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NASE Encourages Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal to Continue to Move Forward

Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today encouraged Congress to continue moving forward on an infrastructure deal.

Jul 29, 2021

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The Real Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the American Small Businesses Community

New data from University of Maryland economists shows new businesses starting up in 2020 hit a record high even during a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, when at the same time, thousands of existing small businesses closed their doors. Emerging from the pandemic has radically shifted the state of the American small business community, transforming the way we do business and has shaped a new, post-pandemic economy.

Jul 06, 2021

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NASE Applauds Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Reached by Administration and Congress

Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today applauded both the Administration and Congress for their bipartisan deal reached on infrastructure.

Jun 23, 2021

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As Small Businesses Begin Slow Recovery from COVID-19, National Association Awards $12k in Growth Grants

With the small business community beginning the slow recovery from the devastating COVID pandemic, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced today $12,000 in Growth Grants to three local Florida, Texas and New York businesses for the first quarter of 2021. Today’s announcement also includes a partnership with DELL Small Business who generously has sponsored $4,000 for the January Growth Grant award.

Jun 14, 2021

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NASE Expresses Concern Over Measures Designed to Threaten the Advancement of the American Small Business Community

In response to recent anti-trust legislation introduced in Congress designed to reign in big tech companies, Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today expressed concern these “potentially harmful measures will impact the ability for Americans of ‘going it alone’ and ‘being their own boss,’ by threatening solo entrepreneurs, startup companies, and small businesses from forming as they require and depend on tech platforms to not only open their new business, but also conduct activities on these tech platforms.”

Jun 13, 2021

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NASE Teams with Dell Technologies to Offer $4,000 May Growth Grant to Help a Small Business

As small businesses look to open back up and recover fully from the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, and Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) announced today a generous sponsorship of the May $4,000 Growth Grant designed to help small businesses grow and expand.

May 04, 2021

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NASE Stands with the Asian American Community

Following the recent violence against the Asian American community, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, released the following statement strongly condemning the hatred and violence against the community:

Mar 23, 2021

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As COVID Relief Bill Heads to Finish Line, NASE Releases New Membership Survey Showing Nation’s Smallest Businesses Need More Support

As the American Rescue Plan heads to the U.S. House of Representatives for final passage, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today released a new survey of its membership about the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) indicating an overwhelming majority of these owners of businesses with fewer than 10 employees believe the government should do more for the American small business community.

Mar 09, 2021

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NASE Applauds New Eligibility Rules and Reforms for Payroll Protection Program, including Increasing the Share of Funds for the Small Business Community

The Biden Administration today has released new eligibility rules and reforms to the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) that will impact the small business community. Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today applauded the decision saying:

Feb 22, 2021

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Small Businesses: Be Aware of Important Updates and Tips for this Year’s COVID-19 Pandemic Tax Returns

As the American small business community prepares to file their 2021 tax returns amid the devastating coronavirus pandemic, Keith Hall, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released a list of updates and tips for filing returns this year reminding small employers that “PPP loans up to $150,000 will be forgiven and will not be counted as taxable income.”

Feb 18, 2021

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Biden COVID Relief Package Outlines “Bold and Ambitious” Support for Small Business Community

Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today reacted to President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVID rescue package and the impact it will have on American small businesses:

Jan 14, 2021

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NASE Welcomes the Choice of Isabel Guzman to Lead the Small Business Administration

Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today welcomed the announcement of Isabel Guzman as the Biden Administration’s Administrator-designee of the Small Business Administration (SBA), saying she will be charged with the “awesome task of rebuilding the small business community.”

Jan 08, 2021

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NASE Statement on Small Business Support in Bipartisan COVID Relief Bill

The National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement from Keith Hall, president and CEO, commenting on the small business support included in the bipartisan COVID relief bill calling it “critical holiday relief”

Dec 22, 2020

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NASE Encourages Apple to Reconsider its New AppTracking Transparency Policy

The National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following comments regarding Apple’s new AppTracking Transparency Policy

Dec 16, 2020

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$12K in Small Business Growth Grants Awarded by the National Association for the Self-Employed

Three small businesses have been awarded a total of $12,000 in Growth Grants from the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community. These small businesses were announced as third quarter 2020 Growth Grant recipients. July’s Growth Grant was generously sponsored by DELL Small Business. Last year, NASE awarded $48,000 in grants to small businesses across the country and expects to do so again this year.

Dec 10, 2020

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NASE: Celebrate Small Business Saturday by Shopping Local

With this Saturday designated as Small Business Saturday – November 28, 2020, the National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today called on all Americans to shop local and show their support for America’s small businesses.

Nov 25, 2020

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National Association for the Self-Employed Applauds Newly Announced, Streamlined Loan Forgiveness

The National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded the Small Business Administration and the Department of Treasury for announcing a simplified loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under $50,000, but called on both sides of the aisle to come back to the negotiating table immediately to provide relief for small businesses hurting throughout America.

Oct 09, 2020

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NASE Celebrates National Small Business Week by Calling on Congress to Pass Small Business Relief

As the small business community celebrates National Small Business Week this week, the National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, together with major small business groups and their allies are calling on Congress to pass a Small Business Relief Package.

Sep 22, 2020

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NASE Partners with Dell Small Business to Support America’s Small Business Community

With the mission of supporting the small business community, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced that Dell (NYSE: DELL), an American multinational technology company headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, will sponsor the association’s Growth Grant program in July. The Dell Business Development grant will help support small businesses across the country. Dell previously supported the small business community by sponsoring the April Growth Grant from NASE.

Jul 17, 2020

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