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  • Moving Forward with Small Business

    Jan 21, 2013

    On the 57th Presidential Inauguration of President Barack H. Obama, Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today encouraged the president to take bold action by implementing a robust plan for America’s small business community.

  • Millions of Small Businesses to Benefit from New IRS Home Office Tax Deduction Option Released Earlier Today

    Jan 15, 2013

    As millions of small businesses nationwide prepare for the 2012 tax season, Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration for providing a new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) home office deduction option that will benefit millions of small businesses and employees who work from home.

  • NASE Will Encourage All 50 States to Adopt Self-Employment Assistance Program in 2013

    Dec 19, 2012

    The Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEA) is designed to encourage and support unemployed individuals in creating their own jobs by starting their own small businesses.

  • While Washington Politicians Bicker on the Fiscal Cliff, Small Businesses Move Closer to the Brink

    Dec 11, 2012

    Citing her growing frustration with the inability of both Congress and the Obama Administration to come to an agreement on how to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff before Dec. 31, Kristie Arslan, CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), called on both sides to have a “reality check” and realize the impact of their brinksmanship and political posturing on America’s small businesses.

  • NASE An Official Supporter Of Small Business Saturday

    Nov 20, 2012

    The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday and the Monday after is Cyber Monday but between these two days is Small Business Saturday. The NASE is proud to support this initiative to promote the small business entrepreneur and the growing number of self-employed business owners.

  • 3 In 5 Self-Employed Support Tax Reform Proposals That Would Drop Individual Rate, Eliminate Deductions

    Nov 15, 2012

    "The findings of our tax survey re-emphasize the growing impatience of the self-employed as Congress continues to fail to address comprehensive tax reform," said Director of Government Affairs Katie Vlietstra. "Seventy-eight percent of respondents support efforts to reform both the individual and corporate tax structure; in fact, 61% of respondents are open to exploring proposals that drop the individual rate and eliminate deductions."

  • NASE Statement On 2012 Election

    Nov 07, 2012

    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.

  • Do Your Due Diligence This Election

    Oct 04, 2012

    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.

  • NASE Remains Hopeful, Firm About Tonight's Debate

    Oct 03, 2012

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

  • NASE Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month

    Oct 02, 2012

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

  • Cycle Enthusiast Receives NASE College Scholarship of $20,000

    Sep 07, 2012

    Abigail Dahl of Warren, Ore., comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Following in their footsteps, Abigail launched her business, Cycle-Jacket, this year as a freshman in college. Dahl’s drive to start and grow a business while pursuing higher education led to her selection as the National Association for the Self-Employed’s Future Entrepreneur for 2012.

  • NASE Gives $60,000 In College Scholarships

    Sep 07, 2012

    Just as states across the nation are cutting financial aid due to budget shortfalls, the National Association for the Self-Employed awarded $60,000 in scholarship money to help 13 families send their children to college.

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

    Aug 31, 2012

    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.

  • NASE Statement On Romney-Ryan Official Candidacy

    Aug 31, 2012

    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...

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

    Jul 31, 2012

    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.

  • Bipartisan Legislation Would Make Health Insurance Deduction Permanent

    Jul 13, 2012

    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.

  • Statement: One-Year Tax Extension Continues Short-Sighted Policy

    Jul 09, 2012

    Today, President Barack Obama announced he will support a 1-year tax cut extension for earners making $250,000 or less, Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) reacted today with weariness over one more temporary fix in the tax code.

  • Self-Employed Divided On Support For ACA

    Jul 02, 2012

    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s final ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the self-employed and micro-businesses are concerned as to the impact the law will have on their health care budgets when the law goes into full effect in 2014. Nearly 900 self-employed and micro-business owners responded to the survey released within hours of the Supreme Court ruling.

  • Supreme Court Decision Does Not Alleviate Concerns For The Self-Employed

    Jun 28, 2012

    After much anticipation, the U.S. Supreme Court has reached a decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. The NASE continues to maintain its original concern that the health care law does little to address the affordability of coverage for America’s largest employment sector, the self-employed.

  • High Gas Prices Still Hurting Self-Employed Business Owners

    Jun 19, 2012

    With gas and energy prices hitting highs in the past few months, the self-employed are cutting back their business activity, according to the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE).

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