Press Releases

Never Too Early to Prepare for 2012 Tax Season

As millions of Americans begin to prepare their 2012 tax returns, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today launched a public awareness initiative designed to alert the public, the self-employed and micro-businesses nationwide of this year’s changes to the tax code. To ensure the public and America’s smallest businesses file accurate and beneficial returns for 2012, the NASE is offering tax advice, assistance and resources.

Feb 25, 2013

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News Release: SOTU Reax - Small Biz Community Stands Ready to Work with President Obama

After President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address, Kristie Arslan, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, insisted the president’s agenda include a robust plan for the small business community saying “the small business community stands ready to work with President Obama”.

Feb 13, 2013

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NASE Comments on Resignation of SBA Administrator Karen Mills

With yesterday's announcement that SBA Administrator Karen Mills will resign her position once a replacement has been confirmed, Kristie Arslan, President & CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed, released this comment:

Feb 12, 2013

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Moving Forward with Small Business

On the 57th Presidential Inauguration of President Barack H. Obama, Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today encouraged the president to take bold action by implementing a robust plan for America’s small business community.

Jan 21, 2013

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Millions of Small Businesses to Benefit from New IRS Home Office Tax Deduction Option Released Earlier Today

As millions of small businesses nationwide prepare for the 2012 tax season, Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration for providing a new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) home office deduction option that will benefit millions of small businesses and employees who work from home.

Jan 15, 2013

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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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