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  1. Tyler F.

    Tyler F.

    Professional Business Planning & Consultation

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    To Help Businesses Meet Their Goals Desired Projects Include: * Business Plan Writing (Top 20% via Odesk) * Business Research * Leads and Prospect Lists (see example in portfolio) * Helping Businesses Raise Capital * Bookkeeping * Marketing * Advertising * Business Consulting (Top 20% via Odesk) * Banking * Financial Advisory * Mergers and Acquisitions. * Entrepreneurial Activities * Global Strategy * Creative Writting Formalized Work and Experience: Commercial Lending w/ Active Management of a Loan Portfolio . Can provide reconciliation service as needed, which includes quick books and book keeping via excel. Provided consultative services to retail and business banking clients by understanding the goals of each and offering personal financial advice to meet their needs. Guided current homeowners through the process of refinancing a mortgage, by helping clients to understand interest rates and loan repayment options. Enhanced interpersonal skills by utilizing cold calling initiatives to create relationships with prospective mortgage clients. Developed goals and incentives for production employees in order to increase production efficiencies and individual employee compensation using controlled time & motion studies at two facilities in MD and PA. Developed a capital asset inventory program of all plant machinery and furnishings which was submitted to corporate headquarters. Education: University of Maryland University College Masters Degree in Business Administration. McDaniel College Bachelor of Arts; Major in Business Administration

    $29.99 /hr
    376 hours
    4.98
  2. Artashes Vardanyan

    Artashes Vardanyan Agency Contractor

    MBA, ACCA, Business planning, Startups, Entrepreneurship, VC, Finance,

    Armenia - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 5

    In the fast changing business environment business and financial wisdom is very important to achieve sustainable results and better financial goals. Since 2012 on oDesk, I've helped start-up companies from all over the world to get their business off the ground by supporting them in raising funds from angel investors and VC companies. No matter how complex your business and finance related questions are, I have the capabilities and experience to build high quality financial models and business plans to show you the road-map how the choices you make today will affect your business in the future. My core values are – open communication, innovation, high quality services. Feel free to contact us anytime for free advice.

    Associated with: Fincos - Your business and financial doctor

    $27.00 /hr
    346 hours
    4.86
  3. Bhanu Pratap Singh Rawat

    Bhanu Pratap Singh Rawat

    Business Consultant /MBA Finance/Financial Planning UK (Ins) Cert

    India - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

    Currently engaged in providing solutions to clients through innovative methodologies to enable them take key decisions about their strategies, communication, brands, products and services. Writing business plans, data analysis, data mining work for both domestic and international clients. I have a work experience of more than 12 years and have worked with market research companies in India. Demonstrated excellence in planning, migrating, transitioning and managing several successful processes with involvement in technological updations. Previously managing my own business and last worked with Capita Offshore Business Services Ltd. And Trivium Educations services as Operations Manager. Have worked with companies like Evalueserve as Team Lead in the Market Research Domain. Proficient at managing & leading teams for running successful process operations & experience of developing procedures, service standards for business excellence. Experience Highlights Managing various market research projects including B2C to B2B, across North America, Europe, internationally and in many different languages. These were managed through conducting primary and secondary research. Primary research was conducted through telephonic and web based surveys providing the report through SPSS, presentations, excel word. Writing Business plans for various business studies; providing information on various verticals like Information Technology, Telecommunication, CPG, FMCG, Energy, Utilities, Travel and Transportation, Real Estate, Finance and Insurance, Pharma and Bio Pharma. Providing tools like project design & objectives, questionnaire design, sample selection, quality control, data collection, data processing and analysis, report writing, providing customized reports. Conducting market segment studies; client profiling through primary and secondary research; preparing RFP & RFQ’s for the client. Developing presentation & proposal; handling survey programming. Data Analysis for individual and companies Some Projects Handled End-to-end market research project from a company, which provides high quality consumer and commercial location-based services for the wireless industry. Objective of the project was to expand their knowledge of the European Consumer marketplace as a potential target for the company’s products; In-depth analysis of the Indian Wireless Market, from a leading, global consulting firm based in US. (Telephonic survey project) In-depth analysis of the leaders in the Canadian telecom market and it’s potential for financial growth. Collecting, analyzing and forecasting key financial data for various technology companies and finally benchmarking them on pre-defined parameters. Focus area was all the leading players in each segment of technology domain It involved primary research with Head of IT and IT Managers of various companies Worked as part of a team of six members, for a leading company in US Acquired knowledge in usage of e-databases like Bloomberg, Dialog-pro, etc.

    $13.00 /hr
    348 hours
    4.86
  4. Muhammad Adeel Khatri

    Muhammad Adeel Khatri Agency Contractor

    Business Planning, Investor Pitch & Teaser, Marketing & Branding

    Pakistan - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 8

    My recently written business plan secured $8 million investment. Looking for challenging work to show my expertise in the field of Business Consultancy, Business planning, strategies, & financial reporting . My primary objective is to give my employers the best work that they expect for their company. I have over 6 years of progressive experience in business plan development, business coaching, marketing, market research, branding, pricing and consulting management fields. Having written over 100 real world business plans, many of them are now successfully running businesses, I can proudly offer my services to the owners of start-up and in-operation companies who are desperately looking to get off the ground and to take their companies to the next level. The biggest challenges with the start-up companies are to seek and secure start-up capital and then get off the ground. My professionally written business plan addresses both these critical issues. My investment focused business plans are tailored to the specific needs of raising capital. In addition, these plans also provide a clear roadmap to the entrepreneurs which are backed by realistic and strong financial projection. Business plans are normally delivered in .pdf and .docx formats. I make sure that the final draft not only inspire you, but also inspire your investors and other stakeholders. Therefore, to make your business plan stand out, the writer should also focus on the designing to make it forceful and elegant. I design the business plan by coloring all heading, charts and tables identical to your company's logo. Apart from this, I also insert relevant pictures and SmartArt throughout the document to improve its readability and to add value to the business plan draft. At the end, It is important to highlight that I have more than 95% client satisfaction rate so far with my overall services and almost 100% with my provided business plans.

    Groups: BigCommerce

    Associated with: SuperPlanz, Webienz, MYBSolution

    $15.00 /hr
    649 hours
    4.94
  5. Aram Dadayan

    Aram Dadayan Agency Contractor

    Financial Analysis and Business Planning, Masters degree, ACCA

    Armenia - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 12

    Hello! I am an experienced financial consultant and business plan writer. Currently I work for Tier 2 telecom operator as senior financial controller and offer my services on oDesk. I would be happy to help you and your company to complete the following tasks: -Business plan writing -Financial modeling -Financial forecasting -Financial analysis -Valuations -Pitch Decks Thank you for taking time to visit my page and happy working!!!

    Associated with: Fincos - Your business and financial doctor

    $10.00 /hr
    71 hours
    4.55
  6. Paul Poyasnyk

    Paul Poyasnyk

    Sales Administration Manager, Business Planning Analyst

    Ukraine - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 15

    For the last four years I've been teaching Economics, Management and Bussiness Planning at Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University. Though I don't have any experience working for a company, I had some major achievements whilst being a student (such as scholarship as an award for winning in BOSCH business planning contest or participation in the 2010 International Business Plan Competition, hosted by the University of Hartford, Barney School of Business). Author of more than ten articles on Economics, Management, Forecasting and Analisys. Now I am looking for full-time job, while doing my Ph.D. in Economics research. I am experienced in: Management, Analysis and Business Planning, I speak decent English and always willing to answer any of your questions, if needed.

    $7.78 /hr
    190 hours
    4.90
  7. Nick Phelps

    Nick Phelps

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Last active: 2 days 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
  8. Anna K.

    Anna K.

    Business Consultant and Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 3 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
  9. 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
  10. 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