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  • National Small Business Groups Launch Crowdfunding Contest with Fundable

    Jun 20, 2013

    To commemorate National Small Business Week, The National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), an advocacy and research organization for entrepreneurs, have partnered with Fundable, a crowdfunding platform partner focused exclusively on startup companies, to launch a contest helping startups and existing business fundraise to start or grow their company.

  • NASE Applauds America’s Small Businesses

    Jun 17, 2013

    With this week being National Small Business Week, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource for self-employed and micro-businesses – today applauds America’s 22 million smallest businesses for their contributions to our national and local economies. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is holding events around the country, of which the NASE is a co-sponsor, offering tips and tools for small businesses to start, grow and succeed.

  • 15 Small Business Owners from Across the Country Selected to Serve on National Association’s 2013 Member Council

    Jun 13, 2013

    Today, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses – announced the selection of their 2013 Member Council. The 15 new members, small business owners representing a diverse range of businesses from all across the country, will help provide leadership to the national organization by sharing their unique insights and experiences to help guide the association in new initiatives and programs.

  • Small Businesses Support Immigration Reform & Want Effective E-Verify System

    May 16, 2013

    As U.S. Senate Committee’s consider comprehensive immigration reform legislation today, including an E-Verify requirement, Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, responded that “America’s smallest businesses are not only ready and willing to comply with an E-Verify requirement, but want a process that works at verifying if an employee can work legally in this country.”

  • Arslan Message to Congress: Make the Tax Code Fair for all Small Businesses

    Apr 18, 2013

    As Congress and its committees move forward with comprehensive tax reform, Kristie Arslan, president and CEO of The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today authored the following opinion-editorial in the Capitol Hill publication, Roll Call.

  • Survey Shows Self-Employed, Small Business Owners Want Congress to Enact Immigration Reform

    Apr 15, 2013

    As the debate over immigration reform heats up in Congress, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released an online survey of over 400 of its’ members nationwide on the issue.

  • Reaction Statement on President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget: Tax Reform Must Be Fair and Comprehensive

    Apr 10, 2013

    With the release of President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Relations for The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, responded today:

  • 20 Days Until Tax Day – Are You Ready?

    Mar 27, 2013

    As April 15th quickly approaches, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released additional tax tips for the public as part of its national public awareness initiative.

  • NASE LAUDS TAX RELIEF BILL

    Mar 21, 2013

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded the introduction of H.R. 886, the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2013. Introduced by U.S. Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-PA) and Ron Kind (D-WI), the NASE supports this legislation that provides for a permanent deduction for several key small-business tax deductions, including the health insurance deduction for the self-employed, which is one of NASE’s signature legislative priorities.

  • Tax Tips for the 2012 Tax Filing Season

    Mar 14, 2013

    With the 2012 tax filing season just around the corner, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released additional tax tips for the public as part of it’s national public awareness initiative. In addition to ensuring the public and America’s smallest businesses file accurate and beneficial returns for 2012, the NASE is helping to make the public aware of upcoming changes to this year’s tax code while offering tax advice, assistance and resources.

  • Never Too Early to Prepare for 2012 Tax Season

    Feb 25, 2013

    As millions of Americans begin to prepare their 2012 tax returns, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today launched a public awareness initiative designed to alert the public, the self-employed and micro-businesses nationwide of this year’s changes to the tax code. To ensure the public and America’s smallest businesses file accurate and beneficial returns for 2012, the NASE is offering tax advice, assistance and resources.

  • News Release: SOTU Reax - Small Biz Community Stands Ready to Work with President Obama

    Feb 13, 2013

    After President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address, Kristie Arslan, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, insisted the president’s agenda include a robust plan for the small business community saying “the small business community stands ready to work with President Obama”.

  • NASE Comments on Resignation of SBA Administrator Karen Mills

    Feb 12, 2013

    With yesterday's announcement that SBA Administrator Karen Mills will resign her position once a replacement has been confirmed, Kristie Arslan, President & CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed, released this comment:

  • Moving Forward with Small Business

    Jan 21, 2013

    On the 57th Presidential Inauguration of President Barack H. Obama, Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today encouraged the president to take bold action by implementing a robust plan for America’s small business community.

  • Millions of Small Businesses to Benefit from New IRS Home Office Tax Deduction Option Released Earlier Today

    Jan 15, 2013

    As millions of small businesses nationwide prepare for the 2012 tax season, Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration for providing a new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) home office deduction option that will benefit millions of small businesses and employees who work from home.

  • NASE Will Encourage All 50 States to Adopt Self-Employment Assistance Program in 2013

    Dec 19, 2012

    The Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEA) is designed to encourage and support unemployed individuals in creating their own jobs by starting their own small businesses.

  • While Washington Politicians Bicker on the Fiscal Cliff, Small Businesses Move Closer to the Brink

    Dec 11, 2012

    Citing her growing frustration with the inability of both Congress and the Obama Administration to come to an agreement on how to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff before Dec. 31, Kristie Arslan, CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), called on both sides to have a “reality check” and realize the impact of their brinksmanship and political posturing on America’s small businesses.

  • NASE An Official Supporter Of Small Business Saturday

    Nov 20, 2012

    The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday and the Monday after is Cyber Monday but between these two days is Small Business Saturday. The NASE is proud to support this initiative to promote the small business entrepreneur and the growing number of self-employed business owners.

  • 3 In 5 Self-Employed Support Tax Reform Proposals That Would Drop Individual Rate, Eliminate Deductions

    Nov 15, 2012

    "The findings of our tax survey re-emphasize the growing impatience of the self-employed as Congress continues to fail to address comprehensive tax reform," said Director of Government Affairs Katie Vlietstra. "Seventy-eight percent of respondents support efforts to reform both the individual and corporate tax structure; in fact, 61% of respondents are open to exploring proposals that drop the individual rate and eliminate deductions."

  • NASE Statement On 2012 Election

    Nov 07, 2012

    The 2012 election will be analyzed for many months; however, the real work begins today. The NASE will aggressively champion the self-employed and work to address the continued tax inequities and ensure a level, competitive business environment that encourages entrepreneurship and innovation.

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