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Business Development Services & Training Proven to Increase Win Rates

MBDi’s mission is to transform our clients’ organizations and people into proven Business Development leaders by addressing the conditions and behaviors that assure positive culture change, creating clear paths to professional success.

Our proven training, process approach, proprietary methodologies, and high-caliber people are what set us apart from other Business Development services firms. Our core focus is on identifying the primary BD components that are missing or out of alignment in your BD organization that block maximum revenue growth.

All of our consultants are former CEO’s, managing partners, senior military officers or senior BD experts. Each provides deep subject matter expertise in Business Development, in addition to real world experience in your industry.

Our Business Development specialists have walked in your shoes. They’ve worked in your industry. They understand the pressure you’re under to achieve superior revenue results. Most importantly, they know what works. They know what doesn’t. And they know the clearest and shortest path to get you there.


New! Continuing Education Credits Awarded for All MBDi Workshops Toward PMI Certifications

As a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI), all MBDi workshops offer PMI CE credits including our newest workshop Mastering Stakeholder Engagement for Program & Project Managers (PM-10). This new workshop will be held in cities including Washington DC, Huntsville, AL, and San Diego, CA and will be held in April, June, September, and December of 2017.

See specific dates or contact us for course overview. No pre-requisites are required.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

  • I am writing to let you know how much I appreciated the assessment you did for me this year. You and the rest of the team did an exceptional job with the entire process. Your approach, methodology, and interview skills provided me with the insight I needed to evaluate the team and make critical business decisions to improve in many areas. Additionally, your observations were correct and have assisted greatly in addressing some of the challenges brought about by merging the two companies’ cultures into a growth oriented/ revenue generating team. Your people business insights and recommendations were especially astute.

    Executive Vice President | American Systems
  • Our revenue doubled with MBDi’s guidance over a four year period. We further expect a 10% increase this year and in 2016 due to their realignment and professional development of our BD organization.

    Sr. Vice President Business Development & CSO | Marotta Controls, Inc.
  • The training, coaching and consulting work MBDi performed for Leupold from 2011-2014 was instrumental in helping our team develop the critical skills and processes needed to be successful. We created an Opportunity Pipeline, refined our Business Development Process, developed Award Plans, and identified which opportunities should be pursued. These diagnostic tools lead to a 200 percent growth in revenue during the 3 year time period. Furthermore, the MBDi system increased the team’s efficiencies, which reduced cost by an average of 10% each year. The folks at MBDi are an investment, not an expense

    Director of Military Business Development, Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
  • MBDi has provided excellent strategic and practical assistance in our efforts to grow a key segment of our business. They helped develop and implement a formal advisory board to bring focus and expertise to this business, and have participated as active and creative members of that Board. Their engagement beyond the advisory board has been targeted to more specific issues, and very effective.”

    SVP and General Council, Crowley Maritime Corporation
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  • Strategy Development & Planning
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  • Core Capability and Market Alignment
  • Business Development Professional Development Plans
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  • M&A due diligence or implementation assistance
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  • Business Development Process Design
  • BD Development and Improvement
  • Implementation Coaching
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  • Recruiting & Candidate Assessment
  • Incentive Compensation Plans
  • Professional Development Plans
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With over 35 years of experience, Mastering Business Development, Inc. is one of the premier Business Development services and training firms in the world. Our signature Business Development training for Government Contractors and other technical industries is second to none. Why? Because it consistently produces significant, tangible revenue results.

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In this White Paper you will learn:
  • The different psychological profiles of BD Majors verses BD Minors
  • Criteria to evaluate personnel for a BD role
  • Why behavioral psychology is a critical knowledge competency for success in Business Development
  • The four distinctive BD roles and how to understand, assess and coach those individuals critical to revenue growth
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In this White Paper you will learn:
  • The eight-element approach to turning around revenue growth
  • Critical components for a high performing BD organization
  • Is it possible to change the culture of a BD organization?
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In this White Paper you will learn:
  • What a new BD culture incorporates
  • Why BD culture change produces a greater return on investment than strategy
  • How external catalysts are critical to changing BD culture
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In this White Paper you will learn:
  • Why trust is important in developing business
  • Why a client engagement process mapped to a qualification/disqualification phase is necessary
  • The three early shaping environments impacting your revenue results
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In this White Paper you will learn:
  • What the true ROI is for training and development investments
  • How installing a purpose-driven client engagement process impacts pipeline quality
  • Why to fund education, coaching and professional development for effective customer engagement thinking and skills
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In this White Paper you will learn:
  • The missing link in most Business Development processes
  • What is HUMINT® and why it's a critical component in intelligence gathering
  • How credibility in BD is determined by the level and type of questions asked
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Issue Paper:
  • Hiring retired senior military personnel for Business Development positions is a common practice in the Government Contracting industry. No matter how rational the custom of having retired military personnel call on their former subordinates now running government agencies or departments may seem, this scenario actually produces three troubling contradictions, one each from the individual, the corporation and the marketplace.
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In this White Paper you will learn:
  • Key Indicators of Revenue Growth Stagnation or Contraction
  • Stovepipe to Strategic: Restructuring the Business Development Model
  • Steps for Implementation
  • Assess the Present State of a Business Development Organization
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In this White Paper you will learn:
  • Indications of Business Development model problems
  • Business Development Strategy, Planning and Capabilities
  • Opportunity Identification & Qualification vs. The Crystal Ball.
  • Business Development Professionals vs. Door-Openers and Butterfly Catchers
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Issue Paper:
  • Few positions have the success of an organization weighing upon them like those in Business Development.
  • Once the hiring decision is made, a substantial and long-term investment of time and finance is required to launch the individual to the point where they are building relationships, qualifying and shaping opportunities and building a pipeline.
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In this White Paper you will learn:
  • Do You Need a Special Ops Team of Super Hunters for Your Organization?
  • Should You Stand Up a BD Strike Team?
  • Characteristics of a BD Strike Team Leader
  • Stand Up and Deliver: The Strategic Advantage
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In this White Paper you will learn:
  • A proven Intel Gathering Strategy to fortify decision-making and drive revenue results
  • The difference between companies that make good “Pursuit/No Pursuit” decisions and those that don't.
  • The five stages of the Intelligence Cycle
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In this White Paper you will learn:
  • Lifting a page from the small company Business Development playbook can be a game-changing strategy in this transformed environment.
  • Game-Changing Structure Strategy
  • The Case for Professional Development
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Issue Paper:
  • Want to get inside your customer’s head and discover the real issues? Then go to the source and just ask!
  • Are you gathering Data or Source HUMINT ®
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Issue Paper:
  • Determining Barriers & Overcoming Obstacles to Growing Revenue in a Recessionary Economy
  • Moving the Needle in Tough Times
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In this White Paper you will learn:
  • Guidelines for leveraging products and services to international military/defense markets in Government Contracting.
  • Top Ten List for International Business Development Success in Government Contracting
Your Information will never be shared with any third party.
In this White Paper you will learn:
  • The different psychological profiles of BD Majors verses BD Minors
  • Criteria to evaluate personnel for a BD role
  • Why behavioral psychology is a critical knowledge competency for success in Business Development
  • The four distinctive BD roles and how to understand, assess and coach those individuals critical to revenue growth
Your Information will never be shared with any third party.