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Forbes Business Development Council


About Forbes Business Development Council

Forbes Business Development Council is an invitation-only membership community for senior-level sales and business development executives.

Forbes Business Development Council is a fee-based membership organization with approximately 100 to 2,500 members. Its members and headquarters are distributed throughout the world, as it is a fully remote organization.

Forbes Business Development Council, sometimes referred to as Forbes Biz Dev Council is part of a broader collective of membership organizations called Forbes Councils

Forbes Business Development Council offers publishing privileges to its members. These privileges include featured mentions in business development-focused articles, as well as full bylined articles written by its members in their area of business development and sales expertise. 

This organization offers networking opportunities via regular virtual events, and private community groups accessible through its member portal website and mobile app. 

In order to be eligible for Forbes Business Development Council, you must be a senior-level business development or sales executive, and your company must generate a minimum of $1,000,000 in annual revenue.

In order to be considered for Forbes Business Development Council, qualified candidates must either apply for consideration, or be referred by existing members. Meeting the minimum requirements alone does not guarantee an invitation to join the organization. Qualified applicants will be screened by a selection committee. If approved, applicants will receive an invitation to join Forbes Business Development Council. 

An annual fee in the range of $2,500 to $5,000 will be due at the time of joining the organization. 

The organization’s members work at an array of prominent companies, most notably: Microsoft, Zendesk, Verizon, Accenture, hp, and Dell Technologies.

Notable Member Companies

Members of Forbes Business Development Council belong to some of these companies.

Forbes Business Development Council Facts

Year Founded


Member Count

2,500 - 5,000

HQ Location


Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees

$2,500 - $5,000

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