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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

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 Remains Hopeful, Firm About Tonight's Debate

In preparation for tonight's first debate, NASE President Kristie L. Arslan had the following to say...

Published on October 03, 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

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 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

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

Earlier this week, the NASE submitted a letter to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax and Select Revenue formally requesting a hearing on H.R. 6102, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2012.

Published on July 31, 2012

Bipartisan Legislation Would Make Health Insurance Deduction Permanent

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is enthusiastic in its support of H.R. 6102, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2012, introduced by Representative Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) and cosponsored by Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), which provides for a permanent deduction for several key small-business tax deductions, including the health insurance deduction for the self-employed, NASE’s signature legislative priority.

Published on July 13, 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

What The Downgrade Means For Small-Business Lending (Wall Street Journal)

Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve announced plans to keep interest rates near zero for at least the next two years. That’s good news for banks – but less assuring for small-business owners.

Published on August 12, 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

NASE Succeed Scholarship Helps Self Employed Further Their Education (Small Business Trends)

In this economy, whatever you can do to get a leg up makes all the difference. For the self employed, it’s hard to compete on price or offerings, so sometimes it’s just being a little smarter than the competition that wins the business.

Published on May 26, 2011

Choose The Best Location For Your Business Office

Published on May 26, 2011

NASE Statement On White House Small Biz Meeting

Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the NASE, released the following statement after a meeting with the White House on a Government shutdown’s effect on America’s small business community...

Published on April 08, 2011

NASE: Gov't Shutdown Hurts Small Business

Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the NASE, released the following statement as the threat of a Government shutdown looms and its potential effect on America’s small business community...

Published on April 07, 2011

Kristie Arslan: Let’s Make Tax Code Fair For Small Businesses (Buffalo News Op-Ed)

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

Published on April 04, 2011

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

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

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

Micro-Businesses Offer Strong Opinions On Health Reform Proposals

The nation’s entrepreneurs are ready for major changes to the American health care system, but are asking the federal government to implement various proposals to help them cope with the costs. Nearly 2,000 micro-businesses, including members of the National Association for the Self-Employed, took part in this national online survey of their opinions on current health care reform proposals.

Published on June 24, 2009

Local Entrepreneur Receives Grant To Grow Their Small Business

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is proud to announce that Tiffany Washington of Waldorf, Maryland, has been awarded a $3,000 grant through the NASE’s Business Development Grant Program. Washington, owner of Washington Accounting Services, a full-service financial services firm, will use the grant for new software and office equipment to prepare for the upcoming tax season.

Published on November 17, 2008

SMALL BUSINESS Related Blog Posts

Top 10 Must-Have Technologies for Small Businesses

In this article, we'll be looking at the top 10 must-have technologies for small businesses that every entrepreneur should consider investing in. From cloud computing and data analytics to website development and mobile app development, each of these technologies can help streamline operations and boost productivity for your small business.

Published on February 08, 2023

Small Business Success Tips for New Entrepreneurs

Being a new entrepreneur can be overwhelming at first. Here are some tips to help keep you in check.

Published on November 29, 2022

How to Protect Your Small Business Against Legal Action

Have you ever wondered how you can better protect your business against possible legal action? There are some great ideas in this post.

Published on November 03, 2022

7 Lead Generation Techniques for Small Businesses

Generating leads is crucial to growing any business, but it can be especially challenging for small businesses with limited resources. In this article, we'll show you 7 Lead Generation Techniques for Small Businesses.

Published on October 19, 2022

How To Start a Business

Are you thinking about starting your own business? It's a big decision, but it can be a very rewarding experience. Before you get started, there are a few things you should think about before you start.

Published on September 10, 2022

Escaping Debt: A Short Overview for Businesses

Debt is a scary word for many people. Add in the fact that you are self-employed, and it can be downright terrifying! While there is no one easy solution to getting out of debt, this overview will give you a few ideas on where to start. So take a deep breath, and read on!

Published on August 14, 2022

How to Fit Your Small Business Into Your Home

If you're thinking about starting your own small business, working from home might be a good option for you. This blog post will give you some tips on how to make the most of your space and stay productive while running your business from home. Whether or not working from home is right for you depends on a lot of factors, but if it is an option, these tips will help make sure that it works well for you and your business!

Published on August 13, 2022

Documenting Your Business Processes with The Lazy Millennial

Are you self-employed? Do you feel like you're stuck in a rut, doing the same things over and over again with little progress to show for it? You're not alone. A lot of self-employed people find themselves in this situation, especially when they don't have good processes in place. But don't worry, there's a solution. Documenting your business processes can help you become more efficient and organized, and The Lazy Millennial can help make it easy. Keep reading to learn more.

Published on August 12, 2022

The Future of Shopping is Digital: Best Tools For your Small Business

Shopkeepers have more at stake than ever as the digital age reshapes commerce. Here are the best tools to help your small business stay ahead of the curve. Whether you need to manage inventory, take payments, or keep track of customer data, these apps will help you succeed in the new retail landscape. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!

Published on August 11, 2022

What is CRM Software and Why Does Your Small Business Need It?

As a small business owner, you're constantly juggling a million different things at once. You need to be able to keep track of your customers, their orders, your suppliers, and your own calendar all while trying to make money. That's why CRM software is so important - it helps you manage all of that information in one place. Keep reading to find out more about what CRM software is and how it can help your business!

Published on July 19, 2022

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

National Small Business Week is Right Around the Corner

Posted by Javan Porter - If President Obama is the coach of the team for creating new jobs, his quarterback is small business. The coach may lay out the game plan but small businesses play the game. Small businesses have created two-thirds of new jobs in America. The President as the coach understands the importance of such a strong quarterback and has issued a proclamation announcing this year’s National Small Business Week for June 17th to 21st.

Published on June 12, 2013

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

New White House Small Biz Report Revealed

Published on May 18, 2012

All About Employees

Published on October 24, 2011

Link Roundup - Small Biz Buzz

Published on September 13, 2011

Link Roundup - Tech Edition

Published on August 23, 2011

Five Big Myths About American Small Businesses [Commentary]

Published on May 25, 2011

House Approves Repeal Of Funding For Health Insurance Exchanges

Published on May 12, 2011

Tax Day: Let's Make The Tax Code Fair [Commentary]

Published on April 14, 2011

President Obama Unveils Regulatory Strategy

Published on January 28, 2011

President, Congress Ready For State Of The Union

Published on January 20, 2011

Self-Employment Keeps the Unemployment Rolls Low [Commentary]

Published on January 10, 2011

Forget Black Friday - It's Time For Small Business Saturday

Published on November 12, 2010

In case you missed it...

Published on September 20, 2010

Marriott Contest For Frequent Small Biz Travelers

Published on August 09, 2010

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

Published on July 29, 2010

Who You Gonna Call? Ohio Set to Answer Small Business Complaints about Scams, Fraud and Rip-offs.

Published on July 21, 2010

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

Published on July 13, 2010

Increasing Small Business Loans A Priority For Fed

Published on July 12, 2010

Avoid These Marketing Mistakes

Published on April 09, 2010

If You Can't Say Something Nice...

Published on April 06, 2010

SBA Warns of Loan Scam

Published on April 05, 2010

Web Site Surgeon

Published on March 31, 2010

Where does the time go?

Published on March 29, 2010

Privacy Concerns

Published on March 17, 2010

Your Retirement Account As Capital For Your Business?

Published on March 15, 2010

The Census Is Coming!

Published on February 15, 2010

Independent Contractors [Survey]

Published on February 04, 2010

Small Business Help from States

Published on January 22, 2010

According to the Experts

Published on January 21, 2010

Best Startup Cities

Published on January 19, 2010

Watch Out For Fraud!

Published on January 14, 2010

Small Business Hope in Detroit

Published on January 12, 2010

Trends for Rural Small Businesses

Published on January 08, 2010

Extra, Extra! [News]

Published on December 28, 2009

The Goldilocks Problem

Published on December 22, 2009

From Wall Street to Main Street?

Published on November 19, 2009

Got Gift Cards?

Published on November 09, 2009

Self-Employed Health Reform Teleconference Series

Published on October 20, 2009

Government Contracts - Get Yours

Published on October 12, 2009

Social Media Don'ts for Your Business

Published on September 17, 2009

Is Your Small Biz The Next Big Thing At Your Local Mall?

Published on September 14, 2009

Need Help? Hire An Intern

Published on August 25, 2009

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

Published on August 24, 2009

ARC Loans: Easier Said Than Done?

Published on August 04, 2009

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

Published on August 03, 2009


Published on August 03, 2009

CEA Reports that Health Reform Will Help Small Business [Commentary]

Published on July 31, 2009

Check Please! The Bill for Health Care Reform [Commentary]

Published on July 20, 2009

TARP Funds for Small Businesses?

Published on July 10, 2009

Small Biz Health Care Roundup

Published on July 09, 2009

Small Biz Health Care Roundup

Published on July 03, 2009

Small Firms Say "No" To Layoffs

Published on April 10, 2009

It’s Back To Tax Gap Narrowing As Revenue Raiser

Published on April 04, 2009

Costs of Employee Benefits Rising

Published on April 03, 2009

Small Business: "The Heart of the American Economy"

Published on March 17, 2009

Here's to a bright future!

Published on March 05, 2009

President Mentions Entrepreneurs in Health Reform

Published on February 25, 2009

Small Biz Links Roundup

Published on February 20, 2009

Small biz provisions in the stimulus

Published on February 18, 2009

Economic Stimulus Bill, Take 2

Published on February 13, 2009

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