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Nellie Akalp

About Nellie Akalp

Nellie Akalp is an entrepreneur, small business expert, speaker, and mother of four amazing kids. As CEO of CorpNet.com, she has helped more than half a million entrepreneurs launch their businesses. Akalp is nationally recognized as one of the most prominent experts on small business legal matters, contributing frequently to outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes, Huffington Post, Mashable, and Fox Small Business. A passionate entrepreneur herself, Akalp is committed to helping others take the reigns and dive into small business ownership. Through her public speaking, media appearances, and frequent blogging, she has developed a strong following within the small business community and has been honored as a Small Business Influencer Champion three years in a row.

What Is a Letter of Good Standing?

Professionals like you, who help entrepreneurs navigate the challenges of starting and growing their businesses, will likely encounter clients asking about a “Letter of Good Standing.” Let’s take a moment to talk about what a Letter of Good Standing is and why maintaining a status of good standing is so important.

What Does a Letter of Good Standing Mean?

A Letter of Good Standing refers to a certificate issued by a state’s Secretary of State office (or comparable agency). It verifies that a registered business (e.g., an LLC or corporation) has complied with […]

2019-09-17T13:47:03-07:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|

Advising Clients About Business Structures

With all the decisions your clients are expected to make when starting a business, which legal structure to choose might not get as much consideration as it should. Most business owners choose to form a sole proprietorship in the beginning, since it’s less paperwork and less costly; many switch entities as their business grows to benefit from the protections provided by a Limited Liability Company (LLC) or C Corporation. But an LLC or C Corp can also choose to elect S Corp status. If your clients come to you with questions about […]

2019-09-17T13:52:55-07:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Startup and Launch|

How to Legally Start an eCommerce Business

If you have been considering starting an eCommerce business, you’re exploring an industry with a promising outlook. According to Statista, the number of online shoppers in the United States is expected to reach 230.5 million in 2021.1 However, like starting any business successfully, discovering how to start an eCommerce business requires research, planning, and hard work.

Wondering where to begin when starting an eCommerce business? CorpNet is here to help! Let’s explore some of the primary considerations you’ll need to think about and then walk through the general legal steps for how to […]

2019-09-16T17:30:36-07:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Startup and Launch|

Starting a Business in Nevada

You have a phenomenal business idea, you’ve done some homework to verify your idea is viable, and now you’re ready to take the necessary steps to make your dream of starting a business in Nevada come true. Starting a business in Nevada offers the opportunity to take charge of your own professional destiny in a state known for entrepreneurial innovation and success.

 

What Are the Benefits of Starting a Business in Nevada?

 

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy’s 2018 Small […]

2019-09-03T05:40:30-07:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Seed and Development, Startup and Launch|Tags: , , |

How to Start a Small Business in Texas in 10 Steps

If you've been exploring how to start a small business in Texas, this article is for you. Learn 10 steps to launch a business in the Lone Star state.

Webinars About How to Choose the Right Business Entity

Wondering how to choose the right business entity? Consider watching these webinars to learn about the pros and cons of various business structures.