Interested in the Business Development Team?

New Member Process:

1.) Visit regularly scheduled meeting
  • 2nd or 4th Thursday of each month

  • 2.) Schedule follow up meeting with chair and one other current member (i.e., phone call, coffee, lunch, etc.)
  • The chair and one other member will contact you schedule a phone call, coffee, or lunch meeting
  • The purpose to learn more about you and your expectations of the group

  • 3.) Present BUSINESS SHOWCASE at regularly scheduled meeting (see outline below)

    4.) Complete new member application

    5.) Team vote

    6.) Welcome

    Business Showcase Outline for Prospective Member of the Business Development Team

    After your membership application has been presented to the members, you will be asked to make a presentation to the group. Your presentation will be limited to five (5) minutes followed by a question and answer period. Please be sure to structure your presentation to showcase your business and to differentiate yourself from others in your industry.

    1) Product / Service
    a. What is your business?
    b. What are your products/goods/services?
    c. How do you differentiate yourself from others in your industry?
    d. What is your market area?

    2) Price
    a. How are you compensated?
         i. Fee arrangement
         ii. Transactions
    b. Other

    3) Promotion
    a. How do you typically acquire most of your clients/customers?
    b. What areas of the market have you found success in?
    c. What avenues do you take advantage of to promote yourself?
    d. How do you bring your product/good/service to the market?

    4) People
    a. How long have you been in your current position/company?
    b. Where are you located?
    c. Do you have employees/support staff?

    5) Process
    a. What is your process to develop a new relationship/contact/prospective customer/client?
    b. What is your process to make a prospect a client, and beyond?

    Why do you think you are a good fit for the Business Development TEAM?

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