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Forbes Business Development Council Is An Invitation-Only Organization For Senior-Level Sales And Business Development Executives.

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Why Join Forbes Business Development Council?

Members are respected leaders who are selected for the council based on the depth and diversity of experience in the business development space.


Members of our elite business communities receive three pillars of value: connections, visibility, and growth.

Why Join?

Members of our elite business communities receive three pillars of value: connections, visibility, and growth.



Connections are the heart of business success. In Forbes Business Council, you’ll quickly meet the right people and start building meaningful connections.

Our powerful, people-first approach ensures that every time you log in to the community, you’ll find interesting people discussing topics you care about.

You can continue the conversation by making a post, visiting an interactive Group, following a member, or connecting via direct message.



Our members elevate their reputation with a professional profile and an assortment of badging options that increase online visibility.

They have the exclusive ability to publish their expert insights on Working with skilled editors, members participate in expert panels and write bylined articles to enhance their reputation as thought leaders.



Members help one another grow personally and professionally through posts, interactive Groups, direct connections, and virtual events.

Topics you care about will be displayed on your customized home feed, so you can see:

  • which topics are hot
  • who's in the community
  • conversations based on your interests and location

By sharing topics you care about, you’ll build relationships that spark growth and get a true sense of community.

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Joe Brocato

"Forbes Councils is a great platform. I love sharing my ideas with people, so I thought this would be a good opportunity. I think the experience has been great so far."

Joe Brocato


Gozdecki, Del Giudice,Americus, Farkas & Brocato

Don Markland

"My Accountability Now business would not be in place if it wasn't for Forbes Councils."

Don Markland


Accountability Now

Jen Spencer

"I really see our partnership with Forbes Councils as part of our third-party validation efforts. There’s power in having your advice and guidance published somewhere else other than your own domain."

Jen Spencer

VP of Sales and Marketing

SmartBug Media

John Moore

"I joined Forbes Councils in large part because I think it's such a special platform and a great opportunity to engage with a large community of people."

John Moore

VP of Revenue Enablement


Lydia Vargo

"The wonderful thing about Forbes Councils is that it’s very vetted. These are like-minded people and we’re all eager to share, but we’re also really eager to learn."

Lydia Vargo

VP of Global Strategic Accounts


What are the Eligibility Requirements?

Membership in Forbes Business Development Council is invitation-only. Qualified candidates interested in joining must meet the following minimum criteria:


You must be a senior-level sales or business development executive.



Your company must generate a minimum of $1M USD in annual revenue.