Michael S.
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Michael S.

C-Level DNA - Angel/VC Hacker - Business Growth Strategist

$45.00/hr

Greenwood, United States


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Every successful business begins with one person and a vision. ... more 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. I assist in developing Business, Strategic, and Operational plans. I help prepare companies for raising capital, and where practical, provide introductions. I help recruit top management. My strengths lie in business planning, short-long term strategies, and sourcing talent. I can take role as an advisor, collaborator, and/or team member to execute plans and strategic initiatives. I help clients deliver positive 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 as well as externally to 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 less

Overview

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. I assist in developing Business, Strategic, and Operational plans. I help prepare companies for raising capital, and where practical, provide introductions. I help recruit top management. My strengths lie in business planning, short-long term strategies, and sourcing talent. I can take role as an advisor, collaborator, and/or team member to execute plans and strategic initiatives. I help ... moreclients deliver positive 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 as well as externally to 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 less

Michael S.
Drop Here

Michael S.

$45.00 /hr

C-Level DNA - Angel/VC Hacker - Business Growth Strategist

Greenwood, United States

Overview

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. I assist in developing Business, Strategic, and Operational plans. I help prepare companies for raising capital, and where practical, provide introductions. I help recruit top management. My strengths lie in business planning, short-long term strategies, and sourcing talent. I ... morecan take role as an advisor, collaborator, and/or team member to execute plans and strategic initiatives. I help clients deliver positive 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 as well as externally to 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 less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Business Coach / Management Consultant

    Jan 2016 - Present
    Job in progress

    85 hours

    $45.00 / hr
    $3,727.50 earned

  • Proven strategist needed to help craft growth strategy and marketing strategy.

    Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
    5.00
    Michael is amazing. Well spoken. Extremely knowledgeable. He has proven invaluable to us as an organisation. We strongly recommend him to anybody. You will not be disappointed.

    30 hours

    $45.00 / hr
    $1,357.50 earned

  • Need assistance in attracting investors or partners. VC or IB help.

    Nov 2015
    No feedback given
    $135.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Venture Capital Experience

    Sep 2015 - Nov 2015
    5.00
    I loved dealing with Mike, and even though things didn't work out, we got some useful information, insight, and a great conversational person to deal with.
    $225.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Need a business coach for our business

    Jun 2015 - Oct 2015
    5.00
    Michael is a professional freelancer with excellent communication skills. A very detailed oriented individual with amazing analytical skillsl. Enjoyed working with him and will definitely be hiring him again in the near future. Thanks again Mike for your hard work.

    7 hours

    $45.00 / hr
    $315.00 earned

  • Tech Startup Angel / Accelerator / Investor / Advisor

    Aug 2015
    5.00
    Michael is a truly valuable advisor, because he kept me accountable and honest and realistic. He pushed me hard, but only as hard as I needed to get to the realisations. He is a very experienced and wise business person with a great perspective. Highly recommended

    12 hours

    $45.00 / hr
    $517.50 earned

  • Busines plan, pitch deck and AngelList profile help

    Feb 2014 - May 2015
    No feedback given

    63 hours

    $28.00 / hr
    $1,773.34 earned

  • Founder

    Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
    No feedback given

    5 hours

    $28.00 / hr
    $135.34 earned

  • looking for adsense expert

    Apr 2014 - Aug 2014
    No feedback given

    2 hours

    $28.00 / hr
    $60.67 earned

  • Business Startup Expert

    Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
    4.85
    Great communication. Very knowledgeable.
    $27.78 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Business Plan for Bitcoin Startup

    Mar 2014
    No feedback given

    12 hours

    $28.00 / hr
    $340.67 earned

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Tests

NameScore (out of 5)Time to Complete
Venture Capital Test4.10Top 30%17 mins
Business Plans Test4.75Top 10%16 mins
Business Strategy Test3.90Above Average22 mins
Management Skills Test3.60Top 10%20 mins
Business Writing Skills Certification2.90Above Average15 mins
Telephone Etiquette Certification4.15Top 30%15 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)4.25Above Average16 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)4.75Top 30%13 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test3.60Above Average18 mins
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