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National Small Business Week: What It Means For You And How To Make The Most Of It

Sunday, April 30, 2017, marked the start of National Small Business Week. From that day through Saturday, May 6, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has organized a variety of events to celebrate small businesses and the impact they have on our national and local economies. According to the SBA National Small Business Week website, “More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.” I say that’s reason to celebrate! Don’t you agree? We're celebrating at CorpNet.com by [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Ongoing Management and Protection|0 Comments

Should You Buy A Business Or Start One From Scratch?

Hope your New Year is off to a great start! As you’re looking to make 2017 a year of prosperity, have you set your sights on becoming a business owner? If so, you’re probably wondering whether buying an existing business or starting your own company will offer the best chances of success. Both have their advantages and challenges, so how do you choose? I wish there were an easy answer, but I’m afraid you’ll need to do some research and put some serious thought into your decision. As you explore your options, consider the following pros and cons [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Seed and Development, Startup and Launch|0 Comments

Dos And Don’ts When Transferring Leadership Responsibilities: Lessons To Learn From Obama and Trump

Changes in leadership don’t always happen seamlessly—or amicably. As is evident with the imminent transfer of leadership from President Obama to President-Elect Donald Trump, many factors influence how smoothly (or not) a change in authority will happen. Whether you’re taking over running a business or handing over the reins to your responsibilities to someone else, expect some bumps in the road. But be careful not to become a source of agitation and dissent through the process. This recent presidential election, which has been simultaneously entertaining and frustrating at times, can teach us some valuable lessons about what to [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Ongoing Management and Protection|0 Comments

Will Your Business Need Financing in the New Year?

As you plan and set goals for your small business in 2017, one area to look at is financing. Will you need additional funding at some point in the New Year? If the answer is yes, how will you raise the money? Take a closer look at the two primary means of raising capital — equity financing and debt financing — and what you need to know about each. Equity Financing In equity financing, you give up a piece of your business (equity) in return for an investment of capital. Equity investors may be private investors, venture capital [...]

How to get an LLC License

Here at CorpNet, we are often asked how to form an LLC, also referred to as a Limited Liability Company, when wanting to start a business. To be clear, an LLC is not a business license; as one cannot obtain an LLC license. A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a legal entity that bears similarities to both corporations and partnerships. An LLC is formed under specific state statutes that provide for the creation and regulation of this special type of entity that has come to be commonly used and respected in business. An LLC can be used to [...]

By | August 31st, 2016|Startup and Launch|0 Comments

CorpNet FAQs – Business Licenses

  As an online legal document filing service that helps entrepreneurs with an array of startup needs, we get asked a ton of questions from our clients about various topics. We decided to start sourcing these questions and create a new blog post series for our readers, as some of you may be wondering the same thing but haven’t found the answer elsewhere. Today we are launching our new FAQ series starting on the topic of business licenses. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions on the popular topic followed by answers from our CEO Nellie [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Startup and Launch|2 Comments

Legal Steps to Start a Business & Special Offer

So you have an idea and want to get that business off the ground - congratulations!! When planning the steps to start your business, there are some legal aspects you don’t want to overlook. These steps may not be the most glamorous parts of starting a business, but you want to make sure the business is set up properly from the start to avoid issues down the road. Here are my must-do steps to legally start a business followed by a special offer on CorpNet.com services: 1 - Choose a business name Have an ideal name in mind [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Startup and Launch|0 Comments

Why Customers Love Us – CorpNet Reviews

We're back with another month of fantastic 5-star reviews of CorpNet.com services! The summer days are getting hotter, but we have the AC cranked up and we're working hard ensuring happy customers across the board. Here's a look back at some fantastic 5-star reviews of our services these past few weeks. Do you need to incorporate, form an LLC or file a DBA? Check out all of our reviews on TrustPilot and reach out anytime for a free business consultation at 888.449.2638.                                

By | July 14th, 2016|CorpNet Reviews & Customer Stories|0 Comments

Nellie in the News – May 2016

It’s officially summer time here in Westlake Village, CA where the CorpNet offices are located. Many of us hit up the beach this past weekend and had our first ocean swim of the season! We had a great month helping entrepreneurs incorporate a business, form an LLC, file a DBA and more across all 50 states. Our CEO Nellie Akalp also had another great month sharing her expert tips and advice across many podcasts and blogs. Check out some press highlights below! Want Nellie to speak at your next event or share her tips on your podcast? Contact [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Nellie in the News|0 Comments

Business Name Registration Or Trademark: Which Is Best?

One of the most valuable assets your business will ever have is its name. Your business name is more than what your company is called—it represents your brand’s identity and it’s a way for you to distinguish yourself from your competition. With your business name carrying that much weight, it makes sense to protect it. As you start your business, consider these two approaches to prevent other companies from using your name and confusing your customers: Business Name Registration  If you form an LLC or apply to incorporate a business in a state, your business name is automatically [...]