Press Releases

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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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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