Briana Jones
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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 not only to build my business and grow but also to feel like I can become successful. I went from having 1 client to 6 clients in the span of 6 months.

Terrie Simmons

Terrie Simmons is an entrepreneur, civic leader, and the owner of Strategic Exceptions, a professional business consulting firm, innovative employee training and organizational development company focused on delivering exceptional service standards with quantitative results. Terrie is expertly experienced in non-profit management, leadership development and all phases of entrepreneurship How To’s. Terrie is also an adjunct professor teaching business courses at the graduate level.
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Minority Business Development Agency Awards $13.9 Million in Grants

By Terrie Simmons | September 29, 2021

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is awarding $13.9 million in federal funding to 35 grant recipients as part of its…

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Aurora-based Organization Granted the Minority Business Development Agency Grant to establish the Minority Business Development Agency Business Center in Illinois

By Terrie Simmons | August 6, 2021

WHAT: Strategic Exceptions Professional Consulting Inc. was awarded the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Grant to establish the Illinois Minority Business Development Agency (IL MBDA)…

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Duckworth, Durbin, Foster Announce New Minority Business Development Agency Business Center in Illinois

By Terrie Simmons | July 20, 2021

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Bill Foster (D-IL-11), today announced $400,000 in federal funding from…

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