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Business Development Certification

The Certified Business Development Expert (CBDE) designation program is a professional certification tailored to fit the schedules of busy professionals. With our 100% online learning platform and multimedia study materials; this program provides participants with our easy-to-access and revolutionary training platform. This platform includes audio interviews with industry experts, instructional videos covering the best practices, fundamentals and insights. Participants will cover five main areas: business development planning and execution; marketing and sales best practices; client pipeline management and development; authority construction and positioning; and influence and persuasion strategies.

Benefits of Becoming a Certified Business Development Expert (CBDE) :

  1. Advance your business development career by raising your level of business development knowledge and increasing your ability to work quickly and effectively. Specialized knowledge is valuable and an asset in our knowledge economy.
  2. Lifetime access to tools and multimedia training resources found online within the CBDE Certification Program.
  3. Speak the business development language – Earning the CBDE Designation assures that you can attend conferences, interviews and other networking events while being able to contribute to conversations and understand discussions about current events or trends within the industry.  Our program will help you to understand the terms and implement the tactics and tools of leading business development professionals.

Add The Certified Business Development Expert (CBDE) Program to Your Resume Immediately: As soon as you register you can list on your resume that you are a candidate within the Certified Business Development Expert (CBDE) program. Once you graduate, you can add the CBDE designation after your name, and you can add the following lines to your resume under your Education or Academics section:

  • Completed a challenging business development training and certification program that required the completion of a strategic project.
  • Obtained a _80_% on the two-hour comprehensive examination on business development, which included 80 multiple choice questions and two essay questions.

How Does This Program Work? Once you register for the CBDE program, you’ll receive a log-in and password for the online CBDE Classroom page. When you log-in, you’ll have access to the practice examination, training videos, and audio resources. After you’ve gone through the materials there and the required text book and feel ready to take the CBDE examination, you can schedule yourself for the online examination. We offer an exam on the 1st Wednesday of the new month giving you 12 opportunities to take the examination each year. Simply complete the Examination Scheduling form, send an email, or give us a call at least 2 weeks before the upcoming exam date, and we’ll get you set up for the test. After you pass the CBDE examination, you’ll be awarded the CBDE certificate and designation to use after your name or on professional resumes.

Participants of the Certified Business Development Expert (CBDE) Program include:

  • Business development professionals looking to improve their business development expertise and knowledge.
  • Students with some professional experience who are looking for continuing education opportunities.
  • Seasoned professionals looking for professional self-improvement training in business development.
  • Current business professionals looking to improve their business development knowledge and leverage the changes that business development professionals have experienced in the past 10 years.
  • Employee groups looking to enhance their business development knowledge.

Business Training Institute Course Catalog: Click here if you would like to review all of our training program options, design your Master’s Certificate, or print out and show what programs you want to complete. We encourage you to share our catalog with your boss, business partner, or team.

Master’s Certificate Credit: You can complete any five programs through our platform to earn your Master’s Certificate online. By completing any of our programs to make up your Master’s, you can customize it and make it practical to the unique career path you plan on taking to reach your goals. This program would count as one of five required programs to complete your Master’s Certificate through the Business Training Institute. To learn more please see our Master’s Certificate page for details.

Certified Business Development Expert (CBDE) Program Learning Objectives

  • How to improve your business development tactics using influence and persuasion tactics
  • How to leverage your team’s knowledge and content to attract more clients to your business each week
  • How to become an authority figure within your niche and widen the funnel of your client pipeline development efforts
  • Why following our 3-step formula will help you develop more business relationships than your competitors

Expert Audio Interviews: When you enroll in our programs you get practical phone-based audio interviews with experts in the field of study you have chosen, in this particular program you will get access to expert audio interviews with professionals such as:

Akash Karia Brian Tracy
Greta Schulz Ken Nicholas
Liza Anderson Mitchell Harris

Video Modules + Audio Interviews + Required Reading Completing the CBDE program involves self-paced studying using our library of over 50 concise video modules, executive interviews, and three required texts:

1) Marketing Gurus by Chris Murray. (ISBN-13: 978-1591841050)

2) All Marketers Are Liars by Seth Godin. (ISBN-13: 978-1591841005

3) The Marketer’s Bible by Richard C. Wilson. (ISBN-13: 978-1460945780 )

Audio Interview Sample: Download Audio Interview Sample (MP3 File)

Video Interview Sample: Download Video Module (MP4 File)

Who Offers the CBDE? Certified Business Development Expert (CBDE) Program is offered through the Business Training Institute, a certification platform that has been educating and providing executives the tools they need to succeed since 2007. Business Training Institute has trained and certified over 15,000 professionals around the world.

Instructor: Ashley Wirthlin has helped design and implement business development and marketing plans for both offline and online organizations. Ashley is the lead author and editor of one of the most cited and well respected public relations blogs on the internet. She joined the G.T.C. Institute in 2009 and has helped develop both our Public Relations Specialist (PRS) and Business Development Specialist (BDS) Programs. Ashley has recorded five interviews with business development experts and included their advice and insights within this training program. Ashley’s background is in public relations, event management, and marketing with a degree in Marketing and Management Administration from the University of Portland.

Satisfaction Guarantee: We are so confident that you will greatly benefit from our career coaching, practical training modules, and resume improvement from completing our programs that we offer a 100% money back refund policy. If you change your mind about completing our programs for any reason at all within the first 7 weeks after registering just email us and you will get your full money back in 1 business day. Give us a test drive by registering today and you will see why over 15,000 participants like you have completed our training programs.

How to Get Started: Register for the Certified Business Development Expert now by completing the application below, or by filling in our Payment Options Form. You can also contact an enrollment advisor Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) at (305) 503-9050.

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