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Business Development For Dummies provides a model for business development that is specially designed for small-medium-sized B2B or B2C professional service firms. It maps business development to the customer lifecycle, ensuring your business is focused on growth through effective customer management. It covers strategy, marketing, sales, client management and partnerships/alliances in depth, helping you develop robust business development practices that can be used every day. It's a must-read for any business looking to grow and develop. In short, this is your tool to maximise your business growth.
Growing a small business requires more than just sales
Business Development For Dummies helps maximise the growth of small- or medium-sized businesses, with a step-by-step model for business development designed specifically for B2B or B2C service firms. By mapping business development to customer life cycle, this book helps owners and managers ensure a focus on growth through effective customer nurturing and management. It's not just sales! In-depth coverage also includes strategy, marketing, client management, and partnerships/alliances, helping you develop robust business practices that can be used every day. You'll learn how to structure, organise, and execute an effective development plan, with step-by-step expert guidance.
Realising that you can't just "hire a sales guy" and expect immediate results is one of the toughest lessons small business CEOs have to learn. Developing a business is about more than just gaining customers - it's about integrating every facet of your business in an overarching strategy that continually works toward growth. Business Development For Dummies provides a model, and teaches you what you need to know to make it work for your business.
Recognising that business development is much more than just sales is the first important step to sustained growth. Development should be daily - not just when business starts to tail off, or you fall into a cycle of growth and regression. Plan for growth, and make it stick - Business Development For Dummies shows you how.