2019 Self-Employed and Small Business Owner Sentiment

  • As a founding member of the Small Business Roundtable (SBR), a coalition of small business organizations charged with advocating and promoting sound small business policy, we joined with other organizations to conduct a post midterm election poll that found small business owners are concerned about the impact the 116th Congress will have on issues important to them. The poll commissioned by SBR was comprised of 445 small business owners from across the country in the days immediately following the midterm elections.
    Posted on Dec 19, 2018
  • How to know if you’re getting a fair price for your property

  • As anybody who's shopped for property over the years can tell you, property pricing can be unpredictable. Only a few decades ago, the cost of a house was around five times the average salary. In some cases, it was even less. Now, it’s more than ten times the average salary. This has made getting a loan difficult. It’s also made buying houses for cash tough.
    Posted on Dec 11, 2018 by Susan Ranford
  • As the Health Care Open Enrollment Deadline Approaches, NASE Alerts Entrepreneurs to Options for Choosing a Plan

  • As millions of Americans, including those in the small business community, consider their 2019 health care options, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), today warns of the approaching deadline to enroll in a health care plan or change current plans. The current open enrollment period ends on Saturday, December 15th.
    Posted on Dec 03, 2018
  • NASE Releases Post-Election Entrepreneur Poll Ahead of Upcoming Small Business Saturday

  • Ahead of this weekend’s Small Business Saturday, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) today released the results of a new, post-2018 midterm election poll of entrepreneurs showing that small business owners want the 116th Congress to address health care and are fearful of the negative impact the new Congress could have on tax reform.
    Posted on Nov 20, 2018
  • 3 Ways to Prepare for Refinancing Your Home

  • Every homeowner dreams of having a few things upgraded around the house. Maybe you want a new kitchen with an island made out of marble instead of the granite that you now have or you want a new bathroom with a Jacuzzi in it. Maybe it is even something more essential like the roof needs a makeover. It doesn't matter what it is it will still cost you money.
    Posted on Nov 20, 2018 by Susan Ranford
  • Taking Time Off During the Holidays

  • As magical as the holiday season seems, for many entrepreneurs and small business owners, the end of the year can be full of stress. From dealing with a skeleton-crew staff, slowed communication, and stretched end-of-year budgets, it can be challenging to find time to enjoy the spirit of cheer that the holidays should bring. By navigating this busy and bustling season with self-care in mind, you will learn how to equip both your business and your own wellbeing for success.
    Posted on Nov 19, 2018
  • Self-Employed and the Holidays

  • Being Self-Employed in the holidays can be very hard if you don’t have a plan. Don’t let Christmas be an expense you didn’t prepare for. Create a budget that includes the holidays as a line item. A lot of times we have a budget for Monthly expenses and when an unforeseen cost comes we are not prepared and it can become devastating. Here some tips to help you prepare:
    Posted on Nov 19, 2018
  • Administration Acts on Health Reimbursement Arrangements

  • On October 12, 2017, President Trump issued Executive order 13813, “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States,” to direct the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury to develop rules to expand association health plans (AHPs), short-term limited duration insurance, and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). This proposed rule pertains to HRAs only.
    Posted on Nov 19, 2018