Business Development Clinic

The Business Development Clinic is a consultancy program that bridges the gap between business theory and business reality while helping small businesses grow.

Discover opportunities to grow your business

The Business Development Clinic offers a unique no-fee consultation experience for Australian-based businesses to identify growth opportunities and increase profits. Developed by entrepreneur, author and 7 Levers co-founder Pete Williams, in consultation with Deakin Business School, the program uses the 7 Levers Framework – an innovative method of growing business profits sustainably and effectively.

Over the course of eight weeks, business owners work directly with a small team of top-level student consultants to develop a practical, ready-to-implement roadmap for increasing revenue. After completing the program, you’ll be able to apply this roadmap, created with your specific needs and goals in mind, to achieve immediate and repeatable results for your business.

Program outcomes and benefits

The outcomes and benefits you can expect to receive from this program are:

  • Clarity: In the first week, your student coaching team will conduct a complete ‘health check’ to assess how your business is faring across each of the 7 Levers.
  • In-depth coaching: For the next seven weeks, you’ll meet with your team of student consultants to discuss opportunities to drive profit across each of the 7 Levers.
  • Actionable ideas: When the course is complete, you’ll receive a detailed 5000+ word project brief with specific, ready-to-implement ideas to set you up for ongoing profit growth.

How businesses can participate

To participate in this unique consulting opportunity, you will need to be available to:

  • Attend a pre-set 90-minute session to meet your student consultants.
  • Be available over 4–5 weeks for mutually beneficial calls and email correspondence with the student consultants.
  • Attend a 30-minute final pitch presentation.

Businesses aren't required to provide a profit and loss statement, but this may assist the student consultants in providing a more detailed and effective brief.

Register your interest

We welcome expressions of interest from businesses who wish to take part in the consultancy program.

Register your interest

Working collaboratively to achieve results

Find out more about the Business Development Clinic with instructor Pete Williams, as well as past clients who tell of their experiences in taking part in the program.

About the instructor

As the creator of the Business Development Clinic, and in his role as Professor of Practice at Deakin Business School, Pete Williams will oversee all the student consultancy teams and instruct them on how to apply the 7 Levers Framework to your business.

A successful entrepreneur in his own right, Williams developed the 7 Levers Framework after identifying the 7 key drivers of profit, creating a methodology any business owner can use to understand, assess and improve each of the 7 Levers for their business.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about how your business could benefit from the Business Development Clinic program or need more information, please contact the Deakin Business School WIL team.

Email the DBS WIL team