Press Releases

National Small Business Week: May 20th-26th

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). The NASE is teaming up with the SBA for the 11th year in a row to sponsor National Small Business Week.

May 20, 2012

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NASE 2012 Member Council

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is pleased to announce the 2012 Member Council, which met in Washington, D.C. May 2nd -4th. The council’s purpose is to serve as a sounding board for NASE leadership regarding programs, services and benefits that could help make NASE Membership an even greater value to micro-business owners and the self-employed.

May 10, 2012

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NASE To Congress: Extend Expiring And Expired Small Biz Tax Cuts

Today, the House Ways and Means Committee is holding a hearing on the exploration of expiring tax cut for small business owners. The NASE took this opportunity to submit a statement for the record regarding the importance of the continuity of these tax benefits.

Apr 26, 2012

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JOBS Act To Be Signed By President Obama

Today, President Obama will sign H.R. 3606, the bipartisan JOBS Act, a package of bills aimed at supporting small business and start-up growth. In a rare bipartisan moment, Senate and House leaders moved relatively quickly to pass the act after President Obama acknowledged his support of the package during his State of the Union speech in January.

Apr 05, 2012

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

Small-business owners who have put off doing their 2011 tax return so far this year have less than a week until Tax Day. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) has one piece of advice – don’t panic.

Apr 02, 2012

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Micro-Businesses Still Waiting For Economic Improvement

“Sadly, our survey re-enforces the idea that economic recovery is slow going and that 70% of survey respondents believe that current state of the economy has either shown no improvement or has worsened in the last 12 months,” stated Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for NASE.

Mar 20, 2012

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NASE Statement on House Passed JOBS Bill

“The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) applauds the overwhelmingly bi-partisan approval of The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act” this afternoon,” stated NASE President and CEO Kristie Arslan, “We hope that the United State Senate will address this important package of bills swiftly and continue to support small businesses.”

Mar 08, 2012

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Tax Time: Deducting The Business Use Of Your Automobile

Business expenses come with the territory when you are an entrepreneur. Some expenses, however, can be easy to miss come tax time because they do not show up in your business checkbook.

Feb 27, 2012

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NASE Statement On President Obama's Corporate Tax Reform Plan

"Today’s joint proposal by the White House and the Department of Treasury announcing recommendations for business tax reform must be called what it truly is, corporate tax reform exclusive to major corporations and large employers." Read the rest of the NASE's statement here.

Feb 22, 2012

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The President’s Budget and The Self-Employed Agenda: A First Step, But More Steps Are Needed

The President’s proposed FY 2013 budget request released last week includes several initiatives of interest to the nation’s 22 million self-employed and at least one of the items on the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) Self-Employed Agenda.

Feb 21, 2012

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Congress Close To Agreement On Payroll Tax Extension

Congress is coming out ahead of this month’s payroll tax extension, currently set to expire at the end of February. Senate and House conference committee members have agreed to a 10-month extension of the payroll tax deduction.

Feb 17, 2012

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Small Business Startup Bill Introduced In House

The House has introduced another piece of legislation for future self-employed individuals. The Help Entrepreneurs Create American Jobs Act of 2012 makes permanent the deduction for startups at $10,000. If left to expire, the deduction reduces to $5,000.

Feb 15, 2012

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Small Business Worker Classification: Independent Contractor Or Employee?

The self-employed contribute a mighty portion to the U.S. economy – nearly $1 trillion. There is no question that they are helping create jobs by growing and hiring new workers. The question is, by hiring additional workers, are micro-businesses (those with 10 or fewer employees) actually creating more paperwork for themselves?

Feb 14, 2012

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NASE Lauds Senate For Introducing Small Business Tax Extenders Act

The NASE’s recent call to Congress to heed the Self-Employed Agenda focusing on taxes was heard this week in the Senate. Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) introduced the Small Business Tax Extenders Act of 2012, which would continue some popular tax breaks for the self-employed and micro-businesses (10 or fewer employees) for an additional two years.

Feb 03, 2012

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Updated: NASE Supports Bill To Cut Excessive Paperwork For Small Businesses

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) announced its support today of a bill that would help decrease a potential paperwork nightmare for the self-employed and micro-businesses (10 or fewer employees).

Feb 01, 2012

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NASE, Obama Administration Celebrate One-Year Anniversary Of Startup America Initiative

“Tax incentives for startups and for businesses that have recently purchased new equipment are certainly a start, but we are concerned that so few of the policies suggested actually apply to the largest segment of small businesses – the self-employed and micro-businesses. That key demographic makes up more than 78% of the nation’s small business population,” commented NASE President Kristie L. Arslan.

Jan 31, 2012

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NASE To The White House And Congress: Don’t Forget The Self-Employed Agenda This Year

As the President prepares to deliver his annual State of the Union address and Members of Congress prepare their talking points in response, the 22 million Americans who are self-employed must not be forgotten in the back and forth over big policy changes.

Jan 23, 2012

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Small Businesses Support SBA Cabinet Level Status

As news reports circulate that President Obama will recommend the Small Business Administration (SBA) be elevated to Cabinet-level status, Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of the NASE, reacted by supporting the effort saying “it signals the importance of the small business community to our national economy.”

Jan 13, 2012

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2011 Tax Changes For The Self-Employed

Prior to preparing 2011 tax forms, the self-employed and micro-businesses (fewer than 10 employees) should be aware of a number of tax law changes, but also must stay focused and connected for new changes that are inevitable during 2012.

Jan 10, 2012

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NASE Grows Its Staff To Better Serve Small Business Membership

The NASE welcomes Ron McNally, CAE, Vice President of Membership & Marketing and Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs to our team.

Jan 09, 2012

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