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Business Development Skills for Founders

October 22, 2020 12:00 am EDT

Business Development Skills for Founders

Business owners have to wear many hats….sales, customer service, marketer, human resource, finance and others.  Many times critical business development skills for founders is overlooked.  Business development isn’t about selling. Sales is about acquiring one customer.  Business development is about identifying, closing and making productive the key relationships you need to acquire many customers.

Business Development Skills for Founders

During  this exclusive podcast, your host Todd Van Hoosear and David Fionda will discuss the following:

  • Why do founders and owners need to learn or improve business development skills
  • Which are the three most important sales and business development skills that owner and founders need to focus on?
  • Aren’t sales and business development the same? If not, what are the differences?
  • How can technical founders and owners become great business developers? Don’t they require 2 different personality types?
  • What steps can owners and founders take to develop these skills

Accessing the Podcast

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Our programs have an average overall rating of 4.8 out of 5. Here are some testimonials from attendees,

“Their experts are always great resources to discuss challenges and get advice and solutions. What I love most is the small group setting combined with the high level of interaction and sharing between the experts and other members. Interactive learning always works best for me.”…John Danehey.

“A very valuable resource for my business. The great interaction and advice from their experts show me new ways of looking at an issue, finding a new opportunity or just reminding me of something that has been stuck in the back of my head. I walk away with new ideas from every program I attend.”…Hal Miller.


About the Expert

David Fionda Business Breakthroough Network Host

Entrepreneur | Mentor | Business Development Expert | Educator | Speaker | Author |
Dave’s entire career has been focused on helping companies grow and be more successful. He loves helping companies succeed. Dave founded and grew 5 ventures in my career and sold three of them successfully. He is a mentor for the Mass Challenge startup competition and has also  taught at three of the leading business universities in the US ( Babson, Northeastern and Bentley) and presented keynotes and executive briefings all over the US and Canada. Dave received my BS in Accounting from Bentley University and my MS in Technology Commercialization from Northeastern University.

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October 22, 2020 12:00 am EDT