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American Small Business Champions

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Small Business Champions

Small Business Champions

We were delighted to learn today that Prisere LLC has been selected as one of the winners of the 2015 American Small Business Championship. The program is sponsored by SCORE (the Service Corps of Retired Executives) and Sam’s Club, the membership club for the small business community. Sam’s Club, together with its corporate parent, Wal-Mart, distinguished itself not only in supporting small businesses, but in supporting disaster-affected communities. The superior logistics and advance planning for which Wal-Mart is known enable the local stores and clubs to provide urgently needed supplies even in the most challenging of circumstances. Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club were particularly impressive for their resilience and support of local communities following Hurricane Katrina.

Each of the “Small Business Champions” will receive a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card to purchase supplies for their business, an all-expense-paid trip to one of five SCORE regional small business training events, SCORE mentoring for one year and a year of public relations support to showcase the accomplishments of the business. SCORE mentors are seasoned executives with proven track records in growing businesses. We are particularly grateful for the resources provided by SCORE and Sam’s Club to enable Prisere’s growth and look forward to meeting the other winning small businesses.

Help a Disadvantaged Entrepreneur on Tax Filing Day

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Each year, approximately 20 million self-employed business owners file taxes – two million of them for the first time. Nearly one-quarter of these 20 million self-employed tax filers are eligible and qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, making the EITC an approximately $6.5 billion tax credit for low-income businesses. But to take advantage of this easy method to build assets for their businesses, they need easily available guidance and tax preparation assistance.

CFED wants to help more of them. Founded thirty years ago, CFED supports micro-enterprise for job growth in low-income communities. Through a network of local nonprofit organizations, CFED delivers tax preparation and business development services to entrepreneurs in disadvantaged communities. These entrepreneurs are childcare providers, food vendors, landscapers and other workers who seek to advance their dreams through business ownership. Access to entrepreneurial support is particularly important as more and more Americans are becoming self-employed in this difficult economy.

CFED and its partners have saved entrepreneurs close to $6 million in tax preparation fees, and nearly half (48%) of these clients qualified for and received the Earned Income Tax Credit, providing them over $13.5 million in additional capital. CFED is a finalist for a million dollar grant from Sam’s Club which, if awarded, could allow CFED to help an additional 25,000 low-income self-employed businesses save $10 million in tax preparation fees and help 50,000 to 100,000 others with free online tax and business services. If you are a Sam’s Club member and would like to vote for CFED to win this grant, please click here.