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  • NASE Benefit Details - Small Business Grants - Growth Grants
    Real Estate Calculators Business Breakeven Analysis Calculator Cash Flow Calculator Equipment Buy vs Lease Investment Annual Rate of Return Calculator Mortgage Mortgage Loan Calculator Retirement Savings and Planning 401 k Calculator How long will my retirement savings last Tax 1040 Tax Calculator Payroll Deductions Calculator Self Employment Tax Calculator Helpful Links ASBDC Member Directory Search My NASE About Me Account Benefits Optional Benefits Payment Details Expert Questions Email Subscriptions Membership Directory NASE Growth Grants Micro business owners can always use a little money to get a leg up That s why we created our growth grants program to help members take their businesses to the next level About Grants for Small Business from the NASE Worth up to 4 000 each NASE Members can apply for small business grants Small business grants are useful for financing a particular small business need Past recipients used their growth grants for computers farm equipment to hire part time help marketing materials website creation and more What does your business need Ready to apply Look in the blue bar above and log in with your NASE Web account then click here Still have Questions 2016 17 NASE Growth Grant FAQ Shaquille Pariag Clairvoyance June 2015 Brooke Kinsey Bleu Fig May 2015 Ernesto Dominguez The Senior Club Professional Advanced Adult Day Care April 2015 Russell Edwards Major Appliance HQ March 2015 Want to see more recipients Click here for a complete list Thank you for approving our application for the small business grant It is a wonderful thing to start and continue a small business debt free The check has allowed us to step forward in a way that we may not have had the means to do for years Though our business is new and we have future goals that we will achieve by

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/become-a-member/grants-and-scholarships/BusinessDevelopmentGrants.aspx (2016-02-14)
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  • NASE Scholarship Programs | Entrepreneurial Education & Training
    Employment Tax Calculator Helpful Links ASBDC Member Directory Search My NASE About Me Account Benefits Optional Benefits Payment Details Expert Questions Email Subscriptions Membership Directory NASE Dependents Scholarship Program The NASE is here to help you pursue continuing education and training for your business and help your dependents achieve their dreams of a college education NASE Scholarships 3 000 Awards This award winning program is open to legal dependents of NASE Members ages 16 24 To apply students need to be high school students or college undergraduates planning to enroll in college for the upcoming fall semester Consideration is based upon Leadership abilities Academic performance Teacher recommendations Career and educational background School and community participation Financial need Apply Online Today Still Have Questions 2016 17 NASE Dependent Scholarship Program FAQ Here are the latest recipients Siddhart Agarwal Windham New Hampshire Siddhart plans to use the scholarship to attend Tufts University where he will study Biomedical Engineering Dalton Hegeholz Lincoln Nebraska Dalton plans to use the scholarship to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University Kelly Langford San Antonio Texas Kelly plans to use the scholarship to attend The University of Texas at San Antonio where she will study Nursing Hope Tedrow Gilbert Arizona Hope plans to use the scholarship to attend Grand Canyon University where she will study Elementary Education Access Your Benefits Our exclusive Member Benefit allows you to save money on your personal and professional expenses Access Your Benefits Join the NASE Today The NASE is America s leading non profit association providing educational resources benefits and a seat at the table in Washington D C Become a Member We wanted to say thank you so much to the NASE for awarding our son Mike one of your scholarships As any self employed person knows college money is hard to come

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/become-a-member/grants-and-scholarships/Scholarships.aspx (2016-02-14)
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  • Connect Lending & National Association for the Self Employed Partner to Help Small Businesses Gain Access to Capital
    Association for the Self Employed NASE the nation s leading advocate and resource for the self employed and micro business community announced today the formation of a new partnership tailored to better serve the business funding needs of NASE members This agreement provides NASE members with access to a wide range of national commercial lenders experienced in providing self employed business owners with diverse financing opportunities With this partnership we re focused on matching NASE members to lenders that will serve their commercial lending needs said Rick Burgess CEO of Connect Lending This partnership exemplifies our commitment to supporting entrepreneurs and business owners with access to alternative and traditional funding options Connect Lending s Proprietary Algorithm Lending Matching Software PALMS Platform brings together lenders and business owners in an online marketplace to connect business owners to lenders suited to their lending needs Each lender and business owner fills out a profile for their lending criteria and funding priorities how funds will be used when funds are needed etc The system is engineered to provide the best match between lenders based on their specific loan criteria coupled to a business owner s answers Using this system NASE members will be matched to lenders suited to their specific industry and funding needs designed to match the right lender with the right business When entrepreneurs take the bold step to start their own small business they often struggle with securing the finances needed to open their doors said John Hearrell Vice President of Membership and Affiliate Programs From startup capital to general operating funds small business owners need to have access to loans to ensure their businesses can open grow and expand Our members will benefit from this new partnership through an investment in the entrepreneurial spirit of the small business community by connecting experienced lenders with like minded small businesses NASE members also enjoy a comprehensive list of benefits designed to help small business owners and sole proprietors start and grow their business A complete listing of benefits available to NASE members is available here NASE members are offered a host of resources designed to help support entrepreneurs and small employers including access to professional Ask the Experts services in tax health care and marketing a navigational assistant health care portal scholarships and grants discounts on shipping rates and affordable email marketing systems and webhosting services NASE s newest member benefits continue the tradition of providing real world bottom line assistance to small business owners To become a member of NASE apply online here About Connect Lending Connect Lending provides an online platform to match business owners to the right lender for their business solution Our cloud based database has access to thousands of lenders nationwide that offer over 42 different funding types supporting everything from startup financing alternative lending and traditional lending We develop our advisor networks to help business owners establish relationships with their alternative and traditional lenders for a community driven lending marketplace proving we are the connection to

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2016/01/27/connect-lending-national-association-for-the-self-employed-partner-to-help-small-businesses-gain-access-to-capital (2016-02-14)
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  • NASE Reaction to the State of the Union Address
    small business community an important part of his address tonight two small business owners are guests in the First Lady s box Mark Davis of Washington D C and Ronna Rice of Greeley CO The NASE offered the following reaction encouraging the Obama Administration and Congress to work together on tax reform and health care flexibility America s small business community the self employed and micro businesses nationwide have waited far too long for fairness and equity in the tax code said Keith Hall President and CEO As millions of small businesses prepare to file their income taxes this coming April now is the time to address comprehensive tax reform America s businesses deserve reforms ensuring fairness equity and simplification in our nation s tax code Any meaningful reform must include both changes to corporate rates as well as the individual tax rate In order for the small businesses that line Main Streets across America to be robust and competitive they must be treated equally like their corporate counterparts on Wall Street As our nation s health care system comes into its own we still have a crucial part of the program that must be addressed health reimbursement arrangements Katie Vlietstra Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs An unintended consequence of health reform was the placement of unrealistic limitations on the use of HRAs We encourage the Obama Administration to work with Congress to enact vital bipartisan legislation to correct this gross oversight penalizing small businesses utilizing this important health care tool American small businesses and the entire health care system are counting on our policymakers to ensure all Americans have access to affordable health care Sens Charles Grassley R IA and Heidi Heitkamp D ND have introduced bipartisan legislation S 1697 the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act which would allow an employer with fewer than 50 employees that does not offer group health insurance coverage to establish a health reimbursement arrangement A bipartisan companion bill has also been introduced in the U S House of Representatives H R 2911 by U S Reps Charles Boustany R LA and Mike Thompson D CA Earlier this year the Treasury Department announced that it is delaying the enforcement of the technical guidance issued in September 2013 regarding Health Reimbursement Accounts HRAs a key health care tool for America s smallest employers HRAs have long been used to help small business owners provide some level of financial support for their employees As an unintended consequence of the ACA the prohibition placed upon the use of HRAs is detrimental to small businesses and their employees across the country The change resulted in a particularly negative impact on small employers with 49 or less employees that are under no legal obligation to provide a qualified healthcare plan for their employees under the employer mandate of the ACA When the technical guidance was issued NASE submitted a draft response illustrating its affect on the small business community Earlier this year Vlietstra penned an op

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2016/01/12/nase-reaction-to-the-state-of-the-union-address (2016-02-14)
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  • National Association for the Self-Employed Awards Third Quarter Small Business Growth Grants
    the critical investments needed to grow and expand their local businesses Hearrell continued The expansion of this year s Growth Grant program is a clear indication of our support and belief in America s small business and self employed community American small businesses are providing the fuel for our country s economic engine and creating jobs in towns across the nation From Detroit Michigan to Indian Trail North Carolina America s small businesses are the backbone of our country s economic security The recipients of the 2015 third quarter NASE Growth Grants are Mainely Cupcakes located in Indian Trail North Carolina Cassandra Tindell owner of Mainely Cupcakes became an NASE member in August 2015 Mainely Cupcakes is a home based on line business that has provided baked goods for customers throughout the Charlotte North Carolina area as well as the Southeastern United States Mainely Cupcakes not only employees local residents but is also active in its local community by providing cakes for Icing Smiles a non profit organization that provides The Cake of a Life Time for terminally ill children and their siblings and donating baked goods in support of the local school system Locals Grow Smart located in Washington D C Locals a community focused vertical aquaponics farm based out of the Washington DC area is owned by Nadia Robinson Robinson became an NASE member in September 2015 Locals goal is to transform abandoned buildings into living technology and urban agriculture At Locals the company s resource efficient technologies demonstrate how vertical aquaponics farms can supply neighboring communities with locally grown superior quality and fresh produce while preserving the natural resources and building a better future McConnell Communications located in Detroit Michigan McConnell Communications a public relations and marketing firm is owned and operated by Darci McConnell a veteran journalist McConnell Communications helps people communicate in a way to get others to act such as assisting hundreds of fast food workers to tell the public why the minimum wage isn t enough to take care of a family McConnell Communications celebrated its 10 year anniversary in May and the company continues to be active in helping in the rebirth and stability of the Detroit community by providing an incubator setting for high school and college students for mentoring services and volunteer opportunities Since 2006 the NASE has awarded over half a million dollars to members through the Growth Grant program by providing small business grants NASE s Growth Grant program is intended for businesses planning to take the next step in their venture It provides available capital for small businesses and sole proprietors to be able to hire and train additional employees market their business in new and existing ways or invest in new equipment or software Applications for the NASE s 2015 Growth Grant program are currently being accepted from now through December 10 th 2015 Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year and winning small businesses will be awarded 4 000 grants monthly throughout

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2015/12/17/national-association-for-the-self-employed-awards-third-quarter-small-business-growth-grants (2016-02-14)
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  • Small Biz Community Calls on Sen. Heitkamp to Move HRA Bill as Part of Year-End Tax Negotiations
    System Works for All Americans WASHINGTON D C As negotiations continue in the U S Congress on a potential compromise around a package of expired tax breaks the small business community is calling on Senator Heidi Heitkamp D ND to include the critical Small Business Healthcare Relief Act as part of the compromise The calls today are being led by the National Association for the Self Employed NASE the nation s leading advocate and resource for the self employed and micro business community NASE is asking North Dakota Senator Heitkamp to ensure the health care system works for all Americans by moving this critical piece of bipartisan legislation supported by both houses of Congress As a leader in the small business community we are calling on Senator Heitkamp to protect America s Main Street from an unintended consequence of the Affordable Care Act said Katie Vlietstra NASE Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs If Congress is to rectify this unintended consequence harming America s small business community now is the time to act Senator Heitkamp should immediately work with Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle to include the widely supported HRA legislation as part of the tax extenders compromise currently being negotiated Senator Heitkamp is a leading original sponsor of the legislation S 1697 the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act which would allow an employer with fewer than 50 employees that does not offer group health insurance coverage to establish a health reimbursement arrangement American small businesses and the entire health care system are counting on the Senator to not only move this bill but encourage and recruit her fellow Democrats and Republicans to support this much needed legislation Our greatest hope in reversing this unfortunate tax on the small business community is for this legislation to become part of the tax package currently being debated in Congress continued Vlietstra Earlier this year the Treasury Department announced that it is delaying the enforcement of the technical guidance issued in September 2013 regarding Health Reimbursement Accounts HRAs a key health care tool for America s smallest employers HRAs have long been used to help small business owners provide some level of financial support for their employees As an unintended consequence of the ACA the prohibition placed upon the use of HRAs is detrimental to small businesses and their employees across the country The change resulted in a particularly negative impact on small employers with 49 or less employees that are under no legal obligation to provide a qualified health care plan for their employees under the employer mandate of the ACA When the technical guidance was issued NASE submitted a draft response illustrating its affect on the small business community Earlier this year Vlietstra penned an op ed on this health care situation for The Hill s Congress Blog The National Association for the Self Employed NASE is the nation s leading resource for the self employed and micro businesses bringing a broad range of benefits to

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2015/12/16/small-biz-community-calls-on-sen.-heitkamp-to-move-hra-bill-as-part-of-year-end-tax-negotiations (2016-02-14)
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  • National Association for the Self-Employed Releases Infographic Illustrating Economic Power of Small Businesses
    Self Employed Releases Infographic Illustrating Economic Power of Small Businesses Tuesday November 24 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Kristofer Eisenla LUNA EISENLA media kristofer lunaeisenlamedia com 202 670 5747 mobile Encourages Consumers to Use NASE s Small Business Locator to Identify Connect with Small Businesses Across the Country DALLAS TX 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 a new infographic highlighting the economic power of America s small business community The millions of small businesses across our country continue to be the backbone of America s economy said Keith Hall President and CEO of NASE Over 23 million self employed and small business owners located in every community and in every sector throughout the United States provide the fuel for our economy The simple fact is that when America s small businesses do well the American economy thrives During Small Business Saturday this week and throughout the year I hope consumers understand the importance of buying American and buying local by supporting our small business community The infographic released today by the National Association for the Self Employed shows that in 2014 63 of new private sector jobs were created by small businesses and that 2014 Small Business Saturday sales surpassed 14 3 billion Click here or above for a link to the infographic In addition to today s infographic release the National Association for the Self Employed also encourages consumers across the country to identify and connect with small business in their local communities by using the NASE Small Business Locator The NASE Small Business Locator is a searchable database allowing consumers to located NASE s self employed and micro businesses in their local communities across the country The database also allows consumers to search by industry to more readily connect with the specific business service they need The NASE Small Business Locator is a one stop shop for consumers to identify and connect with our member businesses nationwide said John Hearrell Vice President of Membership and Affiliate Programs It s an easily searchable database for consumers nationwide who are interested in seeking out opportunities to support their local business community To book an NASE spokesperson to discuss Small Business Saturday or America s small business community please contact Kristofer Eisenla at kristofer lunaeisenlamedia com or via mobile at 202 670 5747 The National Association for the Self Employed NASE is the nation s leading resource for the self employed and micro businesses bringing a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy The NASE Small Business Locator helps identify and connect our nation s smallest businesses In addition NASE s new health care portal helps small business owners navigate the nation s health care marketplace The NASE is

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2015/11/24/national-association-for-the-self-employed-releases-infographic-illustrating-economic-power-of-small-businesses (2016-02-14)
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  • NASE & Abounding Business Conference 2016 Partner to Help Small Businesses Succeed
    succeed the National Association for the Self Employed NASE announced today a new partnership with Abounding Business Conference 2016 a 10 city business conference tour to empower small business owners to grow profitable businesses while pursuing their passion As the nation s leading advocate and resource for the self employed and micro business community NASE President and CEO and National Tax Advisor Keith Hall was also announced today as the luncheon keynote speaker for all 10 of the 2016 conference cities The partnership between NASE and the Abounding Business Conference 2016 is a valuable opportunity to bring the expertise needed to cities across the country to help empower America s entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and succeed said Keith Hall NASE President and CEO and National Tax Advisor This is a new chapter in a long history of fulfilling our mission to promote educate and advocate for America s 23 million self employed and micro business owners The Abounding Business Conference 2016 is a business empowerment event created to reach thousands of entrepreneurs to equip them with the skills insights and information needed to take them beyond the ABC s of business and into profit so they can live the life they set out to live as entrepreneurs instead of having their businesses running them around the clock Each event is an all day live event presenting to 200 small business owners in each city The ten 2016 cities chosen are all among the Forbes 2015 Top Places for Business and Careers The 2016 cities include Phoenix AZ January 14 Miami Ft Lauderdale FL February 18 Washington DC March 24 Las Vegas NV April 7 Atlanta GA May 12 San Diego CA June 16 Denver July 14 Seattle WA August 11 Charlotte NC September 22 Dallas TX October 13 We are very excited to partner with NASE for the Abounding Business Conference because we share their passion of empowering small business owners said Anthony Kirlew Abounding Business Conference Executive Director We are also looking forward to giving back to the small business community by helping to fund grants and scholarships through the NASE Foundation who we have selected as our national charity partner Whether you are a individual interested in operating in the new gig economy bakery owner or professional service provider there are a host of regulatory issues tax considerations and self employment obligations that must be evaluated to be successful I look forward to advising and guiding the conference participants on how to grow and expand their small businesses in the most beneficial way concluded Hall The theme of the 2016 Abounding Business Conference is Empowering Small Business Owners to Grow Profitable Businesses While Pursuing Their Passion to Live In and On Purpose You can learn more about the Abounding Business Conference including registering for one of the upcoming 2016 conferences by going to http www nase org abc2016 NASE members receive a discount and can register for the conference in their city for only 99 The National

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2015/11/04/nase-abounding-business-conference-2016-partner-to-help-small-businesses-succeed (2016-02-14)
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