Business Development Planning
Consistency in your business development strategy and planning will help your business grow. If you jump in without setting this foundation, you could end up wasting time, effort, resources and even damaging your reputation.
• Business Objectives
• Market Overview
• Competitor Analysis
• Sales Strategy
• Key resources and expertise
• Client Mapping
• Action Planning
The skill sets Sarah and Yekemi are talented at will certainly help you do this
I have known Sarah and Yekemi for a long time. For any young business and its team, spending time doing all the things that are required to make it work is difficult. While you are likely desperate to develop your technology you have to build a strong network and market your product to the right people. The skill sets Sarah and Yekemi are talented at will certainly help you do this.
The support has been invaluable during a period of significant change
Sarah & Yekemi have worked extensively with Interdive Services Ltd for over a year, across a wide range of consulting assignments. Following a recommendation, I initially engaged with Sarah for support with business development strategy and overall business focus. They then went on to help with the internal business processes (including triple ISO certification and CRM), client engagement, identifying and engaging with commercial partners and supply chain, market research, assistance with full re-brand, marketing and web development, office relocation and potential government funding. The support has been invaluable during a period of significant change and growth within the business. I fully recommend and endorse their excellent interpersonal skills, breadth of knowledge of the industry and commercial approach.
Their approach to extracting key messages and identifying what is important is impressive
I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop with Yekemi and Sarah at Doqaru. Their approach to extracting key messages and identifying what is important is impressive. We’re currently translating these messages to our new website build. I have to say that the way our brand and value proposition is presented to each type of customer we serve is very clever.
She has an innate understanding of what you as the client needs
Sarah is one of the best business development and relationship building individuals I have ever come across. She has an innate understanding of what you as the client needs, but, just as importantly, she knows how best to engage with potential opportunities on your behalf. She accompanies you alongside initial conversations with new connections, ensuring that it is a positive experience for both sides. I found her nuanced and intelligent in the best way to build a rapport with new contacts and she is an asset to any business looking to expand its client base in a highly effective manner.
I was impressed with Yekemi’s natural talent for homing in on key areas of interest
Having engaged with Doqaru to assist Nimbus Blue with various tasks in relation to business strategy I can highly recommend them. Sarah is highly professional, personable and has a very keen eye for business improvement and development. Yekemi has worked with me to identify and develop online content. This is certainly a weak area for me and I was impressed with Yekemi’s natural talent for homing in on key areas of interest and finding the angles that will chime with the intended audience.
She is an excellent relationship builder with a very pragmatic approach
ATAM Group was recommend to Sarah by a client and therefore we took the recommendation very serious. After engaging Sarah to support our ongoing BD campaigns we found she is a tremendous asset to the team. Either through her personal experience, or the experience she can bring through her extensive professional network, Sarah has assisted in educating and motivating our growing team to develop new skills relevant for bringing our new technologies and services to the market. She is an excellent relationship builder with a very pragmatic approach to business improvement.
She effortlessly provided direction and constructive feedback
We appointed Sarah to assist us in increasing our awareness to other organisations within the oil and gas industry, with a view to elevating our exposure and the services we provided. Sarah was extremely approachable and immediately demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of what our needs were as a business. She effortlessly provided direction and constructive feedback as to how we could progress effectively. Her broad network and the ability to make the right introductions benefitted our cause. Her willingness to help only adds to the impressive service that she provides.
I would recommend Sarah to anyone with a company of any size
I would call Sarah an incredible BD resource to Blaze. Sarah’s ability to swiftly cut through to our needs and to see opportunities for Blaze within her network of contacts meant we went from a standing start right into the heart of a new sector with one email. Diversification has been very important to Blaze and just a conversation with Sarah enabled her to understand where we stood in the market and what sectors were possible for our entry. We then followed this with a full diversification session. I would recommend Sarah to anyone with a company of any size looking to diversity, she has worked very hard to create her network and is well respected at every level.
I would recommend her to any organisation that wishes to connect better with its existing or potential clients
Yekemi is an experienced marketing communication consultant who combines her practical petroleum engineering and marketing experience to help companies pitch their technical products more effectively to new customers. Engaging her as a marketing communication consultant for our engineering application was an easy-to-make decision as she has an impressive understanding of the psychology of our target market regarding their expectations from technical products like our engineering software. The quality of her work, attention to details and passion for excellence is remarkable. I would recommend her to any organisation that wishes to connect better with its existing or potential clients.