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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. Tonia T.

    Tonia T.

    SaaS Consultant, Startup Advisor & Virtual CMO

    United States - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 7

    Upwork Top Rated consultant & former SaaS CMO with proven success in raising funding & successful exits. Specializing in SaaS consulting. If you want to accelerate the growth of your business, contact me today! I can help you with: * Business plans * Product launch & go-to-market strategy * Sales & investor presentation delivery critiques * Pitch decks * Marketing & communication strategy * Competitor & market analysis * Customer onboarding * Copywriting * Branding * Social media * KPI definitions * Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) Due to the nature of my work, I cannot publicly post samples or reference contact information. However, references and samples are available upon request. I hope to have the opportunity to work with you soon!

    $125.00 /hr
    45 hours
    4.98
  3. Kathryn M.

    Kathryn M.

    Kathryn4B2B Marketing

    Canada - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 10

    I have many years of experience as a corporate marketing manager for mid-sized companies and as a consultant. I provide a variety of marketing and management functions. This could be anything from working with senior management to develop and implement a strategic marketing plan, sourcing external service providers, project management, website development, content writing and collateral development, training of in-house marketing personnel. I understand the challenges faced by businesses with little or no dedicated internal marketing staff. Because I am fully conversant and hands-on with a variety of marketing tasks I am able to provide a broad range of services that typically are not found in a single provider. This saves my clients time and money and leads greater cohesiveness overall. Industrial distributors, manufacturers, business technology providers and others, value my depth of knowledge and my ability to establish or streamline marketing department processes for greater efficiencies. I have excellent project management skills which means that a project will meet your expectations in terms of quality of finished materials and delivery dates. I use data and analytics to balance the 'art' of marketing with science. My skills have been instrumental for improving returns on clients' investment of marketing dollars. I also have experience in the preparation of business plans for start-up, expansion, and immigrant investors.

    $70.00 /hr
    631 hours
    5.00
  4. Tony Hall

    Tony Hall

    Business Coach Analysis Marketing Sales InfusionSoft Wordpress

    Canada - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 18

    Step on the gas & let's go! I help small & new business owners save money and get things done. I save you money by helping you avoid common mistakes and reduce areas of risk as you plan to scale. > If you haven't bought InfusionSoft yet and are considering it. ~ WAIT! ~ I can save you $500-1000 on your set-up fees and drastically reduce the monthly commitment! > Are you building a website worth $7500 or more? ~ STOP! ~ Consult with me for 6-10 hours. If I can't find a way to save you as much on your build cost or marketing & operational systems... as the cost of consultation - it's on me. (no charge) > But, wait there's MORE! (lol) In-depth SEO audit & reports of you and you competitors, Marketing + Operations Analysis, Coaching from concept through launch+, plus many other dreadfully boring things nobody but me seems to actually like doing. Frustrated and need intelligent help with the abundance of techie tasks holding you back and eating up time? Making sense of conversion rates, online behavioral marketing, funnels, landing pages, email campaigns, CRMs, social media, memberships, HTML this, CSS that... [What is a cPanel again?] the list goes on and it's mind numbing at best. You need to work on your business. Let me take a load off your shoulders. HAVE SOMETHING MORE ADVANCED IN MIND? Throw me a curve. Do 5 figure months bore you to death? Do you currently gross more than $1m/yr ? Let's cut the small talk and play ball. SERVICE OFFERINGS & RATE SCHEDULE - "As Needed" or short-term consulting under 10 hours, $100-250/hr dependent on specific industry experience. - Long-term consulting greater than 10 hours per week. $65/hr - Analysis / Website Development / General IT / Marketing / software related tasks totaling up to 30 hours per week. $35/hr (InfusionSoft $55/hr) - Infusionsoft Kick-Start. If you purchase IS through me, I will give you 10 hours of my time at a discounted rate of $35/hr. Save money + get set-up properly for YOUR business! TURN 'WORK' INTO PASSION & PLAY Do you want the freedom to spend more time with family and friends? Travel the world? Live spontaneously? Imagine walking the great Wall of China, Swimming in Bora Bora, Climbing a Mayan Temple, or Leaning Tower of Pisa. Perhaps go snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef or simply watch the sun set from your favorite resort 1/2 the year? I have done all of this and much more, and I can help YOU realize these types of dreams too! It begins with a relaxed mind and a well oiled online business. My experiences which span 24 years in business and 30+ years online are concentrated on community building, business processes, marketing and general analysis. These skills have been exercised across several industries including: Retail, eCommerce, Hospitality, Fitness,Travel, Real Estate, Charities and Online Community Development. I will work closely with you to understand your exact needs, goals and ambitions. Together, we will discuss the situation and brainstorm potential scenarios until we narrow the field to a working solution. If you require ongoing support, I will be there for you when the time comes to review progress and suggest/implement tweaks as your path or details change. Helping people achieve business goals based on their desired lifestyle has become a passion. I have personally earned a lifestyle which has taken me around the world and have experienced things most will only see in a magazine or on television. It is my purpose and goal to help others create a situation for themselves, where they too have this opportunity to live out loud. During the interview process, I will listen carefully to your concerns and weigh all options before moving forward. I am not looking for a 'job' as much as long term partners. If you have a great idea, a solid team and sufficient finances to back it up, but are lacking a piece of the puzzle... I may be able to help you. As much as you will interview me, I will interview the situation and will only accept contracts where I believe the client will ultimately be successful. My schedule is purposefully left fluid as much as possible to accommodate client deadlines, the beach and sanity. We are most productive when we are energetic and full of life. I can help you create a similar situation for yourself. Due to confidentiality reasons, previous business relationships will not be displayed on a public profile. Please do not ask for samples of business, marketing or strategy plans as these files are critical to the survival of a company, could violate NDA's, unduly expose IP rights and open the doors for legal action. You should expect the same level of respect and confidentiality from me. If you are serious about taking the next step. If you honestly have a burning desire and are ready to do whatever it takes... we need to talk.

    $38.89 /hr
    786 hours
    5.00
  5. Brian Mellett

    Brian Mellett

    Business Consultant, Merger and Acquisition Specialist, Entrepreneur

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 1

    5 STAR RATED BUSINESS CONSULTANT --- TOP 1% UPWORK PROVIDER I am a US born and educated business consultant, merger and acquisition specialist and entrepreneur, with over twenty years of experience. I have consulted with international businesses large and small with a passion for start ups, especially in the technology space. I have a unique and thorough understanding of the challenges that growing businesses face, having personally grown two companies that were acquired, the second by a Fortune 200 company. Preparing your business for growth is what I do best! I've been heavily involved in the development and management of hundreds of online properties. I am extremely well-versed in the areas of website development, mobile technology, online marketing, lead generation and social media. I invite you to browse my LinkedIn profile at http://linkedin.com/in/brianmellett

    $50.00 /hr
    266 hours
    5.00
  6. Merritt Wiley

    Merritt Wiley

    International Business Specialist

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

    Strategic Management, Operations, Logistics and Marketing authority with significant and progressive global trade experience complimented by advanced IT capabilities. A track record of engineering and re-engineering sales and operations teams that focus on achieving or exceeding revenue and service targets. I like to learn and work with all career levels, it's part of what makes working remotely fun! On-site project management in a variety of global locations has dramatically elevated my cross-cultural skills and remote operating abilities. Extended country postings include; Brazil, Chile, East Africa, Germany, Korea, Macau, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uruguay and the West Indies.

    $125.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  7. 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
    1,811 hours
    4.94
  8. Chao C.

    Chao C. Agency Contractor

    China Business Consultant / Chinese Marketing Expert

    China - Last active: 4 days 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
  9. Garland Coulson

    Garland Coulson Agency Contractor

    Time Management, Social Media & Internet Marketing Coach & Trainer

    Canada - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 11

    Not enough time? I'll show you how to get more done in less time. Not sure how to make your web site sell? Wondering how to set up a cost effective Internet marketing program? Let me help. I can coach you, train your team or act as a consultant for your productivity and online marketing programs.

    Associated with: Garland Coulson Agency

    $72.22 /hr
    512 hours
    4.90
  10. Aditya A.

    Aditya A. Agency Contractor

    Consultant

    India - Last active: 13 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
    4,461 hours
    4.98