Leadership Development • Business Development • Community Development
Strategic Exceptions Professional Consulting, Inc. is an education and training company that utilizes effective and efficient strategies to support corporations, small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals. We are also the parent company of Illinois MBDA Business Center and Lewis Simmons Foundation.
We deliver exceptional service standards with quantitative results to our clients:
- New or established small businesses that want to grow their bottom line and operate efficiently
- Not-for-profit organizations that want to grow and access grant funding.
- Corporations that want to up-level their team and leadership, bottom line, and customer retention.
- Individuals who are looking to grow professionally.
Business Strategy Development
We assess your business needs and identify business strategies that increase your bottom line and customer retention and create performance-based processes in as little as 90 days!
We train individuals and teams, so you have a professionally developed, empowered, and engaged leadership and team who work together to increase your bottom line and deliver “WOW'' customer experience.
Nonprofit Strategy and Grant Writing
We work with nonprofit organizations to develop growth strategies and apply for local, state, and federal grants that are best suited for them. We’ve secured over $20M in grant funding.
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Mobilizing underserved businesses and people to grow…together
What others say about Strategic Exceptions
American Airlines Silver Spoon Hero
I knew I was on to something good when I entered the Invest Aurora and Women’s Business Center Entrepreneurial Business Plan Pitch Competition and won the first prize of $2,500.…Read More
4 Stores in 30 Days
This program really helped push me past my fear, helped me to focus and I did it! I wanted to get our product into 8 whole food stores. We got…Read More
Increased Sales in 30 Days
Terrie, thank you so much for all you do for us, and personally I would like to thank you for sharing all your knowledge and time. You are the perfect…Read More
First Baseball Training Organization in Aurora
Thank you so so much to Terrie Simmons for your help in making my dream come through.Read More
A Proven and Dynamic Businesswoman
Strategic Exceptions is a business hub that serves, connects, informs and empowers businesses by intersecting their vast number of business connections and references. The programs and efforts supported by SE…Read More
A businesswoman of character, integrity and her word
Terrie Simmons is a businesswoman of character, integrity, and her word. I contacted Terrie of Strategic Exceptions to build my brand and networking connections. Terrie referred me to the right…Read More
From 1 Client to 10 Clients in 6 Months
Strategic Exceptions and Terrie Simmons have really been critical to me realizing that I am capable of long-term success as well as helping me to get started on a journey…Read More
A Continuous Beacon of Hope
Terrie, I just want to let you know how amazing you have been as a moderator this evening! Thank you for supporting Elle and our community’s efforts to keep these…Read More
Upcoming or Recent Events
What’s in the New Infrastructure Bill for you?
REGISTER AS AN ATTENDEE ONLY Register today to attend as a vendor, partner, sponsor, or attendee of this very special business showcase. Learn how you can access the tens of billions…Read More
$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Panel with Congressman Bill Foster
The IL MBDA Business Center President and Strategic Exceptions CEO Terrie Simmons led a panel to discuss the $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill with special guest Congressman Bill Foster.
Terrie, Bill and company discuss the bill, what it means for business owners, and how it will impact owners and opportunities.