We understand your needs and give you the skills & knowledge to grow your business.

Take your business to the next level with an expert

We provide outsourced business development services to all business and industries.

Mel has 20 years experience in sales, management and business development, so if you need outsourced business development, customised training for your staff or you’re keen to learn strategies and skills yourself, you can do it all with SOAR.

We help your business SOAR to success.


Increase revenue & interaction with clients


Create a positive, unified workplace culture 


Gain clarity & focus around excellent customer service


Retain more clients & enjoy repeat referral business


Work less because you’ve built a strong foundation based on best-practice


Develop a loyal customer base and build genuine goodwill


Plan for long-term growth and longevity

Take your business to the next level today

 Relevant Services that Produce REsults

How we can help you

Business Development Mentoring

We work with business owners & individuals to increase confidence, improve relationship-building skills, develop long-lasting business streams, define ideal clients, identify and cultivate strategic partnerships.

Workplace Culture & Change Management

Good change management keeps staff involved, engaged and part of the solution. We build a customised delivery plan that meets your organisation’s needs and goals. 

Customised Training

We deliver training for groups or individuals on business development and relationship building, sales strategies, client retention, prospecting, lead generation and CRM management.

The SOAR Difference

SOAR is built on…

Authentic relationships

Build a sales funnel based on heart and genuine care, not merely transactions. Start nurturing strong business relationships with a focus on the future.

No pushy tactics

Say goodbye to uncomfortable, aggressive sales tricks or awkward cold calling.

Growth focus

We find solutions, potential and opportunities for your business, both now and in the future.

Customised service

Every business is unique. We tailor our services and create a plan that’s adapted to your business and is fully scaleable.

You need a business developer if…


There’s not enough business coming in


You want to to have a smart proactive business strategy


There’s a reputation issue


Regular clients have walked away and you don’t know why

Take your business to the next level today

Director of Soar Business Development

About Mel Bird

For 20 years in sales and business development roles for large companies, my clients were small to medium business owners.

As I got to know them, I discovered they needed help with business development, but couldn’t afford to employ someone in a role.

I learned that business owners wanted to engage a skilled developer who could work for them, train them and support their business.

I launched SOAR to provide an out-sourced business development service that can be customised to suit any industry, sector or product.

Working directly with the owner of a business gives me a huge sense of satisfaction. I love helping business owners succeed and grow.

I am passionate about the local community, being involved and believe that giving back is as important as business success. As a result I am fortunate to be on the Executive Committee for the Maitland Business Chamber as well as being a Board Director for the Centre For Hope.  


Mel has helped me organise and grow my business over the last 12 months. Mel is so professional, she has become part of the team and fits into any situation. Thanks Mel for all your hard work and advice

James O’Shea, Green Apples Finance


Mel has been instrumental in establishing my new business. She is very knowledgeable and responsive and acts with the upmost professionalism. I would highly recommend her services to anyone needing support in business development and client generation or just good business sense.

Matt Taylor, Heart HR


Working with Mel has been one of the best things I’ve done for my business. Together we’ve refined my lead generation strategy in a way that’s proved incredibly successful, but also authentic to the way I operate. I highly recommend SOAR to anyone who needs help with lead generation, client retention or sales training.

Jodie McEwen, The Marketing Side


I am highly impressed at Mel’s professional abilities and confidence in the service she offers. Mel helped us develop a Client Retention Strategy which is has been invaluable. I’d highly recommend using Soar to maximise your success!

David Kent, Skyline Contracting


I attended one of Mel’s short courses on business development, and it was amazing. Packed with great content, she really knows her stuff. I’ve also gotten to know Mel over the last 18months and her relationship building skills are second to none. If you need help to generate sales in your business but aren’t ready for a full time employee, definitely give Soar Business Development a call!

Belinda Gannon, The Colour 8 Home 


Mel is very talented at listening and understanding exactly what is needed to achieve the results you are looking for.

Liz Murray, Edge of Possibilities

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