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.

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Oct 12, 2016
Ep. 008: Melissa K. Jones: Building Community for Business Success

Melissa K. Jones, owner of theCEOffice and founder of Creative Chics, is a results-oriented, ambitious leader with over 15 years of experience in building teams and customer relations for Fortune 500 companies.

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Oct 5, 2016
Ep. 007: Legal Quickie: Should I File My Business as an LLC?

Whether you're considering starting a business, or you've been at it for awhile - there comes a time when you've wondered to yourself -- "Should I file my business as an LLC?"

In this episode, I'm walking you through the six questions I ask all of my clients when they're trying to determine the best legal entity for them and their business.

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Sep 28, 2016
Ep. 006: Monique Svazlian Tallon of Highest Path Consulting: Learning How to Become an Authentic Leader in Business and Life

In this honest conversation with my friend Monique Svazlian-Tallon, we dive into how we all (both men and women, alike) can better leverage both feminine and masculine traits to become more authentic leaders at work and at home.  Drawing upon her experience as an international executive coach and leadership trainer, Monique’s shares the practical advice and easy to implement exercises outlined in her new book, Leading Gracefully: A Woman's Guide to Confident, Authentic and Effective Leadership.  And if you’re interested in self-publishing, make sure to listen to some of the things she wished she knew before she embarked on the self-publishing route.

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Sep 21, 2016

If you're someone who regularly creates creative content for others or if you hire someone who creates creative content for you, then listen up. In this episode, I'll explain what a copyright is and who owns it. 

Sep 14, 2016

In this episode, Michelle Loretta shares her own entrepreneurial journey - from being a CPA at a big accounting firm to running her own consulting firm, Sage Wedding Pros, dedicated to improving small businesses in the wedding and events industries.  Whether you’re in the events industry or not, Michelle draws from over 20 years of experience to share some valuable nuggets of wisdom to help take your business to the next level.


  • How and why she left her big firm accounting job to build Sage Wedding Pros
  • Her best advice for business owners who want to take their business to the next level
  • Why you should “milk” your current  9 to 5 corporate job even if you have dreams of starting your own business
  • What you should do before you take an expert’s advice
  • How to go about creating your own live workshop/conference
  • Michelle’s advice on pitching to for speaking engagements

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Sep 7, 2016
Ep. 003: Legal Quickie - Do I Really Need All That Legal Mumbo Jumbo at the End of My Contract

If you've ever wondered - "Do I really need all that legal jumbo at the end of a contract?" then listen to this episode to find out the answer.

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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.

Sep 7, 2016
Ep. 002: Jessica Serra Huizenga of the Confetti Bar: How to Build a Business One Piece of Confetti at a Time

My amazing guest today is Jessica Serra Huizenga, owner of The Confetti Bar. Jessica creates custom confetti to help people spread happiness and joy. Jessica is a self-published author of contemporary romance, and is the creator of the Monarch workshop, a weekend workshop for creatives and business owners. You will love hearing Jessica’s heartwarming story of creativity, passion, following your dreams, and thinking outside the box. Have you ever met someone who SELLS CONFETTI? Today is the day---join us!

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Sep 7, 2016
Ep. 001: Brooke Saxon-Spencer of Belong Mag: Finding Where You Belong in Business

Welcome to Episode 1 of Office Talk! My guest is Brooke Saxon Spencer, the founder and editor of Belong magazine. Brooke left the health care industry for this digital and print publication designed to celebrate community, blogging, social media, and entrepreneurship. You’ll find Brooke to be amazingly authentic and inspirational. Join us!

Brooke is the founder and editor of Belong Magazine, a bi-monthly, digital and print magazine celebrating the art and community of blogging, social media and entrepreneurship. Belong seeks to promote community and connect women in life-giving relationship.

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Sep 2, 2016
Ep. 000: About the Show and Your Host Annette Stepanian

I'm beyond thrilled to officially (and finally) unveil the OFFICE TALK podcast. This has been something I've been thinking about doing for over a year and a half now.  I finally decided "What am I waiting for? The time is now." Can we say #paralysisbyanalysis?


The podcast won't be all about the law - I know how much you were looking forward to that {wink}. Rather, I'll be sharing the stories of some game-changing entrepreneurs who are designing a business and life on their terms. My journey as an entrepreneur has been full of conversations with other business owners and experts that were chock full of such insight - that I wanted to pass those lessons along to you. 

But because I'm a lawyer, you'll get some Legal Quickie episodes too. These will be short episodes answering some frequently asked questions I get about law and business, or offering you some initial insight I've learned. 

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