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Filing a DBA – FAQ

This month in our FAQ series, we tackle the most commonly asked questions about one of the most popular entity types - the DBA. Starting a business can be overwhelming, and one of the first and most important steps is choosing a business entity. A DBA, which stands for "Doing Business As", is also known as a fictitious business name or assumed business name. A sole proprietor can file a DBA in order to operate under their preferred business name, or a DBA can be filed underneath an existing corporation or LLC in order to advertise as or [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Startup and Launch|0 Comments

Registering Your Business Name: Three Ways To Get It Done

What’s in a name? More than you might realize when it comes to choosing one for your business! Aside from the obvious must haves of grabbing customers’ attention and being memorable, a business name must also be available to use—and protected. Selecting a name for your company is only the first step in the process. You also have to determine that no one else is already using the name by performing a name search.  Then register your business name, so you can legally use it and so other businesses don’t try to claim it as their own. Imagine [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Startup and Launch|0 Comments

Multiple Ventures? How to Best Structure your Multi-Brand Business

It's possible to create a separate business entity for each venture you start. However, this can result in excess paperwork and legal filings. And in many cases, each business may not be earning a significant amount of revenue individually, making the paperwork seem especially tedious. To save some headaches and paper, this article provdies you with great tips to consider when dealing with multiple business types.

By | August 24th, 2012|Other|7 Comments

Now that I’ve Incorporated…What’s Next?

Over the course of my career, I’ve helped over hundreds of thousands of small business owners incorporate a business or form and LLC. But I’ve also found there can be just as many questions after incorporating a business or forming an LLC. In this post, I’ve put together some of the more commonly asked questions to help you navigate life after the incorporation or LLC formation process.

By | July 28th, 2012|Startup and Launch|0 Comments

CorpNet.com: Helping Entrepreneurs Start New Businesses Online!

Nellie Akalp is a savvy entrepreneur, wife, and mother of four. As the CEO of CorpNet.com, she runs a small business that helps guide entrepreneurs and small business owners through the process of starting a business, incorporating a business, and filing business-critical legal documentation with an easy and cost-effective online service. CorpNet.com’s incorporation packages start at $49 (in addition to State filing fees) to do all the work of forming a Corporation or LLC. “Being an entrepreneur is a dream come true,” says Nellie. “We’ll help make it happen for you.”

By | June 30th, 2012|Other|1 Comment

Why I LOVE What I Do as CEO/Founder of CorpNet…

The economy is difficult, the jobs numbers aren’t improving, and the stock market is pretty shaky at best. But in these tough times, people are doing some incredibly remarkable things. They’re showing just how determined, creative, and courageous human beings can be. And if I can help these individuals get the ball rolling on their ideas and make their dreams come true, I can’t imagine anything better...AND that's why I love what I do each and every day and I live by the mantra of "Do what you Love and Love What you Do each and every day because you ONLY live once!!!!!

By | June 25th, 2012|Women In Business|0 Comments

Using Trademarks to Protect Your Company Brand

You formed your Corporation or LLC, so you’re well on your way to building a successful business. Now it’s time to protect your company name and brand, so that name will be yours to use for years to come. When it comes to your business name and trademarks, a few proactive steps can go a long way toward protecting your brand and business. Best of all, it’s easy and affordable — you just need to know where to start…

By | May 18th, 2012|Women In Business|1 Comment