BlueLion prides itself on finding the best resources and partners for many of our client’s needs. We work with some of the best companies in New England. We recognize that there is often not a “one size fits all” for any service, so we search for the best, and build relationships with those companies to be able to recommend the best fit for our clients and their personalities, company culture, and needs.

Insurance Broker Affiliates

Advanced Benefits Design

Advanced Benefits Design is an Insurance Brokerage Agency located in Hillsborough, NH. With over 50 years of insurance experience, we work closely with Sonia Pearsall and her team. Sonia is able to assist businesses with key man insurance, buy/sell funding, executive benefits, business continuity planning, and exit strategies. Additionally, they can support businesses with traditional employer-sponsored health plans, our brokers can also offer HRAs, HSAs, QSEHRAs, and Freedom Plans.

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Core Benefits Group

CORE Benefits Group is an Insurance Brokerage Agency located in Hampstead, NH. They are capable of offering personal, business, and specialty insurance to their clients. BlueLion works closely with Matt Serodio, who specializes in business insurance, such as general liability, professional liability, umbrella policies, and workman’s compensation insurance. Matt focuses on protecting your business from third-party lawsuits, upset clients, and major disasters.

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Payroll Providers

Complete Payroll Solutions

Complete Payroll Solutions is a New England based company. Complete utilizes a nationally known platform KRONOS and iSolve. Founded in 2003, Complete is the largest privately-held payroll company. Complete offers payroll benefit on-line open enrollment, HRIS, and time and attendance. Complete also focuses on a dedicated management team to service your payroll needs. No waiting on hold for a “representative,” you have access to your contact who gets to know you and your companies needs.

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Paylocity is a payroll provider offering payroll and HRIS solutions to any size company in any location. Founded in 1997, Pyalocity is a large payroll provider servicing all 50 states with over 4,000 employees. We work with several local providers/contacts who help make this large business experience customized and feel small and intimate to you and your business.

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Account Ability

Melissa Laverty is a founding partner of Account Ability (Tax Services of Londonderry). Her one, uncompromised goal was to build a fun-loving company providing small businesses, property owners, and individuals with personal attention while maximizing their wealth and minimizing their tax exposure. Melissa has the ability to communicate complex information in a clear concise way. Melissa is an Enrolled Agent, QuickBooks Advanced Pro Advisor, Member of Northern New England Society of Enrolled Agents, and National Association of Enrolled Agents.

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JLS Accounting

Jaime Lyn Soares is a life-long resident of Massachusetts and the owner of JLS Accounting INC. based out of Bridgewater, MA. With over 20 years of professional experience, Jaime has developed deep expertise in accounting, specifically in the areas of real estate, construction, and general accounting. At one time, she even combined her passion for accounting and her love of people to stretch into the talent acquisition space, recruiting for accounting professionals. Jaime is recognized by QuickBooks as a ProAdvisor Elite and leads QuickBooks trainings on a monthly basis.

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Merrimack Tax

Merrimack Tax Associates is owned and operated by Paul Belfiore, EA. As an Enrolled Agent, Paul is recognized as a “tax expert”. He is a federally licensed tax practitioner with unlimited right to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Paul has extensive experience handling everything from the simplest tax returns for individuals and businesses to those that are undergoing complicated IRS audits. This experience makes Paul a true asset to work with as you navigate the labyrinth of taxes and general accounting. Merrimack Tax Associates also has a talented staff that works closely with Paul to provide their clients with top-notch tax preparation and planning, consulting services, general accounting and bookkeeping, and payroll.

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Business Consultants

Raef Grainger

Raef is an attorney, and entrepreneur coach, and speaker who has the core belief that although we learn “life isn’t fair” – there is something we can usually do to change our circumstances. Raef guides and coaches’ entrepreneurs to jump over the mental or physical hurdles in their way, and I teach and educate on practical business “know-how” and methods to improve both one’s business and life. Raef has Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Masters of Science in Education from SUNY Geneseo and is permanently licensed to teach Secondary Education in New York and Texas.  He is also adjunct faculty at the UNH Paul College School of Business.

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Merchant Services


Beyond is BlueLion’s “go-to” when it comes to payment processing. They offer a seamless transaction, fair pricing, and transparent statements. They can keep your business secure while opening up options for “places” you can take payments. From Point of Sale (POS) stations to business capital funding, Beyond takes pride in what they do. Beyond also “Gives Back” – providing college scholarships and mentoring to students who have faced economic hardship and other adversities through nonprofit Give Back, the beneficiary of Beyond. They have provided over 1,500 Scholarships through the Give Back fund.

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Websites/Creative Media/Content Creation

Do Something Different Media

Do Something Different Media is a unique media business owned and operated by married couple Rhi & Pete McHugh. Located in Manchester they offer media consulting, video production, photography, website design, and so much more. Rhi & Pete began the company in 2008 graduating from college having studied communication and education. Their goal is to help businesses communicate more effectively in the digital space.

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IT Support

Acapella Technologies

Acapella Technologies is an IT Support company located in Manchester, NH. They provide managed IT services throughout New England. Matt Mercier founded the company in 1995 with the belief that small to mid-size businesses are the primary growth engine of our economy. The proper use of technology can level the playing field to allow these companies to gain the competitive edge they need to ensure success. Acapella specializes in startups, small & medium size businesses, law offices, municipal governments, dental offices, and insurance agencies.

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FS Consulting

FS Consulting is a proactive technology consulting company located in Bedford, NH. FS was founded in 1994 by Doug Bouvier on the premise that small to medium size businesses needed a partner in the information technology area that would not only install software and correct problems when they arose but would learn their business, understand their needs and assist them in determining how to apply technology to their business processes. Services offered are help desk, on-site support, network design & troubleshooting, off-site backup, and custom-built applications.

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Chambers & Networking Connections

Derry Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting regional economic growth, advancing business-friendly public policies, and serving our members through outstanding programs, benefits, and services.

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Manchester Chamber of Commerce

The GMC supports business growth, professional development and networking opportunities that drive the economic health and vitality of the region.

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Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to lead the greater Portsmouth business community as convener of people, businesses, and organizations, through communication, education, support, advocacy, and cooperative opportunities.

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BNI, Inc

Founded in 1985, BNI® is a global, proven business networking organization. Our members are business professionals who help each other grow their businesses through their commitment to our principal core value, Givers Gain ®.

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New England B2B Networking

New England B2B Networking provides established business executives with the most efficient and relevant networking experience for B2B companies for better relationship development and maximum referrals.

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