Friday, 20 May 2016 00:42

GoSmallBiz Supplement






GoSmallBiz Supplement


(An additional $14.95 per month with LegalShield Legal Plan = $40.95 Monthly) is a comprehensive resource for any small business owner looking to run and grow their business. Since 1996, has helped hundreds of thousands of small businesses. Offering our members unlimited business consulting, business tools, training courses and business coaching, is here to help you make more informed decisions, run your business more efficiently, and find greater success.

Read below for more details on how helps small business owners.


Must have one of LegalShield's business legal plans or have added the Home Based Business Supplement to the personal legal plan. Services

  • Unlimited Business Consultation
    • Ask our consultants all your business questions - get answers, advice, feedback on your ideas, or a second opinion
    • Get complete and accurate answers fast - typically in 1 business day, always within 2
    • Consulting staff has expertise in Marketing, Sales, Tax & Accounting, Finance, Operations, Human Resources, Technology and more
    • Unlimited means unlimited - Ask as many questions as you want, as often as you want
  • Business Coaching
    • Weekly video coaching sessions led by CEO and NFL Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton
    • Engaging lessons on: Leadership, Business Fundamentals, Business Relationships, Problem Solving, Motivation/Inspiration and more
    • Special guests include authors, business leaders, academics, industry experts, and everyday entrepreneurs, sharing their experiences and expertise
    • All sessions archived - watch when it fits your schedule
  • Business Tools
    • DIY Website Builder - Create a business website using our professional templates - add custom text, photos, video, social media, analytics and more
    • Digital Marketing Dashboard - Monitor your business’s key performance indicators in real time with widgets that help you track your online marketing activity
    • Transaction Tracker - Manage your basic accounting functions, record business mileage, reconcile a checking balance, and generate reports
    • Business & Legal Forms Library - Easily create a variety of business documents and forms such as handbooks, agreements, collection letters and more, using these customizable templates
    • Business Risk Assessment - Assess your corporate risk in five key areas and generate a customized report to help you address and minimize risk
  • Business Courses
    • Growing library of video training courses to help you expand your knowledge or educate employees
    • Taught by industry experts, consultants, and other business professionals
    • Covering the fundamentals including start-up, launching, growing, funding and running your business
    • All videos available on-demand

GoSmallBiz products and services are offered and serviced by GoSmallBiz and its vendors, not LegalShield, and may be subject to change without notice. provides subscribing small business members with a series of member benefits in addition to the core benefit, which is access to the GoSmallBiz consulting staff. These benefits are subject to modification from time to time, due to changes in technology and vendor relationships. In the event of such changes, notice will be posted to the GoSmallBiz website and notice of material changes will be provided by separate email. All memberships in GoSmallBiz are month-to-month with no long-term commitment required from the member.


Rae Stonehouse 250-451-6564


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Friday, 20 May 2016 01:55

Personal Legal Plans



Legal Shield Legal Plan


Personal Legal Plans

Get peace of mind from top quality legal products and services for yourself and your family. With a LegalShield Legal Plan a qualified attorney will be there to assist you on an unlimited number of personal legal issues.


Unlimited topics, personal or business even on pre-existing conditions

24/7 Emergency Assistance

After-hours legal consultation for covered legal emergencies such as: if you're arrested or detained, if you're seriously injured, if you're served with a warrant, or if the state tries to take your child(ren).

Letters and Phone Calls on Your Behalf

  • Available at the discretion of your Provider Lawyer
  • Unlimited personal topics, two business topics year (one per non-related matter)

Legal Document Review (up to 10 pages each)

  • Contracts/documents up to 10 pages each
  • Unlimited personal topics, one business per year

Standard Will Preparation

  • Standard Will with yearly reviews/updates
  • Available to covered family members for $30
  • Other documents available: Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Property

Note:If the Provider Law Firm arranges for Wills and Powers of Attorney to be executed at another law firm, the fee is $50 for named member, and $50 for covered family members who get theirs executed at the same time. Otherwise $75 per person. Yearly reviews/updates follow same fee schedule as initial Wills and Powers of Attorney.

Warranty Assistance

Assistance (letter or phone call on your behalf) regarding written or implied warranties on goods you have purchased or leased

Lease Agreement Review

For your primary residence before you sign

Help Contacting Government Agencies

Debt Collection Assistance

A phone call or letter on your behalf to help recover any outstanding debt owed to you.

Tenant Legal Advice

  • Lease of property for personal use
  • Problems arising with your landlord's failure to provide proper and necessary services to you

Small Claims Court Advice

Your Provider Law Firm will discuss your case with you and provide advice on preparing your case.

Social Assistance Legal Advice

Estate Settlement Advice

For questions regarding the settlement of an estate you have a direct interest in

Consumer Protection Benefits

Letters/phone calls on your behalf to a third party, related to the lease or purchase of goods or services.

Your LegalShield Family Plan Covers:

  • The member
  • The member's spouse
  • Never-married dependent children under 21 living at home
  • Dependent children under age 18 for whom the member is legal guardian
  • Full-time college students up to age 23; never married, dependent children
  • Physically or mentally challenged children living at home

Additional Information: Fines, court costs, penalties, expert witness fees, bonds, bail bonds, and any out-of-pocket expenses are your responsibility and are not part of your membership fees and/or benefits. Emergency services are subject to conditions imposed by the detaining/questioning authority.

25% off additional legal services:You may continue to use your Provider Law Firm for legal situations that extend beyond plan coverage. The additional services are 25% off the standard hourly rate. You will receive a 33.3% discount from the standard hourly rate for representation should you need legal services that must be performed outside of a lawyer's office. Hourly rates for Provider Firms and court appearances may vary. A retainer fee will be required for services under this benefit.

This is a general overview of your legal plan coverage for illustration purposes only. See a plan contract for complete terms, coverage, amounts, conditions and exclusions.

Please note, class actions, interventions or amicus curiae filings in which you are a part or potential part are not covered by the LegalShield membership.

LegalShield provides access to legal services offered by a network of provider law firms to LegalShield members through membership based participation. Neither LegalShield nor its officers, employees or sales associates directly or indirectly provide legal services, representation or advice.

Rae Stonehouse 250-451-6564

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Thursday, 19 May 2016 16:00

Welcome to Okanagan Help4Biz

Okanagan Help4Biz: Helping your business grow!


Okanagan Help4Biz



Welcome handshake to Okanagan Help4Biz.

Small business is the backbone of our Canadian economy and locally, the entrepreneurial spirit continues to spread throughout the Okanagan Valley.


As small business owners we need to support each other. As a business owner you need a team of “experts” working behind the scenes and with you to be successful. However, there aren’t enough hours in the day for you to work in your business and to be an expert on all of the different skills needed to work on your business i.e. developing and helping it to grow.


We can’t be experts at everything and sometimes we need to reach out to our fellow businesses for assistance.


Okanagan Help4Biz works with entrepreneurs and small business owners like yourself who have often said “There has to be a better way to run my business?”


  • Have you ever made a business decision without consulting “experts” because you thought it would be too expensive? Did you regret that decision?
  • Are you starting a new business and are overwhelmed at determining what strategic steps you should be taking next?
  • Does your business involve creating & providing contracts for your customers to sign or that you sign with other businesses in the provision of your business?
  • Do you have customers that haven’t paid their invoices for the goods and/or services that you provided in good faith?
  • Is your office productivity software up-to-date and are you still tethered to your desktop computer?


Okanagan Help4Biz provides affordable, easily accessible resources to help your business grow, develop, visualize, express and produce. We have access to professional legal services, small business solutions through our network of GoSmallBiz Consultants and cloud-based computer solutions to your business’ IT requirements.


Contact us to see if we have a solution to your problem.


Okanagan Help4Biz: Your Business Solutions Resource



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