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Business Development Specialists

Business Management Consultant in Sedona
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THE THIRD IN A SERIES: QUALITIES OF A PERFECT SMALL BUSINESS. The business is based on human needs rather than wants. If your small business fits this description, you will have a much more stable, recession proof business. Do you supply a product or service (food products or plumbing service, f...

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THE SECOND IN A SERIES: QUALITIES OF A PERFECT SMALL BUSINESS. Your business should not require a lot of inventory. Know this equation: Inventory = Overhead = Expense. Find a business model that does not require a lot of inventory or find ways to reduce inventory costs. An example of that could ...

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Business Development Specialists Best of Sedona Award

SEDONA August 5, 2021 -- The Sedona Business Hall of Fame

Business Development Specialists is among a very small group of companies that have won the Best of Sedona Award for fourteen consecutive years. This distinction has qualified Busine...

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THE FIRST IN A SERIES: QUALITIES OF A PERFECT SMALL BUSINESS. Your business should be different than the competition. What can you do to set your business apart from other similar businesses in your area or field? Can you offer choices that make your customers choose you? A retailer, for example...

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You might ask “What is Business Development”? Business Development can be summarized as the ideas, initiatives, and activities that help make a business better. This includes increasing revenues, growth in terms of business expansion, increasing profitability by building strategic relationships ...

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FREE OFFER! BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS is offering a free copy of our e-booklet, B.A.D. Business. Learn how to Breakthrough and Dominate the marketplace. Successful companies must be willing to Breakthrough and Dominate, to be different, to be innovative. Difference comes from the way ...

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS ARE MARKETING EXPERTS. Is there a difference between a marketing plan and a business plan? The short answer, Yes

It is all a question of focus. The business plan takes as both its starting point and its objective the business itself. But the marketing plan focuse...

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OUR PHILOSOPHY: While many companies operate without formal planning, we believe proper planning is the key to optimum success. Our services are available to large and small companies; start-ups and established businesses in virtually every class of trade and channel of distribution including: go...

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS has been awarded the Best of Sedona Award for an unprecedented thirteen consecutive years. This distinction qualifies BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS for the 2020 Sedona Business Hall of Fame.

Each year, the Sedona Award Program identifies companies that we beli...

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About Us

Business Development Specialists is a network of independent business growth experts.   We provide business growth strategies, business development, economic development, marketing, sales management, public relations, and product development services to start-ups and existing businesses of all types.

The company was founded by Bill Ellis, a thirty-two year resident of Sedona, AZ, who serves as Senior Business Growth Consultant and Project Manager. 

Previously, Bill served as President of Nutri Science, Inc.; Vice President of Business Development for General Nutrition Corporation and Brookstone, both leading specialty retailers; Executive Vice President of HealthFirst Corporation; Corporate Vice President of Marketing for Naturade Products and Weider Health and Fitness; and Division Manager for Avon Products.  Bill has also served as an Honorary Co-Chairman of the Congressional National Business Advisory Council.

Whether starting a business or growing a business.  Start with us. Our award- winning firm has been named as “Sedona’s Best Management Consultants” for 14 consecutive years 2007 - 2021.

Our associates provide a variety of services for domestic and international businesses.  Our services include:  

Business Development and Growth

Business Development Services are designed to establish and/or transform a company’s products or services in a given market. The goal is rapid and profitable growth.


Great products and services should be supported by a comprehensive marketing plan.  We provide a multi-pronged approach to marketing.  Our services include marketing management, market research, advertising, online marketing, public relations and sales promotion.  

Sales Development/Management

Whether you need to build and train an in-house sales staff or recruit and manage an independent sales group, we provide solutions.  We have broad experience in domestic and international markets. 

Strategic Planning

We develop business strategies that are designed to build a better business. Our goal is to position your company as the obvious choice for your target customers.

Tourism and Retail Development

We develop successful strategies to expand sales to residents and visitors.  Our industry focus includes bed and breakfasts, retailers, hotels, and restaurants.

Through commitment, experience, and expertise, Business Development Specialists has established strong, long-lasting business relationships with our clients and customers. Contact us now, to arrange for a confidential, no obligation, consultation.

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176 Paramount Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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