List of the Best Chicago Business Consulting Firms

  • 1
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Anchor Advisors, Ltd. is a consulting firm that was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Chicago. They are made up of 7 employees and specialize in business consulting for small businesses.

    Clients
    RefugeeOne
    Write On Command
    AnimalSense
    DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau
    Notable Project

    Anchor Advisors, Ltd. partnered with a law firm where they helped them devise a plan for how to invest in new technologies. They created a system that allowed them to choose which technologies to purchase, and a way to track their development and integration into the company. 

    "I can’t say enough positive things about her as a professional (her delivery and results) and as a human being." – IT Director, Law Firm

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  • 2
    $50,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2001, Trianz is a strategic agency headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. with offices all over the United States, including Boston, Chicago, and Seattle.Their team has over 1,000 employees that specialize in big data consulting, cloud consulting, and IT strategy consulting. 

    Clients
    High Tech
    Insurance & Financial Services
    Food and Retail
    Manufacturing
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Trianz performed marketing analytics for a pharmaceutical manufacturer. Their team created a strategic roadmap to market specific drugs with certain target audiences. With their assistance, processes within the pharmaceutical manufacturer were automated and accuracy improved.

    "Their resources are professional and there were very few issues between the Trianz folks and our team."– Director of Sales Operations & Technologies, Drug Manufacturer

  • 3
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Carver Peterson Consulting is a consultancy based in Chicago and founded in 2014. With more than two experts, they specialize in business consulting solutions for small and mid-market businesses in the industries of transportation and advertising.

    Clients
    Solid Digital
    Arcalea
    LulaFit
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Carver Peterson Consulting provided sales consulting services for a digital marketing agency. The goal was to gather large amounts of data and create a viable sales process and strategy for the agency. This resulted in the agency’s close rate jumping from 56%  to 80%, among other things.

    “I have spent over a decade building this company. I did not think someone could come in in a span of a few months and be able to make such a significant impact to our organization.” - CEO, Digital Marketing Agency

  • 4
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Neon One, LLC is a midsize Chicago, Illinois-based web design company and business consulting company. They specialize in web design and business consulting and were founded in 2018.

    Notable Project

    Neon One, LLC provides database management services for an environmental nonprofit. They’ve imported the group’s data to their proprietary platform and configured their database and online transaction forms. 

    “They’ve tailored their services to what we want and what we envision in our database.”

  • 5
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    University CoWork is a virtual accelerator as well as a business center from Chicago. Since 2016, their team of fewer than 10 employees mainly offers business consulting as well as digital strategy, back-office services, social media marketing, and more to small-scale companies.

    Clients
    Allevi8 Marketing
    Notable Project

    A marketing agency made use of University CoWork's office spaces and used their consultation services for several projects. Thanks to this, the client obtained over 10 new clients. Other benefits of the collaboration included their effective communication and interest in their client's success.

    "...the community aspect has increased my business revenue." – Managing Partner, Marketing Agency

  • 6
    $75,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Small business consulting company JumpSeat, is based in Chicago, Illinois. Launched in 2020, the team provides business consulting, corporate training, branding, marketing strategy, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    JumpSeat provided marketing and lead generation services for a digital transformation consultancy. The team participated in one on one and group meetings, led workshops, and created strong presentations. 

    "Their deliverables were of high quality."

  • 7
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    18 Coffees was founded in 2014 and is located in Chicago. Their team of 41 employees provides business consulting, digital strategy, and marketing strategy services.

    Clients
    United Way Worldwide
    Immigrant Legal Resource Center
    Fordham Law School
    Bose Corporation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    18 Coffees has developed and tested an overarching digital strategy for an immigration nonprofit. The campaign targets lawful permanent residents (LPR) to convert them into US citizens. They taught the client valuable information and insights to build upon.

    "We learned valuable information about what worked to target LPRs, including messaging and technology insights, which we built on for a second phase." –Director of Programs, Immigration Nonprofit

  • 8
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Business consulting and pay per click agency Sellerlit was established in 2017. The small Chicago, Illinois-based team offers business consulting and pay per click.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sellerlit provides consulting services and market guidance for a retail company looking to sell its products on Amazon Marketplace. The team has guided them through the process and continues in contact.

    “If I reach out to them, they are always going to be there to answer my question.”

  • 9
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Growth Lab is a business agency founded in Prishtina, Kosovo in 2020 with fewer than 50 employees. They specialize in business consulting, content marketing, and accounting solutions for small businesses in the fields of business and financial services.

    Clients
    Rub sh.p.k
    TimeJob gmbh
    EGS
    Gjini Home.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Growth Lab developed a dashboard and provided financial forecasting for an online retailer. The retailer worked closely with the founders of Growth Lab on a growth strategy. The retailer noticed a significant improvement thanks to Growth Lab’s contributions.

    “It was exactly what we needed.” - Co-Founder, Online Retailer

  • 10
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    SMBHD is a business digital solutions company based in Chicago. The company, founded in 2010, has more than 20 employees and provides CRM consulting & SI, IT managed services, cloud consulting & SI, cybersecurity to various companies.

    Clients
    Guidepost
    Agile Secure Data Exchange
    TopGolf
    3 Digital
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An education management company hired SMBHD to set up their entire custom Salesforce configuration and to provide managed IT services. Because of this engagement, the company was able to transition to remote work, reduce client onboarding time by 35%, and take on more clients because of the improved efficiency of the sales team.

    "The Managed IT services team helped us become a tech enabled organization." - VP of Operations, Education Management Company

  • 11
    $10,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Crowe is a public accounting, technology, and consulting firm headquartered in Westborough, Mass. with other offices in Chicago, New York City, Indianapolis, and South Bend, Ind. It was founded in 2005 and has grown rapidly to 5,304 employees who provide CRM consulting & SI, application management and support, tax and payroll preparation, and financial accounting services. 

    Clients
    Trustmarque
    iRacing.com
    Rampart Insurance Services
    The Bridgespan Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A software development company needed an agency to implement a data migration project. Crowe executed the data migration from CRM 3.0 to a newer version. Crowe now provides the client custom development and CRM support as needed.

    "I think the quality of the product that they deliver is very high. Because they focus on one product, they usually do it very well the first time around. It's rare that we find glitches or any kind of defects in their work." — President & Owner, Software Development Company

  • 12
    $10,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Industrie Reply is a reply group company based in Chicago and founded in 1996. With over 1000 employees, they offer CRM consulting, logistics and supply chain consulting, and warehousing and distribution solutions to various clients.

    Clients
    FCA
    Stellantis
    CNH Industrial
    DecoWraps
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Industrie Reply provided software dev staff augmentation solutions for an energy company. The company needed more software engineers for their projects. The company is satisfied with Industrie Reply’s work thus far.

    “Industrie finds the right people for us.” - VP Software Engineering, Energy Company

  • 13
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Cushman & Wakefield is a Chicago-based real estate services firm founded in 1917. Their team of fewer than 10 offers commercial brokerage, commercial property management, commercial development, and commercial financial services. 

    Clients
    Symbiont Group
    Capital One
    Kauai Organic Farms
    Notable Project

    Cushman & Wakefield provided commercial real estate services to a B2B sales and marketing agency. They performed location scouting, paperwork review, and subleasing support. The team’s efforts made the moving processes smooth and successful.

    “The process of getting into the building and through the buildout process, as well as building those relationships, have all been straightforward.”  — Co-Founder, B2B Sales and Marketing Agency

  • 14
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Tgthr collective is a digital strategy company. Their small team is in Chicago, Illinois. The firm offers digital strategy, business consulting, marketing strategy, market research, and more. The firm was established in 2021.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Tgthr Collective led the branding efforts of a coaching service provider. The team amplified the client's social media presence by writing site descriptions and conceptualizing the brand name.

    "Tgthr Collective was a responsible team that met all the deadlines we set."

  • 15
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    River Forest IL

    Small branding company Famous Victory Branding & Design, is based in River Forest, Illinois. Launched in 2015, the team focuses on branding, graphic design, logo, other marketing, and more.

    Clients
    Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance / Berxi Insurance
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Famous Victory Branding & Design handles a singer-songwriter’s design and branding needs. They work on everything from the musician’s website to their marketing and promotional assets and photography.

    "They’re always on top of everything, and they’re highly realistic about what can and can’t be done."

  • 16
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Conifer Research is a research and design agency that has been offering market research, UX/UI design, and business consulting services to their enterprise and mid-market clients in the consumer products, health care, and hospitality industries since 2001. Their team of 50 employees is based out of their office in Chicago.

    Clients
    McDonalds
    Sonos
    PepsiCo
    Samsung
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Conifer Research recently worked on research and business planning for a sound company. They provided market research management and looked into an expansion initiative for the client. 

    “Their ability to think outside the box and be nimble stood out. They brainstormed and were involved in the work, which allowed them to find creative ways to get at the answers we wanted.” – Former Creative Director, Sound Company

  • 17
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Effective Marketing is a Chicago-based marketing agency founded in 2009 with more than two members. They specialize in market research, social media marketing, and media planning and buying for clients in the fields of arts, business services, and consumer products.

    Clients
    AMA
    Amlactin
    Banfield Pet Hospital
    Bob Evans
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Effective Marketing provided digital strategy solutions for a global design firm. Effective Marketing works with the firm as their digital media partner for almost all media placements. One of their projects resulted in a 16x ROAS with Effective Marketing’s help.

    “Effective Marketing produced all of the initial analysis and media buy recommendations for our client to consider.” - Account Director, Global Design Firm

  • 18
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Based in Chicago, Fulton Advisory is an advisory firm with a small team of 2. Since 2019, they've delivered accounting, FAO, and business consulting services to small businesses. 

    Clients
    Circa Interactive
    Proof & Union
    Calumet Capital
    Socratik
    Notable Project

    An SEO agency hired Fulton Advisory to provide their team with business strategy advice. The team works closely with the client through consulting and accounting services. Revenue has increased significantly as a result of their experience and insight. 

    "I'm very happy with what we've gotten working with them." – Co-Founder, SEO Agency

  • 19
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Lazzo is a web design agency. Founded in 2019, the small company is in Monterrey, Mexico. Their team focuses on web design, ux/ui design, e-commerce development, and business consulting.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A retail store hired Lazzo to provide wen design services. After analyzing the client's needs, they built a Shopify platform with a blog, email, and chatbot features, among others.

    "They’re friendly people."

  • 20
    $50,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    In Chicago, Illinois, EightySeven is a branding company. The small company was established in 2012. Their team specializes in branding and business consulting.

    Notable Project

    EightySeven has provided design services for a coffee roasting company. They’ve taken the logo and designed new iconography to make the packaging stand out and explore a new sales channel with the rebrand.

    "The team really took the time to understand the landscape and think about the package from a sales perspective."

  • 21
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Sentio Design is a design agency founded in 2019 with fewer than 10 employees. Based in Chicago, they offer UX/UI design and business consulting services for clients that work in the fields of education, financial services, and more.

    Clients
    Participate
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sentio Design created a product roadmap for an education community platform. The platform had Sentio Design work with their new product leader in constructing the roadmap. The goals of the project were met.

    “She has the fantastic ability to drill down to the root cause through precise questioning, then surfacing back up in a way that’s understandable and actionable.” — CEO, Education Community Platform

  • 22
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    MA team Marketing Agency is a marketing firm based in Chicago with more than two professionals. Since 2016, they have offered social media marketing, web design, and graphic design solutions for clients in the fields of arts, business services, and consumer products.

    Clients
    Brongus
    BIA Group
    Digitel
    Industries
    Notable Project

    MA team Marketing Agency designed a website for a dental company. MA team Marketing Agency also provided relevant marketing assistance to boost the site’s presence. The site was met with positive feedback.

    “Highly effective.” - Owner, Dental Company

  • 23
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois; Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Schaumburg, Illinois, Brilliant is a HR agency. They specialize in HR services and were founded in 2009.
    Industries
  • 24
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    INVESMITH is a consultancy with fewer than 10 team members. They offer business consulting, web design, and CRM consulting solutions from their office in Chicago. They work with clients in the industries of arts, business services, and media. INVESMITH was launched in 2019.

    Clients
    Truly Toya Lingerie & Loungewear
    Industries
    Notable Project

    INVESMITH provided web development solutions for a lingerie and loungewear company. The client needed digital assistance, which included web design. INVESMITH’s work resulted in the company gaining more attention online.

    “Stephen is worth the money because he’s on time and patient.” - CEO, Lingerie and Loungewear Company

  • 25
    Undisclosed
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Located in Springfield, Missouri; Wichita, Kansas; Austin, Texas and Bloomington, Indiana, BKD CPAs & Advisors is an accounting company. Founded in [node:field_pp_year_founded:value], the large team provides accounting, business consulting, financial advising & planning, finance & accounting outsourcing (FAO), and more.

  • 26
    Undisclosed
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Crowe is a business consulting and accounting company established in 1942. Their large team is based in Chicago, Illinois; Springfield, Illinois; Dallas, Texas and San Francisco, California and focuses on business consulting and accounting.

  • 28
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Based in Chicago, Illinois, Point B, Inc. Is a marketing strategy company. The company focuses on marketing strategy, business consulting, and digital strategy and is midsize.The company was established in 1995.
  • 29
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Based in Chicago, Illinois, Doblin is a business consulting company. The midsize firm was established in 1981. Their team offers business consulting.
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