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  • Micro-Businesses Attend Kickoff Of “White House To Main Street” Series

    Dec 09, 2009

    Dale Schaffer of Bethlehem, Pa. is the co-owner of Elysian Fields Specialty Florals. He was part of a group of NASE members that were invited by the Obama Administration to attend the event at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Allentown. Here's what he had to say...

  • NASE Supports Activities, Goals of Global Entrepreneurship Week

    Nov 23, 2009

    Young people in 85 countries had the opportunity to explore their potential as self-starters and innovators this month through Global Entrepreneurship Week. Organizers aimed to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity, and to allow them to join a growing movement to generate new ideas and seek better ways of doing things.

  • Health Reform: More Of The Same From House Lawmakers

    Nov 10, 2009

    The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) was dismayed to see that lawmakers have once again failed to include provisions that will make a noticeable difference in the bottom line of the nation’s millions of self-employed business owners.

  • Consumer Protection Legislation Clears First Hurdle

    Oct 24, 2009

    The Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009 (H.R. 3126), which includes the creation of a new federal agency central to President Obama’s financial regulatory reform initiative, was approved by the House Financial Services Committee recently.

  • “Mr. President, The Self-Employed Need Your Help,” Says NASE

    Oct 22, 2009

    During a meeting with President Obama, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) made sure to mention that micro-businesses are still facing difficulties getting access to credit and financing and that health costs are crippling the backbone of the American economy – the self-employed.

  • Senate Introduces Home Office Deduction Bill

    Oct 09, 2009

    The majority of micro-businesses are operated out of a home office, yet the home office deduction has become wrapped in enough regulatory red tape to turn those business owners away from the tax benefit. New legislation could help home-based businesses save nearly $1,500 on their taxes next year.

  • NASE Members Receive $20,000 In Business Development Grants

    Oct 01, 2009

    Micro-business owners received a financial boost to their business in the third quarter, thanks to the National Association for the Self-Employed’s Business Development Grant Program. These NASE Members, with businesses as varied as a communications firm and a recycling service, were awarded a total of $20,000 for their businesses.

  • Allowing Tax Incentives To Expire Will Hurt Small Firms

    Sep 30, 2009

    The NASE’s National Tax Advisor testified before the House Committee on Small Business about how allowing tax incentives to expire would cause a direct and unintended tax increase on the small business sector that many are relying on to continue the economic recovery.

  • Legislators Take On Home Office Deduction

    Sep 25, 2009

    New legislation could help self-employed business owners who work from a home office save an additional $1,500 on their taxes next year.

  • NASE, Business Owners Respond To Pres. Obama’s Health Care Speech

    Sep 10, 2009

    President Barack Obama delivered a prescription for health care last night that left some of the self-employed wondering just where they fit in the plan. While the speech elaborated on current proposals the President wants in a final reform package, he did not address a number of key concerns for micro-business owners (those with 10 or fewer employees).

  • NASE To Attend Orlando Small Business Community Day – Sept. 17

    Sep 01, 2009

    This fall, small-business owners in the Orlando-area will have a great opportunity to broaden their skills and network with other entrepreneurs and small business-centered organizations and companies. The Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) is hosting “Orlando Small Business Community Day” on Thursday, September 17, at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.

  • NASE Gives $84,000 In College Scholarships

    Aug 12, 2009

    Just as states across the nation are cutting financial aid due to budget shortfalls, the National Association for the Self-Employed awarded $84,000 in scholarship money to help 19 families send their children to college.

  • It’s (Big) Business As Usual In Washington, D.C., Says NASE

    Aug 11, 2009

    The NASE recently spoke out on current health care reform legislation, which is notably missing two items that would have a substantial effect on the affordability of coverage for the self-employed - allowing the self-employed to deduct their health care costs as a business expense and expanding eligibility of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs).

  • NASE Asks Senators To Lower Health Costs For Small Business

    Jul 10, 2009

    Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the Legislative Office for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), recently participated in United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship roundtable to discuss the impact of various health reform proposals on small businesses along with Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and other small business owners and advocates.

  • Streetwear Clothing Company Founder Receives NASE’s Future Entrepreneur College Scholarship

    Jul 10, 2009

    For twenty years, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) has provided budding entrepreneurs with a means to success through its college scholarship program. This year is no exception, with a scholarship worth up to $24,000 going to Joe Pielago, a Los Angeles streetwear designer.

  • Micro-Businesses Offer Strong Opinions On Health Reform Proposals

    Jun 25, 2009

    The nation’s entrepreneurs are ready for major changes to the American health care system, but are asking the federal government to implement various proposals to help them cope with the costs. Nearly 2,000 micro-businesses, including members of the National Association for the Self-Employed, took part in this national online survey of their opinions on current health care reform proposals.

  • NASE Members Receive Over $30,000 In Business Development Grants

    Jun 22, 2009

    Micro-business owners received a financial boost to their business in the first and second quarters, thanks to the National Association for the Self-Employed’s Business Development Grant Program. These NASE Members, with businesses as varied as a wedding photographer and a horse trainer, were awarded a total of $33,743 for their businesses.

  • NASE Member Receives $30,000 Achievement Award

    Jun 18, 2009

    Tiffany Washington, owner of Waldorf, Md.-based small business Washington Accounting Services, today received a $30,000 gift from the National Association for the Self Employed (NASE) in recognition of the excellent small-business practices she employed to catapult her start-up venture into a successful business.

  • New NASE Membership Packages Give Access To Seven Top-Tier Health Insurance Companies, Free Prescription Drug Card And More

    Jun 08, 2009

    During tough economic times, the National Association for the Self-Employed has introduced two new membership packages with additional benefits and opportunities...

  • NASE Attends Obama Discussion On Small Business And Economy

    May 22, 2009

    President Barack Obama recently met with the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) and the National Small Business Award winners to discuss how the Administration's economic recovery efforts will benefit entrepreneurs.

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