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Services and Consulting

Common Fields within Services and Consulting

Animal and Pet Services

Insurance Agency

Photography and Videography

Web Design and Marketing 

Financial Planning

Lawn Services

Writing and Editing

Animal and Pet Services

As a growing industry, there are many factors to consider when opening an animal and pet services business. Select Click Here to learn more about certifications necessary for this industry. 

Certified Financial Planner

In order to open a financial planning business, it is important to hold a Certified Financial Planner License. Select Click Here to learn more.

Insurance Agent and Agency

To become an insurance agent or open an insurance agency, select Click Here to learn more about necessary steps from the Illinois Department of Insurance. 

Professional Organizations

Professional organizations are a great way to learn more about your industry and receive advice from those individuals who have achieved success. Such organizations can exist on the local, state, national and international level. Professional organizations also offer networking and specialized tools relevant to your industry. Membership fees vary by organization. Listed below are just a few of these organizations. 

Association for Consulting Expertise

Society of Professional Consultants

Service Industry Association 

Additional Information by Business Stage

Starting a 

For many, owning their own business is a dream, but many do not know where to start. For 

information on how to start a business, select the

button below. 

Managing a 

Once a business has been established, new challenges emerge. For information on how to manage a business, select the button below. 

Expanding a 

As a business prospers, it may begin to outgrow its current setup. For information on how to expand a business, select the button below.

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