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Small Business Insurance Needs and How to Protect Yourself

Your company’s assets, equipment, and well-being should be protected from damage and liabilities as a small business owner. You put hard work into building your business and making it a success, and now your small business has evolved into your livelihood. You, your family, and your employees all count on your company’s stability, and business insurance policies are here to help.
Posted on Sep 26, 2022

Certified Self-Employment

Dr. Andrieka J. Austin, Master Life Coach Certification Trainer from Atlanta, Georgia is the founder of The International Center for Life Coach Training, LLC. She has trained 200 Certified Life Coaches, helped thousands via her email newsletter, and speaks to 10,000+ on her podcast, her Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram social media platforms helping them learn how to become a professionally trained, skilled, qualified, Black Woman Christian Certified Life Coach.
Posted on Sep 26, 2022

2022 Mid-Term Elections Outlook: Unclear

Up until this fall, it seemed guaranteed that the Republicans would take a significant majority in the House, however, polling has tightened in light of the Supreme Court ruling on reproductive health. However, Republicans are still expected to secure a narrow majority, that being said, a majority of less than 10 seats will prove to be incredibly challenging for governing.
Posted on Sep 26, 2022 by Katie Vlietstra

National Association Awards $16K in Growth Grants to Support the Small Business Community During New Phase of COVID

As the small business community continues to recover from the 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 $16,000 in Growth Grants to four local small businesses for the second quarter of 2022. Today’s announcement also includes a partnership with both DELL Small Business and Payanywhere, both who have each generously sponsored one $4,000 Growth Grant awards.
Posted on Sep 06, 2022

Using the School Year to Your Business’s Advantage

Another summer break is on the horizon, and with it comes a myriad of opportunities for your business. Younger generations have always been an important business market, with millennial spending power at $2.5 trillion. If your small business takes advantage of the summer season, your company could make significant gains. Summer hours can be a win-win for both students and businesses. Students can save up for college or earn extra spending money, while businesses can take advantage of enthusiastic young workers looking for experience and extra responsibilities. As a business owner, it is essential to keep up with current events and changes in the community. You gain an edge over other businesses run by less involved people in their community. In addition, you find opportunities to market your business to new customers. Overall, the school year can be an excellent way for your business to expand its reach in the community. Here is how:
Posted on Aug 25, 2022

Healthy Self-Employment

Joshua James is a NASE Member from San Francisco, California and is the owner of Ocean Beach Cafe. Josh was a career bartender who decided to take a year off from drinking to see what would happen. About a year later, he opened Ocean Beach Cafe and began to build the largest Non Alcoholic Beverage Selection in the World! Ocean Beach Cafe is a busy community art cafe that sells locally roasted coffee, healthy eats, and houses the only Non Alcoholic Bar on the West Coast!
Posted on Aug 25, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

On August 19, 2022, the President signed The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which marks a significant conclusion to the Biden-Harris’s Administration efforts to advance a sweeping domestic policy agenda. While many of the provisions (as listed below) are important priorities, the bill was not as expansive as Democrats had hoped, failing to address childcare, caregiving, paid leave, and the child tax credit advance payments. It is unlikely that these additional care-related policy priorities will find traction in the final months of the 2022 legislative calendar, however, Republicans have been eager to discuss policy solutions around paid leave considering the Supreme Court case related to reproductive health.
Posted on Aug 25, 2022

National Association for the Self-Employed and AARP Announce Collaboration to Support America’s Growing Older Small Business Community

Today, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) and AARP are announcing a strategic collaboration to support the growth and expansion of older entrepreneurs in the American small business community, particularly businesses owned and operated by people of color. NASE and AARP are joining forces through the Growth Grants Program to support the expansion of available capital and business expertise to support the long-term success of these business owners.
Posted on Aug 16, 2022

National Association for the Self-Employed Awards $15,000 in Scholarships to Five College Students for their Academic Studies

As students prepare to head to college for the upcoming school 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 announced the awarding of $15,000 in educational scholarships to five dependents of current NASE members, each awarded $3,000 for their studies.
Posted on Aug 01, 2022

The Not-So-Obvious Ways to Positively Impact Your Community and Improve Your Business

For most businesses, the primary focus is on making it profitable. But what if you could impact your community and improve your business simultaneously? Often, your customers will know who you are and what you do before they ever set foot into your place of business. Word-of-mouth can travel quickly, especially if people know how your business benefits the community. Having connections provides you with a forum to introduce yourself and learn more about the people who make up your community.
Posted on Jul 26, 2022

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