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...


8 Rainy Day Improvements to Your Small Business
If you’ve had some business downtime in the past year, you’re far from alone. But as the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” and it’s vital that small business owners see the silver lining in all that cloud cover. In fact, rainy days can turn out to be the most important planning time for your small business.
Posted on Apr 29, 2021
Self-Employed Wellness
Dr. Sarah Duke is a Doctor of Chiropractic & Massage Therapist and Shane Duke is a Licensed Massage Therapist. Together they own and operate Austin Community Wellness PLLC in Austin, Texas. The goal of Austin Community Wellness is to bring balance back to your body so it can function optimally and help you live your best life.
Posted on Apr 29, 2021
Small Business Administration Launches Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.
Posted on Apr 29, 2021
8 Tips to Improve Your Small Business Luck
Mark Zuckerberg is a household name. He is widely recognized as one of the wealthiest CEOs in modern history. As the CEO of Facebook, most would consider Mark Zuckerberg a lucky business owner. However, his success was not without a little bit of luck. Mark Zuckerberg was sued by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss when they claimed he stole their idea for the social media giant Facebook. This lawsuit was eventually settled, but the facts of the case showed that Mark Zuckerberg took risks when he started Facebook. He also utilized the resources available to him and made a little of his own luck.
Posted on Mar 26, 2021
PPP Self-Employed Application Changes
PPP Self-Employed Application Changes & NASE Supports SBA Event to Inform Self-Employed Business Owners On March 3, 2021, the Small Business Administration announced changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for self-employed individuals. The changes include:
Posted on Mar 26, 2021
10 Reasons to Love Being Self-Employed
For some people, punching the time clock of a traditional 9 to 5 job is a perfectly acceptable way of life. For others, their dreams lie in the allure of being one’s own boss. This dream includes setting your own schedule and following your own rules. Though this may sound like a very isolated way to do business, that assumption could not be further from the self-employed reality. The NASE experts help everyday people realize their dreams of owning a business or branching out to be self-employed and work for themselves. While there are many reasons to love being self-employed, the top ten reasons are outlined here:
Posted on Feb 26, 2021
American Rescue Plan
Biden Administration Advances Ambitious $1.9 Trillion Covid Relief Package ​The Biden Administration has announced an expansive relief package covering every aspect of the American economy in an effort to continue to fight the Covid pandemic. The package includes a continued emphasis on small business relief. Small Business Highlights include:
Posted on Feb 26, 2021
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

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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UPS - Discounted Shipping Rates
NASE is proud to bring its members valuable shipping discounts on services they need. Take advantage of competitive rates available on UPS® shipping services.
Posted on Apr 29, 2021 by John K. Hearrell
Tips on how to save for a new home
New Home; here are some strategies to save for that first down payment
Posted on Apr 22, 2021 by Scott Scribner
Do I need a CPA?
Is a tax professional or CPA required to complete my tax return?
Posted on Apr 15, 2021 by Keith R. Hall
Hire Your Kid and save thousands.
Hire your kid, pay them a reasonable wage (up to $12k) and lower your taxes during 2021. It's like picking money up off the ground.
Posted on Apr 08, 2021 by Keith R. Hall
Become Part of the NASE Community and get Listed
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.
Posted on Apr 01, 2021 by Scott P. Stryker

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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!

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Hiring a Consultant to Help With Your Startup: The Dos and Don'ts
Your startup can be a profitable vehicle for your ideas and entrepreneurial ambitions. With a robust business plan, helpful resources, and a solid work ethic you can make a serious impact in your industry. However, there will often come a time at which your best efforts are not enough to get you over a hurdle.
Posted on Apr 08, 2021
6 Considerations to Make Before Launching a Hotel Business
Launching your own hotel can seem like a natural next step for anyone who has experience in the hospitality industry. If you thrive in helping people enjoy the best in customer service, then being a hotelier could be the ideal career move. Here are some of the most important things you should consider before launching your own hotel business.
Posted on Apr 08, 2021
What Does It Take to Be a Successful Entrepreneur
There are both hard and soft skills that you’ll need to become an entrepreneur and do so successfully. For example, there are skills you might learn when you’re pursuing your degree, like accounting skills. Then, there are skills that aren’t taught, but you can learn them over time, such as critical thinking.
Posted on Apr 02, 2021
Tips to Structure and Design an Online Course
If you create an online course, it can be a great way to build your business and add an additional income stream. You’ll find that a lot of thought leaders and entrepreneurs have started creating courses for just those reasons. Once you create the course, beyond marketing it, it’s passive income that you can continue to generate.
Posted on Apr 02, 2021
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

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