Business Development Specialist

20 Best Business Development Specialist

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Jody Taylor

Bali, Indonesia

Business Operations | Seasoned C-Level Exec.

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Ali Raza Saleem

Lahore, Pakistan

Expert Laravel Developer for Enterprise Solutions

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christian john


🚀 Fullstack Engineer | Web & Mobile Apps Expert

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Cheisene Rhyl Bisnar


Customer Support Specialist

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Naman Pandey


UI/UX Design | Ecommerce development | Branding

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Kelvin F


Creating solutions that actually work

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Rachel Von Breciño


Detail-oriented data entry specialist

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Mauricio Gonzalez


Web Designer & SaaS B2B Marketing Engineer

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samuel odeh


Crafting Digital Solutions with Passion

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Dexterous Booster


Squarespace Specialist & Digital Marketer ✨

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Ryan Tamulevicz

Melbourne, United States

Software Engineer | Quality & Speed 💻

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Renan Dennyel


IT Specialist, DevOps Engineer. Passionate coder ✨

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Gaurav Bhatia

Chandigarh, India

Experienced Web Developer for Hire

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Kaitlin Strand

Minneapolis, United States

Operations Leader

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Kanchan Ghosh

Leeds, United Kingdom

Social Media Marketer and Customer Champion

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Eric Osaigbovo


Experienced Webflow Developer for Hire

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Sibulele Saba

South Africa

Develop professional and functional systems.

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Zakria Asim

Lahore, Pakistan

UI Web Design Specialist & Webflow Developer

Common projects for Business Development Specialists

Developing and implementing growth strategies.

Improving existing marketing and sales strategies.

Identifying and pursuing new business opportunities.

Conducting competitive analysis and market research.

Building and maintaining relationships with partners and stakeholders.

Creating business plans or proposals.

Tips for working with and hiring Business Development Specialists

Define your business goals

Be clear about your business goals and objectives. A business development specialist can help you achieve these goals, but they need to understand what they are first.

Check their expertise

Business development encompasses a broad range of skills. Make sure the freelancer you hire has experience in the specific area you need help with, whether that's sales, marketing, partnerships, or something else.

Establish clear communication

Regular updates and open dialogue are important for a successful project. Make sure you communicate your expectations clearly and provide feedback through Contra's platform.

Look at past results

When hiring a business development specialist, past results are a good indicator of future performance. Look at the freelancer's track record and the results they've achieved for other clients.

How to hire Business Development Specialists

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, have a clear understanding of what you need from a Business Development Specialist. This could include growth strategies, marketing improvements, or new business opportunities.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right freelancers. Include information about your business, the scope of the job, the skills required, and the project timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications you receive and shortlist freelancers based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Look at their past projects and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted freelancers. Ask questions about their experience, approach to business development, and how they handle changing market conditions. Also, discuss your project specifics and expectations.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right freelancer, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Business Development Specialists

1. Can you give an example of a growth strategy you developed and implemented in the past?

2. How do you approach identifying new business opportunities?

3. Can you describe a time when you had to adjust a strategy based on market changes or feedback?

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Frequently asked

A freelance Business Development Specialist is a professional who helps businesses identify growth opportunities and implement strategies to take advantage of them. This could involve improving marketing and sales strategies, pursuing partnerships, conducting market research, or a range of other activities.

A freelance Business Development Specialist is a professional who helps businesses identify growth opportunities and implement strategies to take advantage of them. This could involve improving marketing and sales strategies, pursuing partnerships, conducting market research, or a range of other activities.

Hiring a Business Development Specialist on Contra gives you access to top freelance talent without the hassle of middlemen or commissions. You can review their profile, collaborate efficiently, and handle contracts and payments all in one place.

Business Development Specialists may use a range of tools depending on the specific tasks they are working on. This could include CRM software, data analysis tools, project management apps, or communication platforms. The specific tools they use can often be found in their Contra profile.

To hire a Business Development Specialist on Contra, you can post a job with your project details and requirements. Business Development Specialists who match your needs can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of Business Development Specialists and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Any project that involves identifying and pursuing growth opportunities for a business could benefit from the skills of a Business Development Specialist. This could include improving marketing and sales strategies, pursuing new business partnerships, conducting market research, and more.

The cost of hiring a Business Development Specialist on Contra can vary based on the freelancer's experience and the scope of the project. On average, Business Development Specialists on Contra charge between $18 and $40 per hour.

Freelance Business Development Specialists are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

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