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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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Tax Filing Tips and Updates for 2013 Taxes

As the American public and millions of small businesses prepare to 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.

Feb 19, 2014

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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Radio Interviews Available

America’s smallest businesses are vulnerable to the current economic climate and critical to America’s economic recovery. These businesses have demonstrated the highest, steady growth rate in recent years. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the nation’s 22-million self-employed and micro-businesses, is alerting the public, the self-employed and the small businesses community of changes to the tax code and tips for completing the daunting task of completing this year’s tax returns.

Feb 19, 2014

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After Numerous Employer Reprieves, Now is the Time to Help the Individual Health Consumer

After yesterday’s announcement that the Obama Administration has yet again delayed another federal requirement for employers to provide health care, commonly known as the “employer mandate”, 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 the self-employed and micro-businesses, released the following statement:

Feb 11, 2014

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State of the Union Address Reaction from the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)

After President Barack Obama delivered his 2014 State of the Union address this evening, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, released the following statements:

Jan 28, 2014

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NASE Statement on Small Business Administration Nominee

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 with news that the Obama Administration will nominate Maria Contreras-Sweet as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) today at a White House press conference.

Jan 15, 2014

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Ring in the New Year by Paying More Taxes

With just days away from 2014, 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 new and rising taxes for America’s smallest businesses in the new year.

Dec 22, 2013

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Latest ACA “Clarification” Creates More Obstacles for Small Businesses

With the Obama Administration’s announcement that a “hardship exemption” will be extended to those consumers whose health care plan was canceled, 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:

Dec 20, 2013

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Vlietstra Named Vice President for the National Association for the Self-Employed

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-businesses - today announced that Katie Vlietstra will be promoted to Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs. The newly enhanced position will cover a broad range of activities including managing the Washington, DC office, but also directing all government relations and public affairs activities. Vlietstra was formerly NASE’s Director of Government Affairs.

Dec 09, 2013

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Support America’s Smallest Businesses on Small Business Saturday

As Americans prepare to take advantage of today’s Black Friday deals, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, shines a light on America’s smallest businesses this Small Business Saturday. Supporting and investing in the small business community helps grow our local, regional and national economies.

Dec 02, 2013

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Statement from NASE on Delay of Online Enrollment of Federal Small Business Exchange

In reaction to the announcement by the Obama Administration that online enrollment of the federal small business exchange, SHOP, will be delayed, Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, released the following statement:

Dec 02, 2013

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