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Average Business Planning Freelancer Feedback Score

Business Planning oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.73.

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Dave K.

Dave K.

Business Writing Consultant

United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 6

To help business owners experience more success through better communications including writing business plans, marketing plans, sales tracts, grant proposals, blog, article and web post editing. I have many years of experience in writing and selling comprehensive financial plans, making the technical and mundane easily understandable to enhance sales. More recently I have served successfully as a business consultant in all of the above listed areas. I can help your ideas be communicated clearly in an inspirational manner!

$38.89 /hr
100 hours
4.83
T. Merritt Wiley

T. Merritt Wiley

International Business Specialist

United States - Last active: 6 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
Tyler F.

Tyler F.

Professional Business Planning & Consultation

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 8

To Help Businesses Meet Their Goals Desired Projects Include: * Business Plan Writing (Top 20% via Odesk) * Business Research * Leads and Prospect Lists (see example in portfolio) * Helping Businesses Raise Capital * Bookkeeping * Marketing * Advertising * Business Consulting (Top 20% via Odesk) * Banking * Financial Advisory * Mergers and Acquisitions. * Entrepreneurial Activities * Global Strategy * Creative Writting Formalized Work and Experience: Commercial Lending w/ Active Management of a Loan Portfolio . Can provide reconciliation service as needed, which includes quick books and book keeping via excel. Provided consultative services to retail and business banking clients by understanding the goals of each and offering personal financial advice to meet their needs. Guided current homeowners through the process of refinancing a mortgage, by helping clients to understand interest rates and loan repayment options. Enhanced interpersonal skills by utilizing cold calling initiatives to create relationships with prospective mortgage clients. Developed goals and incentives for production employees in order to increase production efficiencies and individual employee compensation using controlled time & motion studies at two facilities in MD and PA. Developed a capital asset inventory program of all plant machinery and furnishings which was submitted to corporate headquarters. Education: University of Maryland University College Masters Degree in Business Administration. McDaniel College Bachelor of Arts; Major in Business Administration

$29.99 /hr
346 hours
4.98
Steve Pike

Steve Pike

Award winning Marketing pro...Wharton degree

United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 3

My objective is to help clients create marketing/sales leverage. Archimedes discovered the principle of leverage, how a small weight can move a large object. And marketing leverage is how businesses grow. Identify the fulcrum (aka "The Big Idea"), apply marketing weight, and lift sales dramatically. With 20 years of marketing and sales management experience at big (Pepsi, Holiday Inn, AAA) and small companies, I've managed virtually every aspect of strategic planning, marketing and sales program development, collateral and communications production, internet presence, and research and analysis. Two of my programs won national "Best of the Year" honors in separate industries. I have a degree from the Wharton School. I appreciate working with clients who understand the value of talent and experience, and who expect great results.

$125.00 /hr
1,166 hours
4.93
Dave Ward

Dave Ward

Business Consultant, Internal Auditor, Risk and In...

United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I have an uncanny ability to spot unnecessary and unproductive procedures as well as internal control gaps where losses may occur. I love helping small and medium sized companies grow to the next level using strategic plans, mission statements, and other key communication tools to keep everyone focused on the right goals. My experience includes: Banking Internal Audit Fraud Investigation Federal Regulation Implementation Process Improvement Human Resource Management Project Management System Development Lifecycle Training Manager Budget Preparation Policy/Procedure Development

$33.33 /hr
389 hours
4.98
Vuk Stojkovic

Vuk Stojkovic

Young Management Professional & Academic and Busin...

Serbia - Last active: 2 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
XinYin Qin

XinYin Qin

Translator, Sales/Marketing Expert,MBA,ERP Expert

China - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 74 - Portfolio: 59

Professional Translator. Professional Business and Technical Translation Expert. Best Skills on Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese translation. Good Culture Background knowledge : China Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Best Skills on Marketing and Outbound Sales Best Network and Resource to Expand Your Business in China mainland. Include Online Business Promotion & Offline Business, Such as All Kinds of Out-Sourcing Marketing , iOS or Android App marketing and etc. Low Cost, High Quality Customer and Considerable Market Share Get For You. Market Research Expert for Web Research, Sourcing, Cold Calling Help you to find most valuable information and supplier in China. A Good Sourcing Agent in China. Customer Service Expert A Best Virtual Assistant. Best Assistant to Localize Your Business in China Mainland & Hong Kong. Database Expert, Best Skills on SQL Server 2012. Business Intelligence Professional

$20.00 /hr
2,526 hours
4.96
Bill P.

Bill P.

SMM | Business Coach | Creative Marketing Speciali...

United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 6

I'm Bill and I can help you grow your business with my years of experience. I have owned operated and have been through the trenches with businesses. I love helping out fellow businesses grow and achieve there company goals. I have had a lot of experience building marketing plans, businesses plans, growing businesses, analyzing businesses and fixing businesses so they operate smoothly. My strongest skill that I have is that I'm an out of the box thinker and go against the grain. I see things differently than others and that has always helped me with my businesses and freelancing career. **REAL LIFE MARKETING EXAMPLE OF MY MARKETING HELP** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here's a great real life example of my creativity in marketing: I have a client and she is a hair dresser. She asked me how to drive traffic into her SLOW hair salon. I asked her why it was so slow. She said that the prices were kind of high and nobody wanted to try that salon because the outside looked bad but the inside was beautiful. I told she had two options 1) Fix the outside appearance or 2) Try a creative marketing approach. She said what could I do that's creative for haircuts? I told her to use the "A" frame sign in front of here store and put, "FREE HAIRCUTS THIS WEEKEND- TIPS APPRECIATED". What do you think happened? The hair salon was slammed. She had 15-25 bookings a day that weekend and was making $5-$25 in tips per client. She had so much work she had to give it away to the other stylists in that salon. They absolutely loved the haircuts and she booked about 1/2 the clients for the next haircut. Whenever she gets slow she breaks out that "A" frame sign and they flock in. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have top 20%-20%-30% scores on Odesk for marketing, business plans, customer service and would love to help your business achieve it's financial goals. I'm a very hard worker with an intense focus on the job at hand. You need to hire me because I will bring true value to your business and help you fix the internal issues that others can't see. I look forward to helping you build your business

$27.00 /hr
142 hours
5.00
Freddie Van Der Ploeg

Freddie Van Der Ploeg

Bachelor in Commerce

Czech Republic - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

My place of stay is in Prague and I can be contacted for part- and/or full-time home based opportunities. My skills are useful to the entrepreneur who seeks some assistance with his/her business. I am also cooperating with other freelancers. In case you would like me to control a whole project feel free to contact me as well. I will hire the designated freelancers myself and for you there will be just one contact. I operate under the name Non-stop Strategy. Freelancers I work with and recommend: Kristina Simkova https://www.odesk.com/users/~0142ad7f4d6c105c30 About me: I gained a lot of experience in customer service as I dealt directly with customers face-to-face, by email and by phone. Applicable values as long-term relationship and increasing customer value are standard concepts to me. I am a quick learner (see my reference of Accenture) and I enjoy developing myself. I work easily with set up structures which I try to make my own, and improve to gain better results. I studied Small Business & Retail Management and in this area I gained a lot of knowledge in the past years. It also makes me the person who thinks about your business by showing keen interest. During my recent projects on oDesk I improved my Office (Microsoft/Google) skills significantly. Other software I work(ed) with are Wordpress, GetResponse, AutoRespond, Mailchimp, SurveyMonkey, Gimp, Audacity and basically all Google products. Feel free to contact me in case you have something to share or want to offer. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and I am looking forward to start doing business with you. Best Regards, Freddie

$30.00 /hr
4,130 hours
5.00
Shantonu Sarker

Shantonu Sarker

Performance & Automation Engineer,Java/C# Unit Tes...

Bangladesh - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 33

9+ Years Experienced,Highly skilled Test Developer From Bangladesh:Work Areas. 1. Performance Testing, Debugging, Profiling & Investigation(Jmeter, LoadRunner, ANTS,DotTrace, Yourkit)** 2. Automation/Unit Testing in Web and Mobile Apps(Selenium, CodeCeption, Robotium, Sahi, Pex-Mole-Calabash)** 3. Software/Framework Development / Data Scrapping(Java/C#)** 4. End to End Software Test Design/Planning/Strategy** Exp : http://shantonusarker.blogspot.com/p/experience.html . Offers : http://shantonusarker.blogspot.com/p/hireme.html . My Gadgets & Gears : http://shantonusarker.blogspot.com/p/gadgets.html* Experienced areas : -Performance testing in JMeter/Load UI/SOAP UI/ WAPT/LoadRunner/Visual Studio Load Test/WinRunner/WCF Test -Performance Profiling and Investigation for DotNet and Java Application using ANTS, DotTrace, Yourkit, PerfView, VisualVM, Hprof. -Functional testing/ Framework building in Selenium/Sahi/Coded UI, VS Test/TestComplete/TestNG/NUnit/XUnit/JUnit/Robotium/MonkeyTalk/Pex/Mole/Behave -Flash Automation using Genie/Flash Selenium -BDD with cucumber, Calabash-android, Ruby -Developing tools(C#,JAVA, C++) for testing ,validation & reporting. -Bing Map API/ Google MAP API integration with c# and java -Data Crawling/Scrapping using JAVA(Jsoup/nutch/solar) & C# DotNet -Unit Tests and Integration Tests on a. C#, ASP.Net,SharePoint 2010(on Layer Architecture with Nunit,XUnit, MS Test, PEX, Moles ,Behave) b. J2EE, J2SE (Junit, TestNG, c. Android (Junit, Robotium ) d. PHP(php unit) /codeception/ CasperJS -Mobile Automation using Robotium /CalaBash/Monkey Talk -Security Testing(SQL Injection, Pin-testing, Cross Site Scripting) with Acunetix and Firefox/chrome extensions -Bug/Issue Investigation(Root Cause Analysis) and Tracking -Software design and documentation using UML 2.0 for Layer Architecture. -Training in SQA/Testing & Development (JAVA,C# .Net)

$40.00 /hr
417 hours
4.97