NASE News

    What Can Entrepreneurs Expect from President-elect Trump’s Administration in 2017?

  • This was an uncertain year for small business owners, much of it centered around the presidential election. Since then, the NFIB Small Business Optimism is up and Donald Trump has nominated WWE co-founder Linda McMahon to be the new SBA chief. We talk to Dennis Bradford with the Trump/Pence Small Business Advisory Council and Katie Vlietstra with the National Association for the Self-Employed about the state of small business in 2017.
    Posted on Dec 18, 2016
  • NASE Statement on Passage of 21st Century Cures Act

  • With the “21st Century Cures Act” signed into law, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, applauded the inclusion of a provision that allows small businesses with less than 50 employees to offer Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) without penalty.
    Posted on Dec 15, 2016
  • National Association for the Self-Employed Statement on Small Business Administration Nominee

  • Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Linda McMahon as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA).
    Posted on Dec 07, 2016
  • Trump taps wrestling executive to lead Small Business Administration (Washington Post)

  • McMahon, 68, a co-founder and former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment, was one of Trump’s early backers and contributed more than $6.5 million to support his campaign. She and Trump have had business ties for decades, dating to the late 1980s when WWE, then known as the World Wrestling Federation, held WrestleMania, an annual pay-per-view event, at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.
    Posted on Dec 07, 2016
  • Small Biz Community Lauds Senate Passage of Bill Eliminating Penalty for Small Businesses Offering HRA's

  • The U.S. Senate passed legislation today allowing small businesses with less than 50 employees to offer Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) without penalty. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, applauded today’s bipartisan vote and encouraged President Obama to sign the "21st Century Cures Act" into law. The House passed the legislation last week.
    Posted on Dec 07, 2016
  • NASE Applauds U.S. House Passage of Bill Allowing Small Businesses to Provide HRA’s Without Penalty

  • The United States House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation today by a vote of 392 to 26 allowing small businesses with less than 50 employees to offer Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) without penalty. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, applauded today’s bipartisan vote calling it, “a step in the right direction towards ensuring our nation’s healthcare system works for all Americans.”
    Posted on Nov 30, 2016
  • Accomplishing The Impossible

  • “Nobody works harder than a small business owner. We work while sick, injured and overwhelmed by life.” My dad told me that when I was in high school and way too young to fully appreciate the depth of truth contained in that sentiment. Small business owners face struggles the 9-to-5er never dreams of, but you also reap rewards most jobs just can’t offer. It seems that holiday plans are the great annual equalizer when comparing your career advantages with your friends in the corporate world. With the Holiday Season in full swing, the savvy business owner wonders how to balance the clients’ and customers’ needs with personal time and family obligations. Below are a few thoughts and ideas that will help you achieve actual peace of mind during your time away by making a plan to manage the work pipeline, customer needs and employee actions during this already-hectic time of year.
    Posted on Nov 29, 2016
  • Commonly Missed Deductions

  • Q: What Deductions are most commonly missed? A: As you probably know, most business deductions come right out of your business checkbook. Any expense that is incurred in the course of your business activity that is ordinary and necessary will be deductible in some form. Therefore, the first step is to make sure you have captured all the data from your business checkbook and any other expenses that were incurred even if you paid some of those from another account. Try to avoid paying business expenses with cash simply to make sure documentation is adequate. However, if valid business expenses were indeed paid with cash, the amounts are still deductible; just make sure you maintain adequate support for the expenditures.
    Posted on Nov 29, 2016