This week Nellie Akalp, founder and president of CorpNet.com joins me to share her startup success story. Nellie is a serial entrepreneur who launched her first online business – a legal document filing service back in 1997 right out of her apartment living room.
That business grew into a company that was acquired by Intuit for $20 million!
Like many entrepreneurs, Nellie and her husband weren’t content to just cash out and retire to some island in the Caribbean. After a few years away from business Nellie was ready to launch something again.
So she and her husband launched CorpNet, a company that helps other entrepreneurs setup businesses – whether it’s a sole proprietorship, LLC, or corporation operation.
In this interview, you hear some valuable takeaways to launching an online startup:
- How Nellie and her husband launched their first online business mycorporation.com with only $100 (and this was for a domain name).
- How they grew that startup to over $ 1 million a year gross in the early days; and how their marketing strategy has changed in the age of social media.
- Why it’s so important to test, test, test when launching a startup.
You can read the transcription below: