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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.

Around the Water Cooler

May 20, 2010
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We just launched the Water Cooler, NASE’s online networking community. NASE Members can update their profile, promote their business, join (or create!) groups of other members based on geography or interest, ask for advice, and even upload pictures of their goods or services.


Why did we create the Water Cooler for NASE Members? User Michael Davis said it best in his profile: “It can get pretty quiet here working alone!”

A lot of NASE Members work from a home office, and don’t have employees – maybe that aptly describes you. And if it does, the Water Cooler is your place to meet fellow micro-business owners, near and far. You can search for peers in the same industry, or the same town. You can ask a question or follow discussions in the forums. You can advertise your services, and feel good about hiring a fellow entrepreneur registered with the site.

The community is just building, and growing every day. Join in!

Getting started is easy. Go to the Water Cooler from, and click login in the upper right hand corner. The log in is the same as what you set up for – and if you haven’t yet set up a Web account, all you need is your member number.

From there, your profile already exists! You can update it with more information, add a photo, a create a page for your business, too.

Get started today meeting members and growing your business.
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