Beacon Business Advisors uses a strong business model with creative thinking,
open and honest conversations and self observation.

Alicia Hart


In business, solving issues is about planning, problem solving and implementing systems to improve a business which is a constant work in progress, but beneficial.

For the past 15 years, I’ve run my own businesses, Simply Organized by Hart, a Professional Organizing business and Upscale Resale CT, an online consignment store. As a mother of four (now grown), a wife, and a small business entrepreneur, life taught me to multitask at home and in business. This helped me develop skills to problem solve and foresee strategies to help simplify and efficiently manage a home, my work and life balance.

I volunteered for over 20 years with youth and high school hockey and lacrosse teams and various other volunteer groups. Hobbies are gardening, nature photography, history and walks on the beach with our husky, Koda. I am a fan of the New York Rangers and a developing Jacksonville Jaguars fan.

I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in Human Development and Family Sciences.

Doug Hart


During my career I have experienced many up and down business economic cycles. In some cases these were very disruptive and required the ability to change or pivot. In others these cycles exposed opportunities for those entrepreneurs and businesses organized well enough to seize them. I have had the opportunity to work at many organizational levels with good mentors and have learned the importance of listening, asking questions and also working collaboratively with a wide range of resources. It has made clear to me the importance of regular planning and good communication. This is often the difference between success and failure.

Over the past 35 years I have worked in construction, food services, real estate, manufacturing and private equity. My industry experience includes Automotive, Medical, Industrial, Aerospace, Textile, Transportation, Military, Steel, Testing Instruments and Outdoor Recreational products with a focus on Operations, Planning, New Product Development, Administration and Finance. I was co-owner and COO of an international manufacturer of engineered industrial consumable products; served as COO for a privately owned composite materials manufacturer; was co-owner of a successful business advisory firm focused on driving client sales, income, and overall growth. Most recently I have been an Operating Partner with a successful strategic equity investment group focused on small to midsize businesses.

My personal interests include running, biking, fishing and history. I follow the NFL, College Football and NHL Hockey. I graduated from Hobart & William Smith Colleges.