Most freelancers begin as sole proprietors. It’s an inexpensive way to start, especially when you’re trying to land your first few clients or when freelancing is really just a side-gig.
But as you start to grow, how do you know what type of legal business entity is right for you?
Let me introduce you to Nellie Akalp, an entrepreneur and legal business expert.
Who is Nellie Akalp?
Nellie is a mom of four children who is married to her husband and business partner of 18 years. She and her husband started their first online legal document filing service in 1997 in their small apartment living room after purchasing a domain name for $100. In 2005 that company was acquired by Intuit for $20 million.
They soon found out that the corporate way of Intuit was not a good fit for them so they stepped down from the previous company and took a few years off. Too motivated to retire young, the couple got back to work in 2009 and launched CorpNet.com where they help entrepreneurs start, grow and maintain their ventures. Throughout her career, Nellie has formed well over half a million LLCs for entrepreneurs across many industries.
Nellie’s Legal Startup Tips for the Entrepreneurial Community
I’m so excited for this episode – it fits snugly within our topic this season of growing your business skills.
Join us as we talk about topics like business structure basics, why incorporate, what state to incorporate in, when to incorporate, and other legal startup tips. Hear her entrepreneurial story and be inspired to go after YOUR business dreams.