Press Releases

NASE Will Encourage All 50 States to Adopt Self-Employment Assistance Program in 2013

The Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEA) is designed to encourage and support unemployed individuals in creating their own jobs by starting their own small businesses.

Dec 19, 2012

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While Washington Politicians Bicker on the Fiscal Cliff, Small Businesses Move Closer to the Brink

Citing her growing frustration with the inability of both Congress and the Obama Administration to come to an agreement on how to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff before Dec. 31, Kristie Arslan, CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), called on both sides to have a “reality check” and realize the impact of their brinksmanship and political posturing on America’s small businesses.

Dec 11, 2012

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NASE An Official Supporter Of Small Business Saturday

The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday and the Monday after is Cyber Monday but between these two days is Small Business Saturday. The NASE is proud to support this initiative to promote the small business entrepreneur and the growing number of self-employed business owners.

Nov 20, 2012

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3 In 5 Self-Employed Support Tax Reform Proposals That Would Drop Individual Rate, Eliminate Deductions

"The findings of our tax survey re-emphasize the growing impatience of the self-employed as Congress continues to fail to address comprehensive tax reform," said Director of Government Affairs Katie Vlietstra. "Seventy-eight percent of respondents support efforts to reform both the individual and corporate tax structure; in fact, 61% of respondents are open to exploring proposals that drop the individual rate and eliminate deductions."

Nov 15, 2012

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NASE Statement On 2012 Election

The 2012 election will be analyzed for many months; however, the real work begins today. The NASE will aggressively champion the self-employed and work to address the continued tax inequities and ensure a level, competitive business environment that encourages entrepreneurship and innovation.

Nov 07, 2012

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Do Your Due Diligence This Election

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.

Oct 04, 2012

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NASE Remains Hopeful, Firm About Tonight's Debate

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

Oct 03, 2012

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NASE Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month

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

Oct 02, 2012

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Cycle Enthusiast Receives NASE College Scholarship of $20,000

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.

Sep 07, 2012

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NASE Gives $60,000 In College Scholarships

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.

Sep 07, 2012

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

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.

Aug 31, 2012

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NASE Statement On Romney-Ryan Official Candidacy

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...

Aug 31, 2012

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

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.

Jul 31, 2012

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Bipartisan Legislation Would Make Health Insurance Deduction Permanent

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.

Jul 13, 2012

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

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.

Jul 09, 2012

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Self-Employed Divided On Support For ACA

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.

Jul 02, 2012

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

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.

Jun 28, 2012

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High Gas Prices Still Hurting Self-Employed Business Owners

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).

Jun 19, 2012

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

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.

Jun 12, 2012

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Legislation To Improve Health Savings Accounts Moving Through Congress

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).

May 31, 2012

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