Business & Finance

John 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.

Carol Moore
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Colleges and universities across the nation and in our state seem to be becoming much more focused on preparing students for the real world, such as offering new majors and programs geared toward today’s job market.  Our next guest says her institution is striving to stay at the forefront of these trends.

Mike Switzer interviews Carol Moore, interim president at Columbia College in Columbia, SC.

Stacie Darr
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If you’ve ever been to the area of our state around the intersection of I-95 and I-26, you know that there’s not much there.  My car once broke down at that very intersection and it was hours before I could find anyone to come to my rescue.  But our next guest is trying to change all that by bringing a massive event venue to life in that neck of the woods later this summer.

Mike Switzer interviews Stacie Darr White, president and general manager of Yonderfield in Bowman, SC.

When most of us think of a band conductor, visions of a football field can certainly come to mind.  But it’s a demanding career.  Which may be why, over the past 90 years, only nine people in our state have been inducted into the American Bandmasters Association -- and our next guest is the latest to have received this prestigious honor.

Garet Strange
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Most financial planners are fee-based, that is they charge a fee for their services and no sales charges for the investment products themselves.  Our next guest says this industry business model is causing a large segment of the population to be unable to afford competent financial advice.

Mike Switzer interviews Garet Strange, is vice president of operations for Hobbs Group Advisors in Columbia, SC.