Nellie Akalp is an entrepreneur, small business advocate, and mother of four little rockstars. As founder and CEO of CorpNet.com, she has helped more than half a million entrepreneurs start their businesses. Through CorpNet.com, Nellie has also partnered with business professionals such as attorneys, CPAs and more as their silent fulfillment partner helping them incorporate and form LLCs for their clients.
Nellie is internationally recognized as one of the most prominent experts on small business legal matters, contributing to media outlets like Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post. Each month, her regular columns and small business advice reach more than eight million people.
Together with her husband Phil, Nellie has been building companies for more than 18 years. They sold their first company to Intuit in 2008 for $20 million, then decided to get right back into the game. Having weathered ups and downs of entrepreneurship over the past two decades, Nellie is an undisputed expert on what it takes to start a successful business and follow your dreams.
Nellie has been named a Top 100 Small Business Influencer by Small Business Trends for the past four years and counting. In 2016 she was named Women Business Owner of the Year by NAWBO VC and her company, CorpNet.com, has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately-held companies in America in 2015 and 2016.
Specialties: Online Start-Ups; Mergers and Acquisitions; Detailed knowledge of Incorporation/LLC formation filing, maintenance & compliance requirements in all 50 states; Contract Negotiations, New Business Development; Operations Strategy and Management; Branding and Identity.
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