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Color Of Money

City of Philadelphia launches annual “You Earned it Philly” campaign to mobilize thousands of residents in claiming their money

February 6, 2020

The City of Philadelphia launched its annual awareness and support campaign to help tens of thousands of Philadelphia residents apply for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The initiative aims to increase EITC awareness for those who are eligible and dispel the misconception that filing is complex and costly. Though more than 188,000 Philadelphians…

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How small businesses can boost sales

January 31, 2020

BPT With over 30 million small businesses in the U.S., it’s tough to stand out from the crowd. Successful small businesses turn first-time customers into repeat business, building momentum and growing sales. How can you achieve this? Marketing. Finding effective, easy-to-execute marketing strategies can boost your business by helping you engage your customers while attracting…

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IRS helps workers, businesses with new Gig Economy Tax Center

January 23, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service recently launched a new Gig Economy Tax Center on IRS.gov to help people in this growing area meet their tax obligations through more streamlined information. “The IRS developed this online center to help taxpayers in this emerging segment of the economy,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Whether renting out…

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Discounted access to Amazon Prime for customers on government assistance

January 9, 2020

BPT Amazon Prime offers the best of shopping and entertainment, including low prices and convenient delivery options. To make Prime even more accessible, Amazon offers a discounted monthly Prime membership for customers on government assistance, including qualifying recipients of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) and Medicaid.  Eligible customers can join Prime for only $5.99/month, allowing them…

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Program offers scholarship, internship in computer science

January 2, 2020

BPT According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2020 there will be 1.4 million computer science-related jobs available, but there will only be 400,000 computer science graduates with the skills needed to apply for them. Although computer science is the fastest-growing profession within the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), only 8%…

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Chevrolet celebrates military and veterans at 120th Army-Navy Game

December 20, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Operation Homefront Chief Development Officer Margi Kirst (left) is presented with a $50,000 check by Chevrolet Zone Manager Manny Sosa to support the nonprofit’s Critical Financial Assistance program during the 120th Army-Navy Game on Saturday, December 14, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The contribution carries on Chevy’s century-long history of military support and will…

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Companies struggle to grow profits, look ahead to 2020

December 5, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: A pair of specialists work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Corporate profits continued their yearlong slide during the third quarter and analysts expect another poor performance before things start improving. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) By Damian J. Troise Accosiated press NEW YORK — Corporate profits continued their yearlong slide…

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Tips for growing your small business this holiday season

November 29, 2019

BPT Small businesses have a major impact on their communities: 67 cents of every dollar spent on small businesses stays in the local economy. But when it comes to growing their businesses, nearly one in four small business owners say marketing is one of their biggest challenges. As small businesses prepare for the holiday rush…

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