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Vaishali P.
$349/hr
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  • Pricing Strategy Consulting
  • Pricing
  • Price Optimization
  • Pricing Research
  • Retail Merchandising
  • Strategy
  • Merchandising
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Management Consulting
  • eCommerce
  • SaaS
  • Brand Positioning
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Consumer Goods

Pricing Leader behind the biggest e-commerce acquisition of all time at $3.35 Billion. Executive Level Pricing professional with proven track record and over 15 years of pricing strategy in e-commerce, retail, brick & mortar, SaaS, services, and energy industries working for both start-ups and fortune 500 companies (and start-ups who became fortune 50). Passionate about applying pricing economics, data analytics, and consumer behavior psychology to find creative ways to optimize product/service price, leading to increased conversion and revenue for your business. Created and led Pricing Strategy and Pricing Operations team from ground up...

John K.
$70/hr
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  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Content Marketing
  • HubSpot
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Google Ads
  • Copywriting
  • Branding & Marketing
  • SaaS
  • Customer Acquisition Strategy
  • B2B Marketing
  • Brand Positioning
  • Marketing Strategy

Over 25 years sales and marketing experience working at CEO, board level, senior corporate roles and consulting working in the UK, Belgium and Sweden covering the EMEA region. Helping SaaS, e-commerce, retail, tech, cybersecurity and professional service businesses to find their audience, target the right digital channels and communicate an impactful message. Previously worked for major brands and SME companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; for example Hertz car rental, Hilton hotels, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (Radisson Blu and Park Inn hotels). Specialising in lead generation, SEO, social media, PR, content creation,...

Courtney M.
$200/hr
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  • CPA
  • Accounting
  • Business Valuation
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Financial Modeling
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Financial Accounting
  • SaaS
  • Venture Capital Consulting

Here’s the situation… You need some sort of financial service done for your company: Modeling, startup consulting, pitch deck content creation, annual budgets, new acquisition due diligence, accounting system setup, etc. But, you don’t have the time/resources/expertise to make it happen. Luckily, instead of trying to complete those complex tasks in-house, you can hire a top rated freelancer (like me) to take care of them. Now, you might be asking, “why you?” Good question. The following is a quick description of me and my history. • Licensed CPA. • Fundraising expert. • Experienced with a variety of industries: SaaS, manufacturing,...

William L.
$250/hr
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  • Business Plan
  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Capital Consulting
  • Business Presentation
  • Financial Modeling
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Analytics
  • Growth Strategy
  • Business Modeling
  • Executive Summary
  • Fundraising
  • Financial Analysis

PROFILE: I am a strategically focused, tech-savvy entrepreneurial executive. My roles have included VC General Partner (GP), Board of Directors, Strategic Advsiory, Operating Executive (Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Chief Operating Officer (COO)), Investment Banking Equity Analyst and entrepreneurial management. I have broad and deep financial expertise coupled with experience in company strategy, business models, product strategy, financial modeling, pitch decks, capital raising, due-diligence, deal structuring, negotiations and business disputes. Career engagements include Fortune 500 companies (2x), entrepreneurial ventures -...

Roman S.
$60/hr
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  • Email Marketing Strategy
  • Startup Company
  • Marketing Automation
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Generation Strategy
  • Email Campaign Setup
  • LinkedIn Development
  • LinkedIn Campaign Manager
  • Marketing Campaign Setup & Implementation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Sales Development
  • Tech & IT
  • Outbound Sales

10+ years in IT. Worked as a Project Manager and Product Owner on various web/cloud/fintech/e-commerce/ mobile app projects. Managed both remote and onsite small 12 developers team. A big fan of the Kanban workflow management method boosted by video-user stories. Passionate for building B2B SaaS/single-product startups. Many years been working as an SDR and outbound marketer which gave me a significant boost in digital marketing, which led to the following key competencies: - Can build automated outreach sales-scripted processes; - Can create LinkedIn sales/marketing and lead generation funnels; - Establishing/creating sales...

Ammar A.
$69/hr
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  • Ecommerce Platform Development
  • Production Planning
  • Supply Chain Modeling
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Sourcing
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Alibaba Sourcing
  • Manufacturing & Construction
  • Amazon Webstore
  • Procurement
  • Logistics & Shipping
  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Business with 10-99 Employees
  • Business with 1-9 Employees

🏆 Top Rated Plus Supply Chain Consultant (Among Top 3% on Upwork) 🏆 Terrific Upwork History with 2800+ Hours & Counting 🏆 50 + Completed Projects with 5 Star reviews on Upwork and Counting Consultant in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Logistics, Sourcing, Supply Chain Modeling, EDI, Warehousing, etc - Top Rated Plus (within a 6 month Timeframe) Team Experience 8 - 30 years each with Fortune 500 companies in the US, small/large production, factories and e-commerce stores. Rates are dependent after interview and discussion of specific project. - Owner of Investa Garden (Management Consulting Agency specialized in Supply Chain,...

Kim W.
$165/hr
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  • Venture Capital Consulting
  • Business Plan
  • Financial Modeling
  • Management Consulting
  • Business Coaching
  • Market Research
  • Corporate Finance
  • Presentations
  • Financial Writing
  • Pitch Deck
  • Internet Research
  • Strategy
  • Investor Overview
  • Financial Projection

Whether your company is a startup or at the growth stage, raising capital requires specific knowledge and experience. Positioning your company, business plan, and growth strategy so it appeals to investors is an important step that should not be minimized and taken for granted. Investors see a lot of opportunities so it is important to capture and hold their attention. It is important to raise your project above the crowd. With over 25 years of finance, investment banking, venture capital, and startup experience, I know what investors look for when reviewing an investment. Whether it be in a business plan, pitch deck, financial...

Jimmy V.
$125/hr
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  • Contract Drafting
  • Corporate Law
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Legal Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Legal Assistance
  • Draft Documentation
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Securities Law
  • Stock Issuance
  • Stock Option Agreement
  • SEC Reporting
  • SEC Regulation

I'm a long time US attorney who is now semi-retired. I practice only on the web, focusing on providing startup and business formation services to entrepreneurs across the country as well as to nonprofit 501(c)(3)s. If you are starting a new business, I can compare the options open to you - sole proprietorship, general partnership, corporation, LLC and so on - and explain their details. Once you have decided, I can file the documents required by your state, prepare additional documents and obtain an EIN for you. Your new business will also need a variety of contracts, both among business owners and between the business and its customers. I...

Priyank G.
$25/hr
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  • iOS Development
  • Android App Development
  • iPhone UI Design
  • iPhone App Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • EventKit
  • Flutter
  • React Native
  • Dart
  • API
  • Model View ViewModel
  • Database Development

"His communication, professionalism and tenacity for disambiguation are exemplary. I am going to have Priyank as my go to for a lot of my projects. An awesome, I mean awesome contractor. With that in mind, he is awesome to work with if you know a little about what you want." "Priyank is a talented app developer and a great person to work with. Fast, responsive, and a strategic thinker. He built my app to my exact specifications, made it easy for me to preview the app on my phone, and then he submitted it to the App store for me. I highly recommend him and will be working with him again." WHEN done right, a modern iOS mobile application can...

Artem P.
$100/hr
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  • Pitch Deck
  • Pitch Decks
  • Presentation Design
  • Keynote
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Presentations
  • Graphic Design
  • Venture Capital Consulting
  • Sales Presentation

Pitch Decks that I've developed have $23M+ successful fundraising track record. I've worked with clients like Techstars, Payoneer, Skyscanner, Morgan Stanley, Fancy.com, Canary Mail, GrowthHackers, Unilever and others. I combine great Design skills and strong Business expertise. I have a good understanding of Venture Capital, Investment Pitch Decks, Startups, Business Analytics, Marketing, Fundraising, and Sales. I've done more than 200 decks for various clients and purposes. Pitch Decks, Venture fund decks, Corporate slides, Online courses, Marketing materials, Sales decks, - I'm experienced in every type of presentations/documents you...

Sabrina S.
$100/hr
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  • Business Plan
  • Pitch Deck
  • Market Research
  • Market Analysis
  • Strategic Plan
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Forecast
  • Business Development
  • Business Coaching
  • Business Consulting
  • Management Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Writing

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐I work with entrepreneurs to: 1. Solve their most critical problems, 2. Create and deliver value. An accomplished MBA, I am the principal consultant of a management consulting practice with over a decade of experience working with SME's on competitive business intelligence and strategy development. I offer consulting services that will support your business to thrive. My expertise includes: ✔Business plans ✔Market research (including feasibility reports) ✔Financial planning and forecasts ✔Risk analysis ✔Strategic design, development and execution ✔Governance ✔Sustainability ✔People Management My Background ✔ Over a decade working...

Inna A.
$105/hr
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  • International Sales
  • Creative Strategy
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • B2B Marketing
  • Business Coaching
  • Management Consulting
  • Email Marketing
  • Strategic Plan
  • Digital Strategy
  • Business Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Sales

I equip business with tools and strategies needed to achieve rapid growth increasing sales and brand awareness on the global market. How would your business benefit from a smart marketing strategy with a proven track record of success running 300+ projects over the last 7+ years on the global scale and increasing sales and revenue up to 34%? I am here to help you reach your goals, successfully launch your project or develop an effective marketing strategy, and action plans to enhance your company’s growth. You will be working with an expert with a creative entrepreneurial mindset, who had built from 0 to 6 figures revenue two companies...

Chirag K.
$27/hr
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  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Bookkeeping
  • Xero
  • Data Analysis
  • Microsoft Excel PowerPivot
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Financial Modeling
  • Budget Plan
  • CPA
  • Management Consulting
  • Business Plan
  • Internal Control
  • Financial Plans
  • Cryptocurrency

I am a Qualified Chartered Accountant along with bachelor degree in Business administration with post qualification experience of 5 years in Bookkeeping, Accounting, Excel Functionalities, Data Analysis, Financial Modeling, Crypto Accounting, Budgeting and Projections, Tax Returns and Research, Audit and Company secretarial Services. I possess excellent computer skills that include but not limited to QuickBooks, Xero, Wave Accounting, MYOB administration, G Suite, Microsoft Office Applications (i.e Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel etc), Data Analysis and projection of trends. For the crypto accounting I have excellent practical...

Jacinta A.
$40/hr
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  • Social Media Plugin
  • Content Marketing Strategy
  • Brand Strategy
  • Branding
  • Brand Management
  • Social Media Content
  • Content Development
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Direct Marketing

Did you know: A Japanese company sold Adult Milk - for adults living in a stressful society. The milk cost $47 per bottle and was taken from cows once a week at the break of dawn, as they discharge a lot of melatonin, a stress-relieving hormone. It contained 3-4 times more melatonin than regular milk. The challenge of marketing is finding a way to communicate directly to a target market and triggering the need to purchase. What I love about marketing is continuing to learn, and finding new ways to influence consumers' purchasing decisions. My love of marketing has to lead me to continue to pursue not only my Bachelor's degree but also my...

George Z.
$125/hr
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  • Formulation
  • Product Development
  • Product Design
  • Product Formulation
  • Nutrition
  • Chemistry
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Scientific Research
  • Quality Control

I am a US dietary supplement consultant that has served as the Director of Product Development/R&D for 2 companies on the INC 5000. I am the owner of HydroScience Custom Formulations LLC and have launched hundreds of products from concept to market. My specialties are human and pet supplement formulation, sourcing contract manufacturers, and regulatory compliance. I specialize in all custom, high-end research based supplements, including herbals/botanicals, CBD, womens health, pet soft chews, nootropics, sports nutrition, and new custom formulations for all applications. I have a Masters Degree in Chemistry. I have personally formulated...

Csongor H.
$125/hr
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  • User Experience Design
  • Creative Strategy
  • Figma Expert
  • User Interface Design
  • User-Centered Design
  • Branding
  • Webflow Expert
  • Web Design
  • Mobile UI Design
  • Logo Design
  • Sketch
  • Business with 10-99 Employees

Hi I'm Cso [ pronounced cho ], I'm a Hungarian / Nomadic designer with strong UI/UX/Product Design skills. I’ve studied marketing, started my career in brand design and strategy, spent over a decade designing while learning about business, digital products and in the meantime I’ve built a few prototypes and businesses of my own. With my unique mix of skills and experiences I can help you clarify your vision, see the big picture of what you are offering and help you ship well-targeted products, fast. I'm here to help people who like to help people, I think that's the foundation for doing good business. What I can help Startups with: - how...

Kimberly T.
$125/hr
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  • Operations Management
  • Lean Consulting
  • Management Consulting
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Project Management
  • Business Consulting
  • Process Improvement
  • Business Coaching
  • Organizational Development
  • Organizational Design & Effectiveness
  • Marketing Operations & Workflow
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Strategic Plan

Kim's field of experience spans over 12 years in the areas of Strategic Planning, Project Management, Financial Analysis, Lean Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, Process Improvement, Operational Excellence, Business Coaching, and Leadership Principles. As a business consultant, Kim’s real world/in-the-foxhole approach has helped organizations across multiple industries. It is Kim’s keen understanding of business ecosystems that have helped her clients drive increases in productivity, organizational effectiveness, quality of products/services, along with establishing robust management systems and creating higher employee engagement and...

Adam M.
$150/hr
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  • Resume Writing
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Career Counseling
  • Personal Development
  • LinkedIn Profile Creation
  • Career Coaching
  • Interview Preparation
  • Executive Search
  • Resume Design
  • Executive Coaching
  • Business Coaching
  • Recruiting & Retention
  • HR & Business Services
  • Mock Interview

ABOUT ME: • 17 Years as a Resume Writer: I've rewritten 5,000+ client resumes in dozens of industries • Career Counselor (M.S.) since '06: Grad-level, seasoned Career Counselor (not "Coach") • Owner of DIYCareerGuy, LLC since '16; my business offers a full suite of Career Services • HR background: I worked in HR talent management & have very strong relationships with Recruiters & Hiring Managers (I know exactly what they are looking for in top candidates!) • Career Educator: not only do I help you stand out in your job search & navigate career changes, but I also educate you once the project is done, so you feel empowered to "DIY" moving...

Brett S.
$180/hr
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  • Trademark Consulting
  • Patent Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Copyright
  • Contract Law
  • Technical Writing

I am a registered patent attorney and trademark and copyright attorney with over 20 years experience both in the corporate and law firm environment representing clients ranging from individuals to large corporations. I have experience in prosecuting patents, trademarks and copyrights; managing outside patent counsel with U.S. and foreign prosecution work; determining which inventions require protection; monitoring third party patents and applications, providing right to use opinions; supporting IP litigation; analyzing products of third parties for enforcing intellectual property rights; negotiating joint development and confidentiality...

Andrew F.
$125/hr
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  • Business Writing
  • Business Coaching
  • Business Consulting
  • Business Proposal Writing
  • Human Resources Strategy
  • Business Strategy
  • Recruiting
  • Analysis
  • Business Plan
  • Business Planning & Strategy
  • Researcher

Are you trying to figure out how to build your business? Perhaps you are an entrepreneur and struggle to develop certain aspects of the business. Maybe your company is experiencing growing pains and you need advice from a trusted source about how to scale quickly. My name is Andrew “Andy” Fischer. I am a Certified Business Coach and work with business owners and CEOs through private practice. My specialty is coaching start-ups through all phases of development and advising fast-growing companies. I am experienced at providing one-on-one coaching and consulting services, as well as completing deliverables for clients such as KPIs, financial...

George F.
$175/hr
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  • Business Plan
  • Financial Analysis
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Management Consulting
  • Business Modeling
  • B2B Marketing
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Coaching
  • Business Writing
  • Business Planning & Strategy

Your B2B business is growing but you don't feel in control. You want to launch a new product or startup but are unsure of the next steps. Growth is uneven. I’ve been there too. It's often about bringing Clarity to Clutter! TESTIMONIALS FROM SOME OF MY CLIENTS: “George has been an outstanding partner in developing a well thought out and effective business plan” “He has been a valuable advisor and coach for my business. George has helped me think through and put in place systems for realizing more predictable growth and managing more growth profitably.” “George was great to work with. He has great business knowledge and had awesome...

Joseph L.
$275/hr
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  • Contract Drafting
  • Legal Entity Structuring
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Corporate Maintenance
  • Startup Company
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Business Law
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Legal Consulting
  • Legal
  • Limited Liability Company

Let me use my years of experience as a business and corporate attorney to assist you with your legal needs and I am sure you will be pleased with the added value I bring to the table. BUSINESS CONTRACTS AND TRANSACTIONS I have handled numerous business transactions such as sale of a business, asset purchase agreements, adding partners or members to a limited liability company, and advising on joint ventures. Just some of the many contracts I have drafted include: - Consulting Agreements; - Operating Agreements; - Partnership Agreements; - Founder Agreements; - Joint Venture Agreements; - Shareholder Agreements; - Independent...

Ryan P.
$95/hr
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  • Business Modeling
  • Business Proposal Writing
  • Military
  • Tech & IT
  • Business Planning & Strategy
  • Organizational Plan
  • Business Plan
  • Management Consulting
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Cross Functional Team Leadership
  • Executive Coaching
  • Business Writing
  • Brand Strategy

Hello. Congratulations on your business! My name is Ryan Powell, and I specialize in reviewing and developing business plans for startups and expansion/growth analyses for established companies. With over 225 business plans written for presentation to investors, and growth analyses for various types of loans, merger negotiations, and investor presentations, I am well-equipped to help companies achieve success. I have experience working with various industries, including construction, tech, social media, video production, automotive, food and beverage, real estate, and hospitality. My MBA and IT background, my certificate in Executive...

Alvis L.
$75/hr
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  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics & Shipping
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Process Improvement
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Six Sigma
  • Supply Chain Modeling
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Warehouse Management
  • Process Flow Diagram
  • Inventory Management
  • Management Consulting

A 'Passionate & Hands-on' Supply Chain Management, Logistics & Warehousing Consultant; Delivered 100M+ USD as Value Prop to my clients. Senior Management Professional from 'IIM Calcutta' a premier B School which ranks top 20 globally. I Specialize in Supply Chain management, Logistics, Warehousing, E-Commerce and Process Excellence (Transformation) with more than 150+ Projects delivered. Certified 'Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt' and served as a LSS Champion as well. I'm passionate towards driving Process Excellence in an Organization and my key edge lies in solving complex business problems through effective yet simple business solutions...

Stephen C.
$90/hr
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  • Legal Agreement
  • Real Estate Investment Assistance
  • Cardano
  • Financial Modeling
  • Blockchain
  • Real Estate Financial Modeling
  • Financial Projection
  • Commercial Lease
  • Financial Analysis
  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Contract Drafting
  • Real Estate Appraisal

Howdy! I am a seasoned commercial real estate advisor specializing in contract creation/negotiation and investment analysis that also loves helping businesses grow and develop new strategies from a high-level technical standpoint, whether it's product development or financial strategy. I'm looking forward to hearing what your goals are and assisting you in your project. —$1B+ in real estate asset underwriting and due diligence —Real estate tech co founder x2 (data science and valuation) —10 years in real estate development, management, legal & financial advisory —7 years web product development and deployment —4 years blockchain governance...

Lior R.
$200/hr
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  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Modeling
  • Venture Capital Consulting
  • Investment Research
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Business Plan
  • Business Analysis
  • Company Valuation
  • Business Valuation
  • Due Diligence
  • Valuations
  • Management Consulting
  • Valuation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Financial consultant for buyers and sellers of small and medium tech businesses. I've worked with 200+ buyers and sellers of small and medium tech companies, providing financial modeling, valuation, and due diligence services that have helped them close deals at an aggregated value of more than $1.4 billion. Recent clients said: "An invaluable asset to all startups! Lior supported us with all the necessary models, forecasts, and assumptions - making us look like financial pros in front of our investors :)" "Lior has done an exceptional job and financial forecasting for our web-based app. He's the best financial forecaster I have...

Virgil S.
$100/hr
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  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Google Ads
  • WordPress Theme
  • Lead Generation
  • Shopify
  • WooCommerce
  • CSS
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • WordPress
  • Sales
  • HTML
  • Ecommerce Website
  • Technical Recruiter
  • Startup Company
  • Recruiter

Hi I'm Virgil! I've been a freelancer since 2004 and a WordPress developer since 2008, I can't wait to help you with your project! I eat, sleep and breathe the web. I could go on and on about how awesome I am but here are few quotes from clients instead: “Virgil Went way above and beyond to get what I needed, great follow thru. Highly recommend - this was a difficult project.” ~ Carolann Dekker "If anyone is considering Virgil to work on their project, DON'T SECOND GUESS yourself! This guy is a pro! I know this because I am a web designer / developer. I came to Virgil for help on a project I was currently working...I was stuck for 3 DAYS...

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What is a startup consultant?

By offering their experience in management, finance, strategy, marketing and development, startup consultants provide the expertise necessary to bring an entrepreneur’s dream to reality. A startup consultant can review your business plan, compare it with your goals, and suggest ways to improve your chances for success.

How do you hire a startup consultant?

You can source startup consultant talent on Upwork by following these three steps:

  1. Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a startup consultant.
  2. Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
  3. Shortlist and interview startup consultants. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview. 

Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of startup consultant you need to complete your project. 

How much does it cost to hire a startup consultant?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced startup consultant may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their startup consultant services more competitively. 

Rates typically charged by startup consultants on Upwork are:

  • Beginner: $56 per hour
  • Intermediate: $97 per hour
  • Advanced: $150 per hour

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project. For more information on startup costs, check out our free startup cost calculator which can help you estimate the cost required to set up a startup business.

How do you write a startup consultant job post?

Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

Job post title

Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample startup consultant job post titles:

  • Business plan consultant needed to help with company launch
  • Consultant needed for help developing launch plan for toy company
  • Seeking startup consultant to provide finance expertise

Project description

An effective startup consultant job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From business plan development to marketing expertise, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, phases of startup, or post launch consultation, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Startup consultant job responsibilities

Here are some examples of startup consultant job responsibilities:

  • Review and refine financials in business plan
  • Help define business goals and objectives
  • Identify potential sources of funding and handle initial outreach
  • Develop go to market strategy

Startup consultant job requirements and qualifications

Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a startup consultant. Here are some examples:

  • Experience improving business plans for startups
  • Existing relationship with financial institutions and funding resources
  • Track record of taking businesses from concept to launch
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