“People who have no emotional stake in a decision can see what needs to be done sooner.” 

Andy Grove

Explore. Plan. Engage.

Our personal approach to business development strategy

It’s not what we do that is different from most other business development professionals. Instead it’s how we do it. We take the road trip with you.

At Listen Up you have access to a very personal support team with a hands-on working style. It ensures full accountability from the whole team and drives us all to achieving your success.

Our journey together involves digging deep to figure out where you are and where you want to be. We assess what you need in your particular circumstances. We work closely with you via regular meetings and discussions. We listen to the challenges along the way and adjust strategies according to your results. We can guarantee that you will reach your goals because we work together to achieve them.

Business Diagnostics

In the EXPLORE phase we diagnose the problem.

In the diagnostic process – we listen to your challenges and examine your business structure, human resources, skills capacity, information technology, operations, administration, finance, research & development, customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing and sales.

We work together with you to identify the gaps and recommend realistic solutions to address them.

The outcome for you:

  • Growth and innovation that will help you break through to the next level.
  • Tailored to suit your particular pace and available resources.
  • Strategies that are realistic and achievable.

Business Development Processes and Procedures

PLAN your blueprint for growth.

The process is benchmarked against best practices for building the foundations you need and ensuring long-term sustainability.

We integrate measures for financial management, risk management, staff training and performance, client retention, brand management and, yes, marketing and sales planning.

The outcome for you:

  • A manageable process of intervention and improvement that is goal-directed and measurable.
  • The peace of mind of knowing what to do and how to get to the finish line.


Business Development Implementation

Applying the principles of ENGAGE.

We can either ensure that you have everything you need to handle the processes and procedures on your own. Or we can run the implementation phase for you. Typically during this phase we will hold regular meetings, evaluate progress together, advise on issues as they arise, and make joint decisions about how to handle challenges.

The outcome for you:

  • You don’t have to do it alone. Not until you are ready.
  • You will have an accountable team partnering with you – we are as invested as you are in the sustainability, growth and success of your business.


Contact us now for a free one-hour consultation