Honestly, I could care less about business development.
Part of Customer Development is understanding which customers make sense for your business.
The business model is both the starting point and the scorecard for Customer Development progress.
I never aspired to be a public figure. I have always been interested primarily in real business and the development of business strategies.
To me, mentorships and internships are two big pillars in business development. I believe in having multiple mentors.
Acquiring Sunseeker deepens Wanda’s international influence and represents an important step forward for the development of the business.
Resources businesses must contribute to sustainable development if we are to continue to have access to resources.
Business coaching and the personal development and self-help industry is considered to be one of the booming industries today.
My businesses are all related – retail, shopping centers, banking, real estate, and tourism development. Together they create synergy.
Cities may now bulldoze private citizens’ homes, farms and small businesses to make way for shopping malls or other developments.
We have in this country a federal government that increasingly is engaged in trying to determine which business, which regions, which industries will succeed, which will not through a whole range of economic development, regional development corporate subsidization programs.
At many companies, business development is treated as a sales tool for incremental growth, but I believe that business development can bend our growth curve in a big way. It should accelerate our ability to grow, helping us quickly close gaps or leap ahead of competitors.
Business was bound to come; light industries were already shopping for land. The quiet country farms were already going, and developments would take over… Eventually, of course, we will have to have some sort of plan to guide future development.
The solution is to change the cake recipe, and that’s the way it is with government. We can start adopting policies that work and that encourage economic growth. If you got incentives for encouraging big business development but not small or medium business development, it’s not going to work. It needs to work for all three.
We’ll have a sales leader go run engineering. A lawyer go run business development. A business development leader go run our consumer operations. We’re going to train a generalist group of leaders who know how to learn and operate in collaboration teamwork. I think that’s the future of leadership.
A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area’s workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today’s global economy.
Your customers are the lifeblood of your business. Their needs and wants impact every aspect of your business, from product development to content marketing to sales to customer service.
Business is one of the most powerful institutions on Earth for creating wealth and opportunity and helping to lift people out of poverty. When you think about it that way, then business is not separate from development policy.
At 16, I started a web development business and had clients from the Netherlands, Caribbean, and across the country – none of whom knew my age because I could conduct all my business with a phone, scanner, and the Internet.
My background was computer science and business school, so eventually I worked my way up where I was running product groups – development, testing, marketing, user education.
One of the best programs that the federal government sponsors is the Small Business Innovation Research program, in which more than 2.5 percent of federal research and development funding at the largest agencies goes directly to small businesses.
As a factual matter, as in countries all over the world, technology and business practices have been running faster than legal responses and developments.
I have been in this business for over 30 years. I’ve seen a lot of development programmes. They don’t all run smoothly.
A new model of business and economic development must ensure everybody’s sons and daughters are treated as we would expect for our own.
Based on my pool of coached clients, 90% of the challenges for business owners exist in a lack of personal development.
People are becoming more and more aware of how the dominance of development and business is altering their lives and, in particular, their own heritage.
Just about any growth company is going to need smart salespeople, account and project managers, business development, marketing, operations, customer service, content creation, communications, analytics, and social media.
Nevertheless, the concept of sustainable development is now known – even amongst those who haven’t accepted it – and it’s recognized, debated and followed by an increasing number of businesses.
I spent my whole career in the technology business, and I was convinced of the importance, at a grand scale, of the development of global connectivity.
If you look at America, one of the great strengths of America is its university towns and the way a lot of their businesses and a lot of their innovation and enormous economic growth have come from reducing that gap, getting those universities directly involved in start-up businesses, green field businesses, new development businesses.
I went to art school in Chicago for a year at Columbia College. I had this whole master plan of getting into sustainable development and green architecture and construction, so I wanted to go to business school and then get my masters in construction and development.
Smart businesses do not look at labor costs alone anymore. They do look at market access, transportation, telecommunications infrastructure and the education and skill level of the workforce, the development of capital and the regulatory market.
I was criticized at some level within the Republican Party by those who say government should not be in the economic development business at all. My response is that the only country I know that doesn’t have an economic development plan is Papa New Guinea.
I think a lot of developments start with the desire of the developer to get what he really wants so that he can use it. It’s not just the technical fascination or the business opportunity.
Private sector development and the creation of small businesses spur investment, jobs, opportunity, and hope. It empowers the market to meet local needs, whether for food, basic goods, or services.
Smart development builds on a region’s own skills, resources and local businesses. Dumb growth invites a big corporation in, surrenders control and profits to a distant headquarters, undercuts local manufacturers, and risks layoffs without warning.
Rural technology is moving from kind of the back office to where everything, every company – sales, marketing, customer acquisition, new product development, media – all industries are becoming technology industries. And it’s not information technology: it’s business technology.
Technological developments are changing the way we live, and there is much talk of digitalisation and the disruptive business models enabled by smart phones, tablets, computers, and the ‘Internet of things.’
M&A at Microsoft is a team sport for the senior leadership group. They’re all involved in it, and we all play different roles. My role is the first centralized business development role at Microsoft.
Broadband connectivity can be a powerful catalyst as well as an anchor for economic and social advancement in developing countries. It creates jobs and business opportunities that lead to greater economic development.