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ShopTalk: Small business help
Welcome to ShopTalk, where the Observer tells you about small businesses and local entrepreneurs who have solved a problem, met a challenge or carved a unique niche. Follow us here each day, and in our Wednesday printed edition.

Manufacturer EV Fleet Inc., based at ReVenture Park, churns out four electric pickup trucks daily.

Here’s why Statesville practitioner Amanda Kotis handpicked an unknown associate to run her practice while on maternity leave.

What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Health care, Internet security and new technology make the list.

Ralph Broome, a licensed hypnotherapist and U.S. Army veteran, opened Carolina Preppers & Survivors supply shop last month to appeal to campers, outdoor enthusiasts and people who want to stock up for any natural or economic disaster.

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A Charlotte couple opens a gluten-free cafe, the 7th Street Public Market reaches full capacity, and two local companies make the list of finalists in a small-business contest involving Martha Stewart.

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