Forbes Business Development Council is an invitation-only organization for senior-level sales and business development executives.
Enjoy these exclusive member benefits...
Get published on Forbes.com
Members are selected for the Council based on their depth and diversity of experience, then invited to share their insights via CommunityVoice on Forbes.com. Write business articles or submit brief industry-related tips when you’re short on time. Our in-house editorial team will guide you through a professional editing process to ensure your content meets the Forbes.com criteria and is primed for audience engagement.
Insights and advice from peers in your industry
Get peer insights and advice anytime through our online support forums and member-led webinars. Connect with your peers to share expertise, learn from each other and solve business challenges in a private setting. You can also explore our library of webinars to further your professional development.
Prestige of association with the Forbes brand
After you join, our concierge team will provide web badges, decals, press release templates and blog posts that you can use to share your affiliation with the community at your location, on social media, and in your newsletters and websites. You can use these materials to build credibility with potential customers, hires, partners and investors.
Personal service from our concierge team
At the core of everything we do is our member concierge team. Our team is committed to connecting you to the right people and resources at the right time — which is why you should consider them an extension of your own team.
Access to volume discounts and members-only rates
Through our marketplace, you can access volume discounts and members-only rates from pre-qualified service providers in nearly every industry (including travel, credit card processing, back-office services, PEOs, financing, accounting, marketing solutions and many others). Our member concierge team can connect you to the right services for your needs.
Access to your benefits, anytime, anywhere
Members-only web and mobile dashboards help you stay connected to the community and our team. Request introductions to fellow members and enjoy on-demand access to your member benefits anytime, anywhere. You can even live chat with our concierge team right from the dashboard.
Forbes Business Development Council is a highly selective, quality-over-quantity organization.
Before we can connect you with a member of our team to further discuss Forbes Business Development Council, we must verify that you are a senior-level sales or business development executive at a company that meets the following minimum criteria:
- generates a minimum of $1M in revenue, or...
- has a minimum of $1M in financing
- and, your business has an office or headquarters located in North America.