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  • Ask ACE

    Ask ACE: What are some environmentally responsible energy strategies?

    Sam Milton, Climate Resources Group Updated: February 19, 2024

    Association of Consulting Expertise member Sam Milton offers four tips to help businesses save on their energy bills.

    Sam Milton, Climate Resources Group Updated: February 19, 2024
  • Ask ACE

    Ask ACE: What is a Beneficial Ownership Information Report?

    Carrie Green, Yardley Esq. PLLC Updated: February 5, 2024

    A contributor from the Association for Consulting Expertise explains what the report is and why it's important. If it applies to you, you'll need to file one with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

    Carrie Green, Yardley Esq. PLLC Updated: February 5, 2024
  • Ask ACE

    Ask ACE: Should I raise my rates?

    Priscilla Hansen Mahoney, Blazing Trails Coaching LLC Updated: January 22, 2024

    Everything costs more these days. So however uncomfortable it may be to raise your consulting fees for longstanding clients, it may be time to take the leap.

    Priscilla Hansen Mahoney, Blazing Trails Coaching LLC Updated: January 22, 2024
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    Ask ACE: What do you recommend as a customer retention strategy?

    Donna Brassard, Strategies+ Updated: January 8, 2024

    The personal approach never goes out of style, particularly when it comes to retaining clients, writes ACE columnist Donna Brassard of Strategies+.

    Donna Brassard, Strategies+ Updated: January 8, 2024
  • Ask ACE

    Ask ACE: How do I stay profitable despite rising costs?

    Gary Hazard, GMH Consulting Engineering LLC Updated: December 11, 2023

    Finding ways to cut costs is only part of the solution, writes ACE columnist Gary Hazard. He offers other ideas as well.

    Gary Hazard, GMH Consulting Engineering LLC Updated: December 11, 2023
  • How To

    How to make cashless payments work for your nonprofit

    Lucie Hannigan, Machias Savings Bank Updated: November 27, 2023

    Reducing paper transactions should be a priority, a Maine banking leader says. With some best practices, the transition to a cashless system can happen smoothly.

    Lucie Hannigan, Machias Savings Bank Updated: November 27, 2023
  • Ask ACE

    Ask ACE: What can I do to help employees reduce their stress and have more success at work?

    Francis Eberle, Price Associates Updated: November 27, 2023

    A guest columnist from the Association for Consulting Expertise advises a reader on what has become an all-too-common business challenge.

    Francis Eberle, Price Associates Updated: November 27, 2023
  • Ask ACE

    Ask ACE: What regulations and legal issues should I consider when expanding into New England?

    Carrie Green Yardley, Yardley Esq. PLLC Updated: November 13, 2023

    ACE columnist Carrie Green Yardley offers guidance on how to navigate regulations in different states.

    Carrie Green Yardley, Yardley Esq. PLLC Updated: November 13, 2023
  • Ask ACE

    Ask ACE: Resources for family business succession planning

    Priscilla Hansen Mahoney Updated: February 27, 2024

    A contributor from the Association for Consulting Expertise advises a reader who's beginning to plan for the future of a family-owned business.

    Priscilla Hansen Mahoney Updated: February 27, 2024
  • Ask ACE

    Ask ACE: What are the advantages and disadvantages of online 'plug and play' contracts?

    Carrie Green Yardley, Yardley Esq. PLLC Updated: October 16, 2023

    Guest columnist Carrie Green Yardley writes that the problem is not with the 'plug' feature of online forms, but with how they 'play.'

    Carrie Green Yardley, Yardley Esq. PLLC Updated: October 16, 2023
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    Ask ACE: How do I plan for my future to maximize my professional potential?

    Holly Smevog, HMS Career Coaching Updated: October 17, 2023

    A contributor from the Association for Consulting Expertise advises a reader on how to plan for a career with the greatest potential.

    Holly Smevog, HMS Career Coaching Updated: October 17, 2023
  • Ask ACE

    Ask ACE: What are the costs of an unhealthy workforce?

    Matthew Opuda, Northstar Evolution Updated: September 18, 2023

    ACE columnist Matthew Opuda of Northstar Evolution offers helpful strategies for keeping employees healthy and productive.

    Matthew Opuda, Northstar Evolution Updated: September 18, 2023
  • How To's

    How to provide your sales team with the right tools

    Dennis Boyle, Seacoast Sales Updated: September 4, 2023

    Guest columnist Dennis Boyle writes that today’s competitive business landscape calls for sales tools that provide the necessary technology and resources to meet evolving demands. He offers his list of the Top 10 sales tools.

    Dennis Boyle, Seacoast Sales Updated: September 4, 2023
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    Ask ACE: How do I address recurring issues?

    Terry Johnson, Practical Decisions Updated: December 6, 2023

    ACE columnist Terry Johnson of Practical Decisions offers ideas about how startups can tackle some vexing — but commonly encountered — problems.

    Terry Johnson, Practical Decisions Updated: December 6, 2023
  • Ask ACE

    Ask ACE: How can I be sure my team brings problems to me early, instead of when it’s urgent?

    Matthew Opuda, founder of Northstar Evolution Updated: August 21, 2023

    An expert from the Association for Consulting Expertise advises a reader on creating 'psychological safety' within a team.

    Matthew Opuda, founder of Northstar Evolution Updated: August 21, 2023
  • Ask ACE

    Ask ACE: Do my employees have to go on Medicare?

    Brianna Henward, Tindon Associates Updated: November 22, 2023

    With more and more people working past 65 years old, HR directors are being asked about Medicare eligibility versus staying on the group plan. ACE has the answers.

    Brianna Henward, Tindon Associates Updated: November 22, 2023