Press Releases

Economic Clock Running Out On Payroll Tax Extension

As the U.S. Senate prepares to debate another payroll tax extension proposal, Kristie Arslan, President & CEO of the NASE, encourages our policymakers to put partisan politics aside and pass the payroll tax extension.

Dec 06, 2011

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Partisan Politicking Trumps Economic Recovery?

As the news reports that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction – also known as the super committee – has failed to reach a budget deal, NASE blasts our nation’s lawmakers for playing partisan politics with the economy

Nov 22, 2011

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November Is National Entrepreneurship Month

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) would like to thank America’s self-employed and micro-business owners who work tirelessly each day to support themselves and their families, as well as contribute to their communities through starting and maintaining a business.

Nov 18, 2011

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NASE Celebrates Small Business Saturday

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) today announced its participation in the second annual Small Business Saturday on November 26, 2011.

Nov 07, 2011

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NASE Launches Startup Kit To Spur Job Creation

As President Barack Obama travels the country selling his American Jobs Act and the U.S. Congress works to meet a pending deadline on our national debt challenges, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) today released its new small business Startup Kit.

Oct 24, 2011

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NASE Urges Lawmakers To Launch National Self-Employment Initiative

Glaringly absent from the jobs debate has been specific proposals that speak to how to encourage and support startups and the self-employed, our nation’s biggest job creators. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) has introduced a National Self- Employment Initiative to get the conversation started.

Oct 12, 2011

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National Self-Employment Initiative For Small Business Needed

Despite the heightened rhetoric about America’s small business community fueling economic growth, this critical business sector has been largely left out of the policy discussion pertaining to the President’s American Jobs Act and our national debt.

Oct 05, 2011

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Small Biz Reax To POTUS Jobs Plan

As President Barack Obama presents the American Jobs Act before a joint session of Congress, NASE President & CEO Kristie L. Arslan outlines critical actions both the President and Congress can take to get our economy moving.

Sep 08, 2011

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NASE Gives $52,000 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 $52,000 in scholarship money to help 10 families send their children to college.

Aug 22, 2011

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Web Guru Receives NASE College Scholarship Of $16,000

Benjamin Seidel of Columbia, Mo., built his first website when he was just 13, and started his own Web design company with his father’s help three years later. Seidel has been named the National Association for the Self-Employed’s Future Entrepreneur for 2011.

Aug 22, 2011

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Small Biz Reax To Credit Downgrade

As the economy continues to decline amidst a historic downgrade of our AAA credit rating status, Kristie Arslan, President & CEO of the NASE, the leading advocate for our nation's smallest businesses, offered the following statement on the impact the downgrade will have on the small business community...

Aug 09, 2011

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CA Business Owner Receives $20,000 Award From NASE For Small-Business Excellence And Innovation

Pat Bennett, owner of La Mesa, Calif.-based small business Wicked Coursing, recently received a $20,000 award from the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE).

Jul 18, 2011

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Health Reform Law Will Require Self-Employed To Purchase Less Flexible, More Expensive Coverage

In less than two and a half years, the vast majority of the self-employed and micro-businesses (fewer than ten employees) will be required by law to purchase health coverage that will likely be more expensive and less flexible than their current plan.

Jul 13, 2011

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National Association For The Self-Employed (NASE) Names Kristie Arslan As New President & CEO

John Wright, Chairman of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)’s Board of Directors, announced today that Kristie Arslan, a ten-year veteran of the association, has assumed its leadership as President and CEO.

Jul 11, 2011

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Economist Mark Zandi Supports Payroll Tax Fairness

As Congressional leaders race to address the debt-ceiling limit deadline, Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi signaled his support for extending the payroll tax break to both employees and employers to help boost the economy in light of Friday’s disappointing unemployment report.

Jul 11, 2011

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Small Biz To Congress & Obama: Don't Forget The Self-Employed

As President Obama meets with Congressional leaders to negotiate a potential debt-ceiling plan, NASE released the following statement urging policymakers to keep the 78 percent of the small business community represented by the self-employed and micro-businesses in mind as they consider measures to give employers a break under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA).

Jul 07, 2011

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Make The Payroll Tax Extension Fair For American Small Businesses

With debt-ceiling talks thrown into limbo, Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), released the following statement as Congress considers measures to give employers a break under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA).

Jul 07, 2011

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Self-Employed to Lawmakers: Simplify The Tax Code

With spending up and revenues down, Senate lawmakers are looking to rein in the tax gap in order to bring down the national debt. The NASE has been very active in suggesting ways that the gap might be closed, including small changes to current tax code and tax policy.

Jun 30, 2011

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NASE Appears Before Congress To Give An Update On Small Biz Legislation

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) testified before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship today on how the effects of the Small Business Jobs Act, signed into law last fall, have been felt by the self-employed community.

May 19, 2011

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Self-Employed To Congress: Address Deficit Now

Micro-businesses and the self-employed believe that spending for domestic programs, job creation initiatives, tax cuts and federal subsidies should be scaled back to address the deficit, according to a recent survey by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE).

May 17, 2011

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