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The Small Business Book Awards Want Your Input

If you’re like me, you read a lot of business books to provide you with ideas on how to grow your business. With so many books out there, however, it’s hard to know which ones provide the best value.

That’s why I helped create the Small Business Book Awards six years ago. There was so much emphasis on books for enterprise-level corporations, but little recognition for small business-oriented books. So now, every year, we open nominations for the best small business books published the previous year.

We recently launched this year’s Book Awards, and are excited to see some fantastic nominees. Continue reading “The Small Business Book Awards Want Your Input” »

Hear the CorpNet Story on Crowdfunding Intelligence Radio

If you haven’t heard the story of how Nellie and Phil Akalp started CorpNet, take a listen to Nellie’s interview on Crowdfunding Intelligence Radio. In addition to telling how she got started running a business, Nellie also talks to Mike Hayes about the importance of having passion for what you do, as well as the role crowdfunding plays in starting new businesses. It’s an emotional interview.

CorpNet.com: Now Available in Spanish!

spanishIf you thought CorpNet couldn’t get any better, you were wrong. Now business owners can incorporate a business or file an LLC en Español!

We now offer Spanish language phone support, including bilingual small business specialists, to help Hispanic entrepreneurs start a new business and handle their legal filings.


Hispanic entrepreneurs are a fast growing segment in the U.S., with the total number of Hispanic-owned businesses reported to have grown nearly 40% since 2007. According to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, there are now more than 3.16 Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. and together they contribute more than $468 billion annually to the American economy. Continue reading “CorpNet.com: Now Available in Spanish!” »

Shine the Spotlight on Your Business with the Small Business Trends Spotlight Series

One of the best ways to get more attention for your company online is to find contests or opportunities that feature business owners like you.

At Small Business Trends, we recently launched the Spotlight Series, sponsored by iCIMS, which provides talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses. Here’s more information.


What Is the Spotlight Series?

The Spotlight Series profiles small businesses deserving of recognition on the Small Business Trends site. You must run a small business with fewer than 100 employees to qualify.

Each profile provides useful information or interesting stories to other small business owners. Topics that we’re looking for include: Continue reading “Shine the Spotlight on Your Business with the Small Business Trends Spotlight Series” »

2014 is the Ideal Time to Start a Business, Says CorpNet CEO Nellie Akalp

If the last few years have kept you from starting a business, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Our CEO recently spoke with News 3 in Las Vegas about the improvement in the economy this year. She says that CorpNet has seen a 100% increase in the number of people starting a business this January over last January, which is an indicator that now is the perfect time to start a business.

Here’s more from her recent interview.


Happy Holidays from the CorpNet Team

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Save Money on Incorporating Your Business on Black Friday!

If you’re not out snatching up big screen televisions and trendy toys today, you’re in the minority (unless you’re shopping online!). At CorpNet, we want to reward you as a loyal blog reader with our own Black Friday offer. Whether you’re a new customer who wants to start a business, or an existing customer who wants an additional CorpNet service, we’ve got a special for you.

 For New Customers

From November 29 – December 3, 2013, you can receive $50 off any Deluxe or Complete CorpNet business formation service package. Our Deluxe and Complete packages help you incorporate a business with a full range of additional services and features.

Use the following discount code when you place your order: BLACKFRI

CorpNet’s Deluxe package starts at $179 and the Complete package starts at $279 (in addition to state filing fees, shipping and handling), so this Black Friday discount represents at least a 20% or 30% savings, depending on your purchase! Continue reading “Save Money on Incorporating Your Business on Black Friday!” »

CorpNet Welcomes Illinois Affiliates to Its Program, Thanks to Recent Ruling


In case you missed the news,  USA Today recently reported that the Illinois Supreme Court struck down a 2011 tax law that required out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax if they work with online performance marketers within Illinois. This means that displaced affiliates can move back to Illinois without being concerned about that statute. For CorpNet, that means that we can now work with affiliates in Illinois.

“This is an enormous moment for both CorpNet’s affiliate program, as well as the performance marketing industry as a whole,” said Nellie Akalp, CorpNet.com’s co-founder and CEO. “We’re excited to partner with a whole new group of Illinois-based affiliates and websites to offer CorpNet services to more small businesses and entrepreneurs.”

Our affiliate program enables partners to earn commissions by offering business filing services (such as file a DBA or form an LLC) to their clients and website visitors. The program is hosted on the Shareasale Network, so affiliates can get their creatives, track and receive payments, and check statistics using Shareasale’s back end. Continue reading “CorpNet Welcomes Illinois Affiliates to Its Program, Thanks to Recent Ruling” »

How CorpNet Helps Founding Attorney And TV Legal Analyst Darren Kavinoky

Here’s yet another customer story for you! Kavinoky Law Firm, one of California’s leading criminal defense firms, relies on CorpNet.com for its document filing needs.

The Kavinoky Law Firm was founded by Darren Kavinoky, an accomplished trial lawyer and well-known television host and legal analyst. Kavinoky is also the creator and host of the television show Deadly Sins, which airs on Investigation Discovery. He provides expert insight on entertainment, legal, political and lifestyle issues on many national and local broadcasts including, The Today Show, CNN, Larry King Live, Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, HLN, and Fox & Friends.

When founding Kavinoky Law Firm, Kavinoky turned to CorpNet.com for the business registration. Since then,  CorpNet has helped him with his annual renewal paperwork, as well as Intellectual Property such as to register a trademark or a service mark. And as the Kavinoky Law Firm expands into other states and practice areas, it will continue to use CorpNet for its business registrations and other needs.

“When I first started my business, even though I’m a lawyer, I didn’t know anything about business formation and what my corporate responsibilities were. That’s where CorpNet came in. They’ve been an amazing, trusted advisor…kind of like a partner to me,” said Kavinoky. Continue reading “How CorpNet Helps Founding Attorney And TV Legal Analyst Darren Kavinoky” »

CorpNet.com CEO Nellie Akalp Joins Business News Daily’s Roster of Expert Voices

We’re excited to share the news: CorpNet.com CEO Nellie Akalp has been added as an expert voice at BusinessNewsDaily. There, Nellie will share her insights on  legal topics related to starting and running a business.

As you know, Nellie already contributes her knowledge to some of the top online small business outlets including: Small Business Trends, Mashable, AMEX OPEN forum, Business Insider, and AllBusiness.com. She has been featured on Inc.com and has appeared on the Fox Business Small Business segment. She is passionate about sharing advice on starting a business, tips on how to incorporate a business, register a trademark, and more.

Akalp was named a 2012 Top 100 Small Business Influencer by Small Business Trends, and is nominated again for a 2013 Small Business Influencer Award. Continue reading “CorpNet.com CEO Nellie Akalp Joins Business News Daily’s Roster of Expert Voices” »