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The Top 5 Ways PipelinePlus Elevates the Mundane Business of Business Development
By The Ackert Team on October 25, 2021

Let’s face it, the mundane business of keeping on top of business development can be tedious. And, the business of keeping on top of busy seller-doers, who would much rather be doing...

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Internal vs. External Business Development Training: What can we take on? What should we outsource?
By The Ackert Team on October 18, 2021

In our 2021 State of Business Development Coaching and Training at Law Firms, we learned that, on average, firms invest 5% of their marketing budgets in coaching, and 79% of firms have...

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Pro Tips for Managing Professional Services Opportunity Pipelines
By The Ackert Team on October 5, 2021

Professional services leaders are first and foremost concerned with keeping their existing client base happy, but they’re also responsible for growing their firms. Busy seller-doers...

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Death of a Sales Pitch
By David Ackert on February 18, 2020

  I've never much cared for rejection, yet I find myself on both ends of it every day. As a business developer, I am constantly reaching out to prospects and clients with the intention...

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The One Business Development Result You Can Always Count On
By David Ackert on January 17, 2020

  It is often said that the only things you can truly count on are death and taxes, but when it comes to business development, there is another surety.

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Which Comes First, Success or Fulfillment?
By David Ackert on September 4, 2019

  Most of us have it backwards. We tell ourselves some version of this story: “Once I make enough money or find that perfect mate or land that big client, I’ll be happy.” We believe...

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You Look Too Young to Be a Rainmaker
By David Ackert on July 9, 2019

As you claw your way up the firm ladder, you will encounter numerous obstacles. Some are internal: partners who steal your originations or firm rhetoric that demands you develop business...

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3 Reasons Why Charity Is Good for You
By David Ackert on May 30, 2018

There is ongoing debate over whether it is appropriate to mix business with one's personal interests (e.g., is it okay to "friend" your referral sources on Facebook?). But there's no...

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Ask for What You Want
By David Ackert on March 14, 2018

I know, it would be so much easier if people just gave us what we wanted without having to be asked. Clients would refer their colleagues, referral sources would introduce us to all of...

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Are You Positioned for Failure?
By David Ackert on February 28, 2018

There is a common theme among many of the clients my team and I have been coaching lately: failing to measure up to unrealistic expectations.

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