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How to write your Business Development Proposal

We include this 30 page layout with every Proposal Pack. If you want this template to have a different visual design theme than the one illustrated here, purchase any Proposal Pack design and create this template using the purchased design theme. If you get a Proposal Pack or the Professional Bundle, you can also make any variation of this template with different chapters to suit your needs.

We typically include more chapters in the templates than most people will need to give everyone more variety in the chapters they may need. You can trim down a long template by removing pages you do not need or combining multiple chapter topics into one page.

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This set of templates was selected by a company putting together a business development strategy proposal. This is similar to a business plan charting a future direction for the company, just without all of the extra financial chapters. This could also be expanded into a complete business plan by adding such chapters from the library.

You can also create countless variations of this document to suit your needs using the included library of 2200+ chapters if ordering a Proposal Pack or Pro Bundle.
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Crafting a Business Development Proposal with Proposal Kit

In today's competitive business landscape, developing a robust business development strategy is crucial. A company's growth and expansion depend on its ability to chart a future direction. This is where a business development proposal plays a pivotal role. Similar to a business plan but sans the extensive financial chapters, such proposals can be crucial stepping stones for companies. We'll cover how to write a compelling business development proposal using Proposal Kit's template library and Wizard software program.

The Best Way to Write a Business Development Proposal

For someone new to proposal writing, the process might seem daunting. However, Proposal Kit simplifies this task. The first step involves selecting appropriate templates from the library. These templates are designed to cover various aspects of a proposal, making the process user-friendly. The Wizard software aids in assembling these templates into a structured document.

An integral part of a business proposal is the financial aspect, such as cost summaries, quotes, estimates, and budgets. Proposal Kit's system includes a line item quoting database, making it easier to integrate these financial elements into your proposal.

Types of Projects for Business Development Proposals

Business development proposals can span a wide range of projects. Some examples include:

  • Launching a new product or service.
  • Expanding into new markets.
  • Developing strategic partnerships.
  • Implementing new technology solutions.
  • Corporate restructuring for efficiency.
  • Acquiring new clients or customer segments.
  • Enhancing corporate branding and marketing strategies.
  • Research and development initiatives.
  • Employee training and development programs.
  • Implementing sustainability and CSR initiatives.


Think about your current business challenges. Do you see a need for a structured approach to grow and develop your business?

How Proposal Kit Templates Facilitate Proposal Writing

The Proposal Kit offers thousands of chapter templates, making it versatile for various needs. Some key templates that are particularly useful for this type of proposal include:

Executive Summary

The Executive Summary is the gateway to your proposal. It succinctly presents the core of your proposal, highlighting the main objectives, strategies, and expected outcomes. This section is crucial as it sets the tone and provides a snapshot of what's to follow, making it critical for capturing the reader's interest.

Cost Summary

In the Cost Summary, you detail all financial aspects of the project. This includes a breakdown of costs such as materials, labor, and overheads, as well as a projection of the required budget. Transparency and accuracy in this section are vital to build trust and convey financial prudence.

SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis is a strategic planning tool used to identify the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats related to your project. Strengths and weaknesses are internal factors, while opportunities and threats are external. This analysis is essential for understanding the project's potential and risks.


This section is dedicated to identifying and elaborating on potential areas for growth or improvement that the proposal will address. It's about recognizing market gaps, emerging trends, and unexplored avenues that the project can capitalize on.

Competitive Analysis

Competitive Analysis involves assessing your competitors and understanding your strategic position relative to them. It includes analyzing competitors' strengths, weaknesses, market share, and strategies. This insight is crucial for developing strategies to outperform rivals.

Growth Areas

Growth Areas focus on potential sectors or aspects of the business that can be developed or expanded. This could include new product lines, market expansion, diversification, or technology upgrades. Identifying these areas is key to long-term sustainability and success.

Action Plan

The Action Plan outlines the specific steps needed to implement the proposal. This includes timelines, milestones, responsibilities, resources needed, and contingencies. A well-structured action plan is essential for efficient project execution.


This section defines the overarching strategy to achieve the objectives set out in the proposal. It involves outlining the approach to market penetration, resource allocation, branding, and operational changes. The strategy should align with the company's overall vision and mission.

Project Management

Project Management involves planning, organizing, and overseeing the project's execution. This section should detail the project's lifecycle, from initiation to completion, including project governance, team roles, and management tools to be used.

Cost/Benefit Analysis

Cost/Benefit Analysis evaluates the financial feasibility of the proposal by weighing the expected benefits against the costs. This analysis helps in determining whether the project is economically viable and aids in making informed investment decisions.

Company Operations

This part discusses how the project will integrate with or affect current operations. It examines the project's impact on existing workflows, resources, staff, and overall business processes, ensuring that the integration is smooth and enhances operational efficiency.

Strategic Position

Strategic Position defines the company's stance in the market in relation to the project. It involves understanding how the project aligns with the company's broader goals, how it positions the company in the market, and how it influences the company's competitive advantage.

Together, these elements form a comprehensive and coherent structure for a business development proposal. Each section plays a crucial role in presenting a well-rounded, persuasive, and practical blueprint for business growth and development.

These templates are just a small selection from the thousands available in the Proposal Kit library, allowing for a high degree of customization.

Success Stories with Proposal Kit

Ethan's Construction Breakthrough

Ethan, who owned a construction firm, found himself at a critical juncture. The opportunity to bid on a large-scale municipal project presented itself, a project that could significantly elevate his company's status and revenue. However, the complexity of the proposal process was daunting.

Ethan turned to Proposal Kit, which proved to be a game-changer. He used its templates to structure his proposal, ensuring all necessary aspects were covered. The Cost Summary template helped him present a detailed and transparent budget, assuring the project's financial feasibility. The SWOT Analysis allowed Ethan to strategically highlight his firm's strengths, particularly their innovative construction techniques and strong safety record, while addressing potential challenges head-on.

His Executive Summary was concise yet powerful, capturing the essence of his company's capability to handle such a significant project. The Project Management section demonstrated a clear, step-by-step plan for project execution, showcasing his team's expertise and preparedness.

Ethan's proposal, enhanced by the clarity and professionalism that Proposal Kit provided, stood out among competitors. His firm was awarded the project, marking a significant milestone in its growth trajectory.

Sophia's AI-Driven Proposal

Sophia, a developer in a tech company, faced a challenging task. Her company sought to enhance their flagship SAAS product with advanced AI features, aiming to outshine competitors. The catch? The proposal had to be ready within a stringent deadline for the upcoming board meeting.

Using Proposal Kit, Sophia efficiently organized her ideas and data. The Strategy section outlined how integrating AI would significantly improve user experience and data analysis capabilities. Her Competitive Analysis was thorough, illustrating how this enhancement would position the product ahead of market rivals.

The Cost/Benefit Analysis she included was particularly persuasive, demonstrating the long-term benefits against the initial investment in AI technology. The Action Plan section laid out a clear roadmap for the development and implementation phases, assuring her superiors of her plan's feasibility and timelines.

Sophia's proposal, thanks to the comprehensive and structured approach facilitated by Proposal Kit, was not only completed on time but also received acclaim from her superiors for its thoroughness and visionary outlook. The project was greenlit, setting the stage for a transformative upgrade to their SAAS product.

Liam's Humanitarian Mission

Liam, a dedicated volunteer at an international non-profit, faced a significant challenge. The organization aimed to expand its relief services globally, requiring substantial collaboration and funding. The task at hand was to create a Request for Proposal (RFP) to attract potential partners and funders.

Leveraging Proposal Kit, Liam crafted an RFP that was both compelling and comprehensive. The Executive Summary vividly detailed the non-profit's mission and the urgent need for expanded services. The Opportunities section was particularly striking, outlining the potential impact of expanded relief services on communities worldwide.

His SWOT Analysis provided a transparent view of the organization's current capabilities and the external factors that could influence the project's success. The Strategic Position section elucidated how the expansion aligned with the organization's long-term goals.

The RFP, enriched by Proposal Kit's structured format, resonated with various corporations and NGOs, leading to successful partnerships and funding. Liam's effort thus marked a turning point in the non-profit's ability to deliver aid on a larger scale, ultimately facilitating greater global impact.

In each situation, Proposal Kit played a pivotal role, transforming complex proposal challenges into structured, persuasive, and successful documents. These stories exemplify how individuals and organizations, regardless of their size or sector, can leverage Proposal Kit to achieve their objectives and drive growth.


Whether you're a small business owner like Ethan, an employee in a large corporation like Sophia, or part of a non-profit organization like Liam, Proposal Kit offers the tools and resources to create effective business development proposals. By utilizing its comprehensive template library and user-friendly software, individuals and companies can address their unique challenges and succeed in their ventures. Remember, a well-crafted proposal is not just a document; it's a roadmap to growth and success.

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Chapter Templates Used in the Business Development Proposal

Cover Letter, Title Page, Table of Contents, Executive Summary, Cost Summary, SWOT Analysis, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis, Growth Areas, Market and Audience, Goals and Objectives, Action Plan, Implementation Plan, Marketing Plan, Development, Strategy, Project Management, Contingencies, Assumptions, Cost/Benefit Analysis, Recommendations, Company History, Future Potential, Services Provided, Products, Company Operations, Strategic Position, Mission Statement, Position Statement, Back Page

Business Development Proposal Calculator Spreadheets

These Excel calculator spreadsheets are included with this template. If you purchase a Proposal Pack or the Professional Bundle, these proposal pages are generated using an automated line-item database in the included Wizard software. The calculator spreadsheets are intended for use when purchasing only the static Word template.

Cost Summary Calculator, Implementation Plan Calculator, Cost Benefit Analysis Calculator

You use this proposal for

  • General business proposal
  • Non-technical proposal
  • Project pitch proposal
  • Business plan, loan, investor funding proposal
  • Internal company proposal

How to create the Business Development Proposal with Proposal Pack Wizard

You can create this document using any of the logo-designed Proposal Packs. Pick any Proposal Pack with a logo design theme you like best; they will all work equally well. The Proposal Pack for Any Business is the pack with no extra added logos or colors - designed to be used plain or for you to customize with your logos and graphics.

The Proposal Pack design theme you purchase will determine the visual look of this template. The screenshot above only shows the plain generic design theme. Names and stories in examples are fictional; however, the templates are from real client use cases.

We include a library of chapters to be assembled based on your needs. All proposals are different and have different needs and goals. We designed Proposal Pack so you can customize the documents to suit your needs.

You will best create this document using the Proposal Pack Wizard - Expert Edition software to select this template and build it in the Proposal Pack logo design theme of your choice along with any desired customizations (such as adding additional chapters, removing unneeded chapters, changing the order of chapters, and importing your company logo). This template outlines a proposal for the described situation. Each user is responsible for typing in the actual content of the provided pages with their information to complete the proposal.

You create this template using the Wizard software with an entire Proposal Pack library and software. We include the Expert Edition of the software in the Proposal Kit Professional bundle. Microsoft Word for Windows is required to use the customizing software. You can also edit Word document templates in other office software such as Word for Mac. We will assist Mac users in assembling complex templates for their first project if they do not have the required platform to run the Wizard software.

You only get the single assembled Word document if purchased as a stand-alone template. The individual template products - Business Development Proposal - include no other templates, samples, or software.

How to Build Templates Featured on Proposal Kit Website

Many people find the Proposal Kit website after searching for a specific proposal. Once you've purchased and installed the software, how do you build that template you found in the first place? This video shows you how to build any proposal you see on the Proposal Kit website.

Key Takeaways

  • The Business Development Proposal is available as a ready-to-edit template.
  • You can create unlimited custom variations of this template using a Proposal Pack or the Professional Bundle.
  • Using a Proposal Pack or Professional Bundle, you can automate quotes and other financial pages with a line-item database.
  • There are no ongoing subscription fees. You get lifetime unlimited use.
  • We made Proposal Kit for freelancers, small businesses, and non-profits.
  • Proposal Kit product content (templates, samples, software) is 100% written by humans.
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