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Changes to the Tax Code and Tips You Need to Know Before Filing Your 2014 Taxes

As the American public and millions of small businesses prepare to 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 to the tax code along with important tips and resources for filing accurate returns.

Feb 05, 2015

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San Jose Area Small Business Selected as National “Growth Grant” Award Winner

Local San Jose area small business, Habla Language Services, has been awarded a $4,000 Growth Grant from the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community. Habla Language Services, located in San Jose, California, provides a unique approach to language learning by designing stream-lined, picture-based workshops to help students learn Spanish and English as a Second Language (ESL) for personal or professional growth and citizenship.

Feb 02, 2015

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National Association for the Self-Employed Announces Expansion of 2015 “Growth Grant” Awards

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 expansion of the association’s Growth Grant program to help small business across the country increase capacity and grow their company to the next level. In 2015, NASE is expanding the Growth Grant program to award over $48,000 in small business grants, an increase from the $20,000 awarded in 2014.

Feb 02, 2015

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Small Biz Health Care Survey: Affordability Still a Major Concern

Over 66% of small business owners responding to a new survey conducted by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) ranked “decreasing monthly premiums” as the one thing they would change about their current health care plan. The new survey of small business owners released today by NASE, the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, comes days before the closing of the 2015 health care open enrollment period.

Feb 01, 2015

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SELF-EMPLOYED RESPONSE TO THE STATE OF THE UNION

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, offered reaction this evening to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address stating, “true middle class economics means supporting the small business community and allowing them to be the foundation of our growing economy.”

Jan 20, 2015

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MEDIA AVAIL: 2015 SMALL BUSINESS OUTLOOK

As we approach the start of the New Year, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today offers its prognosis for the small business community in 2015.

Dec 29, 2014

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National Association for the Self-Employed Applauds Small Business Health Care Bill

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 introduction of the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act of 2014, which would allow for standalone health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) for small employers (49 or less employees). Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs, said the bill is a “big win for the small business community, but today’s introduction is only the first step in a long process before it becomes law.”

Dec 15, 2014

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

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 five top member benefits to help entrepreneurs start and grown their businesses.

Nov 25, 2014

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Health Care Marketplace Open Enrollment Set to Begin this Saturday, November 15th

Ahead of Saturday’s opening of the 2015 open enrollment period for the individual health care marketplace, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, released a series of tips for small business owners to help them prepare. Open enrollment for health care coverage is set to start this Saturday, November 15th and will run through February 15th, 2015.

Nov 13, 2014

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FLASH POLL: Women Small Business Owners - 86% Definitely Voting in November 4th Elections

With a week to go before this year’s 2014 midterm elections, a new, flash survey by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, shows women entrepreneurs engaged and looking for candidates who support the small business community.

Oct 28, 2014

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National Association for the Self-Employed Launches Enhanced Resources for Small Business Community at 34th Annual Meeting

The National Association of the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, brought together hundreds of small business owners from across the country in Austin, Texas last month for the association’s 34th Annual Meeting. During the meeting, NASE made a strong commitment to its members and the small business community at-large by announcing newly enhanced resources and benefits to ensure they have the tools and resources to succeed.

Oct 14, 2014

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Study Shows “Copper Plan” Would Lower Premiums by 18 Percent

The Council for Affordable Health Coverage today released an estimate by Avalere Health LLC showing that legislation to permit a new, less expensive tier of insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act would lead to an additional 350,000 Americans keeping their employer sponsored health insurance in 2016. Because fewer people would access exchange subsidies, taxpayers would spend $5.8 billion less, while employers and individuals would pay $5.5 billion less in penalties.

Aug 18, 2014

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Small Business Bill Aims to Boost Women Entrepreneurship

With the introduction of the Women’s Small Business Ownership Act of 2014 by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and John Walsh (D-MT), Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today offered the following comments applauding the measure:

Aug 06, 2014

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NASE Applauds New Home-Office Bill Designed to Help Small Business Owners Succeed

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded the introduction of legislation that addresses address the needs of the small business owner and childcare. The Working Parents Home Office Act, introduced today by U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), allows working parents to deduct incidental use for childcare provided while the taxpayer is using a home office space for their business.

Jun 18, 2014

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Small Business Groups Send Joint Letter to D.C. City Council Opposing New Health Care Tax Passed Last Month

Following-up on last month’s D.C. City Council’s passage of a 1% health care tax, small business groups led by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today submitted an official letter to the D.C. City Council opposing the new tax. Passed unanimously in a vote on May 6th, 2014, PR20-0744 – Health Benefit Exchange Authority Financial Sustainability Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2014 – would leverage a 1% tax on all health-insurance carriers with gross receipts of $50,000 or more within the District of Columbia. The small business groups signing the letter with NASE include the American Independent Business Coalition and the Southern Consumers Alliance.

Jun 03, 2014

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NASE Salutes America’s Small Businesses 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 saluted America’s 23 million smallest businesses for their contributions to our national and local economies during this week’s National Small Business Week. NASE is a partner of 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 12, 2014

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Tax Filing Tips and Updates for 2013 Taxes

With just two-weeks until the American public and millions of small businesses file their 2013 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 important tax tips, resources and updates to the tax code for filing accurate returns.

Apr 01, 2014

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ACA’s Major Impact on America’s Smallest Businesses

With just weeks until open enrollment closes for our nation’s new health care system, the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a hearing today entitled, Obamacare and the Self-Employed: What About Us?. During today’s hearing, Charlie Arnold, small business owner of Arnold Powerwash of Lewes, Del., testified on behalf of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses.

Mar 06, 2014

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NASE Applauds Today’s Bipartisan Vote in House on Passage of H.R. 4118, Simple Fairness Act

Today’s passage of H.R. 4118, the Simple Fairness Act, in the U.S. House of Representative would give the American public and small business owners some much-needed relief by delaying the individual mandate for one-year.

Mar 05, 2014

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NASE Statement in Support of Contreras-Sweet as Small Business Administrator

As the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee unanimously approves the nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet as the next Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement voicing her enthusiastic support for the new Administrator-designate:

Mar 05, 2014

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