Vision

To be the Business Development Experts companies and individuals turn to when they want to connect with the right people, grow and prosper.
 

Mission

To make our clients successful by putting them in front of the right prospects enabling them to realize their organic and/or acquisition growth goals.  

Industries We Serve

Our team has designed and executed business development programs in the following industries:
Technology
    Hardware manufacturers, software publishers, Integration firms, portals and technical services organizations

Business Services
    Payroll services, Benefits and Human Resources providers, Private Equity Firms, M&A Firms

Banking
    Retail banking, Investment Banking

Food Service
    Food Manufacturers, Food Service Distributors, Vending Companies

Manufacturing
    Plastic, Rubber, Metals, Machine Manufacturers, OEMs, Computer Hardware, Food
 

Government Agencies
    Return to work programs sponsored by the VA and the BWC
 

Arts and Entertainment

History and Team

Founded in 1999 by Jill Arena, Arena Enterprises has served clients in an array of industries.  Jill and her team have designed and implemented business development programs for organizations in the fields of:

Technology

Business Services

Banking

Food Service

Manufacturing 

Government Agencies

Built on more than 25 years experience, the team at Arena Enterprises has developed a strong reputation for delivering high quality results for their clients.  Referrals and Testimonials are available upon request.









About Jill

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Jill Arena is a Business Development expert who has enjoyed a record-breaking sales and sales management career for more than 25 years.  She has extensive experience working with small to medium sized businesses as well as  large corporations.  She has worked with numerous owners and C-level executives, initiating and directing the organic and acquisition marketing process.  She is adept at consultative selling, strategic alliance development, turn-around projects, and division start-ups.  She has recruited sales professionals, built top-producing sales teams, helped organizations pioneer new areas for revenue generation, trained hundreds of sales professionals on her branded sales methodology, and developed programs for organizations to exceed their organic/acquisition growth goals.  

 Jill Arena is a 2011 recipient of the SMEI Distinguished Sales & Marketing Award®. She was recognized as an outstanding sales and marketing professional with unparalleled standards of sophistication and skill in her industry. The award was given to recognize, promote and honor Jill's excellence, professionalism and outstanding achievement in sales and marketing.  Earning this award illustrates Jill's high standards, experience, training and commitment to excellence.  A message from Jill is below.

"I am grateful each day because I get to do what I love, love what I do, and share my gift with others. Making connections is my passion and your company and business plan are as important to me as they are to you.  As a business owner I know what it is like to be constantly thinking about growth and how to keep the pipeline of "opportunities" full.  When business owners and individuals tell me they hate prospecting, they aren't good at it, they don’t have time to do it, or they don’t know how to do it effectively, my response is always the same…  "At Arena Enterprises, we are business development experts, we love prospecting, we have all day to prospect for you, and we want to prospect for you".  Putting our clients in front of more prospective contacts so they can accomplish their goals is our highest mission.  Give us a call today.  We want to hear your story and help you realize your dreams!"
 

Arena resides in Cleveland Ohio with her husband and children

Testimonials

“Arena Enterprises has made a tangible difference to our stream of business. We publish a magazine, which has done very well in Canada, and we are opening the first US market in Cleveland. Once in front of a customer the magazine makes an incredible impression, but we couldn't get in front of enough customers. Arena Enterprises set appointments with decision makers and forged new connections. Their services allowed our sales force to spend less time on the phones and more time in front of potential customers!”


“I have had the opportunity to know Jill Arena, President of Arena Enterprises since 1994.  Jill has always had tremendous ability to impact people via the phone, and for many years ran highly successful sales teams for network/IT, and office automation companies.  It is very exciting that Jill was able to take her success and experience to a new level in the creation of Arena Enterprises.”


“Arena Enterprises has been and continues to play a big role in our company’s success.  We utilize the work of Arena Enterprises in a number of ways, from new appointment generation, to obtaining prospect data, to launching new initiatives.  Our largest account was obtained via an appointment generated by Arena Enterprises, and we have greatly grown our prospect base through their results.”
 

"Arena Enterprises has been very effective in translating our prospect lists in to viable candidates for our banking services; making the initial contact and connection that allows us to connect with senior executives and business owners."