<strong>Business Planning</strong>

Business Planning

You know where you want to go—and having a trusted guide by your side can make all the difference in helping you get there. We’re with you every step of the way, anticipating and addressing the issues that affect you as a business owner or plan sponsor, so you’re empowered to pursue your aspirations.

“The best way to predict your future is to create it."

- Abraham Lincoln

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We work with you to create a strategic plan around the unique issues specific to you as a business owner or shareholder, helping you prioritize and balance your business ambitions with personal and family needs. Together, we’ll consider options for everything—all to help you optimize value and minimize risk to pave the way for your legacy.

Risk Management Planning

We can work with your network to help identify these factors and explore options for mitigating your exposure.

Executive Planning

Rely on us to help you create an executive compensation plan that incorporates benefits such as insurance, retirement plans, and stock options.

Succession Planning

Whatever the circumstances—from determining valuation and positioning your business for sale, we’ll help you lay the groundwork for protecting your legacy.

Specialized Retirement Plan Knowledge for Your Firm and Your People

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When it comes to retirement plans, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Our industry expertise and designations, coupled with our individualized, consultative approach, means you can expect a plan that’s tailored to fulfill your firm’s objectives—and provides the investment options and overall value your employees want.

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An Independent Perspective

Our independence allows us to align our interests with yours, so you’ll know that the advice we offer is singularly aimed at meeting your goals and needs.

Investment Services

The investment recommendations we make help craft your plan’s investment policy statement and provide ongoing monitoring and review of investments.

Fiduciary Know-How

We share the fiduciary role with you, helping you to navigate industry changes and manage risks, ensure that you’re up to date on the latest requirements.

Employee Engagement and Education

We create a customized employee education program focused on maintaining financial wellness through planning and saving.

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Build Your Financial Future Today

Get on track with your goals and work toward your financial future with help from our advisors at your side. Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation

Industry Awards & Recognitions

Thomas J. Bartholomew, President, AIF®

Best in State Wealth Advisors
Forbes magazine 2018-2023


Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisers
Financial Times 2015-2020 Top 1,200


Financial Advisors in America/Top 30 in Massachusetts
Barron s magazine, 2014-2023

Barron's Top 100 Independent Advisors
Barron's, 2020-2023


Five Star Wealth Manager
Boston Magazine 2018-2023


Top 1,000 Financial Advisors in America/Top 25 in Massachusetts Barron's magazine 2013, 2012, 2010


Joshua A. Paul, Senior Vice President, CFP®, AIF®

Five Star Wealth Manager
Boston Magazine 2018-2023


James W. Cushman, AIF®

Five Star Wealth Manager
Boston Magazine 2023



2018-2023 Forbes Best In State Wealth Advisors, created by SHOOK Research. Presented in April 2023 based on data gathered from June 2021 to June 2022. 22,243 were considered, 7,321 advisors were recognized. Advisors pay a fee to hold out marketing materials. Not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Your experience may vary. Click here for more award information.
2015-2020 Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers, Created by Ignites Research. The 2020 award was presented in October 2020 for the past 12 months. 940 Advisors were considered, 400 Advisors were recognized. Advisors pay a fee to hold out marketing materials. Not indicative of advisors future performance. Your experience may vary. Visit Financial Times for more award information.
2014-2023 Barron's Top 1200 Advisors and 2010, 2012, 2013 Barron's Top 1000 Advisors, created by Barron's. Presented in March 2023 based on data gathered from Sept 2021 to Sept 2022. 5,630 Advisors were considered, 1200 Advisors were recognized. Advisors pay a fee to hold out marketing materials. Not indicative of advisors future performance. Your experience may vary. Visit Barron's for most recent award information.
2020-2023 Barron's Top 100 independent advisors, created by Barron's. The 2023 award was presented in September 2023 based on data gathered from June 2022 to June 2023. 476 Advisors were considered, 100 Advisors were recognized. Advisors pay a fee to hold out marketing materials. Not indicative of advisors future performance. Your experience may vary. Visist Barron's for most recent award information.
2018-2023 Five Star Wealth Manager Award, created by Five Star Professional. The 2023 award was presented in 02/23 based on data gathered within 12 months preceding the issue date. 3,923 Boston-area advisors were considered, 578 advisors were recognized. Advisors pay a fee to hold out marketing materials. Not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Your experience may vary. For more information, please visit Five Star Professional.