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Business Consultants

Showing 388 freelancers

  • No Pants is the New Pants

    I tell my clients if you want customers to look your way, you have to give them the honest-to-Pete real you. How does your product live in the world? How does it help people? Why should they believe you? What … more

    I tell my clients if you want customers to look your way, you have to give them the honest-to-Pete real you. How does your product live in the world? How does it help people? Why should they believe you? What can you give them that no one else can? My advice for the adventurous: Take off the pants. Lose the pretense, the jargon and the self-aggrandizement. It is not about you. It is about what your company and your products do for your customers. That is the story I will help you tell. One of the wisest things I've ever read about product marketing came from the writer of a children's book. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, creator of The Little Prince, said, "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work ... teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." For business owners not sure of what to do with the internet, digital media, mobile technology or social media, I am their digital marketing, content marketing and e commerce specialist. I help them figure out what draws attention from a finicky market and how to tie their marketing efforts to profitability. As a writer, I work with clients who insist upon personality, uniqueness and courage in their marketing. Content is at the heart of a thriving company. It requires doing more than just putting words on paper. It means showing customers the value you deliver. Your customer is the only one that matters in the conversation. Make sure they know that. I have worked with a lot of clients who have been willing to show their heart. Here are some of their websites: www.beards.net, www.seoriver.com, www.mywifipassword.com, www.dayoconsulting.com, www.enterprisetraining.com and www.rezoop.com. Companies are in the business of making money. Unknown territories like SEO, social media, Web analytics and new media are a little less intimidating with a little (or a lot) of help from someone whose business is marketing with messages. There are a lot of terrible writers out there. Like anything else, you get what you pay for. My hourly rate and project bid prices reflect experience, quality and innovation. Mediocre rates will give you mediocre messages that will bring you mediocre results. If you are okay with mediocrity, please look elsewhere.  less

    content-writing creative-writing business-writing copywriting business-analysis project-management 00 more less
    • $55.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 1213 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 19 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • PHP MySQL Yii CodeIgniter Zend developer, with 7+ yrs of experience

    I am a web application developer specializing in PHP/MySQL, with 7+ years of commercial experience. Worked with the different projects - starting from a little web-sites and web-widgets to the big web-systems and services. My main qualities are reliability, persevering … more

    I am a web application developer specializing in PHP/MySQL, with 7+ years of commercial experience. Worked with the different projects - starting from a little web-sites and web-widgets to the big web-systems and services. My main qualities are reliability, persevering and patient. Tell me your ideas, we will discuss it and I'll give you a structure of the future system and a plan of work. I think there is nothing impossible - just are necessary time, money and the desire to work!  less

    php css html mysql ajax xml xslt smarty postgresql sql oop javascript zend-framework paypal-api codeigniter subversion linux-system-administration apache-administration adobe-pdf yii-framework 00 more less
    • $35.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 8706 HOURS
    • RUSSIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 14 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
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  • Project Manager / Process Manager / Technical Writer / Trainer / Coach

    Telecommunications Manager of 20+ years with a Fortune 100 company. I returned to the work force after early-retirement. Working as an individual contractor allows me to choose projects I enjoy, and where I can most effectively make an impact. My … more

    Telecommunications Manager of 20+ years with a Fortune 100 company. I returned to the work force after early-retirement. Working as an individual contractor allows me to choose projects I enjoy, and where I can most effectively make an impact. My forte' is experience in high profile Project Management. My most recent corporate project was overseeing 300+ international personnel with a budget of $7.5M. I now work independently with smaller groups on a limited basis. I am also certified as a Process Evaluation Manager, trained to assess existing processes to identify synergies and duplication in the effort to improve efficiency and production. This pairs well with my technical writing skills to create training documentation and user manuals as a result of process improvements. Overall, I work well with people, and take pride in tackling problems to a successful solution in the time-frame negotiated.  less

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    • $55.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 2372 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 4 TESTS
  • Business Finance Consultant >> Top 5% Odesk Contractor

    I seek opportunities to utilize my skills and unique understanding of business finance to help my clients advance toward their chosen goals. I am honest, hard working, and prideful of my attention to detail. These qualities are backed with my … more

    I seek opportunities to utilize my skills and unique understanding of business finance to help my clients advance toward their chosen goals. I am honest, hard working, and prideful of my attention to detail. These qualities are backed with my degree in finance and experience in commercial banking, brokerage services, marketing, and business start-up. I work with each of my clients to understand their individual needs so that I may help them run their business as efficient and effective as possible. Top 5% Odesk Contractor!  less

    business-writing financial-analysis business-coaching financial-modeling intuit-quickbooks corporate-finance 00 more less
    • $70.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 2563 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 8 TESTS
  • Angel/Equity Investor Business Plan, Research

    I Sivaramakrishnan working as a Consultant & Researcher have 4 years of experience in creating market research reports, business plans marketing plans, strategy documents, competition analysis report, financial projections etc. I have worked with clients from a gamut of sectors including … more

    I Sivaramakrishnan working as a Consultant & Researcher have 4 years of experience in creating market research reports, business plans marketing plans, strategy documents, competition analysis report, financial projections etc. I have worked with clients from a gamut of sectors including IT, Healthcare, FMCG, e-commerce, Education, OTC , Hospitality, Retail and Real estate, both from India and worldwide. I pride myself in providing a customized approach to the preparation of business plans and research reports which has benefited a number of entrepreneurs in new product launches, raising capital, determining USP, effectively reaching target segments, streamlining operations and devising marketing/financial strategies.  less

    business-plans market-research business-writing marketing-strategy business-analysis financial-analysis business-proposal-writing business-intelligence business-coaching business-continuity-planning business-models business-valuation 00 more less
    • $50.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 1747 HOURS
    • INDIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 8 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 12 TESTS
  • PHP Web Application Developer: Focused on Zend Framework and APIs

    I've been in the web development field since 2002, when I started as a programmer/admin for a web hosting company. I've worked on a variety of web applications (generally php/MySQL based) ranging from ecommerce to in-house … more

    I've been in the web development field since 2002, when I started as a programmer/admin for a web hosting company. I've worked on a variety of web applications (generally php/MySQL based) ranging from ecommerce to in-house CMS to data mining/feed processing to integrating APIs and web services. I've worked with a number of PHP frameworks (Zend, CodeIgniter, CakePHP), and generally like working with a MVC design pattern. I've developed web applications from the ground up, as well as modified and added functionality to existing custom in-house systems, opensource applications, and commercial applications. I've worked with various APIs, including: Twilio, Twitter, Foursquare, Amazon, PayPal, Drop.io, Sunlight Labs, EmailYak, and others. I've written wrappers for APIs, as well as written APIs for outside integration into applications I've written. I am comfortable working with other developers and designers. In addition I've been asked to do code review and troubleshooting for projects where I had no active role. My profile on StackOverflow (http://stackoverflow.com/users/45531/tim-lytle) is a good sample of my ability to communicate the details of a development problem/solution. I'm also a Zend Certified Engineer (http://www.zend.com/store/education/certification/yellow-pages.php#show-ClientCandidateID=ZEND011439) with experience administering apache/mysql/php/etc on Linux (and a bit on Windows). Most of my oDesk clients are buyers who need high-level, conceptual requests to be understood and implemented, and the projects are ongoing long-term relationships.  less

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    • $175.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 3628 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
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  • Technical/Creative Writer

    Highly skilled and experienced writer with more than 20 years of experience as a Technical Writer in the IT industry (Business Analyst, Project Coordinator, Training Coordinator, and Change Management Analyst). English is my native language and I excel at creating … more

    Highly skilled and experienced writer with more than 20 years of experience as a Technical Writer in the IT industry (Business Analyst, Project Coordinator, Training Coordinator, and Change Management Analyst). English is my native language and I excel at creating clear and concise documentation including user manuals, training manuals, quick reference guides, job aids, system requirements, and system change requests in various industries. Besides creating new documentation for clients, I am adept at revising/updating existing documentation to meet a client's current needs. Other skills include: form design, workflow/process documentation, company and department policy/procedure documentation, standardization of document templates, and much more. Tools I have used include: MS Word (Advanced), Sharepoint (Intermediate), Adobe Acrobat (Intermediate), and WordPress (Basic). Most recent subject/category/discipline that I have mastered is franchising a small to mid-size business through developing user manuals for new franchisees. I am a very detail-oriented writer regarding proper grammar, usage, punctuation and clarity. Further, I am well aware of factors that influence the readability (formatting, spacing, use of attributes, document layout, etc.) of a document/manual. Services: content creation and conversion, proofreading and editing, information design (manuals, forms checklists, etc.).  less

    editing adobe-acrobat technical-writing creative-writing content-writing business-writing information-design copy-editing document-review proofreading word-processing microsoft-word microsoft-excel business-analysis 00 more less
    • $25.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 3251 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 12 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Netsuite Certified Accountant, Quickbooks, MYOB, Tax Specialist

    You grow the business, while I support you with dedication, integrity, excellence and confidentiality. In this new era where everything is online, although my office location is in the Philippines, all my clients are from USA, Canada, Australia, and Great … more

    You grow the business, while I support you with dedication, integrity, excellence and confidentiality. In this new era where everything is online, although my office location is in the Philippines, all my clients are from USA, Canada, Australia, and Great Britain. I have been in the Outsourcing Industry for more than 4 years and have built the reputation as an Industry Leader. Despite being in the Top List of Freelancers, I continue to personally serve all my clients. Unlike the rest, I personally do all the work. I believe that clients hire me because of my expertise. I do not believe in passing the work to another freelancer. This is the reason why all my clients are satisfied with my work. Being an International Certified Public Accountant who focuses on clients using Netsuite and Quickbooks, I have served almost all types of business all over the world, to include trading, manufacturing, retailing and service. For the past 9 years in Accounting & Audit Practice, I have gained excellence in the field of systems, control and analysis. My experience and full background in Audit structured my capability in analytics, problem solving and critical thinking. My expertise is greatly focused on Netsuite and Quickbooks. I have been using these for at least 4 years now. However, I also have full expertise in using Xero, MYOB, Accounts IQ, Peachtree, Microsoft Money, SAP, and Oracle. In handling activities, dedication, integrity, excellence and confidentiality are inherent elements in my work. Having a degree in Business Law and Taxation as well as Civil and International law, I provide business-related legal advice useful your company 24/7 as a value added service. In addition to Accounting and Taxation, my services are also demanded for Financial Planning and Analysis. In my effort to be an asset of my client, I ensure that I communicate and explain the financial results of the company. This will ensure that accounting data will not be merely for taxation purposes, but most importantly, to aide my client in decision making and advancement of the business. I work side by side with CEOs and Presidents of companies in my client list through stable online communication using Skype, Teamviewer, Gotomeeting, or Logmein, whichever suits them best. Reports are constantly shared and updated via Dropbox, Box, Google Drive or through emails. While my bosses grow the company, I provide on-time and reliable financial accounting reports and advice to guarantee the soundness of any critical decisions made, all in the name of strong dedication and loyalty to my clients.  less

    bookkeeping accounting intuit-quickbooks accounts-payable-management accounts-receivable-management microsoft-powerpoint 00 more less
    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.6
    • 8343 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Patent Search, Patent Drafting,Patent Drawings, Trademark

    With around 80 ODesk Contracts and 4+ years experience in the field of Intellectual Properties (IPs) assisting clients from different parts of the world. In the past years, I have got the opportunity to work with Patent attorneys and Agents … more

    With around 80 ODesk Contracts and 4+ years experience in the field of Intellectual Properties (IPs) assisting clients from different parts of the world. In the past years, I have got the opportunity to work with Patent attorneys and Agents from various countries so have developed a sound knowledge on basic patent laws and process involved, and working business relationship with them. I have been assisting individual inventors, start-up companies seeking IP services in terms of: 1. Prior Art patent searches 2. Provide Utility patent support services: drafting of provisional and Non Provisional Patent Applications 3. Assistance in PCT Application preparation 4. Assistance in drafting office action responses 5. Assistance in preparing Patent Drawings 6. Provide Design patent support services 7. Trademark services Domain Expertise: Electronics, computers, wireless technology, Electro- mechanical, web technology, including non technical domain. Have handled number of prior art searches from diversified technologies. Look forward to receiving your instructions and to assisting you. Assuring you of best attention and service  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 1258 HOURS
    • INDIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • WordPress Speed Optimization Wiz. I don't just Optimize, I Re-Energize

    Don't you feel frustrated when your favorite website takes too much time to load ! Well, your customers/clients feel the same when your website takes too much time to load. Fast site load speed is also an important factor … more

    Don't you feel frustrated when your favorite website takes too much time to load ! Well, your customers/clients feel the same when your website takes too much time to load. Fast site load speed is also an important factor behind securing high rank on Google SERP and I specialize in speeding up WordPress websites. It doesn't matters to me whether your site is hosted on cheap hosting servers or powerful dedicated servers. Over the last 10 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using WordPress / WordPress MU and WordPress Multisite. My core competency lies in complete WordPress Site Speed Optimization, Google Authorship, Google Webmaster Tools and Social Profile Management. I love WordPress and I love to make WordPress Super Fast on cheap hosting to dedicated servers. Know more about me and also understand the quality of my work by visiting www.markdescande.com  less

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    • $40.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 1031 HOURS
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 127 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
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