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Custom House

Business Services

Who We Are


Our experience in small business provides the expertise to find the solutions to the many challenges small business owners face every day. 

Carol Emerson

Small Business Expert


Professional background:


With more than 25 years experience as Director of Finance, Human Resources and Operations for small businesses, Carol has developed the experience and expertise in what it takes to run a small business. Carol started Custom House Business Services, to work with small business owners, in the areas of accounting, human resources, business operations and coaching.


Prior to starting her own business, Carol worked in a variety of Maine small businesses - managing finance, human resources and operations., in professional services companies, contracting companies, a property management company, and other services companies. Carol understands the challenges and opportunities small business owners face and has a passion for sharing her experience and expertise to help owners and entrepreneurs keep track of business details, understand the big picture and build success.


Her desire is to be a trusted partner that provides peace of mind to business owners, knowing someone understands their business, is watching the big picture and helping the organization and its people grow.


 Education and Certifications

  • University of Southern Maine - BA Leadership and Organizational Studies
  • Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching - Business and Life Coach 
  • Intuit QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor
  • Myers-Briggs - MBTI Certified


Areas of expertise

  • Small Business Operations and Management
  • Accounting Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Payroll Administration
  • QuickBooks ProAdvisor
  • Business and Life Coaching