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


To learn more about LegalShield Plans and to Buy Now, visit


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

To learn more about LegalShield Plans and to Buy Now, visit





Friday, 20 May 2016 01:32

Technical Writing

Okangan Help4biz: Helping your business Express itself.


Technical Writing

Okanagan Help4Biz

Something to consider:

Does your business or organization require vast amounts of technical writing to explain internal procedures, design and produce products, implement processes, sell products and services to other businesses, or define policies? Most do!

Do you have the skills and the time to devote to creating professional written communications?

Perhaps you do, however would your bottom line look better if you spent your time working on and growing your business instead of focusing on what we used to call "paperwork"?

Are you publishing content that highlights your skills & experience to place yourself in your customer's mind as the "go to" person? You should be! On-line marketers will tell you that content is king! “Content marketing is the only marketing left.” Seth Godin.

Most seasoned business people have sage advice and experience to share. This can be good content. Your potential customers are actively looking for advice to relieve their pain. From a sales perspective, you are the pain reliever. However, not everyone can take content and shape it into a compelling story, a solution to a problem or a call for action.

How can Okanagan Help4Biz help?

Rae Stonehouse, owner of Okanagan Help4Biz has many years of technical writing experience that includes: policy & procedures, employee guidelines & handbooks, job descriptions, training curriculum development and how to articles.

We can take your rough article [first draft] and in your personal style create a polished final copy that will make you shine.Okangan Help4biz provides Technical Writing for your business needs. "Isn't that kinda like cheating?" you might ask. With the high demand of content nowadays it is becoming increasingly difficult to create original content. Lets face it, not everybody has the skills to create quality copy. Many content publishers have been utilizing "ghost writers" to polish their content. You would be surprized to know who does.

Okanagan Help4Biz will take your rough copy and polish it for you, in your style. Have you considered sharing our expertise by publishing content to Linkedin or other on-line document repositories? We can help with that.

Do you have policies & procedures that need to be developed or existing ones that need updated? We can help!

Contact us to discuss your technical writing needs and possibilities.       


At Okanagan Help4Biz we are Independent Legal Services Brokers offering LegalShield. 


Contact us to findout how our business consultants can become your business consultants. 


Rae Stonehouse 250-451-6564



Okanagan Help4Biz: Your Business Solutions Resource







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Okangan Help4biz: Helping your business visualize



Identity Theft Monitoring & Restitution


Okanagan Help4Biz

Identity theft criminals are equal opportunity thieves. No one expects identity theft to happen to them, but it effects millions of people in Canada each year.

Identity theft is the misuse of another person's identifying information. In true identity theft, an identity thief uses another person's identifying information to fraudulently open new accounts for financial gain or to avoid costs to themselves. Victims may be unaware of the fraud for an extended period of time, which can allow the criminal to continue the ruse for months or even years. Young adults may find that when they apply for their first bank loan, that their credit rating has been compromised, when they were children, because someone had misused their identity.

We used to think that identity theft meant that someone who was under-aged was using our identification to get served in the bar. The reality of it is far more ominous. The criminal can use the victim's identity to work, receive medical care and commit other types of fraud. Account-takeover and credit-related fraud are common problems associated with identity theft. Some examples of the many ways criminals use stolen identity information are to:

  • obtain credit fraudulently from banks and retailers
  • steal money from the victim's existing accounts
  • apply for loans
  • establish accounts with utility companies
  • rent an apartment
  • file for bankruptcy
  • obtain a job
  • receive medical care
  • achieve other financial gain using the victim's name

Criminals want to rip-off your identity, your financial history, and everything that you've worked hard to earn. They are determined to make a name for themselves by taking advantage of your credit record.

You should know ... that 37% of victims experienced problems beyond the time they spend recovering and their out of pocket expenses. The problems included being harassed by debt collectors, unable to use existing credit cards, subjected to criminal investigations or civil suits, being arrested, or having difficulty accessing bank accounts.

It can take minutes to steal your identity, but years to repair the financial damage and emotional toll on you and maybe your loved ones.

You should know ... almost one-quarter of victims of new account and other frauds did not discover the Legalshield offers Identity Theft & Restoration Protectionmisuse of information for at least six months after it started.

Research has shown that it takes some 600 hours or more of a person’s time and effort to recover their identity. Do you have that much time?

We have teamed up with the world's leading risk management company to provide the only complete Identity Theft restoration solution in North America. Call us to find out how you can protect your family from the aftermath of an identity theft issue.

Are you aware of the serious toll identity theft can take on your life? Identity thieves target millions of Americans & Canadians, even children, each year.

Thieves can wreak havoc on finances, credit history, cause time off work and great deal of stress trying to resolve the matter. 

Our valuable service include licensed experts that will step in and assist you in resolving your identity issue, so you can get back to work and back to your life.

Take action now against this devastating crime.  Click here to learn more about the LegalShield Indentity Theft Plan and how you protect your identity!

At Okanagan Help4Biz we are Independent Legal Services Brokers at LegalShieldLegalShield .

Contact us to find how you and your business can be protected from identity theft: 


Rae Stonehouse 250-451-6564


Okanagan Help4Biz: Your Business Solutions Resource









Published in Legal Resources
Friday, 20 May 2016 00:38

Small Business Solutions

Helping your business produce



Small Business Solutions

Okanagan Help4Biz


Have you ever struggled to find professional advice when you needed it to make a business decision?


Do you have affordable access to a lawyer when you face legal questions that involve your business?

Friends & relatives aren't the best advisors when it is your business on the line.


Through you'll have a place to go for the best advice, news, information, and consulting services for your small business. We provide our members with content rich channels that focus on information beneficial to small business owners.


Topics include:                                                Small Business Sign

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Human Resources
  • Technology
  •  Tax
  •  Accounting
  • Operations and more …


Unlimited Business Consultation  


                                                                                   We Offer Solutions


Unlimited truly means unlimited! Get expert answers to all of your business questions – never worry about the high hourly costs normally associated with business consultation.



✓ Ask as many questions as you want, as often as you want – all for one low monthly fee
✓ All answers are securely stored in your member profile for future reference
✓ Cancel anytime, no contract, no hidden fees has helped: start-ups, self-employed professionals, independent contractors, franchise businesses, home-based businesses, non-profit organizations, young entrepreneurs, women-owned businesses, online businesses, 50+ entrepreneurs and many more.


If you have a business question, they can answer it.




Click here to learn more about the GoSmallBiz Supplement available as an add-on to your LegalShield plan.

At Okanagan Help4Biz we are Independent Legal Services Brokers offering LegalShieldLegalShield.


Contact us to find out how our business consultants can become your business consultants. 


Rae Stonehouse 250-451-6564



Okanagan Help4Biz: Your Business Solutions Resource








Published in Uncategorised
Friday, 26 September 2014 11:35

Access to Professional Legal Services

Okanagan Help4biz: Helping your business grow


Access to Professional Legal Services

Okanagan Help4Biz



Have you ever avoided making a legal decision in your business due to the high cost of legal expenses?


Would you consider consulting with a lawyer in these instances?


  • Hiring/terminating employees
  • Leasing equipment
  • Joint ventures
  • Bankruptcy
  • Municipal zoning
  • Verbal contracts
  • Incorporating your business
  • Small Claims court
  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Workers Compensation issues
  • Bad cheque recovery
  • Customer complaints
  • Creditor harassment
  • Debt collection
  • Identity theft protection


Well you should … and you can do so affordably! Let us show you how. 

      Do you really understand the fine print when you sign a contract. We can help!


Have you ever struggled finding professional advice when you needed it to make a business decision?


Friends & relatives aren't the best advisors when it is your business on the line.

Small businesses have the same problems that big businesses do. You can bet that they have a team of lawyers and business consultants to advise them. You can too! And at a fraction of what they pay.


Have a lawyer go over contracts or documents before you sign them, assist with collections and so much more. Enroll today and coverage starts today!

We have plans to meet the needs of the home-based business and larger businesses with 100 or less employees.


Here's a quick overview of our LegalShield coverage plan.




Click on the links below to learn more about our specific Business Plans.


Home-Based Business Rider (available for home-based businesses as an add-on to the Personal Legal Plan)

Small Biz 10 (for businesses with 10 or less employees)

Small Biz 50 (for businesses with 50 or less employees)

Small Biz 100 (for businesses with 100 or less employees)


At Okanagan Help4Biz we are Independent Legal Services Brokers offering LegalShield.LegalShield.


Contact us to find out how our lawyers can become your lawyers. 

Rae Stonehouse 250-451-6564 


Okanagan Help4Biz: Your Business Solutions Resource








Friday, 26 September 2014 11:26

About Us

Okanagan Help4Biz: Helping your business develop


About Us

Okanagan Help4Biz


Okanagan Help4Biz is owned & operated by Rae Stonehouse, a nurse entrepreneur. A few years back he was a board member of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society (OVES) as well as serving as Chairman of the Board.  

Serving as an OVES board member, Rae organized over 30 Townhall meetings & two entrepreneurial conferences that covered numerousAbout Us graphic entrepreneurial/business-related topics. He remains well-connected with the local business world.

During that time working with entrepreneurs and small business owners around the Okanagan, as well as developing his own business ventures, it became quite evident that many business owners were both feeling frustrated with the daily business-problems that they were facing and remorseful with the decisions that they had made without professional consultation.


Okanagan Help4Biz was developed to assist those businesses, be they start-ups or established businesses that require a helping-hand to grow their business.

Okanagan Help4Biz offers a range of products & services of benefit to entrepreneurs and small business owners.


At Okanagan Help4Biz we are Independent Legal Services Brokers offering LegalShieldLegalShield


Contact us to find out how our business consultants can become your business consultants. 


Rae Stonehouse 250-451-6564



Okanagan Help4Biz: Your Business Solutions Resource




Rae Stonehouse Owner & Operator of Okanagan Help4bizMore about Rae:


As an entrepreneur Rae has several business ventures underway.

As an author he is marketing two books that he has written:

  • In Power Networking for Shy People:Power Networking for Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving from Shy to Sly! Rae outlines a system that he created to overcome his shyness and to get out networking for his business.

As a Speaker, Rae provides workshops & seminars on: How to develop a dynamic elevator pitch, Personal Branding for Business Networking, Networking 101, to name a few.

As an Organizational/Workplace Facilitator Rae offers a presentation: “Workplace Ogres Be Aware! Practical Tips & Techniques for Resolving Workplace Conflict.”

Rae Stonehouse DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) aka Mr. Emcee is an experienced Master of Ceremonies having organized & officiated at hundreds of Toastmaster functions & community events with varying sizes of audiences.











Published in Uncategorised
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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