106 episodes

Listen in on 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.

Office Talk with Annette Stepanian Annette Stepanian

    • Entrepreneurship

Listen in on 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.

    Ep. 106: How to Close More Sales with Lindsey Nickel

    Ep. 106: How to Close More Sales with Lindsey Nickel

    If hearing the word “sell” makes you shudder, you’re not alone!

    Sales calls and closing sales can be the most difficult part of being a business owner for most of us, but it doesn’t have to be.

    In this episode, I’m chatting with long-time wedding planner and wedding business strategist, Lindsey Nickel. Lindsey shares how important contracts are, 4 great tips for standing out in crowded industries, how to overcome your anxiety when asking for the sale, and so much more!

    • 29 min
    Ep. 105: Pro Tips for Maximizing Profits in Your Event Rental Business with Allison Howell

    Ep. 105: Pro Tips for Maximizing Profits in Your Event Rental Business with Allison Howell

    Running an event rental business comes with its own unique challenges, especially with managing your inventory!

    In this episode, I’m chatting with long-time event rental pro and co-founder of RW Elephant, Allison Howell.

    Allison’s insights about inventory management, pricing, and how to stay profitable long-term are fantastic for event rental businesses and other businesses alike.

    To learn more and get the show notes, visit: www.annettestepanian.com/officetalk

    • 42 min
    Ep. 104: My Favorite Pregnancy Tips

    Ep. 104: My Favorite Pregnancy Tips

    Mamas-to-be, this one if for you!

    Whether this is your first baby, or you’re adding another member to your family, pregnancy can be different every time.

    In this episode, I’m sharing my favorite tips, tricks, and advice from friends, family, and my own experience to help you with your first or next pregnancy (guys, share this with the ladies in your life!)

    To learn more and get the show notes, visit: www.annettestepanian.com/officetalk

    • 19 min
    Ep. 103: Doing an Annual Legal Review for Your Small Business

    Ep. 103: Doing an Annual Legal Review for Your Small Business

    When was the last time you sat down and did a legal audit of your business? 

    If you’re like most business owners, probably never. Likely, it’s low on your priority list.

    However, scheduling an annual review of all the legal aspects of your business is a great practice that can help protect you down the road - especially as your business continues to grow and scale. 

    In this episode, I share key questions to ask yourself during an annual legal review of your business.

    • 22 min
    Ep. 102: California Law Update: Should I Classify Workers as Employees or Independent Contractors?

    Ep. 102: California Law Update: Should I Classify Workers as Employees or Independent Contractors?

    If you’re a contractor or business owner that does business in California, you may have heard about the new law on how to classify an Independent Contractor that goes into effect on January 1st, 2020.

    Confused?

    Overwhelmed?

    Not sure if the new law applies to you?

    Check out this episode, where we chat with employment lawyer and previous Office Talk guest, Jenny Wiegley of the Maier Law Group, about all of the new changes, who they apply to, and what to do next.

    • 32 min
    Ep. 101: This Easy-To-Fix Mistake Cost Her Nearly $25,000

    Ep. 101: This Easy-To-Fix Mistake Cost Her Nearly $25,000

    Business horror story alert!

    Starting a new project with a new client is always exciting, especially when they’ve already paid you!  

    But what if the project needs to be canceled? 

    And worse off, what if the client asks for a refund?

    In this episode, I’m sharing a true story of a service provider who came across this exact situation, and unfortunately, because of one small oversight, had to refund nearly $25,000.  

    • 9 min

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Inspiring and Practical

Annette's show is a go-to podcast for small business owners in the creative fields. I love her Legal Quickies and interviews. Tons of great applicable tips and insight for all of us doing the work to build our businesses

Zee Najarian ,

Absolutely love Office Talk!

I love how Annette breaks legal down into easy to understand and digestible pieces. As a fellow entrepreneur, I love listening to her advice, tips, and expertise! Office Talk is a must for all small business owners!

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I love the balance between legal talk and interviews and I always learn something new!

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