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THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER - Authenticity as a Business Model

Charlotte’s Black Sheep Skate Shop keeps loyal following on board Walking into Black Sheep, the South End independent retailer of skateboards, accessories and hard-to-find sneakers, it’s hard to tell the sales staff from the customers.…
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Speaker to focus on children’s safety

Michele Gay is on a mission. Gay, one of the country’s leading advocates for improved school security and safety, wants to educate children and those responsible for their safety. Gay lost her daughter, Josephine Grace, on Dec. 14,…
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ZimSculpt takes root

Sculptor Patrick Sephani traveled more than 8,000 miles from his home in Harare, Zimbabwe, to spend three months practicing his craft and sharing his love for making Shona sculpture at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Sephani, 34, along…
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AMERICAN CITY BUSINESS JOURNALS - When it comes to effective operations, cash flow is king

H. K. Meetz operates a small professional services firm that delivers grant-writing support to area nonprofits. Regular, reliable payments from her client base allow her to move beyond covering routine expenses and let her invest in resources…
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SOUTHPARK MAGAZINE - Restoration Software

When Massoud Shiraz left Tehran, Iran in the immediate aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the 19 year old art student couldn’t possibly imagine his journey over the next two decades would ultimately find him settling 6700 miles…