and CEO Nellie Akalp Nominated for 2013 Small Business Influencer Awards

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Awards honor companies and people who have made a significant impact on the North American small business market; Akalp is a Small Business Influencer 2012 award winner.

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Everyone at CorpNet is steadfastly committed to empowering, educating, and helping small business owners and entrepreneurs., a leading online business document filing company that helps entrepreneurs start a business and keep a business in compliance, today announced that both the company and its CEO, Nellie Akalp, have been nominated for 2013 Small Business Influencer Awards. Should she win, it will mean back-to-back awards for Akalp as she was named a 2012 Top 100 Small Business Influencer.

The Small Business Influencer Awards honor companies, organizations, apps and people who have made a significant impact on the North American small business market. The Small Business Influencers initiative is jointly produced by Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology.

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.

“I was extremely honored to have been named a top Small Business Influencer last year, but I am even prouder that my company was nominated this year. It’s validation and recognition of the hard work that our entire team puts in every day to be powerful champions for small businesses. Everyone at CorpNet is steadfastly committed to empowering, educating, and helping small business owners and entrepreneurs,” said Nellie Akalp.

Nellie Akalp is a passionate entrepreneur, small business advocate, and mother of four children. She is a popular contributor for a variety of outlets including: Small Business Trends, Mashable, AMEX OPEN forum, Business Insider, and She has been featured in and appears regularly on the Fox Business Small Business segment where she shares advice on starting a business and incorporation tips.

Since its launch in 2009, has helped more than 10,000 small businesses across the country, register a business name, incorporate online, or form an LLC. The company has made a name for itself for its personal touch, including friendly in-house phone support and free consultations. CorpNet has also been investing heavily in developing free, value-add tools for its clients and the small business community, including: B.I.Z. (a free corporate compliance concierge tool), free meeting minute templates, and numerous free guides on starting and growing a business.

Voting for the Small Business Influencer awards will be open until September 9, 2013. Winners will be announced on September 19 and honored at an awards gala in New York City on October 17.

To vote for Nellie Akalp and, please visit: and

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 a business 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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