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Allowing Tax Incentives To Expire Will Hurt Small Firms

The NASE’s National Tax Advisor testified before the House Committee on Small Business about how allowing tax incentives to expire would cause a direct and unintended tax increase on the small business sector that many are relying on to continue the economic recovery.

Sep 30, 2009

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Legislators Take On Home Office Deduction

New legislation could help self-employed business owners who work from a home office save an additional $1,500 on their taxes next year.

Sep 25, 2009

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NASE, Business Owners Respond To Pres. Obama’s Health Care Speech

President Barack Obama delivered a prescription for health care last night that left some of the self-employed wondering just where they fit in the plan. While the speech elaborated on current proposals the President wants in a final reform package, he did not address a number of key concerns for micro-business owners (those with 10 or fewer employees).

Sep 10, 2009

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NASE To Attend Orlando Small Business Community Day – Sept. 17

This fall, small-business owners in the Orlando-area will have a great opportunity to broaden their skills and network with other entrepreneurs and small business-centered organizations and companies. The Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) is hosting “Orlando Small Business Community Day” on Thursday, September 17, at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.

Sep 01, 2009

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NASE Gives $84,000 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 $84,000 in scholarship money to help 19 families send their children to college.

Aug 12, 2009

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It’s (Big) Business As Usual In Washington, D.C., Says NASE

The NASE recently spoke out on current health care reform legislation, which is notably missing two items that would have a substantial effect on the affordability of coverage for the self-employed - allowing the self-employed to deduct their health care costs as a business expense and expanding eligibility of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs).

Aug 11, 2009

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NASE Asks Senators To Lower Health Costs For Small Business

Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the Legislative Office for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), recently participated in United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship roundtable to discuss the impact of various health reform proposals on small businesses along with Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and other small business owners and advocates.

Jul 10, 2009

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Streetwear Clothing Company Founder Receives NASE’s Future Entrepreneur College Scholarship

For twenty years, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) has provided budding entrepreneurs with a means to success through its college scholarship program. This year is no exception, with a scholarship worth up to $24,000 going to Joe Pielago, a Los Angeles streetwear designer.

Jul 10, 2009

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Micro-Businesses Offer Strong Opinions On Health Reform Proposals

The nation’s entrepreneurs are ready for major changes to the American health care system, but are asking the federal government to implement various proposals to help them cope with the costs. Nearly 2,000 micro-businesses, including members of the National Association for the Self-Employed, took part in this national online survey of their opinions on current health care reform proposals.

Jun 25, 2009

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NASE Members Receive Over $30,000 In Business Development Grants

Micro-business owners received a financial boost to their business in the first and second quarters, thanks to the National Association for the Self-Employed’s Business Development Grant Program. These NASE Members, with businesses as varied as a wedding photographer and a horse trainer, were awarded a total of $33,743 for their businesses.

Jun 22, 2009

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NASE Member Receives $30,000 Achievement Award

Tiffany Washington, owner of Waldorf, Md.-based small business Washington Accounting Services, today received a $30,000 gift from the National Association for the Self Employed (NASE) in recognition of the excellent small-business practices she employed to catapult her start-up venture into a successful business.

Jun 18, 2009

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New NASE Membership Packages Give Access To Seven Top-Tier Health Insurance Companies, Free Prescription Drug Card And More

During tough economic times, the National Association for the Self-Employed has introduced two new membership packages with additional benefits and opportunities...

Jun 08, 2009

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NASE Attends Obama Discussion On Small Business And Economy

President Barack Obama recently met with the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) and the National Small Business Award winners to discuss how the Administration's economic recovery efforts will benefit entrepreneurs.

May 22, 2009

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National Small Business Week: May 18th - 22nd

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), approximately 60 percent of Americans own or work for a small business.

May 20, 2009

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Dear Congress, Please Take It Easy On The Small-Business Owner

A self-employed taxpayer, who files the Form 1040 with corresponding Schedule C, will spend nearly 60 hours and $440 dollars to complete the return, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

May 08, 2009

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Consumer Credit Card Protections Bill Passes House, Heads To Senate

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that one-fifth of those carrying credit card debt pay an interest rate above 20 percent.

May 06, 2009

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Senate Confirms Sebelius as HHS Secretary

As conversations on swine flu and health care reform heat up, the final vacancy in Present Obama's Cabinet, the secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has been filled.

Apr 29, 2009

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Last Minute Small Business Tax Tips From NASE National Tax Advisor, CPA

With Tax Day next week, is your return gathering dust in your home office? The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) has one piece of advice – take a deep breath.

Apr 06, 2009

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Ramped Up Task Force Could Focus On Micro-Business Tax Compliance

The Obama Administration recently announced its plans to step up the search for non compliant taxpayers as one method for offsetting a massive budget designed to help shore up economic losses for the nation.

Apr 03, 2009

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NASE Highlights Need For Comprehensive Health Reform

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) joins business owners, organizations, educators and others who are banding together to raise awareness

Mar 25, 2009

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