Welcome to Podcast Episode 15: Covering Your Legal Bases with Annette Stepanian.
In this week’s episode, I’m chatting with attorney Annette Stepanian all about exactly what it takes to start your business legally. Annette Stepanian is a traditionally educated lawyer and business strategist who equips other creative professionals and small business owners with the legal and business knowledge needed to confidently start and grow their businesses.
Combining her passion for law and small business, Annette seeks to make the law practical, approachable, and dare we say it – even a little fun!
What We Talk About:
(00:00) – Introduction to this episode
(01:13) – Introduction to Annette Stepanian
(01:46) – Annette’s funny organizing story
(05:03) – How Annette ended up where she is right now in her legal career
(09:19) – How to know when you have your legal bases covered
(10:54) – Why legal stuff feels so scary
(14:08) – When is the right time to legalize your business
(17:10) – What you should do when you’re ready to start legalizing your business
(29:11) – How to approach a local lawyer
(37:15) – Episode Wrap-Up
Annette Stepanian, Your Legal BFF
Annette Stepanian created Your Legal BFF™ to help entrepreneurs and small business owners with the legal side of running a business. A few years ago, while operating her own creative business, Annette came across other business owners who would panic anytime they were faced with either drafting, negotiating, or enforcing a contract. There were those who despite their smarts would prefer to close their eyes and ignore the need to address anything legally related.
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