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Tessie and Matt Wallace
Wallace Metal Works
2012 Achievement Award Winners

Entrepreneurs create new jobs and form the backbone of our economy

Small-business owners provide the majority of jobs in the U.S., yet their needs and their impact are often overlooked. Since 1981, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) has supported independent business owners and advocated on behalf of the micro-business community. Thanks to the NASE, entrepreneurs are not alone. But starting one’s own business can be daunting, with many bumps along the way. From business management skills to filing taxes, to raising capital or securing health coverage, the self-employed need support.

NASE Foundation Supports Entrepreneurs

Scholarships, Awards and Grants

  • Future Entrepreneur Award: college scholarship of up to $24,000 awarded to promising young buiness owners
  • Achievement Award: prize to an outstanding entrepreneur
  • Succeed Scholarships®: scholarships for business education and training
  • Growth Grants®: funding for business investment

Business Skills Education

  • Seminars and webinars on topics that help entrepreneurs grow and manage their business

Micro-Business Research

  • Educating policymakers and media on the self-employed

How can you help?

  • Sponsor a scholarship that gives young entrepreneurs a leg up on higher education costs so they don’t have to give up on either their business or college dreams.
  • Recognize a business owner poised for success with a grant or financial award that allows them to make investments needed for growth.
  • Support webinars that provide a budding entrepeneur with the business know-how needed to succeed during the first three years of their start-up (the most crucial stage for success).
  • Partner with the NASE to help Americans understand the tremendous financial impact that one-to-two person businesses have on the economy.