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About Philip Akalp

Phil Akalp runs CorpNet.com with his wife Nellie. A web marketer at heart, Phil has become a “Do-it-yourself through automation” evangelist. He is a pioneer of online legal self help, with an unrivaled passion for providing small business owners with legal assistance they can afford. Phil’s last document filing business was acquired by Intuit. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from California State University, Northridge, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. He is an active member of the California State Bar and is authorized to appear in the United States District Court, 9th Circuit.

Leveraging the Profit Centers in Your Business (and Junking the Rest)

Give some thought to your small business for just a moment. You probably offer several different products or services. Which bring you the most money? Which hardly bring any new business at all? By focusing on the profit centers in your business, you can boost sales and become known for doing one or two things really well. Anything else, you don’t need. Here’s how to cut the crap.

By | September 9th, 2015|Growth and Expansion|0 Comments

4 Tech Trends That Will Affect Your Small Business

I’m a big fan of technology that makes my work running CorpNet with my wife, Nellie, easier. Whenever there’s a new tool or app, I jump on it to see if I can incorporate it in my workflow. Some I’ve adopted, while others, not so much. Here are 4 tech trends I think will make my (and your) work a lot easier in the not-too-distant future.

By | June 18th, 2015|Ongoing Management and Protection|1 Comment

5 Tips to Smarter and More Efficient Business Meetings

Nobody likes business meetings. So why do we have so many? Unfortunately, they’re a necessary evil when it comes to running a business. Having led my fair share of meetings at CorpNet, believe me: I hate it as much as my employees when I see them glaze over and stop listening to what I think is essential material. So I’ve devised my own strategies for waking them up and making the meetings more productive.

By | May 15th, 2015|Ongoing Management and Protection|0 Comments

Why You Don’t Need to Be Your Employees’ Friend

I get it, I really do. You spend 40 or more hours a week with the people you hired, so it’s understandable that you’d start to form friendships. But once you start a business, you’ve got to draw a line between being friendly with your staff and trying to be their friend. The difference between the two is where the respect you need from them lies.

By | March 23rd, 2015|Ongoing Management and Protection|0 Comments

6 Ways to Lead by Example

Running a company — and therefore being in charge of people — is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because it’s fulfilling in so many ways. But it can be a challenge because every day, regardless of how you feel, you have people looking to you for guidance. You’ve got to be on your toes and ensure that you’re doing your best to lead by example so that your staff emulates what you do and works their hardest for your company. Here are 6 tactics I’ve found effective in my leadership strategy.

By | February 25th, 2015|Ongoing Management and Protection|0 Comments

What I Love About Having My Business Partner as My Valentine

One thing that makes CorpNet.com unique is that it's run by husband/wife team, Phil and Nellie Akalp. In honor of Valentine's Day, Phil answers a few questions about working with the one he loves. What's the best thing about working with your spouse? Well…we have A LOT more to talk about at dinner and on date night. Although it’s important to separate the stressful part of our work lives from our personal lives, I find it very beneficial to our relationship to share and discuss the exciting and/or creative parts of our business…even during “personal time.” We really “connect” when we are excited about something at work. Thus it’s always a good idea to discuss a new project or idea…but we NEVER discuss accounting, taxes, or legal matters on date night.

By | February 13th, 2015|Ongoing Management and Protection|0 Comments