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Office Talk with Annette Stepanian

Eavesdrop on these candid conversations with game-changing entrepreneurs and host, Annette Stepanian, as they share insights on how they’re designing a business and life on their terms. Also, Annette answers FAQs about law and your business in her Legal Quickie episodes.
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Eavesdrop on these candid conversations with game-changing entrepreneurs and host, Annette Stepanian, as they share insights on how they’re designing a business and life on their terms.

For show notes, visit AnnetteStepanian.com/Podcast

Dec 21, 2016

Success in business has always been about creating opportunities for Samira Far, who traded a coveted position at a prestigious accounting firm to launch a wildly successful nail salon franchise. It was Bellacures’ unparalleled standards for comfort, service and technique that let the salon expand across Southern California and all the way to Texas while earning A-list clientele, awards and media coverage from Vogue, InStyle, Allure and others. More importantly, Bellacures showed women they could have, and deserve, the best when they take time for themselves. It was Samira’s firsthand experience with over 90,000 women that inspired her to co-create a brand around self-commitment and empowerment with Fred + Far. Samira is currently a contributor on INC.com and is working on a book that will distill her signature ability to transform concepts into reality.

For the full show notes, head over to www.annettestepanian.com/podcast/18

Dec 14, 2016

Ever wondered - do I really need to file a trademark? And at what point in my business should I consider registering my mark with the US Patent and Trademark Office? In this Legal Quickie episode of Office Talk, I’m sharing with you not only what a trademark is, but when you should be thinking about protecting your marks by registering it with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Have a listen - it’ll take less than six minutes - promise!

To learn more visit: www.annettestepanian.com/podcast/17

Disclaimer:

This content is for your educational and informational purposes only and should not take the place of hiring an attorney. It does not create an Attorney-Client relationship between you and Annette Stepanian.  Neither receipt of information presented  nor any email or other electronic communication submitted or received will create an attorney-client relationship with Annette Stepanian. Any information that you provide by reason of your use of this content is not privileged or confidential.  The law varies from state to state and based on the individual facts. Therefore, the information in this presentation may not work for your specific situation.

If you have specific legal questions, you should seek the advice of an attorney authorized to practice law in your local state or jurisdiction.

Dec 7, 2016
Ep. 016: Heidi Thompson: How to Think About Marketing So It Actually Works For You and Your Business

Heidi Thompson is the chief marketing geek & founder of Evolve Your Wedding Business and she helps wedding professionals grow their businesses without going crazy in the process. Her marketing expertise has been featured on several wedding and business outlets including The Huffington Post, Social Media Examiner, Book More Brides, Sprouting Photographer, Photo Biz Xposed & she’s an advisory board member for the UK Academy Of Wedding & Event Planning.

For the full show notes, head over to www.annettestepanian.com/podcast/16

 

Nov 30, 2016
Ep. 015:  Legal Quickie:  How Do I Get a Client to Pay Me?

You've done all this work for a client and now you find yourself chasing down your client for payment.  If you worry about ever finding yourself in this situation, then listen to this episode.  Here's what you'll learn:

  • What to do after you client fails to pay you
  • ​The differences between litigation (including small claims court), mediation, arbitration and the pros/cons of each
  • The questions to ask yourself before you draft a dispute resolution clause in your contract 

To learn more, visit the show notes at www.annettestepanian.com/podcast/15

 

Disclaimer:

This content is for your educational and informational purposes only and should not take the place of hiring an attorney. It does not create an Attorney-Client relationship between you and Annette Stepanian.  Neither receipt of information presented  nor any email or other electronic communication submitted or received will create an attorney-client relationship with Annette Stepanian. Any information that you provide by reason of your use of this content is not privileged or confidential.  The law varies from state to state and based on the individual facts. Therefore, the information in this presentation may not work for your specific situation.

If you have specific legal questions, you should seek the advice of an attorney authorized to practice law in your local state or jurisdiction.

Nov 23, 2016
Ep. 014: Mary Beth Storjohann: Working Your Wealth to Work For You

In this episode, I'm talking to Mary Beth Storjohann - a certified financial planner - about what we need to be thinking about to make sure we're headed win the right financial direction. 

To learn more, visit the show notes at www.annettestepanian.com/podcast/14

Nov 16, 2016
Ep. 013: Legal Quickie - How to Amend a Contract

So let’s say you’ve entered into a contract with someone and you want to make some changes to the contract after it’s been signed.  How do you actually do it?

In this episode, I walk you step-by-step and show you to amend your contract. 

If you're more of a visual learner, you'll want to download the free pdf I created so you can follow along with the examples I describe in the episode. You can grab it over in the show notes at www.annettestepanian.com/podcast/13.

Nov 9, 2016
Ep. 012:  Amy Northard CPA: Understanding Taxes, 1099s, and W9s as a Small Business Owner

A lawyer and a CPA walk into a bar....It's the set up for the perfect joke, right? But there will come a time when you'll need to consult a lawyer and a CPA at some point in running your business. In this episode, I'm talking to Amy Northard who's a CPA for creatives. She's breaking down all those questions we have about taxes, W9s, 1099s, quarterly taxes and much more!

For the full show notes, head over to www.annettestepanian.com/podcast/12

And to sign up for the webinar mentioned in the episode, visit www.annettestepanian.com/freewebinars 

 

Nov 2, 2016
Ep. 011:  Legal Quickie: Someone Has Copied My Work. What Should I Do?

Whether you're an illustrator, a course creator, a photographer, or [fill in the blank] - you work hard to create your work. 

So when you see someone copying your work - whether they're selling your work in an Etsy shop or lifting pieces of your course and reselling it as theirs.... you can't help but get upset. 

In this episode, find out some of the options available to you when you find that someone is using your copyrighted work without permission. 

For the full show notes, head over to www.annettestepanian.com/podcast/11

Oct 26, 2016
Ep. 010: Megan Sette: The Power of Building a Business That Does Good

Megan Sette is the founder of M Collaborative, a boutique marketing consultancy that works with companies to make a greater social impact, online + offline. She is also a co-founder of The Heart Series Conference.

You can read the full show notes at www.annettestephanian.com/podcast/10

Oct 19, 2016
Ep. 009: Legal Quickie: How do I get out of a contract?

If you regularly enter into contracts with clients or customers, then you'll want to listen to this Legal Quickie episode before you swipe right on your next contract.

We're talking about why contracts are just like dating, how to think about your contracts just like you would any other relationship, and what terms you might include in your contracts to make sure you have a way to "break up" with your (nightmare) client.

Grab the show notes and other resources at www.annettestepanian.com/podcast/9

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