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National Association Awards $16K in Growth Grants to Support the Small Business Community During New Phase of COVID

As the small business community continues to recover from the COVID pandemic, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced today $16,000 in Growth Grants to four local small businesses for the fourth quarter of 2021. Today’s announcement also includes a partnership with DELL Small Business who generously has sponsored $4,000 for one of the Growth Grant awards.

Published on June 13, 2022

NASE Announces New Partnership with Payanywhere to Sponsor $4,000 June Growth Grant

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, is proud to announce today its new partnership with Payanywhere, a payment solutions company. Payanywhere will sponsor the June $4,000 Growth Grant awarded during the third quarter of 2022 designed to help small businesses grow and expand their business operations.

Published on June 06, 2022

NATIONAL SMALL BIZ WEEK: NASE Applauds Record-Breaking Entrepreneurship During National Small Business Week

With a surge in new small business startups over the last two years that are reshaping the face of the American workforce, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, is drawing attention to the importance of recognizing this year’s National Small Business week to celebrate these new entrepreneurs who have joined a robust business demographic.

Published on April 28, 2022

Are You Ready to File Your 2021 Tax Return? Filing Deadline is Monday, April 18th

With 2021 tax filing deadline for most Americans on Monday, April 18th, 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 asked: “Are you ready to file your 2021 tax return? If the answer is yes – great! But if you need more time, file an extension now to avoid penalties.”

Published on April 13, 2022

COUNTDOWN -- Just Three Weeks Until the 2021 Tax Return Deadline - Watch the NASE Minute for Advice - April 18th Deadline

With just three weeks until the 2021 tax filing deadline and expected delays at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 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 encouraged the American public and the small business community to “finalize 2021 tax returns to avoid any further delays to any expected refunds.”

Published on March 28, 2022

How to Prepare & Stay Updated on Changes to the Tax Code for Filing Your 2021 Tax Returns

With just weeks until the 2021 filing deadline and expected delays at the Internal Revenue Service, 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, encourages small business owners and the American public at-large to “prepare now by gathering your documents and reviewing key policies and updates to the tax code to ensure you file beneficial returns and avoid any further delays to any expected refunds.”

Published on February 28, 2022

NASE Applauds the New Entrepreneurs of the Small Business Boom

With new U.S. Census data from the Biden Administration “Americans are applying to start new businesses at a record rate, up about 30 percent compared to before the pandemic,” Keith Hall, 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-business community, today responded it illustrates “the true entrepreneurial spirt of America.”

Published on January 25, 2022

As Self-Employment Surges During the Pandemic, NASE Continues to Support Small Business Recovery

As the American small business community continues to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic entering its third year, Keith Hall, 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-business community, today applauded the American small business community's perseverance and determination throughout the pandemic, while the community experiences a surge in solo entrepreneurship.

Published on January 21, 2022

Given IRS’ Announcement, NASE Encouraging Small Businesses to Start Preparing Now for Upcoming Tax Season

With the news from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) there may be delays in processing 2021 tax returns and in response opening of the tax season two weeks earlier on January 24th, Keith Hall, 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-business community, today offered the following advice for the American public and the nation’s small business community in filing this year’s tax returns on time:

Published on January 11, 2022

As Small Businesses Continue COVID Recovery, National Association Awards $16K in Growth Grants

As the small business community continues to recover from the COVID pandemic, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced today $16,000 in Growth Grants to four local small businesses for the third quarter of 2021. Today’s announcement also includes a partnership with DELL Small Business who generously has sponsored $4,000 for one of the Growth Grant awards.

Published on December 13, 2021

New Data Shows American Economy Transformed by Surge in Self-Employed Workforce During Pandemic

Data from the Labor Department reported in The Wall Street Journal indicates there has been a significant surge among new entrepreneurs into the self-employment workforce. The report states: “The pandemic has unleashed a historic burst in entrepreneurship and self-employment. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are striking out on their own as consultants, retailers and small-business owners.”

Published on December 02, 2021

SMALL BIZ SATURDAY: Celebrate Small Business Saturday by Shopping Local This Saturday

With this Saturday designated as Small Business Saturday – November 27th, Keith Hall, president and CEO of National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today called on all Americans to celebrate the community by shopping locally with America’s small businesses.

Published on November 24, 2021

NASE President & CEO Comments on Pew Research Study Showing Self-Employed Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

The self-employed workforce has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, according to the Pew Research Study conducted earlier this month, stronger than other parts of the workforce. American small business community continues to adapt and innovate throughout the ongoing pandemic. It has radically shifted the state of the American small business community, transforming the way we do business and has shaped a new, post-pandemic economy.

Published on November 17, 2021

NASE Applauds House Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Keith Hall, 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-business community, today released the following statement on the House passage of the bipartisan infrastructure package.

Published on November 08, 2021

NASE Voices Strong Opposition to Proposed IRS Reporting Requirements

As millions of America’s smallest businesses slowly try to recover from the economic impact of the Covid crisis, the National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today voiced it’s strong opposition to a proposed, new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reporting requirement that would greatly impact the small business community. The rule would be costly, invade the privacy of Americans, and also add another burdensome layer of regulations unfairly targeting American small businesses.

Published on October 26, 2021

NASE Salutes the American Small Business Community During National Small Business Week

With the U.S. Small Business Administration celebrating National Small Busines Week this week, Monday, September 13th – Wednesday, September 15th, the National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today saluted America’s entrepreneurs by encouraging all of America to show their support this week by shopping local along our nation’s Main Street’s.

Published on September 13, 2021

As Small Businesses Begin Slow Recovery from COVID Pandemic, National Association Awards $16K in Growth Grants

With the small business community beginning the slow recovery from the devastating COVID pandemic, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced today $16,000 in Growth Grants to four local small businesses for the second quarter of 2021. Today’s announcement also includes a partnership with DELL Small Business who generously has sponsored $4,000 for one of the Growth Grant awards.

Published on August 23, 2021

Despite Drop in Small Biz Confidence, Community Continues to Adapt & Innovate Throughout COVID Pandemic

With the delta variant surging and small business confidence struggling, the American small business community continues to adapt and innovate throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It has radically shifted the state of the American small business community, transforming the way we do business and has shaped a new, post-pandemic economy.

Published on August 16, 2021

As Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Moves to the House, NASE Encourages Continued Bipartisanship

With Senate passage of the bipartisan infrastructure deal today, Keith Hall, 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-business community, today encouraged our policy makers in the House to continue the bipartisan work to date on the package:

Published on August 10, 2021

National Association for the Self-Employed Awards $15,000 in Scholarships to Five College Students

As students head to college for the upcoming school year, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced the awarding of $15,000 in educational scholarships to five dependents of current NASE members.

Published on August 02, 2021

NASE Encourages Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal to Continue to Move Forward

Keith Hall, 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-business community, today encouraged Congress to continue moving forward on an infrastructure deal.

Published on July 29, 2021

The Real Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the American Small Businesses Community

New data from University of Maryland economists shows new businesses starting up in 2020 hit a record high even during a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, when at the same time, thousands of existing small businesses closed their doors. Emerging from the pandemic has radically shifted the state of the American small business community, transforming the way we do business and has shaped a new, post-pandemic economy.

Published on July 07, 2021

NASE Applauds Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Reached by Administration and Congress

Keith Hall, 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-business community, today applauded both the Administration and Congress for their bipartisan deal reached on infrastructure.

Published on June 24, 2021

As Small Businesses Begin Slow Recovery from COVID-19, National Association Awards $12k in Growth Grants

With the small business community beginning the slow recovery from the devastating COVID pandemic, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced today $12,000 in Growth Grants to three local Florida, Texas and New York businesses for the first quarter of 2021. Today’s announcement also includes a partnership with DELL Small Business who generously has sponsored $4,000 for the January Growth Grant award.

Published on June 15, 2021

NASE Expresses Concern Over Measures Designed to Threaten the Advancement of the American Small Business Community

In response to recent anti-trust legislation introduced in Congress designed to reign in big tech companies, Keith Hall, 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-business community, today expressed concern these “potentially harmful measures will impact the ability for Americans of ‘going it alone’ and ‘being their own boss,’ by threatening solo entrepreneurs, startup companies, and small businesses from forming as they require and depend on tech platforms to not only open their new business, but also conduct activities on these tech platforms.”

Published on June 14, 2021

NASE Teams with Dell Technologies to Offer $4,000 May Growth Grant to Help a Small Business

As small businesses look to open back up and recover fully from the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, and Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) announced today a generous sponsorship of the May $4,000 Growth Grant designed to help small businesses grow and expand.

Published on May 05, 2021

NASE Stands with the Asian American Community

Following the recent violence against the Asian American community, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, released the following statement strongly condemning the hatred and violence against the community:

Published on March 23, 2021

As COVID Relief Bill Heads to Finish Line, NASE Releases New Membership Survey Showing Nation’s Smallest Businesses Need More Support

As the American Rescue Plan heads to the U.S. House of Representatives for final passage, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today released a new survey of its membership about the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) indicating an overwhelming majority of these owners of businesses with fewer than 10 employees believe the government should do more for the American small business community.

Published on March 09, 2021

NASE Applauds New Eligibility Rules and Reforms for Payroll Protection Program, including Increasing the Share of Funds for the Small Business Community

The Biden Administration today has released new eligibility rules and reforms to the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) that will impact the small business community. Keith Hall, 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-business community, today applauded the decision saying:

Published on February 22, 2021

Small Businesses: Be Aware of Important Updates and Tips for this Year’s COVID-19 Pandemic Tax Returns

As the American small business community prepares to file their 2021 tax returns amid the devastating coronavirus pandemic, 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 released a list of updates and tips for filing returns this year reminding small employers that “PPP loans up to $150,000 will be forgiven and will not be counted as taxable income.”

Published on February 18, 2021

$12K in Small Business Growth Grants Awarded by the National Association for the Self-Employed

Published on February 16, 2021

Biden COVID Relief Package Outlines “Bold and Ambitious” Support for Small Business Community

Keith Hall, 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-business community, today reacted to President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVID rescue package and the impact it will have on American small businesses:

Published on January 15, 2021

NASE Welcomes the Choice of Isabel Guzman to Lead the Small Business Administration

Keith Hall, 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-business community, today welcomed the announcement of Isabel Guzman as the Biden Administration’s Administrator-designee of the Small Business Administration (SBA), saying she will be charged with the “awesome task of rebuilding the small business community.”

Published on January 08, 2021

NASE Statement on Small Business Support in Bipartisan COVID Relief Bill

The National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement from Keith Hall, president and CEO, commenting on the small business support included in the bipartisan COVID relief bill calling it “critical holiday relief”

Published on December 22, 2020

NASE Encourages Apple to Reconsider its New AppTracking Transparency Policy

The National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following comments regarding Apple’s new AppTracking Transparency Policy

Published on December 16, 2020

$12K in Small Business Growth Grants Awarded by the National Association for the Self-Employed

Three small businesses have been awarded a total of $12,000 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 quarter 2020 Growth Grant recipients. July’s Growth Grant was generously sponsored by DELL Small Business. Last year, NASE awarded $48,000 in grants to small businesses across the country and expects to do so again this year.

Published on December 10, 2020

NASE: Celebrate Small Business Saturday by Shopping Local

With this Saturday designated as Small Business Saturday – November 28, 2020, the National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today called on all Americans to shop local and show their support for America’s small businesses.

Published on November 25, 2020

National Association for the Self-Employed Applauds Newly Announced, Streamlined Loan Forgiveness

The National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded the Small Business Administration and the Department of Treasury for announcing a simplified loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under $50,000, but called on both sides of the aisle to come back to the negotiating table immediately to provide relief for small businesses hurting throughout America.

Published on October 09, 2020

NASE Celebrates National Small Business Week by Calling on Congress to Pass Small Business Relief

As the small business community celebrates National Small Business Week this week, the National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, together with major small business groups and their allies are calling on Congress to pass a Small Business Relief Package.

Published on September 22, 2020

NASE Partners with Dell Small Business to Support America’s Small Business Community

With the mission of supporting the small business community, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced that Dell (NYSE: DELL), an American multinational technology company headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, will sponsor the association’s Growth Grant program in July. The Dell Business Development grant will help support small businesses across the country. Dell previously supported the small business community by sponsoring the April Growth Grant from NASE.

Published on July 17, 2020

REMINDER: Tax Filing Deadline & Tax Payments Due on July 15th

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic having impacted the small business community, the Trump Administration announced last March that the U.S. Treasury and IRS extended both the tax filing deadline and any tax payments to July 15th. 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, warned those who have not yet filed their 2019 tax returns to “file your 2019 tax returns and pay any required tax by the upcoming July 15th tax deadline.”

Published on July 09, 2020

National Small Biz Expert Available to Discuss PPP for Small Businesses, Self-Employed & Gig-Economy Workers

As the government’s small business aid program, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), comes to a close on June 30th, Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, “encourages all small businesses and self-employed workers to apply before the deadline of June 30th.”

Published on June 24, 2020

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.

Published on May 28, 2020

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.

Published on May 21, 2020

$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.

Published on May 04, 2020

NASE Announces Partnership with MetLife to Offer Members New Association Accident Insurance Benefit

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced a partnership with MetLife to offer current and future NASE members a new association member benefit of accident insurance.

Published on April 28, 2020

NASE Teams Up with Dell Small Business to Support America’s Small Business Community During COVID-19

As the coronavirus continues to impact the small business community, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced that Dell (NYSE: DELL), an American multinational technology company headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, will sponsor the association’s Growth Grant program in April. The Dell Business Development grant will help support small businesses across the country. The association has also developed the NASE COVID-19 resource page for its members and other small businesses seeking additional help for the small business community.

Published on April 27, 2020

NASE Welcomes Stimulus Package that Includes Relief for the Self-Employed, Gig-Economy Workers

As the U.S. Congress prepares to approve its third phase stimulus package, “Keeping American Workers Employed and Paid Act,” the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today welcomed the financial relief for the small business community, including provisions for the self-employed and gig-economy workers. NASE also encouraged policymakers to include language supporting all classifications of non-profits as the process moves forward.

Published on March 25, 2020

Just Announced: Both Tax Filing Deadline & Tax Payments Deferred for 90 Days Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic impacting every sector of our economy, the Trump Administration has just announced that the U.S. Treasury and IRS will extend both the April 15th tax filing deadline and any tax payments by 90 days to July 15th this year on up to $1 million in income. In reaction, 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, welcomed the relief, but also encouraged the small business community to aim to “complete and file your 2019 tax returns by the original April 15th deadline, if possible, but know more time is available if you need it or are impacted by COVID-19.” NASE has developed a COVID-19 resource page for small businesses impacted by the virus.

Published on March 20, 2020

TAX SEASON: Small Biz Expert Warns Now is the Time to Prepare for New Changes Effective for 2019 Tax Return Filings

With two-months until the deadline to file 2019 tax returns, 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, encourages small business owners to “start preparing now by gathering your documents and reviewing key policies and updates to the tax code intended to make filing returns simpler, more efficient and beneficial.”

Published on February 12, 2020

Seven Bipartisan Policies Where President Trump and Congress Can Find Common Ground to Boost Small Business Success

In advance of President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address tomorrow before a joint session of Congress, Keith Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) published an op-ed in The Hillnewspaper outlining, “Seven Ways Trump and Congress Can Boost Small Business.”

Published on February 03, 2020

BECOMING SELF-EMPLOYED?: NASE Offers Expert Advice for Freelancers Transitioning to Self-Employment in National Future of Work Campaign

As millions of Americans make the change from employment to self-employment by choosing to become freelancers and solo entrepreneurs, Keith Hall, NASE President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) today releases a national self-help guide for new freelancers to consider when making the transition to self-employment. As a contributing partner to Mediaplanet’s Future of Work campaign distributed through USA Today, the campaign highlights a “new work culture that prioritizes employee well-being and balance, embraces flexibility as remote work becomes more popular, and offers resources and protections for a growing freelance workforce.”

Published on January 08, 2020

NASE Encourages New Small Business Administration Administrator to Focus on Small Business Growth

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today applauded the confirmation of Jovita Corranza as the new Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

Published on January 07, 2020

Major Change to America’s Retirement System Offers Flexibility and Options for Small Businesses

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed a spending bill, expected to be signed into law by President Trump, which includes the SECURE Act, also known as the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019.” Keith Hall, President and CEO the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, applauded both the House and Senate for acting on the bipartisan measure representing the biggest change to America’s retirement system in over a decade.

Published on December 20, 2019

National Self-Employed Association Praises Entrepreneurial Spirit of the American Small Business Community

With Small Business Saturday being celebrated this Saturday, November 30, 2019, Keith Hall, NASE President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) today offered the following comments applauding the entrepreneurial spirit of America’s small businesses across the country.

Published on November 27, 2019

New Federal Rule Could Impact Small Businesses Looking to Purchase Health Insurance for 2020

Tomorrow, November 1st, open enrollment for the nation’s health insurance marketplace will officially open for those small businesses looking to purchase policies for 2020. A recently proposed rule from the Federal Register, introduces changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the nation’s healthcare law, which has resulted in new benefit and payment parameters for 2020 that will likely impact America’s small business and self-employed community. Provisions of the proposed rule impacting both current and future health care and Medicare beneficiaries could affect eligibility, enrollment, and coverage details.

Published on October 31, 2019

$12K in Small Business Growth Grants Awarded by the National Association for the Self-Employed

Three small businesses have been awarded a total of $12,000 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 the fourth quarter 2018 Growth Grant recipients. In 2018, NASE handed out a total of $48,000 in grants to small businesses from across the country.

Published on August 12, 2019

As Students Head to College, National Small Business Association Awards $12,000 in Scholarships to Four Students

With tightening budgets and college students heading off to school to start the fall semester, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced the awarding of $12,000 in educational scholarships to four dependents of current NASE members.

Published on August 05, 2019

National Association for the Self-Employed to Attend Today’s White House Rose Garden Ceremony on New HRA Announcement

This afternoon at 3:30 pm (ET), Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, has been invited to attend a White House Rose Garden ceremony announcing an expansion of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) granting greater flexibility and allowing employers to assist employees in using HRA’s to pay for health insurance coverage.

Published on June 14, 2019

Nation’s Leading Self-Employed Association Applauds Bipartisan Passage of IRS Reform

Today, Keith Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer of theNational Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, released the following statement applauding leaders in both parties for the congressional passage of the Taxpayer First Act, bipartisan legislation to overhaul and modernize the Internal Revenue Service:

Published on June 13, 2019

With SECURE Act Passage, Options & Flexibility Key to Unlocking Retirement Security for American Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

As the U.S. House passes the SECURE Act, also known as the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019,” Keith Hall, 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 warned of a “looming crisis” of retirement security and encouraged the federal government to “streamline and expand retirement savings opportunities” regardless of employment structure.

Published on May 23, 2019

Options & Flexibility Key to Unlocking Retirement Security for American Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

As the U.S. House prepares to vote on the SECURE Act, also known as the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019,” Keith Hall, President and CEO the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today warned of a “looming crisis” of retirement security and encouraged the federal government to “streamline and expand retirement savings opportunities”regardless of employment structure.

Published on May 21, 2019

NAT SMALL BIZ WEEK: This Week, NASE Applauds the Spirit & Ingenuity of America’s Small Business Community

In recognition of National Small Business Week – a week dedicated to recognizing and honoring the outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners located across all 50 states and U.S. territories – which runs from Sunday, May 5th through Saturday, May 11th, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, “applauded the entrepreneurial spirit of our nation’s small businesses who help strengthen our nation’s economy every day.”

Published on May 06, 2019

National Association for the Self-Employed Applauds the Spirit and Ingenuity of America’s Small Business Community

This Sunday, May 5th, marks the start of National Small Business Week, a week dedicated to recognizing and honoring the outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners located across all 50 states and U.S. territories.

Published on May 01, 2019

On Tax Day, NASE Offers Last-Minute Tax Filing Advice, including Filing an Extension

With the 2018 tax filing deadline approaching tonight at midnight, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, is encouraging small business owners who have yet to file to capitalize on these last remaining hours – and file a last-minute extension if necessary.

Published on April 15, 2019

NASE Executive Available for Last-Minute Tax Filing Advice for Small Businesses

Only one final weekend remains before Monday’s 2018 tax filing deadline and the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, is encouraging small business owners who have yet to file to capitalize on these last remaining days.

Published on April 12, 2019

Last Minute Tips to Filing 2018 Tax Returns

With two-weeks to go until the April 15th tax filing deadline, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, released a list of seven last-minute tips for filing accurate returns and reducing tax liability.

Published on April 01, 2019

As Millions Consider Retirement Options This Tax Season, NASE CEO Testifies on Retirement Security for Small Businesses

As millions of small businesses contemplate retirement options during tax filing season, Keith Hall, 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-business community, is scheduled to testify this Wednesday before the House Small Business Committee about the challenges and opportunities small business owners face when making decisions about their retirement.

Published on March 25, 2019

Under New Tax System, Small Businesses Will Have a Simpler and More Efficient Filing Season

After a record-setting government shutdown that affected America’s small business community, including millions of self-employed and micro-businesses, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is encouraging entrepreneurs to start preparing now for filing this year’s tax returns.

Published on February 18, 2019

State of the Union - Small Business Reaction

As President Donald J. Trump addresses Congress during his State of the Union Address, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today offered the following reaction urging the Administration and new Congress to work together to continue to improve the small business climate in the United States.

Published on February 05, 2019

Small Business Community Encouraged to Start Early as New Law, Government Shutdown Likely to Impact Filings

Today marks the official start of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) income tax filing season as the government reopens and thousands of IRS employees report back to work after a month long government shutdown. The uncertainty of how the new tax reform law will impact small businesses’ bottom-lines, coupled with delays in getting questions answered around new guidance guidelines and the potential for refund checks being held up has entrepreneurs bracing.

Published on January 28, 2019

NASE Applauds Introduction of Small Business Tax Simplification Bill

Today, Keith Hall, 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-business community, applauded the introduction new bipartisan small business tax legislation, the Small Business Owners’ Tax Simplification Act of 2019, which aims to “provide small business owners with much needed clarity as they navigate the complex United States tax code by updating the code to reflect both technological advancements and modern business models.”

Published on January 18, 2019

During Longest Government Shutdown in U.S. History, Small Businesses Across the Country Feel its Impact

As the partial government shutdown enters its 24th day – now officially the longest government shutdown in history – small businesses across the country are feeling the effects of the shutdown resulting in unnecessary uncertainty at the start of a new fiscal year. Keith Hall, 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-business community, called on Congress and the White House to work together to end the shutdown on behalf of America’s small business community.

Published on January 14, 2019

Small Biz Across the Country are Starting to Feel the Impact of the Government Shutdown

As the partial government shutdown enters its fourth week, small businesses across the country are starting to feel the effects of the shutdown resulting in unnecessary uncertainty at the start of a new fiscal year. Keith Hall, 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-business community, called on Congress and the White House to work together to end the shutdown on behalf of America’s small business community.

Published on January 11, 2019

As the Health Care Open Enrollment Deadline Approaches, NASE Alerts Entrepreneurs to Options for Choosing a Plan

As millions of Americans, including those in the small business community, consider their 2019 health care options, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), today warns of the approaching deadline to enroll in a health care plan or change current plans. The current open enrollment period ends on Saturday, December 15th.

Published on December 03, 2018

NASE Releases Post-Election Entrepreneur Poll Ahead of Upcoming Small Business Saturday

Ahead of this weekend’s Small Business Saturday, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) today released the results of a new, post-2018 midterm election poll of entrepreneurs showing that small business owners want the 116th Congress to address health care and are fearful of the negative impact the new Congress could have on tax reform.

Published on November 20, 2018

MIDTERM ELECTION REAX: NASE Urges New Congress to Work Together to Support America’s Entrepreneurs

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today offered the following response to the midterm elections and urged bipartisan cooperation in the 116th Congress on key small business issues in the coming year.

Published on November 08, 2018

NASE Applauds New HRA Rule Allowing for Employers to Help Offset Worker’s Health Premiums

Today, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, applauded the Trump administration's release of new rules offering Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) flexibility and allowing employers to help their workers buy individual insurance coverage.

Published on October 23, 2018

NATL WOMEN'S SMALL BIZ MONTH: NASE Recognizes Women Entrepreneurs as a Powerful Economic Force in Honor of National Women’s Small Business Month

In honor of October’s National Women’s Small Business Month and the 30thAnniversary of groundbreaking legislation, H.R. 5050, also known as the Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, recognizes the powerful role women entrepreneurs play in helping our nation’s economy grow and prosper.

Published on October 16, 2018

National Association for the Self-Employed Awards $12,000 in Scholarships to Four College Students

With back-to-school season upon us, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced the awarding of $12,000 in educational scholarships to four dependents of current NASE members.

Published on September 12, 2018

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

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 first and second quarter 2018 Growth Grant recipients. Throughout 2018, NASE will hand out a total of $48,000 in grants to small businesses from across the country.

Published on September 10, 2018

National Association for the Self-Employed Statement on Signing of Retirement Security Executive Order

Today, National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, offered the following statement on President Trump’s signing of an executive order said to be opening multiple employer plans (MEPs) to small businesses and “expand(ing) access to workplace retirement savings plans for American workers.”

Published on August 31, 2018

After South Dakota v. Wayfair Ruling, Small Business Association Calls on Congress to Act

After last week’s Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair overturning a previous ruling which made much of the internet a tax-free zone, Keith Hall, 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, is calling on Congress to act immediately to protect the livelihood of millions of self-employed and micro-business owners across the country:

Published on June 26, 2018

Americans and Small Business Dubious About Impact of New Tax law

With the new tax reform law turning 6-months old this week, Keith Hall, 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, is available to discuss the new law and what it takes for Americans, including small businesses, to understand and make it work for them. Keith Hall is also a tax accountant himself.

Published on June 20, 2018

National Small Business Tax Survey Reveals Most Don’t Understand New Law and Feel Inadequately Prepared

As President Trump and congressional Republicans travel around the country touting the impact of the tax reform package enacted last year, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released a new, national member survey gauging the impact the tax reform law is having on small business owners days after making their first 2018 quarterly tax estimate payments.

Published on April 24, 2018

NASE Releases Brief, Online Tax Video Resources to Help Filers with Last Minute Questions

Published on April 11, 2018

Last Minute Tips to Filing Your 2017 Tax Returns

With just two-weeks until the tax filing deadline of April 17th, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, released a list of seven last-minute tips for filing accurate returns and reducing tax liability.

Published on April 02, 2018

Tax Code Updates Every American Should Know Before Filing This Year’s Returns

As millions of American’s, including the small business community, prepare their 2017 tax filings, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released a list of important tips and resources for filing accurate returns, including updates to the tax code and ways to reduce tax liability.

Published on March 05, 2018

NASE Encourages Administration and Congress to Work Together on Implementation of New Tax Law

As President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union Address tonight, Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, released the following statement applauding “the simplification of the tax overhaul while encouraging further tax relief for America’s small business community.”

Published on January 30, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: NASE CEO to Join SBA Admin. McMahon, Business Leaders for Tax Reform Roundtable

As Congress continues to debate the tax proposals released earlier this month, Keith Hall, 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-business community, will join Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon and other business leaders today as part of a roundtable on tax reform before the United States Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship.

Published on November 27, 2017

NASE Encourages Simplification & Parity as the House Votes on Tax Reform Proposal

Keith Hall, 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, offered the following comments as the House of Representatives votes today on its tax proposal:

Published on November 16, 2017

Senate GOP Tax Proposal Encourages Simplification of the Tax Code

Keith Hall, 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, issued the following statement in reaction to today’s release of the Senate GOP tax proposal:

Published on November 09, 2017

House GOP Tax Bill a “Great Step” for Small Businesses & Self-Employed

Keith Hall, 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, issued the following statement in reaction to today’s release of the House GOP tax proposal:

Published on November 02, 2017

Small Business Experts Available to Discuss Open Enrollment of Health Care Season

As health care’s open enrollment season kicks off this week, small business experts are available to discuss what entrepreneurs and the small business community need to know during this critical time.

Published on October 30, 2017

NASE Applauds Senate Introduction of “Copper Plan” Health Insurance Legislation

Yesterday, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the United States Senate to create a new tier of coverage, commonly referred to as a “Copper Plan,” under the Affordable Care Act and making health insurance more accessible and affordable for America’s small business community.

Published on October 19, 2017

NASE Supports Key HRA Provisions of President Trump’s Health Care Executive Order Today

he National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today applauded the Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) provisions of today’s Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States Executive Order signed by President Trump.

Published on October 12, 2017

Tax Framework Good for Small Businesses

Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, applauded the tax framework developed by the White House and Republican leaders as reported earlier today by The Washington Post:

Published on September 27, 2017

National Association for the Self-Employed Awards $12,000 in Scholarships to Four College Students

As back to school season approaches and college students across the country prepare to pay steep college tuition fees, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced the awarding of $12,000 in educational scholarships to four dependents of current NASE members.

Published on August 28, 2017

NASE Statement on Senate GOP Health Care Bill

With this morning’s release of the Senate Republican Health Care legislation, Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, issued the following statement:

Published on June 22, 2017

NASE Applauds Effort to Overturn Burdensome Fiduciary Rule

Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded an effort by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy, to overturn the Obama Administration’s Fiduciary Rule.

Published on June 09, 2017

NASE Statement on Fiduciary Rule Decision

With news that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta will allow the fiduciary rule to take effect June 9, 2017, Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement:

Published on May 23, 2017

NASE Statement on House Health Care Vote

As the House of Representatives votes on the American Health Care Act, Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, released the following statement:

Published on May 04, 2017

National Association for the Self-Employed Statement on President Trump’s Tax Plan

In response to President Trump’s release today of his tax reform proposal, Keith Hall, President and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, released the following statement:

Published on April 26, 2017

Last Minute Tips to Filing Your 2016 Tax Returns

With just two-weeks until the tax filing deadline of April 18th, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, released a list of changes and adjustments to the tax code along with important tips and resources for filing accurate returns and ways to reduce their tax liability.

Published on April 04, 2017

Nation’s Leading Advocate for Self-Employed Teams Up with QuickBooks Self-Employed

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced Intuit (Nasdaq: INTU), maker of products that support the self-employed community such as QuickBooks Self-Employed and TurboTax Self-Employed, will sponsor the organization’s Growth Grant program helping support small businesses across the country.

Published on March 14, 2017

NASE Statement on GOP Plan to Replace the ACA

With news that House Republications have offered their first blueprint for replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement:

Published on March 08, 2017

NASE Statement on GOP Plan to Replace the ACA

With news that House Republications have offered their first blueprint for replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement:

Published on March 07, 2017

Tax Changes Every American Should Know Before Filing This Year’s Tax Returns

Millions of American small businesses and taxpayers only have a little over a month before the deadline on April 18th to file this year’s tax returns. In preparation, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released a list of changes and adjustments to the tax code along with important tips and resources for filing accurate returns and ways to reduce their tax liability.

Published on March 02, 2017

Small Business Community Reacts to Trump’s Health Care & Economy

As President Trump Addresses a Joint Session of Congress, Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, released the following statement applauding the optimistic tone of strengthening health care and the economy, while urging the president to work with Congress on legislation:

Published on March 01, 2017

How To Prepare for Filing 2016 Taxes: Tips for Small Businesses & American Public

With two months until the April 18th tax-filing deadline, it is never too early to start preparing your 2016 tax returns. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released a list of helpful tips for filing accurate and beneficial tax returns for small business owners and the American public. The tips released today by NASE are focused on helping taxpayers maximize opportunities for saving money and minimizing errors.

Published on February 17, 2017

NASE President to Testify on Small Business Owners’ Expectations for Health Care Reform

As the United States Congress debates the future of the health care system, Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, will testify on Tuesday, February 7th before the House Committee on Small Business about the challenges and opportunities in health care.

Published on February 06, 2017

Small Business Agenda Items for the Trump Administration

As President-elect Donald J. Trump prepares to take the oath of office of President of the United States tomorrow, Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses released the following statement encouraging the new president to “work with the small business community and across the aisle to find common ground in making our economy stronger.”

Published on January 19, 2017

Small Business Community Looking for Clear Action to Stabilize Health Care Marketplace

As the U.S. Congress begins initial legislative actions to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses is available to discuss how best Congress should move forward with the replace process the health care law.

Published on January 12, 2017

Small Business Community’s Open Letter to the 115th Congress

As the 115th Congress convenes today, Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, published the below open letter calling for bipartisan support for the small business community to help strengthen the nation’s economic engine, by specifically addressing the areas of health care, regulatory evaluation and tax reform.

Published on January 03, 2017

NASE Statement on Passage of 21st Century Cures Act

With the “21st Century Cures Act” signed into law, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, applauded the inclusion of a provision that allows small businesses with less than 50 employees to offer Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) without penalty.

Published on December 15, 2016

National Association for the Self-Employed Statement on Small Business Administration Nominee

Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Linda McMahon as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Published on December 07, 2016

Small Biz Community Lauds Senate Passage of Bill Eliminating Penalty for Small Businesses Offering HRA's

The U.S. Senate passed legislation today allowing small businesses with less than 50 employees to offer Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) without penalty. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, applauded today’s bipartisan vote and encouraged President Obama to sign the "21st Century Cures Act" into law. The House passed the legislation last week.

Published on December 07, 2016

NASE Applauds U.S. House Passage of Bill Allowing Small Businesses to Provide HRA’s Without Penalty

The United States House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation today by a vote of 392 to 26 allowing small businesses with less than 50 employees to offer Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) without penalty. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, applauded today’s bipartisan vote calling it, “a step in the right direction towards ensuring our nation’s healthcare system works for all Americans.”

Published on November 30, 2016

MEDIA AVAIL: Small Biz Expert Talks Economy, Health Care & Tax Reform in new op-ed in The Hill

As President-elect Trump outlines an agenda for his first 100 days in office, Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, encourages the administration to focus on key small business issues in a new op-ed published in The Hill for Small Business Saturday

Published on November 29, 2016

Small Businesses Win with DOL Court Overtime Rule Injunction

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded the emergency injunction over the Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule.

Published on November 22, 2016

Small Businesses are the Heart of the American Workforce

With this weekend’s upcoming Small Business Saturday – a national day established to support small businesses across the country – the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, released the following statement “encouraging Americans from coast to coast to support their local Mom and Pop small businesses because they are the heart of the American workforce.” “Millions of sm

Published on November 22, 2016

Small Businesses Community Outlines 100 Day Agenda for President-Elect Trump and Congress

As President-Elect Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans meet to outline an agenda for the first 100 days of a new administration, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, is urging swift action on a range of small business issues ranging from health care to regulatory evaluation and tax reform.

Published on November 14, 2016

Affordable Care Act Premium Increases Hit Small Business Owners in Their Pocketbooks

With news from the Obama Administration that the silver-level plan insurance premiums in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will rise by 25 percent next year, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement rebuking the announcement.

Published on October 25, 2016

Small Business Community Applauds Small Biz Tax Proposals from Secretary Clinton

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today voiced its support for a set of new small business tax proposals released by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Specifically, the small business standard business deduction will go a long way in reducing the complexities small businesses face in completing their tax returns.

Published on August 23, 2016

National Association for the Self-Employed Awards $12,000 in Education Scholarships

As back to school season approaches and first year college students across the country prepare to pay steep college tuition fees, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced the awarding of $12,000 in educational scholarships to four dependents of current NASE members.

Published on August 03, 2016

National Association for the Self-Employed Applauds New Overtime Reform Bill

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today voiced its strong support for the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act, a bill that will update the overtime rules while allowing universities, non-profits, and businesses the necessary time to be able to plan and comply with the new rule.

Published on July 14, 2016

Relief in Sight for Small Businesses Offering Health Reimbursement Arrangements

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today called on members of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means to take swift action by approving the H.R. 5447, Small Business Health Care Relief Act, thereby sending it to the full House floor for consideration.

Published on June 15, 2016

Small Business Reaction to New Labor Department Overtime Rule

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement in reaction to new overtime rules from the Department of Labor by expressing “deep concern the rule will hurt small business growth and employees in the long-run”

Published on May 19, 2016

Small Biz Survey - 69% of Sharing Economy Entrepreneurs Received Zero Tax Guidance

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, in partnership with American University’s Kogod Tax Policy Center, today released the results of a new, small business survey focused on participation in the sharing economy (which includes platforms such as Uber, Etsy, Lift, AirBnB, among many others).

Published on May 11, 2016

9 Last Minute Tax Filing Tips As Deadline Approaches

With just a week until the April 18th tax filing deadline, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released a list of 9 top helpful tax tips for filing beneficial and accurate tax returns.

Published on April 11, 2016

Are Health Insurance Premiums Tax Deductible for Small Business Owners?

With under a month before the April 15th tax filing deadline, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released guidance on how small business owners can deduct health insurance premiums on their 2015 tax returns.

Published on March 24, 2016

2015 Tax Filing Updates Every American Small Business Owner & Taxpayer Must Know

As millions of American small businesses and taxpayers prepare their 2015 tax returns, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released a list of changes, adjustments and reminders to the tax code along with important tips and resources for filing accurate returns, in addition to some creative ways to reduce the tax they pay.

Published on March 01, 2016

Tax Filing Tips for Small Businesses and American Public

With two months until the April 15th tax-filing deadline, it is never too early to start preparing your 2015 tax returns. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released helpful tips for filing accurate and beneficial tax returns for small business owners and the American public. The tips released today by NASE are focused on helping taxpayers maximize opportunities for saving money and minimize errors.

Published on February 18, 2016

Connect Lending & National Association for the Self Employed Partner to Help Small Businesses Gain Access to Capital

Connect Lending, an online platform for matching commercial lenders to small business owners, and the National Association for the Self Employed (NASE) the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced today the formation of a new partnership tailored to better serve the business funding needs of NASE members. This agreement provides NASE members with access to a wide range of national commercial lenders experienced in providing self-employed business owners with diverse financing opportunities.

Published on January 27, 2016

NASE Reaction to the State of the Union Address

As President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union Address, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, applauds him for making the small business community an important part of his address tonight: two small business owners are guests in the First Lady’s box, Mark Davis of Washington, D.C. and Ronna Rice of Greeley, CO.

Published on January 12, 2016

National Association for the Self-Employed Awards Third Quarter Small Business Growth Grants

Three small businesses have been awarded $12,000 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. Earlier this year, NASE announced they would be expanding their Growth Grant program to award over $48,000 in small business grants in 2015, an increase from the $20,000 awarded in 2014. Click here to visit the NASE Growth Grants page and view the third quarter and all other past award winners in 2015.

Published on December 17, 2015

Small Biz Community Calls on Sen. Heitkamp to Move HRA Bill as Part of Year-End Tax Negotiations

As negotiations continue in the U.S. Congress on a potential compromise around a package of expired tax breaks, the small business community is calling on Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) to include the critical “Small Business Healthcare Relief Act” as part of the compromise.

Published on December 16, 2015

National Association for the Self-Employed Releases Infographic Illustrating Economic Power of Small Businesses

Ahead of this week’s Small Business Saturday – a national day established to support small businesses across the country – the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, unveiled a new infographic highlighting the economic power of America’s small business community.

Published on November 24, 2015

NASE & Abounding Business Conference 2016 Partner to Help Small Businesses Succeed

From navigating the complex tax code to retirement savings and affordable health care, small business owners encounter a myriad of challenges to operating a successful business. In order to help America’s entrepreneurs succeed, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) announced today a new partnership with Abounding Business Conference 2016, a 10-city business conference tour to empower small business owners to grow profitable businesses while pursuing their passion.

Published on November 04, 2015

National Association for the Self-Employed Awards Second-Quarter Small Business Growth Grants

Three small businesses have been awarded $12,000 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. Earlier this year, NASE announced they would be expanding their Growth Grant program to award over $48,000 in small business grants in 2015, an increase from the $20,000 awarded in 2014.

Published on September 22, 2015

National Association for the Self-Employed Awards $12,000 in Education Scholarships

As back to school season approaches and first year college students across the country prepare to pay rising costs of higher education tuition, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced the awarding of $12,000 in educational scholarships to four dependents of current NASE members.

Published on August 03, 2015

One Week & Counting … Small Businesses Fined $700 Per Employee During First Week of Unfair IRS Rule

One week after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) started enforcing a new, unfair policy on small businesses that offer traditional health reimbursement accounts (HRAs), America’s small businesses have already incurred a possible $700 in fines per employee over the last week.

Published on July 09, 2015

Unfair IRS Rule Going Into Effect Today Would Have “Devastating Effects” on America’s Small Businesses

A new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) policy imposing a $100 a day fine per employee on small businesses that offer traditional health reimbursement accounts (HRAs) goes into effect today and the consequences could be crippling for America’s smallest employers.

Published on July 01, 2015

Small Business Community Response to Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell

As the Supreme Court of the United States today handed down its ruling in the King v. Burwell health care case, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, hailed the decision calling it a “clear win for millions of Americans who now have access to health care, including those who consider themselves part of our country’s small business community.”

Published on June 25, 2015

Michigan Small Business Selected as National Association for the Self-Employed “Member Spotlight”

Michigan based small business, Forensic Foundations Group, a forensic sciences consulting firm launched in 2013 based in Dewitt, Michigan, has been selected as this month’s National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) “Member Spotlight.” The National Association for the Self-Employed is the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community.

Published on June 18, 2015

Boston Small Business Selected as National Association for the Self-Employed “Member Spotlight”

Boston small business, The SoLa Look, a makeup line launched in 2013 based in Massachusetts but with an online reach around the country, has been selected as this month’s National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) “Member Spotlight.” The National Association for the Self-Employed is the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community.

Published on May 21, 2015

National Association for the Self-Employed Awards First-Quarter Small Business Growth Grants

Three small businesses have been awarded $12,000 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. Earlier this year, NASE announced they would be expanding their Growth Grant program to award over $48,000 in small business grants in 2015, an increase from the $20,000 awarded in 2014.

Published on May 13, 2015

National Association for the Self-Employed Celebrates America’s Small Business Community as Part of “National Small Business Week”

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today salutes America’s nearly 27 million smallest businesses for their contributions to our national and local economies during this week’s National Small Business Week. The NASE is a proud sponsor of the week long effort, lead by The Small Business Administration (SBA), who is holding events around the country to showcase the power and influence of America’s small business community.

Published on May 05, 2015

Indiana Small Business Selected as National Association for the Self-Employed “Member Spotlight”

Whiting, Indiana area small business, Insight Garden, a small business media and marketing firm helping to cultivate ideas that will have a powerful marketplace impact for clients, has been selected as this month’s National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) “Member Spotlight.” The National Association for the Self-Employed is the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community.

Published on April 29, 2015

“7 in 7” – National Association for the Self-Employed Releases 7 Tips for the Final 7 Business Days before April 15th Tax Deadline

As we approach the last seven business days until this year’s tax deadline, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released “7 in 7”, a list of seven helpful tax tips for filing beneficial and accurate tax returns. The “7 in 7” list released today by NASE is in preparation for April 6th, marking the last seven business days before the April 15th tax deadline.

Published on April 06, 2015

National Association for the Self-Employed Announces Extension of Deadline for Education Scholarship

As graduation season approaches and the rising costs of higher education looms large for most Americans, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced the deadline for the association’s scholarship program has been extended until April 30th, 2015.

Published on April 01, 2015

Frederick, MD Small Business Selected as National Association for the Self-Employed “Member Spotlight”

Frederick, Maryland area small business, White House Memories, a small business specializing in telling behind-the-scenes stories of entertaining in the White House, has been selected as this month’s National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) “Member Spotlight.” The National Association for the Self-Employed is the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community.

Published on March 30, 2015

2014 Tax Code Updates and Filing Tips for American Taxpayers

With a month until the April 15th deadline when millions of Americans and small businesses must file their 2014 tax returns, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released a list of changes and updates to the tax code along with important tips and resources for filing accurate returns.

Published on March 20, 2015

NASE Welcomes “Freelance Economy” Entrepreneurs to the Largest Small Business Demographic

Whether it’s the private car service Uber or Lyft, the online marketplace Etsy or an accommodation provider called AirBnb, these small and individual entrepreneurs operating in the shared services space are part of the growing small business community in what is being called, the “freelance economy”. TheNational Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, welcomes these new entrepreneurs to the largest small business demographic while reminding them of their rights and responsibilities.

Published on February 26, 2015

Detroit Area Small Business Selected as National Association for the Self-Employed “Member Spotlight”

Local Detroit area small business, McConnell Communications, a small business specializing in personally managed, customized communications campaigns to help clients reach a target audience, has been selected as this month’s National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) “Member Spotlight.” The National Association for the Self-Employed is the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community.

Published on February 24, 2015

NASE Responds to Delay of HRA Guidance

Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today offered the following reaction to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s announcement that it is delaying the enforcement of the technical guidance issued in September 2013 regarding Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), a key health care tool for America’s smallest employers.

Published on February 18, 2015

Changes to the Tax Code and Tips You Need to Know Before Filing Your 2014 Taxes

As the American public and millions of small businesses prepare to file their 2014 tax returns, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released a list of changes to the tax code along with important tips and resources for filing accurate returns.

Published on February 05, 2015

San Jose Area Small Business Selected as National “Growth Grant” Award Winner

Local San Jose area small business, Habla Language Services, has been awarded a $4,000 Growth Grant from the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community. Habla Language Services, located in San Jose, California, provides a unique approach to language learning by designing stream-lined, picture-based workshops to help students learn Spanish and English as a Second Language (ESL) for personal or professional growth and citizenship.

Published on February 02, 2015

National Association for the Self-Employed Announces Expansion of 2015 “Growth Grant” Awards

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced the expansion of the association’s Growth Grant program to help small business across the country increase capacity and grow their company to the next level. In 2015, NASE is expanding the Growth Grant program to award over $48,000 in small business grants, an increase from the $20,000 awarded in 2014.

Published on February 02, 2015

Small Biz Health Care Survey: Affordability Still a Major Concern

Over 66% of small business owners responding to a new survey conducted by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) ranked “decreasing monthly premiums” as the one thing they would change about their current health care plan. The new survey of small business owners released today by NASE, the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, comes days before the closing of the 2015 health care open enrollment period.

Published on February 01, 2015

SELF-EMPLOYED RESPONSE TO THE STATE OF THE UNION

Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, offered reaction this evening to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address stating, “true middle class economics means supporting the small business community and allowing them to be the foundation of our growing economy.”

Published on January 21, 2015

MEDIA AVAIL: 2015 SMALL BUSINESS OUTLOOK

As we approach the start of the New Year, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today offers its prognosis for the small business community in 2015.

Published on December 29, 2014

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Ahead of this week’s Small Business Saturday – a national day established to support small businesses across the country – the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, unveiled five top member benefits to help entrepreneurs start and grown their businesses.

Published on November 25, 2014

Health Care Marketplace Open Enrollment Set to Begin this Saturday, November 15th

Ahead of Saturday’s opening of the 2015 open enrollment period for the individual health care marketplace, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, released a series of tips for small business owners to help them prepare. Open enrollment for health care coverage is set to start this Saturday, November 15th and will run through February 15th, 2015.

Published on November 13, 2014

FLASH POLL: Women Small Business Owners - 86% Definitely Voting in November 4th Elections

With a week to go before this year’s 2014 midterm elections, a new, flash survey by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, shows women entrepreneurs engaged and looking for candidates who support the small business community.

Published on October 28, 2014

National Association for the Self-Employed Launches Enhanced Resources for Small Business Community at 34th Annual Meeting

The National Association of the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, brought together hundreds of small business owners from across the country in Austin, Texas last month for the association’s 34th Annual Meeting. During the meeting, NASE made a strong commitment to its members and the small business community at-large by announcing newly enhanced resources and benefits to ensure they have the tools and resources to succeed.

Published on October 14, 2014

Study Shows “Copper Plan” Would Lower Premiums by 18 Percent

The Council for Affordable Health Coverage today released an estimate by Avalere Health LLC showing that legislation to permit a new, less expensive tier of insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act would lead to an additional 350,000 Americans keeping their employer sponsored health insurance in 2016. Because fewer people would access exchange subsidies, taxpayers would spend $5.8 billion less, while employers and individuals would pay $5.5 billion less in penalties.

Published on August 18, 2014

Small Business Bill Aims to Boost Women Entrepreneurship

With the introduction of the Women’s Small Business Ownership Act of 2014 by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and John Walsh (D-MT), Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today offered the following comments applauding the measure:

Published on August 06, 2014

NASE Applauds New Home-Office Bill Designed to Help Small Business Owners Succeed

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded the introduction of legislation that addresses address the needs of the small business owner and childcare. The Working Parents Home Office Act, introduced today by U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), allows working parents to deduct incidental use for childcare provided while the taxpayer is using a home office space for their business.

Published on June 19, 2014

Small Business Groups Send Joint Letter to D.C. City Council Opposing New Health Care Tax Passed Last Month

Following-up on last month’s D.C. City Council’s passage of a 1% health care tax, small business groups led by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today submitted an official letter to the D.C. City Council opposing the new tax. Passed unanimously in a vote on May 6th, 2014, PR20-0744 – Health Benefit Exchange Authority Financial Sustainability Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2014 – would leverage a 1% tax on all health-insurance carriers with gross receipts of $50,000 or more within the District of Columbia. The small business groups signing the letter with NASE include the American Independent Business Coalition and the Southern Consumers Alliance.

Published on June 03, 2014

NASE Salutes America’s Small Businesses as Part of “National Small Business Week"

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today saluted America’s 23 million smallest businesses for their contributions to our national and local economies during this week’s National Small Business Week. NASE is a partner of The Small Business Administration (SBA), who is holding events around the country to showcase the power and influence of America’s small business community.

Published on May 12, 2014

Tax Filing Tips and Updates for 2013 Taxes

With just two-weeks until the American public and millions of small businesses file their 2013 tax returns, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released important tax tips, resources and updates to the tax code for filing accurate returns.

Published on April 01, 2014

ACA’s Major Impact on America’s Smallest Businesses

With just weeks until open enrollment closes for our nation’s new health care system, the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a hearing today entitled, Obamacare and the Self-Employed: What About Us?. During today’s hearing, Charlie Arnold, small business owner of Arnold Powerwash of Lewes, Del., testified on behalf of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses.

Published on March 06, 2014

NASE Applauds Today’s Bipartisan Vote in House on Passage of H.R. 4118, Simple Fairness Act

Today’s passage of H.R. 4118, the Simple Fairness Act, in the U.S. House of Representative would give the American public and small business owners some much-needed relief by delaying the individual mandate for one-year.

Published on March 05, 2014

NASE Statement in Support of Contreras-Sweet as Small Business Administrator

As the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee unanimously approves the nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet as the next Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement voicing her enthusiastic support for the new Administrator-designate:

Published on March 05, 2014

Tax Filing Tips and Updates for 2013 Taxes

As the American public and millions of small businesses prepare to file their 2013 tax returns, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released important tax tips, resources and updates to the tax code for filing accurate returns.

Published on February 19, 2014

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Radio Interviews Available

America’s smallest businesses are vulnerable to the current economic climate and critical to America’s economic recovery. These businesses have demonstrated the highest, steady growth rate in recent years. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the nation’s 22-million self-employed and micro-businesses, is alerting the public, the self-employed and the small businesses community of changes to the tax code and tips for completing the daunting task of completing this year’s tax returns.

Published on February 19, 2014

After Numerous Employer Reprieves, Now is the Time to Help the Individual Health Consumer

After yesterday’s announcement that the Obama Administration has yet again delayed another federal requirement for employers to provide health care, commonly known as the “employer mandate”, Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, released the following statement:

Published on February 11, 2014

NASE Statement on Small Business Administration Nominee

Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement with news that the Obama Administration will nominate Maria Contreras-Sweet as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) today at a White House press conference.

Published on January 15, 2014

Ring in the New Year by Paying More Taxes

With just days away from 2014, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses -- today released a list of new and rising taxes for America’s smallest businesses in the new year.

Published on December 22, 2013

Latest ACA “Clarification” Creates More Obstacles for Small Businesses

With the Obama Administration’s announcement that a “hardship exemption” will be extended to those consumers whose health care plan was canceled, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses -- today released the following statement:

Published on December 20, 2013

Vlietstra Named Vice President for the National Association for the Self-Employed

Keith Hall, 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 announced that Katie Vlietstra will be promoted to Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs. The newly enhanced position will cover a broad range of activities including managing the Washington, DC office, but also directing all government relations and public affairs activities. Vlietstra was formerly NASE’s Director of Government Affairs.

Published on December 09, 2013

Support America’s Smallest Businesses on Small Business Saturday

As Americans prepare to take advantage of today’s Black Friday deals, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, shines a light on America’s smallest businesses this Small Business Saturday. Supporting and investing in the small business community helps grow our local, regional and national economies.

Published on December 02, 2013

Statement from NASE on Delay of Online Enrollment of Federal Small Business Exchange

In reaction to the announcement by the Obama Administration that online enrollment of the federal small business exchange, SHOP, will be delayed, Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, released the following statement:

Published on December 02, 2013

New Obamacare Survey: Majority of Small Businesses Feel They Will Be Unable to Secure Comprehensive, Affordable Health Care in 2014

Over a month after the launch of the new health care system, a majority of small and micro-business owners trying to enroll believe they will be unable to secure affordable health care coverage in the new year according to a new survey by The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses.

Published on November 20, 2013

President’s New Health Care Proposal is “Bad Policy” and “Short-Sighted”

As President Barack Obama announced new rules today allowing insurance companies to extend non-compliant health care plans into 2014, Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today called the Administration’s new proposal “bad policy.” Today’s announcement by the White House comes a day after officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released enrollment numbers for the first month in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) showing a dismal 106,185 enrollees.

Published on November 14, 2013

Time to Eliminate Open Enrollment Deadline and Delay Individual Mandate Penalty

As the House Committee on Ways and Means holds a hearing this morning on the Status of the Affordable Care Act Implementation, Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, called on the U.S. Congress and the Administration to “immediately eliminate the open enrollment deadline and delay the individual mandate penalty for one-year.” The NASE submitted an official statement for the record for today’s U.S. House Ways and Means Committee hearing that advocates for immediate and swift action eliminating the open enrollment period and delaying the individual mandate penalty.

Published on October 29, 2013

New Obamacare Data: America’s Smallest Businesses Haven’t Yet Decided If They Will Purchase Health Care on Exchanges

With open enrollment in the nation’s new health care system beginning tomorrow against the backdrop of a potential Federal Government shutdown, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released new data from a national survey of its membership showing that more than half (54%) of the 476 respondents haven’t decided if they will purchase health care on the Exchanges. In fact, 64% of the respondents indicated they have yet to even visit the new HealthCare.gov website and 100% of those surveyed answered that price will be a deciding factor in their decision.

Published on September 30, 2013

National Association for the Self-Employed Releases "The More You Know Infographic" About America’s New Health Care Exchanges

With under two weeks until the open enrollment period for our nation’s new health care system begins October 1st, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released a new infographic, “The More You Know,” to help prepare America’s 23 million small business. The new infographic offers topline advice for America’s 23 million self-employed and micro-businesses as they prepare for the opening of the federal and state health care Exchanges. The NASE has been supporting the small business communities around the country become better informed about how to approach the upcoming open enrollment period.

Published on September 18, 2013

Winner Announced in National Small Business Crowdfunding Contest

Today, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), an advocacy and research organization for entrepreneurs, and Fundable, a crowdfunding platform partner focused exclusively on startup companies, announced Las Vegas small business, The Cookie Bar, as the winner of their national crowdfunding contest. The national contest was created as a way to show their commitment to supporting America’s small business community in their goal of raising and securing capital through the powerful platform of crowdfunding.

Published on September 16, 2013

NASE Announces New President & CEO

John Wright, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) today announced the appointment of Keith R. Hall, CPA of Texas, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.

Published on September 06, 2013

Organizations Team up to Help Women Veterans & Military Spouses Start their own Small Businesses

Today, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) and Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation announced a partnership to help women veterans and military spouses start their own small businesses. The partnership is part of the BPW’s Joining Forces Mentoring Plus™ -- a program dedicated to helping military spouses and women veterans connect with working women mentors and subject matter experts (SMEs) to receive support, guidance, career development, and to ultimately obtain meaningful employment.

Published on September 04, 2013

National Association for the Self-Employed Releases Guide for MO Small Business Community on Impact of New Health Care System

With enrollment in our nation’s new health care system quickly approaching, 533,228 small businesses across the state of Missouri are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year. Today, in advance of the open enrollment period beginning October 1st, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses released a key guide, the Affordable Care Act in Brief, to educate and help assist Missouri’s small business community during this transition period.

Published on August 26, 2013

Over 270,000 Nevada Small Businesses Brace for New Health Care Reform Law

With enrollment in our nation’s new health care system quickly approaching, 270,831 small businesses across the state of Nevada are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year. Today, in advance of the open enrollment period beginning October 1st, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses released a key guide, the Affordable Care Act in Brief, to educate and help assist Nevada’s small business community during this transition period.

Published on August 26, 2013

Over 3.4M California Small Businesses Brace for New Health Care Reform Law

With enrollment in our nation’s new health care system quickly approaching, 3,432,359 small businesses across the state of California are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year. Today, in advance of the open enrollment period beginning October 1st, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses released a key guide, the Affordable Care Act in Brief, to educate and help assist California’s small business community during this transition period.

Published on August 26, 2013

Finalists Announced in National Small Business Crowdfunding Contest

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), an advocacy and research organization for entrepreneurs, and Fundable, a crowdfunding platform partner focused exclusively on startup companies, announced today the finalists of their national crowdfunding contest: A diverse and unique group of finalist companies, with varying funding needs, committed to starting and growing their own small business. The national contest is committed to supporting America’s small business community in their goal of raising and securing capital through the powerful platform of crowdfunding.

Published on August 22, 2013

Over 480,000 Arizona Small Businesses Brace for New Health Care Reform Law

With enrollment in our nation’s new health care system quickly approaching, 486,993 small businesses across the state of Arizona are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year. Today, in advance of the open enrollment period beginning October 1st, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses released a key guide, the Affordable Care Act in Brief, to educate and help assist Arizona’s small business community during this transition period.

Published on August 20, 2013

Over 940,000 Pennsylvania Small Businesses Brace for New Health Care Reform Law

With enrollment in our nation’s new health care system quickly approaching, 945,103 small businesses across the state of Pennsylvania are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year. Today, in advance of the open enrollment period beginning October 1st, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses released a key guide, the Affordable Care Act in Brief, to educate and help assist Pennsylvania’s small business community during this transition period.

Published on August 20, 2013

The New York Times Uncovers One Year Delay of Consumer Protections in New Health Care Reform Law

With less than six-weeks to go before the October 1st open enrollment period begins for the new Affordable Care Act implementation, today The New York Times uncovered a “little-noticed ruling” that delays “until 2015 a significant consumer protection in the law that limits how much people may have to spend on their own health care”. Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource and advocate for the self-employed and micro-businesses, calls the latest discovery “further evidence of a process that has been mired with incomplete and lacking information on the impact this law will have on America’s self-employed and micro-business community.”

Published on August 13, 2013

Over 2 Million Texas Small Businesses Brace for New Health Care Reform Law

With enrollment in our nation’s new health care system quickly approaching, 2,273,508 small businesses across the state of Texas are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year. Today, in advance of the open enrollment period beginning October 1st, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses released a key guide, the Affordable Care Act in Brief, to educate and help assist Texas’ small business community during this transition period. In addition, small businesses will gain a new streamlined home office tax deduction in the 2013 tax-filing season.

Published on August 12, 2013

Over 800,000 Michigan Small Businesses Brace for New Health Care Reform Law

With enrollment in our nation’s new health care system quickly approaching, 800,564 small businesses across the state of Michigan are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year. Today, in advance of the open enrollment period beginning October 1st, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses released a key guide, the Affordable Care Act in Brief, to educate and help assist Michigan’s small business community during this transition period.

Published on August 12, 2013

Over 140,000 New Mexico Small Businesses Brace for New Health Care Reform Law & Home Office Deduction

With enrollment in our nation’s new health care system quickly approaching, 146,962 small businesses across the state of New Mexico are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year. Today, in advance of the open enrollment period beginning October 1st, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses released a key guide, the Affordable Care Act in Brief, to educate and help assist New Mexico’s small business community during this transition period. In addition, small businesses will gain a new streamlined home office tax deduction in the 2013 tax-filing season.

Published on August 06, 2013

New Health Care Reform Law Hurts Small Businesses

As the House Committee on Ways and Means holds a hearing on the status of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation, Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource and advocate for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today offered the following comments:

Published on August 01, 2013

NASE President Kristie Arslan quoted in press release from Senator Tom Udall's office on two important pieces of legislation

Said Kristie Arslan, NASE President & CEO: "One of the biggest challenges for America's smallest business community is the complexities of the U.S. tax code. Our nation's tax system is incredibly unfair and actually deters those from opening their own business and others from growing theirs. America's 22 million self-employed businesses struggle daily to comply with a cumbersome tax code that puts them at a disadvantage in the marketplace. While the Treasury Department's announcement earlier this year of a more streamlined home office deduction was welcomed news, we commend Senators Udall and Boozman for their leadership in introducing a reform package that permanently simplifies the tax code. This important relief will put America's smallest businesses on a level playing field with the rest of the business community. We look forward to working with both of them and the entire Congress on passing this important piece of legislation.”

Published on July 18, 2013

NASE Responds to President Obama on Health Care Law

As President Barack Obama delivered a statement today on the new health care reform law and a day after the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to delay both the employer and individual mandate requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource and advocate for the self-employed and micro-businesses – today offered the following comments:

Published on July 18, 2013

Small Business Community Supports One-Year Delay In the Individual Mandate Requirement

As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on H.R. 2668, Fairness for American Families Act, allowing for a one-year delay in the individual mandate requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource and advocate for the self-employed and micro-businesses – today offered its support.

Published on July 17, 2013

National Association for the Self-Employed Releases Affordable Care Act in Brief

With just under three months until Americans begin to enroll in our nation’s new health care system, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource and advocate for the self-employed and micro-businesses – today released a new fact sheet, The Affordable Care Act in Brief, outlining the impact of the health care law on America’s smallest businesses.

Published on July 08, 2013

NASE Applauds “Clean Slate” Tax Reform Framework Announced by Senate Finance Committee Leaders

With news of today’s “clean slate” tax reform framework introduced by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business, is calling the move “an encouraging sign”.

Published on June 27, 2013

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