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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, co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Has Healthcare Spending Entered a New Phase of Slow Growth?

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its report on National Health Expenditures (NHE) for 2017 and it showed an increase of 3.9%, its slowest rate of growth in four years. No doubt, this report might prompt some to conclude that the health spending spiral is slowing. But our next guest has serious doubts. Mike Switzer interviews Lynn Bailey, a Columbia, SC-based healthcare economist and consultant to area hospitals, insurers, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Commercial Real Estate Outlook for 2019

The commercial real estate market can often indicate the current state of a local economy and maybe even predict its short term future. With the new year only recently upon us, we thought it might be a good idea to check in with a local expert on this topic. Mike Switzer interviews Bruce Harper with the newly-opened, Columbia, SC location of Trinity Partners .

Helping the Disabled Lead Productive Lives

Most people with disabilities want to work. It's more about getting the opportunity to work because, let's face it, there can be some barriers to getting a job for some people with disabilities. Sometimes the barriers can be imposed because we make assumptions about what people with disabilities can or can't do; and this can indeed limit the opportunities for good workers with disabilities to connect with good jobs. But our next guest says there are several South Carolina companies that are now

Will 2019 be a Better Year for Stocks?

Well, here we are, moving right along in the new year already, maybe some of us wondering how our investments will perform after a disappointing 2018. Our next guest says that although there will continue to be plenty of uncertainty, he is full of hope. Mike Switzer interviews Doug English, market prognosticator and certified financial planner with ACT Advisors in Charleston, SC.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

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

Free Code School Launched by SC Commerce

A little over two years ago, our next guest's state agency launched a trial online platform that would allow any South Carolina resident with Internet access to learn how to become a software engineer for free. And now this no-cost code school, SC Codes , is out of the pilot stage and officially launched. Mike Switzer interviews Laura Corder, managing director of the Office of Innovation at the South Carolina Department of Commerce in Columbia, SC.

Protecting Your Business from Ransomware

When the City of Atlanta was hit with a ransomware hack in 2018, it cost local taxpayers $17 million while operations were restored over the next several months. Our next guest says that cybercrime, ransomware in particular, is estimated to cost businesses and cities $2 trillion this year, and he says this is because these attacks are not widely publicized, catching most everyone off guard. Mike Switzer interviews Rob Cheng, is a cyber security expert in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Finding a Publisher

If there are any authors in our audience today, I'm sure they know the difficulties in finding a publisher for their work. Our next guest is an author and illustrator of children's books who has recently found a publisher in the University of South Carolina Press. Mike Switzer interviews Lisa Anne Cullen , who lives, writes and draws and Ridgeway, SC.

Planning and Paying for College

Studies show that, on average, college graduates earn $1 million more during their lifetimes than people who don't go to college. Another study found that people who graduate from college have, on average, four times the net worth of people who don't. But it is a big investment, which is why our next guest says there are several questions to answer and decisions to make before attending. Mike Switzer interviews Alex Chastain, a certified financial planner with Abacus Planning Group in Columbia,

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