Nation’s Leading Advocate for Self-Employed Teams Up with QuickBooks Self-Employed

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Nation’s Leading Advocate for Self-Employed Teams Up with QuickBooks Self-Employed

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National Association for the Self-Employed’s March and April Growth Grants to be Sponsored by QuickBooks Self-Employed

DALLAS, TX – The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced Intuit (Nasdaq: INTU), maker of products that support the self-employed community such as QuickBooks Self-Employed and TurboTax Self-Employed, will sponsor the organization’s Growth Grant program helping support small businesses across the country.

Throughout the month of March and April the National Association for the Self-Employed’s Growth Grant program will be sponsored by QuickBooks Self-Employed. One small business for each month will be awarded a $4,000 NASE Growth Grant designed to help address a business specific need by growing and expanding their business operations.

“Intuit recognizes the opportunities the increasing growth and popularity of self-employment provides, which is why the company is committed to offering solutions that meet the self-employed’s unique needs,” said Liz Baker, senior business development manager, QuickBooks Self-Employed at Intuit. “Working with NASE to sponsor the funds self-employed need through the Growth Grant program is a natural choice for our continued support of this dynamic workforce.”

Since 2006, the NASE has awarded over $600,000 to members through the Growth Grant program by providing small business grants.  NASE’s Growth Grant program is intended for businesses planning to take the next step in their venture.  It provides available capital for small businesses and sole proprietors to be able to hire and train additional employees, market their business in new and existing ways or invest in new equipment or software.

“As the leading advocate for the self-employed and micro-business community, we are honored to announce we are working with Intuit, which has helped millions of small business owners for years,” said John Hearrell, Vice President of Membership and Affiliate Programs.  “The sponsorship they are providing for these grants will allow us to support even more small businesses by helping them achieve their dreams and continue to usher forward America’s great entrepreneurial spirit.”

Applications for the NASE’s 2017 Growth Grant program are currently being accepted from now through December 31st, 2017.  Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year and winning small businesses will be awarded $4,000 grants monthly throughout 2017.  Visit the Growth Grant page for more information.

For more information on additional scholarships available from NASE, please click here.

NASE members also enjoy a comprehensive list of benefits designed to help small business owners and sole proprietors start and grow their business.  A complete listing of benefits available to NASE members is available, here.  NASE members are offered a host of resources designed to help support entrepreneurs and small employers including access to professional “Ask the Experts” services in tax, health care and marketing, a navigational assistant health care portal, scholarships and grants, discounts on shipping rates and affordable email marketing systems and webhosting services. NASE’s newest member benefits continue the tradition of providing real-world, bottom-line assistance to small business owners.  To become a member of NASE, apply online here.


The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, bringing a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy. The NASE Small Business Locator helps identify and connect our nation’s smallest businesses. In addition, NASE’s new health care portal helps small business owners navigate the nation’s health care marketplace. The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association's website at

Intuit, Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.

Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks® and TurboTax®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. Mint provides a fresh, easy and intelligent way for people to manage their money, while Intuit's ProConnect brand portfolio includes ProConnect Tax Online, ProSeries® and Lacerte®, the company's leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.

Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of $4.7 billion in its fiscal year 2016. The company has approximately 7,900 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, Australia and other locations. More information can be found at

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