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  • Last Minute Tax Advice for the Self-Employed (Fox Business)

    Apr 03, 2015

    Every tax paying American knows April 15 is the deadline to file your federal income tax return, but do you know about this year’s tax code changes that can have a big effect on your 2014 tax return and your wallet?

  • Obama administration delays another health care rule for small businesses (Washington Post)

    Feb 19, 2015

    In the latest in a long string of delays in enforcing the rules under the health care overhaul, the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department announced on Wednesday that they will wait until summer to start enforcing financial penalties on small businesses that provide so-called Health Reimbursement Arrangements to their employees.

  • Treasury Delays Enforcement of Standalone Health Reimbursement Arrangement Ban (Accounting Today)

    Feb 18, 2015

    The Treasury Department said Wednesday that it would delay enforcement of an Affordable Care Act prohibition relating to standalone health reimbursement arrangements until July 1. A standalone HRA is an employer-provided benefit that offers participants a spending account to reimburse them for qualified medical expenses. However, in light of the ACA’s ban against health plans with an annual dollar limit on essential benefits, standalone HRAs have been deemed impermissible.

  • Tax Outlook, A Narrow Window, Little Consensus Suggest Status Quo in Tax Policy (DTN The Progressive Farmer)

    Feb 06, 2015

    Tax reform is the Holy Grail of Capitol Hill. It's practically unattainable, but that doesn't keep a lot of people from searching for it. Politicians are talking about tax reform again this year in Washington. That talk, however, largely has been past each other. President Barack Obama suggested some changes that were immediately derided, while Congressional leaders offered other reform possibilities that the president's team disdains.

  • Survey: Majority of small business owners want to decrease their current health care premiums (NJ Biz)

    Feb 02, 2015

    The majority of small business owners responding to a new survey by the National Association for the Self-Employed ranked “decreasing monthly premiums” as the major thing they would change about their current health care plan.

  • Bid to Lower Corporate Tax Rate Stirs Backlash From Business (Bloomberg)

    Jan 13, 2015

    Many Democrats and Republicans, including new House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, agree that they will try to reduce the 35 percent corporate tax rate and curb business tax breaks to help pay for it. They’ll leave individual rates alone to avoid a politically charged fight.

  • 2015 health plans: It’s crunch time to select

    Dec 15, 2014

    The self-employed are finding it easier to buy health insurance on their own because of the Affordable Care Act, as are workers looking to leave corporate life. But as the 2015 enrollment season ramps up, many of them must weigh new trade-offs between cost and coverage.

  • NASE Releases Top Five Benefits (Small Business Opportunities)

    Nov 26, 2014

    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.

  • Finding Common Ground for the Small-Business Community (Roll Call)

    Nov 26, 2014

    The midterm elections mean a Republican majority with a vastly different congressional agenda. As many anticipate this new set of legislative priorities, there’s much discussion around the potential for a “grand bargain.” Polls have consistently shown Republican and Democratic voters overwhelmingly united on one key issue — growing America’s economy.

  • NASE Healthcare Reform Portal Staffs Online Experts (Small Business Trends)

    Nov 12, 2014

    The American healthcare system has undergone so many changes in the past few years, it can leave a small business owner’s head spinning. Most of that confusion revolves around the new Affordable Care Act, now in its second year.

  • 3 mistakes that can derail boomer entrepreneurs (CNBC)

    Nov 02, 2014

    Launching a business—whether it's a side hustle or second career—is on the minds of many people these days, especially baby boomers. As they get ready to retire, or are laid off, more and more baby boomers are feeling the entrepreneurial spirit.

  • What do women entrepreneurs want? Candidates who understand business. (BizJournals)

    Oct 29, 2014

    Women business owners are looking for candidates with a pro-business agenda, and that starts with reforming the individual income tax code. That's according to an online survey conducted Oct. 15-24 by the National Association for the Self-Employed. Most of the 153 women business owners surveyed are self-employed, and more than 70 percent have owned their business for more than six years. More than 40 percent started their businesses when they were 41 or older, but 35 percent were in their 30s. More than 39 percent own professional services firms; consumer goods and health care were the next two most popular industries.

  • 7 Democrats have a plan to make Obamacare cheaper. Here’s how. (VOX)

    Oct 29, 2014

    The Obamacare repeal effort is dead. But the Obamacare reform effort is just beginning. One of the most interesting examples of the reform effort are the "copper plans" being proposed in the Expanded Consumer Choice Act, which is being pushed by seven moderate Senate Democrats: Mark Begich, Mark Warner, Heidi Heitkamp, Tim Kaine, Mary Landrieu, Angus King, and Joe Manchin.

  • Keys to Success: New Opportunities for Women in Business (Business 2 Community)

    Aug 29, 2014

    We’ve seen lots of headlines recently about women small business owners, including two senators seeking to boost opportunities, and women’s superior efforts in crowdfunding. Here’s a look at those developments.

  • Women and the Small Business Workforce (Huffington Post)

    Aug 15, 2014

    From Yahoo's Marissa Mayer to Ursula Burns at Xerox and PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi, women capture an ever-growing number of top spots at leading corporations -- internationally and in the United States. Compared to the 1960's when women were barred from certain jobs, we have made great strides in earning management positions at various levels to running the show. But despite the gains over the last fifty years, women still only account for 24 of the Fortune 500's Chief Executive Officer positions.