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  • NASE Launches Startup Kit To Spur Job Creation
    Association for the Self Employed NASE today released its new small business Startup Kit a complete one stop shop of tips and guidance that aspiring entrepreneurs need to consider when opening a new small business The Startup Kit walks a new business owner through the 10 steps to starting a business and positioning it for success Prospective entrepreneurs across the country may be putting plans to start a new business on hold because of the current economic climate said Kristie Arslan President CEO of the National Association for the Self Employed But a down economy is not necessarily a bad time to start a business Our new Startup Kit pulls together our 30 years of experience and knowledge on launching successful small businesses including tax and legal advice marketing guidance and options for financing your new venture NASE s tax and businesses experts contributed their experience and knowledge into the Startup Kit Some of the topics covered in include Start thinking of yourself as a business owner The self employed know it is important to learn to juggle more than one task like handling the bookkeeping marketing and keeping an eye on the competition to name a few Take care of your tax responsibilities For those who have worked for someone else the employer handles tax issues for you As a business owner you ll have to stay on top of things like estimated taxes self employment taxes state and local sales taxes and more Choosing the right business structure Almost every new business owner asks this question What s the best legal structure for my business Unfortunately there s no one right answer and determining the best approach often involves the help of a professional The Startup Kit also comes with tons of interactive information business how to s

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2011/10/24/NASE_Launches_Startup_Kit_To_Spur_Job_Creation (2016-02-14)
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  • NASE Urges Lawmakers To Launch National Self-Employment Initiative
    policy standpoint to help kick start our economy Glaringly absent from the jobs debate has been specific proposals that speak to how to encourage and support startups and the self employed our nation s biggest job creators The National Association for the Self Employed NASE has introduced a National Self Employment Initiative to get the conversation started There is no doubt we need more Americans earning a paycheck and contributing to get the economy back on track said NASE President and CEO Kristie L Arslan The NASE s National Self Employment Initiative provides a framework to lawmakers on how we can foster entrepreneurialism and allow new and existing businesses to flourish The Initiative has four key parts detailed below Simplify the Tax Code Prioritize simplifying the tax code and creating tax parity for self employed businesses Small business owners must be their own Human Resources Sales and Accounting Departments among other tasks They do not have the resources of big businesses who can hire teams of people to manage their affairs and keep them compliant with current law A few small changes to the tax code would make a big impact for the nation s smallest businesses Financing for Start ups and the Self Employed Access to capital is crucial to the growth of new firms and micro lending is especially important to help bolster the self employed While last year s Small Business Jobs Act promised increased funding opportunities through small community banks and credit unions that program has yet to materialize leaving business owners to rely on credit cards and their own savings to get by or expand Teach the Rewards of Self Employment Foster entrepreneurship education in secondary schools as well as colleges and universities Make starting a business a viable career option for our young Americans

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2011/10/12/NASE_Urges_Lawmakers_To_Launch_National_Self-Employment_Initiative (2016-02-14)
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  • National Self-Employment Initiative For Small Business Needed
    Recipe for Innovation and Job Creation Washington D C October 5 2011 Despite the heightened rhetoric about America s small business community fueling economic growth this critical business sector has been largely left out of the policy discussion pertaining to the President s American Jobs Act and our national debt Kristie Arslan President CEO of the National Association for the Self Employed the leading advocate for our nation s smallest businesses the self employed and micro businesses offered the following situation analysis as our policymakers struggle to get our economy back on track It s politics as usual in Washington the fight over the President s jobs bill leaves America s unemployed and underemployed wondering if Washington actually gets it Our policymakers like to claim they want to help the small business community but don t take action to back it up The economic outlook for our nation s small businesses the self employed and micro businesses is bleak even if we avoid the threatening double dip recession Giving small businesses the support they need to turns things around should be a top priority that rises above party politics up on Capitol Hill Too many of the current policy proposals are focused on what Washington sees as the job producing class the wealthiest Americans who are clearly not creating jobs with or without generous incentives We need a national self employment initiative to help America s smallest businesses survive the current economic turmoil and help some of the nine million people who are out of work to join their ranks The initiative should prioritize simplifying the tax code and creating tax parity for self employed businesses direct small business financing to startups and the self employed foster entrepreneurship education in secondary schools as well as colleges and universities and assist

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2011/10/05/National_Self-Employment_Initiative_For_Small_Business_Needed (2016-02-14)
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  • Small Biz Reax To POTUS Jobs Plan
    Me Account Benefits Optional Benefits Payment Details Expert Questions Email Subscriptions Membership Directory Press Releases The Latest News from the NASE View all NASE news Small Biz Reax To POTUS Jobs Plan Thursday September 08 2011 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Small Tweaks to Existing Law Creates Jobs and Boosts Economy Washington D C September 8 2011 As President Barack Obama presents the American Jobs Act before a joint session of Congress Kristie L Arslan President CEO of the National Association for the Self Employed the leading advocate for our nation s smallest businesses the self employed and micro businesses offered the following statement on critical actions both the President and Congress can take to get our economy moving We can all agree that we must take bold action to address persistently high unemployment and get Americans back to work Small business is the engine of our economy and now is not the time to pay lip service to the small business community now is the time to turn those words into action America s smallest businesses the self employed and micro business are looking for our policymakers to make small tweaks to existing law that will go a long way The key is for any action taken to have a measurable and positive impact on the economy Economists estimate that each dollar added to employees paychecks thanks to payroll tax relief generates 90 cents in spending A pretty good economic stimulus but extending that same dollar to employers as well will generate an additional 1 20 in economic activity Broad payroll tax relief will allow the self employed who pay both the employee and employer portions of the payroll tax to significantly stimulate the economy Stabilization and growth is essential

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2011/09/08/Small_Biz_Reax_To_POTUS_Jobs_Plan (2016-02-14)
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  • NASE Gives $52,000 In College Scholarships
    all NASE news NASE Gives 52 000 In College Scholarships Monday August 22 2011 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Over 1 9 Million Awarded In 23 Years Of Academic Support Washington D C August 22 2011 Just as states across the nation are cutting financial aid due to budget shortfalls the National Association for the Self Employed awarded 52 000 in scholarship money to help 10 families send their children to college Merit based scholarships worth 4 000 were awarded to 10 students The NASE Future Entrepreneur received 12 000 with a promise of 4 000 more for his senior year as long as he maintains a high academic performance The scholarship awards will be used to defray the cost of tuition which has risen to an average of 7 605 per year for four year public colleges and 27 293 per year for private schools according to the College Board For 23 years the NASE has viewed this scholarship program as a way to help our members send their children to college said Kristie L Arslan NASE president The students can study any subject at any accredited college I m proud we can help these students achieve their dreams The NASE Scholarship Program began in 1989 as a way to invest in the future of entrepreneurship Since its start over 1 9 million has been awarded to the dependents of NASE Members The 2011 NASE Future Entrepreneur Benjamin Seidel from Columbia Mo is the founder of website development company SRADCO Web Designs and co founder of CentralMO com a community resource website With his scholarship of 16 000 he will be continuing his studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia as a junior this fall The 2011 NASE 4

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2011/08/22/NASE_Gives_52_000_In_College_Scholarships (2016-02-14)
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  • Web Guru Receives NASE College Scholarship Of $16,000
    Questions Email Subscriptions Membership Directory Press Releases The Latest News from the NASE View all NASE news Web Guru Receives NASE College Scholarship Of 16 000 Monday August 22 2011 For Immediate Release Contact Kristin Oberlander 202 466 2100 koberlander NASEadmin org Twitter NASEtweets Columbia Mo Student Founded Web Design Business Launched Community Resource Website Washington D C August 22 2011 Benjamin Seidel of Columbia Mo built his first website when he was just 13 and started his own Web design company with his father s help three years later Seidel s company SRADCO Web Design soon added website hosting search engine optimization and other services requested by clients In 2009 Seidel launched CentralMO com a community resource website through his second company Central Missouri Online LLC Seidel s ability to successfully run his businesses while pursuing a college education as well as his plans to take his businesses to the next level led to his selection as the National Association for the Self Employed s Future Entrepreneur for 2011 2011 Future Entrepreneur Ben Seidel Photo credit Jeremy DeWeese As the NASE Future Entrepreneur Seidel receives a college scholarship of 16 000 He receives 12 000 this year with a promise of 4 000 more for his senior year as long as he maintains a high academic performance This fall Seidel will be entering his junior year at the University of Missouri in Columbia where he is majoring in economics and finance He graduated from Christian Fellowship School with a 3 9 grade point average Ben embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that is thriving in young people across America says NASE President Kristie L Arslan The NASE is proud that this scholarship will help Ben achieve his dreams for the future The NASE Future Entrepreneur Scholarship is the largest scholarship of

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2011/08/22/Web_Guru_Receives_NASE_College_Scholarship_Of_16_000 (2016-02-14)
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  • Small Biz Reax To Credit Downgrade
    for our nation s smallest businesses the self employed and micro businesses offered the following statement on the impact the downgrade will have on the small business community Congress spent the summer playing debt limit roulette and the country is struggling to make sense of the 11th hour outcome and what it means for the weak pulse of economic recovery Credit rating giant Standards Poor s did not hesitate to pass judgment on our political leaders and cite a lack of confidence in their ability to manage the deficit when it downgraded America s credit rating on Friday It appears so far that the stock market is inclined to agree with S P s assessment Americans have good reason to be disgusted with Congress for risking our fragile recovery with political brinksmanship Not only did the downgrade make our country s long term debt a less attractive investment but it will also likely raise interest rates for the 22 million self employed entrepreneurs who are focused on getting their business and as a result the economy back on track Increasing the cost of business and personal loans during difficult economic conditions is not a formula for growth Even the smallest business has to manage its debt and balance its books to succeed It shouldn t be too much to ask the world s largest economy to demonstrate the same level of fiscal responsibility During a press conference on Monday President Obama called on the U S Congress to extend the payroll tax break to encourage economic activity while our fiscal woes continue Specifically we should extend the payroll tax cut as soon as possible so that workers have more money in their paychecks next year and businesses have more customers next year In fact if Congress fails to extend the

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2011/08/09/Small_Biz_Reax_To_Credit_Downgrade (2016-02-14)
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  • CA Business Owner Receives $20,000 Award From NASE For Small-Business Excellence And Innovation
    from the National Association for the Self Employed NASE in recognition of her excellent small business practices and her success in doing less with more while simultaneously driving innovation Bennett founded Wicked Coursing a lure coursing equipment manufacturer in 2008 Wicked Coursing specializes in fun and easy to use equipment for lure coursing a fast paced chase sport for dogs As a member of the NASE Bennett applied for and received a 5 000 Growth Grant in December 2010 part of 550 000 in grants given by the NASE since 2006 in response to members needs for access to capital According to an NASE Member survey 77 of America s micro business owners do not believe there are enough funding resources available A majority of respondents reported having to use personal savings to start their businesses and identified a need for funding from associations and nonprofit organizations Bennett used the original grant funds to launch Wicked Coursing s latest and most accessible product the ZippityDog for sale on her website Some of the funds were also used for tooling for a critical component in the L il Monster product allowing Wicked Coursing to remain competitive but also grow and bring an entry level product to market Bennett had received orders for 20 ZippityDog machines shortly after launching the product on her website and has already sold more of her products in the first two quarters of 2011 than in entire past years Bennett s ability to leverage a small amount of money to expand her business as well as her drive to design manufacture and bring multiple products to market on her own prompted the NASE to select her out of 16 other grant recipients for a further financial award of 20 000 Transforming just the glimmer of an idea

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2011/07/18/CA_Business_Owner_Receives_20_000_Award_From_NASE_For_Small-Business_Excellence_And_Innovation (2016-02-14)
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