The Top Four Reasons Sales People Quit (and How to Keep Them)

If you’re responsible for managing a sales team, it’s likely you’ve seen your sales associates come and go. However, have you ever wondered if you could possibly do things differently in order to decrease a rapid rate of turnover and keep a strong sales team in place? Here are the top four reasons your sales people are most likely to … Read More

Words of Wisdom from Expert Kim Richmond

Kim Richmond

In May, BDU’s CEO Lisa Peskin had the opportunity to once again join a panel of “sharks” for “Sales Shark Tank,” a presentation for Kim Richmond’s Personal Selling course at Rutgers University in Camden. During the “Sales Shark Tank,” teams of students from Richmond’s class practiced demonstrating their sales skills by presenting various products they’ve created to the panel of … Read More

Four Steps to Making Time for Rainmaking


“If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.” Those words of wisdom from Ben Franklin were a focal point of BDU’s CLE workshop, Making Time for Rainmaking. BDU’s Beth Rosenfeld and Heather Herrington recently held several interactive sessions on this valuable topic. The 90-minute sessions focused on developing individual plans for carving out time for business development and marketing, … Read More

Three Secrets of Sales Success

Do you want to know the three secrets of sales success? BDU’s CEO Lisa Peskin uncovers these “expert secrets” in this short, informative video by ASI. (Read their full post at Want to learn more from Lisa? Join her at the next ASI show in Chicago!

Overcome Objections and Close More Sales Now

Objections can come at any time throughout the sales cycle. You may be presented with one when you first reach out to schedule an appointment with a prospective client. Another objection may come after you’ve presented solutions and are ready to go for the close. It’s important to know how to: Anticipate objections Handle objections once they arise Use different techniques … Read More

Five Secrets of Successful Sales Leaders

As a sales manager or leader, you have a one-line job description: to make your sales team as successful as possible. In order to be a great leader, you first need to build trust within your team. Then, you’ll need to figure out what needs to be done to maximize everyone’s performance and potential. There are five key fundamentals that … Read More

The Top 4 Tips for Overcoming Objections

It can happen at various points throughout the sales process:  you’ll be presented with some sort of an objection. How do you confidently handle objections and navigate pushback from your prospective clients in order to land the sale or opportunity? This is a topic that Lisa Peskin, CEO of Business Development University, certainly knows plenty about, and she recently spoke … Read More

Heather Herrington, Esq. Joins the BDU Team

Business Development University (BDU) is pleased to announce the addition of Heather Herrington, Esq. to the BDU team as a Professional Services Coach and Trainer. Prior to working at BDU, Herrington was a practicing attorney for 12 years. She’s an avid networker and connector who has held leadership roles on the boards of both industry and non-industry organizations. Throughout her … Read More

The Six Questions You Need To Ask Yourself This Month

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December is a great time to reflect on your past year and plan for success in the year ahead. At BDU, we take a “triage approach” to business development. This process helps individuals and companies determine the three areas that, if approved upon, will have the biggest impact on performance. Here are six questions to ask yourself to help you find your “triage … Read More