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  • Small Business Worker Classification: Independent Contractor Or Employee?

    Feb 27, 2009

    The federal government reports that 70-80% of all new jobs are created by small businesses – congratulations to the nation’s self-employed for being major contributors to the economy! The question is, by hiring additional workers, are micro-businesses (those with 10 or fewer employees) actually creating more paperwork for themselves?

  • Main Street Businesses Receive Nod In Stimulus Bill

    Feb 20, 2009

    President Barack Obama recently signed his first major piece of legislation since taking office – a $787 billion economic recovery package that morphed from an idea to a bill on the president’s desk in about a month and a half. According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, it contains over $290 billion in aid for states, provisions for energy efficient technology, increased benefits for the unemployed, spending on infrastructure and more.

  • Micro-Businesses Turn To Federal Outreach Programs

    Feb 18, 2009

    The self-employed are speaking out about their support for federal small business programs and hoping the Obama Administration is listening. In a recent online poll by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), an overwhelming majority of business owners (80%) want the new president to improve and expand existing federal small business programs.

  • NASE Supports Introduction Of Small Business CHOICE Act Of 2009

    Feb 09, 2009

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) commends the introduction of the Small Business “Cooperative for Healthcare Options to Improve Coverage for Employees Act of 2009” (Small Business “CHOICE” Act). The bi-partisan health care legislation would increase access to comprehensive health insurance and help alleviate the instability of insurance premium costs.

  • NASE To Congress: Health Care Costs For Micro-Business Must Be Addressed

    Feb 05, 2009

    As discussions on health reform progress in the 111th Congress and within the Obama Administration, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is speaking out about how the ability of micro-business owners to obtain quality coverage rests on two key components: affordability and choice. The cost of health coverage for micro-businesses plays a significant role in why so many self-employed business owners go without or purchase a minimum coverage policy.

  • House Passes Obama’s $819 Billion Stimulus Package

    Feb 02, 2009

    In the first legislative success during his short tenure in office, the U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama’s sweeping economic stimulus plan, largely along party lines. The bill, the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1), includes $524 billion in spending and $275 billion in tax cuts, among other expenditures.

  • The NASE’s Top Small Business Tax Tips

    Jan 28, 2009

    Whether gathering documents and forms, studying receipts or working through math calculations, entrepreneurs are getting ready for April 15th one step at a time. It’s a good idea, says the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), because getting a jump on the filing season leaves more time to double-check forms and calculations and ensure all eligible credits and deductions have been taken.

  • Micro-Grant Program Awards Over $85,000 to NASE Members In 2008

    Jan 23, 2009

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) awarded $85,772 in business grants to its members in 2008, bringing the program total to over $350,000 in awards since 2006. Seventeen NASE Members, ranging from a property preservation company to a creative bureau, received a grant from the association this year.

  • 2008 Tax Changes Include Self-Employment Tax Modification

    Jan 12, 2009

    Prior to preparation of the 2008 tax forms, micro-business and the self-employed should be aware of a few tax law changes, including an increase in retirement savings opportunities and self-employment tax modifications.

  • Micro-Businesses Pessimistic About 2009 Economic Outlook

    Jan 08, 2009

    The slowing economy has hit small businesses hard over the last few months, and many entrepreneurs are only expecting things to get worse in 2009. Forty-three percent of the self-employed and micro-business owners say that this is the worst economic downturn that they have experienced, and one-quarter say it is the first slump they have experienced with their current business, according to a study undertaken by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE).

  • Obama Names Top Small Business Administration Official

    Jan 02, 2009

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) will have a new leader under President-elect Barack Obama. He has tapped Karen Gordon Mills to take over duties at the SBA in January.

  • Local Entrepreneur Receives Grant To Grow Their Small Business

    Nov 17, 2008

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is proud to announce that Tiffany Washington of Waldorf, Maryland, has been awarded a $3,000 grant through the NASE’s Business Development Grant Program. Washington, owner of Washington Accounting Services, a full-service financial services firm, will use the grant for new software and office equipment to prepare for the upcoming tax season.

  • Grant Program Rounds Out Awards Worth $113,000 To NASE Members

    Jan 24, 2008

    The National Association for the Self-Employed awarded $113,544 in business grants to its members in 2007, bringing the program total to over $250,000 in awards since 2006.

  • Grant Program Awards Over $150,000 To Members In Inaugural Year

    Jan 12, 2007

    Finding access to capital is without a doubt one of the biggest hurdles facing small businesses today, but for thirty-four micro-business owners, that hurdle is a little lower thanks to the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE). The NASE awarded $152,204 in business grants to its members in 2006, the first year of the NASE’s Business Development Grant program.

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