• The Best Businesses to Start From Home This Year (

    May 13, 2016

    For even the most diligent bootstrappers, the costs associated with starting a business can be intimidating. But there's at least one simple way to cut down on costs: by running your business from home. The majority of business owners (69 percent) start their businesses at home, according to a 2012 report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report.

  • Small Biz Survey - 69% of Sharing Economy Entrepreneurs Received Zero Tax Guidance

    May 11, 2016

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, in partnership with American University’s Kogod Tax Policy Center, today released the results of a new, small business survey focused on participation in the sharing economy (which includes platforms such as Uber, Etsy, Lift, AirBnB, among many others).

  • Facebook Marketing

    Apr 29, 2016

    ​There are so many social media channels out there these days, it’s hard to determine which ones are more effective and worth your time to market your business. I will focus on Facebook marketing, as I find it the most effective and affordable for small business owners to get their message and brand noticed. Facebook marketing is an excellent way to grow your business, and you can have fun while doing it.

  • Looking For Leads

    Apr 29, 2016

    And regardless of your age, or the age of your business, you need a Social Media strategy. I’ve heard the argument, ‘but I’m selling feed to 78 year old farmers, they don’t even send text messages, much less use other social media’.

  • Granting Self-Employment

    Apr 29, 2016

    Last year the NASE awarded 12 Grants and 4 scholarships totaling $60,000. We were able to highlight most of last year’s recipients in our December 2015 issue; however, due to timing we were not able to recognize all winners. We wanted to ensure all winners were recognized, below are the Growth Grant Recipients who each received $4,000 at the end of last year to grow and expand their business.

  • NASE Releases New Survey Data On Sharing Economy

    Apr 29, 2016

    The new survey finds that an overwhelming majority of those who responded – 69 percent – have not receive any tax guidance from the shared economy platform they are working with. In fact, the data underscores the importance of educating shared-economy entrepreneurs about the fact that they, too, are operating a self-employed, small business.

  • NASE Joins Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity

    Apr 28, 2016

    The Partnership is dedicated to advocating the interests of its members in the expected regulatory debate on potential changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations.

  • NASE Requests Action on H.R. 2911 by House Ways and Means Committee

    Apr 12, 2016

    On April 12, 2016, nearly a 100 organizations and businesses sent a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee requesting immediate consideration of H.R. 2911, the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act.