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  • National Association for the Self-Employed Announces Extension of Deadline for Education Scholarship

    Apr 01, 2015

    As graduation season approaches and the rising costs of higher education looms large for most Americans, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced the deadline for the association’s scholarship program has been extended until April 30th, 2015.

  • Frederick, MD Small Business Selected as National Association for the Self-Employed “Member Spotlight”

    Mar 30, 2015

    Frederick, Maryland area small business, White House Memories, a small business specializing in telling behind-the-scenes stories of entertaining in the White House, has been selected as this month’s National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) “Member Spotlight.” The National Association for the Self-Employed is the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community.

  • 2014 Tax Code Updates and Filing Tips for American Taxpayers

    Mar 20, 2015

    With a month until the April 15th deadline when millions of Americans and small businesses must file their 2014 tax returns, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released a list of changes and updates to the tax code along with important tips and resources for filing accurate returns.

  • NASE Welcomes “Freelance Economy” Entrepreneurs to the Largest Small Business Demographic

    Feb 26, 2015

    Whether it’s the private car service Uber or Lyft, the online marketplace Etsy or an accommodation provider called AirBnb, these small and individual entrepreneurs operating in the shared services space are part of the growing small business community in what is being called, the “freelance economy”. TheNational Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, welcomes these new entrepreneurs to the largest small business demographic while reminding them of their rights and responsibilities.

  • Detroit Area Small Business Selected as National Association for the Self-Employed “Member Spotlight”

    Feb 24, 2015

    Local Detroit area small business, McConnell Communications, a small business specializing in personally managed, customized communications campaigns to help clients reach a target audience, has been selected as this month’s National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) “Member Spotlight.” The National Association for the Self-Employed is the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community.

  • NASE Responds to Delay of HRA Guidance

    Feb 18, 2015

    Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today offered the following reaction to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s announcement that it is delaying the enforcement of the technical guidance issued in September 2013 regarding Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), a key health care tool for America’s smallest employers.

  • Changes to the Tax Code and Tips You Need to Know Before Filing Your 2014 Taxes

    Feb 05, 2015

    As the American public and millions of small businesses prepare to file their 2014 tax returns, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released a list of changes to the tax code along with important tips and resources for filing accurate returns.

  • San Jose Area Small Business Selected as National “Growth Grant” Award Winner

    Feb 02, 2015

    Local San Jose area small business, Habla Language Services, has been awarded a $4,000 Growth Grant from the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community. Habla Language Services, located in San Jose, California, provides a unique approach to language learning by designing stream-lined, picture-based workshops to help students learn Spanish and English as a Second Language (ESL) for personal or professional growth and citizenship.

  • National Association for the Self-Employed Announces Expansion of 2015 “Growth Grant” Awards

    Feb 02, 2015

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced the expansion of the association’s Growth Grant program to help small business across the country increase capacity and grow their company to the next level. In 2015, NASE is expanding the Growth Grant program to award over $48,000 in small business grants, an increase from the $20,000 awarded in 2014.

  • Small Biz Health Care Survey: Affordability Still a Major Concern

    Feb 01, 2015

    Over 66% of small business owners responding to a new survey conducted by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) ranked “decreasing monthly premiums” as the one thing they would change about their current health care plan. The new survey of small business owners released today by NASE, the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, comes days before the closing of the 2015 health care open enrollment period.

  • SELF-EMPLOYED RESPONSE TO THE STATE OF THE UNION

    Jan 21, 2015

    Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, offered reaction this evening to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address stating, “true middle class economics means supporting the small business community and allowing them to be the foundation of our growing economy.”

  • MEDIA AVAIL: 2015 SMALL BUSINESS OUTLOOK

    Dec 29, 2014

    As we approach the start of the New Year, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today offers its prognosis for the small business community in 2015.

  • National Association for the Self-Employed Applauds Small Business Health Care Bill

    Dec 15, 2014

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today applauded the introduction of the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act of 2014, which would allow for standalone health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) for small employers (49 or less employees). Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs, said the bill is a “big win for the small business community, but today’s introduction is only the first step in a long process before it becomes law.”

  • SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

    Nov 25, 2014

    Ahead of this week’s Small Business Saturday – a national day established to support small businesses across the country – the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, unveiled five top member benefits to help entrepreneurs start and grown their businesses.

  • Health Care Marketplace Open Enrollment Set to Begin this Saturday, November 15th

    Nov 13, 2014

    Ahead of Saturday’s opening of the 2015 open enrollment period for the individual health care marketplace, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, released a series of tips for small business owners to help them prepare. Open enrollment for health care coverage is set to start this Saturday, November 15th and will run through February 15th, 2015.

  • FLASH POLL: Women Small Business Owners - 86% Definitely Voting in November 4th Elections

    Oct 28, 2014

    With a week to go before this year’s 2014 midterm elections, a new, flash survey by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, shows women entrepreneurs engaged and looking for candidates who support the small business community.

  • National Association for the Self-Employed Launches Enhanced Resources for Small Business Community at 34th Annual Meeting

    Oct 14, 2014

    The National Association of the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, brought together hundreds of small business owners from across the country in Austin, Texas last month for the association’s 34th Annual Meeting. During the meeting, NASE made a strong commitment to its members and the small business community at-large by announcing newly enhanced resources and benefits to ensure they have the tools and resources to succeed.

  • Study Shows “Copper Plan” Would Lower Premiums by 18 Percent

    Aug 18, 2014

    The Council for Affordable Health Coverage today released an estimate by Avalere Health LLC showing that legislation to permit a new, less expensive tier of insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act would lead to an additional 350,000 Americans keeping their employer sponsored health insurance in 2016. Because fewer people would access exchange subsidies, taxpayers would spend $5.8 billion less, while employers and individuals would pay $5.5 billion less in penalties.

  • Small Business Bill Aims to Boost Women Entrepreneurship

    Aug 06, 2014

    With the introduction of the Women’s Small Business Ownership Act of 2014 by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and John Walsh (D-MT), Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today offered the following comments applauding the measure:

  • NASE Applauds New Home-Office Bill Designed to Help Small Business Owners Succeed

    Jun 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded the introduction of legislation that addresses address the needs of the small business owner and childcare. The Working Parents Home Office Act, introduced today by U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), allows working parents to deduct incidental use for childcare provided while the taxpayer is using a home office space for their business.

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