an artist can be very difficult. Besides competing with other artists for space in galleries, another possible source of revenue can be winning art competitions. One that we've recently learned about involves art commissioned for public buildings. 28 states have programs requiring or encouraging new public building projects to include art as a percent of their construction budget. South Carolina is one of those states and our next guest is one of those

Developing a Company's "Human" Resource

Among all the resources a company has, probably the most crucial to their success is also often the biggest: their human resource. Our next guest says that the human resource can also be the most challenging to develop. Jean Meeks-Koch is CEO of Positively People , in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Many Employees Need Help Understanding Healthcare Insurance

As the healthcare insurance industry continues to evolve, our next guest says that patients are more and more in need of help in understanding their plan benefits. And employers are recognizing this, as well she says, with many large corporations now hiring "health advocates" to not only help employees navigate the company's health benefits plans but to also help them deal with the health plan's customer service representative. Mike Switzer interviews Lynn Bailey, a Columbia, SC-based health

Investing Trends are Constantly Changing

A year ago when we last interviewed our next guest about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, the leader in this sector, Bitcoin, was near an all-time high in popularity and price. But a lot has changed since then, or has it? Mike Switzer interviews Allen Gillespie, a chartered financial analyst with Fintrust Investment Advisors in Greenville, SC.

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