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Don’t You Forget About Me: 5 Ways to Stay Top-of-Mind

Hi there. Remember me? If not, it’s not your fault. It’s my job to find creative ways to stay relevant and top-of-mind so that, when you come across an appropriate opportunity for business development expertise, you don't forget about me.


Podcast: "Using Competitive Intelligence to Drive Change" featuring Marcie Borgal Shunk

Join David Ackert as he interviews Marcie Borgal Shunk, President and Founder of the Tilt Institute on this episode of the Market Leaders Podcast.


Keep Your Enemies Closer

Anyone who takes business development seriously has a list of names. Perhaps it consists of referral sources, key clients, prospects, or a combination of the three. It lives on a legal pad in your briefcase or on your Practice Pipeline dashboard....


What Is Your Top Competitor Teaching You?

In moments of overconfidence, we like to tell ourselves that we've cornered our niche, that we don't really have any competitors who do exactly what we do, and that we're well on our way to dominating our market.


Are You a Bargain?

The other day I was having breakfast with a friend whose firm had just hired one of my competitors to deliver a business development training program. I asked him what his firm had paid for the program. It was five times more than I charge. I was...


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