Become Part of Your Community

Become Part of Your Community

At the National Association for the Self-Employed, we believe that the best way to get people to get involved with your business is to first get involved with the community your business serves. We know you're time is important which is why we've compiled a short list of some of the powerful tools the NASE has to offer you and your business. Best of all... the tools and resources listed below are offered at no additional cost!


The SelfInformed is a monthly publication that has all sorts of useful informational articles such as how to prepare your taxes, manage your marketing dollars effectively, utilize some of the more popular NASE business tools and more!  The best part... it's a FREE publication!  Here are the most recent releases...


New Year’s Goals and Resolutions for the Self-Employed
It is that time of year again where we can reset and rethink where we want our business to head in 2024. For an entrepreneur or a business owner, making new year’s goals and resolutions is a prominent task since you have the autonomy to plan your company’s journey for the next 12 months. Setting goals and resolutions for your small business is about the hope you have for a better future. When you expect things to get better for your company, it pushes you and your team toward positive action throughout the year.
Posted on Jan 31, 2024
Capturing Self-Employment
Tiffany Ferrari is the Owner and Lead Photographer for Exposure Best Photography in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a passionate photographer with a love for capturing life’s beautiful moments. Her interest in photography started as a typical hobby when she was a junior in high school. In 2011, she took the leap from hobbyist to professional photographer and launched Exposure Best Photography! Since then, she has photographed over 100 weddings and dozens of portraits, Branding sessions, corporate profiles and events just to name a few. In addition, she offers professional mentorships and workshops aimed at helping both professional and aspiring photographers navigate through the different phases of learning photography, starting, running and maintaining a business, as well as, marketing, networking and goal setting.
Posted on Jan 31, 2024
Small Business Boom: Celebrating 16 Million New Business Starts
The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) celebrates the milestone of 16 million new small business applications over the last three consecutive years. The American small business community continues to grow at a rapid, record-setting rate with more entrepreneurs who want to invest directly in their own lives. This just speaks volumes about the resilience, determination, and perseverance of those in the small business community, including the millions of solo entrepreneurs, mom-and-pop shops, and gig-economy workers who are the heartbeat of our nation.
Posted on Jan 31, 2024
Help Your Business By Helping Your Community
There are many ways that you can help your business by helping your community. Getting involved in your community generates leads, brings in new business, creates networking opportunities and benefits a small business owner in many ways. Businesses that positively impact the community create strong connections with their target audience, build trust and loyalty among customers, better promote their brand and public image, forge beneficial partnerships and alliances, and are highly valued by the community for their goodwill. In an era where customers value businesses with ties to an inspiring purpose and mission, there has never been a better time to get involved with the local community. By using the following suggestions from The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) as a guide, your small business can make an even bigger positive impact on its local community.
Posted on Dec 29, 2023
Liberated Self-Employment
After spending 16+ years steeped in a career of talent development, strategic planning, and training design and delivery in the education and nonprofit sectors, I launched Liberated Development as a personal, professional, and organizational development company that facilitates the growth of leaders, teams, and dreams. Liberated Development is a black woman-owned and operated boutique leadership development firm founded in 2019, in Washington, D.C. I envision a world where workplaces are composed of leaders who consciously and intentionally build cultures that make space for the unique identities and contributions of each individual to thrive. Liberated Development has given me a channel to work toward this vision by creating coaching, facilitation, and strategic advising experiences where clients deconstruct the leadership and workplaces models dictated by dominant culture, and recreate dynamic practices that center relationships and wellness and are rooted in liberation.
Posted on Dec 27, 2023
Year In Review - Self-Employed And Small Business Community
2023 has been a year of significant accomplishments for small businesses in the United States, thanks to bipartisan action by Congress and the Biden Harris Administration: Record number of applications to start businesses: In 2023, Americans have filed a record 14.6 million applications to start businesses. This is a sign that the historic investment in small businesses is driving confidence and optimism from entrepreneurs and generating more resilient and competitive markets.
Posted on Dec 27, 2023
Adding a Creative Touch, Effortlessly
Over the last few years, it’s become important for small businesses to add more creative visuals in their marketing strategy as a way to encourage online customer engagement and ultimately drive sales. Fortunately, there are multiple platforms that provide the tools for small business owners to showcase their imaginative side without breaking the bank. Here are two online platforms small businesses should consider looking into:
Posted on Nov 22, 2023
Using Your Library to Advance Your Small Business
As interest in self-employment and business ownership has increased, libraries have evolved to fill this need, serving a critical role in the support of small businesses and the entrepreneurs building them. Libraries, such as the St. Louis County Library, report saving small business owners significant money each year (check out the American Library Association’s Library Value Calculator for more). This potential for cost savings is a national trend: Across the United States, libraries in every locality provide entrepreneur support resources of all kinds, from workshops and networking opportunities to specialized media equipment and market research.
Posted on Nov 22, 2023
Giving Thanks for our Small Businesses
In the rush of the holiday season that is truly upon us, I wanted to offer my thanks to the self-employed and micro-businesses owners that are a part of a strong ecosystem that is keeping the American economy humming.
Posted on Nov 22, 2023
Motivational Tips To Finish The Year Strong
It’s that time of year where every small business owner and self-employed individuals are looking for a final motivational push to finish the year strong. Finishing the year strong is important for entrepreneurs so that they have real closure and look forward to the next year. It can really put their minds at ease knowing that they ended the year with their full strength and effort. The new year is a time to reset and focus on new goals for your small businesses and entrepreneurial journeys to evolve, so moving into it with optimism about the future is the best way to get the new year started. By following the motivational tips below, you will easily be able to finish the year on a high note.
Posted on Oct 26, 2023

NASE Minute

Perhaps you just want to sit back once a week and watch a video with the latest business tip from the NASE? We've got you covered! The NASE Minute is our weekly video series designed to focus on some of the most commonly asked about topics and presented in a short amount of time so you can get what you need to know and be on your way!

See what you've been missing...

Estimated Tax Payments
What are Estimated Taxes and when are Estimated Taxes Due?
Posted on Feb 22, 2024 by Keith R. Hall
Farmers Insurance Choice
Farmers Insurance ChoiceSM is an easy way to compare and shop for auto and home insurance.
Posted on Feb 15, 2024 by John K. Hearrell
Member Spotlight - Would You Like Your Business Featured
Members get featured in the NASE Self-Informed newsletter at no cost.
Posted on Feb 08, 2024 by Scott P. Stryker
New Health Care Reform
New health care options that can help small businesses!
Posted on Feb 01, 2024 by Katie Vlietstra
Dependent Scholarship is Now Open
Apply for an NASE Dependent Scholarship before May 2022.
Posted on Jan 25, 2024 by Scott P. Stryker

You can see other NASE Minute segments or even subscribe to our YouTube channel here.

NextBizThing is your one stop, go-to place to get your business listed in a community of other business minded professionals like yourself. With you can not only list the general information about your business but promote any campaigns you have, share valuable articles about your products and services, promote your social media channels and more!

We invite you to explore the site and even try it out. There isn't anything to lose.

Self Made

Self Made Blog

Self Made is our staff blog. Our resident Government Relations expert (Katie Vlietstra) works hard to relay the information that you need to know about what's happening in the community and how it effects you!

Here's the latest blog entry...

Five Telecommuting Health Hacks For a Healthier and More Productive Workday
Have you ever heard of Deskercise? It's one of the fascinating telecommuting "Hacks" discussed in the article.
Posted on Feb 23, 2024
Excellent Ways to Show Gratitude to Patrons, Investors, Vendors, and Staff
It's best to have some tricks and things to do to retain and have your business patrons, investors, vendors, and staff stick by you no matter what. Read this article for some ideas.
Posted on Feb 21, 2024
Optimizing Office Environments
Learn about Small Business Strategies for Enhanced Productivity and Comfort
Posted on Feb 13, 2024 by Jon Howe
Navigating Financial Waters
In this article... Small Business Insights for Effective Banking Solutions
Posted on Feb 13, 2024 by Jon Howe
Tax Strategies for the Self-Employed
Freelancers must strategize their taxes to succeed just like everyone else. Here's how.
Posted on Feb 09, 2024

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Don't Forget...

Along with our member benefits, we have MANY, MANY resources to help you effectively interact with your community and help drive business to you. We invite you to browse this site and see what works best for you.

Have questions? Feel free to contact us via our web form, customer service hotline or ask an expert!

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