We’re looking for innovative and passionate people who want to change the world of advertising forever. Secondly, but perhaps more importantly, the business developer must be able to take a holistic perspective, use his/her intuition when analyzing results, and show proof of creativity and ingenuity when synthetizing information in order to conclude which next steps the business should take.
A good business developer must have strong communication skills in order to communicate, present, assert and speak to all the different stakeholders involved, he must also be able to cold call prospects with confidence in order to be a successful business developer.
If, on the other hand, you hear information that feels real, has substance, and reflects an understanding of the subject, you may have found someone who can truly help you shortcut the learning curve of building your business, help you reduce costs, and help you significantly move your small business or mid-sized company forward.
Obtaining commitment is one of the key details that a sales representative must do. Therefore, instead of simply shaking hands and leaving the meeting, the sales representative should follow a set sales pipeline and get some sort of set obligation from the potential client.
In terms of education, almost any person regardless of the background can become a business developer, if you do a quick search over LinkedIn you will find that the most talented Business Development Professionals have an MBA degree, MBA graduates make excellent Business Developers as they understand how the business operates as a whole, they have knowledge in HR, Marketing, Accounting, Strategic Management, Project Management, Logistics, Business Planning and much more.