Small business owners wear many hats; however, they can’t be an expert in everything. There are times when it is a good idea to seek professional advice from a specialist, but expert opinions can be expensive. The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan Business Assistance Service can help. Business Assistance Service is a confidential service that provides up to six hours of access to professional accounting, legal and human resource experts who understand the challenges small business owners face.
The Chambers Plan Business Assistance Service is a complimentary service built into every Chambers Plan employee benefit program. Business Assistance Service is easy to use, owners simply contact Business Assistance Service and a trained specialist will ask some Business Assistance Service questions to determine which services will best resolve the issue. A counselling appointment will then be arranged with a lawyer, accountant, or human resource specialist. There are no out-of-pocket expenses when accessing these services, nor are you required to submit any claim forms.
BUSINESS ASSISTANCE SERVICE FROM THE CHAMBERS PLAN PROVIDES
Up to nine hours of legal, accounting and specialized human resource services combined per calendar year.
- Legal Advice: When faced with a legal dilemma, Business Assistance Service provides practical and current interpretations of company, partnership, taxation and insolvency law, plus all relevant aspects of common and civil law.
- Accounting Advice: Advice from a professional enables small business owners and mangers to strengthen management and control functions through expert counsel.
- Specialized Human Resource Services: When faced with a technical human resource issue, from termination processes and overtime pay to legislative/labour law concerns, Business Assistance Service provides confidential answers over the phone.
HUMAN RESOURCE COACHING
Confidential telephone coaching helps address a wide range of challenging people issues, including performance management, absenteeism, conflict and difficult behaviour
CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEE REFERRAL
When an employee is consistently absent from work, or underperforming, there is a strong probability a personal issue is the cause. Owners now have the resources available to help employees deal with situations affecting performance, through face-to-face counselling with a trained professional.
One-on-one consultation is often financially out of reach for many businesses, but with the Chambers Plan Business Assistance Service, owners have access to expert advisors able to help their business grow. The Business Assistance Service program is another example of how the Chambers Plan helps it’s over 30,000 small and medium sized, Canadian small business clients.