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  1. Anna K.

    Anna K.

    Start-up Consultant and Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 14 days 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
  2. 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
  3. Mateusz Serotiuk

    Mateusz Serotiuk

    High-quality pitch decks and investment consulting

    Poland - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 3

    If you are a startup looking for investment or to boost your sales, you are looking at your problem solver, a guy who will go to war with you. And win. I have worked with 50+ startups helping to raise around $25M from Angels, Seed Funds and VCs by writing business plans, setting up investment strategies, preparing pitch decks for fund-raising and coaching entrepreneurs for their real-life pitches for demanding audiences. Areas of expertise: - Raising money at the pre-seed, seed, Series A and Series B levels - High-quality Presentation Design and Creation - Effective (Sales) Pitch Delivery - Presentation and public speaking - Market Research and Value Proposition - Business Consulting (Start-ups, "Go-to" strategies etc.) - Partner/Investor Pitchdeck design and consulting - Market Research - Market Assessment - Press Communication and Strategy - Profitability strategy to validate assumptions and fuel motivation - Brand Design, Assessment, Creation and Maintenance I have been actively engaged with startup communities across Europe and in SF Bay Area. Had successfully delivered funding (from pre-seed to Series B) for many startups, also assisted several in getting accepted into a top-trier startup accelerators in EMEA Region. I've added value in these areas: - eCommerce - Fashion & Desing - Technology - Gaming & eSports - Online Gambling - SaaS (Software as a Service) I always commit myself to task at hand. Just provide me with an idea of your goals, give any specific requirements and I'll be sure to turn your ideas into a reality. I guarantee, that after 15 minutes skype call, you'll already have learned something valuable and helpful with your business. Isn't that worth a call?

    $50.00 /hr
    165 hours
    4.99
  4. Kathryn M.

    Kathryn M.

    Kathryn4B2B Marketing

    Canada - Last active: 10 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
  5. Puneet Gandhi

    Puneet Gandhi

    Experienced Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs and UBS

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

    1. Worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and UBS for five years across IT & BPO, Financial Services, Metals & Mining and Infrastructure 2. Completed several transactions across M&A, equity and debt capital markets 3. Career Portfolio Statistics - 3 M&As - 11 Capital Markets Transactions - 50+ Valuation/Deal models - 250+ Investor/Board/Pitch Presentations 4. Areas of Specialisation - Financial Modeling - Investor Presentations - Business Plans - Corporate Finance & Capitalization - Financial Planning & Analysis - Budgeting/Forecasting - Mergers and Acquisitions - Valuations - Fundraising Strategies

    $225.00 /hr
    1,287 hours
    5.00
  6. 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
  7. Chao C.

    Chao C. Agency Contractor

    China Business Consultant / Chinese Marketing Expert

    China - Last active: 5 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
    2,497 hours
    4.97
  8. Justin M.

    Justin M. Agency Contractor

    Project Manager and Squarespace Specialist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 17

    Driven by a genuine desire to contribute to the global creative community, Justin Raymond Merino founded kulturspace with fifteen years of diverse experiences in management, design and cultural environments in international organisations, he offers clients and collaborators a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and creative dexterity. Justin’s education includes Business Management studies at COC, a degree in Design and Visual Communications from the University of Pennsylvania, and in Film & Cinema from the University of London. A strong believer in self-advancement, he also studied Project Management at Pinnacle P.D., Exhibition Design at Node’s Center for Curatorial Studies, and participated in numerous educational programmes at Museum of Modern Art in New York. Spanning over a decade of supervisory practice, Justin’s multifaceted portfolio includes roles such as Operations/Merger Coordinator at Ferguson Enterprises Inc., Facilities Consultant for Warner Music Group, Project Manager within the International Television Department at Warner Bros. Studios, Head Coordinator at LuxeLab & ArtLab, and Facilities Coordinator at Los Angeles Fire Department, amongst others. His responsibilities ranged from overseeing a staff of 40+ people, to managing a US$1billion facilities remodel for Warner Bros. Studios. Justin’s progressive character, innovative ideas and communicational adeptness led to his appointment as Operations and Artist Relations Director at the Manhattan-based Artist Pension Trust in late 2011. His duties included handling of investments and corporate relations with over 700 clients in the UK, Los Angeles and New York, in addition to managing the global Operations and Logistics staff and business development. His hard work and dedication saw his prompt promotion in 2013 to Director General of the newly founded non-profit APT Institute, where he played an integral role in the development of the organisation’s concept, branding and marketing strategies. Justin’s focus now lies on nurturing and expanding kulturspace’s international presence as THE Creative(s) Agency, working with and for creative individuals and organisations to bring their ideas to life. He envisions a future where we’re able to devote ourselves to our individual creative pursuits, enriching our world with artistic, cultural and innovative visions, but doing so with the support of a larger collective - free from the limitations of a traditional brick-and-mortar setup. A native of Los Angeles, Justin Raymond Merino presently collects air miles living and working between Los Angeles, California and Berlin, Germany. Languages: English, ASL and Hebrew.

    Associated with: kulturspace

    $75.00 /hr
    22 hours
    5.00
  9. Milena T.

    Milena T.

    Professor of Finance and Voice Over Artist

    United States - Last active: 01/20/2013 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    Obtain contract work in the field of finance utilizing my resources in the areas of economic and financial research, corporate financial management, and investment portfolio management. I hold a Master's Degree in Finance from Walsh College as well as 8 years professional experience in the field. I also have over 15 years experience as a professional singer, actress, and voice over artist. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music. I specialize in the following types of reads: teen through middle-aged female, British accent, retail/announcer, real person, corporate/technical, narration/storytelling and e-learning reads. You will receive a high quality mp3 or .wav file within 24 hours or less of notification of hire and mutually approved script. If you are not 100% satisfied with my work, I expect NO payment. I am a professional and I pride myself on getting your job done right and I have many satisfied clients. More about my experience: I am the owner and director of The Voice Works Studio, LLC since 2002 where I provide voice overs, and teach performing artists vocal technique and business skills. I have my own professional recording equipment with excellent sound quality and can provide clear audio vocals with fast turnaround time. Some of my recent clients include: GoodbyeCrutches www.goodbyecrutches.com Arch-Tech Virtual http://archvirtual.com/ Tipodean Technologies http://www.tipodean.com/ Michael Sheldon Reed Design http://www.msreeddesign.com/about-me/ Hawaii Web Studio http://www.hawaiiwebdesignstudio.com/ ...and many more!

    $55.56 /hr
    12 hours
    4.93
  10. Daniel J.

    Daniel J.

    Strategy Consulting Partner, MBA

    United States - Last active: 06/07/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    Managing partner at Connexus Hub, a full service market research and strategy firm that specializes in helping businesses at varying stages that include small businesses, VC backed companies, and federal agencies with sales & marketing strategy development/implementation, market research, and marketing communications. I have over 10 years of experience developing efficient business processes within sales organizations with core expertise in: • deployment of pilot programs with Fortune 500 client companies that have led to international corporate purchase agreements • development of strategic partnerships • sales / market strategy development to target highly regulated industries - federal, public utilities, healthcare, and education sectors. Please refer to connexushub.com for additional info.

    $150.00 /hr
    64 hours
    4.91