NASE News

  • NASE Statement on Senate GOP Health Care Bill

    Jun 22, 2017

    With this morning’s release of the Senate Republican Health Care legislation, Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, issued the following statement:

  • NASE Applauds Effort to Overturn Burdensome Fiduciary Rule

    Jun 09, 2017

    Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded an effort by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy, to overturn the Obama Administration’s Fiduciary Rule.

  • A Look at Small Businesses

    May 26, 2017

    Usually, when people see the word “business,” they think in terms of the behemoths of industry such as Google, Amazon, Exxon, Tesla, Facebook, and so forth. However, small businesses have a huge impact on the U.S. economy. Indeed, small businesses—meaning firm size is fewer than 500 employees—account for over 99% of employer firms operating in the U.S. Furthermore, 48% of U.S. employees work for small businesses. Yet, those statistics are just the tip of the iceberg:

  • Introducing NASE’s NextBizThing

    May 26, 2017

    The NASE Member Directory as you know it just got a whole lot better! We’ve been listening carefully and working hard to implement the features you’ve been asking for. In fact, the directory has so much new stuff to offer we made it into a website of its own! The NASE Member Directory is now NextBizThing.com!

  • What's Happening with Health Care

    May 26, 2017

    Question: With all that is happening in Health Care and insurance what should I do. Will ObamaCare still be around, will there be something new? I don’t know how to plan for the future? Answer: Your questions are very good ones and unfortunately, I don’t have an easy answer. There are a number of proposals being discussed and the House has even passed a new version that will be debated in the Senate over the next few months.

  • NASE Assess the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration

    May 26, 2017

    Every Presidential Administration takes some time to get their feet firmly planted and while we are cautious to put much stalk into the arbitrary 100 day assessment of President Trump, it is a good benchmark to evaluate the tone and philosophy of an Administration.

  • Disaster or protection? Investor rule Trump delayed starts June 9 (Palm Beach Post)

    May 24, 2017

    One business group called the survival of a proposed retirement investment rule “disastrous” this week, blasting the Trump administration. A consumer group says just the opposite — that it keeps alive the hope investment advisers and companies won’t be allowed to put their “profits ahead of your retirement security.”

  • NASE Statement on Fiduciary Rule Decision

    May 23, 2017

    With news that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta will allow the fiduciary rule to take effect June 9, 2017, Katie Vlietstra, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released the following statement: