• Go Ahead, Ask The Experts!

    Mar 31, 2016

    NASE members have unlimited access to professional business consultants through the Ask The Experts portal on our website. With a few clicks on the mouse and strokes on the keyboard, you get answers to specific questions you have about your business. This is not a Frequently Asked Question section (though we do have that) that you see on typical websites, our Ask The Experts portal allows you the opportunity to give details and include specifics when asking your question and receive a direct specific answer in return. All this is included in your membership at no additional cost.

  • Do I Need A CPA

    Mar 31, 2016

    Q: I am in my second year as a small business owner and I am still not sure if I am required to use a CPA to do my tax return. What is my best option? A: Your question is a great one and one that should be answered before you do anything else related to completing your annual income tax return.

  • Cooking Self-Employment

    Mar 31, 2016

    Brooke Kinsey is the Co-Owner and Chef at Bleu & Fig located in Columbus, Ohio. Brooke has long loved food and attended Johnson and Wales University in Virginia where she got her degree in culinary arts. Brooke met her business partner and Co-Owner Regina (a horticulturalist by trade) and together they started Bleu & Fig where they combined their expertise in catering and floral displays. When starting Bleu & Fig, they had the mindset that food should be entertainment unto itself. Brooke applied for an NASE Growth Grant so they could take their traveling business and set up a brick and mortar store front.

  • You Are Your Own Best Advocate

    Mar 31, 2016

    The joy of working for the NASE is that I get to be your advocate in Washington, D.C. and across many State capitols, however, the most effective advocate for the issues that are most important to you, the self-employed business owner, is YOU!

  • Are Health Insurance Premiums Tax Deductible for Small Business Owners?

    Mar 24, 2016

    With under a month before the April 15th tax filing deadline, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released guidance on how small business owners can deduct health insurance premiums on their 2015 tax returns.

  • Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs Letter about DOL Funding

    Mar 24, 2016

    On behalf of the undersigned organizations representing millions of American workers and their families, we express our gratitude to you for your efforts to provide Congressional oversight over the Obama Administration's state grant program to address the misclassification of workers. Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) granted $10 million to 23 states to implement or improve worker misclassification programs. The Consolidated and Further Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law No. 113-235, authorized this grant funding for "activities to address the misclassification of workers." While many states have existing programs designed to reduce worker misclassification, this is the second year that the DOL has awarded grants dedicated to worker misclassification.

  • NASE Join Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs

    Mar 22, 2016

    On March 22, 2016, the NASE joined forces with organizations such as the National Association of Home Builders, NFIB, and the International Franchise Association to urge congressional leaders in both chambers to reject the Obama Administration's request to fund Department of Labor's state grant program to address classification of workers.

  • Washington Watch - March 2, 2016

    Mar 02, 2016