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Business Development Specialists

Business Management Consultant in Sedona
Open today until 5:00 PM
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OUR PHILOSOPHY: While many companies operate without formal planning, BDS believes 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: ...

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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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FREE TOOLS YOU CAN USE from Business Development Specialists. The strength of the local market affects how many customers you will serve and the prices that you can charge. Our guidebooks will help you analyze your market so that you can gauge the potential of your existing or proposed operation ...

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FREE CONSULTATION AND MARKETING EVALUATION. To be successful in today’s environment, you should utilize all options to distinguish your business from the competition and monopolize your marketplace.

A combination of strategic advertising, email marketing, social media, and word-of mouth buzz ca...

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STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS TAKES MONEY. If you need to approach a lender or an outside investor, you should know now that they will expect to see a business plan.
A business plan that includes a detailed financial plan. If you need a winning business plan, Business Development Specialists can w...

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DO YOU THINK YOUR BUSINESS WON'T GROW UNLESS YOU DO A LOT OF EXPENSIVE ADVERTISING? Well, you are wrong. Advertising certainly helps, but "smart" marketing goes beyond advertising in a way that minimizes advertising costs. In fact, many of Business Development Specialists' clients have built v...

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS -BUSINESS GROWTH EXPERTS If you are just starting your business or you have a business that you want to take to the next level. Let Our Experienced Consultants Help Your Business. Contact us now for A Free Consultation and Business Evaluation!

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ARE YOU USING EMAIL MARKETING TO BUILD YOU BUSINESS? If not, you are failing to use one of the most effective and direct ways of reaching your customers and potential customers. Business Development Specialists can help you use this tool to grow your business by developing your current customer...

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FREE CONSULTATION AND EVALUATION. To be successful in today’s environment, you must distinguish your business from the competition and monopolize your marketplace.

This situation creates a huge advantage for those who know how to innovate their companies and integrate "smart" marketing througho...

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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-one 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 13 consecutive years 2007 - 2020.

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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  • (928) 235-2189


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176 Paramount Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336
United States

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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