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There is Help and Hope for Small Business

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Mar 2020

There is Help and Hope for Small Business

The outlook for small business seems bleak right now. The implementation of self-isolation and social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19 started affecting businesses with fewer customers in our stores or clients in our chairs. With the resolution last week to close all businesses except for essential services, the tough situation got exponentially worse. Small businesses—in fact all businesses—are facing some of the toughest...

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Boosting Morale – Finding Benefits That Matter to Keep Staff Productive

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Mar 2020

Boosting Morale – Finding Benefits That Matter to Keep Staff Productive

The workplace is undergoing major changes right now. Staff, especially in smaller businesses, may be feeling insecure. When toilet paper becomes the hottest commodity in the marketplace, you know something’s just not right. Staying a metre away from colleagues and customers, working from home, self-isolation, and staycations pretty much sums up life in Ontario now, and for the foreseeable future. It’s easy to see how...

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Stability in Business: More Than Dollars, It’s Sense

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Feb 2020

Stability in Business: More Than Dollars, It’s Sense

When talking about stability as it relates to business finance, the Cambridge Dictionary defines it as “a situation in which prices or rates do not change much.” From raw materials to employee benefit rates, managing and controlling expenses is important to maintain financial stability and viability, especially to small business owners. But there is another meaningful stability owners may overlook, one that can affect the...

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Let’s Talk Affordable Wellbeing Programs and ROI

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Jan 2020

Let’s Talk Affordable Wellbeing Programs and ROI

Welcome to January! It’s a time of renewed business and personal goals after what was, hopefully, a restful holiday. But the weather has been terrible, and everyone seems to have the flu. The days are short and dark, and the added injury—holiday bills have started to arrive. It’s not surprising that well-intentioned resolutions fail in the first half of January. With the endless stretch before...

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Dec 2019

Crisis Averted – Insurance That Can Save Your Business

It’s nearing the end of December, and many small business owners are preparing for year end, and the year ahead. They will take stock of which strategies succeeded or failed and adjust accordingly to grow their companies and increase productivity. Although no one can anticipate what will happen in the next fiscal period, smart business owners prepare contingencies to ensure the viability of their companies...

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There’s An App For That: How Technology Could Be Failing Your HR Strategy

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Nov 2019

There’s An App For That: How Technology Could Be Failing Your HR Strategy

Depending on the size of your business, you may rely on data from your HR department to let you know how you’re doing in terms of employee costs, and those dreaded losses from absenteeism. In the smallest of businesses, employers are tracking HR analytics—even if it’s as simple as a conversation at the water cooler. “Where’s Pat?” “Out sick, again. Second time this week.” You...

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The Future of Employee Health is Virtual – Don’t Miss the Connection

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Oct 2019

The Future of Employee Health is Virtual – Don’t Miss the Connection

In the ongoing exploration of employee productivity and retention, we continue to investigate the connection that wellness and benefits play in providing the greatest ROI to employers. In the face of compelling statistics, many companies are learning that the choice of providing robust benefit packages really isn’t much of a choice at all. In 2016, the Sunlife Canada Health Index showed that 84 per cent...

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How To Easily Offer Your Employees A Wellness Benefits Program

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Sep 2019

How To Easily Offer Your Employees A Wellness Benefits Program

Large companies aren’t the only ones that can provide their staff with a Wellness program. According to a recent (2017) Sanofi Health Survey, wellness and illness prevention are top priorities for employers. Let the Chambers Plan provide you with the resources to provide your staff with wellness options regardless of the size of your organization.                 Today, there are varying views about what a wellness...

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The Value In Protecting Yourself And Your Employees

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Jul 2019

The Value In Protecting Yourself And Your Employees

Many entrepreneurs feel that when they leave their job to start their own enterprise they may have to forego things like benefits for a while. This isn’t the case. The Chambers Plan allows them to take the risk on their new venture without risking their personal or family’s health. The Chambers Plan can insure you before you take on employees and provide traditional group benefits even if you are...

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Benefit Plans Rates That Are Stable And Predictable

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Jul 2019

Benefit Plans Rates That Are Stable And Predictable

 Small and mid-sized business owners face a lot of uncertainty and don`t need that to include their employee benefits plan. A local Chambers Plan advisor can help show why the Chambers Plan is the number one plan for businesses seeking stability in their benefit plan.                 Why should this be a concern? First, inflationary factors can cause a benefits plan to rise. Next, some group benefits providers lure businesses in with...

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