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  1. 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
  2. Alison C.

    Alison C.

    Expert Translator and Accountant

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9

    I am a native English-speaker with key skills in translation (German and Italian to English) and proof-reading. I am a qualified chartered accountant, and I have 12 years' experience in preparing and proof-reading financial statements and reports. I also have professional experience translating Italian internal audit reports into English, and translating/ proofreading German audit reports to management. My main areas of expertise are in proof-reading financial documents and translating financial, business and IT matter to English from German and Italian. I also am interested in proof-reading non-financial documents, as I am an avid reader of novels and a keen racket sport player (specifically tennis and badminton). I have over 12 years experience working as a Chartered Accountant. I am currently FD of a small limited company and run my own accountancy practice in the UK.

    $40.00 /hr
    81 hours
    4.98
  3. Diana L. Bartolotta

    Diana L. Bartolotta

    Small Business & Real Estate Investment Attorney

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a licensed attorney in the state of Connecticut, and I practice law virtually from my home in the Pacific Northwest. My practice focuses on real estate, contracts, and small business law. Most of my clients are entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and small business owners. I assist my clients as General Counsel and work with a network of attorneys and related professionals to handle their legal needs. PRACTICE AREAS: 1. REAL ESTATE LAW: - commercial and residential transactions - lease drafting and lease review - negotiations - Letters of Intent - title searches and title reviews - private lending - lease options - promissory notes - mortgages 2. CONTRACT LAW: - Independent Contractor Agreements - Vendor Agreements - Intellectual Property Agreements / Licensing Agreements - Terms of Service - Privacy Policies - Client Master Services Agreement - Non-Disclosure, Non-Compete Agreements (NDNCA / NDA) - Employment Agreements - Purchase & Sale Agreements - Joint Venture Agreements - contract drafting - contract review and mark-up 3. SMALL BUSINESS LAW: - compliance review and guidance: state, local, and federal laws - business formation and reporting requirements - focus on LLCs and closely-held corporations - asset protection and entity creation - general counsel / in-house counsel - network of local counsel and experts, where needed - Operating Agreements - Shareholder Agreements - Articles of Organization - Annual Reports Please contact me if you'd like to discuss more or see if we're a match to work together. Have a great day! - DLB

    $125.00 /hr
    152 hours
    4.93
  4. Dorris joy A.

    Dorris joy A.

    Certified PHP/MySQL/HTML5/CSS3/JS/SVG/Canvas dev

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    With almost 10 years evolving in the IT world, i've gained sufficient knowledge and now very competent to develop applications and websites for people around the globe. I've done websites with CMS, online booking and reservations, CRM systems, streaming video playlist, mobile services in the Philippines (Smart, Globe, Sun). These projects were developed mainly with PHP and MySQL. Also, Javascript plugins and framewroks are also injected to provide cool user interaction. Aside from being a programmer, Im also inclined to art and designs, so Im very particular with the look and feel of the product, while taking in mind the clients' specifications.

    $35.00 /hr
    1,427 hours
    4.77
  5. Shari Cruz

    Shari Cruz

    Instructional Designer

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    I am an Instructional Designer focusing on eLearning development. As a graduate of the University of West Florida's Masters in Educational Leadership program, my specialization was Education and Training Management, with a focus on Instructional Technology. Through this program and my experience as an Instructional Design Contractor, I have gained the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to complete instructional design tasks efficiently from start to finish. This includes conducting task and learner analyses to create training outlines, developing a thorough design document, selecting effective instructional methods, creating online instruction, designing and developing effective instructor led training, and evaluating the effectiveness of training.

    $50.00 /hr
    2,526 hours
    4.58
  6. Sigbjørn Hovda

    Sigbjørn Hovda

    Norwegian senior translator and marketer

    Norway - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Specialised in the fields of marketing, IT, finance and business with particularly strong expertise in technology, consumer electronics, software/video games and investor relations. I also provide marketing services ranging from cold calling, prospecting to copywriting, sales presentations and closing of sales. Typical projects: - Press releases - Marketing brochures - Product descriptions - Website texts - Ads - Software user interface - Newsletters - User manuals - Financial reports - General business communication (e.g. letters, internal/external policies, notifications) - Forms/surveys Key accounts include: - Acer - Cisco - Electronic Arts - Dell Computers - JVC - Microsoft - MSC Cruises - Olympus - Panasonic - Samsung - Sony - Ubisoft

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals

    $60.00 /hr
    40 hours
    5.00
  7. David Marcus

    David Marcus

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Journalist and Transcriber

    South Africa - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 1

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer; Microsoft Certified Professional. Journalist; Transcriber, Subtitles, Travel Planning. US ENGLISH SPELLING: 1st place out of over half a million test takers! 85 Words Per Minute, 100% Accuracy. My Travel Addiction: I have travelled overland by: Public Transport Motorcycle 4x4 Vehicle Through 74 Countries over the last 20 years of my travelling adult life. I have met many interesting people during these adventures and have acquired insight into how the world works. For 2 years I have specialized in transcribing, which I do while travelling, and have acquired knowledge in many different areas, as I prefer to do academic research interviews. All of my clients are extremely satisfied with the quality of my work.

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $44.44 /hr
    67 hours
    4.88
  8. Andrea D.

    Andrea D.

    Copywriter & Editor with Marketing Experience

    United States - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

    Thank you for your interest! I am out on maternity leave until at least the first week in May and will not review any new offers until after that time. Sorry for any inconvenience. Need compelling copy? Know what you want to tell people, but have no idea how to do it? Let me help! I have spent over a decade working one-on-one with individuals and companies with the goal of creating and refining written works of all lengths and for a variety of media. My success lies in my intimate knowledge of both the English language and its use in marketing and communication. I believe that careful thought should go into all written work and have perfected the ability to help make the ideas of others into eloquent prose. I have advanced research skills that allow me to not only write about, but get to know your industry or company as if I had been there from Day 1. My goal is to work both collaboratively with my clients as well as independently of them in order to meet the needs and demands of writing and editing projects for their company.

    $35.00 /hr
    937 hours
    5.00
  9. Keith R.

    Keith R.

    Communications Strategist - Writer, Editor, Creative Wordsmith

    Spain - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 14

    Every company, organization, and individual has a motivation – a thought that comes into being, waiting for the moment to be expressed into actions and words. Often, thoughts linger on the verge of development due to the inability to partially or entirely transform them into literature; or the hesitation that doing so will deviate from the powerful essence of a thought that could ‘become’. Benefit from a communications strategist who will collaborate with you – from a writer, editor, and creative wordsmith perspective – to create original content as well as interpret your ideas, concepts, and literary works. Your existing communications will also be developed and enhanced to exceed your objectives and goals. We will work together to identify areas for improvement while outlining a strategy for change, and exploring innovative possibilities. Ours is a potential collaboration towards successfully creating, developing, and achieving your communication goals. I offer clarification through consultation and compose to establish literary flow. I am a wordsmith architect whose expertise is complemented by 20+ years of collaborating with companies from multiple sectors, corporate-level executives, entrepreneurs, and others. My sought-after consultation is also a reflection of my inherent ability to ‘engage’ by accessing the feeling of what you are trying to communicate. My collaborations have included: Entrepreneurs - establishing clear communication of their ideas Corporations - helping to develop written strategies Websites - in search of quality content Book authors - requiring a keen eye for creative and emotional infusion Book publishers - editing and proofreading for continuity Business startups - developing the foundation of their identity Marketing companies - for perspective to improving and expanding their message Translations companies - quality English writing across multiple industries The mom - seeking to express the depth of her sentimentality The student - fulfilling his/her written university requirements The executive - requiring beneficial insight and organization These collaborations, and more, are supported by an ongoing recognition of achievements and acknowledgements: "You get me." "You exceeded my expectations." "You knew exactly what I wanted to say." "You understood the objective from my perspective." "Your ability to evaluate, communicate, and deliver is extraordinary."

    $30.00 /hr
    2,988 hours
    4.99
  10. Ursula Murphy

    Ursula Murphy

    Experienced Researcher and Information Professional

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    To see more about me, please visit my website: www.ujmservices.com My experience includes: Educational marketing and business research Providing clients with customized research services to help them prove their value to their own target market with authoritative statistics and sources. Researching, analyzing and compiling authoritative, targeted statistics and market research based on identified topics. Writing compelling and organized summaries of findings, outlining key issues of project objectives. Past projects have included 100+ page targeted reports for manufacturing, high-tech, small business, healthcare, and energy industries among others for use in marketing, sales, promotional and educational materials. On a smaller scale, I have also provided topic reports for use in social media marketing, startup business research, sourced and updated information for infographics, and created targeted contact lists. Specialized business database subscriptions held include IBISWorld, Standard & Poor's, Business Monitor, Gale Research, EBSCOHost, Proquest, ABI/INFORM, etc. Writing and Editing Experience writing and editing web content and blogs, copy for infographics, marketing and promotional materials, instructional and training materials, business presentations, business and industry reports, resumes, creative and non-fiction writing, book proposals, resumes, etc.

    $30.00 /hr
    429 hours
    5.00