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Poland Strategy, M&A
Manager
9 years experience
  • Digital Business Development
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +16
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Boston, MA, USA Strategy, M&A
Manager
6 years experience
  • Digital Business Development
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +6
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New Jersey, USA Strategy, M&A
Senior
20 years experience
  • Digital Business Development
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +5
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Munich, Germany Strategy, Investment Management
Senior
10 years experience
  • Digital Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • Business Development
  • +2
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Köln, Germany Venture Capital
Manager
5 years experience
  • Digital Business Development
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +7
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Stratford-upon-Avon, UK Strategy, M&A
Senior
20 years experience
  • Digital Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • Business Development
  • +4
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Utrecht, Netherlands Strategy, M&A
Associate
4 years experience
  • Digital Business Development
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +19
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Spain Strategy, M&A
Manager
10 years experience
  • Digital Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Digital Business Development Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of Digital Business Development talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class Digital Business Development professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Digital Business Development talent and are able to provide clients with Digital Business Development professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted Digital Business Development professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Digital Business Development consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our Digital Business Development consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Digital Business Development talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your Digital Business Development talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my Digital Business Development consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

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Everything you need to know about Digital Business Development

What is Digital Business Development?

Digital business development is the process of utilizing digital solutions for a company’s acquisition of new customers, market penetration, and customer retention. Digital business development also encompasses developing a company’s online presence and customer relationship management.

Digital Business Development as Marketing Strategy

Digital business development is the process of acquiring and maintaining a company’s customer base by leveraging digital technology. Any and all transactions that a company performs with its customers should be done digitally, including live chat support, email correspondence, video streaming, product delivery, etc. It’s not enough just to do business online, you also have to be able to convert customers into paying ones that are loyal to your brand. This entails having a concise profile on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook as well as your own website that is optimized for search engines.

Any company that offers a product or service, no matter how small, has the opportunity to use digital business development as its marketing strategy. Online retailers can leverage services such as Shopify , an online platform for selling physical and digital products directly from your website. Shopify includes an ecommerce store template that makes it easy for anyone to create a website and start offering products for sale. The platform also includes integrated marketing tools such as Facebook storefronts and Analytics.

Digital business development can change a company’s bottom line; but first you have to ensure that you have effective marketing strategies. The first step would be to review your digital footprint, and for that purpose, create an analytics program for each social media site you use. You should also acquire an understanding of search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, and social media engagement (retention).

Digital marketing fundamentals

Digital marketing is the use of technologies that improve or promote a company’s products and services. Digital marketing is built on three pillars: website optimization/customer acquisition, email marketing and SEO.

The best way to optimize your site for search engines is by creating high-quality content that will engage your audience while also providing them with enough information to learn more about you. Remember that search engines crawl the web so there are no grounds for too much redundancy. However, quality over quantity should never be underestimated as it will help you become more reputable in the eyes of your potential customers.

Email marketing is one of the most effective and efficient ways to reach your clients, especially when in conjunction with PPC advertising. It can be used to provide periodic updates on your company’s services or products, sales or promotions, and a link for client feedback.

SEO is the process of optimizing your webpage so that it appears on top of relevant Google results for specific search queries. This can be done by creating backlinks to your site from other reputable sources, optimizing your page titles and meta descriptions, creating high-quality content and writing for human readers instead of search bots. If done correctly you can appear as the first result on Google searches which should result in more traffic to your website.

The last important step in digital business development is customer retention, through customer relationship management and content marketing.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is the process of managing all customer interactions and communication with your company, regardless of the location or medium they use. CRM programs include things like email marketing, social media and live chat support that can be used to answer customer questions and gather feedback on a company’s services.

Content marketing assets are pieces of text or images that are published on your website or social media platforms that offer valuable information for your customers. Content could be used for blog posts, videos, educational images or infographics. The content should be optimized for each platform, based on the user’s behavior and preferences.

Marketing automation tools

Marketing automation tools are programs that allow you to manage email campaigns, social media content and website traffic so that your company can send relevant messages at the right time. They can be mostly divided into two categories: email marketing and social media marketing. Email marketing refers to sending automated messages such as newsletters, blog posts and invoices through email lists or through individual contacts. It’s important to note that email marketing allows you to send messages that are personalized to each individual recipient, while social media marketing offers the same messages to a group of people with different interests.

Social media marketing allows you to schedule your messages or posts to appear at the time when your audience is most active. This will help ensure that your target audience is seeing the content. Like email marketing, it can be used for social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The best-known social media management software is Hootsuite which allows you manage all of your social media profiles at one place and schedule posts.

Social media management tools offer many more services than just content scheduling or analytics. You might want to use them to schedule posts or respond to comments, which will help you manage your social media presence.

In addition to managing your blog posts and other content, some platforms will also allow you to build a brand page for your business so that you can interact with customers who are interested in the product or service you offer. One of the most popular blogging tools is WordPress which lets you manage blogs and websites without having any technical knowledge. Since it’s built on PHP, it can also be used for websites with little to no design. The latest version of WordPress has many features such as advanced management and analytics that allow you to manage your business alongside your website.

This system allows you to use a variety of plugins so that you can create more advanced blogging tools, such as image galleries, pop-up windows or slide shows. The platform is free and there are several paid upgrades available to expand its functionality even further. WordPress also offers free themes that will help you create aesthetically pleasing designs for your blog or website.

Although there are plenty of tools available to help you manage your social media profiles and blog posts, remember that it can be difficult to find the right one for your needs. The first step in choosing a social media management tool is to know what type of business you are in so that you can identify the features that will be relevant for you. Where a business lacks the capacity or know-how to do this, it is advised that a competent digital business development expert like those available on Fintalent are hired to handle this important responsibility.

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