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  1. Joseph Dager

    Joseph Dager

    Implementer of Sales & Marketing Tactics

    United States - Last active: 6 hours 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
    3,586 hours
    4.99
  2. Vinnie R.

    Vinnie R. Agency Contractor

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

    Canada - Last active: 2 days 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
    1,811 hours
    5.00
  3. Chao C.

    Chao C. Agency Contractor

    China Business Consultant / Chinese Marketing Expert

    China - Last active: 6 hours 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
    2,597 hours
    4.97
  4. Aditya A.

    Aditya A. Agency Contractor

    Consultant

    India - Last active: 1 day 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
    4,465 hours
    4.98
  5. Andreea A.

    Andreea A.

    Ph.D. in Economics, Market research expert

    Romania - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

    In top 5% freelancers at Upwork, I am a professionally trained academic writer, financial analyst and market researcher with three-years Upwork experience and over 2,500 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). I am in Top 10% Market Research test takers at Upwork. I have accomplished numerous research tasks for various companies across the world, as follows: • DwellAware.com (http://www.DwellAware.com), USA: Market research for Residential Real Estate sector • Hankinson Consulting Inc. (Canada): In-depth Market Research in the Real Estate Agent Software Market • Dalberg Global Development Advisors (Switzerland): Research blending facilities around the globe • IdeaMash (Canada): peer-to-peer business counseling project building. • Empire Holdings LLC (USA): Report on the investment environment in Dubai, UAE and China • Stijn Vandersyppe (Belgium): Assist with start-up hedge fund in setting up company structure, legal counseling, develop risk assessment, develop calculation methods for investors, assist in strategically thinking • The Bitsopoulos Company (Greece): Market research to expand into the bakery industry in Angola. • JP LED Lighting Canada (http://www.jpledlighting.com): Market research to expand into the LED bulbs industry in Thailand. • Foreign Investor Research Group USA (http://www.foreignirg.com): Developing of marketing strategy, financial analysis, business plan production. • CloudStaff Australia: Market research on venture capital firms in the US, UK and Australia • Access Legal Search and Research (USA): Research on developing an online clothing and accessories store • Dr. Peter Carter (Canada): Market research and report on the full cost- full benefit of total conversion off fossil fuel energy to clean true renewable energy sources. • Vanloor Vanloor (US): Market research on US hospitals • M.d.C. Technology (Italy): Market research on electronic management solutions for swimming pools 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; 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);

    $50.00 /hr
    2,554 hours
    4.87
  6. Michael S.

    Michael S.

    C-Level DNA - Business Growth Strategist

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
    1,509 hours
    4.95
  7. Vikash Agarwal

    Vikash Agarwal

    Accountant/Bookkeeper--Quickbooks/XERO/Data Entry/Excel and VBA Expert

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a Certified Chartered Accountant and a XERO Certified 2014 with 8+ years of experience (including off-shore) with diverse geographic, domain and profound industry knowledge across multiple sectors and markets. I am providing bookkeeping and accounting services for business set ups across the globe. I have been working on all globally recognised softwares including XERO; Quickbooks; Freshbooks; Clearbooks among others. If given a chance, It would be my pleasure to assist you with bookkeeping and preparation of financial statements for your year end reporting and for reporting sales tax / GST and VAT (as relevant). I have specialisation in budgeting, forecasting, financial modelling, planning, financial analysis, business valuations. I also offer services like data entry, data mining, web research and other data management services. My core competency lies in my analytical skills and I have been doing bank reconciliation statements, management accounting, budgeting, to preparing of financial statements. I also specialise in Data management where I with my network and resources arranges business and market data globally. I provide all sorts of statistical and analytical reports on the data’s. I have skills and expertise in QuickBooks, MYOB, Tally. I provide bookkeeping and tax preparation services at a very affordable rate. Seeking a challenging and responsible financial/accounting work where natural abilities, experience, education and assertiveness will be most effectively and profitably utilized. 1. High-end excel related work – small excel based accounting/bookkeeping models, creation of extensive macros, creating pivots, charts, auto invoice template generation, etc. 2. Creation of Business plans, forecasting, business modelling, business valuations, budgeting, etc. 3. Para planning, creation of Statements of advices, Investment planning report, providing financial advisory services and portfolio management. 4. Data arrangements, data analysis in different forms (charts, graphs, etc.) 5. Setting up chart of accounts 6. Accounts Receivable -this also includes matching invoices to purchase orders received 7. Accounts Payable (Matching invoices to purchase orders, matching payment receipts to account - credit card or bank - transactions). 8. Account Reconciliations and weekly/monthly status reports. 9. Payroll (Managing payroll - through online payroll software - for small to mid sized businesses) 10. Tax Preparation - for Individuals, LLCs, S-corps, Corps and Partnerships

    $16.67 /hr
    1,303 hours
    4.68
  8. Alvina K.

    Alvina K.

    Finance, Web Research,Data Entry Specialist

    Armenia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 9

    Hello. I am a qualified linguist of English, Russian and Spanish languages. After graduating I applied to Master of Agribusiness Program at ATC in partnership with the Department of Agricultural Economics of the Texas A&M University. The knowledge which I got from State Linguistic University and ATC was helpful to implement during my internships. Besides, I have participated in a number of surveys, due to which I now communicate easily with people and comprehensively understand the situation in each business, act quickly and smartly. I also know SPSS, Stata and Simetar. I have good language skills and statistical, accounting, marketing and finance skills. I hope that my eye for detail, eagerness to learn new things and my ability to perform, qualifies me for consideration. I would like to become a member of your team.

    $5.00 /hr
    1,348 hours
    4.99
  9. Eashani Rodrigo

    Eashani Rodrigo

    Business Consultant (Marketing Materials/ PPT/ ITIL/ Academic Writing)

    Sri Lanka - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 16

    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
    1,905 hours
    4.99
  10. Aseem J.

    Aseem J.

    MBA, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads, Product Management

    India - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    1200+ Hours at ODesk, 5-Star Client Feedback, MBA from World's top 15 B-School, 10+ years delivering Client Success Have my expertise, education and professionalism working for you: I have managed a company, earned an MBA and consulted in Marketing with companies of all sizes, industries and stages of development. My strengths are: * Conversion rate Optimization * Marketing Implementation * Business Strategy & Business Plans * Social Media Marketing * Marketing Assessment & Review I have directed online and offline campaigns, including research-based pricing strategy. I have also written high impact marketing plans, website content, press releases, blogs, newsletters, articles and promotional videos. My past experience includes working with Fortune 500 clients as well as start ups, small businesses and non-profit organizations in the US and Europe ***Key Skills*** - Savvy digital marketing experts specialized in web analytics, conversion rate as well as User experience optimization with several years of web analytics and digital marketing experience. - Google Analytics, Social Media Marketing and eMail/Newsletter targeting campaign experts - Certified Mcgraw Hill Digital Professionals - 10+ years in Product management in Internet/IT space - Business management Graduates from World's top 15 ranked B-schools - Learn more about backgrounds of some our LinkedIn profiles cn.linkedin.com/in/aseemjunejaceibs/ What can I do to help you? - Web analytics measurement planning and implementation: Google Analytics setup, fixing tracking issues, campaign URL tagging, events, goals, conversion funnel optimization, ecommerce tracking, cross-domain tracking, ,filters, custom variables, content experiments, intelligence alerts, Customer segmentation, A/B & Multi-variant testing,... - you name it. - Data analysis and conversion optimization: Understand where your site visitors come from, what they do, why they do it and how to more out of them. Get data-driven insights for your business decisions. Build hypotheses based on your data, A/B test them, get a conversion lift. Repeat and drive continual improvement of your website performance. - Improve your website design, what it needs, what shall go OUT of the window, optimize the overall user experience which in-turn improves your CTRs, bounce rates, time spent per page & of course THE Conversion rate!

    $30.00 /hr
    1,267 hours
    5.00