Nellie Akalp, Small Business Trends

Nellie Akalp

Small Business Trends

Westlake Village, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Nellie:

Summer Check-in on Business Licenses and Permits

Now is a good time to check to see if your required business licenses and permits are up to date and in check. → Read More

7 Tips for Preparing Your Business If You’re Planning a Summer Getaway

Need a break? Learn tips on how to unplug from your business this summer and ensure it runs smoothly while you’re away. → Read More

Business Entity Types 101: Is It Time to Rethink Your Business Structure?

The entity type that was right when you first started your business may no longer be the ideal choice now that your company has grown and evolved. → Read More

How Employers and Contractors Are Retaining Independence Under AB5

The key to retaining independence under AB5 is to satisfy the “A-B-C Test.” Here's what contractors and employers need to know. → Read More

5 Things to Know About the Upcoming S Corporation Election Deadline

It’s not too late to elect S Corp status for your LLC or C Corporation. Learn more about the tax benefits of becoming an S Corp and this year’s deadlines for filing. → Read More

What You Need to Know After Incorporating a Business

Corporations generally demand more administrative time and resources than other business entities. Here's what to do after incorporating a business. → Read More

Changing Your Business Name: A Step-by-Step Guide

Whether you run a sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or a corporation, our detailed step-by-step guide breaks down your options for changing your company’s name. → Read More

How to Plan for Summer Travel as a Business Owner by @CorpNetNellie

by Nellie Akalp Are you planning to take time off this summer to rest, recharge your batteries, or just spend more time with your friends and family? Here → Read More

A Midyear Business Legal Checkup for Small Business Owners

Conducting a midyear legal checkup of your company can provide you with insights you need to make informed decisions about your business entity type, tax election, and more. → Read More

Lower Corporate Tax Rates Make C Corporations More Attractive to Small Businesses

Recent changes in the tax law now create the potential for big tax savings and make the C Corporation a strong option for businesses of all sizes. → Read More

5 Essential Steps for Women Who Want to Become Entrepreneurs

Becoming an entrepreneur is never easy, but the rewards can be enormous. Before starting down the path to entrepreneurship, however, be sure you’ve done these five important things. → Read More

How to Make the Most of Small Business Week

National Small Business Week is almost here. From May 5 to 11, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will celebrate America’s small business owners. The week kicks off in Washington, D.C., where the winners for this year’s outstanding small business owners will be recognized and honored. SBA leaders will continue the festivities in D.C. by meeting with local entrepreneurs, visiting small… → Read More

How to Protect Your Brand with a Trademark

You likely have heard about trademarking your brand to protect your small business identity. But do you know how to do it and why it's important to use it? → Read More

Tax Tips and Traps for Your Startup Business

For a startup business, avoiding tax hassles begins the minute you make your first business decision. Everything from leasing office…… → Read More

What Are the Potential Advantages of an S Corporation?

Whether an S Corp election will benefit your business depends on various factors. Learn about any advantages and the impact on your company. → Read More

Don’t Waste Time! 5 Ways to Improve your Business this Year

Take look at this checklist to make sure you close out your business year properly and start the next one without any hiccups. → Read More

5 Tips to Smarter Business Client Gifts

Nellie Akalp shares smart tips to help make the process of buying and sending business client gifts easier this year. → Read More

What Is a Registered Agent and Does My Business Need One?

If you have established your company as an LLC or corporation, you may be required to designate a registered agent. Read a helpful overview of what that entails, and what to consider when choosing one. → Read More

8 Things Every Startup Entrepreneur Should Do

Turning your idea into a business is no easy feat no matter how much you plan—and I’ve done it twice!…… → Read More

Does Your Business Plan Need a Makeover?

There’s a reason we rethink our goals and make resolutions around the first of the year. It’s rare to remain in the same circumstances with the same goals over the course of a year—and the same… → Read More