Business Development Crash Course

Learn the business development process and strategies and become a BD expert in just 2 days!

WHY TAKE THE COURSE

Become a BD expert

Business Development is a complex field and so far the main way to learn it was by doing. But becoming an expert business developer takes on average 9 years.

With this course, you will learn a simple process that you can immediately apply to your work as well as practical frameworks to become a professional BD in just 2 days.

WHO IS THIS FOR

You’ll get the most if you are

Startup Founders

You have a great idea but you’re struggling to make it a success. At the end of the business development crash course you will have a strategy and a plan of action to validate your idea and get your first customers.  

Business Developers

You work in business development for at least 2 years and you tried many techniques. They work for a bit, but not as much as you expected. You will learn how to build a solid BD process to get consistent results.

Career Switchers

You are considering to become a business development pro, but you’re not sure what it actually entails. You will experience 2 days working as a real BD pro so you can decide your next steps with confidence

OUTCOMES

This is what you will achieve

 

YOU’LL BE ABLE TO

Design BD processes

Learn how to map your ecosystem and build a complete business development plan. Research your market and competitors to find new business opportunities. Work with our templates under the guidance of our experienced trainers.

 

YOU’LL BE ABLE TO

Understand your customers

Find information about your customers and build a detailed customer profile. Build strong value propositions that resonate with your audience. Create an individual content plan to establish yourself as an industry expert.

YOU’LL BE ABLE TO

Find high-quality leads

Think out of the box and brainstorm creative ways to find new opportunities together with the other participants. Build a 6-month backlog of lead generation ideas to experiment and help your company grow in the long term.

YOU’LL BE ABLE TO

Measure business development

Measure every business development activity. Build dashboards to keep track of your effort. Design simple and clean graphs to show your results. Identify high-impact activities to scale and create long-term value for your company.

Ready to become a BD expert?

HOW WE DO IT

Learn in a fun and engaging way 

 

Full immersion in the BD world

We’ll take you out of your comfort zone…literally! You will join a group of enthusiastic business developers, so you can learn from each other and fully experience the BD mindset!

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Personal guidance and support

Every participant has different needs, that’s why our trainers and facilitators will be with you for the entire time, to answer your unique questions or give you personalized feedback.

Practical, fun and engaging

You will be an active part of the experience working on exercises and role plays in a fun and informal way. So we make sure you get to know your peers and actually remember what you learned! 

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BD Lifelong learning

The course is just the starting point of a long-lasting learning experience. You will enter our global BD community and get access to our mentorship program to get personal support after the course.

 

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STUDENT’S STORIES

What your peers achieved

The best experience of my life. A complete fantastic course that gives you the foundation to enter this world. Thanks to them I managed to reach my dream to move to Dublin and work for a big tech company! Thanks Lucia! See you soon!

Alessandro De Angelis

BD MANAGER | SOJERN | IRELAND

The BD School course gave me a new approach to my job, helping me to improve my skills and discover a wide range of useful tools. The teacher is very good at sharing experience and passion, and the materials provided are clear and thorough. On top of this I met many other professionals who became part of my network. I highly recommend it!

Maria Cozza

BUSINESS DEVELOPER | NECOS | ITALY

The BD School has truly changed my way of working and helped me get all the insights and strategies I needed to start my career in business development. When I found my new job I didn't receive formal training and I didn't have a method to execute my daily tasks. The course gave me practical tips that I could immediately apply. After the course, I felt more confident in my job and was able to hit target more consistently.

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Lluis Millét Escriva

BUSINESS DEVELOPER | ALTISERVICE | FRANCE

Before I took the course, I knew what I was doing with my business, but I couldn’t really find a way to describe my function in my company. That was until I started The BD School course! Business Development is exactly what I’m doing and I love doing it! The course itself is amazing, and the thing, I loved the most was the homework. Clear, consistent, and very practical. The course really helped me set a clear path for Dearly future.

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Quirine Wissink

FOUNDER | DEARLY | THE NETHERLANDS

Before the course, I didn't have a formal business development training. All I knew I learned it on the job. But I wanted to have more structure to increase client's conversion and generally feel more confident in my job. The course was very practical and I really liked the many templates and frameworks. These were particularly helpful because I can now use them in my daily job making me more efficient and my clients happy.

Erica Pew

BD CONSULTANT | WELL HEELED CONSULTANCY | UK

The business development course at The BD School was exactly what I needed. It has opened my mind and changed the way of thinking. Our mentor Lucia was great - supportive, inspiring and passionate.

Barbara Jezeršek

HEAD OF PLATFORM | OCEAN PREMIUM | THE NETHERLANDS

DATES

LOCATION

PRICE

27/28 July 2021

Rotterdam

€ 997

4/5 August 2021

Online Classroom

€ 997

26/27 August 2021

Rotterdam

€ 997

FAQs

Burning questions

1. Where does it take place?

The business development crash course will take place in our school located in Noordsingel 168, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

2. Can I take the course remotely?

You most certainly can. If you wish to follow the course remotely, just let us know by email and we will arrange a virtual classroom for you.

3. Do I get a certificate?

Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion to share on LinkedIn to get recognition as a professional business developer.

4. Who are the trainers?

The training team is led by Lucia Piseddu, business developer since 2009 and founder of The BD School. Together with Lucia, there is a team of facilitators who are business development professionals currently working for some of the Dutch fastest-growing companies.

5. I have more questions, how do I contact you?

Send us an email and we will answer all your questions: hello@thebdschool.com

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