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  1. Andreea A.

    Andreea A.

    Ph.D. in Finance

    Romania - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

    In top 5% freelancers at oDesk, I am a professionally trained academic writer, financial analyst and market researcher with two years oDesk experience and over 2,000 hours worked to design academic articles, research projects, market reports, marketing presentations, business plans, financial analyses and economic studies. I hold a bachelor degree in finance-Specialization "Finance and Banks", a master degree in Economics and a doctorate degree in "Finance" with merit Excellent (2011). I have written 34 articles published in international databases rated journals or published in the volumes of national and international conferences from Romania and abroad (Kavala-Greece, Prague, Hradec Kralove-the Czech Republic (ISI Proceedings indexed), Izmir-Turkey, Tallin-Estonia, Chisinau-Republic of Moldova). Education -Doctorate Degree in Finance with merit Excellent, 2011; -Diploma for participating in the national science writing program included in the project "Doctorate in Excellence Schools- The Evaluation of Research Quality in Universities and Increasing Visibility by Scientific Publications", April 29-30, organized by UEFISCU and the National Government of Romania, 2010; -Master Degree in Economics, 2008; -Jean Monnet permanent course "European monetary and financial integration" Certificate No. 001763, 2006-2007, organized by the Center for European Studies, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania, 2008; -Bachelor of Finance (specialization: Finance and Banks), 2007. Articles published in international databases rated journals (National University Research Council- CNCSIS B+) or CNCSIS acknowledged journals: 2011: The Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism under Financial Distress. An Overview, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Vol. XI, Issue 1, (B+), RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, pp. 1832-1838, co-author; 2011: Optimum Currency Areas Theory: Economic Foundation for Monetary Unification, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Vol. XI, Issue 1, (B+), RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, pp. 2315-2320, co-author; 2010: The Challenges Facing Single Euro Payments Area Adoption in the Light of the Financial Crisis”, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series (B+),RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, ISSN 1582-9383, pp. 211-216; III. Articles published in the volumes of international conferences from abroad: 2011: Determinants of Romanian Credit Default Swap Spreads in the Context of the European Debt Crisis, Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference Economies of Central and Eastern Europe: Convergence, Opportunities and challenges, Tallin School of Economics and Business Administration of the Tallin University of Technology, Tallin, Estonia, (co-author); 2011: Romania and the Challenges of Economic and Monetary Union: An Overview, Proceedings of the 12th Annual Doctoral Conference of Faculty of Finance and Accounting, Prague, Czech Republic (ISI Proceedings indexed); 2011: Testing for Government Bond Market Integration. The case of the European Union, Proceedings of the 14th International Students’ Conference on Economics, Izmir, Turkey; 2011: Financial Integration of European Money Market: from EMU to the Global Crisis and Beyond, Proceedings of Hradec Economic Days 2011 Economic. Development and Management of Regions, University of Hradec Kralove Publishing House, Czech Republic, ISBN 978-80-7435-101-3, pp. 17-21, (co-author); 2010: The Implications of European Retail Banking Integration on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Financing. An Overview, Proceedings of Management of International Business and Economic Systems, Department of Information Management, Kavala Institute of Technology, Kavala, Greece, ISBN 978-960-98411-8-4, pp. 605-619, (co-author); 2010: Private Equity Investments and Innovation Stimulation, published in the volume of the international conference Competitiveness and innovation in Knowledge Economy, Economic Studies Academy, Chisinau (co-author); 2010: Perspectives on Single Euro Payments Area Adoption in the Light of the Financial Crisis, published in the volume of the international conference Financial policies for growth recovery under the global economic crisis, Policolor Publishing House, Chisinau, ISBN 978-9975-9956-2-7, pp. 90-95.

    $50.00 /hr
    2,525 hours
    4.87
  2. Vinnie R.

    Vinnie R. Agency Contractor

    Business Plans, Pitch Decks, Start-up Consulting, Finance & Marketing

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

    A strong business leader, I have 15 years of senior management experience with several Fortune 500 companies. In addition, I am a top performer and contractor for oDesk Enterprise Solutions and a recipient of the oDesk Top 10% Award. My expertise includes: -Business strategy/pitch decks -Business plans & proposals -Financial Forecasts, Analysis, Business Valuations -Marketing Strategy and Plans -Project Management & Six Sigma My objective is to build a consulting practice and deliver to you, the client, the best knowledge, expertise and results that our team has to offer. I am energetic, dedicated and will deliver 100% to each and every project. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you, sharing my expertise and making us both a success! Skills Summary: Business Strategy/Business Plans; Start-up consulting, Business Plans, Investor plans, Pitch decks, Market Research, Executive and Investor presentations Finance; Financial Budgeting and Forecasting, Business Plan Development and Financial Analysis, Margin, Income Statement & Balance Sheet Management, Month End Closing, Analytical Expertise, Audit and Internal Control, Marketing; Online Channel Management, Strategic Planning, Brand Development, Mass Media Strategy and Execution, Management of Direct Marketing and Telemarketing Channels, New Product Development, Market and Consumer Research, Retail Marketing, Marketing and Statistical Analysis Project Management: Recruitment, Business Process Development and Facilitation, Vendor Management, Team Management, Lean Six Sigma, Senior Project Management

    Associated with: CORE Consulting Services Inc.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,744 hours
    5.00
  3. Chao C.

    Chao C. Agency Contractor

    China Business Consultant / Chinese Marketing Expert

    China - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 18

    ★WHAT DO I DO? I help businesses, from startups to big names develop optimal solutions for entry and growth in the China market. ※Understanding the China/Chinese market is a challenging task.※ No matter you are considering entering the China market with little or no knowledge about China or you had an established presence in China already, You might need help. The following titles are given by my clients: *China Business Consultant *China Marketing Expert, *Professional Chinese Translator/Copywriter, *China Representative, *Chinese Market Researcher, *eCommerce Website Project Manager, *Global Digital Marketer... ★WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE ME? * 16 years China marketing experience * 12 years Digital Marketing experience, Chinese SEO + SMM, China PPC * China Business Consulting on various sectors and industries. * Internet Entrepreneur with successful experience and learned lessons from failures. * Working under diversified environment and can handle different Chinese cultures. * Had been worked in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hongkong. ★WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU? * Easy to Communicate, Quick Response * I had served 1000+ global clients on translation and consulting business * You will get market insights quickly through affordable, but effective methods * You can establish your local presence with ease * You can get truly local Chinese website, suitable to the China market * Your digital marketing will be in the right hands in a long-run, either PPC, SEO or SMM. ★WHAT SERVICES? * China Market Research * Sourcing from China & Exporting to China * Industry Analysis * Feasibility Studies * Market Entry Strategy * Website Localization * Website Development * eCommerce Web Design * Translation & Copywriting * China internet marketing

    Groups: oTranslators

    Associated with: SinoStep China Consulting

    $49.99 /hr
    2,497 hours
    4.97
  4. Aditya A.

    Aditya A. Agency Contractor

    Consultant

    India - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 24 - Portfolio: 12

    Outstanding business and technology consultant. Over 20 years of industry experience in Business and Technology Consulting, Strategy, and Technology implementation. Superior writing skills. Expert in: Web development and Webmaster: - Wordpress, HTML, CSS based website development and maintenance Writing: - blogs, articles, reports, sales copy, tech documentation Business Consulting: - strategic planning, marketing, business development Social Media Marketing: - SEO / SEM / SMM, analytics, landing pages, optimization Proposal Management - proposals, bids, tenders, contracts management and writing Project & People Management and Recruitment Usability analysis and review

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    Associated with: Morph.In, Anu International Agency

    $40.00 /hr
    4,297 hours
    4.98
  5. Joseph Dager

    Joseph Dager

    Implementer of Sales & Marketing Tactics

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 19

    Are you a SaaS Company with a great product? My strength is making that second "S" service as large as the first "S", software. I develop On-boarding programs that not only engage your customers but deliver sales opportunities. Marketing to the unprofitable masses is a failed strategy. Stop marketing through a funnel of depletion but market towards opportunity. Find out how to develop and implement the Funnel of Opportunity. I use my process thinking and over thirty years in sales and marketing within a wide variety of industries and apply it through Lean Marketing Concepts. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt that has participated with companies involved in retail, manufacturing, software and professional services along their Quality Journey. In these companies, I have developed and implemented sales and marketing strategies. Always being a process thinker, I attached Lean to the way of implementing sales and marketing and has advanced those practices through Design Thinking and Service Design concepts. The Business901 Blog and Podcast includes many leading edge thinkers and been featured numerous times for its contributions to the Bloomberg’s Business Week Exchange. I have authored four books with the most recent published this past year, The Lean Engagement Team. What others say: In the past 20 years, Joe and I have collaborated on many difficult issues. Joe’s ability to combine his expertise with “out of the box” thinking is unsurpassed. He has always delivered quickly, cost effectively and with ingenuity. A brilliant mind that is always a pleasure to work with.” – James R. “Joe Dager is a leading author on Lean Six Sigma and Marketing and frequent contributor to the Lean Six Sigma Group community. Joe Dager is an experienced transformational executive and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with deep expertise in implementing value stream marketing systems that assist his clients in achieving rapid results in reaching their targeted customer markets. Joe is polished in the various online networking tools that enrich messaging in areas like podcasts, blogs, audio and video media, event marketing, and qualifying leads into prospects for rapid business development of opportunities. If you are in need of a professional lean six sigma consultant in sales and marketing processes, I recommend networking with Joe Dager, I am confident you will find his approach simple and results-focused.”-Steve B.

    $55.56 /hr
    3,575 hours
    4.99
  6. Michael S.

    Michael S.

    C-Level DNA - Business Growth Strategist

    United States - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 2

    Every successful business begins with one person and a vision. Inevitably, that vision must segue to a strategic plan and focused execution. This is a space I've successfully lived in for over 20 years. My strengths lie in visionary business planning and strategy. I can take role as an advisor, collaborator, and/or team member to execute plans or strategic initiatives. I assist in developing Business, Strategic, and Operational plans. I help prepare companies for raising capital, and where practical, provide introductions. I help recruit top management. I help clients deliver positive results to their bottom line, take them from "marginal to viable", and often I help position them for a high(er) probability of an 'exit' when the time is right. I help deliver organized, business-focused narratives and messaging that inform internally and to external stakeholders, vendors, clients or investors. Whether a start up, early stage, or middle market, I approach every engagement in the same manner. I first establish an understanding of the business as it exists today. I review the current business structure. I peel back the layers to clearly assess the business, financials, market dynamics, team, and strategy. I look at the business in its current iteration and then sit down with you to discuss both the 'big picture' and what the goal line looks like to you. Early on, we may well reach a point where I share less-than-good news; There's still work to be done. But it is at this point where I see clients reach a level of cognitive realization, who understand and agree with my position or feedback, and that's where things can start to get exciting. Engage me on an initial consultation (no fee) regarding your business goals and strategy. The outcome of that dialogue will tell us both if there's a fit and whether it makes sense to engage in a mutually beneficial relationship to advance your goals. Michael

    $45.00 /hr
    1,440 hours
    4.95
  7. Alma C.

    Alma C.

    Top Rated Upworker | Internet and Social Media Marketing | VA

    Bosnia and Herzegovina - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

    www.almacolic.com Honored as a Top Rated Upwork Freelancer with 100% Job Success. Areas of expertise: * Detailed Marketing Analysis * Detailed Demographic Analysis * Detailed Competitor Analysis * Marketing Strategy for Profit Growth * Marketing Implementation * Targeted Traffic Generation * Market Research * Marketing Assessment and Review * Presentation Design and Creation * Business Consulting (eCommerce, Start ups, "Go-to" strategies) * Product Development and Launches A list of my skills includes but is not limited to: ▐ Advanced knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office suite ▐ Creating effective business and sales presentations from scratch ▐ Advanced knowledge and experience creating eBooks content from scratch ▐ Skilled with online marketing tool but not limited to Wordpress ▐ Skilled with Social Media Platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn), Blogs ▐ Reviewing and auditing website content, appearance and aesthetics to better appeal ▐ Editing, managing and updating content for online websites and social media accounts ▐ Self-starter, goal oriented and able to handle multiple tasks ▐ Well organized and highly detail-oriented ▐ Able to adapt, learn and implement new information quickly ▐ Able to learn new programs ▐ Skilled in research, analyzing data, writing, and editing ▐ Accurate and dependable, with an uncompromising work ethic ▐ An active listener with strong interpersonal skills ▐ Strive to understand client needs and provide exceptional results ▐ Very good written, verbal, interpersonal and communication skills ▐ Excellent time management and organizational skills ▐ Very good in speaking, writing and reading English ▐ Proficient in speaking, writing and reading Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian ▐ Type 70+ WMP P.S. I have excluded displaying 99% of my work per nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) and/or for clients privacy. I do not do any spec work/commission only/performance only based projects, so please do not ask. Best, Alma Colic Skype: almacolic101 Facebook: /almacolic101 Twitter: @almacolic101

    $19.99 /hr
    1,075 hours
    4.98
  8. Eashani Rodrigo

    Eashani Rodrigo

    IT & Business Consultant (&expert in presentations/ AcademicWriting)

    Sri Lanka - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 15

    My domain of knowledge covers the fields-: IT , Business & Marketing Management & Organizational Psychology. I have gained my experience and knowledge in IT Service Management (ITSM), IT Marketing and Business Analysis areas working in IT Industry. I am experienced in business management, marketing and sales, online marketing, business consultancy and online research. Specialties: -- IT Service Management (ITSM in relation to ITIL) -- IT Marketing Management -- Online Marketing Management -- Project Management -- Business Management -- Organizational Psychology/ Business coaching -- Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Skills -- PowerPoint Presentation Designing (Business, Educational, Training) -- Presentation Video production ( PPT to Video using Camtasia) -- Marketing Material Preparation ( Presentations, Flyers, Brochures, Videos) -- Business Profiles / Business Proposals / Marketing Proposals/ Sales Proposals and Other Business Documents preparation -- Website content writing -- Online Research -- Process diagrams, flowcharts designing (using MS Visio) -- Personal Coaching Academic Background *** Bachelor's degree (B.Sc. (Hons) in IT Management) *** *** Masters Degree (M.Sc. in Business Psychology) *** As a successful academic I am skilled in: -- Article Writing -- Academic Writing -- Preparation of Online Tutorials ( Knowledge area : Business Psychology, Business Management, Marketing, Online Marketing, IT, ITSM, ITIL, Leadership, Change management and Neuro-Linguistic Programming [NLP]).

    $20.00 /hr
    1,844 hours
    4.99
  9. Heuila Yang

    Heuila Yang

    Native Korean, English-Fluent

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 3

    I'm a native South Korean, fluent in both Korean and American-English (mid-western dialect). I'm able to, and experienced in, both written and spoken Korean and English. I hold a B.S. in tourism, conventions and event management and graduated with highest-honor with a 3.9 GPA. I have work and volunteer experience in the service industry, government, business and have also worked extensively with university affairs and research, which afforded me much experience with more formal written English.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,541 hours
    4.54
  10. XinYin Qin

    XinYin Qin

    Translator, Sales/Marketing Expert,MBA,ERP Expert

    China - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 74 - Portfolio: 67

    Professional Translator. Professional Business and Technical Translation Expert. Best Skills on Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese translation. Good Culture Background knowledge : China Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Best Skills on Marketing and Outbound Sales Best Network and Resource to Expand Your Business in China mainland. Include Online Business Promotion & Offline Business, Such as All Kinds of Out-Sourcing Marketing , iOS or Android App marketing and etc. Low Cost, High Quality Customer and Considerable Market Share Get For You. Market Research Expert for Web Research, Sourcing, Cold Calling Help you to find most valuable information and supplier in China. A Good Sourcing Agent in China. Customer Service Expert A Best Virtual Assistant. Best Assistant to Localize Your Business in China Mainland & Hong Kong. Database Expert, Best Skills on SQL Server 2012. Business Intelligence Professional

    $20.00 /hr
    2,602 hours
    4.96