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  • Here’s What Gig Workers Need to Know About Paying Taxes (Time)

    Jun 28, 2016

    Many don't see themselves as small business owners and aren't ready to deal with one of the great two certainties in life: taxes. In the “gig economy,” millions of people provide services and resources using online platforms. Get on the right software, pay the going rate, and you can find a bed in Tuscaloosa, get a ride in Piedmont, have your screen door repaired in Scranton, and wait for dinner to be delivered to your door in Walla Walla.

  • Airbnb, Others Pay Out Billions Beneath IRS’s Radar, Study Finds (Bloomberg)

    May 23, 2016

    The IRS has been so slow to adapt to the rapidly emerging peer-to-peer economy that billions of dollars in taxable income a year are probably going unreported every year, according to a study being delivered to Congress this week.

  • The Best Businesses to Start From Home This Year (Inc.com)

    May 13, 2016

    For even the most diligent bootstrappers, the costs associated with starting a business can be intimidating. But there's at least one simple way to cut down on costs: by running your business from home. The majority of business owners (69 percent) start their businesses at home, according to a 2012 report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report.

  • NASE Op-Ed Published in Delaware & Nevada Newspapers

    Mar 02, 2016

    Two newspapers accepted and published an NASE op-ed on the importance of small businesses having access to Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). The NASE has been leading the charge for legislative action to reverse an IRS interpretation of how HRAs can be utilized under the Affordable Care Act.

  • 5 Often-Overlooked Tax Deductions for Self-Employed Workers (The Street)

    Feb 24, 2016

    This tax season, self-employed business owners and contract workers have a slew of potential deductions that could put a significant dent in their tax bill. But oftentimes these substantial write-offs are overlooked.

  • Self-employed who are ineligible for Affordable Care Act worry about costs (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

    Feb 05, 2016

    George Banyas is self-employed, having run a successful optometry business in Richland for the past 15 years. He and his wife have two children, both in their early 20s and attending college. ​While his business has afforded his family a stable living, it also has left him ineligible for a health insurance subsidy under the Affordable Care Act. And Mr. Banyas is increasingly worried about the rising cost of insuring his family of four. The Affordable Care Act, he said, is looking increasingly unaffordable for him.

  • Current Legislation Regarding Small Business Healthcare Premium Reimbursement (Zane Benefits)

    Dec 23, 2015

    Employee retention is perhaps one of the biggest challenges many businesses face today, and often keeping your best employees is about more than just paying them well. Many people are also looking to their employers for affordable healthcare coverage, but for small business owners the cost of offering group health insurance can be crippling. Rather than risk losing your employees to competitors who offer benefits, many companies allow employees to go out and shop for individual insurance plans, then provide reimbursement to help cover the monthly premiums and other health care costs.

  • Area Small Business Saturday Supporters Ramp Up To Get Share of Holiday Shoppers (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)

    Nov 25, 2015

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Two years ago Carl Baldesare was sitting on a patio outside of a relatively quiet local bakery in Cleveland Heights, watching a steady flow of foot traffic at a nearby national chain bagel shop. Impulsively, he walked down the street and started asking customers why they didn't check out the local bakery and café instead.

  • Has DC Health Link Unleashed an Entrepreneurial Spirit in District Residents? (Washington City Paper)

    Oct 23, 2015

    After seven years at the same job, Alka Pateriya had begun to think about striking out on her own as an independent consultant. But it wasn’t until late 2013—by which point she’d been working at the research company Westat for nearly nine years—that she began making moves.

  • Freelancers Make More Money and Are Just Better People (Streetwise)

    Oct 20, 2015

    Freelancers say they are making more money than their office-job counterparts, according to a new report. The survey results may only tell part of the story, but even if freelancers who work from home are making less than their full-time counterparts, they appear to be getting something else that full-time workers don't: Freelancers are more positive and they say they're more likely to vote.

  • Q&A with Katie Wonnenberg of the NASE (CQ Roll Call)

    Sep 25, 2015

    As vice president for government relations and public affairs at the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), Katie Wonnenberg leads the association’s federal advocacy and communication strategy in representing the 23 million self-employed and micro-businesses across the country. In today’s Q&A, she discusses key advocacy strategies she’s employed at NASE, including how best to keep members motivated when it seems like nothing is happening on Capitol Hill.

  • Self-Employment in the U.S. (C-SPAN)

    Sep 08, 2015

    NASE's President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Hall sat down with C-SPAN to talk about policy issues affecting self-employed workers in the U.S.

  • NASE Op-Ed: Ensuring the Healthcare System Works for All

    Aug 12, 2015

    The United States Supreme Court’s recent, historic decision in King v. Burwell, upholding the right of federal premium assistance, guaranteed millions of Americans the right to keep their healthcare. Last month’s ruling, along with the previous 2012 Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, was a profound victory for the ideal that healthcare should be a right of all Americans – rich or poor, individual or small business owner. These decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court mark the existence – and importance -- of the nation’s new healthcare system by keeping the law in tact and establishing a precedent for future debates regarding healthcare in America.

  • Katie Vlietstra on Policies Affecting the Self-Employed (C-SPAN)

    Jul 13, 2015

    NASE's Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs Katie Vlietstra featured on C-SPAN.

  • Leading Advocate for the Self-Employed Community Releases Tax Filing Tips (The Network Journal)

    Apr 06, 2015

    The April 15th tax filing deadline is around the corner, but small business owners and self-employed workers still have some time to read up on last minute tax tips and learn about the most forgotten deductions for the self-employed community. Today, TNJ.com spoke to Keith Hall, president and CEO of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), to bring you advice on filing for your micro-business.