CEO Nellie Akalp Clears Up Business License Confusion on Fox Business Feature

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Nellie Akalp helps entrepreneurs determine whether they need a business license or to actually register the business.

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Many times when an entrepreneur asks “Do I need a business license?”, they actually are looking to register their business., a leading online business document filing company that helps entrepreneurs start a business and keep a business in compliance, announced that its co-founder and CEO, Nellie Akalp, was recently interviewed on FOX Business. Akalp helped answer the common question among new business owners, “Do I need a business license?”

“There’s so much confusion out there among entrepreneurs when it comes to getting a business license,” said Akalp. “Are they actually looking to set up a business structure or apply for the right to operate the business?”

According to Akalp, there are two key steps for new business owners to legally get their ducks in a row. First, they need to register the business with the state; this is accomplished when you incorporate, form an LLC, or register as a DBA/sole proprietorship. This step creates a legal entity in the state and gives the business a foundation.

Akalp explained that “many times when an entrepreneur asks “Do I need a business license?”, they actually are looking to register their business.”

After creating a legal entity, a business next needs to apply for the right to operate by getting any necessary business licenses or permits. Specific permits will vary based on location and business type; for example, a restaurant or tattoo parlor will need more permits than a copywriter. A new business should go to their local board of equalization (first state, then county/city) to determine what they need.

Through CorpNet, Nellie and her husband Philip Akalp have empowered thousands of entrepreneurs to start their own business. As an online legal document filing service, CorpNet helps small business owners form an LLC or incorporate a business in order to start and protect their new business ventures the right way. is known for its customer-centric philosophy, developing a range of free, value-add tools to help small business owners thrive in today’s economy. CorpNet customers rave about the company’s friendly, helpful service, including five-star CorpNet reviews on TrustLink.

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About is an online business document filing service that provides new and existing business owners with the most comprehensive, cost-effective services when it comes to starting, protecting, and managing a business. Through its website, provides business filing services required for a variety of business needs such as: incorporate online or form a Limited Liability Company (LLC), file a DBA, Doing Business in Multiple States (Foreign Qualifications), close a business (Dissolutions), Registered Agent Representations, Trademark Search and Registrations, and Corporate Compliance services and supplies for all 50 states.

Founded by experienced entrepreneur/attorney husband and wife team, Philip and Nellie Akalp, is a private company based in Westlake Village, CA. For more information, please visit or follow @CorpNet on Twitter.

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