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  • NASE Self-Employed Magazine Archive
    previous recessions say this time has been more difficult Buddy System Nov 23 2010 Micro business owners can see big benefits from teaming up with other business owners who offer complementary products or services or who target similar customers Reduce These Hidden Costs Nov 23 2010 Finding ways to cut unnoticed home office costs can improve your profits NASE Member Profile Caffeine Buzz Nov 23 2010 Gary Perkins has been an NASE Member since 1993 He and his wife Marie own DaVinci s Gallery Coffee House in Fremont Ohio Their website is artsandcoffee com From The President That s The Spirit Sep 13 2010 The entrepreneurial spirit might have been a bit shaken during the past few troubling years But it s alive and thriving nowadays Zach Gosling Receives The 2010 NASE Future Entrepreneur Scholarship Sep 13 2010 Zachary Gosling was just 13 when he starting building an auction website that would be supported by advertising and sponsorships rather than by the big fees charged by giant auction site eBay NASE Gives 80 000 In College Scholarships Sep 13 2010 This year the NASE awarded a 4 000 scholarship to 20 deserving dependents of NASE Members These students can use their scholarships to study any subject at the college of their choice Schmoozing For Sales Sep 13 2010 When consultant Jennifer Schaus joined LinkedIn a couple of years ago she looked upon the social network as little more than a convenient way to keep track of clients and prospects Biz Apps For Your iPhone Sep 13 2010 Whether you re in your home office or on the go these top notch iPhone apps are guaranteed to help you manage your schedule organize your data and optimize your workflow Check Apple s App Store for up to the minute price info How To Keep Pace Sep 13 2010 NASE Member Chris Lamb who owns Lamb Exterminating LLC in Gloucester Va is in an industry that s regulated by various government agencies and is constantly changing He doesn t dare allow himself to be unaware of new laws or new technology if he wants to remain competitive in business Bootstrap Your Way To Business Success Sep 13 2010 It takes money to make money the old saying goes But in today s tight credit climate getting the money needed to grow and expand a business has become difficult if not nearly impossible at least from traditional financing sources like banks and private investors Double Duty Sep 13 2010 If you re the parent of a special needs child you ve proven that you can handle a tough and rewarding job Perhaps you ve also chosen self employment so you can spend more time with your child NASE Member Profile Multifamily Makeovers Sep 13 2010 Nicole Pulley has been an NASE Member for two years She owns Interior Affairs in San Antonio Texas E Waste Is Not a Dirty Word Jul 12 2010 What are you supposed to do with broken or outdated

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    planning NASE Member Profile Building On A Dream Jul 12 2010 Brian Brophy has been an NASE Member for five years He owns New Creation Construction in Lockeford Calif His website is newcreationconstruction us From the President Try Something New May 13 2010 Sometimes it s exciting and fun to try something new Other times it s downright scary Cheers May 13 2010 In contrast to Chamber of Commerce gatherings or city business networking hours being a member of a community with a common interest such as environmental sustainability can set your micro business apart from the competition On the Move May 13 2010 Remember the manual typewriter Imagine relying on one today to run your micro business How much time and profit would you have lost if you had clung to that relic Social Media Safety 4 Tips May 13 2010 Many home based business owners are leveraging social networking tools like Facebook MySpace and Twitter to boost their bottom line In the same spirit entrepreneurial thieves are using the sites to look for new business while minimizing the risk of getting caught Lending A Hand May 13 2010 Diane Parker expected to pay for her new home with the funds received from the sale of her previous one Suddenly the sale of her first house fell through creating a serious cash squeeze Common problem right What s not so common was the solution NASE Awards 95 243 In Business Development Grants May 13 2010 Last year the NASE awarded Business Development Grants to 20 members who put the money to work buying equipment upgrading their offices with technology launching new websites and more Smart Money May 13 2010 It s not what you make but what you keep While it s not clear who first uttered these words of financial wisdom anyone who s been in business for any length of time can attest to their accuracy Sales may be great but business success ultimately hinges on your ability to earn a profit 5 Fitness Tips For Road Warriors May 13 2010 Finding time to tend to health and well being is a challenge for the notoriously time starved self employed Throw a business trip into the mix and it s easy to make excuses to slack off NASE Member Profile Arachnophobia May 13 2010 Keith Birkemeyer has been an NASE Member for two years He owns ProBest Pest Management in Gilbert Ariz From The President Time For Action Mar 05 2010 This year is flying by Already it s time for business owners to think about taxes And to plan for retirement And to ramp up their marketing Wish List Mar 05 2010 Hoping to land a product in a 2010 holiday gift guide Then now s the time to make your sales pitch Is A Roth Right For You Mar 05 2010 The benefits of a Roth individual retirement account IRA which have been inaccessible to many self employed individuals and micro business owners may finally

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  • NASE Self-Employed Magazine Archive
    business owners and self employed professionals rely on contracts with government entities for a significant portion of their annual revenue Home Office Makeovers That Won t Cost You A Cent Jan 06 2010 Many of us spend more time in our home offices than any other area in the house so it seems strange that these workspaces are often neglected How many stay at home workers dragged a desk into some unused corner when they started their business and never looked back Back To Basics Jan 06 2010 In the not so distant past a business needed only a few basics to ensure success A good location decent customer service and an advertisement in the local newspaper was just about all a micro business really needed to attract customers and keep sales coming Get More Bang for Your Labor Buck Jan 06 2010 Micro business owners everywhere are relying more than ever on freelance workers It s A Girl Jan 06 2010 The appearance of a baby bump in the office is cause for joy But when you re the business owner it can also induce anxiety NASE Member Profile Musical Moola Jan 06 2010 Jessica Scheitler has been an NASE Member for about four years She owns Financial Groove with offices in Las Vegas and New York City Her Web site is www financialgroove com From The President Lessons Learned Oct 30 2009 What a year The economy sputtered to say the least Credit for micro businesses tightened like a tourniquet Some small companies had to lay off employees Others simply went belly up And still others well they re thriving The NASE Presents 30 000 Achievement Award To Member Oct 30 2009 A year ago Maryland CPA Tiffany Washington would never have dreamed that she would be adding 30 000 to her own business s ledgers But thanks to the NASE s 2009 Achievement Award that s exactly what she s doing Community Spirit Oct 30 2009 Last spring with the recession taking a toll on the business community in the Reno Nev area Clint Jolly and some colleagues decided to hold an event to raise the visibility of locally owned independents like his meat market Butcher Boy The May fair drew 60 of Butcher Boy s local vendors many of them micro businesses like Buckbean Brewing Company and the marketing agency Media Directions It also drew about 1 200 consumers Good Company Oct 30 2009 Anyone who works out of a home office knows that it can be a lonely place At home the trivial interactions that break up most people s workdays chats around the copy machine birthday cake in the break room are in short supply Property Lease Do Over Oct 30 2009 Carla the owner of an Atlanta gift shop knows only too well what a recession can do to the financial health of a micro business Earlier this year a steep sales decline made it tough for her to pay the rent No

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  • NASE Self-Employed Magazine Archive
    coronadoappraisalsvc com Should You Twitter Aug 31 2009 Twitter is gaining popularity at an astonishing rate and it s not just for those in the limelight How To Hire Your Brother Aug 31 2009 In these tough economic times it s not uncommon for micro business owners to be approached by family members or friends looking for a job Laid off from work and unsuccessful in landing a new job these relatives and friends may feel like you re their last hope for employment Brainstorming Solo Aug 31 2009 We all know being creative isn t easy and it can be especially challenging for folks who work in home offices with nary a brainstorming partner nearby Here are five tips for sparking creativity even when you work alone From The President Green Shoots Aug 31 2009 Amid all the doom and gloom recited about the slumping economy some people recently started talking about seeing green shoots What they meant was that they were seeing the beginnings of recovery and growth in the tattered economy Words Of Wisdom Aug 31 2009 Startups need to take extra care to avoid obvious missteps that could kill their ventures before the inevitable economic turnaround kicks in and carries them to the relative security of an established business We ve gathered some gems of wisdom just for you From the President Jul 29 2009 These days micro business owners are looking for opportunities opportunities to reduce costs attract new customers build business relationships influence business friendly regulations and more Look Who s Talking Jul 29 2009 Word of mouth referrals have always been a powerful way for micro business owners to get new customers without incurring costly marketing and advertising expenses But people are no longer solely sharing their opinions over their backyard fences with neighbors or at office water coolers with colleagues These days they re posting their opinions online for total strangers to read And those opinions are having a real impact on consumers and businesses alike Why You Don t Need To Super Size Jul 29 2009 Few people in the business world look down on home based companies these days But if a potential client balks because of your firm s lack of size or real estate use your smallness and your homeyness to your advantage Local Politics Jul 29 2009 The health of your micro business depends to a great extent on business friendly decision making from your town and county governments Savings For Employers Jul 29 2009 If you have employees the NASE has money saving benefits for your micro business Log in to MyNASE at www NASE org and enter the Quick Link to learn more Read The Fine Print Jul 29 2009 You might mistake the credit card horror stories for urban legends if they weren t being reported by every major news source Countless Americans are struggling with the changing terms of their credit card agreements Lenders are instituting new fees even as they lower credit

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  • NASE Self-Employed Magazine Archive
    moribund merchandise sitting on your floor Can You Take The Home Office Deduction Jul 01 2009 Can you or can t you take the home office deduction This is one of the most vexing questions faced by home based business owners The Delegators Jul 01 2009 There are only so many hours in the day and so much energy that solo operators can spend in their businesses If they want to grow the enterprise while keeping their health and sanity they need to let go and pay someone to handle certain parts of the business Working In The Trenches Jul 01 2009 While the military hones traits for success many veterans need assistance to launch viable micro businesses Free and low cost options exist Here s a roundup of services available for vets Employing Disabled Workers Is Good For Business Jul 01 2009 The next time you re hiring there s a good chance you could meet an applicant with a disability According to the 2000 Census about 50 million Americans about one in five people have some form of disability Driven To Distraction Apr 07 2009 One reason the home office workday stretches into an exhaustive 12 hours rather than merely a weary 10 is because we re so easily distracted From the President Apr 07 2009 The economy is shifting under our feet Technology is speeding into the future Tax regulations and travel rules are different today than they were yesterday Connect With Customers Apr 07 2009 It wasn t too long ago that micro business owners could contemplate in all seriousness whether they needed a business Web site Being Fort Knox Apr 07 2009 Cash is the lifeblood of your business You need a steady supply for everything from paying rent and buying supplies to purchasing inventory and meeting payroll Get Smart Apr 07 2009 The most capable computer can t touch the human brain when it comes to speed sophistication and capabilities You spend time babying your desktop or laptop machine JET LAG Apr 07 2009 Shake ups across the air travel industry have given even the most seasoned travelers a newfound fear of flying STOP The No Shows Apr 07 2009 Large businesses have long had the luxury of employing receptionists telephone operators and online booking tools to serve customers Talking Points Apr 07 2009 I am a voice over actor who narrates and writes commercial spots video scripts online material and phone mail system greetings Fatal Errors Apr 07 2009 In the best of times making financial mistakes can set a micro business back In tough economic times like we re facing today though making those same mistakes can be fatal Springtime Savings Apr 07 2009 Get out of the office and have some fun this spring with these money saving benefits from the NASE Log in to MyNASE at www NASE org to explore all of your benefits From the President Jan 01 2009 Entrepreneurs are generally an optimistic group But given enough

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  • NASE Self-Employed Magazine Archive
    Fountain of Youth Jan 01 2009 Your waistband is getting tighter you haven t been able to touch your toes in 10 years and the last time you sprinted after a Frisbee you got winded in a few seconds Don t Get Derailed By Downtime Jan 01 2009 It s the new year and with it business owners hope come busy days ahead Of course there will likely be some slow periods too Rather than dread these downtimes plan to use them to your advantage You Can Go Home Again Jan 01 2009 The economy is tight Customers are tight fisted Many micro business owners are eyeing that monthly check for the lease of their commercial office and thinking of a thousand better uses for the money From the President Nov 01 2008 Trying new ideas is a hallmark of entrepreneurs From rolling out expanded services to experimenting with marketing campaigns micro business owners find success in testing out new ideas even if those ideas fail Holiday Gift Savings Nov 01 2008 Save money on holiday gifts by using your NASE benefits Oops How To Fix Costly Marketing Mistakes Nov 01 2008 Marketing is bewildering to many micro business owners who are far more versed in their own business niche than arcane marketing details that seem to take time from their primary work Green Cleaning Nov 01 2008 Jaclyn Stanley has been an NASE Member for one year She and her husband Aaron own Stanley s Tile Office Cleaning Inc in Lafayette Ind All Fired UP Nov 01 2008 NASE Member Bob Peckenpaugh had two significant reasons for starting his own business The Home Loan Group Inc in Indianapolis Ind When he worked for someone else he often didn t get home at night before his two children went to bed The 2008 NASE Future Entrepreneur Scholarship Nov 01 2008 The Newtonville Mass resident was already a straight A student at St Sebastian s School in Needham and president of the freshman class NASE Gives 80 000 In College Scholarships Nov 01 2008 This year the NASE awarded a 4 000 scholarship to 20 deserving students of NASE Members These students can use their scholarship funds to study any subject at the college of their choice Don t Risk It All Nov 01 2008 Not having the proper home office insurance or under insuring your home based business can put you at a big risk Act Now To Cut Your Taxes Nov 01 2008 The year is quickly coming to a close But you still have time to cut your 2008 tax bill The trick is to take action now not wait until April 15 when Uncle Sam expects his dues Got The Holiday Blues Nov 01 2008 The blues have been around since well human beings Everyone experiences an occasional cloudy spell sometimes for no apparent reason Great Performances Nov 01 2008 You want the most bang for your buck when you invest money in your business If you

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  • NASE Self-Employed Magazine Archive
    Finance Accounting Health Care Reform Marketing Advertising Real Estate Information Technology NASE Minute Get Help Tax Healthcare Reform Health Marketing 101 Business Management Marketing Advertising 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 Self Employed In depth articles about marketing finance management customer service and more The NASE Presents 30 000 Achievement Award To Member Sep 01 2008 More children will be playing with safe earth friendly toys thanks to this year s NASE Achievement Award recipient Sheri Novak What A Pain Sep 01 2008 More than 45 million people in the United States have chronic headaches says the National Headache Foundation and 28 million of those suffer from migraines Are You Saving Enough For Your Golden Years Sep 01 2008 If you re afraid you ll be scavenging for pennies during your retirement years you re not alone Now Hiring Sep 01 2008 What s the fastest way to double the size of your home based business Hire your first employee But while you ll now have additional help you can also double your headaches if you don t hire the right person for your home office Recession Proof Your Business Sep 01 2008 Micro business owners aren t escaping the anguish of the economic downturn In a recent online poll conducted by the NASE 86 percent of respondents reported a moderate to significant impact on the health of their firms How to Stop a Thief

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  • Washington Watch - November 19, 2015
    haven t taken advantage of retirement plan previously MyRA has been a long standing initiative that the President has promoted to encourage all Americans to save for retirement The plans are free and contributions amounts are determined by the individual making it easy to save You can set up the plan to deduct automatically from your paycheck via direct deposit link to your checking and or savings account or direct any part of your federal tax return to your account The NASE does not endorse MyRA but believes that it is important for our members to save for retirement and MyRA is one of the many tools that can be used by the self employed to save including Roth IRA accounts With the launch of MyRA comes heightened awareness as to the lack of savings by individuals for retirement two recent studies highlight the issue the 2015 Federal Reserve Report demonstrated that 31 people who are still working said they have no retirement savings or pension at all Employees who are close to retirement age average only 12 000 in savings according to a 2013 report by the National Institute on Retirement Savings Speaker Paul Ryan R WI In a stunning turn of events following the surprise resignation of Speaker John Boehner R OH in October that saw Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy R CA remove himself from contention Ways and Means Chairman and former Vice Presidential Candidate Rep Paul Ryan R OH was sworn in as the 54th Speaker of the House Small Business Saturday is Almost Here Shop Small Shop Local Hopefully by the time Saturday November 28th rolls around you have fully digested your Thanksgiving dinner so that you can support a favorite small business in your local community The NASE is proud to support Small Business Saturday

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