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NASE Statement On 2012 Election

The 2012 election will be analyzed for many months; however, the real work begins today. The NASE will aggressively champion the self-employed and work to address the continued tax inequities and ensure a level, competitive business environment that encourages entrepreneurship and innovation.

Published on November 07, 2012

Washington Watch - Election Edition

President Obama sailed to re-election last night; winning all but two of the states he carried in 2008 and without a determination in Florida. The critical issues facing the country and America’s self-employed remain, tax reform being the utmost importance to ensuring continued economic recovery.

Published on November 07, 2012

Self-Employed Head To Polls With Unanswered Questions (Yahoo! Small Business Advisor)

NASE, which is non-partisan and does not endorse a candidate, promised to use the candidates' answers to educate and inform its membership about the positions of each on small business taxes and economic recovery "so that they may make the best decision for their business in November." But November is here and the answers never came.

Published on November 02, 2012

Debate 3: Candidates Aren’t Asked, Talk Small Biz Anyway (Yahoo! Small Biz Vote)

NASE is waiting for responses to questions it posed to each campaign. And although next week's debate will ask the candidates to discuss foreign policy, "10 days out from the election they'll probably spin their answers out to domestic issues," Vlietstra said.

Published on October 17, 2012

Do Your Due Diligence This Election

As in many presidential elections, both sides are touting the importance of small business and offering plans to help them grow. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is used to hearing lip service from politicians who say they want to help, but rarely follow through with policies for the self-employed.

Published on October 04, 2012

NASE Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month

Women business owners are on the rise with nearly half of all self-employed companies being led by females.

Published on October 02, 2012

What Can Congress Accomplish In 13 Workdays? (The Hill Congress Blog)

In the 63 days between Labor Day and Election Day, Congress will spend 13 days in session working in Washington, D.C. – a relaxed work schedule by any measure.

Published on September 12, 2012

Washington Watch - September 12, 2012

Published on September 12, 2012

Poll: High Cost Of College Education A Struggle For Self-Employed Parents

Colleges and universities have been welcoming students back this fall in full force. Thirty-seven percent of self-employed families have a child that is working toward a degree this fall. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) knows that financing one or more college educations can be tough for the small-business owner and conducted a poll to dig deeper into the impact.

Published on August 31, 2012

NASE Statement On Romney-Ryan Official Candidacy

In response to the Republican convention and official nomination of Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, the NASE's Director of Government Affairs Katie Vlietstra had the following comments...

Published on August 31, 2012

NASE on C-SPAN

NASE President & CEO Kristie Arslan was on C-SPAN tomorrow discussing the presidential candidates and the lack of detail from them on small business issues.

Published on August 16, 2012

Early Poll: Ryan Doesn’t Change Small Biz Vote (Yahoo! SMALLBIZ VOTE)

"With his Path for Prosperity, Congressman Ryan has gotten notoriety, but I'm not sure our members will know him off the top of their head," said Kristie Arslan, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self Employed.

Published on August 15, 2012

Advocate For Self-Employed Argues For Tax Deductions (Yahoo! Small Business Advisor)

Both presidential campaigns say they're best for small business, but Kristie Arslan says neither has backed up the claim with substantive plans. "They've never been specific on any of the priorities for the 21 million self-employed Americans," Arslan, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self Employed...

Published on August 14, 2012

Time To Equalize Tax Breaks For Charitable Giving? (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Under current tax rules, companies organized as S-corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships may get greater financial benefit from trashing unused inventory than by donating it to nonprofits, says Gene Fairbrother, small business consultant to the National Association for the Self-Employed.

Published on August 06, 2012

Getting To Know The Health Reform Law, Part 5 - Health Care Reform And The Election

Published on August 04, 2012

Getting To Know The Health Reform Law, Part 4 - Grandfathered Plans

Published on August 03, 2012

Getting To Know The Health Reform Law, Part 3 - Affordability

This webinar looks at affordability and how you as a self-employed person will purchase health insurance starting in 2014.

Published on August 02, 2012

Washington Watch - August 1, 2012

Published on August 01, 2012

Micro-Businesses Still Waiting For Economic Improvement

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

Published on March 20, 2012

Washington Watch - March 14, 2012

Published on March 14, 2012

NASE Statement On President Obama's Corporate Tax Reform Plan

"Today’s joint proposal by the White House and the Department of Treasury announcing recommendations for business tax reform must be called what it truly is, corporate tax reform exclusive to major corporations and large employers." Read the rest of the NASE's statement here.

Published on February 22, 2012

2011 Tax Changes For The Self-Employed

Prior to preparing 2011 tax forms, the self-employed and micro-businesses (fewer than 10 employees) should be aware of a number of tax law changes, but also must stay focused and connected for new changes that are inevitable during 2012.

Published on January 10, 2012

2011 Tax Changes For The Self-Employed

Prior to preparing 2011 tax forms, the self-employed and micro-businesses (fewer than 10 employees) should be aware of a number of tax law changes, but also must stay focused and connected for new changes that are inevitable during 2012.

Published on January 09, 2012

Reducing the National Debt While Keeping Small Businesses Top of Mind (Huffington Post)

In an open letter, the 22-million self-employed and micro-businesses asked to be kept in mind as the super committee determines which cuts will be made to reduce the debt.

Published on November 17, 2011

Self-Employed Struggle In Bad Economy (Deseret News)

NASE is quoted in a Salt Lake City, Utah news outlet on the self employed and this economy.

Published on October 05, 2011

Fewer People Choose To Be Self-Employed (USA TODAY)

In August, 14.5 million people were self-employed, down 2.1 million from the most recent peak in December 2006, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Published on September 08, 2011

Washington Watch - August 10, 2011

Published on August 10, 2011

7 Ways to Help Entrepreneurs Help the Economy (The Atlantic)

The most important challenge for entrepreneurs isn't starting a company, but growing it from three employees to 30 ... to 300, to 3,000.

Published on June 15, 2011

Choose The Best Location For Your Business Office

Published on May 26, 2011

Self-Employed: How To Survive An Audit

The IRS expects one in six of total 2010 tax returns will be filed by self-employed Schedule C filers. A small percentage of those self-employed businesses will be subject to an audit each year.

Published on March 23, 2011

NASE Launches New Membership Offering And Redesigned Website For Small Business

In today’s difficult economy, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading nonprofit association representing America’s smallest businesses, is doing its part to support entrepreneurship with the launch of a new annual membership and redesigned website (www.NASE.org), offering a more affordable and comprehensive suite of resources and services.

Published on March 09, 2011

Briefing: Self-Employment Health Insurance Tax Deduction

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

Published on March 08, 2011

Washington Watch - February 9, 2011

Published on February 09, 2011

Washington Watch Quarterly - July 2010

Washington Watch is a weekly newsletter with small business updates from the NASE's Washington, D.C. office. This issue of Washington Watch Quarterly is designed to give you a breeze through of the top stories from the last few months.

Published on July 28, 2010

How To Prepare Your Micro-Business For Future Audits

Prepare taxes that will sail through the audit process is as easy as following the Three Cs of Tax Preparation. Find out more...

Published on February 18, 2010

Micro-Businesses Suffering Under Slowing Economy, Poll Shows

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

Published on February 04, 2010

Washington Watch - February 4, 2010

Published on February 03, 2010

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

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

Published on December 09, 2009

Washington Watch - December 2, 2009

Published on December 02, 2009

Washington Watch - November 25, 2009

Published on November 25, 2009

Washington Watch - November 11, 2009

Published on November 11, 2009

Washington Watch - October 21, 2009

Published on October 21, 2009

Washington Watch - October 14, 2009

Published on October 14, 2009

Washington Watch - September 30, 2009

Published on September 30, 2009

Legislators Take On Home Office Deduction

New legislation could help self-employed business owners who work from a home office save an additional $1,500 on their taxes next year.

Published on September 25, 2009

Washington Watch - September 23, 2009

Published on September 23, 2009

Washington Watch - September 9, 2009

Published on September 09, 2009

It’s (Big) Business As Usual In Washington, D.C., Says NASE

The NASE recently spoke out on current health care reform legislation, which is notably missing two items that would have a substantial effect on the affordability of coverage for the self-employed - allowing the self-employed to deduct their health care costs as a business expense and expanding eligibility of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs).

Published on August 11, 2009

NASE and NAR Ask Legislators To Remember Self-Employed

As Congress continues its important work on health care reform, the NASE and the NAR ask legislators that any final health reform measure address the unique problems experienced by America’s self-employed workforce.

Published on July 20, 2009

Washington Watch - July 15, 2009

Published on July 15, 2009

NASE Asks Senators To Lower Health Costs For Small Business

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship recently held a roundtable to discuss the impact of various health reform proposals on small businesses. Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the Legislative Office for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), participated in the roundtable along with Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and other small business owners and advocates.

Published on July 14, 2009

NASE Asks Senators To Lower Health Costs For Small Business

The United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship recently held a roundtable to discuss the impact of various health reform proposals on small businesses. Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the Legislative Office for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), participated in the roundtable along with Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and other small business owners and advocates.

Published on July 11, 2009

NASE Asks Legislators To Remember Self-Employed

The NASE reminds legislators that health care reform efforts must not forget the self-employed.

Published on June 25, 2009

President Obama Comments on Self-Employed and Health Reform

President Obama addresses the concerns of a self-employed body shop owner during an interview on health care reform.

Published on June 25, 2009

SELF-EMPLOYED Related Blog Posts

The 4 Biggest Resources for Self-Employed Business Owners

As a self-employed business owner, you have a variety of resources available to you. These resources can help you with everything from marketing your business to finding health insurance. In this article, we'll take a look at four of the biggest resources for self-employed business owners. Whether you're just starting out or you've been in business for years, these organizations can provide you with the support you need to be successful.

Published on July 02, 2022

SBA Ready To Help In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

Published on November 09, 2012

NASE Statement On 2012 Election

Published on November 07, 2012

Poll Archive: High Cost Of College Education A Struggle For Self-Employed Parents

Published on October 31, 2012

Small Biz News Roundup

Published on October 09, 2012

Do Your Due Diligence This Election

Published on October 04, 2012

NASE Remains Hopeful, Firm About Tonight's Debate

Published on October 03, 2012

NASE Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month

Published on October 02, 2012

Payroll Tax Holiday To End, Conversations Continue On Other Tax Measures

Published on September 19, 2012

Small Biz News Roundup

Published on September 14, 2012

NASE Launches Health Care Webinar Series

Published on September 12, 2012

Small Biz News Roundup

Published on September 07, 2012

NASE Statement On Romney-Ryan Official Candidacy

Published on August 31, 2012

Election Year – What Does That Mean To Me?

Published on August 29, 2012

Time Management For Home Based Businesses [NASE Expert]

Published on August 27, 2012

Small Biz Week In Review

Published on August 24, 2012

Tell Us What YOU Could Do In 13 Work Days

Published on August 20, 2012

Finding A Financial Planner [NASE Experts]

Published on August 14, 2012

Small Biz Top Stories

Published on August 10, 2012

Hiring Your First Employee [NASE Experts]

Published on August 09, 2012

Survey: Want Help With Marketing? (We Really Need Your Input)

Published on August 03, 2012

NASE To Congress: Put Self-Employed Health Deduction On Your Hearing Docket

Published on August 01, 2012

What Expenses Can I Deduct? [VIDEO]

Published on July 31, 2012

Small Biz Top Stories

Published on July 27, 2012

2011 Self Made Blog Roundup [Links]

Published on December 29, 2011

Refined Tax Code Will Stimulate Entrepreneurship [Commentary]

Published on November 03, 2011

Link Roundup - Tech Edition

Published on August 23, 2011

Debunking One Size Fits All [Commentary]

Published on July 05, 2011

The Seven Signs Of Desperation – And How To Avoid Them [Guest Post]

Published on April 28, 2011

Self-Employed: How To Survive An Audit

Published on March 25, 2011

Self-Employed: Take An SE Tax Deduction For Health Insurance Costs

Published on February 09, 2011

Politics Trumps Progress: Main Street Left Out In the Cold Yet Again

Published on July 29, 2010

Senate Wakes Up and Pays Attention to Small Business [Commentary]

Published on July 13, 2010

Even Stephen Colbert Has Gone to Work in His Slippers...What About You?

Published on July 08, 2010

Is Forming An LLC Right For Your Business? [Guest Post]

Published on June 21, 2010

America’s Self-Employed: Not So “Bunny” [Commentary]

Published on June 14, 2010

Co-Working Spaces

Published on March 01, 2010

Home Office Advice

Published on February 19, 2010

Promoting Entrepreneurship by Fixing a Broken Schedule C Tax Filing System [GUEST POST]

Published on February 17, 2010

A To Do List To Put On Your List

Published on December 21, 2009

House Democrats Eke Out A Victory on Health Reform [Commentary]

Published on November 09, 2009

NASE Members Attend Presidential Speech on Health Reform

Published on November 06, 2009

Can You Afford Health Coverage After Reform?

Published on November 04, 2009

TODAY: Health Reform Legislation Meets Small Biz Bottom Line

Published on October 22, 2009

Self-Employed Health Reform Teleconference Series

Published on October 20, 2009

The Window of Opportunity on Health Reform Slams Shut [Commentary]

Published on October 20, 2009

The Renaissance Business Owner

Published on October 15, 2009

Baucus Approach to Health Reform May End Up Costing the Self-Employed [Commentary]

Published on September 22, 2009

President Takes on Role as Chief Pitchman for Health Reform- Buy NOW! [Commentary]

Published on September 10, 2009

Small Biz Health Care Roundup (8/28)

Published on August 28, 2009

Credit Card Companies Driving You Crazy? Have No Fear, President Obama is Here! [Commentary]

Published on August 24, 2009

Tax Equality for Self-Employed Missing from Health Bills

Published on August 13, 2009

Where's Aretha When We Need Her? [Commentary]

Published on August 11, 2009

Self-Employed Proposals MIA in Health Reform Bills [Commentary]

Published on August 03, 2009

Communication, Collaboration, Transparency: I Guess Congress Didn't Get the Memo [Commentary]

Published on July 06, 2009

Small Biz Health Care Roundup

Published on July 03, 2009

Financial Security in Difficult Economic Times [Commentary]

Published on June 30, 2009

President Obama Comments on Self-Employed and Health Reform

Published on June 29, 2009

Costs of Employee Benefits Rising

Published on April 03, 2009

Economic Stimulus Bill, Take 2

Published on February 13, 2009

Health Care Reform and Small Businesses

Published on February 10, 2009

Love Being Self Employed

Published on January 24, 2009

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