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  1. Sean Leggett

    Sean Leggett

    Business Consultant | Research Analyst

    Canada - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I am an experienced, reliable, and innovative business consultant. I have an educational background in International Business and Business Management. I have also worked for industry leading companies, small businesses, and start-ups. I have an exceptional understanding of what makes a business operate successfully. I have been in every position regarding a business - owner, manager, worker, and consultant. These perspectives allow myself to offer a unique research and consulting service. Below I have highlighted what I can offer you, reasons to hire me, and a little background about me. WHAT I DO Market Research: I have completed many market research projects over the past few years. I'm fast, efficient, and can deliver the results in a variety of reports/formats including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, .PDF, or combination of the previously mentioned. Along with market research studies, I also enjoy research projects that are random/unorthodox. Business Planning: I believe a strong business plan leads to a strong business. I have created award winning and grant receiving business plans across many different industries. I specialize in working with small businesses and improving their existing business plans. Competitor Benchmarking: I love benchmarking as it is both easy to understand and does a great job at providing insights. I specifically love benchmarking in regards to competitors. I have yet to complete a competitor analysis without including a benchmark study. COMMUNICATION I pride myself on my exceptional communication skills. My goal with every client is to not only produce the desired material, but also ensure 100% satisfaction along the whole process. I only accept projects after gaining a clear understanding of the deliverables. I have a 100% guarantee on my projects. ENTREPRENEURIAL BACKGROUND Along with being a business consultant, I have also owned and operated a personal training company. I started this company when I was 20 and operated it successfully for two years before deciding to move on to new opportunities. ABOUT ME I love consulting, fitness, outdoor activities, traveling, learning languages, and self-improvement. I will be traveling to distant countries in the future to study languages. I’m currently planning a 3 month trip to Brazil to study Portuguese and surf. I love working on freelance projects as it allows me the flexibility to explore new places and ideas. I appreciate you taking the time to read my Overview. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss any projects/ideas you have.

    $25.00 /hr
    47 hours
    4.97
  2. Lupita Rodriguez

    Lupita Rodriguez

    Certified Public Bookkeeper

    United States - Portfolio: 1

    Professional Summary QuickBooks Pro Advisor/Trainer and Small Business and Start-Up Consultant who can evaluate your individual needs to customize your accounting solution for your business, using an incredible tool called QuickBooks. We can setup your business from scratch, or expand on the work you've already started. We can also maintain the project indefinitely, or teach you how to do the work yourself. Since 2005 not only have I used QuickBooks Pro for my clients, but have also set up and trained my client’s on how to use QuickBooks for their businesses. I have been offering my services on a monthly and per project basis and training my clients for over 5+ years. I am a Proactive Freelance Bookkeeper who is dedicated to maintaining accurate and timely financial records my clients; individuals, startups and nonprofits.

    $18.00 /hr
    58 hours
    5.00
  3. Leah T.

    Leah T.

    Transcription/Proofreading

    Philippines - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a near native American English speaker but have also worked closely with Australians and Southeast Asians so I can easily understand accents from different regions. I also come from a background of working for multinationals all throughout my corporate career so you can be assured I can proofread quite professionally.

    $7.78 /hr
    2,150 hours
    5.00
  4. Brian Mellett

    Brian Mellett

    Business Consultant, Merger and Acquisition Specialist, Entrepreneur

    United States - 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

    $40.00 /hr
    266 hours
    5.00
  5. Babken Hakobyan

    Babken Hakobyan

    Excel expert and data analyst

    Armenia - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 7

    I have over 10 years of professional experience in MS Excel and data analysis which helped me to build a very successful career in one of the largest Armenian commercial banks rising from a leading cashier to a head of department. I've developed innumerable time-saving spreadsheet solutions which are still considered as a benchmark for my employer and clients. I'm a Client-oriented person, so my goal is to complete projects within strict deadlines and exceed my Clients' expectations.

    $10.00 /hr
    71 hours
    5.00
  6. Justin L.

    Justin L.

    Certified Google AdWords Specialist - oDesk Top Rated

    United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    Google AdWords Certified Partner with $100K+ Under Monthly Management and over 3 years of experience managing Google and Bing accounts. Top Rated by oDesk among AdWords professionals and am OMCP certified for PPC, which is the industry's premiere certification for online marketing professionals. Whether you are looking for a one-time account optimization or a longer-term relationship, I will position myself as an invaluable partner for your marketing & sales efforts. Experience & Certifications: * Top 10% Score on the oDesk AdWords Test * Google AdWords Certified & Official Google Partner * Market Motive PPC Master Certification (200+ Hours of Education) * OMCP Certified for PPC (Online Marketing’s Premiere Certification and Mentorship Program) * $100,000 in PPC Currently Under Monthly Management * Real-World Background in Sales and Business Development Services Offered & Core Skills: * Google AdWords for Search * Google AdWords Shopping Campaigns (formerly known as Product Listing Ads) * Remarketing with Display * Remarketing for Search (RLSA) * YouTube Marketing * Google Analytics * Landing Page Optimization * Facebook Advertising * Expert Proficiency with AdWords Editor, Crazy Egg Heatmap, SpyFu, Optimizely, and other PPC tools PPC Design & Launch From the moment we start working together, I will custom design every aspect of your campaign with your objectives and target audience in mind. I will research your competitors, create compelling ads, and funnel the people looking for your service right to you. I will develop your new AdWords account from the ground up with efficient, intelligent precision. Ongoing PPC Management Without ongoing management, PPC campaigns can quickly go stale. In the competitive online marketplace, even a few days of inactivity can cause a campaign’s ROI to plummet. PPC can never be a “set it and forget it” strategy. That is why I will manage your account using a powerful combination of ROI-maximizing techniques and rapid strategic responses. Account Audits & Quick Fixes Is your account already performing well – but you’d like a professional, non-biased review? Maybe you’re concerned you’re wasting money or your competitors have an edge? Whatever your audit goals are, I will thoroughly analyze your current AdWords campaign. Then, I’ll create a custom report and schedule a call where we can discuss the results together. *NEW* Monthly Consulting Program Want to receive useful advice from someone who comprehensively understands both your business and PPC? Don’t want to commit to the cost of full-time management? My monthly consulting program lets you meet with an expert for 1-3 hours each month. We can talk about the latest industry trends and features, discover areas of wasteful spending, discuss ad copy tips, or review the sales funnel on your site. It’s completely up to you how we spend our time together, but I promise it will always be worth every penny. If you're ready to attract more customers, reduce wasteful spending and increase your ROI, then let's talk and see how we can accomplish your goals together. -Justin

    $64.50 /hr
    329 hours
    4.96
  7. Manuel Dominguez

    Manuel Dominguez

    Consultant

    Argentina - Tests: 1

    In the first years of work I dedicated myself to the technology. Hardware, Software, projects, administration, innovation and change. During this time, I discovered in me an enterprising profile that I improve day by day, learning, studying and looking for new challenges, working hard, getting fun every time and enjoying a lot my work. I´m not afraid to take risks, creative, out a box thinker. Entrepreneurship. Responsible, proactive, result-oriented and attitude. Analytic thinking. Highly adaptable to diversity environments and good intercommunications skills. Specialties: INTERNET PROJECTS MANAGEMENT Content Management System. Intranet / Extranet. Applications development. ASP CRM, eCRM Tools & Services. On Demand Software Services. (SaaS) Software as a service OUTSOURCING MANAGEMENT. IT outsourcing management, departments, projects and products.

    $55.56 /hr
    1 hours
    4.35
  8. Mor Sagmon

    Mor Sagmon

    Accredited consultant, developer and writer

    Israel - Portfolio: 5

    30 years working with people and computers in small businesses and large corporations. 15 years in SAP as a senior consultant, business development, research, training and more; Chief Information Officer in an industrial company; 15 years of software projects design, development and delivery. Excellent teaching skills, making the complex easy to comprehend. Special MS-Excel skills in all levels, from beginners up to sophisticated, beautiful automated applications. Special MS-PowerPoint skills in all levels, from beginners up to sophisticated, animated presentations. B.A. in Computer Sciences

    $88.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.99
  9. Vin T.

    Vin T.

    Start-ups and Small Business Strategy Advisors

    United Kingdom

    At the very heart of what we do, every day, we help small-medium enterprises (SME) growing in hypercompetitive markets, reaching their strategic goals by using innovative models that deliver VALUE. Scope of Business Strategy Services and Solutions: 1. Competitive Issues: with globalization and “internet-zation” competition has become more fierce than ever, blurring brand identities and commoditizing services 2. Internationalization: Again entering industries has become so easy that National boundaries only exist on paper. Hence, Organic expansion and International Business Strategies have become very important key success factors, in any industry 3. Finding new customers: Assuming you are serving your existing customers well, finding new buyers in overcrowded markets, is a top priority for every business, of any size Our business service solutions address all the above issues and in addition we offer: • Flexible and easy-to-access terms, providing the talent and experience that firms need, without altering their cost structure; • Solution-oriented services, clear outline of processes and execution • Equity and profit percentage in lieu of high upfront costs OUR APPROACH: • Market Intelligence, desk-based and primary research using more than 20 Business and Industry Database, for better insights • Feasibility analysis and Advanced Business Models • Strategy Formulation, Developments & Implementation/Execution Additional Value-Adding Services: • Pitch Deck, Investor screening, approach and presentation • Equity Solutions • Follow-ups, KPI and Balanced Score Cards

    $57.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Simon Hubbard

    Simon Hubbard

    Design | Brand Expert | Web | SEO | Marketing

    United Kingdom - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 13

    I am a versatile, innovative and accomplished Design and Marketing expert with 15 years of commercial experience. I have an unrivalled track record of success delivering innovative Marketing Solutions, Graphic Design, Advertising, Strategic Support, SEO and Digital Web Solutions. I have held Senior Positions and Operational Leadership roles across a variety of B2B / B2C sectors including: New Media, Website Creation, Graphic Design, Marcomms and Hospitality Marketing. I am an industry expert, offering a unique combination of design and marketing processes, granular technical ability, commercial acumen and an entrepreneurial, inventive approach. I have held the position of Marketing Director for a £multi-million UK based Creative Design & Marketing Agency that have now successfully produced 1,000+ commercial website projects. I have been involved in the design and marketing of just about everything imaginable, from the latest screw and widget, to some of the most prestigious brand names on the planet! From a small local plumbing firm, through to the Ford World Rally Team and mega-brands such as Porsche, Royal Ascot and Jack Daniels. This diversity makes me the perfect partner for your business. So why am I available on a freelance basis? A good question! After a successful commercial exit I am now in a position to spend more time with my children, travel with my family and enjoy life. My entrepreneurial career to date has been extremely challenging, enjoyable and rewarding, I am now looking for new challenges and new ways to work. I am available via Odesk to help other businesses to succeed in reaching their full potential by offering my skills in the areas of Creative Design, Killer Content, SEO Strategy, Marketing and much more. Things that I am interested to help you with… I specialise in Graphic Design, Content and Marketing Strategy. Creating and conveying strong Marketing Messages, Calls To Action, Lead Generation, Conversion Optimisation and helping you to make more money! I can help you to plan your website and marketing materials from a visual and content perspective, underpinned by years of knowledge and proven strategies to maximise your return on investment. I am a landing page and conversion expert, I analyse, assist, design, implement, test, amend and report on your marketing and promotional materials to ensure that you are working your investments as hard as possible. I am always available on email and the telephone, communication is key, you can rest assured of my absolute commitment to every aspect of our working relationship. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me, I look forward to hearing more about your project and working closely with you in the near future. Kind Regards, Simon Hubbard (BSc, MDes) SKILLS SNAPSHOT: • Marketing & Business Development Strategies • Creative Graphic Design & Branding • Website Planning, Design & Management • Digital Marketing & SEO • Content Creation, Article Writing • Lead Generation, Conversion Optimisation, Landing Page Expert • Corporate Brand Architecture, Management & Recognition • Driving Competitive Advantage & Building Market Leaders • Commercial Bids, Tenders & Deal Structuring • Digital Law: Trademarks, Patents & Copyrights

    $65.00 /hr
    9 hours
    4.91