National Association for the Self-Employed


About National Association for the Self-Employed

National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association that supports self-employed individuals and micro-business owners in navigating the increasingly competitive marketplace. 

NASE is a fee-based membership organization with over 50,000 members and 150,000 business owners nationwide. Headquartered in Annapolis Junction, MD, NASE aims to leverage the collective buying power of its members to help cut costs and enhance their business operations.  

The National Association for the Self-Employed offers its members a comprehensive package of offerings and benefits. These include access to NASE's monthly newsletter, SelfInformed. Members can also access articles and resources through NASE's online centers. Members can ask experts about taxes, finances, retirement, and operations. Members can also access high-value benefits such as legal help, insurance plans, credit cards, website design, travel services, and office supplies. 

Through the Legislative Advocacy Program, NASE actively engages with policymakers to champion the rights and concerns of micro-businesses. NASE provides its members with online tools, such as the Legislative Action Center and Tell Your Story Initiative, enabling small business owners to voice their opinions to elected officials easily. Additionally, it supports younger generations by offering various scholarship programs, awarding over $1.9M to assist aspiring entrepreneurs. 

Prospective members may register online. Membership fees range from $25 to $240 per year. 


National Association for the Self-Employed Facts

Year Founded


Member Count

50,000 - 150,000

HQ Location

Annapolis Junction, MD

Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees

$25 - $250