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  1. Nick Phelps

    Nick Phelps

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

    $44.44 /hr
    899 hours
    4.98
  2. Jose Bello

    Jose Bello

    Business Consulting

    United States - Last active: 4 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. Anna K.

    Anna K.

    Business Consultant and Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    Hello! I am an experienced business consultant and technical writer. Currently, I run operations for a New York City - based company and offer my services as a freelancer. My educational credentials include Bachelor's in Business Administration and Master's in Public Administration. oDesk performance highlights - 98% Job Success Rate and 33% conversion rate of one-time clients into long-term employers. I specialize in writing investment business plans and technology white papers and case studies. Thank you for taking the time to scroll through my page and happy working!

    $45.00 /hr
    108 hours
    4.93
  4. Zachary L.

    Zachary L.

    MBA Candidate Business Development Consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

    I have worked as a business development consultant for organizations in both the private and public sector, providing everything from basic structural business mechanisms to entrepreneurial strategy advice. I have significant experience in research and reporting data, which serve as the foundation for good business and marketing decision-making. I hope to continue to use my skills for the benefit of clients who seek deliverables that are backed by accurate information. Past projects have included business plans, industry analyses, branding strategies, and market research quality assurance reports.

    $55.56 /hr
    303 hours
    4.94
  5. Andreea A.

    Andreea A.

    Ph.D. in Finance

    Romania - Last active: 1 day 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
    2,522 hours
    4.87
  6. Kathryn M.

    Kathryn M.

    Kathryn4B2B Marketing

    Canada - Last active: 3 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
    571 hours
    5.00
  7. Aaron Stafford

    Aaron Stafford

    Investment-worthy business plans for start-ups

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    Experienced writing business plans and raising capital >$100 million USD I am an entrepreneur that has a proven track record in building businesses. I founded SB Capstone, LLC, a real estate lending and development business generating 5 million in revenue the first year. I also Founded Redestar USA, an international sustainable energy company that partnered with LG on a wind development in Costa Rica where I was responsible for facilitating 100MM+ worth of debt and equity financing through government grants and institutional investors. Proven areas of work include: Business plans Pitch decks Market analyses Capital raising Due diligence Professional writing (white papers) Deal origination Underwriting SWOT analyses WIX website development

    $50.00 /hr
    53 hours
    5.00
  8. Zach Pardes

    Zach Pardes

    PR, Marketing & Social Media Pro

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 4

    www.linkedin.com/in/zpardes Marketing, PR, advertising & communications pro. New market categories. Launches. Relaunches. Start ups. Funding campaigns. Mergers. Acquisitions. Corporate communications & investor relations. Current and former clients include: Corporate: Amazon, Nike, Virgin, Tropicana, ESPN, First Watch, Darden Restaurants, Stew Leonard's, Chuy's Tex Mex, Lennar, KB Home, Toyota, Nokia, Discovery Networks, Electronic Arts (EA), Stein Mart Tech & Mobile: Flickr, GOQii, Lightricks (Facetune), DevriX, Coveroo, Hooked, Row Sham Bow, Chegg, TeamChat, Indix Health/Wellness: Allergan, Smith & Nephew, Nemours, Moffitt Cancer Center, Compass Research, Human Performance Mentors Hospitality: Wyndham, Marriott, Hyatt Regency, Peabody Hotels, Rosen Hotels Consumer Packaged Products: Javatino, Buddy Fruits, Zico, Fuji Film Finance/Fin Tech: Merrill Lynch, Citi, E*Trade, Vesta, MX (Money Desktop), B2R Finance Clean Tech: CALMAC, BuildingIQ, KGS Buildings, Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, Ox Paperboard, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Non-Profit: Big Brothers Big Sisters

    $111.11 /hr
    123 hours
    4.99
  9. Seth Brown

    Seth Brown

    Ivy League Grad - Writing, Branding, Consulting for You

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    ‘A visionary, Seth helped guide us to our brand presence. His input was well-constructed, helpful, and informative. Seth's work is agency-grade and we look forward to working with him again.’ I’m passionate about helping businesses find the words to express their brand to the world. I provide naming, branding, and writing services with a dash of technical advisory and project management. My background and focus is working with early stage and startup companies in the technology, environmental, and health and wellness industries. I hold a degree in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania which offers additional benefits to international businesses that want to connect with English-speaking audiences here in the United States and around the world. I have over 10 years of experience launching new businesses, product lines, and marketing campaigns. I'm an active listener, an expert at listening to my clients' needs. It's this skill that allows me to create messages and brand experiences that are rewarding for you and your clients. Visit my site sethdbrown.com to learn more.

    $40.00 /hr
    783 hours
    4.87
  10. Mateusz Serotiuk

    Mateusz Serotiuk

    High-quality pitch decks and investment consulting

    Poland - Last active: 3 days 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
    127 hours
    4.99