Business & Finance

David Collier
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

Over the past several years we’ve been noticing that customer relationship management software, known as CRM, has been trending toward specialization…each industry developing or buying their own, instead of using programs “off the shelf”.  Our next guest’s company is one example: they’ve developed a CRM system specifically for commercial real estate professionals.

Mike Switzer interviews David Collier, co-founder of REsimplifi in Columbia, SC. 

John Warner
www.innoventure.com

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.

January is Financial Literacy month, and this is a good time to familiarize yourself with successful money management.  Are you a natural saver?  Or do you tend to live month to month?


Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference.

Today's excerpt comes from Joey von Nessen, a research economist with the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business, and their Division of Research.  There is also a short comment at the end from the director of the Division of Research, Doug Wooodward.  

Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference.

Today's excerpt comes from Joey von Nessen, a research economist with the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business, and their Division of Research.

Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference.

Today's excerpt comes from Boston University professor Laurence Kotlikoff, a leading expert on the long-run fiscal health of the United States and Social Security.

Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference.

Today's excerpt comes from Joey von Nessen, a research economist with the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business, and their Division of Research.

Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference.

Today's excerpt comes from Joey von Nessen, a research economist with the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business, and their Division of Research.

Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference.

Today's excerpt comes from Boston University professor Laurence Kotlikoff, a leading expert on the long-run fiscal health of the United States and Social Security.

Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference.

Today's excerpt comes from Boston University professor Laurence Kotlikoff, a leading expert on the long-run fiscal health of the United States and Social Security.

Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference.

Today's excerpt comes from Boston University professor Laurence Kotlikoff, a leading expert on the long-run fiscal health of the United States and Social Security.

Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference.

Today's excerpt comes from Boston University professor Laurence Kotlikoff, a leading expert on the long-run fiscal health of the United States and Social Security.

Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference.

Today's excerpt comes from Boston University professor Laurence Kotlikoff, a leading expert on the long-run fiscal health of the United States and Social Security.

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

DNA testing continues to increase across the country as prices continue to drop.  And a South Carolina company in the Midlands has developed a way to improve those tests even further through their work with enzymes.

Mike Switzer interviews Mark Hanna, chief revenue officer for IMCS (Integrated Micro-Chromatography Systems) in Irmo, SC.

Michael Quinn
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

Sustainability continues to be good for business across the country and in our state.  Coming in at #2 in the large company category on the SC BizNews Roaring 20’s list of our state’s fastest growing companies is one that is making a name for itself in water and energy efficient products.

Mike Switzer interviews Michael Quinn, CEO of AM Conservation Group, Inc. in Charleston, SC.

Over the 20+ years we have been doing this show, we’ve heard many reasons why people decide to go into business for themselves.  But our next guest’s inspiration might be a first.  He says his family’s dogs are the reason he is now in the sauce and marinade business.

Mike Switzer interviews Will Lacey, president of Savvy Foods in Columbia, SC.

It can be easy to get lost amid all of the jargon surrounding today’s complex financial markets. Our next guest wants to take us back to basics for few minutes with a quick review of bonds: What they are and why we would or would not want to include them in our portfolios.

Mike Switzer interviews Dave Gerdt, a certified financial planner with Van Der Noord Financial Advisors in Greenville, SC.

John Warner
www.innoventure.com

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.

Many business owners look at their company as their retirement vehicle, that one day they will sell it and live off the proceeds.  However, our next guest says, that while that strategy can certainly work, there are many financial considerations before a business transition such as selling or succession planning can successfully occur.

Mike Switzer interviews John Barnes, president & CEO of Pendleton Street Advisors in Columbia, SC.

Bob Quinn
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

This past summer, our next guest left the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization to become the head of one of South Carolina’s top research and economic development organizations devoted to job creation in our state’s innovation economy.

Mike Switzer interviews Bob Quinn, executive director of SCRA, formerly known as the SC Research Authority.

If you thought the textile industry was disappearing forever from the American, and in particular, the South Carolina landscape, think again.  Our next guest’s company not only recently added a 40,000 square foot apparel factory to their operations, but were also recognized as the 7th fastest growing company in our state.

Mike Switzer interviews Chris Bernat, chief revenue officer for Vapor Apparel in Charleston, SC.​

Joey von Nessen
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

Each year, our state’s flagship university hosts an economic outlook conference to review the past year and offer some insight as to how the new one might turn out.  This year, their prognostication is going to highlight what everyone is curious about: Trumponomics.

John Warner
www.innoventure.com

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.

Trends in ETFs

Dec 2, 2016
Sailesh Radha
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

A very popular investment vehicle these days is known as an ETF, an exchange traded fund.  These are basically mutual funds that trade in real time on stock exchanges and they come in all shades and varieties.  Our next guest has drawn some national attention recently with his work on ETFs.

Mike Switzer interviews Sailesh Radha, president & chief investment strategist for Borealis Global Advisory based in Blythewood, SC.

Our next guest’s company came in at #3 in the large company category on the 2016 SC BizNews Roaring 20’s list of our state’s fastest growing enterprises.  What may surprise you is their product: they make frozen waffles and pancakes.

Mike Switzer interviews Tom Baliker,  CEO of US Waffle Company, based in Greenville, SC.

Liz Carlson
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

After being frustrated with the choices she found for clothing for her daughter, our next guest decided to teach herself how to sew.  Thirteen years later, she has more than one million people visiting her women’s-wear web site and she’s shipping her designs all over the world.

Liz Carlson is founder of Southern Fried Chics, based in Rock Hill, SC.

As more and more of the baby boomer generation enters retirement age, our next guest says there are some important underestimations that they need to be aware of.

Mike Switzer interviews Bryan Ballentine, a certified financial planner in Greenville, SC.

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

Mike Switzer interviews Andy Owens, managing editor of SCBizNews, the company that publishes the Columbia Regional Business Report, Charleston Regional Business Journal, GSA Business and SCBizNews magazine.

Most of us probably would not hesitate to attend the funeral of a business associate or client.  However, our next guest says that with today’s diverse working environment involving race, religion, ethnicity, and even age, she herself has seen that hesitancy.  And that’s why she says it’s not a bad idea for a company to have a procedure in place when a client/customer/business associate passes away.

Mike Switzer interviews Catherine Latto, a certified financial planner in Charleston, SC.

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