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.  

5 Ways to Stop Worrying What Others Think
Entrepreneur Mindset

5 Ways to Stop Worrying What Others Think

Judging yourself based on someone's bad opinion of you can destroy you and your business.
'Accidental Entrepreneurs' -- When a Personal Mission Morphs into a Big Business
Starting a Business

'Accidental Entrepreneurs' -- When a Personal Mission Morphs into a Big Business

Jessica Alba just wanted a better, nontoxic product to bathe her baby. Today, her company is worth more than $1.7 billion.
7 Actions to Take After Incorporating Your Business
Ready To Launch

7 Actions to Take After Incorporating Your Business

You have formed a limited liability company. What should you do now?
Here Are 6 Considerations When You're Thinking of Selling Your Business
Selling a Business

Here Are 6 Considerations When You're Thinking of Selling Your Business

Incredible opportunity, both personal and professional, can come from a sale. But you've also got to be prepared for what lies ahead.
A Business Name vs. a Trademark: Do You Know the Difference?
Ready To Launch

A Business Name vs. a Trademark: Do You Know the Difference?

One gives you protection in your state only; the other gives protection in all 50.
What UberX and Lyft Drivers Can Do to Minimize Their Personal Liability
Ready To Launch

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
Ready To Launch

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.
Small Business - Big Impact

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.