Launches Business Structure Wizard to Help Guide New Business Owners

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Perfect for new business owners in the New Year,’s free online tool helps recommend the right business structure for a new or existing business!

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We designed the Business Structure Wizard to be a very accessible starting point for anyone who wants to start a business or change their existing business structure., a leading online incorporation service that helps entrepreneurs start their businesses, launched a free online tool, the Business Structure Wizard, aimed to help guide new business owners in selecting the right company structure for their new or existing business.

“Choosing a business structure can be a tough decision for the new business owner. They don’t know whether they should incorporate, form an LLC, or simply file a DBA (aka “doing business as filing”) and remain as a sole proprietorship or partnership,” explained Nellie Akalp,’s Founder and CEO. “We designed the Business Structure Wizard to be a very accessible starting point for anyone who wants to start a business or change their existing business structure.”

The Business Structure Wizard guides users through a series of basic questions on their business, industry, finances, and long-term plans. The entire wizard should take approximately 5 minutes or less to complete and provides a recommended company structure based on the user’s responses.

The wizard includes the following recommended business structures based on the user’s responses: LLC (Limited Liability Company), C Corporation, S Corporation, Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, LLP (Limited Liability Partnership), and Non Profit Corporation. Help text provides additional details and explains the significance of each question. In addition, users are directed to helpful resources on each business structure and ultimately offered the opportunity to have file and form the recommended business structure on their behalf.

The Business Structure Wizard is part of’s central mission to help small business owners thrive in legitimizing their small business, thereby making their small business dreams into a reality. Through its blog “The Startup Starting Line” and Akalp’s Small Business Corner, the company provides valuable resources to help entrepreneurs start their business, manage it, and keep it legal.

“As a small business ourselves, we understand the challenges and opportunities facing today’s small business. We’re continually trying to think of new ways to simplify the logistics of starting a business, so entrepreneurs can focus on what they do best…creativity and growing their business,” added Akalp. and its founders have jointly helped form hundreds of thousands of small businesses and startups. The company is the brainchild of Phil and Nellie Akalp, an attorney husband and wife team, who have founded several document filing companies in the past including that was acquired by Intuit back in 2005.

About is an online incorporation service that helps entrepreneurs get their business off the ground in a fast, reliable, and affordable manner. Through its website, provides business filing services required for a variety of business needs such as: forming a Corporation or Limited Liability Company (LLC), filing for a DBA, Doing Business in Multiple States (Foreign Qualifications), Closing a Business (Dissolutions), Registered Agent Representations, Trademark Search and Registrations, and Corporate Compliance services and supplies for all 50 states.

Founded by experienced entrepreneurs 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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