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Press Releases

Shop Local to Celebrate America’s Small Business Community on Small Business Saturday

With this Saturday designated as Small Business Saturday – November 26th, Keith Hall, president and CEO of National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded the spirit and ingenuity of America’s small business community encouraging the American public to shop local.

Nov 23, 2022

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National Association Awards $16K in Growth Grants to Support the Small Business Community During New Phase of COVID

As the small business community continues to recover from the COVID pandemic, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced today $16,000 in Growth Grants to four local small businesses for the second quarter of 2022. Today’s announcement also includes a partnership with both DELL Small Business and Payanywhere, both who have each generously sponsored one $4,000 Growth Grant awards.

Sep 06, 2022

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National Association for the Self-Employed and AARP Announce Collaboration to Support America’s Growing Older Small Business Community

Today, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) and AARP are announcing a strategic collaboration to support the growth and expansion of older entrepreneurs in the American small business community, particularly businesses owned and operated by people of color. NASE and AARP are joining forces through the Growth Grants Program to support the expansion of available capital and business expertise to support the long-term success of these business owners.

Aug 16, 2022

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National Association for the Self-Employed Awards $15,000 in Scholarships to Five College Students for their Academic Studies

As students prepare to head to college for the upcoming school year, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced the awarding of $15,000 in educational scholarships to five dependents of current NASE members, each awarded $3,000 for their studies.

Aug 01, 2022

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Record Surge in Small Business Entrepreneurship in 2021 Reflects National Trend

As reported this morning in Axios DC, and recently in The Washington Post, in 2021 over 262,000 new small business license applications in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia represent a huge increase compared to pre-pandemic levels, showing a continuing national shift to self-employment and entrepreneurship. Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, offered the following comment on the news suggesting “the Great Resignation has become the Be Your Own Boss movement, and reflects a national trend and a trend that we expect to continue.”

Jul 26, 2022

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National Association Awards $16K in Growth Grants to Support the Small Business Community During New Phase of COVID

As the small business community continues to recover from the COVID pandemic, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced today $16,000 in Growth Grants to four local small businesses for the first quarter of 2022. Today’s announcement also includes a partnership with DELL Small Business who generously has sponsored $4,000 for one of the Growth Grant awards.

Jun 27, 2022

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National Association Awards $16K in Growth Grants to Support the Small Business Community During New Phase of COVID

As the small business community continues to recover from the COVID pandemic, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced today $16,000 in Growth Grants to four local small businesses for the fourth quarter of 2021. Today’s announcement also includes a partnership with DELL Small Business who generously has sponsored $4,000 for one of the Growth Grant awards.

Jun 13, 2022

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NASE Announces New Partnership with Payanywhere to Sponsor $4,000 June Growth Grant

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, is proud to announce today its new partnership with Payanywhere, a payment solutions company. Payanywhere will sponsor the June $4,000 Growth Grant awarded during the third quarter of 2022 designed to help small businesses grow and expand their business operations.

Jun 06, 2022

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NATIONAL SMALL BIZ WEEK: NASE Applauds Record-Breaking Entrepreneurship During National Small Business Week

With a surge in new small business startups over the last two years that are reshaping the face of the American workforce, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, is drawing attention to the importance of recognizing this year’s National Small Business week to celebrate these new entrepreneurs who have joined a robust business demographic.

Apr 28, 2022

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Are You Ready to File Your 2021 Tax Return? Filing Deadline is Monday, April 18th

With 2021 tax filing deadline for most Americans on Monday, April 18th, Keith Hall, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today asked: “Are you ready to file your 2021 tax return? If the answer is yes – great! But if you need more time, file an extension now to avoid penalties.”

Apr 13, 2022

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COUNTDOWN -- Just Three Weeks Until the 2021 Tax Return Deadline - Watch the NASE Minute for Advice - April 18th Deadline

With just three weeks until the 2021 tax filing deadline and expected delays at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Keith Hall, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today encouraged the American public and the small business community to “finalize 2021 tax returns to avoid any further delays to any expected refunds.”

Mar 28, 2022

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How to Prepare & Stay Updated on Changes to the Tax Code for Filing Your 2021 Tax Returns

With just weeks until the 2021 filing deadline and expected delays at the Internal Revenue Service, Keith Hall, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, encourages small business owners and the American public at-large to “prepare now by gathering your documents and reviewing key policies and updates to the tax code to ensure you file beneficial returns and avoid any further delays to any expected refunds.”

Feb 28, 2022

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NASE Applauds the New Entrepreneurs of the Small Business Boom

With new U.S. Census data from the Biden Administration “Americans are applying to start new businesses at a record rate, up about 30 percent compared to before the pandemic,” Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today responded it illustrates “the true entrepreneurial spirt of America.”

Jan 25, 2022

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As Self-Employment Surges During the Pandemic, NASE Continues to Support Small Business Recovery

As the American small business community continues to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic entering its third year, Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today applauded the American small business community's perseverance and determination throughout the pandemic, while the community experiences a surge in solo entrepreneurship.

Jan 21, 2022

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Given IRS’ Announcement, NASE Encouraging Small Businesses to Start Preparing Now for Upcoming Tax Season

With the news from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) there may be delays in processing 2021 tax returns and in response opening of the tax season two weeks earlier on January 24th, Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today offered the following advice for the American public and the nation’s small business community in filing this year’s tax returns on time:

Jan 11, 2022

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As Small Businesses Continue COVID Recovery, National Association Awards $16K in Growth Grants

As the small business community continues to recover from the COVID pandemic, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced today $16,000 in Growth Grants to four local small businesses for the third quarter of 2021. Today’s announcement also includes a partnership with DELL Small Business who generously has sponsored $4,000 for one of the Growth Grant awards.

Dec 12, 2021

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New Data Shows American Economy Transformed by Surge in Self-Employed Workforce During Pandemic

Data from the Labor Department reported in The Wall Street Journal indicates there has been a significant surge among new entrepreneurs into the self-employment workforce. The report states: “The pandemic has unleashed a historic burst in entrepreneurship and self-employment. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are striking out on their own as consultants, retailers and small-business owners.”

Dec 02, 2021

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SMALL BIZ SATURDAY: Celebrate Small Business Saturday by Shopping Local This Saturday

With this Saturday designated as Small Business Saturday – November 27th, Keith Hall, president and CEO of National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today called on all Americans to celebrate the community by shopping locally with America’s small businesses.

Nov 24, 2021

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NASE President & CEO Comments on Pew Research Study Showing Self-Employed Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

The self-employed workforce has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, according to the Pew Research Study conducted earlier this month, stronger than other parts of the workforce. American small business community continues to adapt and innovate throughout the ongoing pandemic. It has radically shifted the state of the American small business community, transforming the way we do business and has shaped a new, post-pandemic economy.

Nov 17, 2021

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NASE Applauds House Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today released the following statement on the House passage of the bipartisan infrastructure package.

Nov 07, 2021

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