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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.

Charlotte food truck vendors are protesting proposed city regulations that they say would hurt their industry, which has grown increasingly popular in recent years.

Experts offer insights on turning the people who stop by your booth into regular customers.

Tyler Ford didn’t set out to become the founder and operator of one of Charlotte’s only co-working spaces, a multi-amenity shared office space for nearly 60 local entrepreneurs. He happened into it because of his personal needs.

Makers of local Whole Foods-type products, listen up: The grocer is inviting local producers to bring their wares for a shot to get on the shelves at the new Lake Norman store.


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Small-business owners, we want to see what you look like when you're at your place of business.

Charlotte-based Rose Chauffeured Transportation won 2014 Family Business of the Year in the mediu...

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Owner of three Charlotte-area FASTSIGNS franchises learned to snag – and promote – diverse and prominent work for clients such as SouthPark mall, Charlotte-Mecklenburg government and local universities.

More than 120 entrepreneurs attended the ShopTalk networking event on Monday at NoDa Brewing Co.

Networking events and classes of interest to the small business community.

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