Want to Start a Business? Get NASE’s Startup Kit

Any business owner knows there’s a lot involved in starting a business. There’s choosing what kind of business entity you should be; renting commercial property; paying payroll taxes; setting up a business bank account; marketing…The list goes on, and it seems like every time you master one thing, something else pops up. And while you certainly could spend years online researching everything a small business owner needs to know, you want the information now.

NASE Startup Kit

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) has released its Startup Kit to help its business owner members quickly access a wealth of information in a single resource. “The NASE decided we would amass our 30 years of knowledge on starting a business into an easy-to-read and easy-to-follow resource, and that’s how our Startup Kit was born,” said Kristie Arslan, President and CEO of NASE.

The result is a substantial document covering 10 things new business owners need to know, such as:

  • Choosing the right business structure
  • Setting up a DBA (Doing Business As)
  • Paying self-employment tax
  • Funding a business

There’s a thorough checklist at the end of the kit that helps users make sure they manage all of the tasks necessary to get a business up and running.

Creating New Jobs, One at a Time

While the self-employed numbers aren’t climbing as much as you might expect, given the unemployment rate, Arslan feels confident that starting new businesses is the key to economic prosperity:

“We firmly believe that encouraging self-employment and nurturing startups will help us out of this economic downturn.  We like to stress over and over again that someone who is self-employed does create a job – their own.”

Where to Get the Kit

Currently the Startup Kit is available only to NASE members (and everyone is invited to join), although NASE is offering a free preview chapter to people who like its Facebook Page.


Susan Payton Susan Payton is the Communications Manager for the Small Business Trends Awards programs. She is the President of Egg Marketing & Communications, an Internet marketing firm specializing in content marketing, social media management and press releases. She is also the Founder of How to Create a Press Release, a free resource for business owners who want to generate their own PR.

3 Reactions
  1. Great resource but I wonder if they would release a condensed version for free and then if you see the value you could join to get the full kit.

  2. Robert–
    NASE has a ton of benefits other than the kit. Check them out!

  3. Lionel Bachmann @ Model Trains

    This sounds pretty good. I wish I had something like this when I stared my business. I kind of had to learn on-the-fly. Thanks for sharing.