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  • Over 480,000 Arizona Small Businesses Brace for New Health Care Reform Law

    Aug 20, 2013

    With enrollment in our nation’s new health care system quickly approaching, 486,993 small businesses across the state of Arizona are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year. Today, in advance of the open enrollment period beginning October 1st, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses released a key guide, the Affordable Care Act in Brief, to educate and help assist Arizona’s small business community during this transition period.

  • Over 940,000 Pennsylvania Small Businesses Brace for New Health Care Reform Law

    Aug 20, 2013

    With enrollment in our nation’s new health care system quickly approaching, 945,103 small businesses across the state of Pennsylvania are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year. Today, in advance of the open enrollment period beginning October 1st, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses released a key guide, the Affordable Care Act in Brief, to educate and help assist Pennsylvania’s small business community during this transition period.

  • The New York Times Uncovers One Year Delay of Consumer Protections in New Health Care Reform Law

    Aug 13, 2013

    With less than six-weeks to go before the October 1st open enrollment period begins for the new Affordable Care Act implementation, today The New York Times uncovered a “little-noticed ruling” that delays “until 2015 a significant consumer protection in the law that limits how much people may have to spend on their own health care”. Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource and advocate for the self-employed and micro-businesses, calls the latest discovery “further evidence of a process that has been mired with incomplete and lacking information on the impact this law will have on America’s self-employed and micro-business community.”

  • Over 2 Million Texas Small Businesses Brace for New Health Care Reform Law

    Aug 12, 2013

    With enrollment in our nation’s new health care system quickly approaching, 2,273,508 small businesses across the state of Texas are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year. Today, in advance of the open enrollment period beginning October 1st, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses released a key guide, the Affordable Care Act in Brief, to educate and help assist Texas’ small business community during this transition period. In addition, small businesses will gain a new streamlined home office tax deduction in the 2013 tax-filing season.

  • Over 800,000 Michigan Small Businesses Brace for New Health Care Reform Law

    Aug 12, 2013

    With enrollment in our nation’s new health care system quickly approaching, 800,564 small businesses across the state of Michigan are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year. Today, in advance of the open enrollment period beginning October 1st, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses released a key guide, the Affordable Care Act in Brief, to educate and help assist Michigan’s small business community during this transition period.

  • Over 140,000 New Mexico Small Businesses Brace for New Health Care Reform Law & Home Office Deduction

    Aug 06, 2013

    With enrollment in our nation’s new health care system quickly approaching, 146,962 small businesses across the state of New Mexico are preparing and educating themselves about the impact of the sweeping new health care reform law enacted by Congress last year. Today, in advance of the open enrollment period beginning October 1st, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses released a key guide, the Affordable Care Act in Brief, to educate and help assist New Mexico’s small business community during this transition period. In addition, small businesses will gain a new streamlined home office tax deduction in the 2013 tax-filing season.

  • New Health Care Reform Law Hurts Small Businesses

    Aug 01, 2013

    As the House Committee on Ways and Means holds a hearing on the status of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation, Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource and advocate for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today offered the following comments:

  • NASE President Kristie Arslan quoted in press release from Senator Tom Udall's office on two important pieces of legislation

    Jul 18, 2013

    Said Kristie Arslan, NASE President & CEO: "One of the biggest challenges for America's smallest business community is the complexities of the U.S. tax code. Our nation's tax system is incredibly unfair and actually deters those from opening their own business and others from growing theirs. America's 22 million self-employed businesses struggle daily to comply with a cumbersome tax code that puts them at a disadvantage in the marketplace. While the Treasury Department's announcement earlier this year of a more streamlined home office deduction was welcomed news, we commend Senators Udall and Boozman for their leadership in introducing a reform package that permanently simplifies the tax code. This important relief will put America's smallest businesses on a level playing field with the rest of the business community. We look forward to working with both of them and the entire Congress on passing this important piece of legislation.”

  • NASE Responds to President Obama on Health Care Law

    Jul 18, 2013

    As President Barack Obama delivered a statement today on the new health care reform law and a day after the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to delay both the employer and individual mandate requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource and advocate for the self-employed and micro-businesses – today offered the following comments:

  • Small Business Community Supports One-Year Delay In the Individual Mandate Requirement

    Jul 17, 2013

    As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on H.R. 2668, Fairness for American Families Act, allowing for a one-year delay in the individual mandate requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource and advocate for the self-employed and micro-businesses – today offered its support.

  • National Association for the Self-Employed Releases Affordable Care Act in Brief

    Jul 08, 2013

    With just under three months until Americans begin to enroll in our nation’s new health care system, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource and advocate for the self-employed and micro-businesses – today released a new fact sheet, The Affordable Care Act in Brief, outlining the impact of the health care law on America’s smallest businesses.

  • NASE Applauds “Clean Slate” Tax Reform Framework Announced by Senate Finance Committee Leaders

    Jun 27, 2013

    With news of today’s “clean slate” tax reform framework introduced by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business, is calling the move “an encouraging sign”.

  • National Small Business Groups Launch Crowdfunding Contest with Fundable

    Jun 20, 2013

    To commemorate National Small Business Week, The National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), an advocacy and research organization for entrepreneurs, have partnered with Fundable, a crowdfunding platform partner focused exclusively on startup companies, to launch a contest helping startups and existing business fundraise to start or grow their company.

  • NASE Applauds America’s Small Businesses

    Jun 17, 2013

    With this week being National Small Business Week, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource for self-employed and micro-businesses – today applauds America’s 22 million smallest businesses for their contributions to our national and local economies. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is holding events around the country, of which the NASE is a co-sponsor, offering tips and tools for small businesses to start, grow and succeed.

  • 15 Small Business Owners from Across the Country Selected to Serve on National Association’s 2013 Member Council

    Jun 13, 2013

    Today, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) – the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses – announced the selection of their 2013 Member Council. The 15 new members, small business owners representing a diverse range of businesses from all across the country, will help provide leadership to the national organization by sharing their unique insights and experiences to help guide the association in new initiatives and programs.

  • Small Businesses Support Immigration Reform & Want Effective E-Verify System

    May 16, 2013

    As U.S. Senate Committee’s consider comprehensive immigration reform legislation today, including an E-Verify requirement, Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Affairs for The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, responded that “America’s smallest businesses are not only ready and willing to comply with an E-Verify requirement, but want a process that works at verifying if an employee can work legally in this country.”

  • Arslan Message to Congress: Make the Tax Code Fair for all Small Businesses

    Apr 18, 2013

    As Congress and its committees move forward with comprehensive tax reform, Kristie Arslan, president and CEO of The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today authored the following opinion-editorial in the Capitol Hill publication, Roll Call.

  • Survey Shows Self-Employed, Small Business Owners Want Congress to Enact Immigration Reform

    Apr 15, 2013

    As the debate over immigration reform heats up in Congress, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released an online survey of over 400 of its’ members nationwide on the issue.

  • Reaction Statement on President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget: Tax Reform Must Be Fair and Comprehensive

    Apr 10, 2013

    With the release of President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, Katie Vlietstra, Director of Government Relations for The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, responded today:

  • 20 Days Until Tax Day – Are You Ready?

    Mar 27, 2013

    As April 15th quickly approaches, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today released additional tax tips for the public as part of its national public awareness initiative.

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