SelfInformed

August 2014

  • Evaluating Associations & Networking Opportunities in Your Market Space

    Aug 28, 2014

    Networking is more than just a way to accrue new clients. It is also a valuable way to gain access to mentors, valuable business knowledge, and entrepreneurial communities. Many professional associations also offer exclusive online resources and discounted publications, as well as annual or semi-annual events and conferences. In some cases membership in a professional association or industry can even carry political clout. Large national organizations often have committees to track federal and state legislative developments that could have an impact on their specific business or industry, and these organizations very often have a considerable political presence and substantial political influence. The bottom line is that associations in your market space can be rich networking opportunities and can help you to grow your business. Here is what you need to know about evaluating and leveraging associations in order to hone your networking skills.

  • Ask The Experts: Entity Form

    Aug 28, 2014

    Q: My LLC business is finally kicking into high gear and things are going really well. Is there a ballpark figure of income (gross or net?) where it becomes more beneficial to reduce taxes to begin filing as a corporation instead?

  • Creating Success Stories

    Aug 28, 2014

    Seneca Brookins, founder of Jasudo, based in Chicago, Illinois, and has been a NASE member since 2013. His primary reasons for joining the NASE were meeting other entrepreneurs to build friendships and business relationships and to have a support network to help stay motivated and learn from. Seneca’s company was founded on a simple idea; create success stories through information technology.

  • Contradicting Court Rulings on ACA Subsidies

    Aug 28, 2014

    On July 22nd, two federal appeals courts handed down conflicting rulings on the legality of premium assistance (tax subsidy) being provided to individuals/families participating in federally facilitated exchanges. The two courts, Washington, D.C. and Virginia, offered their contradicting rulings just hours apart, leading many to believe that the Supreme Court will have to sort out the issue during the court’s next session.

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