Nellie Akalp is a passionate entrepreneur, small business advocate and mother of four. Through the various “Do-It-Yourself” and “Business-Startup” services she has founded since 1997, she has formed over 100,000 corporations and LLCs for small business owners.
Her last company was acquired by Intuit in 2005. Today, she and her husband, Phil, operate CorpNet.com where they help entrepreneurs start a business, Incorporate, Form an LLC, set up Sole Proprietorships (DBAs) and maintain a business in compliance with state filing requirements for a new or existing business.
As CEO of CorpNet, Nellie is a strong advocate in educating small business owners and entrepreneurs about the importance of protecting their personal assets and enjoys discussing legal and business issues concerning everything from business startup through (hopefully) acquisition. She was named a Top 100 Small Business Influencer by Small Business Trends in 2012 and 2013. Nellie is a startup contributor at Entrepreneur, Forbes and Mashable and is a regular guest expert on The Fox Small Business Center.