Self Made: NASE's Blog

Welcome to the Self Made. This is a blog focused primarily on the self-employed and micro-business and full of fantastic posts by not only our team of experts but by YOU!  We realize that there are many ways to help the small businesses out there which is why we invite other business minded individuals to post here and help the rest of the community as well.

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NASE, SBE Council, and Fundable Launch $10K Crowdfunding Project #RYouFundable

Last week, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), an advocacy and research organization for entrepreneurs, partnered with Fundable, a crowdfunding platform partner focused exclusively on startup companies, to launch a contest helping startups and existing business fundraise to start or grow their company.

Posted on Jul 02, 2013

Safeguarding Computers From Power Surges and Outages [Guest Post]

Irregular power surges, voltage drops (brown outs), and outages can all cause irrevocable damage the internal components of your computer - find out how you can protect yourself.

Posted on Jun 14, 2013

National Small Business Week is Right Around the Corner

Posted by Javan Porter - If President Obama is the coach of the team for creating new jobs, his quarterback is small business. The coach may lay out the game plan but small businesses play the game. Small businesses have created two-thirds of new jobs in America. The President as the coach understands the importance of such a strong quarterback and has issued a proclamation announcing this year’s National Small Business Week for June 17th to 21st.

Posted on Jun 12, 2013

HRAs: A Way to Give Back

As a micro-business owner, you must make difficult decisions that carry ramifications that reach far beyond your office walls. Although the high health insurance costs that your employees face may worry you, an opportunity for you as the business owner to offer assistance is through a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA).

Posted on Jun 12, 2013

Upcoming webinars: Affordable Care Act, Business Growth

Wondering how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may impact your business, or how to achieve health business growth? Two webinars happening this week might have the answers you need.

Posted on May 13, 2013

Changes to the SBA Contract Rule for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Posted on May 10, 2013

Exchange Health Care Applications Released

On April 30th, the Department of Health and Human Services released the new, simplified exchange health care application for both individuals and families.

Posted on May 01, 2013

The Small Business Lending Fund Is Supporting Small-Businesses Across the Country

A buzz has been created recently as reports that the U.S. Treasury’s funding of the Small Business Lending Fund grew by over $1.5 billion between the third and fourth quarter last year. This is exciting as getting funding to local banks and community development loan funds and in the hands of America’s smallest business is a great way to stabilize and grow the U.S. economy. Getting money to the self-employed will lead to more jobs and stronger communities.

Posted on Apr 25, 2013

Yes, it's April 15th, but don't panic!

Well, it's here. April 15th and the tax return is due today. My guess is that a bunch of us have not completed all of the detail that we had hoped to and now we're not sure what to do. First, don't panic!

Posted on Apr 15, 2013

Six Tax Tips From The IRS

Posted on Apr 12, 2013

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