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A business development retainer is a great way to expand your bench when faced with any kind of staffing gap.

It feels like it's harder than ever to retain top-notch business development staff. 

More and more of our clients are experiencing extended staffing gaps—due to hiring lags, parental leave, or other reasons—and looking for a longer-term solution to support their business development team's efforts.

A retainer model guarantees your team a base number of hours from the Bid Boss team each month, plus the flexibility to go beyond that base if you hit a particularly busy period or just need more support.

Who makes this magic happen?


After an initial consultation with our founders, your team will be assigned a single point of contact from the Bid Boss team—your retainer manager.


Her responsibilities include:

  • Helping your team prioritize how to use the time you have from Bid Boss

  • Coordinating a small team of Bid Boss team members to ensure you have the right support for your current priorities

  • Keeping your team up to date on our work toward your priorities and goals

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The retainer model guarantees access to a variety of skill sets from our team.

Need a thought partner as you revise your overall strategy this month? Got it.

Need pricing support to cover the budget on a live proposal next month? We've got you covered there too! 

This flexible model allows you to work with your retainer manager, targeting support to exactly what you need, when you need it.
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Think this might be the right fit for your team?

We know that this is a different model for business development support than traditional surge support, so we are happy to talk through it.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on the logistics behind this flexible, streamlined way to get the business development support you need when you need it.


(Or, download our handy infographic.)


If you want to see if we're a good fit, please set up an introductory conversation and we can talk through everything together.

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