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Color Of Money

Five financial tips to take your business to the next level

April 5, 2024

BPTBy Irana Wasti, chief product officer at BILL Building a business is an incredible journey, and like all journeys, every stage is different. Running a startup, for instance, is very different from running a midsize business. As your business grows, your needs evolve, too. Scaling a business often means navigating different types of risks, expanding…

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Do you need a standby generator? 6 things to know before you buy

March 17, 2024

BPT Every day on the news, it seems, there’s a report about another extreme weather event. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2023 was a record year for extreme weather. The U.S. experienced 28 separate, billion-dollar weather disasters last year, the highest number ever. That averages out to more than one every…

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Just 3 in 10 Americans say they aspire to the C-suite: New study

March 9, 2024

BPT Who wants to be the boss? Just 3 in 10 Americans say they aspire to hold a C-suite role, according to new research from Empower, a leader in financial planning, investing, and advice. Out of all generations, millennials show the highest interest in becoming a top executive (39%), though nearly a third of people…

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Commentary: Carpenters Union’s apprenticeship diversity push can lead to success and job fulfilment in the construction industry

March 2, 2024

By Treyvon Ratcliff Hayes ABOVE PHOTO: Treyvon Ratcliff Hayes, a Philadelphia public high school graduate, just completed his four-year apprenticeship program at the Eastern Atlantic States (EAS) Carpenters Technology College and is now a full journeyman with the EAS Carpenter’s Union. I was born and raised in southwest Philadelphia with a very strong sense of…

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How to give your business an inviting local flair using design

February 17, 2024

BPT Think of local businesses that feel connected to your community. What comes to mind? Perhaps a retro diner displaying photos from the town’s earlier days, or a sports bar decked out with memorabilia from the local team? What gives a business a distinctly local flair, and how can you infuse this essence into your…

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Why now is a crucial time to pay off credit card debt

February 10, 2024

By Cora Lewisassociated press NEW YORK — For Americans who lacked savings prior to the pandemic, financial stress is rising. A combination of inflation, increased interest rates, and the end of pandemic-tied relief, such as the moratorium on student loan payments, has led to record credit card debt, experts say. In the fourth quarter of…

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Urban League of Philadelphia makes key staff leadership hires

February 3, 2024

The Urban League of Philadelphia has announced the addition of key staff leadership hires in two of the organization’s most crucial function areas. Charity Wells has been named director of workforce planning, development, and entrepreneurship. In this new role, Wells will oversee ULP programming to connect career seekers — from entry-level to experienced professionals —…

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New Year’s resolution: Don’t get scammed!

January 22, 2024

BPTThese days, many Americans do a lot of their shopping and charitable giving online. That is why it’s important for consumers to be conscious of financial scams to protect their identities, bank accounts and monetary transactions. From check fraud and peer-to-peer digital payments (i.e., Zelle, Venmo, Paypal or CashApp) to imposters posing as representatives of…

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