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  1. Jose Bello

    Jose Bello

    Business Consulting

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 11

    I create plans and models for entrepreneurs and startups. My documents help them pitch to investors, banks, and potential business partners. Many of my clients are founders, organizations and companies seeking to create business and marketing plans, business models, full pitch decks or online presentations. Among my past clients I have financial institutions, food distribution companies, entertainment start-ups, media websites and green energy companies, plus many nonprofit organizations. My best clients are the ones with new and disruptive ideas. In my process I ask many questions, do a lot of research, propose new ideas, explore diverse channel of distribution, provide a lot of graphics, create models using a canvas business model system, run numbers and create financial projections. At the end, I do everything I can to create useful and powerful documents for my clients. "OFF-LINE" I have my own business consulting firm working from New York City - www.glaction.com. I have an MPA from Cornell University (USA) and I speak English and Spanish. ----- MY PHILOSOPHY on writing business plan is simple: every business plan is unique and every client deserves a professional and timely service. I do not over promise, I do what I said I will do. Simple. Some business and marketing plans are designed to get a loan from a bank, others to get potential investors excited about a project. Most of the time is a tool to raise money, but all the time should be an instrument to guide your future. In my work I get inspiration from big angel and venture capitalist firms, such as the giant investor Sequoia Capital; that has invested in companies like Apple, Google, YouTube, PayPal, Instagram, Yahoo!, Atari, Kayak, Zappos, and LinkedIn. I always suggest my potential clients to read what they are asking from people that want to get funds from them: www.sequoiacap.com/ideas They are not asking for a 100-page business plan. They believe that the best founders are clear thinkers. ----- MY PROCESS is also simple. I start with your ideas and your initial data and work until you are completely satisfied. I want to invite you to see my process of writing business plans here: http://goo.gl/ugB0l1 Before you hire me I give you a very clear plan of what I will do for you, step by step, with a feasible timetable. Again, I do not over-promise, I do what I said I will do. By hours, this is a breakdown of my typical development process: 1) Business Consulting (2-6 hours) 2) Market (Research and Plan) (4 to 8 hours) 3) Financials (4 to 10 hours) - 3 to 5 years of Sales, Profit & Loss, Cash Flow and Balance Sheet forecasts. 4) Writing (8 to 16 hours) - following the format of California VC firm Sequoia Capital and adding charts, maps, graphics, etc., to clarify your business pitch. My tools are 1)Internet for research, 2) Skype for communication, 3) ASANA to organize my work, 4) Excel to plot all financial projections, 5) PowerPoint to design pitch decks, and 6) a few RedBulls to work overnight and on time. Everything will start with a Skype chat and we go from there. ----- TERMS I work around your budget. I know that startups are not cash cows. Because every plan is unique, I like to discuss final payment terms during the interview process. My original bid is a guide for the client, and is based, usually, on a week of work (about 40 hours). Depending on the nature, format and stage of your business project, my work could take about a week and in some cases several weeks. My hourly rate is $80, and usually will take me 20 to 40 hours of work to develop a comprehensive plan. If you hire me as a fixed rate contract, I operate on a 3-payment basis. The first 20% is due at project start, a second payment of 40% at an agreed upon middle milestone, and the final 40% upon completion of the project. ------- SAMPLES Looking for samples of my work? Here is a list of some of my past projects: IT service start-up in Germany, data center in Uganda, online food service platform in Brazil, crowdfunding site in California, niche social network in the UK, nonprofit in Mozambique, real estate fund in Taiwan, TV production company in Los Angeles, agro-business in Nigeria, entertainment company in Holland, publishing service in Spain, beverage company in the UK, entrepreneurial education center in Dubai, pharmaceutical start up in Lebanon, electric company in Saudi Arabia, and several iOS native app start-up in Australia, Ukraine, Puerto Rico and USA. Sample Business plan - http://goo.gl/4AUmUy Sample Pitch Deck - http://goo.gl/YcIMWa If you request a connection via Linkedin you can see past clients’ recommendations here: www.linkedin.com/in/josebello ----- FINAL NOTE: If you do not hire me, let me wish you good luck in your future business. Keep it up and dream big. Jose

    $80.00 /hr
    523 hours
    4.87
  2. Anna K.

    Anna K.

    Start-up Consultant and Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    Hello! I am an experienced start-up consultant and technical writer. I specialize in writing investment business plans and technology white papers and case studies. My educational credentials include Bachelor's in Business Administration and Master's in Public Administration. Upwork performance highlights - 94% Job Success Rate and 33% conversion rate of one-time clients into long-term employers. Thank you for taking the time to scroll through my page and happy working!

    $45.00 /hr
    112 hours
    4.93
  3. Sandor M.

    Sandor M.

    System/Network administrator

    Romania - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    Over 10 years experience as Linux administrator . Configured and maintained hundreds of servers having different tasks : web server (Apache/Nginx+php/ruby/perl), mail server (with AV and spamassassin), file server, mysql/postgresql, dns, IM server, VOIP, firewall/VPN. As a network administrator in a small WISP i built my skills up in wireless, routing/BGP, routers/swithes/firewalls, network monitoring/troubleshooting. I write my own scripts (shell/Perl) . Also i have limited experience in programming, mostly Php and C.

    $35.00 /hr
    3,192 hours
    4.97
  4. Melanie E.

    Melanie E.

    The Presentation Diva - I can make your message sparkle :)

    Canada - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

    I have developed hundreds of presentations over my 12+ year career within the corporate communications world. As a communications expert, I am well versed in the best practices when it comes to all aspects of building a GREAT presentation including story lines, wording and layout. I can create a presentation design from scratch or revamp an existing deck. My combination of relevant imagery, custom illustrations and great headlines, in line with your brand guidelines, will help you communicate your key points in a memorable way.

    $30.00 /hr
    240 hours
    4.97
  5. Kirill Reva

    Kirill Reva

    Web Developer

    Russia - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    I have been building web applications for over 7 years now. I have a deep background in fundamental PHP5 (with MVC architecture), MySQL, HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery. I am currently focused on Laravel and Wordpress web application work, including building plugins and creating responsive design sites. My previous expertise includes Codeigniter, Yii framework, AJAX, PL/SQL, Oracle DB and Java. Even though I have no proven track record in developing Zend 2 - and Kohana-based sites, I am ready to deal with such projects as well. Regardless of the programming, I am passionate about providing first class results and excellent service. I love presenting the solution I feel is best for my clients and work with them to get them what they need. I am looking for interesting full-time, and ideally long-term projects to keep busy.

    Groups: Application Developers Alliance

    $33.33 /hr
    6,558 hours
    4.99
  6. Alexander Miloradov

    Alexander Miloradov

    ASP.NET and C# Senior developer / Architect

    Russia - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 13

    ● More than 10 years of experience on the .NET stack. ASP.NET MVC sites (frontend and backend), desktop applications, any tasks using the best ways to solve. ● Use the best practices for building a correct and extensible architecture and high-quality code. Patterns, unit testing, any source control systems, team working. ● Always in touch, reliable, self-motivated and goal oriented. Provide steady work progress with maximum productivity of each hour of work.

    $44.44 /hr
    3,645 hours
    4.77
  7. Taras D.

    Taras D.

    Certified Magento Developer Plus

    Ukraine - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I have good knowledge in areas of PHP development and creation of HTML layouts with complex JS interactions. Have strong understanding of OOP concepts and JS prototyping. Also have skills in system administration. Relevant experience: Magento-related (both EE and CE): Themes creation/modification; Various integrations (WordPress etc.); Multi-store setups handling; Front-end optimization (CSS sprites, JS/CSS minification, etc); Modules development; Magento upgrades; General: Git (preferable) or SVN; Issue tracking systems usage (mostly Jira, Redmine); Advanced *nix (Debian/CentoOS/RHEL/FreeBSD) administration and shell scripting; cPanel/WHM/Plesk knowledge.

    $44.44 /hr
    492 hours
    4.99
  8. Vitaliy Podoba

    Vitaliy Podoba

    Expert IT Consultant and top-notch Python coder

    Ukraine - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I can help you make more profit and save your time by means of programming approaches and web technologies. Deeply care about your business related concerns while hiding all the technical stuff from your eyes. I'm experienced IT consultant and programmer with more than 8 years experience. Skills include: Project Management, Mentorship, Trainings, Python, Zope, Plone CMS, HTML, CSS, JS, PHP. You can call me in case you need: * consultant to help you improve your existing or create a new online presentation (website) for your offline business and get more leads from your potential customers * technical manager to lead your team of developers to create new web service * top-notch coder to create your next generation web application or SaaS service * help to start your own social network or portal * help to optimize, scale and troubleshoot your existing application

    $60.00 /hr
    1,910 hours
    4.62
  9. Agbor C.

    Agbor C.

    Motion graphics animator

    Cameroon - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 19

    As a Passionate and high quality oriented motion designer with more than ten years of experience, I love to work with dynamic businesses where decision making is fast and feedback is readily available. This way my output is a reflection of exactly what the client had in mind. I have worked with a wide range of companies and non profits from small to fortune 500 companies. I speak English and French and client satisfaction is my primary motivation. It feels good when a client says thank you after a job and i value that very much. I master the Adobe creative suite, maxon cinema 4D and i provide strictly top quality. I meet all deadlines, i communicate effectively and i am very good at what i do. Please have a look at my portfolio below for a taste of what i do.

    $44.44 /hr
    668 hours
    4.94
  10. Diego Gutierrez

    Diego Gutierrez

    Systems admin, DBA, developer, application architect

    Argentina - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 2

    During my 20+ years of experience, I've gone through several different IT roles: developer, analyst, database designer, database admin, systems administrator, network designer, team leader, architect, CTO. This background allows me to understand all aspects involved in application development, being able to design a complex multi platform app from the ground up as well as help troubleshooting an existing app's problems or weird system behaviour.

    $33.33 /hr
    4,712 hours
    4.96