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Washington Watch - April 4, 2012

Published on April 04, 2012

Washington Watch - March 21, 2012

Published on March 21, 2012

Micro-Businesses Still Waiting For Economic Improvement

“Sadly, our survey re-enforces the idea that economic recovery is slow going and that 70% of survey respondents believe that current state of the economy has either shown no improvement or has worsened in the last 12 months,” stated Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for NASE.

Published on March 20, 2012

Washington Watch - February 1, 2012

Published on February 01, 2012

Washington Watch - January 25, 2012

Published on January 25, 2012

State Of The Union: A "Level Playing Field" Must Include The Self-Employed Agenda (Huffington Post)

As President Obama readies his State of the Union address, news outlets are reporting that economic growth and taxation will be the focus of much of his remarks. The Self-Employed Agenda for 2012 includes the following items...

Published on January 24, 2012

Extending The Payroll Tax Cuts Into 2012 (Huffington Post)

As 2011 comes to a close, so does the payroll tax cut for millions of Americans. If Congress does not come to an agreement, we'll start out 2012 by paying higher taxes.

Published on December 13, 2011

Partisan Politicking Trumps Economic Recovery?

As the news reports that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction – also known as the super committee – has failed to reach a budget deal, NASE blasts our nation’s lawmakers for playing partisan politics with the economy

Published on November 22, 2011

NASE Urges Lawmakers To Launch National Self-Employment Initiative

Glaringly absent from the jobs debate has been specific proposals that speak to how to encourage and support startups and the self-employed, our nation’s biggest job creators. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) has introduced a National Self- Employment Initiative to get the conversation started.

Published on October 12, 2011

U.S. Recovery Offers Few Opportunities (Bloomberg Businessweek)

More than 1 million self-employed Americans are no longer in business almost four years after the last recession began, as the economy constrains entrepreneurial activity and small-business job creation.

Published on September 02, 2011

Small Biz Reax To Credit Downgrade

As the economy continues to decline amidst a historic downgrade of our AAA credit rating status, Kristie Arslan, President & CEO of the NASE, the leading advocate for our nation's smallest businesses, offered the following statement on the impact the downgrade will have on the small business community...

Published on August 09, 2011

Washington Watch - August 3, 2011

Published on August 03, 2011

Economist Mark Zandi Supports Payroll Tax Fairness

As Congressional leaders race to address the debt-ceiling limit deadline, Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi signaled his support for extending the payroll tax break to both employees and employers to help boost the economy in light of Friday’s disappointing unemployment report.

Published on July 11, 2011

Washington Watch - July 6, 2011

Published on July 06, 2011

Washington Watch - May 11, 2011

Published on May 11, 2011

Briefing: Self-Employment Health Insurance Tax Deduction

**MEDIA ADVISORY** Please join Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), for a conference call briefing on the temporary self-employed health insurance tax deduction available to individuals who pay self-employment taxes on their 2010 tax returns.

Published on March 08, 2011

Tax Day: Let's Make the Tax Code Fair (Huffington Post)

It is a sad, but true fact: health insurance is a luxury item for many small business owners, purchased when times are good and forsaken when times are lean.

Published on March 08, 2011

Small Biz Is Critical To Boosting The Economy

Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the NASE, released the following statement in reaction to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address...

Published on January 26, 2011

NASE on The Dylan Ratigan Show (MSNBC)

Kristie Arlsan, executive director at the NASE, discusses small business’ struggle to survive.

Published on October 10, 2010

Washington Watch - June 16, 2010

Published on June 16, 2010

America's Self-Employed: Not So "Bunny" (Huffington Post)

The Administration talks a good game about supporting small businesses while quietly issuing backdoor rules and regulations that pull the rug out from under our entrepreneurs.

Published on June 14, 2010

Self-Employed Send A Message to Washington With Viral Ad Campaign

The NASE launched a digital advertising campaign today that seeks to raise awareness of the policy priorities of the self-employed and micro-businesses while combating the stereotype that the nation’s smallest businesses do not make serious contributions to the economy.

Published on June 14, 2010

Washington Watch - April 14, 2010

Published on April 14, 2010

Washington Watch - March 11, 2010

Published on March 11, 2010

Washington Watch - March 3, 2010

Published on March 03, 2010

Washington Watch - February 17, 2010

Published on February 17, 2010

Micro-Businesses Suffering Under Slowing Economy, Poll Shows

Over sixty percent of the self-employed and micro-business owners indicate that their business has experienced a significant decrease in sales and/or revenue in 2009 and 2010, and almost fifty percent say they have had to utilize their personal savings or retirement savings to address cash flow issues, according to a study undertaken by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE).

Published on February 04, 2010

Washington Watch - February 4, 2010

Published on February 03, 2010

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs- Do You Plan to Hire Workers This Year? (January 2010)

While Congress and the Obama Administration are hoping that small businesses will continue to be the engine of job creation and spur recovery, the sluggish economy has had a negative impact on the operations and hiring plans of many small businesses. Over sixty percent of self-employed and micro-business owners indicate that their business has experienced a significant decrease in sales and/or revenue, and almost fifty percent say they have had to utilize their personal savings or retirement savings to address cash flow issues, according to a study undertaken by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE).

Published on February 03, 2010

Washington Watch - January 22, 2010

Published on January 22, 2010

Washington Watch - December 10, 2009

Published on December 10, 2009

Micro-Businesses Attend Kickoff Of “White House To Main Street” Series

Dale Schaffer of Bethlehem, Pa. is the co-owner of Elysian Fields Specialty Florals. He was part of a group of NASE members that were invited by the Obama Administration to attend the event at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Allentown. Here's what he had to say...

Published on December 09, 2009

Washington Watch - December 2, 2009

Published on December 02, 2009

Washington Watch - November 4, 2009

Published on November 04, 2009

Washington Watch - October 21, 2009

Published on October 21, 2009

Washington Watch - October 14, 2009

Published on October 14, 2009

For The Self-Employed, It's An Endless Workweek (Wall Street Journal)

Gene Fairbrother, lead business consultant for the National Association for the Self-Employed, says at least occasional breaks from work are critical. People tend to perform poorly when overworked, and their personal and professional relationships can deteriorate.

Published on August 04, 2009

Microbusinesses Feel Recession Pinch (MicroEnterprise Journal)

Right now, America's microbusinesses are feeling as pessimistic about the economy as everybody else, according to the results of a survey released by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) last week.

Published on January 12, 2009

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