Press Releases

2010 Micro-Business Year In Review

The self-employed and micro-business owners continued to plan for business, educational and personal success in 2010. They also became crusaders for legislation for America’s smallest businesses and fair tax treatment.

Dec 16, 2010

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NASE Applauds President And Congressional Leaders For Bush-Era Tax Compromise

Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), released the following statement on the compromise between President Obama and Congressional leaders on extending the Bush-era tax cuts, leading the way for economic relief for the small business community and the middle-class...

Dec 07, 2010

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NASE Calls On Congress To Extend Bush Tax Cuts For Small Business Owners

Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for the middle-class...

Dec 02, 2010

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NASE Applauds Supportive Comments By President On Small Biz

Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), released the following statement after the President delivered supportive comments on small business priorities at a press conference earlier today...

Nov 03, 2010

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Small Business Jobs & Credit Act Signed Into Law

Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that will allow the self-employed to deduct their health insurance costs as a business expense for payroll tax purposes. Though only applicable to 2010 tax returns, the passage of this proponent is a key “foot in the door” for future battles on health costs and the self-employed, according to the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE).

Sep 28, 2010

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Small Business Jobs & Credit Act To Be Signed Into Law By President Obama

The National Association for the Self-Employed applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for its quick action regarding approval of the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act. The legislation provides a key health tax deduction for the self-employed, though only for one year, that the health care bill failed to offer.

Sep 23, 2010

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NASE Urges House To Take Quick Action For America's Smallest Businesses

As the House returns to take up the Small Business Jobs Act this week, Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the Legislative Offices of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), released the following statement urging quick action...

Sep 23, 2010

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NASE: Lawmakers Finally Act to Help Main Street

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) applauds the Senate in their passage today of the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 (H.R. 5297). In an era where the self-employed and micro-businesses (fewer than 10 employees) have grown faster than any business type, yet receive the least recognition and support from the federal government, this bill is a key first step in providing tax and access to capital relief for America’s smallest businesses.

Sep 16, 2010

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Statement On The Small Business Jobs Act - September 14, 2010

As the U.S. Senate advances the Small Business Jobs Act, Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the Legislative Offices of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), released the following statement...

Sep 14, 2010

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“Keeping The Health Plan You Have” Not So Simple For Entrepreneurs

The new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, offers entrepreneurs the choice to keep the plan that they already have, provided that it meets certain requirements. The trouble is that most entrepreneurs are uncertain that their plan will meet these new rules and how the changes required by the health reform law will affect their monthly premium costs.

Aug 18, 2010

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Internet Whiz Receives NASE College Scholarship Worth Up To $24,000

As the NASE Future Entrepreneur, Zachary Gosling receives a college scholarship worth up to $24,000.

Aug 04, 2010

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NASE Gives $92,000 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 $92,000 in scholarship money to help 20 families send their children to college.

Aug 04, 2010

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Small Biz Lending Fund Wins Key Vote In Senate

After days of contentious dialogue among Democrats and Republicans, an amendment to create a $30 billion lending fund for small businesses passed its first key vote in the Senate leading the way to further debate and a vote on the Small Business Jobs Act (H.R. 5297).

Jul 27, 2010

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America’s Smallest Businesses May Finally Get Much-Needed Relief

The Senate is considering legislation called the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (H.R. 5297). This bill contains key provisions that may help America’s smallest businesses in this difficult economic climate, according to the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE).

Jul 13, 2010

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Micro-Businesses Want A National Energy Policy

Fifty percent of micro-business owners have made efforts to reduce their energy costs by implementing energy-saving measures in their home and business, according to a study undertaken by the NASE.

Jun 25, 2010

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NASE Gives Member $20,000 Award For Small-Business Excellence

Doug Springer, owner of Ellsworth, Maine-based small business Springers Gymnastics Center, today received a $20,000 gift from the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) in recognition of his excellent small-business practices and contribution to local youth, health and community development.

Jun 24, 2010

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Self-Employed Send A Message to Washington With Viral Ad Campaign

The NASE launched a digital advertising campaign today that seeks to raise awareness of the policy priorities of the self-employed and micro-businesses while combating the stereotype that the nation’s smallest businesses do not make serious contributions to the economy.

Jun 14, 2010

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New Law Increases Paperwork for Self-Employed Over A Thousand Percent

According to a new law set to go into effect in 2012, business owners will be required to submit a Form 1099 for every payment made via check or credit card to vendors for services, inventory or property over $600 annually.

May 25, 2010

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National Small Business Week: May 23rd – 25th

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), approximately 60 percent of Americans own or work for a small business. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is teaming up with the SBA again to sponsor National Small Business Week 2010.

May 24, 2010

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Main Street, Consumers One Step Closer To Accountable Wall Street

The effort to ensure a safer, more consumer-friendly Wall Street moved one step closer to success with the passage Thursday night of the Restoring American Financial Security Act in the Senate.

May 21, 2010

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