Best Practices for Setting Up a BDR Team There’s no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to setting up a Business Development Representative (BDR) team, but there are some best practices and BDR strategies that can help ensure its success. First, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what your BDRs will be responsible for. What’s their primary purpose? Are they generating new leads? Qualifying prospects? Nurturing leads? All of the above? Once you know what their main focus will be, you can start to build out your team.