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.

How to Change an LLC’s Ownership Percentage

One of the reasons why entrepreneurs find the Limited Liability Company business structure attractive is that it gives them flexibility in dividing ownership among the LLC’s members. How you determine LLC ownership percentages can be based not only on members’...

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A New Approach to Setting Business Goals

Success means different things to different people. Regardless of how you define it, success depends on your goals and what you want from your business in the months and years ahead. Often, entrepreneurs think of their business goals as achieving specific metrics...

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Can You Transfer LLC Ownership?

In the world of entrepreneurship, change comes in many forms and it is inevitable. People who were once robustly passionate about their business endeavors may find new opportunities or face life situations that lead them to focus on other priorities. What can you...

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Your Complete Guide to Starting a Business in New Mexico

With the 5th lowest labor costs in the country, according to the newest WalletHub study, the “Land of Enchantment” state boasts a thriving small business community. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), 99% of all businesses in New Mexico are small...

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Be Your Own Boss: 17 At Home Business Ideas

One of the challenges of running a home-based business is deciding what type of business to start in the first place! With so much to consider, where do you begin? First, think about your definition of a home-based business. Do you define it as having your office...

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When Do You Have Nexus in a State?

Every business that sells products and services beyond its home state or has a location in another state should understand the meaning of nexus. As a business owner, it is important that you know what nexus is, why it is important, and if you have nexus in other...

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The Alabama Business Start Up Guide

With a relatively low tax burden and low cost of labor, Alabama is the 14th fastest-growing state in the United States. It's becoming the sweetheart state for business start-ups. If you’ve been thinking about forming a business in Alabama, here is a comprehensive...

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Adding Partners to an LLC

When growing your Limited Liability Company (LLC), you may come to the point where you want to add a partner (or partners) to help you scale your business. Whether you’re looking for an injection of capital, some with specialized knowledge or skills, or want to...

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A Guide to Filing a North Carolina Annual Report

Filing a North Carolina annual report is a yearly activity that is required to maintain your company's registration as a legal entity in the state. It contains information about the company and is due whether or not the entity is actively conducting business. The...

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Do You Need an LLC or S Corporation When Purchasing Rental Property?

So, you want to be a landlord? Here’s what to know about setting up a rental property business and protecting it with a Limited Liability Company (LLC) or S Corporation. Whether you want to purchase property to rent out on Airbnb or you want to lease office space,...

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C Corporation Tax Rates

There are many reasons companies choose to incorporate as C Corporations. Being a C Corporation is preferred if you plan to seek investors or take the company public. Also, because the C Corporation is a legal, taxable entity separate from its owners, shareholders’...

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11 Businesses to Start With $10K

Many entrepreneurs begin successful companies without piles of money in the bank. In fact, some businesses can get off the ground with $10K or less. So, if you’re dreaming of being your own boss but have limited funds, keep your chin up! In this article, I’ll touch...

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How to Record the Buyout of a Partner

Sometimes business partnerships just don’t work out. Whether it’s due to disagreements or because one partner wants to pursue other opportunities, it’s essential to know what your options are when it’s time to split up a partnership. One common scenario is when one...

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Can a Nonprofit Have a DBA?

Sometimes business owners want to market their services or products under a name other than their legal business name. For instance, a Sole Proprietorship, who must have both the owner’s first and last name in the business name, will want to use a fictitious name...

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The Ultimate Checklist for Starting a Business in New York

New York is a great place to start a business and begin your journey of entrepreneurship. This article will walk you through the many things business owners should know and address to get their new businesses up and running.

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S Corporation Election Considerations for Corporations and LLCs

Have you been thinking about whether your business might benefit from being an S Corporation? I presented a webinar for accounting professionals about the S Corp election not too long ago. Within that presentation, I covered information of value to entrepreneurs in...

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Do I Need an LLC to Freelance?

Do freelancers need an LLC? That’s a question many solo professionals ask as they start and grow their small businesses. While freelancers aren’t legally obligated to form a Limited Liability Company, doing so offers some advantages over operating as a Sole...

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Which California Businesses Must File Form 568?

If you’ve decided to structure your business as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and plan to register your company in California, it’s crucial to know how to keep your company in good standing by following the state’s compliance regulations. One regulation...

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Breaking Down Paycheck Withholdings and Deductions for Employees

Ready to hire? Becoming an employer is a big responsibility. One of your primary tasks is to pay and withhold the correct employment taxes, and you’re accountable for explaining that process to your employees. Here’s what you need to know about breaking down paycheck withholdings and deductions for your employees.

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