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Business Development




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Business Development can be summarised as ideas, programmes and activities aimed at improving a business. This involves higher sales, improved market growth, growing profitability through the establishment of strategic alliances and taking strategic business decisions. A Business Development Manager manages current business partnerships and builds a customer base.

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Journalist, communist & editor for Hindustan Times, DNA & Nat Geo Traveler. She's covered stories from travel start-ups, communities, gentrification, gender issues, and human rights.


Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Accountancy/ Business studies / Economics/ Finance/ International relations/ Marketing.

  • MBA

What you need to get started

  • Part-time or vacation work in a company that focuses on business development and management is especially beneficial. Still, any experience in sales, marketing, or business administration will benefit your CV and skill set.

Soft Skills

  • Curious

  • Organizational Communication Skills

  • Technical skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Negotiating skills

  • Collaboration skills

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Self-motivated

  • Flexibility and adaptability

Technical Skills

  • Buying Patterns and Trends

  • Inbound Marketing

  • Develops Action Plans

  • Salesperson 

  • Ability to Build a Brand

  • Sets Realistic Expectations with Clients 

  • Agency Business

  • Business writing skills

  • Business acumen


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