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SMALL BUSINESS SPECIALIST, IN-DEPTH: Every Business Owner Has a Story to Tell

About this video 

Vinni is a Small Business Specialist working for US Bank. Vinni loves the people he meets and loves that aspect about his job. Vinni talks to us about what he likes and dislikes about his job, key career decisions he made, work life balance and the competitiveness of getting a job in his industry.

Job Title: Small Business Specialist
Employer: US Bank

Job Summary: Business Development

Job Description

Business development is a combination of networking, strategic analysis, marketing, and sales. Business development professionals can be involved in everything from the development of their employers' products and services, to the creation of marketing strategies, to the generation of sales leads, to negotiating and closing deals.

On-the-Job Training

No

Additional Info

There are business development jobs in all industries - from tech startups to huge international corporations. Sometimes they are considered as business-to-business sales.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the American Society for Training and Development or the International Society for Performance Improvement.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$50,000 - $150,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Travel, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Networking, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Teamwork, Leadership ability, Mathematical skills, Organizational skills, Problem solving skills
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