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Cost Free   CPE Credits 1.0 hour   Subject AreaBusiness Management and Organization  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone  Who should attend? CPA - small firm
CPA - medium firm 
Course Description

There’s no better time than now to make that leap into self-employment. Many CPAs, accountants and bookkeepers make the change from employee to their own boss and you can too! This webinar, hosted by serial entrepreneur Nellie Akalp, will detail what you need to know about launching your own business. Are you ready to make your own schedule and can you tolerate risk? Can you juggle wearing different hats without having a boss to tell you what needs to be done? What about making that business official and incorporating? What legal structure should you choose and how do you keep your firm in compliance? All of those questions and more will be answered so you will feel confident to embark on the journey of entrepreneurship!

Learning Objectives

  • To educate viewers on what it takes to become an entrepreneur.

  • To inform viewers on the ins and outs of running your own business.

  • To teach viewers about legally starting a business and what they need to know to get that form set up properly.


"Great Presentation by Nellie Akalp. Very Helpful and Informative Webinar on starting Accounting Firm."


Nellie Akalp is a serial entrepreneur, small business advocate, speaker and author. Her first business was started with $100 and sold eight years later for $20 million. Today she is the founder & CEO of, an online legal document filing service, where she helps entrepreneurs start a business, Incorporate, Form an LLC, set up Sole Proprietorships (DBAs) and more for their businesses. Nellie has been named a Top 100 Small Business Influencer by Small Business Trends the last five years and has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately-held companies in America in 2015 and 2016.

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Presenter's Blog Post: Here’s What You Need To Know
Frequently Asked Questions
  • To receive CPE credit for the event, you must register for the webcast prior to the start of each program.
  • CPE is available to all eligible participants within 24 hours of each webinar.
  • Multiple attendees: In order to receive CPE for multiple attendees, ensure that at least one person signs up for the webinar. At the completion of the webinar a proctor form is provided. Alternatively, you may also login to your account following the webinar and click on the MY ACCOUNT button where you will find a link to the proctor letter.


NASBA Approved

CPAwebengage, Inc. (Sponsor Id#: 111889) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

CPAwebengage Inc. 1685 S. Colorado Blvd, Suite #205, Denver, CO 80222

About Our Presenter

CorpNet is an online legal document filing service that helps entrepreneurs incorporate, form LLCs, file DBAs and more across all 50 United States.