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Habib A.
  • Startup Consulting
  • Business Consulting
  • Nonprofit Industry Consulting
  • Financial Analysis & Valuation
  • Personal Finance & Wealth Management
  • Legal Documents & Contracts

Driven by a passion for innovation and a commitment to ethics, I provide comprehensive consultations in: • Financial Analysis & Modeling, business planning, sustainable models, entrepreneurship • Islamic Finance and Islamic Microfinance: Designing and implementing financial solutions that adhere to Islamic ethical standards and promote economic growth. • Shariah-Compliant Business and Financial Models: Strategizing and managing business & financial models and products to align with Shariah principles, ensuring all your products and services meet minimum Shariah compliance. • Nonprofit business /NGO/Trust management, Crowdfunding, charity and Zakat • E-Commerce & FinTech, online business • Screen Shariah-Compliant Investments: Evaluating stocks, sukuk, ETFS, Funds, Index funds, and certificates to ensure your investments are ethically sound and compliant with Islamic law. • Developing curriculum, courses, lesson plans, MCQs, presentations and learning & educational materials on Business studies, Islamic studies, Islamic finance, Shariah law, and Quran. I am here to guide you through every step. Let's collaborate to create innovative and ethical business solutions together!

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Consultations from $75
Alex M.
  • Startup Consulting
  • Business Consulting

Strategy is what I do. I have been helping companies, from startup to Fortune 20 in size for over 10 years. Whatever your business situation, one of the first things you need to do is put it in the right context. I can help you properly frame your problem and once we've done that, help you think about what constitutes a good solution for your particular case.

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Consultations from $75
Muhammad Usman R.
  • Startup Consulting
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Consulting
  • Financial Analysis & Valuation
  • Financial Forecasting

In this consultation call, you will be able to discuss the financials of your business or startup with one of our CPAs/Financial Experts. And we can discuss an action plan for making the action plan of your financials, profit & loss statements, breakeven achievement analysis, etc. Also, we can provide you with bookkeeping and data entry services on a long-term basis with reporting. We can also manage your Quickbooks online. Minutes of the meeting and an action plan will also be shared after the consultation call.

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Consultations from $25
Qudrat  U.
  • Startup Consulting
  • Financial Analysis & Valuation
  • Financial Forecasting

I will help you with: • Business Valuation • Financial Modeling - Real Estate, SaaS, E-commerce, etc. • Cash Flow Forecasting

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Consultations from $50
Vinci Z.
  • Startup Consulting
  • Business Consulting
  • Legal Documents & Contracts

Legal consultation for contract drafting (such as NNN agreement, ODM/OEM agreement), trademark and patent filing in China etc.

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Consultations from $100
Julian J.
  • Startup Consulting
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Consulting

For individuals, investors and businesses, I will provide high-end tax planning, tax structuring, and tax strategies to identify available opportunities to reduce tax liability. Additionally, I can identify tax efficient ways to increase overall profits and net worth. Specifically for business owners, I can help navigate the complicated waters of owning a business. For instance, what type of entity to establish, where to establish it, what bank/credit accounts to use, how to implement payroll, how to hire kids/family members, how to save for taxes, how to pay quarterly taxes, and the list goes on. It is common for business owners never to have specific tax plan, retirement plan, overall education of their finances and taxes, automated bookkeeping and payroll systems, tax savings systems, strong lending power, etc. I ensure business owners can focus on running their business while making well-informed decisions and confidently knowing they have a strategic plan in place.

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Consultations from $100
Peace  A.
  • Startup Consulting
  • Business

Giving professional organizational advice on customer maintenance and keeping customer with effective customer satisfaction guide. how to use customer relationship management tools like zendesk,freshdesk,helpdesk,intercom e.t.c for handling tickets,inquiries and issues. Will also guide on customer success methods and followup tools.

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Consultations from $25
CA Bhuvan A.
  • Startup Consulting
  • Financial Forecasting

I can provide you best in class guidance and help you to achieve the desired output. I have more than 10 years of experience in consulting. Looking forward to hear from you. Bhuvan

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Consultations from $50
Artem P.
  • Startup Consulting
  • Business Consulting
  • Financial Analysis & Valuation

I can consult you on fundraising for your startup and approaching investors. I've worked with Techstars, consulted companies applying for YCombinator, and done a lot of VC fund presentations and consulting. I have my own investment-raising experience. Also, I've studied VC fund executive at Berkley HaaS School of Business.

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Consultations from $100
Magnus A.
  • Startup Consulting
  • General Legal Advice
  • Legal Applications & Registration
  • Legal Disputes
  • Legal Documents & Contracts
  • Legal Research

I am open to providing immigration, corporate, and business law advisory services. I am a business and corporate attorney with over 8 years of practical experience in corporate law practice. In these periods of practice, I have assisted a variety of businesses in several capacities and in different industries. I have derived substantial and invaluable experience working as an associate at a ranking law firm and serving as general counsel. Some of the licenses I hold include a master’s degree in Law from Pace School of Law; Licensed Attorney in the State of New York; Notary Public in the State of New York and Certified Information Privacy Practitioner (CIPP/US). Magnus A. Esq.

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Consultations from $100
Gary G.
  • Startup Consulting
  • General Legal Advice
  • Legal Applications & Registration
  • Legal Disputes
  • Legal Documents & Contracts
  • Legal Research

I can assist you in deciding what is the best state in which to form your company and the type of company to form. I can assist you in understanding pleadings in a lawsuit if you have been served, including discussing with you a summons and complaint, and the various claims or causes of action which may be alleged against you. I can assist you in understanding what may be the best contract appropriate for your personal or business situation.

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Consultations from $100
Zeeshan A.
  • Startup Consulting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Consulting
  • General Legal Advice
  • Legal Research

Are you in the real estate or commercial real estate business? If so, you’re in the right place. With nearly 7 years of experience, I offer expert guidance on database building, including the best tools to create a robust database for your business. Save time and money by booking a consultation with me today.

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Consultations from $60

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Startup Consultants Hiring FAQs

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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