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  • Do Your Due Diligence This Election

    Oct 04, 2012

    As in many presidential elections, both sides are touting the importance of small business and offering plans to help them grow. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is used to hearing lip service from politicians who say they want to help, but rarely follow through with policies for the self-employed.

  • NASE Remains Hopeful, Firm About Tonight's Debate

    Oct 03, 2012

    In preparation for tonight's first debate, NASE President Kristie L. Arslan had the following to say...

  • NASE Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month

    Oct 02, 2012

    Women business owners are on the rise with nearly half of all self-employed companies being led by females.

  • Cycle Enthusiast Receives NASE College Scholarship of $20,000

    Sep 07, 2012

    Abigail Dahl of Warren, Ore., comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Following in their footsteps, Abigail launched her business, Cycle-Jacket, this year as a freshman in college. Dahl’s drive to start and grow a business while pursuing higher education led to her selection as the National Association for the Self-Employed’s Future Entrepreneur for 2012.

  • NASE Gives $60,000 In College Scholarships

    Sep 07, 2012

    Just as states across the nation are cutting financial aid due to budget shortfalls, the National Association for the Self-Employed awarded $60,000 in scholarship money to help 13 families send their children to college.

  • Poll: High Cost Of College Education A Struggle For Self-Employed Parents

    Aug 31, 2012

    Colleges and universities have been welcoming students back this fall in full force. Thirty-seven percent of self-employed families have a child that is working toward a degree this fall. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) knows that financing one or more college educations can be tough for the small-business owner and conducted a poll to dig deeper into the impact.

  • NASE Statement On Romney-Ryan Official Candidacy

    Aug 31, 2012

    In response to the Republican convention and official nomination of Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, the NASE's Director of Government Affairs Katie Vlietstra had the following comments...

  • NASE To Congress: Put Self-Employed Health Deduction On Your Hearing Docket

    Jul 31, 2012

    Earlier this week, the NASE submitted a letter to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax and Select Revenue formally requesting a hearing on H.R. 6102, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2012.

  • Bipartisan Legislation Would Make Health Insurance Deduction Permanent

    Jul 13, 2012

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is enthusiastic in its support of H.R. 6102, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2012, introduced by Representative Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) and cosponsored by Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), which provides for a permanent deduction for several key small-business tax deductions, including the health insurance deduction for the self-employed, NASE’s signature legislative priority.

  • Statement: One-Year Tax Extension Continues Short-Sighted Policy

    Jul 09, 2012

    Today, President Barack Obama announced he will support a 1-year tax cut extension for earners making $250,000 or less, Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) reacted today with weariness over one more temporary fix in the tax code.

  • Self-Employed Divided On Support For ACA

    Jul 02, 2012

    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s final ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the self-employed and micro-businesses are concerned as to the impact the law will have on their health care budgets when the law goes into full effect in 2014. Nearly 900 self-employed and micro-business owners responded to the survey released within hours of the Supreme Court ruling.

  • Supreme Court Decision Does Not Alleviate Concerns For The Self-Employed

    Jun 28, 2012

    After much anticipation, the U.S. Supreme Court has reached a decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. The NASE continues to maintain its original concern that the health care law does little to address the affordability of coverage for America’s largest employment sector, the self-employed.

  • High Gas Prices Still Hurting Self-Employed Business Owners

    Jun 19, 2012

    With gas and energy prices hitting highs in the past few months, the self-employed are cutting back their business activity, according to the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE).

  • New Data Shows Many Self-Employed Believe the Cost of Health Care Coverage Will Go Up Under the Affordable Care Act

    Jun 12, 2012

    As the country waits to hear from the Supreme Court for a decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the self-employed are weighing in on the impact of the law on their business. According to a national survey by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the greatest opposition to the new law among the self-employed is seen among those who are the most familiar with it.

  • Legislation To Improve Health Savings Accounts Moving Through Congress

    May 31, 2012

    As the House Committee on Ways & Means prepares to mark up recently introduced health care access bills, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is pleased to announce its support for H.R. 5842, Restoring Access to Medications Act and H.R. 5858, a bill to improve Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

  • National Small Business Week: May 20th-26th

    May 20, 2012

    More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). The NASE is teaming up with the SBA for the 11th year in a row to sponsor National Small Business Week.

  • NASE 2012 Member Council

    May 10, 2012

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is pleased to announce the 2012 Member Council, which met in Washington, D.C. May 2nd -4th. The council’s purpose is to serve as a sounding board for NASE leadership regarding programs, services and benefits that could help make NASE Membership an even greater value to micro-business owners and the self-employed.

  • NASE To Congress: Extend Expiring And Expired Small Biz Tax Cuts

    Apr 26, 2012

    Today, the House Ways and Means Committee is holding a hearing on the exploration of expiring tax cut for small business owners. The NASE took this opportunity to submit a statement for the record regarding the importance of the continuity of these tax benefits.

  • JOBS Act To Be Signed By President Obama

    Apr 05, 2012

    Today, President Obama will sign H.R. 3606, the bipartisan JOBS Act, a package of bills aimed at supporting small business and start-up growth. In a rare bipartisan moment, Senate and House leaders moved relatively quickly to pass the act after President Obama acknowledged his support of the package during his State of the Union speech in January.

  • Last Minute Small Business Tax Tips From NASE National Tax Advisor, CPA

    Apr 02, 2012

    Small-business owners who have put off doing their 2011 tax return so far this year have less than a week until Tax Day. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) has one piece of advice – don’t panic.

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