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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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

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!

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And to sign up for the webinar mentioned in the episode, visit 


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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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