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House Passes Tax Relief For American Families Act

On January 31, the House in an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 357-70 vote passed the Tax Relief for American Families Act. We anticipate that the Senate will follow suit and consider the package after the President's Day recess.

Feb 02, 2024

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New and Updated Tax Rules Taking Effect This Year Can Benefit Filers and Significantly Impact a Small Business’ Bottom Line

As a record number of new small business applications recorded over the last three consecutive years, Keith Hall, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today encourages all Americans, including those in the small business community, to “prepare early, gather documents, and review updates and reminders to this year’s tax system, including tax obligations, responsibilities, and deductions filers need to be aware of for their 2023 tax returns.”

Feb 01, 2024

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New Year’s Goals and Resolutions for the Self-Employed

It is that time of year again where we can reset and rethink where we want our business to head in 2024. For an entrepreneur or a business owner, making new year’s goals and resolutions is a prominent task since you have the autonomy to plan your company’s journey for the next 12 months. Setting goals and resolutions for your small business is about the hope you have for a better future. When you expect things to get better for your company, it pushes you and your team toward positive action throughout the year.

Jan 31, 2024

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Capturing Self-Employment

Tiffany Ferrari is the Owner and Lead Photographer for Exposure Best Photography in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a passionate photographer with a love for capturing life’s beautiful moments. Her interest in photography started as a typical hobby when she was a junior in high school. In 2011, she took the leap from hobbyist to professional photographer and launched Exposure Best Photography! Since then, she has photographed over 100 weddings and dozens of portraits, Branding sessions, corporate profiles and events just to name a few. In addition, she offers professional mentorships and workshops aimed at helping both professional and aspiring photographers navigate through the different phases of learning photography, starting, running and maintaining a business, as well as, marketing, networking and goal setting.

Jan 31, 2024

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Small Business Boom: Celebrating 16 Million New Business Starts

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) celebrates the milestone of 16 million new small business applications over the last three consecutive years. The American small business community continues to grow at a rapid, record-setting rate with more entrepreneurs who want to invest directly in their own lives. This just speaks volumes about the resilience, determination, and perseverance of those in the small business community, including the millions of solo entrepreneurs, mom-and-pop shops, and gig-economy workers who are the heartbeat of our nation.

Jan 31, 2024

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NASE Celebrates 3rd Year of Historic New Business Starts

In January, data released showed a historic 3 year trend in small business starts with over 16 million new small businesses created.

Jan 22, 2024

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Record 16 Million New Small Business Boom Continues Three Years in a Row

With the Administration’s announcement that the United States has set a new record of 16 million new small business applications over the last three consecutive years, Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), today celebrated this milestone by commenting that “America’s small business community kicks off the new year with a record trend in new small businesses – with entrepreneurs who want more control over their own lives and to be their own boss.”

Jan 11, 2024

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Help Your Business By Helping Your Community

There are many ways that you can help your business by helping your community. Getting involved in your community generates leads, brings in new business, creates networking opportunities and benefits a small business owner in many ways. Businesses that positively impact the community create strong connections with their target audience, build trust and loyalty among customers, better promote their brand and public image, forge beneficial partnerships and alliances, and are highly valued by the community for their goodwill. In an era where customers value businesses with ties to an inspiring purpose and mission, there has never been a better time to get involved with the local community. By using the following suggestions from The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) as a guide, your small business can make an even bigger positive impact on its local community.

Dec 29, 2023

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Liberated Self-Employment

After spending 16+ years steeped in a career of talent development, strategic planning, and training design and delivery in the education and nonprofit sectors, I launched Liberated Development as a personal, professional, and organizational development company that facilitates the growth of leaders, teams, and dreams. Liberated Development is a black woman-owned and operated boutique leadership development firm founded in 2019, in Washington, D.C. I envision a world where workplaces are composed of leaders who consciously and intentionally build cultures that make space for the unique identities and contributions of each individual to thrive. Liberated Development has given me a channel to work toward this vision by creating coaching, facilitation, and strategic advising experiences where clients deconstruct the leadership and workplaces models dictated by dominant culture, and recreate dynamic practices that center relationships and wellness and are rooted in liberation.

Dec 27, 2023

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Year In Review - Self-Employed And Small Business Community

2023 has been a year of significant accomplishments for small businesses in the United States, thanks to bipartisan action by Congress and the Biden Harris Administration: Record number of applications to start businesses: In 2023, Americans have filed a record 14.6 million applications to start businesses. This is a sign that the historic investment in small businesses is driving confidence and optimism from entrepreneurs and generating more resilient and competitive markets.

Dec 27, 2023

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