Accountants are critical to the success of any small business. In fact, Accountants and CPAs are the most important professionals for small businesses. Yet given this level of importance, only 67% of small businesses are only satisfied with their accountant. What if you could easily increase that rate of satisfaction? Your Clients Are Already Struggling with Paperwork As accounting professionals, you already have clients who are struggling with business formation and compliance paperwork. A recent survey by Wasp Barcode Technologies reported that 33% of small businesses listed managing paperwork as a top accounting challenge. Some are struggling so much that [...]
What a start to 2017! January and now February have flown by and we’re looking forward to a spring filled with lots of sunshine after these rainy past few months. We have been busy in the office on the phones daily helping you incorporate a business, form an LLC, file a DBA and more across all 50 states! Our CEO Nellie Akalp has been busy as always sharing her expertise and knowledge across the blogosphere. Check out her articles and press mentions from February below. Want Nellie to speak at your next event or share her tips on [...]
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, our thoughts naturally turn to what we’re grateful for in life. As a small business owner, I know you’re thankful for your employees. After all, how would you run your business without them? In honor of Thanksgiving, here are 9 ways to say “thank you” to your employees. Give out bonuses. Let’s face it: Most people are highly motivated by money. There are a couple of ways to handle bonuses. You can set performance goals and give employees bonuses for meeting them—for example, giving a bonus to salespeople who surpass their quotas [...]
Veterans Day gives us pause to reflect on the sacrifice and service of our women and men in the military. We enjoy many freedoms because of their bravery and selflessness. Indeed, we owe them a debt of gratitude. I admire and respect veterans for many reasons. Among them are the fine qualities that make them not only outstanding individuals but also seriously effective entrepreneurs. What characteristics and skills do veterans bring to the table that can help them succeed in business? Courage – Many veterans have faced adversity, danger, and fear most of us will never fathom. Their [...]
August has come and gone and in just a few days it will be September! That mean’s fall is just around the corner and kids are back in school. With kids back in school, some of you may be getting back to business! We’re standing by ready to help you incorporate a business, form an LLC, file a DBA and more across all 50 states. This past month was filled with some fantastic articles, speaking engagements and press mentions from our CEO Nellie Akalp. Here are some highlights from August and some upcoming speaking appearances where you can see [...]
One of my all-time favorite things to do as successful serial entrepreneur and the CEO for CorpNet is having the opportunity to share my insight with others. Recently I have had the honor of participating in some amazing and uplifting panel discussions. A few weeks ago it was a candid discussion from awesome #girlbosses for Ellevate Network LA. Last night it was an enlightening talk about diversity in entrepreneurship for Thunderbolt LA called #DiversifyLA. #GirlBoss A few weeks ago on July 26th I was delighted to join a group of amazing female entrepreneurs to share our journey of [...]
Picnics, fireworks, sparklers, and red, white, and blue-themed decorations every Fourth of July. Many of us pull out all the stops to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S.A—and rightly so! We have a lot to be thankful for. As my family celebrated this weekend, I also thought about how fortunate we are to be small business owners. In a way, every day is Independence Day for entrepreneurs who have taken charge of their own destinies. So what better time than this week to take pause to reflect on your freedom as a small business owner? [...]
Well looks like April showers will bring May flowers this year! Spring has sprung around our office and we can smell the sweet air of summer right around the corner. We have been busy daily chatting with entrepreneurs who are looking to incorporate or form an LLC for their small business. Some customers love us so much they even shared some great reviews these past few weeks. Nellie was thrilled to receive the award for Women Business Owner of the Year by NAWBO VC earlier this month and the rest of the month she has been sharing articles [...]
Given that it’s Women’s History Month, what better way to celebrate than to honor female entrepreneurs who have paved the way for other women in the business world? We’re thrilled to announce that our CEO, Nellie Akalp, was recently awarded Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners Ventura County chapter. This honor is bestowed to one noteworthy female entrepreneur in the Ventura County area annually at the BRAVO Awards. A Deserving Winner The Ventura County chapter of NAWBO chose Nellie because of her hard work and dedication to helping business owners, [...]
On October 20, 2015 from 5:30pm - 8:00PM join Nellie Akalp at the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Ventura County monthly dinner. Nellie was invited as a guest speaker to share her passion and insight as a successful entrepreneur to educate attendees on the importance of a business name. Learn the ins and outs of naming your business from initial brainstorming to protection to maintain ownership of your unique name! Register here for the event: http://conta.cc/1LwvAds Hope to see you there! NAWBOVC_OCT_Flyer_NellieAkalp
Today we celebrate the birthday of Phil Akalp, our very own Founder and Chief Creative Officer. Phil’s enthusiasm for CorpNet’s success is infections and we appreciate his constant drive! We all want to wish Phil a Happy Birthday! Join us in celebrating Phil on this great day by leaving your birthday greeting in a comment below! “Happy Birthday to my rock and soulmate....to a man who is so humble that he does not even know how many people admire and look up to him! We've been through thick and thin together, hell and back together and no matter [...]
We're starting something new on The Startup Starting Line. Each Friday, we'll bring you great content that Nellie Akalp is writing around the Web. This week, get tips on starting and building a business, making sure it's legal, and improving your productivity.
If you’ve been thinking about starting a business, but aren’t sure if you’re ready, you’ll want to attend this informative Google Hangout, “Are You Ready to Become an Entrepreneur?” The virtual event, put on by GoDaddy, will be held on September 17, 2014, at 9 am Pacific, 12 pm Eastern. CorpNet’s CEO, Nellie Akalp, will be the expert leading the conversation.
I’ve gotten into the tradition of offering advice to you as a small business owner this time of year. You see, my birthday is coming up, and rather than receive gifts, I like to give them to you. Consider the following advice on how to successfully run your business my gift of wisdom. After all, I’ve been around the block not once but twice, and if I can keep you from making the mistakes I’ve made, so much the better.
As a small business owner, you can likely list multiple people who have helped you get where you are. That might be a mentor, a company that provides great small business software, an outstanding small biz journalist, or an app that helps you get more done.
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We at CorpNet are excited to announce that we have rolled out our latest service designed to help busy entrepreneurs keep up with legal compliance matters. Our new online Business License service makes it easy for small businesses to comply with every required local license, permit, and tax registration.
At CorpNet, we consider our staff our family. We celebrate every win, every birthday, and every anniversary together. This week, we'd like to spotlight a team member who has been with us for two years: Milton Turcios.
We're thrilled to announce that both CorpNet.com and our very own Co-Founder and CEO Nellie Akalp have been nominated for the prestigious 2013 Small Business Influencer Awards! This is actually the third year Nellie has been nominated, and last year she was a Top 100 Champion, and the second year that CorpNet has been nominated.
Here at CorpNet we're as excited as kids when our birthday rolls around each summer. Every year means we've spent another 365 days helping small businesses succeed, and that's something we're exceedingly proud of.