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Chicago Start Up Business Consultants

Browse these start up business consulting services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chicago.

Puls Consulting
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Alan A.
Verified review

We would recommend Puls Consilting to all of our business associates.

Your Life Destiny
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Kelda H.
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It is my please to share my experience working with Rebecca! She is very professional and honest, which is important to me. She provided me with advice and suggestions regarding the start up of my event planning business which I have taken to heart and utilized every nugget! What impressed me the most was Rebecca's knowledge and experience regarding start up needs and tasks, and her willingness to share her learnings in an effort to help me start off on the right foot! Again, I value her honesty in regards to what would and wouldn't be a good idea to do, i.e., "there are many event planners out there, what makes you different...what is your niche?" I’m sure she will continue to do well as she brings professionalism, integrity, honesty, compassion and knowledge to all that she interacts with!

Doreen Petty Coaching
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy S.
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Doreen Petty has been an incredible asset to the strength and growth of my business. Meetings with Doreen have proven to be insightful and thought provoking. She leads me in to a process where I can learn to accomplish goals and tasks on my own with smart, well thought out decisions. We take goals and work them into a business strategy that is viable and possible. Doreen pushes me to be more perceptive and think before reacting to promote the best possible outcomes in relationships with employees and clients alike. Doreen has bridged the gap where I find some of my weaknesses and taught me to forget, move past, and learn from negative experiences. She has taught me that I am exactly where I am meant to be at this very moment now. But she has also taught me to open my eyes to the world of possibilities and what could be true when I don't put limits on myself. I highly recommend Doreen as a personal coach/business consultant. Her experience from corporate America is invaluable to a small business owner like myself.

Brand Plan Consulting
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Polly S.
Verified review

Lauren brought so many creative ideas and suggestions to our first meeting which allowed me to truly see how dedicated she was to helping me start my own company and create my marketing material. She is a real gem! I cannot recommend her services more highly!

FreshinUp Chicago
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Laura B.
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Tim & his team was wonderful and very helpful! They were quick, responsive and very knowledgeable. Our small business was up and running in no time with their expertise and suggestions guiding us along the way. We knew very little about setting up our business online prior to meeting with Tim & Michelle,and they were able to turn our website vision in to a reality. I would highly recommend working with Tim @ FreshinUp.

  • 47 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
John H.
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Very cost effective and accurate. In 30 years, I've never had an audit from IRS for my personal or business returns, and I'm in a field that gets audited at an above average rate.

IA Business Advisors
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Richard A.
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We cannot say enough about our experience with IA Business Advisors. From the moment we met with them, we knew that we had the right advisors for our business. My partner and I have been in the corporate world, small venture startups, real estate and even restaurant experience. Between the both of us have over 50 years of business experience; yet, we were asked questions and given ideas that literally revolutionized our thinking and brought us into the 21st Century. Out of all the classic adjectives to describe our experience with IA, Responsiveness, Quality, Professionalism, Know-how, Proficiency, the best word we would use is Value. Their help in developing an ERP for our business has been Invaluable. We are a fast-growing service business and with IA’s help we can now manage that growth and see a bright future ahead for our business.

ANM & Associates, Inc.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dan S.
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Ray has been providing quality service to my small business for the past 14 years. He is reliable, knowledgeable, and good with deadlines.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Frankie M.
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I am beyond thankful for Wuhu Business Boosters they have done such an incredible job in handling my social media.They are always a phone call away to help my business in any way. Not only do they take care of your social media, but they also give you tips and ideas to grow your business. Alba and Sofi make a great team!

Clear Arrow
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Miguel J.
    Verified review

    During our initial meeting with Angel, we were impressed with his ability to understand our company processes and get directly to key points that would improve our processes. After getting his consulting services, we achieved many organizational goals and as a team we have that special bound that makes our company a great place to work and transmit positivism and great results to our own clients. Thank you Clear Arrow consulting and thank you Angel.

    SSB Global Management
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
      Toys and G.
      Verified review

      The folks over at SSB Global Management have really helped us grow our business and I'm very pleased with the work they have done. We were a start-up when we started working with SSB Global Management. We needed a website and other consulting work from them. And for the past year they have been doing amazing work for us. We would highly recommend SSB Global Management if a start-up (or any other business frankly) needs help with anything to contact them.

      Lars Bjerga
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 11 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Chad L.
      Verified review

      Lars is one of the most intuitive I.T. Professionals I’ve had the pleasure of working with. His knowledge of programming, web design, consulting, and training is second to none! He always has a positive outlook even in the midst of deadlines. A real thinker...

      Brandt Accounting Inc.
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 2 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Irene C.
      Verified review

      Helps me manage business on a monthly basis - expert of tax planning for small business.

      Wasnick Consulting, Inc.
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 15 years in business
      Kristen P.
      Verified review

      I had the pleasure of working with Randy as a contractor for my company to assist us in Sears product launch for 2016. Randy came highly recommended by the Sears set up team and as I began working with him I quickly discovered why. Randy is extremely knowledgeable on Sears multiple portals that must be used to get items loaded properly into Sears website as well as setting up UPCs and pricing that feeds into the actual store registers. Randy is very detailed and keeps in constant communication. He is extremely organized and prepares templates of data prior to calls to keep focused on task at hand and help get the exact answers needed. I would recommend Randy to anyone who has Sears as a customer or who has a customer with a lengthy and detailed set up process.

      Consulting and Coaching
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      James E.
      Verified review

      When I found myself several years past the goal of building a small business, I decided to ask for help. Alley came to me as a referral from a friend, and I was a bit unsure of if this would help, but I was tired and frustrated thinking about what I hadn’t done and the far gone opportunities. My initial goal was to “start my business" but I found that there was a lot more that I needed. Alley helped me both with resources and vetting my business, but more foundationally helped me realize how much my own thoughts and lack of focus were keeping me from my goals. She helped me understand my true life goals, how my thoughts were holding me back, and I even learned ways to relate more effectively with people closest to me. I have been making steady progress toward using my unique skills to their fullest and can say my whole family is greatful for it - both financially and emotionally. I no longer feel defeat, instead I celebrate accomplishing my goals EVERYDAY. Can't thank Alley enough.

      CrossHatch Solutions
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 2 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Tamara B.
      Verified review

      I am so happy I found Emily as she has changed my world. I have been doing the same business for the last 12 years, but actually started my own business last year. As a business owner, everyone knows how difficult it is to get everything organized and try to do everything yourself so I hired another accountant to handle my books. Going through the process now with Emily, I am finding that its extremely important to do your homework to find the right person for the job. Emily came into my business and within a week she had some processes and systems in place for me. She has not worked with anyone in my industry and she absolutely nailed it. I was so impressed. She also helped me with my taxes, set up my accounting system and is sending me monthly reports for me to make better business decisions. As everyone knows, you can't make the best business decisions if you don't have your numbers in tact. I also mentioned to Emily about a couple of books that I heard of in the business world, she bought them the next day, read them in a couple of days and tabbed everything to go over with me. She is tenacious and extremely motivated. Her task list is always on par as she is super focused. On top of her superior business skills, she is down to earth and such a joy to work with. When it comes to business systems and processes, numbers, taxes, consulting, accounting, bookkeeping, social media and everything that a business needs, make sure to hire Emily.

      HFI Consulting LLC
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Lydia G.
        Verified review

        I met Dan and Casey at one of their Brew Your Skills events in Chicago. I learned so much in that one 2 hour session that I immediately set up a coffee date with Dan. It was clear that these guys were incredible Entrepreneur coaches and exactly what I needed to take my business to the next level. Dan took the time to discover exactly what my needs and my goals were. I felt myself dreaming and planning for an incredible future and knew that Dan and Casey had the skills and insight to plan it out and help get me there. I meet one on one with Dan once a month and already have noticed an overall sense of empowerment in all aspects of my business. I am excited about what is happening with my business and in my life, and trust that Dan is the coach to help get me there.

        • 7 years in business
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Tim M.
        Verified review

        Marc was essential in educating my personnel in the MDM and Asset Tracking vertical markets. He engaged with us for just a few weeks and he was able to ignited our ability to deliver solutions quickly. He is extremely knowledgeable, generous with his time and always maintained a schedule for worked for us. He is a an expert at creating real and lasting relationships and knows the value of a true connection. Marc has that rare blend of strategy and operations skills and experience that made him a essential in our efforts to ramp up quickly in this new market. I can honestly say that nothing went wrong. He delivered an exceptional information when we needed it and was able to paint a very detailed picture of the market which helped us to be focused in a niche that has allowed for early success for my company.

        • 4 years in business
        Miss M.
        Verified review

        Jasmyn provided us with a great business plan with a quick turnaround time! She was very attentive to our needs and gave us a lot of useful information that helped us establish our business. I recommend her and Divine Success Business Planning for your business start up needs!

        • 4 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Rafael D.
        Verified review

        Working with Mike from Labak Consulting has been great. I've talked with other business consultants in the past and none of them was as honest and up-front as Mike. We talked on the phone for an hour and meet at Starbucks for another hour just so he can get an understanding as to what I'm trying to accomplish. Most consultants I spoke with was just quick to throw a price out there without first getting a clear understanding of what's needed. I explained to Mike my ideas and that I'm working with limited funds to get started most consultants would've turned me away but me and mike was able to negotiate a payment agreement that works for the both of us. Mike has also been easy to reach and consistent in his response time to my E-mails which we both agreed would be the best form of communication. Doing this short time me and mike has been working together he have introduced me to several of his personal contacts that can be a major Influence in what I'm trying to accomplish.

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          I offer a free initial meeting. I have done the following: - Successfully helped establish four start-ups to date - Developed a program to grow a successful company from day one to maturity - Established everything, from a sales platform, social media/marketing schemes and financial analysis to management strategy - Established relationships with several publications online with followings of over 100,000 real people - Have relationships with well-renowned writers, business strategists, financial analysis and consultants - Continue relationships with all the small businesses I have been in contact with to continue their ongoing success

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