NASE Partners with Payanywhere to Sponsor May Growth Grant Award of $4,000

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NASE Partners with Payanywhere to Sponsor May Growth Grant Award of $4,000

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Payments Solutions Company Poised to Help Small Business Owners to Grow and Expand Business Operations

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, and Payanywhere, a payment solutions company, today are proud to announce the sponsorship of the May $4,000 Growth Grant, which will be awarded during the second quarter of 2023 designed to help small businesses grow and expand their business operations.

“We are thrilled Payanywhere will once again sponsor our May Growth Grant award that offers critical financial support to one of our small business members,” said John Hearrell, Vice President of Membership and Affiliate Programs. “Our nation’s small business community, including self-employed and micro-businesses, are the lifeblood of the American economy.  We are proud to help support them as well as continue our proud partnership with Payanywhere, working together to lift-up America’s small business community.”

In 2022, NASE awarded $88,000 in total grants to 22 small businesses to support their growth and expansion of business operations while also helping them emerge from the COVID pandemic.  In 2023, the NASE has increased its awards even more. NASE Growth Grants are available to members in good standing, and who apply online. To become a member of NASE to be eligible for a Growth Grant, visit here.

“Payanywhere has always focused on empowering small business owners by giving them the tools they need to compete with their larger competitors,” said Jim Parkinson, Chief Experience Officer of North American Bancard, parent company to Payanywhere. “That's why partnering with NASE on a Growth Grant initiative is so important to us — we know that when you’re self-employed, you need as many people in your corner as possible. Our hope is that by empowering the livelihoods of small business owners with the best payments experience possible, we can make a larger difference in the world.”

Payanywhere is the all-in-one payments platform that powers your business. Designed to offer you and your customers maximum payments flexibility, allowing you to accept nearly any payment method at your business, on the go, and online.

●          Traditional magstripe payments.

●          EMV chip cards.

●          Contactless payments like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

●          Online payments over the Virtual Terminal.

Use a Payanywhere Smart Device to accept payments in or around your store or wherever your business takes you. You can even transform your own smartphone or tablet into a portable point of sale solution with a Payanywhere Bluetooth Credit Card Reader. Get paid with one-time or recurring invoices that your customers pay online while choosing from pay as you go or custom pricing with Same Day or Next Day Funding to keep your cash flowing.

The Payanywhere app and secure, online merchant portal (Payments Hub) level the playing field for small to mid-sized business owners like you who are trying to keep pace with larger competitors. With our ever-growing suite of features, business owners can manage customer satisfaction, monitor the competition, and build a stronger online reputation. Generate customizable reports to help you make data-driven decisions to increase your profits, all while getting the tools you need to more effectively manage your customers, employees, inventory, and chargebacks. Make billing a breeze with all of our invoice tools including recurring billing, autopay, and customizable customer payment portals.

To get started, simply create youaccount, download and install the Payanywhere app, and pick the hardware and pricing that suits your business best.

For nearly 20 years, NASE’s focus has been on finding the most effective way to bolster success for small business and self-employed members in communities across the country.  NASE has awarded over $1,000,000 since the program’s inception and continue to see significant return on our investments in the growth of member-businesses helping to fuel their local economies.

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.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year and winning small businesses will be awarded $4,000 grants each quarter throughout 2023.  Visit the Growth Grant page for more information.

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 office supplies, 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 advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, offering 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 NextBizThing helps identify and connect our nation’s smallest businesses. Need small business help? Check out NASE’s Ask the Experts for advice or the NASE Minute for small business support.

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

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