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Jose Bello

Jose Bello

Business Plans + Decks + Research + Consulting

United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 11

I create plans and models for entrepreneurs and startups. My documents help them pitch to investors, banks, and potential business partners. Many of my clients are founders, organizations and companies seeking to create business and marketing plans, business models, full pitch decks or online presentations. Among my past clients I have financial institutions, food distribution companies, entertainment start-ups, media websites and green energy companies, plus many nonprofit organizations. My best clients are the ones with new and disruptive ideas. In my process I ask many questions, do a lot of research, propose new ideas, explore diverse channel of distribution, provide a lot of graphics, create models using a canvas business model system, run numbers and create financial projections. At the end, I do everything I can to create useful and powerful documents for my clients. "OFF-LINE" I have my own business consulting firm working from New York City, (EST) but available around the clock. I have an MPA from Cornell University (USA) and I speak English and Spanish. ----- MY PHILOSOPHY on writing business plan is simple: every business plan is unique and every client deserves a professional and timely service. I do not over promise, I do what I said I will do. Simple. Some business and marketing plans are designed to get a loan from a bank, others to get potential investors excited about a project. Most of the time is a tool to raise money, but all the time should be an instrument to guide your future. In my work I get inspiration from big angel and venture capitalist firms, such as the giant investor Sequoia Capital; that has invested in companies like Apple, Google, YouTube, PayPal, Instagram, Yahoo!, Atari, Kayak, Zappos, and LinkedIn. I always suggest my potential clients to read what they are asking from people that want to get funds from them: www.sequoiacap.com/ideas They are not asking for a 100-page business plan. They believe that the best founders are clear thinkers. ----- MY PROCESS is also simple. I start with your ideas and your initial data and work until you are completely satisfied. I want to invite you to see my process of writing business plans here: http://goo.gl/ugB0l1 Before you hire me I give you a very clear plan of what I will do for you, step by step, with a feasible timetable. Again, I do not over-promise, I do what I said I will do. By hours, this is a breakdown of my typical development process: 1) Business Consulting (2-6 hours) 2) Market (Research and Plan) (4 to 8 hours) 3) Financials (4 to 10 hours) - 3 to 5 years of Sales, Profit & Loss, Cash Flow and Balance Sheet forecasts. 4) Writing (8 to 16 hours) - following the format of California VC firm Sequoia Capital and adding charts, maps, graphics, etc., to clarify your business pitch. My tools are 1)Internet for research, 2) Skype for communication, 3) ASANA to organize my work, 4) Excel to plot all financial projections, 5) PowerPoint to design pitch decks, and 6) a few RedBulls to work overnight and on time. Everything will start with a Skype chat and we go from there. ----- TERMS I work around your budget. I know that startups are not cash cows. Because every plan is unique, I like to discuss final payment terms during the interview process. My original bid is a guide for the client, and is based, usually, on a week of work (about 40 hours). Depending on the nature, format and stage of your business project, my work could take about a week and in some cases several weeks. My hourly rate is $80, and usually will take me 20 to 40 hours of work to develop a comprehensive plan. If you hire me as a fixed rate contract, I operate on a 3-payment basis. The first 20% is due at project start, a second payment of 40% at an agreed upon middle milestone, and the final 40% upon completion of the project. ------- SAMPLES Looking for samples of my work? Here is a list of some of my past projects: IT service start-up in Germany, data center in Uganda, online food service platform in Brazil, crowdfunding site in California, niche social network in the UK, nonprofit in Mozambique, real estate fund in Taiwan, TV production company in Los Angeles, agro-business in Nigeria, entertainment company in Holland, publishing service in Spain, beverage company in the UK, entrepreneurial education center in Dubai, pharmaceutical start up in Lebanon, electric company in Saudi Arabia, and several iOS native app start-up in Australia, Ukraine, Puerto Rico and USA. Sample Business plan - http://goo.gl/4AUmUy Sample Pitch Deck - http://goo.gl/YcIMWa If you request a connection via Linkedin you can see past clients’ recommendations here: www.linkedin.com/in/josebello ----- FINAL NOTE: If you do not hire me, let me wish you good luck in your future business. Keep it up and dream big. Jose

$80.00 /hr
535 hours
4.87
Martin Nolan

Martin Nolan

Owner, Surten Excel

United States - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I have almost 20 years experience using Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheets for problem solving and analysis. I have an engineering degree and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. I have experience in project management and analysis, problem solving, statistical analysis, mechanical equipment reliability, and root cause analysis. My passions as a Data Scientist are for building and optimizing Excel spreadsheet models for problem solving, decision modeling, optimization, data mining, dashboards, and reporting. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others and have experience tutoring in Excel and mathematics. I am looking for opportunities to maintain and expand my skills in these areas.

$28.00 /hr
696 hours
5.00
John P.

John P.

Business Finance Consultant

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

My unique approach to financial management is designed to reveal both insights and opportunities. Building upon a background of National Account Management, Commercial Banking, Brokerage Services, and Senior-Level Financial Consulting, I draw upon a wealth of practical, first-hand experience to benefit clients in the ways that matter most: A broad-based understanding of business finance that achieves defined, sustainable goals. A common theme linking disparate industries at different stages of development and maturity comes courtesy of an understanding of the flow of every dollar, from sales to expense to operating income. Examined through a lens that is customized for every client and each business, and reflects their unique challenges and competitive advantages. The result is what I call Functional Financial Management. It’s not merely the numbers, but the story inside the numbers. Customized, relevant, and with a practical utility that can be nothing short of game-changing. These are also the hallmarks of financial management guidance provided through Business Expedition Partners, the financial consulting firm I founded to offer clients around the world specialized financial consulting. From start-ups to mature companies, it is an honest, hard-working, unrelenting attention to detail that delivers results exceeding expectations. Top 5% Odesk Contractor!

$96.67 /hr
3,190 hours
4.94
Benish Akram, CFA

Benish Akram, CFA

Financial Analyst and Consultant

Pakistan - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 2

More than 6 years of work experience as a Financial and Investment Analyst. I am a CFA charterholder and passed all three levels in my first attempt, after doing MPA (Finance) with two Gold Medals. My areas of expertise are financial modelling, financial analysis and develop equity research reports. I have analysed multiple publicly traded companies. I have taken many training courses of Financial Modelling in Excel. Specifically focusing on share price valuation in excel, scenario analysis, and sensitivity analysis. Also worked to develop financial software; its objective was to perform financial analysis of a company through ratio analysis. I have offered my services as a Lecturer and taught CFA Level I, II and III candidates at SKANS School of Accountancy for two years. I have achieved 100% pass rate for my CFA students. Currently I am conducting CFA classes online and working as Financial Analyst.

$38.89 /hr
225 hours
4.96
Joao Futscher

Joao Futscher

Financial and Marketing Consultant

Portugal - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

With over 7 years of experience as a Business and Financial Advisor I am a very experienced consultant I have an excellent track record and can help your company to excel with the following services: Business plans; Marketing reports; Business coaching; Financial models; Valuation reports; Information memorandums; Due Diligence. My experience has given me a broad understanding of a wide range of industries, which allied with my critical thinking skills will bring a lot of value to your project.

$45.00 /hr
279 hours
4.92
Anatoly Alekseev

Anatoly Alekseev

Analyst and programmer

Russia - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 47 - Portfolio: 7

Expert in VBA/Excel/Visual Basic 6/SQL, interested in Cuda, Python. Have some C++ and ASM experience. I'll be glad to help with: Optimization and automating of business-processes. Developing of decision support systems, E-commerce systems, including data interchange between Ebay/Amazon/SmugMug/ custom CRM systems. Web scraping/crawling, automated retrieval of weakly-structured data. Implementing methods of artificial intelligence (expert systems, artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms),data mining. Natural language processing tasks (intellectual textual search, natural language generation, etc). Imitational modeling (especially financial models, gaming), prediction of complex systems. Distributed applications, high performance computing (scientific computations), cloud computing (Azure/Amazon). Software reverse engineering.

$55.56 /hr
15 hours
4.99
Tamma Ford

Tamma Ford

Business Consulting. Business Writing. Language fo...

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 16

Business Consultant: Consulting for new or growing businesses. Strategies and guidance for starting up your company, for seizing expansion or funding opportunities and for adapting to change. Presenting ways of looking at your company that help you make both the easy and the hard changes: your product/service lines, revenue streams and pricing structures, staff issues, processes and procedures, vendor suitability, potential new markets, sales & marketing approaches, and more. Business Plans: I have researched and produced hundreds of short and long business plans hand-in-hand with the entrepreneurs or managers, resulting in funding and/or whatever the plan was meant to achieve. Full-length plans have included the business presentation in Word and Powerpoint formats, a presentation of Financial Projections and start-up costs in an Excel format. Business Writer: I have direct, multi-industry business-world experience and bring that knowledge to my writing for you. Well-organized, clear thinker able to translate the clarity to paper for you. I can provide great clarity for your readers in the many ways your business communicates - sales and brochure copy, email blast messages, business letters, descriptive copy for all kinds of products or services. Notably: Resumes, Cover Letters: Professional resume building, hand-in-hand with you. Functional and chronological, and some "free-form" upon request! Editing and proofing of these so that the English is correct, coherent and clear for your target readers. Compelling cover letters complete your resume. Fiction and non-fiction work: I can assist with all phases of E-book writing and/or e-book ghost-writing within my knowledge base - from helping outline and plan the book, to writing it from scratch for your review, to providing all types of editing of any book already completed or started by you. French to English: I am proficient in written and spoken French. I can translate most business and general topics from French to English with ease for you. I am able to compare, edit and proof any such translation you wish to have double-checked. Published Author: I have written numerous e-books and articles for myself and clients. Please view some samples via my Expert Author Profile on http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Tamma_Ford as well! Language for Business: I have been an ESL - English as a Foreign Language - trainer for adults in the business world for 30 years.

$27.50 /hr
124 hours
4.97
Luke Otterblad

Luke Otterblad

AWS and GCE Engineer. Python, Javascript and Elast...

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

Senior software developer specializing in improving the accessibility, intelligence, and flexibility of code. Experienced at working with startups. My areas of interest and expertise that you may require include AWS and GCE Engineering, front end and back end web development, Elasticsearch integrations, recommendation engines, natural language processing and data analysis. Currently continuing a nine year career in analysis and web development. I'm highly self-motivated and seek challenging projects that match my expertise (http://github.com/lotterblad). Jobs I do: - Design and get systems up and running in the cloud - improve search and search user interfaces - integrate visualization and analysis pipelines - Make applications more intelligent by using things like recommendation and spam classifiers - Program front end UI designs and fix bugs related to cross browser compatibility - build out platforms communicating using API's Tools I use: - Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, Elastic MapReduce) for development and deployment - Google Cloud (BigQuery, App Engine, GCE) - Elasticsearch Server for storage and query, Kibana and logstash for log management - Website and app development, Web Development, machine learning and natural language processing with Python and Java. - Web development with Node, Express, and Angular as well as other Javascript libraries like D3.js, jQuery, and three.js - Time series analysis, statistics and visualization with the R programming language - Database Development: Google Datastore and MongoDB (document database), MySQL and Postgres (relational), redis (key-value) and memcache - Twitter Bootstrap, or Responsive Design with jQuery, CSS, HTML for mobile responsive landing pages as well as general purpose web pages. - Integrations using Mule ESB Samples of open-source code available: http://github.com/lotterblad

$90.00 /hr
2,189 hours
5.00
Federico Orsi

Federico Orsi

Start-up, Finance and Management Consultant

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

- Top Rated oDesk Freelancer with 100% Job Success - More than 6 years of professional experience in business consulting, working as a freelance consultant and in important businesses like Deloitte and Consultora Logística - Specialized in Finance and Management topics (financial models, pro-forma budgetting, business valuation, M&A, investment analysis, financial ratios, break-even analysis, discount rate calculations, capital markets, business plans, strategic planning, brainstorming of new business ideas, start-up planning, pitch decks, market research, investment teasers) - Hold a bachelor in Business Administration, Universidad Austral (awarded gold medal to best average) - Academic experience in the finance field, working as professor in finance subjects and as writer of academic papers regarding business valuation - Entrepreneurial experience, after creating and managing my own businesses called OK Tenis and Sostiene Pereyra Perchas (obtained the 1st place in Endeavor business plan competition) - Specialties: Finance, Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Value Creation, Creativity and Innovation - Important academic awards received, such as schollarships to attend business conferences in Argentina (South American Business Forum, ITBA, 2008 and 2012) and in the US (Business Today, Princeton University, 2010), 1° place in the Award to Academic Excellence (Fundación Deloitte, 2009 and 2010), among others.

$25.00 /hr
64 hours
4.98
Edward T. Hogya, CPA

Edward T. Hogya, CPA

Business Consultant

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 9

CPA who started his career at Ernst & Young, served as an Accounting Manager for a sub of FedEx, a Director of Finance for a small manufacturer, and as a Contract CFO for multiple businesses. My work as a Contract CFO served primarily as a blend of Controller, Financial Analyst, and CFO duties. I prepare the financial statements for multiple businesses since 2005, and manage all aspects of supervising A/R, A/P, Fixed Assets, Payroll, General Ledger, and IT functions. • Tracked key metrics, and improved upon each as we grew the businesses • Assisted in the negotiation and valuation of an acquired business, which provided additional products and engineering bench, accelerating growth • Negotiated a credit facility for the expansion of an existing facility. This accommodated growth and provided additional production capabilities • Through a cost-benefit analysis, we expanded operational capabilities, vertically integrating certain product lines which were previously outsourced, generating margin enhancement on these products • Relocated two facilities to accommodate growth • Implemented ERP packages with each, streamlining across multiple functions, allowing staff levels to stay low as growth expanded • Developed and maintained Forecast tools for each – with a high degree of accuracy in modeling • Developed a pricing tool for a custom manufacturer, which creates a BoM, Routing, Estimated Costs, and Pricing review worksheets

$25.00 /hr
236 hours
4.80