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  1. Steve Pike

    Steve Pike

    Award winning Marketing pro...Wharton degree

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 3

    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
    1,166 hours
    4.93
  2. Michael S.

    Michael S.

    C-Level DNA - Prolific Business Strategist

    United States - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 2

    Every successful business begins with one person and a vision. Inevitably, that vision must segue to a strategic plan and focused execution. This is a space I've successfully lived in for over 20 years. My strengths lie in visionary business planning and strategy. I can take role as an advisor, collaborator, and/or team member to execute plans or strategic initiatives. I develop Business Plans, Strategic Plans, Operational plans, create financials, and help recruit top management. I help clients positively deliver results to their bottom line, take them from "marginal to viable", and often I help position them for a high(er) probability of an 'exit' when the time is right. I help deliver organized, business-focused narratives and messaging that inform internally and to external stakeholders, vendors, clients or investors. Whether a start up, early stage, or middle market, I approach every engagement in the same manner. I first establish an understanding of the business as it exists today. I review the current business structure. I peel back the layers to clearly assess the business, financials, market dynamics, team, and strategy. I look at the business in its current iteration and then sit down with you to discuss both the 'big picture' and what the goal line looks like to you. Early on, we may well reach a point where I share less-than-good news; There's still work to be done. But it is at this point where I see clients reach a level of cognitive realization, who understand and agree with my position or feedback, and that's where things can start to get exciting. Engage me on an initial consultation (no fee) regarding your business goals and strategy. The outcome of that dialogue will tell us both if there's a fit and whether it makes sense to engage in a mutually beneficial relationship to advance your goals. Michael

    $33.00 /hr
    1,406 hours
    4.95
  3. Thomas Keily

    Thomas Keily

    Precise, Engaging and Persuasive Writing Services

    Australia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

    A native English professional, I possess a rare combination of technical and creative skills. PRECISE, ANALYTICAL WRITING - 6+ years experience working as an Economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia where clear, concise and analytically persuasive writing was a key skill. CREATIVE, ENGAGING LANGUAGE - Over two years experience developing content, blogs and promotional materials for real-estate and investment companies. An award winning poet and author. PERSUASIVE AND COMPELLING RESEARCH - Several years working with research agencies, such as the University of Sydney and private economic consultancies NATURAL INTELLIGENCE - graduated with a University Medal (top 0.5%) from one of Australia's Sandstone (Ivy League) universities.

    $42.00 /hr
    1,763 hours
    4.85
  4. Heuila Yang

    Heuila Yang

    Native Korean, English-Fluent

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

    I'm a native South Korean, fluent in both Korean and American-English (mid-western dialect). I'm able to, and experienced in, both written and spoken Korean and English. I hold a B.S. in tourism, conventions and event management and graduated with highest-honor with a 3.9 GPA. I have work and volunteer experience in the service industry, government, business and have also worked extensively with university affairs and research, which afforded me much experience with more formal written English.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,521 hours
    4.54
  5. Alvina K.

    Alvina K.

    Translator, Finance, Web Research,Data Entry Specialist

    Armenia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 9

    Hello. I am a qualified linguist of English, Russian and Spanish languages. After graduating I applied to Master of Agribusiness Program at ATC in partnership with the Department of Agricultural Economics of the Texas A&M University. The knowledge which I got from State Linguistic University and ATC was helpful to implement during my internships. Besides, I have participated in a number of surveys, due to which I now communicate easily with people and comprehensively understand the situation in each business, act quickly and smartly. I also know SPSS, Stata and Simetar. I have good language skills and statistical, accounting, marketing and finance skills. I hope that my eye for detail, eagerness to learn new things and my ability to perform, qualifies me for consideration. I would like to become a member of your team.

    $5.00 /hr
    1,258 hours
    4.99
  6. Puneet Gandhi

    Puneet Gandhi

    Experienced Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs and UBS

    India - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 4

    1. Worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and UBS for five years across IT & BPO, Financial Services, Metals & Mining and Infrastructure 2. Completed several transactions across M&A, equity and debt capital markets 3. Career Portfolio Statistics - 3 M&As - 11 Capital Markets Transactions - 50+ Valuation/Deal models - 250+ Investor/Board/Pitch Presentations 4. Areas of Specialisation - Financial Modeling - Investor Presentations - Business Plans - Corporate Finance & Capitalization - Financial Planning & Analysis - Budgeting/Forecasting - Mergers and Acquisitions - Valuations - Fundraising Strategies

    $225.00 /hr
    1,124 hours
    5.00
  7. Joseph Dager

    Joseph Dager

    Implementer of Sales & Marketing Tactics

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 19

    Are you a SaaS Company with a great product? My strength is making that second "S" service as large as the first "S", software. I develop On-boarding programs that not only engage your customers but deliver sales opportunities. Marketing to the unprofitable masses is a failed strategy. Stop marketing through a funnel of depletion but market towards opportunity. Find out how to develop and implement the Funnel of Opportunity. I use my process thinking and over thirty years in sales and marketing within a wide variety of industries and apply it through Lean Marketing Concepts. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt that has participated with companies involved in retail, manufacturing, software and professional services along their Quality Journey. In these companies, I have developed and implemented sales and marketing strategies. Always being a process thinker, I attached Lean to the way of implementing sales and marketing and has advanced those practices through Design Thinking and Service Design concepts. The Business901 Blog and Podcast includes many leading edge thinkers and been featured numerous times for its contributions to the Bloomberg’s Business Week Exchange. I have authored four books with the most recent published this past year, The Lean Engagement Team. What others say: In the past 20 years, Joe and I have collaborated on many difficult issues. Joe’s ability to combine his expertise with “out of the box” thinking is unsurpassed. He has always delivered quickly, cost effectively and with ingenuity. A brilliant mind that is always a pleasure to work with.” – James R. “Joe Dager is a leading author on Lean Six Sigma and Marketing and frequent contributor to the Lean Six Sigma Group community. Joe Dager is an experienced transformational executive and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with deep expertise in implementing value stream marketing systems that assist his clients in achieving rapid results in reaching their targeted customer markets. Joe is polished in the various online networking tools that enrich messaging in areas like podcasts, blogs, audio and video media, event marketing, and qualifying leads into prospects for rapid business development of opportunities. If you are in need of a professional lean six sigma consultant in sales and marketing processes, I recommend networking with Joe Dager, I am confident you will find his approach simple and results-focused.”-Steve B.

    $55.56 /hr
    3,510 hours
    5.00
  8. Eashani Rodrigo

    Eashani Rodrigo

    IT & Business Consultant (&expert in presentations/ AcademicWriting)

    Sri Lanka - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 13

    My domain of knowledge covers the fields-: IT , Business & Marketing Management & Organizational Psychology. I have gained my experience and knowledge in IT Service Management (ITSM), IT Marketing and Business Analysis areas working in IT Industry. I am experienced in business management, marketing and sales, online marketing, business consultancy and online research. Specialties: -- IT Service Management (ITSM in relation to ITIL) -- IT Marketing Management -- Online Marketing Management -- Project Management -- Business Management -- Organizational Psychology/ Business coaching -- Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Skills -- PowerPoint Presentation Designing (Business, Educational, Training) -- Presentation Video production ( PPT to Video using Camtasia) -- Marketing Material Preparation ( Presentations, Flyers, Brochures, Videos) -- Business Profiles / Business Proposals / Marketing Proposals/ Sales Proposals and Other Business Documents preparation -- Website content writing -- Online Research -- Process diagrams, flowcharts designing (using MS Visio) -- Personal Coaching Academic Background *** Bachelor's degree (B.Sc. (Hons) in IT Management) *** *** Masters Degree (M.Sc. in Business Psychology) *** As a successful academic I am skilled in: -- Article Writing -- Academic Writing -- Preparation of Online Tutorials ( Knowledge area : Business Psychology, Business Management, Marketing, Online Marketing, IT, ITSM, ITIL, Leadership, Change management and Neuro-Linguistic Programming [NLP]).

    $20.00 /hr
    1,733 hours
    4.98
  9. XinYin Qin

    XinYin Qin

    Translator, Sales/Marketing Expert,MBA,ERP Expert

    China - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 74 - Portfolio: 59

    Professional Translator. Professional Business and Technical Translation Expert. Best Skills on Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese translation. Good Culture Background knowledge : China Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Best Skills on Marketing and Outbound Sales Best Network and Resource to Expand Your Business in China mainland. Include Online Business Promotion & Offline Business, Such as All Kinds of Out-Sourcing Marketing , iOS or Android App marketing and etc. Low Cost, High Quality Customer and Considerable Market Share Get For You. Market Research Expert for Web Research, Sourcing, Cold Calling Help you to find most valuable information and supplier in China. A Good Sourcing Agent in China. Customer Service Expert A Best Virtual Assistant. Best Assistant to Localize Your Business in China Mainland & Hong Kong. Database Expert, Best Skills on SQL Server 2012. Business Intelligence Professional

    $20.00 /hr
    2,546 hours
    4.96
  10. Freddie Van Der Ploeg

    Freddie Van Der Ploeg

    Bachelor in Commerce

    Czech Republic - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    My place of stay is in Prague and I can be contacted for part- and/or full-time home based opportunities. My skills are useful to the entrepreneur who seeks some assistance with his/her business. I am also cooperating with other freelancers. In case you would like me to control a whole project feel free to contact me as well. I will hire the designated freelancers myself and for you there will be just one contact. I operate under the name Non-stop Strategy. Freelancers I work with and recommend: Kristina Simkova https://www.odesk.com/users/~0142ad7f4d6c105c30 About me: I gained a lot of experience in customer service as I dealt directly with customers face-to-face, by email and by phone. Applicable values as long-term relationship and increasing customer value are standard concepts to me. I am a quick learner (see my reference of Accenture) and I enjoy developing myself. I work easily with set up structures which I try to make my own, and improve to gain better results. I studied Small Business & Retail Management and in this area I gained a lot of knowledge in the past years. It also makes me the person who thinks about your business by showing keen interest. During my recent projects on oDesk I improved my Office (Microsoft/Google) skills significantly. Other software I work(ed) with are Wordpress, GetResponse, AutoRespond, Mailchimp, SurveyMonkey, Gimp, Audacity and basically all Google products. Feel free to contact me in case you have something to share or want to offer. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and I am looking forward to start doing business with you. Best Regards, Freddie

    $30.00 /hr
    4,183 hours
    5.00