NASE Survey Results

Topics that Are Important to Small-Business Owners

Here’s a snapshot of how micro-business owners feel about the hot topics of the day.

  • New Survey: Majority of Small Businesses Feel They Will Be Unable to Secure Comprehensive, Affordable Health Care in 2014

    Nov 21, 2013

    Over a month after the launch of the new health care system, a majority of small and micro-business owners trying to enroll believe they will be unable to secure affordable health care coverage in the new year according to a new survey by The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses.

  • Obamacare Data: America’s Smallest Businesses Haven’t Yet Decided If They Will Purchase Health Care on Exchanges

    Sep 30, 2013

    With open enrollment in the nation’s new health care system beginning tomorrow against the backdrop of a potential Federal Government shutdown, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released new data from a national survey of its membership showing that more than half (54%) of the 476 respondents haven’t decided if they will purchase health care on the Exchanges.

  • New Survey Shows Self-Employed, Small Business Owners Want Congress to Enact Immigration Reform

    Apr 15, 2013

    As the debate over immigration reform heats up in Congress, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released an online survey of over 400 of its’ members nationwide on the issue.

  • 3 In 5 Self-Employed Support Tax Reform Proposals That Would Drop Individual Rate, Eliminate Deductions

    Nov 14, 2012

    "The findings of our tax survey re-emphasize the growing impatience of the self-employed as Congress continues to fail to address comprehensive tax reform," said Director of Government Affairs Katie Vlietstra. "Seventy-eight percent of respondents support efforts to reform both the individual and corporate tax structure; in fact, 61% of respondents are open to exploring proposals that drop the individual rate and eliminate deductions."

  • NASE Partners with AEO and SBM on Micro-Business Survey

    Oct 10, 2012

    NASE along with key partners within the self-employed and small business community released new research on the micro-business community and their impact on the economy and its recovery.

  • High Cost Of College Education A Struggle For Self-Employed Parents

    Aug 31, 2012

    Colleges and universities have been welcoming students back this fall in full force. Thirty-seven percent of self-employed families have a child that is working toward a degree this fall. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) knows that financing one or more college educations can be tough for the small-business owner and conducted a poll to dig deeper into the impact.

  • Self-Employed Divided On Support for ACA

    Jul 03, 2012

    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s final ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the self-employed and micro-businesses are concerned as to the impact the law will have on their health care budgets when the law goes into full effect in 2014. Nearly 900 self-employed and micro-business owners responded to the survey released within hours of the Supreme Court ruling. With the law moving forward into the implementation stage, the self-employed are, once again, looking for more information from the federal government regarding issues of affordability and cost of care.

  • Micro-Businesses Unsure Whether They Will Provide Employee Coverage Under The Affordable Care Act

    Jun 12, 2012

    The self-employed and micro-businesses (10 or fewer employees) continue to struggle with finding, affording and managing their health care. A recent study by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) showed that one-quarter of respondents believe that the cost of health coverage will go up under the Affordable Care Act. Unlike most Americans, the more business owners know about the law, the less likely they are to support it.

  • The Self-Employed Perspective on Energy & Gas Prices

    Jun 01, 2012

    The unstable and often increasing energy and gasoline costs are a constant concern for most Americans. A recent survey of its members by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) revealed that over half of the self-employed and micro-business owners surveyed indicated that their business was negatively impacted by unstable energy prices.

  • Self-Employed and the Economy

    Mar 22, 2012

    The nation’s smallest businesses are still feeling negative effects of the economy, including cash flow issues for business and family, according to a new survey by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE). Three-quarters of the self-employed and micro-businesses owners say their company provides the main source of income in their household.