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At the National Association for the Self-Employed, we believe that the best way to get people to get involved with your business is to first get involved with the community your business serves. We know you're time is important which is why we've compiled a short list of some of the powerful tools the NASE has to offer you and your business. Best of all... the tools and resources listed below are offered at no additional cost!


The SelfInformed is a monthly publication that has all sorts of useful informational articles such as how to prepare your taxes, manage your marketing dollars effectively, utilize some of the more popular NASE business tools and more!  The best part... it's a FREE publication!  Here are the most recent releases...


7 Tips to Kick off 2021 on the Right Foot
Happy New Year! If there was ever a year that could not leave fast enough, it was 2020. 2020 was challenging for every business. Even some of the largest companies suffered financial losses. Small businesses had to learn a new way to stay open and keep up with the competition. However, 2020 taught small business owners one crucial lesson that can help them survive anything the world throws at them. It taught our community how to go with the flow and be flexible. We learned how to think outside the box to stay afloat and continue working.
Posted on Jan 26, 2021
Six Ways Congress Can Work Together in 2021 to Support Small Businesses
As the U.S. waits for widespread distribution of COVID-19 vaccines now being administered in sporadic ways across the globe, America’s small business community continues to be ravaged by the economic impact of this pandemic. Nearly all economic indicators point towards a long, slow recovery through 2021 as millions of small businesses hang in the balance.
Posted on Jan 26, 2021
10 Tips for Your Small Business to Thrive During the Holidays
The holiday shopping season can be stressful for small business owners trying to compete with larger online and offline retailers who have a wider variety of products and can sell their products at more affordable prices. But with more consumers learning how important it is to buy locally and support small businesses, there is some hope out there for your business to thrive during the holiday season.
Posted on Dec 31, 2020
Congress Finally Approves 2nd Covid Relief Bill
In a last minute deal, Congressional leaders in the Senate and House reached a $900 billion Covid relief bill. The bill which came after months of fractured negotiations that saw House and Senate leaders produce multiple pieces of legislation at vastly different price tags. The key components of the bill are as follows:
Posted on Dec 31, 2020
Top 5 Ways to Prepare for Retirement as a Small Business Owner
Small business owners know what it’s like to take care of everyone else — constantly ensuring customers are delighted, employees are satisfied, and their families are nourished. But often that leaves little time for other considerations, like planning for retirement. The thought can be overwhelming on top of all the other things that fall into the lap of a small business owner. And being self-employed means there is no company matching retirement contributions or making investment decisions.
Posted on Nov 23, 2020
Contested 2020 Presidential Election; Former Vice President Biden on Track for 306 Electoral College Votes
Note: The NASE does not endorse political candidates Former Vice President Joe Biden is on track to be declared the winner of the 2020 presidential campaign, unseating President Trump following a bitter campaign during a global health pandemic.
Posted on Nov 23, 2020 by Katie Vlietstra
When to Splurge and When to Save: A Guide to Helping Self-Employed Individuals Budget for Their Organization
Congratulations on starting your own small business. You’re finally self-employed. Being your own boss comes with a lot of perks. You can take long lunches and create your own schedule, but it’s also a big step with a definite learning curve. Much of that learning relates to money. You’re not getting a regular paycheck anymore. How are you going to pay the bills every month and still save for retirement?
Posted on Oct 29, 2020
Small Business Owners Head to the Polls As Further Relief Opportunities Dim
The House, Senate and White House, are all battling in a legislative standoff, with Speaker Pelosi and Secretary Mnuchin attempting to navigate a challenging environment to advance a $2T relief package primarily aimed at supporting small businesses, the unemployed, and local and state municipalities.
Posted on Oct 29, 2020
7 Small Business Ideas to be Your Own Boss and Work from Anywhere
Be your own boss. It’s an alluring thought for all the freedom it implies: Make your own schedule; work from home or anywhere else; do what you want; and keep all the money you earn.
Posted on Sep 27, 2020
Small Business Community Calls for Congressional Action
Small Business Community Calls for Congressional Action The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) along with its fellow leading small business associations, through the Small Business Roundtable, are calling on Congressional leaders to take immediate action in support of America’s 30 million small businesses.
Posted on Sep 27, 2020

NASE Minute

Perhaps you just want to sit back once a week and watch a video with the latest business tip from the NASE? We've got you covered! The NASE Minute is our weekly video series designed to focus on some of the most commonly asked about topics and presented in a short amount of time so you can get what you need to know and be on your way!

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NASE Dependent Scholarships - Apply Today!
Since 1989, the NASE Scholarship Program has awarded more than $1.8 million to members' dependents.
Posted on Feb 18, 2021 by Scott P. Stryker
Small Business is changing and creating new opportunities.
Your next best customer can be found at the Next Biz Thing!
Posted on Feb 11, 2021 by Keith R. Hall
The GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union or European Economic Area.
Posted on Feb 04, 2021 by Cameron Brown
Critical Illness Insurance
Receive $5,000 of MetLife Critical Illness insurance in each of three categories as part of your NASE Gold Membership!
Posted on Jan 28, 2021 by John K. Hearrell
The NextBizThing, NASE's Member Directory.
Show the business community that you are an authority on your product and service.
Posted on Jan 21, 2021 by Cameron Brown

You can see other NASE Minute segments or even subscribe to our YouTube channel here.

NextBizThing is your one stop, go-to place to get your business listed in a community of other business minded professionals like yourself. With you can not only list the general information about your business but promote any campaigns you have, share valuable articles about your products and services, promote your social media channels and more!

We invite you to explore the site and even try it out. There isn't anything to lose.

Self Made

Self Made Blog

Self Made is our staff blog. Our resident Government Relations expert (Katie Vlietstra) works hard to relay the information that you need to know about what's happening in the community and how it effects you!

Here's the latest blog entry...

Safe Online Holiday Shopping: What You Need to Know
Online shopping was and remains a fantastic way to shop even before the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but now that in-store shopping is not recommended, online shopping has become the standard way to shop this holiday season. You can take advantage of all the digital deals and holiday sales from the comfort and safety of your own home, but that doesn’t mean online shopping is risk-free. Fraud and scam efforts double during the holidays, so before you dive into online holiday shopping, follow these tips and tricks to ensure you keep yourself safe while browsing for the season’s hottest deals. You don’t need any special technical abilities or knowledge; this guide will tell you what you need to know so you can confidently and safely take advantage of all the Internet has to offer.
Posted on Dec 14, 2020
Top Tips To Follow When Starting A New Business
Each and every day, all over the globe, people from all walks of life decide to put their ideas into action and set up their very own businesses. Statistics show that more than half a million new businesses began every single month in 2018 alone, and that trend shows few signs of slowing down.
Posted on Dec 09, 2020
The eCommerce Black Friday Guide for Small Business
Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) are fast approaching as well as the rest of the holiday season shopping rush. If you are selling goods or services online as a small business owner then you must give yourself enough time to prepare. Especially this year, where many brick and mortar stores have limited hours or have closed completely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many things have changed during these unprecedented times, one thing you can count on is that people will continue to be on the hunt for the best deals. While big businesses always make bank during this weekend, small businesses can do incredibly well too. Here are some tips to start preparing your business now and stay ahead of the curve.
Posted on Nov 16, 2020
New Dell Technologies Partnership and Growth Grants
NASE is thrilled to share news about our new partnership with Dell Technologies, which makes learning and working easier and more interactive with their high-tech laptops, desktops, servers, mobile workstations, and electronics. Dell’s mission statement involves driving human progress by allowing better access to technology worldwide.
Posted on Sep 16, 2020
Tech Tools for Small Business Owners to Help Maintain Efficiencies During Critical Times
Entrepreneurs risk it all to launch and maintain a successful business. There are numerous hurdles to overcome along the way. Many small business owners are now facing new challenges given the current state of the economy and new regulations due to the pandemic. However, small business owners are quite resilient and are managing to thrive even during tough times. To help ease the transition into new territory there are many resources and tools that can be implemented. Technology, especially, can help to keep businesses on track.
Posted on Aug 25, 2020

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NASE SelfInformed

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