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Episode 107: Making Sure You’re Setting Up Your Business the Right Way with Nellie Akalp [Podcast]

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Making Sure You’re Setting Up Your Business the Right Way with Nellie Akalp. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Nellie shares her passion and knowledge for helping entrepreneurs set up their business legally and with success.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Nellie’s boss mom journey.
  • Her advice for starting a business in setting up a business legally.
  • Things to consider when deciding what type of structure and legal filing status for business.
  • Protecting business assets.
  • What to do when someone steals your property.
  • Effective delegation and how to do it well.
  • How Nellie handles overwhelm.
  • Preparing mentally for launches.
  • How Nellie handles work and home like a football team.

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • Take it on as it comes, carve out time for your family and be present. – Nellie
  • Putting out more hours in your work doesn’t always help, quality time is what makes a difference. – Nellie
  • You need a support system to help you not feel alone. – Dana
  • You can become a CEO as a mom, it is possible. – Nellie
  • When I delegate, more gets done and with more quality than if I did it myself. – Nellie
  • When you plan ahead and organize, it helps keep me from overwhelm. – Nellie
  • During a launch, everyone on the team needs to be on their A game. – Nellie
  • I want my kids to learn that you are privileged, but I want them to learn how to work hard as well. – Nellie

More about our guest, Nellie Akalp.


Nellie Akalp is a serial entrepreneur, small business advocate, speaker and author. Through the various “Do-It-Yourself” and “Business-Startup” services she has founded since 1997, she has formed over 200,000 corporations and LLCs for small business owners.

Her last company was acquired by Intuit in 2005. Today, she and her husband, Phil, operate CorpNet.com where they help entrepreneurs start a business, Incorporate, Form an LLC, set up Sole Proprietorships (DBAs) and maintain a business in compliance with state filing requirements for a new or existing business. If you mention this episode, you get a free consultation.

Nellie shares her expert tips with readers at Forbes, Entrepreneur and Mashable and is a regular guest expert on the Fox Small Business Center. She was named a Top 100 Small Business Influencer in 2012, 2013, and 2014 by Small Business Trends. Nellie has presented a workshop at Small Biz Expo and sat down with members of Girls in Tech, General Assembly and more to inspire and motivate others to make their business dreams a reality.

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Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff is the Founder of Boss Mom and creator Nurture to Convert.
She is a mother, author, speaker, messaging strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She believes that too many brilliant moms are struggling to figure out how to grow their business while balancing all that is required to be a good mom, partner, and woman. So many moms are trying to grow their business using trends that feel inauthentic and aren't realistic for their inconsistent schedules. She has helped thousands of women become known for their brain and not their dance moves

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