We are pleased to announce the launch of the BD Quarterly – a publication for members of The Business Development Guild. Here we will update you with what the BD Guild is delivering to its members and communities. Updates and feedback from meetings, events, conferences, and Certified Business Developer Classes. We also know members are accomplishing amazing things and advancing the profession by the way they represent their organization, so we have at least one member feature each Edition. We are open to your ideas for features and content so please feel free to reach out at email@example.com.
The May 2020 Edition included the following articles:
In Light of COVID 19, Phoenix Goes Virtual for its March Meeting
We were about to push the Send button to postpone our March 24th meeting Titled “Risky Business: How Understanding Risk Can Elevate Your Value” when the suggestion came to hold it virtually. And glad we did! LMI360 arranged and sponsored the technology which resulted in over 50 registrants from four (4) states tuning in. To read more click here.
Southern California Hosts Half-Day Business Development & Leadership Symposium
The Advisory Council in Southern California decided to kick off the year with a splash by holding its first Business Development Leadership & Strategy: A Half Day Symposium. The event was held at Tangram Interior’s showroom downtown Los Angeles. To read more click here.
Denver Holds Inaugural Meeting in February. Features Long Time Construction Executive as Keynote
“Have you thought about bringing the BD Guild to Denver?” A seemingly innocent question posed by Danielle Feroleto, Principal of Small Giants and an instructor in the Certified Business Developer curriculum. And since the answer was a resounding yes, the BD is now in Denver! To read more click here.
Certified Business Developer Class of 2020 Launches June 16th of 2020
The Certified Business Developer program is a source of pride for the BD Guild as it serves as a unique education and professional development opportunity. Now in its 4th year, the CBD curriculum, taught by industry professionals, offers BD and yes, operational professionals a broad based, in depth understanding of what the BD profession entails. Far more than lunches and golf, the 12-class curriculum covers topics including market research, strategic planning, budgeting, BD business models, truly leveraging your network, understanding risk and dives into what it takes to retain a client for life. To register please click here.
Member Feature or Opinion Article – “BD Never Sleeps: What to do during a lockdown?” (a.k.a. Prepping for the Upturn!)
Jaimee Robinson, MBA, Certified Business Developer, Business Development & Marketing at Gannett Fleming. Jaimee may be reached at jkrobinson@GFNET.com.
We’ve all asked ourselves or each other a simple yet poignant question. “How can I remain effective during a lockdown?” or maybe, “What can I do now, to prepare for Unlocking?” The questions of the day for all professions and especially for Business Development. And we know -with uncertainty opens opportunity. So here are a few helpful hints offered by the BD Guild community to make the most of your time during the lockdown to maintain your course and get ready for a new future. To read more click here.
Do you have more ideas? Have tips with what works? Please share at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will in turn share with members!