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  1. 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
  2. Daniel M.

    Daniel M.

    Content Marketer, Great Writing Skills

    Kenya - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    UPDATE: Check out my brand new website at http://danmacharia.com As a content development and management specialist, my promise is to help my clients achieve their business objectives through leveraged content. I pride myself in taking every project personally and working closely with my clients to understand their strategic business objectives and provide quality, relevant and targeted results that achieve these business objectives. I started off as a writer penning hundreds of articles on almost every conceivable topic over a period of six years and in the process specialized in developing content for the web. Over the past three years I invested in advancing my skills and have taken up more strategic roles in my clients’ projects including content strategy and content management, both of which require a higher level of understanding of how content fits into a business’s overall strategic plan. I handle every project with professionalism, integrity and expediency, delivering quality, timely work always. I achieve exceptional results by embedding myself in your company, familiarizing myself with your high-level business objectives and working towards the overall success of not only the project, but of your business as well. I’m a professional so I take communication and deadlines very seriously. You will only have to communicate with one person and you never have to worry about not being able to reach me because I am at a "real" job. Providing you with great results for your project is my "real" job and I do my best to provide the best customer experience possible. I am constantly improving my proficiency in various business technology tools; here’s some I’ve gained proficiency in: CMS Products: Drupal and Wordpress (intermediary) Atlassian Project Management tools: Confluence (intermediary) Google Products: AdWords, Analytics, Webmaster, Website optimizer (intermediary) Feel free to contact me any time regarding your project. I am a prompt communicator and will do my best to respond to your message immediately. I’m a native English speaker so you don’t have to worry about any communication breakdowns. I look forward to working together with you towards your success. Cheers, Dan

    $22.22 /hr
    4,288 hours
    4.95
  3. Julieta Cestari

    Julieta Cestari

    Virtual Assistance and Translations

    Argentina - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 8

    I'm an experienced multilingual Virtual Assistant based in Argentina, but I've lived in Italy for a long time. Now I run my own business of virtual assistance and I help international clients to succeed in their projects from very diverse industries. I've worked on a variety of different projects mostly requiring project management and communication abilities. Projects: translations, marketing communication, web writing, web design, community management, online researches, team lead. Public Relations and Advertising degree from the IULM University of Milan. Languages: -Spanish -Italian -English Skills -Project Managment -Translation skills :English-Italian / English - Spanish / Italian - Spanish / Spanish - Italian -Web design -Web Communication & Marketing (Adwords, Facebook Ads) -E-learning Expert, Teacher Programs: - Ms Office (Powerpoint, Excell, Word) - Google Hangouts, Webmeeting - Webdesign (Wordpress) - Photoshop - Wordpress

    $19.00 /hr
    4,871 hours
    5.00
  4. Andrew Hessel

    Andrew Hessel

    wordsmith

    United States - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm a gifted storyteller, dedicated to helping clients tell theirs. I say this unabashedly and with complete confidence. The proof, of course, is the words. Today, finding the right words is more important than ever, and I strive to under-promise but over-deliver. The name of my company says it all: words-are-my-biz And my philosophy is simple: The right words sell. The wrong words leave sales on the table. WHO AM I? I’m a professional writer living in Portland, Oregon with a lifelong passion for the power of the written word. I’ve written everything from novels to blogs, sales collateral to web content, ad copy to letters, business proposals to sales plans and training manuals. Not to mention a few thousand papers getting my four kids through high school and college. I love what I do. WHAT IS MY BACKGROUND? I bring more than thirty years of sales and marketing business management experience to every project, and by this I’m talking about major corporations to mid-size companies and start-ups, working in fields including software, real estate, law, publishing, advertising and services. I confess to having a particular fondness for high degree-of-difficulty challenges. JUST HOW DO I DO WHAT I DO? By asking questions, listening and considering what I hear, followed by collaborative brainstorming to develop a plan we both embrace with confidence and enthusiasm. As you seek synergy within your organization, I seek it with my clients. It pays huge dividends. The common thread is in finding the way to communicate more effectively, internally and externally, with staff, customers and prospects. The common challenge is in identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and unique competitive factors confronting each client. HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT ME? Visit my website, home to my novels, blog and publishing company, Old Dog Publishing.

    $95.00 /hr
    754 hours
    4.99
  5. Steve Pike

    Steve Pike

    Award winning Marketing pro...Wharton degree

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 8

    My objective is to help clients create marketing/sales leverage. Archimedes discovered the principle of leverage, how a small weight can move a large object. And marketing leverage is how businesses grow. Identify the fulcrum (aka "The Big Idea"), apply marketing weight, and lift sales dramatically. With 20 years of marketing and sales management experience at big (Pepsi, Holiday Inn, AAA) and small companies, I've managed virtually every aspect of strategic planning, marketing and sales program development, collateral and communications production, internet presence, and research and analysis. Two of my programs won national "Best of the Year" honors in separate industries. I have a degree from the Wharton School. I appreciate working with clients who understand the value of talent and experience, and who expect great results.

    $125.00 /hr
    1,167 hours
    4.93
  6. 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
  7. Shiva Attah

    Shiva Attah

    Small Business Marketing Specialist, Infusionsoft Certified Consultant

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

    WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET HELP FROM A PASSIONATE ENTREPRENEUR, BUSINESS CONSULTANT, AND CERTIFIED INFUSIONSOFT CONSULTANT? I have been in business for over 23 years. The bulk of my work is focused on helping small service business owners and managers to increase their productivity and growth by the virtue of virtualisation and marketing automation Here is the link to my Infusionsoft Certified Consultant Listing: http://marketplace.infusionsoft.com/consultant/winners-solution I have a passion for designing creative solutions using the latest technology platforms, that result in higher profit level, and delivering an entirely awesome customer experiences. By listening to your needs and learning about your customer base, I will help you develop a comprehensive plan to maximise the use & ROI of your applications, and ultimately increase the lifetime value of your customers. Owning and operating two of my own small businesses using Infusionsoft has given me all the practical experience of applying successful marketing strategies and best practices. WHAT SETS ME APART from other consultant is that Not only I understand how to use Infusionsoft and integrate its application to a well designed WordPress website, As an expert strategist I use my consulting tools to look into your business model and help you position yourself strategically and communicate your value adding proposition with a compelling message, to get the most from your marketing and ultimately make more money. If you are wondering why am I accepting a lot lower hourly rate than other experts in this field, that is to ensure we start our relationship at a low risk to you. This way you get your work done at an affordable price & I build up enough billable hour and reputation on ODesk. Did I mention that I do GUARANTEE all my work. If you are not happy with my service, than you simply don not pay a dime until you are 100% satisfied. Ways That I Can Help YOU I would recommend and deploy solutions that are designed to support you by bridging the specific growth gaps in your small business. I can provide you with a winning STRATEGY and clarity to pursue your vision, handle the gaps in SKILLS, complicated TECHNICAL know how, SYSTEMS development aspects. AND all aspects of your online MARKETING. I can DESIGN WEBSITE, AUTOMATE & STREAMLINE your process to free up your time, help you to develop a STRONG TEAM and an ENDURING CULTURE. Above all I can make it all very simple for you to have birds eye view of what is happening in your business and what is important, so you can grow your business by only focusing on what you do best.

    $100.00 /hr
    196 hours
    4.97
  8. Phyllis Brown

    Phyllis Brown

    Smart Strategy / Winning Results / Continuous Learning

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    As a marketing strategist and content writer there's nothing more exciting than growing a Client's business using innovative approaches that solve their unique marketing challenges...while meeting/exceeding their ROI objectives. Working together we've launched new products, increased website traffic by 100%, increased direct marketing response rate by 52%, reduced cost-per-sale by 50%, and substantially increased lifetime value. As an "all-in" kind of marketer my contribution can include: business plans, sales presentations, marketing communications strategy & implementation, results-driven copy & content, measurement & analysis, and continuous learning. My Clients are an eclectic mix of local businesses, entrepreneurs and blue chip corporations: Hay-Adams Hotel, Pfizer, Citigroup, Chase, SmallBusinessDepot.com, Student.com, CashForInvoices.com and TV Guide/Rovi. I look forward to working with you on an all new assignment.

    $58.50 /hr
    419 hours
    4.92
  9. Justin Lancaster

    Justin Lancaster

    Patent Attorney with Contract Law and Intellectual Property

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    PATENT ATTORNEY. CONTRACT LAWYER. BUSINESS MANAGER. STRATEGY, You need some legal help fast. And you don't want to drive downtown and pay a city lawyer $750/hour. So you've come here to find a lawyer just as good who will charge you only ONE FIFTH of that going rate. Right? REALLY??!! WELL, YOU'RE IN LUCK!! But, why am I offering you such a crazy deal? First, because I am bootstrapping a startup company to solve human disease and I need just enough money to pay for gas, buy printer ink at Staples, and pay my software coders on UpWork. So, you help me and you'll be helping humanity!! Second, I don't like chasing clients for payment, so the UpWork hourly pay structure solves that problem well! (I prefer hourly to fixed contract!) And, third, because I don't want to work in a law firm downtown. Been there. Done that. So, how can I help you? What busines or legal advice do you need? Do you have a nifty product idea? An invention you want to patent? Or a contract or agreement to get written and negotiated? And, if you are in Massachusetts (or your legal problem is in this state), then I can help with almost any other type of legal problem, too. --- immigrations, employment, contracts, licensing, negotiation, corporate, trademarks, copyright, patents, family, real estate, ... you name it ------------------------------------------------------------- LOOJL ------------------------------------------------------------ Law Offices Of Justin Lancaster ------------------------------------------------------------- -- IP services for customers in any of the United States -- General business coaching and strategy development -- 35 years of legal experience in many branches of law -- Legal counseling, contract drafting, review and editing -- Negotiation services I've served in executive management positions in more than eight high-tech startup companies and can provide valuable sales, marketing, business development, strategy and operations assistance. Trained as a data scientist and researcher for more than a decade, I offer strong skills in research, data-processing, software design and Internet informatics. Ph.D., UCSD J.D., VT Law School Postdoc, Harvard University

    $125.00 /hr
    115 hours
    5.00
  10. 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