Press Releases

Small Biz Community Calls on Sen. Heitkamp to Move HRA Bill as Part of Year-End Tax Negotiations

As negotiations continue in the U.S. Congress on a potential compromise around a package of expired tax breaks, the small business community is calling on Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) to include the critical “Small Business Healthcare Relief Act” as part of the compromise.

Dec 16, 2015

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National Association for the Self-Employed Releases Infographic Illustrating Economic Power of Small Businesses

Ahead of this week’s Small Business Saturday – a national day established to support small businesses across the country – the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, unveiled a new infographic highlighting the economic power of America’s small business community.

Nov 24, 2015

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NASE & Abounding Business Conference 2016 Partner to Help Small Businesses Succeed

From navigating the complex tax code to retirement savings and affordable health care, small business owners encounter a myriad of challenges to operating a successful business. In order to help America’s entrepreneurs succeed, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) announced today a new partnership with Abounding Business Conference 2016, a 10-city business conference tour to empower small business owners to grow profitable businesses while pursuing their passion.

Nov 04, 2015

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National Association for the Self-Employed Awards Second-Quarter Small Business Growth Grants

Three small businesses have been awarded $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. Earlier this year, NASE announced they would be expanding their Growth Grant program to award over $48,000 in small business grants in 2015, an increase from the $20,000 awarded in 2014.

Sep 22, 2015

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National Association for the Self-Employed Awards $12,000 in Education Scholarships

As back to school season approaches and first year college students across the country prepare to pay rising costs of higher education tuition, 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 the awarding of $12,000 in educational scholarships to four dependents of current NASE members.

Aug 03, 2015

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One Week & Counting … Small Businesses Fined $700 Per Employee During First Week of Unfair IRS Rule

One week after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) started enforcing a new, unfair policy on small businesses that offer traditional health reimbursement accounts (HRAs), America’s small businesses have already incurred a possible $700 in fines per employee over the last week.

Jul 08, 2015

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Unfair IRS Rule Going Into Effect Today Would Have “Devastating Effects” on America’s Small Businesses

A new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) policy imposing a $100 a day fine per employee on small businesses that offer traditional health reimbursement accounts (HRAs) goes into effect today and the consequences could be crippling for America’s smallest employers.

Jul 01, 2015

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Small Business Community Response to Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell

As the Supreme Court of the United States today handed down its ruling in the King v. Burwell health care case, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, hailed the decision calling it a “clear win for millions of Americans who now have access to health care, including those who consider themselves part of our country’s small business community.”

Jun 25, 2015

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Michigan Small Business Selected as National Association for the Self-Employed “Member Spotlight”

Michigan based small business, Forensic Foundations Group, a forensic sciences consulting firm launched in 2013 based in Dewitt, Michigan, has been selected as this month’s National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) “Member Spotlight.” The National Association for the Self-Employed is the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community.

Jun 18, 2015

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Boston Small Business Selected as National Association for the Self-Employed “Member Spotlight”

Boston small business, The SoLa Look, a makeup line launched in 2013 based in Massachusetts but with an online reach around the country, has been selected as this month’s National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) “Member Spotlight.” The National Association for the Self-Employed is the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community.

May 21, 2015

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National Association for the Self-Employed Awards First-Quarter Small Business Growth Grants

Three small businesses have been awarded $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. Earlier this year, NASE announced they would be expanding their Growth Grant program to award over $48,000 in small business grants in 2015, an increase from the $20,000 awarded in 2014.

May 13, 2015

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National Association for the Self-Employed Celebrates America’s Small Business Community as Part of “National Small Business Week”

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today salutes America’s nearly 27 million smallest businesses for their contributions to our national and local economies during this week’s National Small Business Week. The NASE is a proud sponsor of the week long effort, lead by The Small Business Administration (SBA), who is holding events around the country to showcase the power and influence of America’s small business community.

May 05, 2015

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Indiana Small Business Selected as National Association for the Self-Employed “Member Spotlight”

Whiting, Indiana area small business, Insight Garden, a small business media and marketing firm helping to cultivate ideas that will have a powerful marketplace impact for clients, has been selected as this month’s National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) “Member Spotlight.” The National Association for the Self-Employed is the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community.

Apr 29, 2015

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“7 in 7” – National Association for the Self-Employed Releases 7 Tips for the Final 7 Business Days before April 15th Tax Deadline

As we approach the last seven business days until this year’s tax deadline, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released “7 in 7”, a list of seven helpful tax tips for filing beneficial and accurate tax returns. The “7 in 7” list released today by NASE is in preparation for April 6th, marking the last seven business days before the April 15th tax deadline.

Apr 06, 2015

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National Association for the Self-Employed Announces Extension of Deadline for Education Scholarship

As graduation season approaches and the rising costs of higher education looms large for most Americans, 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 the deadline for the association’s scholarship program has been extended until April 30th, 2015.

Apr 01, 2015

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Frederick, MD Small Business Selected as National Association for the Self-Employed “Member Spotlight”

Frederick, Maryland area small business, White House Memories, a small business specializing in telling behind-the-scenes stories of entertaining in the White House, has been selected as this month’s National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) “Member Spotlight.” The National Association for the Self-Employed is the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community.

Mar 30, 2015

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2014 Tax Code Updates and Filing Tips for American Taxpayers

With a month until the April 15th deadline when millions of Americans and small businesses must file their 2014 tax returns, 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 changes and updates to the tax code along with important tips and resources for filing accurate returns.

Mar 20, 2015

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NASE Welcomes “Freelance Economy” Entrepreneurs to the Largest Small Business Demographic

Whether it’s the private car service Uber or Lyft, the online marketplace Etsy or an accommodation provider called AirBnb, these small and individual entrepreneurs operating in the shared services space are part of the growing small business community in what is being called, the “freelance economy”. TheNational Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, welcomes these new entrepreneurs to the largest small business demographic while reminding them of their rights and responsibilities.

Feb 26, 2015

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Detroit Area Small Business Selected as National Association for the Self-Employed “Member Spotlight”

Local Detroit area small business, McConnell Communications, a small business specializing in personally managed, customized communications campaigns to help clients reach a target audience, has been selected as this month’s National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) “Member Spotlight.” The National Association for the Self-Employed is the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community.

Feb 24, 2015

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NASE Responds to Delay of HRA Guidance

Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today offered the following reaction to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s announcement that it is delaying the enforcement of the technical guidance issued in September 2013 regarding Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), a key health care tool for America’s smallest employers.

Feb 18, 2015

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