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Nick Phelps

Nick Phelps

Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Cons...

New Zealand - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2

I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

$44.44 /hr
822 hours
4.98
T. Merritt Wiley

T. Merritt Wiley

International Business Specialist

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1

Strategic Management, Operations, Logistics and Marketing authority with significant and progressive global trade experience complimented by advanced IT capabilities. A track record of engineering and re-engineering sales and operations teams that focus on achieving or exceeding revenue and service targets. I like to learn and work with all career levels, it's part of what makes working remotely fun!

$125.00 /hr
2 hours
5.00
Chao C.

Chao C. Agency Contractor

China Business Consultant / Chinese Marketing Expe...

China - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 18

★WHAT DO I DO? I help businesses, from startups to big names develop optimal solutions for entry and growth in the China market. ※Understanding the China/Chinese market is a challenging task.※ No matter you are considering entering the China market with little or no knowledge about China or you had an established presence in China already, You might need help. The following titles are given by my clients: *China Business Consultant *China Marketing Expert, *Professional Chinese Translator/Copywriter, *China Representative, *Chinese Market Researcher, *eCommerce Website Project Manager, *Global Digital Marketer... ★WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE ME? * 16 years China marketing experience * 12 years Digital Marketing experience, Chinese SEO + SMM, China PPC * China Business Consulting on various sectors and industries. * Internet Entrepreneur with successful experience and learned lessons from failures. * Working under diversified environment and can handle different Chinese cultures. * Had been worked in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hongkong. ★WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU? * Easy to Communicate, Quick Response * I had served 1000+ global clients on translation and consulting business * You will get market insights quickly through affordable, but effective methods * You can establish your local presence with ease * You can get truly local Chinese website, suitable to the China market * Your digital marketing will be in the right hands in a long-run, either PPC, SEO or SMM. ★WHAT SERVICES? * China Market Research * Sourcing from China & Exporting to China * Industry Analysis * Feasibility Studies * Market Entry Strategy * Website Localization * Website Development * eCommerce Web Design * Translation & Copywriting * China internet marketing

Groups: oTranslators
Associated with: SinoStep China Consulting
$49.99 /hr
2,497 hours
4.96
Fanny Nathaniel

Fanny Nathaniel Agency Contractor

Facebook Ads Expert (Assess, Strategise, Implement...

India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 4

Revelling in the best conversion rate I've had so far: 71.24% in a lead generation campaign that I launched on Facebook for my client 2 days ago (14Oct2014)!. I've increased the budget and I'm excited to see where this is going to take us :-) Update 31Oct2014: It's still holding between 69-70% conversion rate, tweaked the targeting, hiked the budget and keeping fingers crossed! Update 27Jan2015: Crossed a whopping 20,000 conversions in 3 months! Conversion Rate steady at around 50%. Update 3March2015: 25,000 leads in 18 weeks & counting! Conversion Rate holding around 50% with constant tweaks to audience, budget, ad copy, etc. 30March2015: I seem to have also hit the perfect balance for another client's lead generation campaign that gave us a CTR of 24.67% for just $27.63 (Cost per click: $0.02 - 1724 clicks in just 3 days). Although I have to admit that I haven't seen anything remotely close to this conversion rate, I strongly believe that of all internet marketing efforts, Facebook Advertising truly offers value for your money but only if your advertising campaigns are managed well. That's where I come in. So, if you are sitting on the fence about FB advertising as you just don't have the time or the right people to take the learning curve, you should seriously consider hiring me to get your targeted advertising off the ground. If you've already tasted how good FB advertising can be for your business, you should hire me to keep it flying high. Or if you are on the verge of giving up as you are just not able to figure out FB's idiosyncrasies, you could let me have a look at your ad campaigns and your landing pages to see if there's something you haven't tried yet. I have been managing Facebook advertising for clients since December 2013 and find it very rewarding both for my clients and for me! I have tried and tested several ads and campaigns and have created reporting systems that make some sense of Facebook's confusing reports. I've attended several webinars by experts and brainstormed a few. I maintain a close eye on ad/campaign performance and create new ads or edit existing ads according to audience reactions. I'm really good at creating landing pages that convert. I use Unbounce and LeadPages. I work well with design and development teams. I keep my finger on the pulse of what's happening so I'm usually full of new ideas on how to make campaigns better and laser focused on conversions. I have more than 20 years experience in managing projects, organising and simplifying complicated processes, creating appropriate documentation to capture important data, hiring staff, writing and editing content, transcribing audio clips, creating presentations, web research, etc. I worked as a personal assistant to top management in 4 different organisations (Calcutta Jute Industries, Growmore Business Associates, Maranatha Charitable Organisation, Willingdon Hospital) over a period of ten years (1988 to 1998) which included extensive administrative work involving independent decision-making and business correspondence. I also ran a small business for 12 years (1996 to 2008). I simultaneously worked in the field of clinical research as a freelance clinical trials coordinator in several hospitals in Chennai, India, which involved considerable documentation, data entry and compilation, independent correspondence, etc. Both these fields involved extensive data entry and database management. I have since headed a clinical research site management organisation, Merit Medical and Allied Sciences Pvt. Ltd. in Chennai as the CEO from 2007 to 2009. As it was a start up, I did everything that is required to set up the organisation from finding the right location, hiring the right staff, interacting with clients, putting together business proposals to setting up processes and documentation. In January 2010, I broke a leg in a road accident and this kept me confined to bed for a few months when I discovered working online through oDesk. There has been no turning back since then. It has been an awesome experience the last five years, working with clients from all over the world and I wouldn't exchange this for anything else!

$50.00 /hr
5,841 hours
4.79
Justin M.

Justin M. Agency Contractor

Project Manager and Squarespace Specialist

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 9

Justin is the Founder & Project Director of kulturspace, the "The Creative(s) Agency." Previously serving as Artist Relations Director at APT, while supporting the global operations. Justin developed and envisioned APT Institute, managing the nonprofits artist & curator outreach initiatives as Director General. Having drawn upon his years of project management for organizations such as Warner Bros. Studios, Los Angeles Firemen's Credit Union and Ferguson Enterprises, Justin has managed international design, construction, merger, real estate and logistical projects. From 1998-2001 he served as President for the American Red Cross Youth Services Division. Justin studied Business Management at COC, holds a degree in Design and Visual Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and Film & Cinema at the University of London. In addition a certificate in Project Management from Pinnacle ProDev, Exhibition Design from Node’s Center for Curatorial Studies and participated in numerous Museum of Modern Art educational programmes. Born Los Angeles, CA, residing Berlin, Germany.

Associated with: kulturspace
$55.00 /hr
21 hours
5.00
Andreea A.

Andreea A.

Ph.D. in Finance

Romania - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

In top 5% freelancers at oDesk, I am a professionally trained academic writer, financial analyst and market researcher with two years oDesk experience and over 2,000 hours worked to design academic articles, research projects, market reports, marketing presentations, business plans, financial analyses and economic studies. I hold a bachelor degree in finance-Specialization "Finance and Banks", a master degree in Economics and a doctorate degree in "Finance" with merit Excellent (2011). I have written 34 articles published in international databases rated journals or published in the volumes of national and international conferences from Romania and abroad (Kavala-Greece, Prague, Hradec Kralove-the Czech Republic (ISI Proceedings indexed), Izmir-Turkey, Tallin-Estonia, Chisinau-Republic of Moldova). Education -Doctorate Degree in Finance with merit Excellent, 2011; -Diploma for participating in the national science writing program included in the project "Doctorate in Excellence Schools- The Evaluation of Research Quality in Universities and Increasing Visibility by Scientific Publications", April 29-30, organized by UEFISCU and the National Government of Romania, 2010; -Master Degree in Economics, 2008; -Jean Monnet permanent course "European monetary and financial integration" Certificate No. 001763, 2006-2007, organized by the Center for European Studies, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania, 2008; -Bachelor of Finance (specialization: Finance and Banks), 2007. Articles published in international databases rated journals (National University Research Council- CNCSIS B+) or CNCSIS acknowledged journals: 2011: The Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism under Financial Distress. An Overview, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Vol. XI, Issue 1, (B+), RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, pp. 1832-1838, co-author; 2011: Optimum Currency Areas Theory: Economic Foundation for Monetary Unification, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Vol. XI, Issue 1, (B+), RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, pp. 2315-2320, co-author; 2010: The Challenges Facing Single Euro Payments Area Adoption in the Light of the Financial Crisis”, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series (B+),RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, ISSN 1582-9383, pp. 211-216; III. Articles published in the volumes of international conferences from abroad: 2011: Determinants of Romanian Credit Default Swap Spreads in the Context of the European Debt Crisis, Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference Economies of Central and Eastern Europe: Convergence, Opportunities and challenges, Tallin School of Economics and Business Administration of the Tallin University of Technology, Tallin, Estonia, (co-author); 2011: Romania and the Challenges of Economic and Monetary Union: An Overview, Proceedings of the 12th Annual Doctoral Conference of Faculty of Finance and Accounting, Prague, Czech Republic (ISI Proceedings indexed); 2011: Testing for Government Bond Market Integration. The case of the European Union, Proceedings of the 14th International Students’ Conference on Economics, Izmir, Turkey; 2011: Financial Integration of European Money Market: from EMU to the Global Crisis and Beyond, Proceedings of Hradec Economic Days 2011 Economic. Development and Management of Regions, University of Hradec Kralove Publishing House, Czech Republic, ISBN 978-80-7435-101-3, pp. 17-21, (co-author); 2010: The Implications of European Retail Banking Integration on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Financing. An Overview, Proceedings of Management of International Business and Economic Systems, Department of Information Management, Kavala Institute of Technology, Kavala, Greece, ISBN 978-960-98411-8-4, pp. 605-619, (co-author); 2010: Private Equity Investments and Innovation Stimulation, published in the volume of the international conference Competitiveness and innovation in Knowledge Economy, Economic Studies Academy, Chisinau (co-author); 2010: Perspectives on Single Euro Payments Area Adoption in the Light of the Financial Crisis, published in the volume of the international conference Financial policies for growth recovery under the global economic crisis, Policolor Publishing House, Chisinau, ISBN 978-9975-9956-2-7, pp. 90-95.

$50.00 /hr
2,512 hours
4.87
Gaurav Sadana

Gaurav Sadana

CPA with 5 Years of Experience-(Quickbook, Account...

India - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 12

Are you a start-up or an established business looking for a CPA, Quick Book/M-YOB/XERO expert? I can help you in satisfying all your Accounts, Book Keeping & Financial Needs (From inception till completion). Being an experienced CPA and a Certified Accounts Consultant, my aim is to help organizations keeping their books of accounts up to date, filing Tax Returns, Comply to Statutory Requirements. I am adept in Accounts Receivable Management, Accounts Payable Management, Inventory Management, Quick book, Book Keeping, Bank Reconciliation, Credit Card Reconciliation etc. I am able to gain valuable experience and adequate knowledge by working across various businesses: Merchandising company, Manufacturing firm, Construction company, Ship Building company and a Cooperative organization.

$8.89 /hr
214 hours
5.00
Michael S.

Michael S.

C-Level DNA - Prolific Business Strategist

United States - Last active: 2 days 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
1,402 hours
4.95
Ivan Marijanović

Ivan Marijanović

Microsoft VBA developer (Access,Excel, Word and Ou...

Croatia - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 3

I have more then 10 years of extensive experience in development of different kind of VBA applications using Microsoft Access and Excel as a platforms. I developed several more significant applications in Microsoft Access (time scheduling and time tracking for employees, invoicing, machinery tracking and certification etc..) and in Microsoft Excel (Add in for preparation of business plan, preparation of questionnaires, cleaning up of data for import, petty cash records). I also developed number of VBA scripts for Word and Outlook. I have some basic experience in Visual Basic, PHP and Java and also with SQL databases (MySQL). My background is business planning, organization and management (prepared over 100 different business plans for entrepreneurs in different fields of activities) and I have bachelors degree in this field. I am working also as associate in bookkeeping business.

$16.67 /hr
141 hours
4.98
Vuk Stojkovic

Vuk Stojkovic

Young Management Professional & Academic and Busin...

Serbia - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 22

Over the previous 7 years, I started a travel agency entrepreneurship company, worked as a sales consultant, HR specialist and project manager and developed various business and marketing plans. I have a strong desire for learning, and I am capable in adapting to any business environment and challenge, from wide range of business fields. During my studies at Master in International Business and Master in Tourism Management (I studied in USA, Portugal, Russia and Serbia with highest GPA's), I completed numerous academic assignments, reports and projects with excellent grades. I also have access to various databases such as EBSCO, MarketLine, Lexis Nexis, Elsevier, etc.,. My core competencies lie in creative problem solving skills, and out-of-the box critical thinking and analytic skills.

$10.00 /hr
41 hours
5.00