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Certified Business Development Professional

London Premier Centre, In London (+10 locations)
5 days
3,900 - 4,600 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
11 December, 2023 (+8 start dates)
Course delivery
5 days
3,900 - 4,600 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
11 December, 2023 (+8 start dates)
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Course description

Business Development is necessary nowadays for businesses to achieve sustainable business growth. It focuses on creating long-term value rather than quick cash solutions. Even though different from, it may include Sales, as well as Strategy and Marketing.

The Certified Business Development Professional course focuses on the tools and techniques required to develop new business. Without them, sales will stagnate and profits will drop.

Certified Business Development Professional course also addresses ways to maximize the company's profitability by fostering relationships with potential players and key decision makers in the market. By attending this program, business development professionals will acquire what they need to create and implement promotional drives in order to spur the company's market prospects and design cost effective yet innovative options to boost sales.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 8 start dates

11 December, 2023

  • Classroom
  • Dubai

11 December, 2023

  • Classroom
  • Zurich

18 December, 2023

  • Classroom
  • Istanbul

18 December, 2023

  • Classroom
  • Kuala Lumpur

25 December, 2023

  • Classroom
  • Dubai

25 December, 2023

  • Classroom
  • Istanbul

25 December, 2023

  • Classroom
  • London

25 December, 2023

  • Classroom
  • Paris

Suitability - Who should attend?

Certified Business Development Professional training course is ideal for

  • Sales reps, sales supervisors and managers, and account managers who would like to professionally develop themselves by seizing business opportunities and using them to improve personal management and showcasing skills.
  • The course also targets commercial professionals aspiring to consider every potential client as a challenge that will help their performance and their careers.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of the Certified Business Development Professional course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the main functions and best practices in Business Development (BD)
  • Recognize the importance of re-defining business processes to match the ever changing market and customer requirements
  • Produce clear sales and marketing differentiators to neutralize competition (value-based proposition)
  • Design and use financial ratios and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure their operations' effectiveness
  • Use leadership, negotiation and power proposals to leverage their business and lead the key account team

Training Course Content

Day 1

Business development: overview and best practices

  • Business development: definition and scope
  • Account analysis and qualification: an overview
  • The new landscape of account management and BD
  • Understanding the buy-sell ladder model
  • Client classification: building an ideal client profile
  • Understanding and working the customer loyalty ladder

The business planning process

  • Using the STAR business planning process:
    • Strategic analysis
    • Targets and goals
    • Activities
    • Reality check
  • Conducting customer surveys to identify important service criteria
  • Preparing an account development plan
  • Building client chemistry with F.O.R.M.

Day 2

Re-defining your processes for breakthrough results

  • Reviewing the selling process
    • The selling process
    • Functional product/service/company knowledge
    • Unique and distinctive selling points
    • The sales competitors analysis form
  • Re-engineering your team selling process to avoid mistaking motion for action
    • The value-added selling process
    • A simple framework for developing new business
    • Create and deploy weapons
    • Your best friend: the phone
    • Creating a client-centered code of conduct (DART model)
  • Designing and implementing key performance indicators
    • Creating a balanced scorecard (business performance audit)

Day 3

Effective negotiation skills

  • The definition of negotiation
  • Some negotiation philosophies
  • The difference between persuading and negotiating
  • The five stages of the negotiation process
  • The critical rules of negotiation
  • The phases of the purchasing decision
  • Establishing relative importance of differentiators
  • Influencing decision criteria
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Workshop: completing your negotiation plan

Day 4

Building and leading the business development team

  • Stages in team formation
  • Building a high performance team
  • Defining team roles
  • The team motivation mix
  • Management versus leadership
  • Practices of exemplary leaders (industry practices)

Day 5

Writing business proposals that sell

  • Writing a typical business proposal
  • Formatting tips and tricks for winning proposals
  • The process of developing successful project proposals
  • Workshop: creating your own project proposal

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