Online consulting service provides quick answers.
As the owner of a fast-growing company, when you need to know something, you don't have time to wait. With this in mind, Ernst & Young LLP has developed Ernie, an online consulting service that provides subscribers with a direct electronic link to Ernst & Young professionals. Subscribers can post questions on a variety of topics. The queries are routed to the appropriate consultant, who delivers a prompt, personal answer. Subscribers can also search Ernie's Previously Asked Questions database.
Other Ernie services include MediaWatch, which provides articles from trade publications; TrendWatch, which provides an overview of trends and issues for different industries and job titles; and SuperTools, a variety of self-service business improvement tools.
Subscription fees range from $3,500 to $18,000 per year. Visit the Ernie Web site at http://ernie.ey.com