Become Part of Your Community

Become Part of Your Community

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...


Top Ways to Get New Customers
Owning and operating a small business is no easy task, and maintaining your quality of service or production while trying to drum up a new business may seem intimidating. However, there are several tried and true ways to attract new customers, and by following these top suggestions, a successful boost in customer relations is undoubtedly on the horizon.
Posted on Apr 22, 2022
Marvelously Self-Employed
Steve and Dawn Woodburn are the Chief Adventurer (Steve) and Amusement Director (Dawn) for Marvelous Moosey Adventures LLC located in Lilburn, Georgia. They created Marvelous Moosey, a soft plush moose with blue hooves to be unique and marvelous and they wrote a children’s book to tell his backstory. This is Steve’s third career having worked on-air in radio for 20 years as a disc jockey, news anchor and traffic reporter. He spent the next 30 years in the branding and promotional products business and finally started Marvelous Moosey Adventures with his wife Dawn in 2018. Dawn has worked as an Executive Assistant for the last 35 years with the same company and continues to be employed full-time while Steve spends the majority of his time running MMA.
Posted on Apr 22, 2022
Midterm Election Cycle is Heating Up!
If recent polling is a prediction, the trifecta enjoyed by the Democratic party will end following the 2022 mid-term elections. President Biden’s favorability is hovering around 40%, and while statistically the US job market is booming, the pressure of increasing inflation is very much dampening the mood of record breaking low unemployment. Republicans are seemingly well positioned to at a minimum secure the majority in the House of Representatives and a growing body of polling that shows a path for Republicans to also secure the majority in the US Senate. Given the potential significant change in the balance of power in Washington, we wanted to examine the impact it would have the self-employed.
Posted on Apr 22, 2022
3 Mistakes to Avoid This Tax Season
Tax season is a stressful time of year for many individuals. Collecting documents, locating records, and researching tax laws and forms can be overwhelming and time-consuming. This stress and confusion is felt more acutely by the small business owner.
Posted on Mar 30, 2022
Creative Self-Employment
Bridgette Johnson is the owner of CreativelyIn-vented LLC located in Louisville, Kentucky. Bridgette is a former life-long educator with Jefferson County Public Schools and is now a children’s book author, educator, artist, and business entrepreneur. Her new company, Creatively Invented, helps children to become their best selves through educational seminars, games, activities, books, songs and more.
Posted on Mar 30, 2022
March Government Affairs Update
This past week, the President signed the $1.5 trillion government funding bill with Ukraine aid. The funding bill, which received bipartisan approval, passed the Senate in a 68-31 vote and the House 361-69.
Posted on Mar 30, 2022
How To Prepare for the Upcoming Tax Season
Tax season is upon us, and it can seem daunting, to say the least. This can especially be true for self-employed small business owners who may not know where to begin. While some may be anxious to file as soon as they can, others drag their feet as long as possible. No matter which kind of person you are, filing taxes is inevitable for all of us. However, the more prepared you are before you attempt to file, the easier the entire process will be. As a small business owner, a preparedness checklist before filing taxes is a must.
Posted on Feb 25, 2022
NASE Supports Two New Bills Focusing on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
In February, the National Association for the Self-Employed announced its support of two pieces of legislation introduced in the Senate and one in the House. The first, a bipartisan bill, the Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy Act (CREATE) Act, designed to “support small businesses in creative industries by increasing access to federal resources to help them grow.” The measure was introduced by U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and John Cornyn (R-Texas).
Posted on Feb 25, 2022
New Year, Better Me
As a small company owner, you bring a tremendous amount of value to the table. Getting a business up and running is a significant undertaking. Undoubtedly, you need a great deal of focus and commitment to grow and become successful.
Posted on Jan 28, 2022
January 2022 Member Spotlight
Antisha D. Walley is an NASE member from Kyle, Texas and is the President of Make the Change, LLC. Make the Change is a woman owned, service-disabled veteran owned, and minority owned human resources consultancy. Their services include professional development training and consulting on full cycle recruiting, compensation strategy, and employee relations.
Posted on Jan 28, 2022

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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MetLife Accident Insurance with NASE’s Silver Membership
Get MetLife Accident Insurance with your Silver Membership!
Posted on May 26, 2022
Building a Short Term and Long Term Business Plan
Do you have a formal business plan?
Posted on May 19, 2022
Advocating for NASE Members on Capitol Hill
Listen to NASE’s Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs Katie Vlietstra as she explains how the NASE advocates on your behalf.
Posted on May 12, 2022
5 Strategies to Compete as a Buyer in a Seller’s Real Estate Market
Be the Winning Offer in a Competitive Market
Posted on May 05, 2022
Protecting Your Business with Insurance through 360 Coverage Pros
Do you have Business Insurance? How many different liabilities does it cover?
Posted on Apr 28, 2022

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...

How to Boost Your Business Sales
Small businesses rely on increasing sales to generate income and maintain a healthy cash flow. You can expand your firm by increasing revenue or exploring new markets. There are various things you may need to do to enhance sales. Read on to learn more.
Posted on May 28, 2022
Challenges Faced by Female Entrepreneurs
The challenges facing any business can be great. However, the challenges facing a female owned business can be much more complex in today’s society. This post attempts to outline some of those challenges.
Posted on May 27, 2022
Essential Tips for Business Startups
Here are a few tips to help you get your new business started
Posted on May 26, 2022
How-To Find Your Ideal Client
In today's marketing, it is essential to know that the self-employed need to identify their target market to achieve efficient marketing. But who are your ideal customers, and why is it crucial that you know who they are?
Posted on May 24, 2022
Best Practices - Online Advertising and Marketing
One of the most important things you can do to boost sales is to effectively market your product or service. Read on for some great suggestions.
Posted on May 23, 2022

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Along with our member benefits, we have MANY, MANY resources to help you effectively interact with your community and help drive business to you. We invite you to browse this site and see what works best for you.

Have questions? Feel free to contact us via our web form, customer service hotline or ask an expert!

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NASE SelfInformed

Your NASE Member E-Newsletter arrives in your inbox each month with the latest NASE news, and informative articles to help you run your business. SelfInformed is an exclusive benefit of NASE Membership.

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