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Top 5 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

The path to starting a small business is rocky. Whether you’re establishing yourself as a freelancer or trying to get a new business up and running, there are a few trip hazards to watch for along the way. Some mistakes are small, and part of the learning curve for self-employed careers. Others can leave you flat on your face if you aren’t watching where you step.

May 29, 2020

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Programming Self-Employment

Preston “Paul” Parks is the President of P2 Programs located in Dripping Springs, Texas. P2 Programs, started in 1986 as a part-time by writing barcode applications (inventory and process tracking applications) for various barcode suppliers in the Houston, Texas area. After four years of construction experience and another four years manufacturing operations experience, Paul founded P2 Programs and began full time operations in 1992. Based upon our experiences with construction and manufacturing process tracking, P2 Programs had the technological expertise to present customers with an affordable and successful solution to the data collection challenges they faced in their manufacturing operations.

May 29, 2020

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House Democratic Leadership Tees Up Next COVID-19 Response Stimulus

On Tuesday, May 12, the House Democratic Leadership introduced the HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions) Act, a sweeping $3 Trillion relief package that touches every aspect of those suffering through the current crisis. The proposed legislation is inclusive of numerous Democrat priorities, many of which are considered non-starters for Senate Republicans. However, we anticipate some of these proposals will eventually find themselves in the final package of legislation that the House and Senate will pass in the weeks ahead.

May 29, 2020

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NASE Supports New Small Business Aid Revisions to COVID-19 Relief Program

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today supported new provisions in a revised government aid program in the CARES ACT, the Paycheck Protection Program.

May 28, 2020

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NASE Joins Business Organizations in Support of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

The NASE joined members of the small business community in support of H.R. 7010,“Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act,” sponsored by Representatives Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Chip Roy (R-TX). The bi-partisan legislation was passed by the House and Senate and signed into law by the President.

May 21, 2020

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New Small Business Report: Severe Economic Impact on Nation’s Small Business Community

With the novel coronavirus impacting small business community, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) today highlighted the survey results of the State of Small Business Report conducted by the Small Business Roundtable and Facebook, which indicates that small and medium-sized businesses in the United States are being hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. NASE has also developed a COVID-19 Resource Page for the small business community outlining helpful information.

May 21, 2020

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State of Small Business Report Released

NASE, a proud member of the Small Business Roundtable, is pleased to announce the release of the State of Small Business report, in partnership with Facebook. This survey was conducted with approximately 86,000 people who owned, managed or worked for a small or medium-sized business (“SMB”).

May 18, 2020

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Digital Marketing Tips During Isolation: Don't Quarantine Your Brand

There is no denying that the world has changed drastically in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses have closed their physical locations and are now operating remotely. Hundreds of thousands of workers are working from home and brands are being forced to reevaluate their marketing tactics as the global economy adapts. Some businesses are using this uncertain time to dial back their marketing to save money and not waste, but this is not the time to go dark. Despite most of the world entering quarantine, now is the time to alter your business’ marketing strategies to ensure your brand remains in your customer’s minds. Advertising during isolation is different from advertising under normal conditions, but that is not a reason to stop marketing altogether. By following the tips and tricks below, your business can continue to market effectively despite the current world state.

May 13, 2020

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$24K in Small Business Growth Grants Awarded by the National Association for the Self-Employed

Six small businesses have been awarded a total of $24,000 in Growth Grants from the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community. These small businesses were announced as third and fourth quarter 2019 Growth Grant recipients. Last year, NASE awarded $48,000 in grants to small businesses across the country and expects to do so again in 2020.

May 04, 2020

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Data Strategy for Digital Transformation

Data has become an invaluable resource across various industries, with the marketing industry placing a particularly high premium on sales, lead generation, and customer data. Many organizations have realized that data is a powerful tool, but not everyone has grasped how to effectively use data or understands the steps required to turn raw data into useful or digestible data. Digital progress or transformation requires careful planning, and a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.osisoft.com/blogs/retire-garbage-in-garbage-out-for-big-data/">data strategy</a>&nbsp;should be included in the planning process. Data is too complex and too impactful to be an afterthought or a secondary priority; unless a business devotes the appropriate time to data, that data is being wasted at worst and underutilized at best. If a business, large or small, wants to use data effectively, they must have a data specific strategy in place.

May 04, 2020

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Courtesy of NASE.org
https://www.nase.org/news/page/30