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  • NASE President Kristie Arslan quoted in press release from Senator Tom Udall's office on two important pieces of legislation
    about the visit is available here New Mexico s small businesses are almost 96 percent of our state s employers their success is the key improving our economy and I m committed to doing everything I can to enable them expand and continue to create good paying jobs Udall said The two bills I m announcing will help small businesses compete and cut through unnecessarily bureaucratic rules that can be barriers to success for entrepreneurs with small staffs Udall said With New Mexico s economy still struggling to recover from the recession we need to do everything we can to ensure our small business employers have the support they need to succeed These two bills are a strong part of my efforts and I m proud of the support we have from small business owners in New Mexico and across the country More information on Udall s bills follows Helping Our Middle Class Entrepreneurs HOME Act Udall s bipartisan HOME Act would help business owners who operate primarily out of their homes deal with the often complicated process of filing income taxes Under the current system home office business owners often struggle to calculate expenses depreciation and carryovers on their homes Udall s bill which is co sponsored by Sen John Boozman R AR would allow business owners to take an optional standard deduction of 1 500 According to the National Federation of Independent Business NFIB about a quarter of small businesses nationwide are based in the home and fewer than half take the home office deduction because it is so complex In January the IRS created a temporary standard deduction It estimates that the change will reduce the paperwork burden on small businesses by 1 6 million hours annually But the change is not permanent Udall s bill would fix that problem Udall s HOME Act is supported by the NFIB and the National Association for the Self Employed NASE 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 Added Susan Eckerly NFIB Senior Vice President Public Policy in a letter thanking Udall and Boozman the bill provides much needed permanency and predictability for small

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2013/07/18/nase-president-kristie-arslan-quoted-in-press-release-from-senator-tom-udall%27s-office-on-two-important-pieces-of-legislation (2016-02-14)
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  • NASE Responds to President Obama on Health Care Law
    Releases The Latest News from the NASE View all NASE news NASE Responds to President Obama on Health Care Law Thursday July 18 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Kristofer Eisenla Luna Eisenla Media kristofer eisenlamedia com 202 670 5747 mobile NASE Responds to President Obama on Health Care Law Now is the Time to Put America s Self Employed on a Level Playing Field with Big Business WASHINGTON 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 While we commend the President for trying to provide access to affordable health care to all Americans the truth is that the small business community will see costs rise significantly despite enhanced coverage said Kristie Arslan NASE s President and CEO We overwhelming supported yesterday s delay in the individual mandate requirement because it will allow for more robust education about how millions of Americans will purchase coverage in the new health care marketplace without fear of penalty The new system is not yet ready to run efficiently or effectively There is still incomplete and missing information Yesterday the NASE spearheaded a joint letter delivered to every member of the U S Congress supporting the delay which was also signed by other associations and organizations representing the small business community Delaying the individual mandate penalty would provide for a fair and equitable framework for all businesses small and large to work from The Exchange marketplaces will still open on October 1 2013 but the one year delay would relieve the pressure on millions of small businesses and allow them to make the best choices for themselves their families and employees It only makes sense to give America s smallest businesses the same opportunity as big businesses by allowing for additional time for education about the new law concluded Arslan The NASE recently released its Affordable Care Act in Brief that highlights how the new health care law will impact 22 million self employed and micro businesses nationwide It outlines the pros and cons of health care coverage small businesses must consider while underlining the lack of information in the public domain about the health care law the Exchanges and details of enrollment requirements 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 The NASE is a 501 c 6 nonprofit organization and provides big business advantages to hundreds of thousands

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2013/07/18/nase-responds-to-president-obama-on-health-care-law (2016-02-14)
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  • Small Business Community Supports One-Year Delay In the Individual Mandate Requirement
    National Association for the Self Employed Releases Letter Calling for Delay to Allow More Education Amid Incomplete Missing Information WASHINGTON 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 We strongly support a one year delay in the individual coverage mandate said Kristie Arslan NASE s President and CEO The delay will allow for more engaging and robust education about the requirements coverage and costs for the public The health care marketplaces or Exchanges operated by either the state or Federal Government are not near ready to run efficiently or effectively As one of the largest budget items for the self employed and micro businesses premium costs for individuals and families are still incomplete and unknown The NASE spearheaded a joint letter delivered to the U S Congress today supporting the delay which was also signed by other associations and organizations representing the small business community The letter was sent to each member of the U S House of Representatives The letter states The reality of the situation is that there is a significant amount of key information missing that would inform America s smallest businesses and their employees who purchase coverage in the individual health insurance market as to how they would comply with the coverage requirements within the new health marketplaces As it stands there is little to no information regarding participating insurance carriers and premium costs in Exchanges further exasperating the sentiment that the marketplaces will have significant challenges in educating and attracting consumers during the open enrollment process The NASE recently released its Affordable Care Act in Brief that highlights how the new health care law will impact 22 million self employed and micro businesses nationwide It outlines the pros and cons of health care coverage small businesses must consider while underlining the lack of information in the public domain about the health care law the Exchanges and details of enrollment requirements We stand ready to work with the Administration Congress and the Department of Health and Human Services on creating an equitable and comprehensive health insurance system that allows all Americans to access and purchase affordable health care coverage concluded Arslan Beginning on January 14 2014 Americans will be required to purchase health care coverage or pay a penalty Enrollment in the Exchanges open on October 1 2013 In addition to the NASE s small business health resource center the government recently re launched a new website portal for the public to learn more about the new health care law and it s Exchanges www HealthCare gov The National Association for the Self Employed NASE is the nation s leading resource for the self employed and micro businesses bringing

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2013/07/17/small-business-community-supports-one-year-delay-in-the-individual-mandate-requirement (2016-02-14)
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  • National Association for the Self-Employed Releases Affordable Care Act in Brief
    Act in Brief Fact Sheet Outlines Major Impact of Health Care Law on America s Smallest Businesses WASHINGTON 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 While the new law will provide better and more comprehensive health coverage the downside is the increased cost for many of America s smallest businesses said Kristie Arslan NASE s President and CEO Our fear is that many small businesses will conduct a cost benefit analysis and decide to pay the penalty because the cost of coverage is just too expensive and they do not qualify for any premium assistance The Affordable Care Act in Brief highlights how the new health care law will impact 22 million self employed and micro businesses nationwide It outlines the pros and cons of health care coverage small businesses must consider while underlining the lack of information in the public domain about the health care law the Exchanges and details of enrollment requirements The Affordable Care Act in Brief is based upon a detailed presentation by the NASE on the impact the new health care law will have on the self employed With enrollment in the Exchanges beginning October 1 st information regarding how millions of people will purchase health care continues to be sparse and incomplete said Katie Vlietstra NASE s Director of Government Affairs While larger companies and businesses know what their expected costs will be the self employed and micro businesses continue to operate in the dark The bottom line is health insurance premiums are a significant expense for America s smallest businesses and the inability for them to properly plan and budget for 2014 is unacceptable A keystone of the ACA is the requirement that new health marketplaces known as an Exchange be set up in every state to offer health coverage options to individuals families and small businesses to meet this new health coverage requirement The Exchanges will either be offered and operated by a state a partnership between the state and the Federal Government or just the Federal Government for those in states who have opted out and will default to the Federal Exchange Beginning on January 14 2014 Americans will be required to purchase health care coverage or pay a penalty Enrollment in the Exchanges open on October 1 2013 In addition to the NASE s small business health resource center the government recently re launched a new website portal for the public to learn more about the new health care law and it s Exchanges www HealthCare gov 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

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2013/07/08/national-association-for-the-self-employed-releases-affordable-care-act-in-brief (2016-02-14)
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  • NASE Applauds “Clean Slate” Tax Reform Framework Announced by Senate Finance Committee Leaders
    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 Katie Vlietstra NASE s Director of Government Affairs added today s introduction will hopefully lead to an eventual result that places America s smallest businesses on a level playing field with the rest of our nation s business community Our tax code is incredibly unfair for America s smallest businesses the self employed and micro businesses made up of over 22 million hard working Americans contributing to our national and local economies We need a just tax code that doesn t unfairly penalize new entrepreneurs from opening their doors and existing businesses from expanding At a time when bi partisan seems to be a dirty word we are thankful for the strong leadership of Chairman Baucus and Camp along with Senator Hatch on working towards comprehensive tax reform The tax code impacts every single American and efforts to overhaul could be the single greatest legislative achievement in our lifetime We look forward to working with leaders in both the Senate and House and Republicans and Democrats The NASE continues to champion efforts by both the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee to complete a fundamental overhaul of the complex outdated tax code that places both a paperwork and financial burden on the self employed The NASE supports the work of both committees and will continue to push lawmakers to complete their work with the ending result being an equitable fair and easy tax code You can read the NASE s comment letters on comprehensive tax reform

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2013/06/27/nase-applauds-clean-slate-tax-reform-framework-announced-by-senate-finance-committee-leaders (2016-02-14)
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  • National Small Business Groups Launch Crowdfunding Contest with Fundable
    Startups and Entrepreneurship WASHINGTON 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 Participants will use the Fundable platform to create their company fundraising page After representatives of NASE and SBE Council review the applications ten companies will be selected to participate in the contest The finalist companies will be responsible for further enhancing their profile on Fundable and communicating their goals to their networks to garner support and funding for their businesses The winner will be announced after Labor Day and will receive the money they ve raised along with a funding prize provided by sponsors of the contest To learn more about the contest and or to apply please visit http www fundable com contest Follow the contest and its participants and supporters on Twitter at ryoufundable Our goal with this crowdfunding contest is to showcase this promising method to raise capital for startups and growing small businesses said Kristie Arslan president and CEO of NASE Our crowdfunding contest will shine a light on opportunities to raise capital but also show how difficult it is for small businesses to get the funding they need to live their entrepreneurial dream Crowdfunding has opened exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs and startups to raise capital validate their product or service and tap into an ecosystem of support said SBE Council President CEO Karen Kerrigan The contest will help promote the benefits and possibilities of crowdfunding to a nationwide audience of small business owners and help them understand and prepare for equity and debt based crowdfunding she added With new rules pending at the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC to expand equity and debt based crowdfunding there has been an increased interest in the viability of this method to raise funds for new and growing businesses A national crowdfunding contest is an effective approach to increase awareness educate business owners and stakeholders and promote entrepreneurship The contest is also dedicated to elevating the issue of raising and accessing capital for small businesses According to Fundable President Eric Corl The Fundable platform is an incredible tool for the companies selected to showcase their company gather support from their prospective networks and prove demand for their ideas We re excited to be helping a new crop of startups achieve their funding goals and launch great businesses nationwide 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

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2013/06/20/national-small-business-groups-launch-crowdfunding-contest-with-fundable (2016-02-14)
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  • NASE Applauds America’s Small Businesses
    News from the NASE View all NASE news NASE Applauds America s Small Businesses Monday June 17 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday June 17 2013 CONTACT Kristofer Eisenla Luna Eisenla Media kristofer eisenlamedia com 202 670 5747 mobile NASE Applauds America s Small Businesses Partners with Small Business Administration to Help Entrepreneurs Start Grow and Succeed WASHINGTON 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 Representing over 75 percent of the small business community the self employed and micro businesses across America are helping fuel their local and state economies said Kristie Arslan President and CEO of National Association for the Self Employed NASE The NASE is proud to be a co sponsor of SBA s efforts to provide entrepreneurs the tools tips and resources they need to succeed Every year since 1963 the U S Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight through National Small Business Week the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs small business owners and others from all 50 states and U S territories This year s events will be held June 17 21 in Seattle Dallas St Louis Pittsburgh and Washington D C offering tips tools and trainings for small businesses to start succeed and grow In addition to in person events small business owners can participate in online only panel discussions on hot topics like social media and business financing starting daily at 4pm ET All events in person and online will be streamed live on www sba gov smallbusinessweek Also visit this site for a full schedule of events and additional information The event hashtag is SBW2013 The NASE recently launched its Small Business Locator helping to connect customers with services they need that are provided by our nation s small businesses This online network allows our members and the public to locate collaborate and engage with each other to foster their professional needs This includes the NASE 2013 Member Council businesses along with over 2 000 small local businesses Find the services you need and select the category to search for a local business that matches your exact needs By supporting small business help drive America s economy and its economic recovery 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 The NASE is a 501 c 6 nonprofit organization and provides big business advantages to

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2013/06/17/nase-applauds-america-s-small-businesses (2016-02-14)
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  • 15 Small Business Owners from Across the Country Selected to Serve on National Association’s 2013 Member Council
    2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday June 13 2013 CONTACT Kristofer Eisenla Luna Eisenla Media kristofer eisenlamedia com 202 670 5747 mobile 15 Small Business Owners from Across the Country Selected to Serve on National Association s 2013 Member Council National Association for the Self Employed Launches Small Business Locator to Connect Customers with over 2 000 of America s Smallest Businesses WASHINGTON 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 We could not have made it over 30 years without the dedication and unique insights of our members represented in part by these 15 small business owners selected for this year s Member Council said Kristie Arslan President and CEO of National Association for the Self Employed NASE Our 2013 Member Council will work with NASE staff offering ideas and feedback on new initiatives to not only help our members get the most from their membership but also provide antidotal illustrations of the policies we advocate for and advance to support the needs of America s smallest businesses Biographies and high resolution photos of all 15 NASE 2013 Member Council business owners are available online at http www nase org NASE MemberCouncil 2013 member council Additionally the outgoing 2012 Member Council biographies and high resolution photos are available at http www nase org NASE MemberCouncil past member councils The NASE also launched its Small Business Locator helping to connect customers with services they need that are provided by our nation s small businesses This online network allows our members and the public to locate collaborate and engage with each other to foster their professional needs This includes the NASE 2013 Member Council businesses along with over 2 000 small local businesses Find the services you need and select the category to search for a local business that matches your exact needs By supporting small business help drive America s economy and its economic recovery The NASE Member Council works with association staff in a collaborative as well as advisory capacity to offer feedback on association programs and efforts The 2013 NASE Member Council will assist with the development of new initiatives to support other small business owners including helping to launch localized meet ups across the country Council Members will act as ambassadors for the NASE in their local communities and take lead on events and outreach related to the association 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

    Original URL path: http://selfemployed.nase.org/about-us/media-relations/PressReleases/2013/06/13/15-small-business-owners-from-across-the-country-selected-to-serve-on-national-association-s-2013-member-council (2016-02-14)
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