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  1. Jose Bello

    Jose Bello

    Business Consulting

    United States - Last active: 5 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. Raskin Paul

    Raskin Paul

    Senior Network and Security Professional

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 54

    Network and System Administration Skills having near 6 years of Hands on experience on ISP and Telecom with good exposure on IT networks and systems design, planning and implementation ensuring proper security. I am also a Mikrotik listed Consultant. Vendor Certification : CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) CCNP Routing &Switching (Cisco Certified Network Professional) RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) MTCNA (Mikrotik Certified Network Associate) MTCRE (Mikrotik Certified Routing Engineer) JNCIA (Juniper Certified Network Associate) ITIL-Foundation 2011 Course Completed : CCNA Security,CCNA Voice,CCIP BGP,CCIP MPLS, CCDA Specialization * Routing and Switching: Cisco,Juniper,Mikrotik,HP,Zyxell, Netgear, Quagga, Linux Gateway,Egdemax,Dell * Firewall : Cisco ASA,PFSense,Cisco Pix,Zywall,Linux Iptables,QOS,Edgemax,Mikrotik, Nokia Checkpoint, Fortigate 1000, Juniper SRX 3600, Sophos UTM 9 * Server OS Platform : Centos,Ubuntu,Debian,Redhat,Windows Server 2003,2008,2012 * VPN (Remote Access/Site to Site): Mikrotik RouterOS,Cisco ASA,Open VPN, OpenSwan, PFSense,DD-WRT,Cisco Pix,PPTP Vpn linux,GRE over IPSEC,Linux IPSEC,Dell Sonicwall PF Sense,Strongswan,Windows Server 2003 , 2008, 2012, Zywall, Netgear,TP Link,Draytek Vigor,Forninet,Juniper Netscreen,Checkpoint,Cisco IPSEC/L2tp,AnyConnect SSL WebVPN, Sophos UTM 9, AWS * Application Server : Mail,Dns,Dhcp,Proxy,Samba,Ftp,Web,Active Directory,Cacti,MRTG,Syslog,Free Radius,Daloradius,Phpmyadmin,rsyslog,loganalyzer * Virtualization : Vmware,Linux Xen, Vmware ESXI * Application Load Balancer : Cisco ACE 4710,F5 Big IP LTM,Citrix Netscaller, Foundry Serverion, loadbalancer.org * Wireless : DD-WRT,Netgear,Linksys,Dlink,TP Link,Cisco Aironet 1100,1200,WLC,Cisco Lighweight AP joining to WLC. * IP Telephony : Core Asterisk,Elastix,Trixbox,Asterisk now,Free switch,ATA, IP Phone * Cloud : AWS EC2 Instance, DigitalOcean

    $45.00 /hr
    351 hours
    4.94
  3. Lisa H.

    Lisa H.

    Corporate, Marketing & Social Media Writer

    Canada - Last active: 7 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    Quick, efficient, creative, organized - these are just a few of the words that describe me as a freelance writer. Dedicated to providing quality content geared to your audience, I am experienced in corporate, marketing and social media content. Crafting the quality content you want and providing a finished draft on time are my first priority. Deadlines and criticisms are no obstacle. See my portfolio for examples of work.

    $33.33 /hr
    506 hours
    5.00
  4. Sandor M.

    Sandor M.

    System/Network administrator

    Romania - Last active: 1 day 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
    3,188 hours
    4.97
  5. Tricia V.

    Tricia V.

    Exceptional Proofreader/Copyeditor/Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 2

    I am an efficient and accurate proofreader, copyeditor, and editor, and my writing is concise but very readable. My specialties are thorough proofreading and a passion for crafting written work into a polished final product. The oDesk tests I have taken witness to the fact that my English grammar, usage, editing, and proofreading skills are outstanding. I am competent to assure conformity to the Chicago Manual of Style, the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, and APA Style. My copyediting and proofreading record includes print books published by the Cambridge University Press and the Dordt College Press, training materials for Nike and YPO-WPO, and e-books, journal articles, technical reports, manuals, short stories, essays, and web content for a variety of clients. I do meticulous work, go out of my way to meet deadlines, and am an easy person to work with. If you are looking for excellent work, you need look no further. I have done editing and proofreading work in the following programs: - Adobe Reader (via highlighting and commenting) - Google Docs - Microsoft Word 2004 and 2008 (with and without Track Changes) - OpenOffice (with the use of Word's Track Changes) - Preview (via highlighting and commenting) - TextWrangler (editing website text via XML file modification) Please note that my current rate for fixed-price contracts is $0.018/word.

    $35.00 /hr
    777 hours
    4.99
  6. Ryan Kolofer

    Ryan Kolofer

    Experienced Database Developer and DBA

    United States - Last active: 24 days ago - Tests: 3

    Four years of experience in SQL server 2005, 2008, and recently using SQL 2012. Certifications: • MCSE: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Systems Expert Data Platform • MCSA: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Certified Solutions Associate • MCITP: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Administrator • MCITP: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Developer • MCSA: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Certified Solutions Associate • CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ Certified

    $65.00 /hr
    290 hours
    5.00
  7. Andrei Condurachi

    Andrei Condurachi

    Senior Drupal Developer

    Romania - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 16

    I LOVE Drupal! I have been specializing in Drupal since 2007. I'm a Drupal site developer and troubleshooter. I use Drupal modules like Features, Views, CCK, Panels, Display Suite, Featured Content and Search API (and many others) to build compelling, interactive, usable websites. I also do custom theming using Twitter Bootstrap, Zen, Omega and Adaptivetheme. I am looking for project contracts that have clear objectives, realistic schedules and supportive employers.

    Groups: Drupal

    $45.00 /hr
    3,986 hours
    4.71
  8. Karine S.

    Karine S.

    SENIOR TRANSLATOR/PROOFREADER English/French (native)

    United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 8

    ~~~ BILINGUAL ENGLISH/FRENCH TRANSLATOR & PROOFREADER ~~~ ~Always thriving to provide translations that reflect the quality of your company's products and services~ (no machine translation!) French born and raised Lives in the USA (EST/EDT) 9 years of experience / certified translation Highly skilled and motivated Areas of expertise: - Law; Medical; Apps/games; Fashion BIO Après avoir obtenu une Licence en Anglais et avoir suivi une formation de traductrice commerciale bilingue, Karine s’installe aux États-Unis en 2005. Linguiste passionnée, elle a travaillé en tant que traductrice, éditrice et interprète pour de nombreuses entreprises internationales. Son sens aigu du détail l’a poussé à se spécialiser dans la révision et la traduction de documents. Passionnée par la maitrise du français et de l’anglais, Karine prend un plaisir particulier à bien comprendre les besoins de chaque projet et de chaque client afin de rendre une traduction ou assurer une révision avec une précision des plus fidèle. {Background} B.A. in English Literature and Civilization Bilingual training course: ‘Business Translation’ 1st in-house position as a translator: Technical Translator Fr>En, Iveco France - 2004

    Groups: oTranslators

    $37.00 /hr
    2,649 hours
    4.96
  9. Raza J.

    Raza J.

    UI/UX Designer

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 47

    Over the last 9 years, I have created a wide range of UI/UX as well as iPhone/Android Games, logos, icons by using Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and so many other 2d and 3d softwares, including sites for start-up companies and small businesses. My core competency lies in complete end-end management of a design project, and I am seeking opportunities to build design from the ground up for you or your business. As a self learner my objective is to boost creative website and smart phone app designs knowledge as well as experience as in this competitive world. One has to stand up from the crowd through his work of art. I've successfully completed more than dozen game designs also have developed and made those live on itunes and Google Play, also have ability to complete whole project, from "an idea or a doc" to live app "ready for sale". Designed few dozens iOS App UI/UX as well as website interfaces and designs.

    $50.00 /hr
    98 hours
    4.96
  10. Mathew Hobson

    Mathew Hobson

    Graphic Designer, Artworker and InDesign Expert

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 35

    I am a professional Graphic Designer with well over 15 years experience in the industry. Along with working full-time in a studio I also like to freelance when I have the time available. I am Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in InDesign and have many years of experience using Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro. I also know a bit of HTML and CSS and have completed web projects in Muse and Dreamweaver.

    Groups: Adobe Certified Experts

    $33.33 /hr
    53 hours
    5.00