Business Development

Why Attend

The Business Development course focuses on the tools and techniques required to develop new business. Without them, sales will stagnate and profits will drop. The course also addresses ways to maximize the company’s profitability by fostering relationships with potential players and key decision-makers in the market. By attending this program, business development professionals will acquire what they need to create and implement promotional drives in order to spur the company’s market prospects and design cost-effective yet innovative options to boost sales.

Course Methodology

The course involves a variety of case studies and exercises to develop the right skills needed to become a successful business development professional. Group presentations and self-assessment tools are also available for the same purpose.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the main functions and best practices in Business Development (BD)
  • Recognize the importance of redefining business processes to match the ever-changing market and customer requirements
  • Produce clear sales and marketing differentiators to neutralize competition (value-based proposition)
  • Design and use financial ratios and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure their operations’ effectiveness
  • Use leadership, negotiation and power proposals to leverage their business and lead the key account team

Target Audience

Sales reps, sales supervisors and managers, and account managers who would like to professionally develop themselves by seizing business opportunities and using them to improve personal management and showcasing skills. The course also targets commercial professionals aspiring to consider every potential client as a challenge that will help their performance and their careers.

Target Competencies

  • Account qualification
  • Customer relationship management
  • Re-engineering of commercial processes
  • Customer service
  • Marketing of products and services
  • Business planning
  • Lead generation
  • Writing business proposals

Location:

South Africa

Training Dates:


Training Schedule
Duration
1 Week
2 Weeks
3 Weeks
Month
Option A
Option B
Option A
Option B
Option A
January
13 - 17 Jan
27 Jan - 31 Jan
6 - 17 Jan
20 Jan- 31 Jan
13 Jan - 31 Jan
February
10 - 14 Feb
24 Feb - 29 Feb
3 - 14 Feb
17 Feb - 29 Feb
10 Feb - 29 Feb
March
10 - 14 Mar
23 - 27 Mar
2 - 13 Mar
16 - 27 Mar
9 - 27 Mar
April
6 - 10 Apr
20 - 24 Apr
30 Mar - 10 Apr
13 - 24 Apr
6 - 24 Apr
May
6 - 10 May
27 -31 May
29 Apr - 10 May
20 - 31 May
13 - 31 May
June
8 - 12 Jun
22 - 26 Jun
1 -12 Jun
15 - 26 Jun
8 - 26 Jun
July
6 - 10 Jul
20 - 24 Jul
29 Jun - 10 Jul
13 - 24 Jul
6 - 24 Jul
August
10 - 14 Aug
24 - 28 Aug
3 - 14 Aug
17 - 28 Aug
10 - 28 Aug
September
7 - 11 Sep
21 - 25 Sep
31Aug - 10 Sep
14 - 25 Sep
7 - 25 Sep
October
5 - 9 Oct
19 - 23 Oct
28 Sep - 9 Oct
12 - 23 Oct
5 - 23 Oct
November
9 - 13 Nov
23 - 27 Nov
02 - 13 Nov
16 - 27 Nov
9 - 27 Nov
December
7 - 11 Dec
14 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 11 Dec
07 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 18 Dec


Course Duration:

Unit Standard:

NQF Level:

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Course Fees


Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website https://www.aaticd.co.za

NB:

When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.


Course Outline

  • Business development: overview and best practices
    • Business development: definition and scope
    • Account analysis and qualification: an overview
    • The new landscape of account management and BD
    • Understanding the buy-sell ladder model
    • Client classification: building an ideal client profile
    • Understanding and working the customer loyalty ladder
  • The business planning process
    • Using the STAR business planning process:
      • Strategic analysis
      • Targets and goals
      • Activities
      • Reality check
    • Conducting customer surveys to identify important service criteria
    • Preparing an account development plan
    • Building client chemistry with F.O.R.M.
  • Re-defining your processes for breakthrough results
    • Reviewing the selling process
      • The selling process
      • Functional product/service/company knowledge
      • Unique and distinctive selling points
      • The sales competitors analysis form
    • Re-engineering your team selling process to avoid mistaking motion for action
      • The value-added selling process
      • A simple framework for developing new business
      • Create and deploy weapons
      • Your best friend: the phone
      • Creating a client-centered code of conduct (DART model)
    • Designing and implementing key performance indicators
      • Creating a balanced scorecard (business performance audit)
  • Effective negotiation skills
    • The definition of negotiation
    • Some negotiation philosophies
    • The difference between persuading and negotiating
    • The five stages of the negotiation process
    • The critical rules of negotiation
    • The phases of the purchasing decision
    • Establishing relative importance of differentiators
    • Influencing decision criteria
    • Vulnerability analysis
    • Workshop: completing your negotiation plan
  • Building and leading the business development team
    • Stages in team formation
    • Building a high-performance team
    • Defining team roles
    • The team motivation mix
    • Management versus leadership
    • Practices of exemplary leaders (industry practices)
  • Writing business proposals that sell
    • Writing a typical business proposal
    • Formatting tips and tricks for winning proposals
    • The process of developing successful project proposals
    • Workshop: creating your own project proposal