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National Association for the Self-Employed Releases Infographic Illustrating Economic Power of Small Businesses

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT:  Kristofer Eisenla, LUNA+EISENLA media
kristofer@lunaeisenlamedia.com | 202-670-5747 (mobile)

Encourages Consumers to Use NASE’s “Small Business Locator” to Identify & Connect with Small Businesses Across the Country

DALLAS, TX – 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 a new infographic highlighting the economic power of America’s small business community. 

“The millions of small businesses across our country continue to be the backbone of America’s economy,”said Keith Hall, President and CEO of NASE.  “Over 23 million self-employed and small business owners, located in every community and in every sector throughout the United States, provide the fuel for our economy.  The simple fact is that when America’s small businesses do well, the American economy thrives.  During Small Business Saturday this week and throughout the year, I hope consumers understand the importance of buying American and buying local by supporting our small business community.”

The infographic released today by the National Association for the Self-Employed shows that in 2014:

  • 63% of new, private-sector jobs were created by small businesses;
  • and that 2014 Small Business Saturday sales surpassed $14.3 billion.
     

Click here or above for a link to the infographic

In addition to today’s infographic release, the National Association for the Self-Employed also encourages consumers across the country to identify and connect with small business in their local communities by using the NASE “Small Business Locator”.

The NASE “Small Business Locator” is a searchable database allowing consumers to located NASE’s self-employed and micro-businesses in their local communities across the country.  The database also allows consumers to search by industry to more readily connect with the specific business service they need. 

“The NASE ‘Small Business Locator’ is a one-stop shop for consumers to identify and connect with our member businesses nationwide,” said John Hearrell, Vice President of Membership and Affiliate Programs.  “It’s an easily searchable database for consumers nationwide who are interested in seeking out opportunities to support their local business community.”

**To book an NASE spokesperson to discuss Small Business Saturday or America’s small business community, please contact Kristofer Eisenla at kristofer@lunaeisenlamedia.com or via mobile at (202) 670-5747**

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The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, bringing a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy. The NASE Small Business Locator helps identify and connect our nation’s smallest businesses. In addition, NASE’s new health care portal helps small business owners navigate the nation’s health care marketplace. The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association's website at NASE.org


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