Nellie Akalp

Nellie Akalp

CEO of CorpNet.com

As CEO of CorpNet.com, a legal-document-preparation filing service, Nellie Akalp helps entrepreneurs incorporate their business, form a limited liability company, set up a sole proprietorship and comply with state filing requirements.  

What UberX and Lyft Drivers Can Do to Minimize Their Personal Liability
Sharing Economy

What UberX and Lyft Drivers Can Do to Minimize Their Personal Liability

The independent status of those behind the wheel raises a sticky issue.
Keepin' it in the Family: How to Structure a Business With Your Closest Relatives
Family Businesses

Keepin' it in the Family: How to Structure a Business With Your Closest Relatives

Family-run companies need structure and careful planning. Your relationships and success depend on it.
A Breakdown of the Tax Implications of an S Corporation
Taxes

A Breakdown of the Tax Implications of an S Corporation

The deadline is quickly approaching for existing companies to claim S corporation tax treatment.
The Many Variables to Consider When Choosing In Which State to Incorporate
Incorporation

The Many Variables to Consider When Choosing In Which State to Incorporate

States differ widely in fees, taxes and, in the case of Delaware, their court systems.
5 Legal Steps to Take to Shutter Your Business
Exit Strategies

5 Legal Steps to Take to Shutter Your Business

It can be a hard decision to close up shop, but make sure you do it properly if it comes down to it.
The 5 Biggest Tax Differences Between an LLC and Corporation
Business Structures

The 5 Biggest Tax Differences Between an LLC and Corporation

Among the many decisions you need to make when launching a business is selecting a business structure. Here are a few pointers on the tax benefits of an LLC and corporation.
What to Do If Someone Uses Your Trademark
Trademarks

What to Do If Someone Uses Your Trademark

The saying, 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' just doesn't fly when dealing with trademarks.
The 10 Key Legal Documents for Your Business
Legal Forms

The 10 Key Legal Documents for Your Business

Entrepreneurs are not paperwork-sorts of people but some things just have to be written down and signed.
The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Incorporating
Legal Issues

The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Incorporating

Never fall into the trap of believing this is easy way to avoid paying taxes or taking personal responsibility for your actions.
Legal Issues

Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown

While your company's pace is at a manageable hum, check for overlooked permitting issues and that all operations comply with regulations.
Your Papers, Please! Registering Your Business in Multiple States
Legal

Your Papers, Please! Registering Your Business in Multiple States

Registering your business in more than one state is a chore but much easier than dealing with the problems if you don't.
Think Incorporating Will Protect Your Personal Assets? Not in These Cases.
Legal

Think Incorporating Will Protect Your Personal Assets? Not in These Cases.

Although you should definitely seek legal status for your business, these 6 scenarios could cost you big.
Does Your Business Put You at Risk of Lawsuits?
Legal

Does Your Business Put You at Risk of Lawsuits?

Things don't always go as planned. The more you know ahead of time, the better you can prepare in order to minimize your risk.
3 Routes to Register Your Business Name
Naming a Business

3 Routes to Register Your Business Name

Your name is your brand, so it's important to protect it. Oh, and it's the law.
The S Corp Deadline Is Approaching: What to Know
Finance

The S Corp Deadline Is Approaching: What to Know

The March 17 deadline to take the S Corp election is nearly here. We explain who is eligible and how it might benefit you.