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The professional's guide to business development [[electronic resource] ] : how to win business in the professional services / / Stephen Newton

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Autore: Newton Stephen Visualizza persona
Titolo: The professional's guide to business development [[electronic resource] ] : how to win business in the professional services / / Stephen Newton Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: London, : Kogan Page, 2013
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (200 p.)
Disciplina: 658
Soggetto topico: Branding (Marketing)
Small business - Management
Success in business
Soggetto genere / forma: Electronic books.
Note generali: Description based upon print version of record.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nota di contenuto: Contents; Introduction; 01 Choosing your ground; New business versus business development; Where are you?; Assessing the data; 02 In a perfect world ...; The 'perfect' client firm; How does the client see you?; 03 Locating your perfect clients; Cultural fit - why it matters; The sniper rifle approach; Technology: a side note; Being visible; 04 Your brand: development and management; What is a brand?; The brand is you...; Building your brand statement; Hot buttons to brand promises; Your role and the value in resolving pain or delivering dreams; Linking brand promise and value delivery
Brand and culture: similar but not the sameYour USP; Bringing it all together; 05 Conversation is the new PowerPoint®; Perceptions are critical and real (even if they may be incorrect); Conversation versus presentation; Conversational tools; The new PowerPoint®; 06 The wiring diagram of the client firm: seeing the influence connections; The primary buyer with the NABAC; The various buying roles; Mapping the client firm: a process; Questions to clarify roles; What drives the client?; 07 Maximizing success in your meetings; Meetings in general; Avoiding problems with meetings
Writing great proposals08 Managing your delivery and the client's expectations; Quality assurance (QA); Delivery, client ownership and CRM; After-action reports and feedback loops; Milestones; Pulling the plug; 09 Winning referrals and repeat business; Five referral errors - and how to avoid them; Internal versus external referrals; Repeat business; Planning and process; Strategic account leadership (SAL); 10 Building systems into your business; Business organization; Checklists; Time allocation; Client relationships and contacts; Corporate knowledge and documents; Why bother with systems?
11 Putting it all together: a one-month implementation planAction plan overview; Action plan to-do list and timings; Mapping things out; The right people; And finally...; Further reading; Resources; Index
Sommario/riassunto: When buying professional services, most clients will assume that you are competent in your field. They are therefore not hiring you mainly on the basis of your expertise but on factors such as price, and whether they want to do business with you. To minimise the issue of cost, you need to ensure that the benefits of working with you are clear to your customers. You need to move from transactional relationships towards partnership ones, and you need to identify the right prospects in the first place. The ability to ascertain, quickly and accurately, what drives your customer's decisions and to
Titolo autorizzato: The professional's guide to business development  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-78402-314-0
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910463085703321
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