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  • Micro-Businesses Still Waiting For Economic Improvement

    Mar 20, 2012

    “Sadly, our survey re-enforces the idea that economic recovery is slow going and that 70% of survey respondents believe that current state of the economy has either shown no improvement or has worsened in the last 12 months,” stated Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for NASE.

  • NASE Statement on House Passed JOBS Bill

    Mar 08, 2012

    “The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) applauds the overwhelmingly bi-partisan approval of The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act” this afternoon,” stated NASE President and CEO Kristie Arslan, “We hope that the United State Senate will address this important package of bills swiftly and continue to support small businesses.”

  • Tax Time: Deducting The Business Use Of Your Automobile

    Feb 27, 2012

    Business expenses come with the territory when you are an entrepreneur. Some expenses, however, can be easy to miss come tax time because they do not show up in your business checkbook.

  • NASE Statement On President Obama's Corporate Tax Reform Plan

    Feb 22, 2012

    "Today’s joint proposal by the White House and the Department of Treasury announcing recommendations for business tax reform must be called what it truly is, corporate tax reform exclusive to major corporations and large employers." Read the rest of the NASE's statement here.

  • The President’s Budget and The Self-Employed Agenda: A First Step, But More Steps Are Needed

    Feb 21, 2012

    The President’s proposed FY 2013 budget request released last week includes several initiatives of interest to the nation’s 22 million self-employed and at least one of the items on the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) Self-Employed Agenda.

  • Congress Close To Agreement On Payroll Tax Extension

    Feb 17, 2012

    Congress is coming out ahead of this month’s payroll tax extension, currently set to expire at the end of February. Senate and House conference committee members have agreed to a 10-month extension of the payroll tax deduction.

  • Small Business Startup Bill Introduced In House

    Feb 15, 2012

    The House has introduced another piece of legislation for future self-employed individuals. The Help Entrepreneurs Create American Jobs Act of 2012 makes permanent the deduction for startups at $10,000. If left to expire, the deduction reduces to $5,000.

  • Small Business Worker Classification: Independent Contractor Or Employee?

    Feb 14, 2012

    The self-employed contribute a mighty portion to the U.S. economy – nearly $1 trillion. There is no question that they are helping create jobs by growing and hiring new workers. The question is, by hiring additional workers, are micro-businesses (those with 10 or fewer employees) actually creating more paperwork for themselves?

  • NASE Lauds Senate For Introducing Small Business Tax Extenders Act

    Feb 03, 2012

    The NASE’s recent call to Congress to heed the Self-Employed Agenda focusing on taxes was heard this week in the Senate. Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) introduced the Small Business Tax Extenders Act of 2012, which would continue some popular tax breaks for the self-employed and micro-businesses (10 or fewer employees) for an additional two years.

  • Updated: NASE Supports Bill To Cut Excessive Paperwork For Small Businesses

    Feb 01, 2012

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) announced its support today of a bill that would help decrease a potential paperwork nightmare for the self-employed and micro-businesses (10 or fewer employees).

  • NASE, Obama Administration Celebrate One-Year Anniversary Of Startup America Initiative

    Jan 31, 2012

    “Tax incentives for startups and for businesses that have recently purchased new equipment are certainly a start, but we are concerned that so few of the policies suggested actually apply to the largest segment of small businesses – the self-employed and micro-businesses. That key demographic makes up more than 78% of the nation’s small business population,” commented NASE President Kristie L. Arslan.

  • NASE To The White House And Congress: Don’t Forget The Self-Employed Agenda This Year

    Jan 23, 2012

    As the President prepares to deliver his annual State of the Union address and Members of Congress prepare their talking points in response, the 22 million Americans who are self-employed must not be forgotten in the back and forth over big policy changes.

  • Small Businesses Support SBA Cabinet Level Status

    Jan 13, 2012

    As news reports circulate that President Obama will recommend the Small Business Administration (SBA) be elevated to Cabinet-level status, Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of the NASE, reacted by supporting the effort saying “it signals the importance of the small business community to our national economy.”

  • 2011 Tax Changes For The Self-Employed

    Jan 10, 2012

    Prior to preparing 2011 tax forms, the self-employed and micro-businesses (fewer than 10 employees) should be aware of a number of tax law changes, but also must stay focused and connected for new changes that are inevitable during 2012.

  • NASE Grows Its Staff To Better Serve Small Business Membership

    Jan 09, 2012

    The NASE welcomes Ron McNally, CAE, Vice President of Membership & Marketing and Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs to our team.

  • Economic Clock Running Out On Payroll Tax Extension

    Dec 06, 2011

    As the U.S. Senate prepares to debate another payroll tax extension proposal, Kristie Arslan, President & CEO of the NASE, encourages our policymakers to put partisan politics aside and pass the payroll tax extension.

  • Partisan Politicking Trumps Economic Recovery?

    Nov 22, 2011

    As the news reports that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction – also known as the super committee – has failed to reach a budget deal, NASE blasts our nation’s lawmakers for playing partisan politics with the economy

  • November Is National Entrepreneurship Month

    Nov 18, 2011

    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.

  • NASE Celebrates Small Business Saturday

    Nov 07, 2011

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) today announced its participation in the second annual Small Business Saturday on November 26, 2011.

  • NASE Launches Startup Kit To Spur Job Creation

    Oct 24, 2011

    As President Barack Obama travels the country selling his American Jobs Act and the U.S. Congress works to meet a pending deadline on our national debt challenges, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) today released its new small business Startup Kit.

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