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Startup Consulting Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.76.

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  1. Michael S.

    Michael S.

    C-Level DNA - Prolific Business Strategist

    United States - Last active: 17 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
    1,405 hours
    4.95
  2. Timothy David Sharpe

    Timothy David Sharpe

    startup CTO with 20yrs experience as technologist and entrepreneur

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    Hi - I'm a unique blend of developer, program manager and entrepreneur. I worked over 15 years as a developer, tester and program manager at Microsoft; started a restaurant; advised startups; and done test consulting on at Disney on FastPass+. I've been a freelance full stack LAMP developer for 3 years and have worked exclusively on Bootstrap based implementations. I've written sites that scale to 1m views per day, and sites that have 100,000 stored emails that have been sent by the site. I'm branching out these days. I'm exploring meteor.js and have partnered with an international development team (not India or Pakistan) to provide more capabilities including mobile apps and Sharepoint. But if we engage this international team, I will serve as architect and oversee project planning and execution.

    $61.11 /hr
    231 hours
    5.00
  3. James O.

    James O.

    International Startup Lawyer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 1

    Bilingual (English and German), efficient and pragmatic New York admitted attorney with training in UK and US law, and more than 9 years experience in International Business Law. Values the need to support the commercial realities of the deal. As a result has developed a very strong sense of the right balance between legal risk and profits/costs. Access to a group of very talented programmers and IT professionals, offers the possibility of legal application development/solutions.

    $110.00 /hr
    46 hours
    4.92
  4. Alex D.

    Alex D.

    Network / Security / VoIP / Unix Specialist

    Russia - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 6

    15+ year experience in networking. Built an ISP (Internet Service Provider) from scratch. Network Planning, Designing, Implementing and Optimizing. Right now we have about 4500 customers. We use Wireless & Fiber technologies. I do WISP and ISP consulting. I specialize on the following products: *** HP (mainly ProCurve switches family and rack servers) *** D-Link (layer 2 & 3 manageable switches) *** Ubiquiti (AirMax, Unifi, mFi & AirFiber products) *** Mikrotik (CCR series, wired & wireless RouterBoard series, x86 RouterOS) *** Grandstream (VoIP PBX, Phones, Gateways and ATAs) *** Linksys (VoIP products) *** Cisco (VoIP products and Catalyst series) *** DELL (SonicWall series) *** Draytek (Network & VoIP series) *** Other products: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, vmware ESXi, Asterisk, FreePBX I have a good knowledge of the following technologies: TCP/IP, IPv4, Static & Dynamic routing, BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, Layer 2 & Layer 3 VPNs, IPSec, NAT, PAT, STP, VLAN, QinQ, GVRP, HSRP, VRRP, RSTP, MSTP, VTP, RDP, Firewall, Remote Access, HTTP, Load balancing, QoS, CoS, OpenVPN. Check out tests I've passed. I'm new to oDesk, thats why my hourly rate is low now :-) I'm ready for a test task.

    $34.99 /hr
    50 hours
    5.00
  5. Povl Larsen

    Povl Larsen

    Researcher, Writer, Design Process Consultant & Bookkeeper

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    BA(Hons) degree in 3-Dimensional Design MSc in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Cranfield PhD in the development of a methodology to aid in the company wide evaluation of new manufacturing tools, techniques and technologies. ICB Cert in Bookkeeping 12 years experience as owner-manager of own business full-time and 25 years part-time requiring self-discipline, commitment, excellent organisational skills, business planning and financial acumen. Six years Academic research on Success Factors in Business, such as, Business Planning in SMEs, Strategic Planning in High-growth Medium-sized Enterprises, and Integrated Design and Accounting in Manufacturing and Service Sector Businesses. Followed by ten years of Academic research into New Product Development, Innovation Management, Wearable Technologies and the Use of Digital Technologies in the Craft Sector. I have over 40 publications, twelve in International Academic Journals, the rest in e-journals, conference proceedings, trade magazines and newsletters. I have six years experience of bookkeeping for charities and 30 years of preparing the accounts for my own businesses. I am a Qualified Bookkeeper with a practice licence (no 13485) from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (UK). I am qualified in Sage 50 Computerised Bookkeeping to Advanced Level. Website creation and content writing for own businesses; www.povl.co.uk and www.drpovllarsen.com. Also content and web administration of www.ksa-uk.net

    $25.00 /hr
    157 hours
    4.93
  6. Keith L.

    Keith L.

    Start up Consultant / Business Consultant / CEO / Entrepreneur Coach

    United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 2

    With 30 years of experience, I have built several businesses all successfully liquidated, one listed on NASDAQ another sold to an investment banking firm, etc. Lets talk as I would love to see what you are doing and how I can help. Since 2006 I have helped others build their businesses. I have helped found two internet based student loan companies, the most recent one we doubled the stock price and took from an OTC stock to a NASDAQ small cap company. The prior one was sold to Lehman Brothers Prior to the above experiences I spent 13 years building a 2 person mortgage brokerage firm into a super-regional mortgage banking firm. Prior to that I spent time turning around a land title company. I have been privileged enough to have found successes in the business I have either owner or worked for, and am looking for a new challenge. I apologize for the 83% rating. I have 136 hours on oDesk, 128 of those 5/5 stars. Four hours from a gentleman who left me no response but wanted me to be on his board so we had a great relationship. The balance is from a lousy response from a client who shorted me money, stole my work and then proceeded to talk ill of me. I look forward to an interview wherein we can see if there is a fit, I am readily available. Keith Landis 717 940 8394

    $111.11 /hr
    136 hours
    4.86
  7. Simon Brody

    Simon Brody

    Outsourced Gen. Counsel: IP/Service contract attorney, business lawyer

    United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 16

    Simon Brody is a US licensed business and transactional attorney consistently Top Rated on oDesk and other online legal platforms. Efficient and effective choice for businesses seeking ongoing support and services related to intellectual property licensing, tech. and development contracts, internet / online service agreements and general business support provided by Outsourced General Counsel. With over 1.5k hours worked on oDesk, Kansas City-based firm Brody Law LLC, can supplement your in-house counsel by offering dedicated contract support (reviewing, revising, drafting). Outsourced General Counsel services allow Brody Law to act to as your company's legal department: from general business formation, drafting contracts and agreements, negotiating agreements, creating compliance policies, to developing strategies for Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark and International Business Transactions). Simon Brody understands the needs of growing businesses, tech firms and software developers. Whether he is developing Legal Terms of Service for your website/online service or acting as your business' attorney -- accessibility and providing confidential, professional and personable service are the key to creating lasting working relationships. Depend on Simon's diverse background in the entertainment industry, work as a professional journalist, communications director for 10,000+ member trade group. In some of his past projects, Simon has produced a successful series of legal guides for small business. His varied careers as a journalist and recording artist have made Brody a quotable source for major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, USAToday, Bloomberg News, Politico.com, MTV News, Alternative Press and Esquire.com. Simon's background in IP/Media Law, distinctions in Business and Transactional Law -- combined with business branding, publicity and marketing experience -- produces real-world results for your business. Simon works diligently to provide actionable advice and law related services that you and your business require in an efficient manner. Please be advised that all assistance, advice or services provided will be limited to matters arising under U.S. federal laws, regulations, international treaties, or uniform laws, including but not limited to intellectual property, telecommunications, import/export rules and e-commerce issues.

    $144.44 /hr
    1,533 hours
    5.00
  8. Jinesh S.

    Jinesh S.

    Business Plan Expert - Management Consultant - Market Research

    India - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 6

    Jinesh is a business consultant and market research expert with a dual background in business administration (MBA) from Reims Management School, France and engineering from the University of Pune, India. His MBA specialization includes consulting, strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship. He has over 4 years of experience during which he has undertaken numerous management consulting projects for various industries such as IT, aviation, retail, e-commerce, FMCG and oil and gas. He has worked with start ups, small and medium enterprises and multinational clients across the North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. One of his past projects involved working with a French multinational in animal health and nutrition industry for organizational and strategic consulting project to expand international service division generating revenues worth €0.7 million. Jinesh has also worked with the European Space Agency (ESA - ESTEC) in the Netherlands for a strategic consulting project to improve Return on Investment (RoI) for one of the member states of the council. Additionally, he has undertaken primary and secondary market research projects in the retail industry for one of the fastest growing IT companies in India. Prior to his MBA, Jinesh worked with French and Indian IT multinationals. He has undertaken various projects on Enterprise content management, which involves streamlining and structuring processes and information; so as to make inter-communication between teams within and outside organization smooth and efficient. He was extensively involved in setting up a competency center and provided training to users and consultants within the organization. His past portfolio includes, but is not limited to, projects for various clients in the below areas: * Management consulting * Strategic road-map and insights * Business plans and investor pitch decks * Financial forecasting * Marketing and sales plans * Primary and secondary market research * Business process development * Scenario planning * Enterprise content management * Functional and technical analysis Jinesh has a strong passion for consulting and strategy projects and understanding companies, businesses and industries at both micro and macro levels. His personal interests include both business and leisure travel, watching tennis and reading business and technology magazines.

    $40.00 /hr
    310 hours
    4.76
  9. Tawhidur Rahman

    Tawhidur Rahman

    Business Plans | Marketing | Strategies | Startups | Pitch Decks

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    Expertise in Business Plans, Marketing Plans, Strategic Plans, Pitch Decks, Feasibility Studies, Competitive Analysis. As a consultant, I have been working with companies ranging from start-ups to successfully running corporations. Working in the field of Marketing and Business Consulting since 2007. Ranked among the top 10% professionals in oDesk in 3 different categories - Business Strategy, Business Plans and Marketing Methods & Techniques. Obtained BBA from the top business school of the country. Received the prestigious "Order of Merit" award from MAAWW (Marketing Agencies Association World Wide) during college days. Joined British American Tobacco in the Marketing department just after graduation. Played instrumental roles for the key brands to grow up to 112% within a year with direct supervision and control, for which multiple awards were received. Has been a serial entrepreneur since 2012. Services provided are in the fields of - - Marketing consultancy - Start-up consultancy - Business strategies - Trade marketing consultancy - Market research - Distribution developments - Online research - Business development strategies - Branding strategies - Communications - Business presentations

    $100.00 /hr
    332 hours
    4.85
  10. Jonathan L.

    Jonathan L.

    World-class Branding. UI & UX included.

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 2

    STOP. If you're reading this, you've probably already gone through dozens of oDesk profiles looking for the right person who can turn your product around. It might be cliche to say this, but yes, I'm the person you're looking for. As the best UI & UX designers on oDesk, I constantly strive to understand how users react to certain elements and improve conversions. I consider good UX to be more than just pretty pixels. It's about user flow - being able to lead your customers step by step through each section of your site with minimal distraction. It's about making your users do what YOU want them to do, rather than helplessly hoping that they'll use the site the way you envision it. UI is like the makeup that goes on after - it's sole purpose is to attract and seduce customers to your site. This is exactly the reason why you would never see a model without makeup (Trust me, it's not a pretty sight). Without UI, you don't have a completed product. If you're looking for logo design, graphics design, photo editing, you're definitely looking at the wrong person. I focus on UI, UX and branding because that's what I'm GREAT at. Hiring me for something else is a waste of time for both you and I. I also don't negotiate rates (as seen by my previous billing history). I charge what I charge because I'm better than all the profiles you've already seen and having me on your project will save hundreds of hours in the long run by having your project completed correctly the first time around. For those looking for me to code the HTML/CSS/JS front end of your design to make it fully responsive and cross-browser compatible, I can do so at $120/hr. Still interested? Let's chat and talk about how my world-class branding services can help your business make a difference.

    $172.00 /hr
    2,733 hours
    5.00