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The most successful businesses are the ones that have a coordinated and aligned organization centered on their mission, business objectives, and processes. Depending on your needs and requirements, MBDi’s Business Development Consulting Services include working closely with you to help define and develop your overall Business Development process, along with any of the various BD processes within the overall process, identify best practices within your organization, build models to improve or replicate these processes and measure the results. For over 35 years our Business Development consulting services been proven to work for hundreds of clients.

Achieve Significant Revenue Results.

Our Business Development subject matter experts think holistically to identify the real issues, not the perceived issues.

The decision to engage Business Development subject matter experts (SMEs), who also possess deep experience in your industry, can dramatically increase your odds of achieving your desired revenue growth goals. Our Business Development SMEs think holistically to identify the real issues, not the perceived issues.

Our Business Development consultants seek out the following:

  • Lack of BD process or adherence to the process
  • Ineffective organizational structure
  • Insufficient controls or metrics
  • Unqualified or inexperienced people
  • Misaligned incentives
  • Reactive mindset and behavior

We understand the nuances of your industry and understand your mission.

Specializing exclusively in Business Development and serving only a small, select group of industries, MBDi consultants are true SMEs who quickly identify gaps and misalignments in your BD organization. Because of our acute understanding of your industry coupled with deep knowledge of Business Development best practices, we have helped Business Development leaders achieve remarkable, above-market revenue results for over 35 years.

In large firms, we partner with senior level Business Development executives at the business unit level. At smaller firms, we work alongside the CEO, President, or SVP of Strategy. Because our executive consultants have held these same roles, they speak your same language. They understand the nuances of your industry and they understand the mission.

Where Our Focus Lies

Where Our Focus Lies

  • Process Development
  • Implementation Assistance
  • Opportunity Pipeline/Funnel Review
  • Talent Lifecycle Assistance
  • Opportunity and Capture Team Review
Top Requested Consulting Services

Top Requested Consulting Services

  • BD Process Design
  • Advisory Board Members
  • BD Talent Lifecycle Development and Improvement
  • Transformation or Implementation Coaching
  • Compensation and Incentive Planning
  • CRM Implementation

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • MBDi was instrumental in helping me turn around a Business Development Department that had not remained current with evolving Industry trends. Using their proprietary systems, MBDi helped to evaluate the skills, knowledge and ability of existing Business Development personnel to determine both individual and collective training needs as well as suitability for the demands of a new business development model. Using the results of this effort, a comprehensive training plan was instituted and selections made to ensure personnel were matched to the needs of the new model. Additionally, through their consulting service, MBDi helped to develop comprehensive business development processes and procedures to ensure consistent results. Our return on this investment resulted in increasing our maturity level from level two to level four (out of five) and improving win rates from 65% to 98% for re-competes and from 32% to 46% for new business.

    Senior Vice President Business Development | L-3 MPRI
  • 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 was instrumental in helping me turn around a Business Development Department that had not remained current with evolving Industry trends. Using their proprietary systems, MBDi helped to evaluate the skills, knowledge and ability of existing Business Development personnel to determine both individual and collective training needs as well as suitability for the demands of a new business development model. Using the results of this effort, a comprehensive training plan was instituted and selections made to ensure personnel were matched to the needs of the new model. Additionally, through their consulting service, MBDi helped to develop comprehensive business development processes and procedures to ensure consistent results. Our return on this investment resulted in increasing our maturity level from level two to level four (out of five) and improving win rates from 65% to 98% for re-competes and from 32% to 46% for new business.

    Senior Vice President Business Development, L-3 MPRI

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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
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