• What Small Business Owners and Employees Need to Know about Leave of Absences

    Nov 21, 2017

    Once a person leaves the corporate world and enters the realm of small business, either as a small business owner or as an employee, he/she encounters new sets of regulations or lack of. This is certainly true when examining laws and guidelines pertaining to taking leave of absences. This article will address this topic from three perspectives: 1) the owner’s perspective of his own leave of absence, whether that be temporary or of indeterminate length 2) the owner’s perspective when a key employee requests a leave of absence, and 3) the employee’s perspective when considering their right to take a leave of absence.

  • Tax Reform

    Nov 21, 2017

    No doubt by this time you have heard probably more than you would like about Tax Reform. On November 2nd, Republicans in the United States House of Representatives introduced legislation outlining new guidelines to simplify a very complicated tax code. The Democrats have weighed in with their feedback and adjustments, and as of press time the U.S. Senate was preparing to release their tax reform plan as well. Now…Let the Talks Begin.

  • Developing Self-Employment

    Nov 21, 2017

    Nicole VanHaaren is the owner of Vanhaaren Designs located in Olivet, Michigan. Vanhaaren Designs provides web and graphic designs for personal and professional use. When Nicole is not busy raising her two children, she can be found creating websites from the ground up or editing images and color schemes. Providing superior customer service is her main focus when working with clients.

  • Trump Executive Order Includes Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs)

    Nov 21, 2017

    Long championed by the NASE, Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) have become a significant tool for the self-employed and micro-business owner to use to offer a unique, innovative health care benefit.

  • NASE Encourages Simplification & Parity as the House Votes on Tax Reform Proposal

    Nov 16, 2017

    Keith Hall, President and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, offered the following comments as the House of Representatives votes today on its tax proposal:

  • Senate GOP Tax Proposal Encourages Simplification of the Tax Code

    Nov 09, 2017

    Keith Hall, President and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, issued the following statement in reaction to today’s release of the Senate GOP tax proposal:

  • Get Started: Mixed small business reception for GOP tax plan (Washington Post)

    Nov 06, 2017

    The GOP’s proposed tax overhaul is getting a mixed reaction from small business advocates, with some saying they hope the plan will be revised as it makes its way through Congress.

  • House GOP Tax Bill a “Great Step” for Small Businesses & Self-Employed

    Nov 02, 2017

    Keith Hall, President and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, issued the following statement in reaction to today’s release of the House GOP tax proposal:

  • Small Business Experts Available to Discuss Open Enrollment of Health Care Season

    Oct 30, 2017

    As health care’s open enrollment season kicks off this week, small business experts are available to discuss what entrepreneurs and the small business community need to know during this critical time.

  • NASE Applauds Senate Introduction of “Copper Plan” Health Insurance Legislation

    Oct 19, 2017

    Yesterday, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the United States Senate to create a new tier of coverage, commonly referred to as a “Copper Plan,” under the Affordable Care Act and making health insurance more accessible and affordable for America’s small business community.