Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 -- CorpNet.com, a leading online business document filing company that helps entrepreneurs start a business and keep a business in compliance, is encouraging moms to follow their business dreams and make their dreams into a reality and start a business. With kids returning to school, this is the optimal time for moms to re-focus on their own goals and plans…and often that means being their own boss and launching their own business.
“I think moms make fantastic entrepreneurs,” said CorpNet CEO, Nellie Akalp. “They’re already used to managing their households and juggling countless things at once. Those skillsets are crucial for starting your own business. As the mother of four and serial entrepreneur myself, I encourage any mom who dreams of working for themselves to make that dream a reality.”
According to the Center for Women’s Business Research, there are 10.1 million women-owned businesses in the United States. For any moms looking to join this growing community, CorpNet.com has released a checklist of the legal steps needed to launch a business.
CorpNet’s six legal steps to start a new business are:
1. Choose a business name: Once you’ve brainstormed and picked the perfect name, you should run a no-cost business name search to see if your business name is available or if someone is already using it within your state.
2. Choose a business structure: when you form an LLC or corporation, you will protect your personal assets from any liabilities of the company. CorpNet’s newly launched Business Structure Wizard can help mom-preneurs decide what business structure is right for them.
3. File a DBA (Doing Business As): For those businesses that aren’t ready to form an LLC or corporation, filing a DBA will legally register the business name with the state.
4. Get a Tax ID number from the IRS so you don’t need to give out your personal social security number to every client or vendor you work with.
5. Set up a business checking account to keep your business finances separate from your personal accounts.
6. Get a business license: Check if you need to get a business license or permit from the state, county, town, or even federal level. In addition, check with your local zoning board to make sure that your planned business can be legally operated in your home.
Since its launch in 2009, CorpNet.com has helped more than 10,000 small businesses across the country 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.
CorpNet.com 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, CorpNet.com 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, CorpNet.com is a private company based in Westlake Village, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.corpnet.com or follow @CorpNet on Twitter.
Nellie Akalp, Founder & CEO, CorpNet, Inc., http://www.corpnet.com/, 888-752-0363, [email protected]
SOURCE CorpNet, Inc.