Take a look at Soucek's financial disclosure statement ("Statement of Economic Interest"), which he was required to file under new state government ethics laws. See anything odd?
Under 6(a), Soucek answered "No" and "None" to this question:
"Do you, your spouse, or members of your immediate family have financial interests valued at $10,000 or more in a non-publicly owned company or business entity (including interests in partnerships, limited partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, and closely held corporations?"
The triggering threshold of $10,000 of value may be the key here. But later in the same form, under question 10, "List the name of each source of income ... of more than $5,000," Soucek listed "Double D Disposal" and "cash" as the type of income. He was not required to list specific amounts.
The inescapable conclusion, then, about the "small business" which Soucek thinks especially qualifies him for the NC 45th Dist. Senate seat is that he made between $5,000 and $10,000 in cash from it in 2009.