NASE Joins The White House In Celebration
Washington, D.C., November 18, 2011 – President Barack Obama has proclaimed November 2011 as National Entrepreneurship Month. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) would like to thank America’s self-employed and micro-business owners who work tirelessly each day to support themselves and their families, as well as contribute to their communities through starting and maintaining a business.
The creation of a self-employed job is often overlooked by economists and policymakers as a means to jumpstart the economy. However, the NASE knows that every time an individual starts a business or attempts to grow their business that the unemployed rolls shrink. With nearly 22 million entrepreneurs and micro-businesses (10 or fewer employees), that adds up to a lot of job creation.
“The NASE is glad that the Administration set aside an entire month to showcase the nation’s entrepreneurs and to spotlight federal and state programs that are available to help them,” said NASE President and CEO Kristie L. Arslan. “Successful micro-businesses are our nation’s greatest tool in helping to curb unemployment. We believe so strongly in that notion that we created a Startup Kit to help new businesses find their way.”
Earlier this year, Arslan called for a National Self-Employment Initiative that would provide state governments with tools and resources to help the unemployed or underemployed learn business skills in order to start up their own ventures. Programs have also been launched by both the White House (Startup America Initiative) and the Small Business Administration (Young Entrepreneurship Series).