Hurrah! Our next Be Sage Conference speaker is Annette Stepanian, who will be sharing all her legal smarts with us. I know what you’re thinking. You’ve got contracts in place to protect you from everything. But – how does it really work? What happens when weather shuts down an entire city and you cannot execute the wedding? What happens when you need to fire an employee (and don’t want to get sued for wrongful termination)? What happens when you partner with a friendor to work on a big project and they drop the ball? How do you defend your ownership of a trademark?
Annette is going to be leading our legal roundtable. She’ll be sharing information on legal aspects that you don’t even know that you don’t know. And – she’s going to be leading open discussions on what your specific legal questions are. If you have legal questions, Annette’s got the answers!
A little more about Annette…
Annette Stepanian is an attorney 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. Annette graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with degrees in Business Administration (emphasizing in Leadership Studies) and Political Science, then moved straight on to Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. After practicing litigation at a national law firm in San Francisco for over five years, she took a leap of faith and started her own creative business. 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. Learn more at www.annettestepanian.com.
What you’ll learn from Annette…
Having a basic understanding of the law is critical to protecting the business you’re working so hard to build. Yet we often don’t know what we don’t know, especially as it relates to the law. Never mind that it often seems like legal mumbo jumbo. Couple it with limited resources when you’re running a business and the difficulty of finding a lawyer who understands and speaks “creative” and we’re often left with business owners who are exposing their business to unnecessary risk. Together we’ll untangle the law and set up your business for legal success.
You will learn:
Stop, in the name of LAWve: Legal To-Dos as You Grow Your Wedding Business
- The questions you need to be asking yourself to make sure your business is in tip-top legal shape
- The essential five legal pillars you need to know
- The types of contracts you need to have and what they should say
- What you need to know before you hire
- Whether you need to be thinking about copyrights + trademarks
- And much more
We can’t wait to learn from you, Annette!
We’ll see you in Hilton Head this December 4-7! You can register for Be Sage Conference here.