Host said: How did you get your start doing business development consultant work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?
Do you need a particular educational background?
My MBA, in Business Management is of course helpful for doors to open. It is my reputation that continually places my expertise in demand and that I am sought after by Fortune 1000 companies.
From the very start, my goals were to learn as much as I could of every aspect in running & operating a successful business. While I was attending college, I was recruited by an airline of which over 50% of the employees came after I began work there. My interest and participation beyond my job responsibilities (such as re-writing my departments procedures on my own time) brought about changes that were noticed by my department manager and later adopted by other airlines. As I was recognized, I was promoted and job offers of alike were offered to me at other companies.
Start with a company that is growing. This will give you the opportunity to diversify within the company & explore your career interests allowing you to "wear a lot of different hats" within a company. Larger companies & publicly held companies are structured, usually limiting the employee to one job in one department only.
I opened a business of my own providing a service & product that I believed in. It was a success, allowing me to "retire" at a very early age. After my family had grown & left home, I returned to the work force as a consultant.