Michael S.
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Michael S.

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


Greenwood, United States


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

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Work History and Feedback

  • Jun 2015 - Oct 2015

    Need a business coach for our business
    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

  • Aug 2015

    Tech Startup Angel / Accelerator / Investor / Advisor
    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

  • Feb 2014 - May 2015

    Busines plan, pitch deck and AngelList profile help

    No feedback given

    63 hours
    $28.00 / hr
    $1,773.34 earned

  • Sep 2014 - Mar 2015


    No feedback given

    5 hours
    $28.00 / hr
    $135.34 earned

  • Apr 2014 - Aug 2014

    looking for adsense expert

    No feedback given

    2 hours
    $28.00 / hr
    $60.67 earned

  • Mar 2014 - Apr 2014

    Business Startup Expert
    Great communication. Very knowledgeable.
    $27.78 earned
    Fixed Price

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
Venture Capital Test 4.10 Top 30% 17 mins
Business Plans Test 4.75 Top 10% 16 mins
Business Strategy Test 3.90 Above Average 22 mins
Management Skills Test 3.60 Top 10% 20 mins
Business Writing Skills Certification 2.90 Above Average 15 mins
Telephone Etiquette Certification 4.15 Top 30% 15 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) 4.25 Top 30% 16 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) 4.75 Top 30% 13 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 3.60 Above Average 18 mins

Work History

95% Job Success
1,716 hours worked
56 jobs


Less than 30 hrs/week
24 hrs response time


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