Business & Finance

Alan Cooper
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An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community.

Mike Switzer interviews Alan Cooper, founder and editor of three online business news websites in South Carolina: MidlandsBiz, UpstateBizSC, and LowCountryBizSC.

Pivoting to Success

Jun 23, 2017
Colin Griffin
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

We’ve talked before on this show about the Lean Start-Up model for entrepreneurs and how it is keeping many of them in business by spending their time to learn about their potential customers, iterating products and services to meet those needs, re-iterating, pivoting, all the while continuing to move forward and build a company.  Our next guest has been going through this and now feels he is finally close to a sustainable business plan.

Mike Switzer interviews Colin Griffin, is co-founder and chief engineer for Krumware based in Columbia, SC.

Charles Refshauge
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce recently named our next guest’s company their “Small Business of the Year”, recognizing their work in digital marketing.  So, we thought we’d invite him to our studio today to check in on the latest trends in web site design, social media, and all things Internet.

Mike Switzer interviews Charles Refshauge, co-founder of A-Line Interactive in Spartanburg.


It's that time of year again, when makers from around the south are being asked to compete for recognition and big prize money during the eighth annual Made in the South Awards.

Mike Switzer interviews Phillip Rhodes, executive managing editor for Garden and Gun magazine, the host for this annual awards program.

You might have heard our recent discussions with local experts about the economy.  They feel pretty good about continued growth even though we are now in the third longest recovery in our history.  Does this mean that investors should feel good, too?

Mike Switzer interviews Wes Johnson, a certified financial planner with ACT Advisors in Charleston, SC.