Effective Business Development is the lifeblood of any company, but for a small business it really can mean the difference between success and failure...
People have very different ideas when it comes to the definition of 'business development' - some will tell you it's sales, others will say relationships. "It's all about partners" some will claim. The truth is, unless you do it well and thus ensure your company’s health, the definition is largely irrelevant.
Gary C. Wendt, the former Chairman of GE Capital, famously made the topic of business development number one on the agenda of every senior level meeting.
Managers were asked to demonstrate the revenues they had created from businesses that did not exist five years before. Wendt’s consistent attention to entrepreneurial business growth is generally held to be pivotal in GE Capital's growth from a $300 million portfolio to a financial services behemoth with $250 billion in assets under management.
In order to achieve some clarity on this subject, we turned to our very own 'BizDev' guru, Ren Kapur MBE, the Founder and CEO of X-Forces Enterprise and a lifelong entrepreneur with 30 years experience in the field. Ren shared the following top tips:
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