About Nellie

“Success comes from hard work and passion. Don’t chase after the money. Chase after your vision.”

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 businesses get off the ground. Nellie is internationally recognized as one of the most prominent experts on small business legal matters, contributing regularly 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 shares her expert small business tips with readers at Forbes, Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post and Mashable and is a regular guest expert on the Fox Small Business Center. She was named a Top 100 Small Business Influencer by Small Business Trends for the past three years and counting. She makes frequent speaking appearances to inspire and motivate others to make their business dreams a reality.

Nellie knows there’s no easy path to success, but she’s dedicated to helping others on their journey.

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