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Daniel J.

Daniel J.

Strategy Consulting Partner, MBA

United States - Last active: 06/07/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

Managing partner at Connexus Hub, a full service market research and strategy firm that specializes in helping businesses at varying stages that include small businesses, VC backed companies, and federal agencies with sales & marketing strategy development/implementation, market research, and marketing communications. I have over 10 years of experience developing efficient business processes within sales organizations with core expertise in: • deployment of pilot programs with Fortune 500 client companies that have led to international corporate purchase agreements • development of strategic partnerships • sales / market strategy development to target highly regulated industries - federal, public utilities, healthcare, and education sectors. Please refer to connexushub.com for additional info.

$150.00 /hr
64 hours
4.91
Jose Bello

Jose Bello

Business Plans + Decks + Research + Consulting

United States - Last active: 5 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
Chirag Shah

Chirag Shah

Business Coach and Strategic Consultant

India - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 8

I am Chartered Accountant with 13+ years of Entrepreneurial experience. I have ventured into various projects and have been integral part of many start-ups. Couple of ventures which I was associated with got acquired at a valuation. I am currently business coaching 1) Woman Entrepreneur in Switzerland 2) Lean Mobile apps and online start-up in USA 3) Digital Marketing Start-up in USA 4) Top 20 IT product and services Company in Middle East I have Business Coached: 1) Online MLM Company in Netherlands 2) Job services Company in USA 3) Health and Fitness Company in Australia 4) Mobile App start-up Company in Australia 5) eCommerce Consultant to Company in UK 6) Investment Banking Boutique in UK 7) HR policies and procedure consultancy to a Company in Africa 8) IT and eCommerce Companies in India I am on the advisory board of technical institute and was judge for Student in free enterprise (SIFE) global entrepreneurial competition. My Skills are: 1) Business planning and strategy 2) Turning around businesses and business coaching 3) Financial planing and projections 4) Making business plans and Information Memorandum 5) Business development and marketing strategies 6) HR policies and Employee Management programs My brief profile: • Ventured in to then premature domain of E-learning in 1999 and was first to introduce online (Web-based) learning platform for CA Exam Prep in India. • Integral part of start-up team to introduce first online learning platform for US CPA Exam prep in 2002. • Defined and Structured E-learning platforms along with learning contents for US Based Companies like CPApass.Com, Smartpros & USCPASuccess. • Instrumental in Incorporating Broadllyne Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (BTPL) in 2005 an IT Services Company specialized in Education and IT services domain. BTPL developed and implemented first of its kind Education ERPs for School, Colleges and provided application development services to various Organizations. • Conceptualized and developed a unique online digital language learning platform – eduologue for anytime-anywhere language learning. • Conceptualized and architected online CA Audit management System to automate Audit processes, first of its kind in India. • Designed eLearning custom contents for the courses related to finance for CA Courses, USCPA courses, IFRS, Policy and Procedures for ADIB, Derivatives course for leading Financial services Company etc. • Designed eLearning courses for Technical and Behavioral training for Geometric Limited, UASC, Etihad Airways, Marico etc. • Consulted and developed applications based on process systems for Government Organizations like Central Institute of Fisheries education (CIFE), CIRCOAT, Western Railways etc. • Conceptualized and Developed Human Resource Management System (HRMS). • Consulted Number one CA Coaching Classes in India for Franchise development, Train the Tutors program etc. • On the Advisory Board of M.M.College of Technology, Raipur - India. • Lead Special Audit Team at Tata AIG and Themis Pharmaceuticals in 1999-2000. • Special Judge at Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) a global entrepreneur competition. • Consulted various IIT-Powai incubated start-ups like Webaroo and Computer Masti on Business strategies and development. • Project Consultant to Chanakya Insitute of Management, All India Local self Government outfit for ICT in Government Schools project. • Conceptualized and developed first of its kind community and training portal for Food industry, Food industry professionals Academy (FIPA). Integral part of content development team for developing training modules based on new FSSA Act. • Mentored various Companies in defining business plans and financial projections. Also assisted them in raising PE and Angel funds. I can be your friend, philosopher and guide for your business or projects and be rest assured its done.

$42.00 /hr
583 hours
4.97
Tawhidur Rahman

Tawhidur Rahman

Business Plans | Marketing | Strategies | Startups...

Bangladesh - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

Expertise in Business Plans, Marketing Plans, Strategic Plans, Pitch Decks, Feasibility Studies, Competitive Analysis. As a consultant, I have been working with companies ranging from start-ups to successfully running corporations. Working in the field of Marketing and Business Consulting since 2007. Ranked among the top 10% professionals in oDesk in 3 different categories - Business Strategy, Business Plans and Marketing Methods & Techniques. Obtained BBA from the top business school of the country. Received the prestigious "Order of Merit" award from MAAWW (Marketing Agencies Association World Wide) during college days. Joined British American Tobacco in the Marketing department just after graduation. Played instrumental roles for the key brands to grow up to 112% within a year with direct supervision and control, for which multiple awards were received. Has been a serial entrepreneur since 2012. Services provided are in the fields of - - Marketing consultancy - Start-up consultancy - Business strategies - Trade marketing consultancy - Market research - Distribution developments - Online research - Business development strategies - Branding strategies - Communications - Business presentations

$100.00 /hr
332 hours
4.85
Wayne Williams

Wayne Williams

Audiovisual Archivist specialising in restoration...

South Africa - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 14

I am an audiovisual archivist and am always excited to be involved in research and, particularly, restoration projects of this nature. I have undertaken and successfully completed projects for clients ranging from independent artists to national academic institutions - ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGET! I further specialise in development and optimisation of your online presence, with particular emphasis on convergence of audio, video and other media content with information technologies. I also focus strongly on structure and content. I have worked on a range of projects, from development of small blogs to management of large multimedia projects. I am seeking opportunities to build long-term relationships with small to medium businesses looking to improve their online visibility and profitability. I also have experience in: * Audio, video and image editing * Research and creation of quality original web site content * On- and off-page search engine optimisation (SEO) * Technical writing, particularly focusing on development and creation of user guides, instruction manuals and troubleshooting guides * Editing and/or translation of English and Afrikaans articles

$25.00 /hr
3 hours
4.76
Simon Hubbard

Simon Hubbard

Design | Brand Expert | Web | SEO | Marketing

United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

I am a versatile, innovative and accomplished Design and Marketing expert with 15 years of commercial experience. I have an unrivalled track record of success delivering innovative Marketing Solutions, Graphic Design, Advertising, Strategic Support, SEO and Digital Web Solutions. I have held Senior Positions and Operational Leadership roles across a variety of B2B / B2C sectors including: New Media, Website Creation, Graphic Design, Marcomms and Hospitality Marketing. I am an industry expert, offering a unique combination of design and marketing processes, granular technical ability, commercial acumen and an entrepreneurial, inventive approach. I have held the position of Marketing Director for a £multi-million UK based Creative Design & Marketing Agency that have now successfully produced 1,000+ commercial website projects. I have been involved in the design and marketing of just about everything imaginable, from the latest screw and widget, to some of the most prestigious brand names on the planet! From a small local plumbing firm, through to the Ford World Rally Team and mega-brands such as Porsche, Royal Ascot and Jack Daniels. This diversity makes me the perfect partner for your business. So why am I available on a freelance basis? A good question! After a successful commercial exit I am now in a position to spend more time with my children, travel with my family and enjoy life. My entrepreneurial career to date has been extremely challenging, enjoyable and rewarding, I am now looking for new challenges and new ways to work. I am available via Odesk to help other businesses to succeed in reaching their full potential by offering my skills in the areas of Creative Design, Killer Content, SEO Strategy, Marketing and much more. Things that I am interested to help you with… I specialise in Graphic Design, Content and Marketing Strategy. Creating and conveying strong Marketing Messages, Calls To Action, Lead Generation, Conversion Optimisation and helping you to make more money! I can help you to plan your website and marketing materials from a visual and content perspective, underpinned by years of knowledge and proven strategies to maximise your return on investment. I am a landing page and conversion expert, I analyse, assist, design, implement, test, amend and report on your marketing and promotional materials to ensure that you are working your investments as hard as possible. I am always available on email and the telephone, communication is key, you can rest assured of my absolute commitment to every aspect of our working relationship. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me, I look forward to hearing more about your project and working closely with you in the near future. Kind Regards, Simon Hubbard (BSc, MDes) SKILLS SNAPSHOT: • Marketing & Business Development Strategies • Creative Graphic Design & Branding • Website Planning, Design & Management • Digital Marketing & SEO • Content Creation, Article Writing • Lead Generation, Conversion Optimisation, Landing Page Expert • Corporate Brand Architecture, Management & Recognition • Driving Competitive Advantage & Building Market Leaders • Commercial Bids, Tenders & Deal Structuring • Digital Law: Trademarks, Patents & Copyrights

$65.00 /hr
0 hours
4.92
Adam Broadbent

Adam Broadbent Agency Contractor

Wordpress & Digital Comms (Adwords) / Business Sup...

Australia - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

Wordpress is my choice of CMS since 2010, resulting in an extensive understanding of theme & plugin development, SEO optimisation and all things in-between. I'm also passionate about Google Adwords. Consulting, implementing and managing display and search campaigns with precise conversion metrics, remarketing list tactics & CPA's. CREATIVE BEST PRACTICE ONLY My preference is to work in long term relationships by supporting businesses. I can operate under a whitelabel agreement, working directly with your clients if needed. Feel free to send me any questions as I'm always happy to help wherever possible.

Associated with: Willing Web
$36.00 /hr
236 hours
5.00
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
Kristin Marie Flores

Kristin Marie Flores Agency Contractor

Project Manager, Email Marketing Expert, Business...

United States - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 28

My clients consider me as a Top Notch oDesk Talent Acquistion Specialist. If you are new to Odesk and is clueless about getting started, contact me and we can discuss about your needs and what's the best way to move forward. I can definitely help you with the ff: 1. Building your remote team 2. Website design, development and design 3. Email marketing campaign 4. Social media management 5. Lead generation 6. Virtual/admin assistance While I can do most of these projects myself, I am a believer that everyone needs help, and I can give you the best help possible to grow your business.

Associated with: Online Business Solutions
$28.00 /hr
3,886 hours
4.90
T B.

T B. Agency Contractor

MBA, Award-Winning Top 1% Expert: PLAN | PROMOTE |...

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 10

Recognized by oDesk CEO Gary Swart on August 5, 2013: ~> Ranked as Top 1% Expert Provider ➤ Top 1% Provider: 5-Star Client Feedback, Top 2% - 6% Test Scores, 2+ Decades, Proven Results ➤ *** Exclusive annual awards from Motorola. *** Client roster includes worldwide Brands, such as: ABN AMRO, American Red Cross, Canon, Fisher Investments, Genentech, Hyatt, KonicaMinolta, Marriott, Novartis, P & G, Pfizer, Siemens, Sears, Xerox. Having ❶ dealt with﹥1/3 of the Fortune 500, ➋ built a new Business Unit for a multinational & globally recognized operation, ➌ earned an MBA, and ➍ consulted in Business Development with companies of all types, sizes, and industries...this experience becomes your asset through: > Bottom-Line improvements, > effective Growth Initiatives, > formalized Business Plans, > Forecasts & Budgets, > maximizing Sales & Marketing efforts, > Operational streamlining, > replicable Systems & Processes, > assessing Legacy Practices, > managing Turn-Arounds, > identifying & securing Strategic Alliances. < BP samples available upon request. Full portfolio cannot be posted publicly. >

Groups: BigCommerce
Associated with: STRATEGY
$175.00 /hr
1,022 hours
4.68