Now that you’re here, it’s time to push even more. Certification opens the door to top tier success and satisfaction. You work with them every day. You value their expertise. You know it took a lot of time and preparation to study for and pass the examination. You know how they stay current in their…Read More
BD Guild Quarterly Second Edition is Out Now!
We are pleased to release the Second Edition of the BD Quarterly – a publication for members of The Business Development Guild. To read more click here. The July 2020 Edition includes the following articles: A Note from the National Advisory Board From Around the Country: Meet Your Chapter Presidents! Southern California Mixer…Read More
Sales vs Business Development: What’s the difference?
Sales and business development. Just two different ways to refer to the same activity — getting your company’s product into customers’ hands. Right? Actually, sales and business development should not be considered the same job at all. Instead, think of the two roles as complementary halves of a whole. It’s true that both positions exist…Read More
CBD 2018 Curriculum and Registration is Live!
In keeping with its mission “To be the Premier Source of Education, Coaching, and Support for the Business Development Profession,” The Business Development Guild is proud and excited to announce its 2018 Certified Business Developer (CBD) curriculum and registration is live on the Guild Website The curriculum is a comprehensive view of the numerous aspects,…Read More
Business Development Guild Announces First Class of Certified Business Developers!
That’s right! The Business Development Guild is proud to announce the completion of its first Certified Business Developer course, recognizing the initial class of 30 individuals who now hold the designation CBD – Certified Business Developer. Certificates were conferred on the graduates during a ceremony held on December 19, 2017. The graduates represent a variety…Read More
Defining Success – Business Development from Operations View
The BD Guild November 9th meeting at Haworth’s cutting-edge showroom in downtown Los Angeles put management’s view of business development on the hot seat exploring “Defining Success: Business Development from Management’s View”. The panel was as experienced as it was diverse: Cathy Orquiola, Division Manager of PCL Construction Services; John Passanante, Western Region Leader of…Read More
March Meeting Madness – Going To Market Strategies
Here’s to a BD Guild meeting coming up soon! On March 21st, “The Business Development Guild” will be hosting yet another thought provoking exchange with the topic of “Going to Market Strategies” at hand. “Business Development and Operations have different but equally important roles and perspectives”. This statement sets up a riveting conversation to be had about…Read More
CHEERS TO OUR HOLIDAY MEET-UP!
Thank you to Virtu Honest Craft for hosting The Business Development Guild’s “Members Only and Advisory Board Holiday Meet-Up”! The stage was set with a gorgeous outdoor patio, wine and appetizers, and some insightful conversation amongst all the attendees. Advisory board members and BD Guild members were greeted by the likes of Joe McGovern and Sue…Read More
Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Overcoming Adversity, Re-Building Your Brand
What Happened: 10/25 Meeting The latest installment of the Business Development’s meeting series happened on Tuesday, October 25th at the Biltmore Financial Center. With over 65 attendees this go around, there was engaging conversation amongst the panelists and viewers over the subject of how to repair damaged relationships. With multiple perspectives being highlighted over the hour and…Read More