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  • The NASE Blog - Current Issues and Topics - For Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
    of Mind Commentary Thursday November 17 2011 Posted by Kristie Arslan As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday season the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction approaches a looming deadline by November 23rd the super committee must provide recommendations to Congress on how to reduce the federal debt by 1 5 trillion In an open letter the 22 million self employed and micro businesses asked to be kept in mind as the super committee determines which cuts will be made to reduce the debt Small business owners and the self employed appreciate the importance of the task at hand because they must keep their financial books balanced in order to maintain a successful What s Small Business Saturday Wednesday November 16 2011 Posted by Kristin Oberlander The National Association for the Self Employed NASE today announced its participation in the second annual Small Business Saturday on November 26 2011 Small Business Saturday is a day for dedicating a portion of holiday shopping to local independently owned small businesses The NASE recognizes the importance of small businesses and the self employed the jobs they create and the culture they instill in local communities There are nearly 22 million self employed businesses in the nation Small businesses also have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years and employ just over half of all Is your business in the Cloud Thursday November 10 2011 Posted by Molly Nelson It may surprise you to know that if you use tools like Gmail Facebook or Twitter for your business you re already in the Cloud The basic concept of the Cloud and cloud computing is that users can store and access information and software on third party servers instead of the actual computer or mobile device in front of them Cloud providers like Amazon Web Services allow users to rent the programs and computing power they need at a given time allowing companies to for example run complex programs scenarios or large datasets on multiple Family Employee Under 15 Ask The Experts Q A Monday November 07 2011 Q I have following questions regarding a family employee child who is under 15 yrs What s the best method of payment direct deposit payroll or checks or cash Can we claim him as DEPENDENT for tax purposes if the annual income paid is under the limit 4 750 applicable for year 2011 For our LLC we have been filing tax returns as a sole proprietor along with individual tax returns Do we have to file additional form for child income A The new employee your child should be treated basically the same as any other non related employee even though there are certainly some differences Refined Tax Code Will Stimulate Entrepreneurship Commentary Thursday November 03 2011 Posted by Kristie Arslan Let s face it corporations are treated very differently than self employed businesses in the U S especially when it comes to taxes A corporation is able to write off the amount

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  • The NASE Blog - Current Issues and Topics - For Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
    These include tax cuts for small businesses that hire new workers or raise worker s wages 50 lower payroll taxes in the next year faster payment for small businesses that contract with the federal government and the reduction of red tape that prevents startups from raising capital and going public A full transcript of the address can be found here Though details of the American Jobs Act as President Obama s plan is called are still forthcoming the speech Still Doing 2010 Taxes And Trying To Obtain Health Insurance Deduction Ask The Experts Q A Wednesday August 31 2011 Q I am doing my 2010 taxes and told my tax preparer about the one time business deduction for health insurance premiums for 2010 However she still records it as an adjustment to income How do I convince her that this is okay for 2010 A The IRS accounted for the new deductibility differently than most people expected The deduction for federal income tax is still accounted for in the same way as in previous years by including the qualified premiums on page one of Form 1040 Line 29 This is an adjustment to income as you mentioned and is indeed the same as Drumroll Please Meet The NASE Scholarship Winners Monday August 29 2011 Counter clockwise from bottom left Diana Thomson Johns Hopkins Aaron Burns Virginia Tech Alexander Vining Bucknell Brendan Langford Drury and Kelly Gwiner Trine Not pictured Taylor Demeter Virginia Posted by Sung Yoo The NASE has awarded 52 000 in college scholarships this year Our NASE Future Entrepreneurship Award went to Benjamin Seidel of Missouri who you will learn more about in the October issue of SelfInformed Meanwhile let s take a look at six of ten NASE Scholarship recipients who are busy preparing for a new semester What did you do this summer Diana I learned how to card at the Lincoln Boyhood Nearly 50 Of Small Business Leaders Don t Use Social Media Wednesday August 24 2011 Posted by Sung Yoo A recent survey of US small business leaders and their social media usage found that many weren t using these important channels to promote their businesses and products Only 12 of businesses described social media promotion as a must and nearly 50 of respondents aren t using social media at all The findings included 47 of respondents indicated they did not use social media for business purposes at all For those that did use social media for their business 19 are using Facebook 15 are using LinkedIn 4 are using Twitter The businesses Be Safe Out There Wednesday August 24 2011 Posted by Molly Nelson It s shaping up to be a wild week along the East Coast After yesterday s earthquake and with the projections that Hurricane Irene will be nearing Florida and making its way north starting tomorrow it seems like a good time to review and update your personal and business disaster preparedness plans FEMA has advice on what to do

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  • The NASE Blog - Current Issues and Topics - For Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
    enough a rather interesting brief was just released by the Kaiser Family Number Of Self Employed Women Continues Upward Trend Wednesday August 10 2011 Posted by Sung Yoo In October 2010 the U S Department of Commerce and the Economic Statistics Administration prepared a report for the White House Council for Women and Girls The report examined disparities in the characteristics of businesses owned by women as compared to those owned by men and focused exclusively on proprietorships partnerships or any type of privately held corporation with one or more owners Exactly the demographics of NASE Members Highlights In 2007 7 8 million firms were owned by women accounting for 30 of all non farm privately held firms in the U S Women owned firms had sales receipts of a Hearing Addresses Prior Approval For Health Insurance Premiums Wednesday August 10 2011 Posted by Jaimie McFarlin The August 2nd hearing of the Senate Health committee Health Reform and Health Insurance Premiums Empowering States addressed efforts to regulate insurance costs since the passage of the Affordable Care Act ACA Starting September 1st health insurance companies must submit for state review any increase in premiums of 10 or more in the individual and small group markets After one year state specific thresholds will be defined depending on their health cost trends The rule creates transparency for health insurance consumers and gives them access to information on whether new provisions under the ACA will raise or Understanding The Credit Rating Of The U S Wednesday August 03 2011 Posted by Mike Beene Now that the debt ceiling debate is behind us where does the United States stand with its creditors We hear a lot about the credit rating but what does that mean in terms of the country Can we make some sense of this all and understand why it matters Before we discuss what the credit rating agencies want from the U S and whether the debt ceiling raise will satisfy them let s look at a little history For over a century the debt of the U S has been rated AAA confirming the long held belief that bonds What Are Consumption Taxes Monday August 01 2011 Posted by Jaimie McFarlin On July 26th I attended a Ways and Means Committee hearing on consumption taxes It comes at a time when the future of tax reform is certainly part of the federal debt ceiling negotiations In this blog entry I will break down a few of the issues and arguments regarding two types of consumption taxes the FairTax and the Value Added Tax VAT About Consumption Taxes There were two panels of witnesses at this last hearing The first panel included the former presidential candidate and governor Mike Huckabee economic experts Larry Kotlikoff and David G Tuerck Kauffman Foundation Unveils Its Startup Act Thursday July 28 2011 Posted by Jaimie McFarlin Recently the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation a Kansas City based small business research organization unveiled its Startup Act proposal In

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  • NASE Foundation - About
    small businesses successfully complete in an increasingly competitive marketplace and to drive the growth of this vital segment of the American economy How many members does the NASE have The NASE has approximately 50 000 dues paying members representing around 150 000 business owners their employees and their families Who are NASE members Our members are business owners with fewer than 10 employees Since 99 9 percent of all businesses in the United States are small businesses with three fourths representing the self employed we represent the majority of the American business community What programs does the NASE Foundation Support The NASE Foundation operates within three main program areas scholarships awards and grants business skills education and micro business research How is the NASE Foundation funded The Foundation is funded through the NASE with support from corporations businesses foundations and individuals Why is the NASE Foundation seeking private funds While the NASE Foundation s programs are supported by the NASE with additional funding we will have the financial resources to expand our programs to benefit more entrepreneurs How does the NASE Foundation differ from other business association foundations The NASE is the only association to focus exclusively on the needs

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  • NASE Foundation - Ways to Support
    to 25 000 members Recognition on the NASE website Email alert to 25 000 members Recognition in Small Business Locator online Directory Right to use the NASE Foundation logo in donor s materials and website Accelerator 50 000 Choose of one of the following sponsorships Scholarship Award Sponsorship Naming opportunities for scholarships and awards Webinar Sponsorship Partner with the NASE in the development of new webinar topic Naming opportunity for webinar series One minute speaking opportunity during educational webinar Recognition during educational webinar and in all promotions Research Sponsorship Partner with the NASE in the development of a new research report Naming opportunities for research reports Survey participants may opt in to receive sponsor email Toolkit Guide Sponsorship Naming opportunities for Toolkits Guides Recognition as sponsor of Toolkit Guide Feature article in special edition of Self Informed e newsletter mailed to 25 000 members Business Name logo and in e newsletter to 25 000 members Recognition on the NASE website Email alert to 25 000 members Recognition in Small Business Locator online Directory Right to use the NASE Foundation logo in donor s materials and website Investor 25 000 Choose of one of the following sponsorships Webinar Sponsorship Naming opportunity for webinar series One minute speaking opportunity during educational webinar Recognition during educational webinar and in all promotions Research Sponsorship Partner with the NASE in the development of a new research report Naming opportunities for research reports Toolkit Guide Sponsorship Naming opportunities for Toolkits Guides Recognition as sponsor of Toolkit Guide Business Name logo and in e newsletter to 25 000 members Recognition on the NASE website Email alert to 25 000 members Recognition in Small Business Locator online Directory Right to use the NASE Foundation logo in donor s materials and website Entrepreneur 10 000 Choose of one of

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  • NASE Foundation - Programs
    with a 20 000 Award she and her employee worked off of adjacent workbenches in a 10 by 15 foot self storage unit After the award they moved to a new 500 square foot space and launched additional products The award was instrumental in getting us to the next level said Bennett Growth Grants Previous winner Tasha Scott provides real time captioning services for the deaf and hard of hearing The 5 000 Growth Grant came at a pivotal time for Scott I feel like I now have the seed money I need to back my ideas for the growth of the business She has since moved operations out of her home and employs several subcontractors We want to be able to grow this business so we can help more people Scott said Succeed Scholarships Bill Reichardt an IT project manager started his own project management consulting business while also working on his MBA Reichardt paid for his degree himself and through government loans A Succeed Scholarship helped him to complete his MBA with less debt and give his company greater growth potential Business Skills Education Past topics include Critical Tax Questions for the Self Employed and Business Plans That

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  • NASE Foundation - Sponsors
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  • NASE Foundation - Contact Us
    First Name Click to add Last Name Click to add Email Click to add Phone Click to add Comments Click to add NASEfoundation org is the official website of the

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