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Dan Kaufman

Dan Kaufman

Copywriter, Blogger, Social Media Expert, Direct R...

United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Entrepreneurial executive with more than 15 years of experience managing operations, sales, direct response marketing and personnel. Adept at driving growth of company revenues and improving sales-team performance. Exceptional mentor and coach. Tenacious in building new business, securing customer loyalty, and forging strong relationships with external business partners. Big Picture thinker, talented and driven to impact bottom line while ensuring staff compliance with enterprise standards, procedures and regulations.

$175.00 /hr
95 hours
4.95
Jose Bello

Jose Bello

Business Plans + Decks + Research + Consulting

United States - Last active: 3 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
Michael S.

Michael S.

C-Level DNA - Prolific Business Strategist

United States - Last active: 11 hours 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
1,390 hours
4.95
Kathleen Rogers

Kathleen Rogers

Writer l Editor l Marketing Communications l Propo...

United States - Last active: 30 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

Experience = Results! If you want a highly qualified and experienced marketing communications and proposal professional with attention to details and dedication to your project, read on! I am a senior level writer and editor with 20+ years of producing marketing content for websites; press releases; brochures and proposals. Additionally, I have a BA degree in English and graduate coursework in Linguistics. Need social media savvy? I maintain active profiles on LinkedIn and Facebook and have previous social media marketing experience with a direct sales business. With over 3 years experience as a professional writer in the oDesk community and excellent client ratings, I have the skills and experience you seek for your next project. Meeting deadlines, producing quality work and ensuring client satisfaction are my top priorities. Let's talk!

$35.00 /hr
705 hours
4.96
Miriam J.

Miriam J.

Logo Design Clean. Simple. Modern.

United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 19

Hi, I'm Miriam. I enjoy creating, designing, and surfing the web. In my spare time I manage an online social network and I do freelance logo designs. My design style is clean, simple, and modern. In college, I interned at Disney World, and worked there full time for two years. I like having fun, eating out, and taking cruises to beautiful places :) I am seeking logo design contracts dealing with religious organizations, non-profits, and small businesses. I am also open to other opportunities that closely match my professional and educational background.

$39.00 /hr
681 hours
4.98
Raluca B.

Raluca B.

Google Adwords and Analytics Expert,Conversion Opt...

Germany - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 5

I am an experienced marketing professional with over 6 years of experience in PPC, Conversion optimization and Data analysis. I proudly achieved top scores in all Google Adwords certification exams (Search, Display Advertising, Video Advertising) and I am a certified practitioner in PPC, Display Advertising, Conversion Optimization and Website Analysis. I am also among the first 10% Adwords professionals on oDesk. My goal is to improve your ROI, website traffic, conversion and customer’s satisfaction. Everything I do is data driven and I can easily spot the leakages or opportunities and quickly do improvements, grow traffic, increase conversions and lower rates. My services include: - Search Engine Marketing (through Google Adwords, Bing, Facebook and LinkedIn) - Google AdWords Account Auditing - Google Adwords Account Setting Up - Improving Quality Score, CTR and rates - Keyword Research and Competitors Analysis - Ads, Campaign and Landing Pages Optimization in 3 languages (English, French, German) - Advanced Campaign and Website Analytics using Google Analytics or Adobe Site Catalyst - Website Audit, Usability and Conversion Optimization Consultancy I have a rich experience with all types of accounts (startups, middle businesses, big businesses with high traffic, thousands of products and customers). I have an extensive experience in working with big budgets and large accounts, and because of this I know how to easily meet the goals of every business. Whether you want Traffic and Brand Awareness, Conversion and Website Optimization or Spotting the issues or opportunities of your website or campaigns, I will definitely meet your objectives in a professional manner.

$31.00 /hr
114 hours
5.00
Sheila G.

Sheila G.

Marketing Consultant / Email Marketing Specialist

Canada - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2

My desire is to create quality, engaging content for websites, blogs, articles, newsletters and any other marketing initiatives. I am proficient with both Mailchimp and Constant Contact and have created newsletters and email marketing campaigns for many clients. With over 20 years business experience writing for major corporations and small businesses, I can get your message across in a clear, concise and effective manner. I am also skilled in SEO and the analysis required to increase your website rankings. Please feel free to contact me for part-time work and short-term projects.

$33.33 /hr
141 hours
4.83
Penelope G.

Penelope G.

Exceptional project support 15yrs exp

United States - Last active: 7 days ago

I have extensive international experience in multi-faceted roles with a focus on Project Management and Client Relationship Management in online/digital business areas. I have lived in 3 countries and gained very valuable experience in navigating and adjusting different work situations. I am an American citizen living in Orange County, CA for the last 6years. Experience: Project Management Client Management Strong E-commerce & Web Development understanding Freelancer recruitment and management Operation systems & process improvements Technological skills: Teamwork, Basecamp & several proprietary PM & CRM databases; Cpanel; SSL; Magento templates; Survey Monkey; Google Apps for Work Products: Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, Constant Contact, MailChimp Experience • Project Management (Agile): Working to agreed timescale, budget and project plan. Progress tracking & reporting. Disseminating information; Managing team members; Quality Control. • Client Relationship Management: Understand & document client needs. Regular client meetings & project reporting. • Start-up Operations: Learning new businesses; setting up PM process flow, internal documentation & communications • Strong E-commerce, Web Development & Digital marketing foundation • Freelancer recruitment and management: Experience at sourcing & recruiting freelancers appropriate for different types of projects and managing their performance, delivery & quality. • System & process improvements: knowledge base updates; re-launch of proprietary CRM systems/website re-launches • Entrepreneur: Proven results in running my own business • Technological skills: Teamwork; Basecamp & several proprietary PM & CRM databases; SSL; Magento; Wordpress; Survey Monkey; Constant Contact; MailChimp, Infusionsoft; Google Apps; Apple; MS Suites • Tech support foundation: A foundation of learning how to probe for the right information & how to support customers

$33.33 /hr
360 hours
4.99
Kathryn M.

Kathryn M.

Kathryn4B2B Marketing

Canada - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 5

I have many years of experience as a corporate marketing manager for mid-sized companies and as a consultant. I provide a variety of marketing and management functions. This could be anything from working with senior management to develop and implement a strategic marketing plan, sourcing external service providers, project management, website development, content writing and collateral development, training of in-house marketing personnel. I understand the challenges faced by businesses with little or no dedicated internal marketing staff. Because I am fully conversant and hands-on with a variety of marketing tasks I am able to provide a broad range of services that typically are not found in a single provider. This saves my clients time and money and leads greater cohesiveness overall. Industrial distributors, manufacturers, business technology providers and others, value my depth of knowledge and my ability to establish or streamline marketing department processes for greater efficiencies. I have excellent project management skills which means that a project will meet your expectations in terms of quality of finished materials and delivery dates. I use data and analytics to balance the 'art' of marketing with science. My skills have been instrumental for improving returns on clients' investment of marketing dollars. I also have experience in the preparation of business plans for start-up, expansion, and immigrant investors.

$70.00 /hr
507 hours
5.00
Tony Hall

Tony Hall

Business Coach Analysis Marketing Sales InfusionSo...

Canada - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 18

Step on the gas & let's go! I help small & new business owners save money and get things done. I save you money by helping you avoid common mistakes and reduce areas of risk as you plan to scale. > If you haven't bought InfusionSoft yet and are considering it. ~ WAIT! ~ I can save you up to $1000 on your set-up fees and possibly more on the monthly commitment! > Are you building a website worth $1500 or more? ~ STOP! ~ Consult with me for an hour. If I can't find a way to save you as much as the cost of consultation... it's on me. (no charge) Frustrated and need intelligent help with the abundance of techie tasks holding you back and eating up time? I can personally help you . Making sense of conversion rates, online behavioral marketing, funnels, landing pages, email campaigns, CRMs, social media, memberships, HTML this, CSS that... [What is a cPanel again?] the list goes on and it's mind numbing at best. You need to work on your business. Let me take a load off your shoulders. HAVE SOMETHING MORE ADVANCED IN MIND? Throw me a curve. Do five figure months bore you to death? Do you currently gross more than $1m/yr ? Let's cut the small talk and play ball. SERVICE OFFERINGS & RATE SCHEDULE - Analysis / Website Development / General IT / Marketing / InfusionSoft & similar software related tasks totaling up to 30 hours per week. $35/hr - Long-term consulting greater than 10 hours per week. $65/hr - "As Needed" Consulting. $100-250/hr dependent on specific industry experience. TURN 'WORK' INTO PASSION & PLAY Do you want the freedom to spend more time with family and friends? Travel the world? Live spontaneously? Imagine walking the great Wall of China, Swimming in Bora Bora, Climbing a Mayan Temple, or Leaning Tower of Pisa. Perhaps go snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef or simply watch the sun set from your favorite resort 1/2 the year? I have done all of this and much more, and I can help YOU realize these types of dreams too! It begins with a relaxed mind and a well oiled online business. My experiences which span 24 years in business and 30+ years online are concentrated on community building, business processes, marketing and general analysis. These skills have been exercised across several industries including: Retail, eCommerce, Hospitality, Fitness,Travel, Real Estate, Charities and Online Community Development. I will work closely with you to understand your exact needs, goals and ambitions. Together, we will discuss the situation and brainstorm potential scenarios until we narrow the field to a working solution. If you require ongoing support, I will be there for you when the time comes to review progress and suggest/implement tweaks as your path or details change. Helping people achieve business goals based on their desired lifestyle has become a passion. I have personally earned a lifestyle which has taken me around the world and have experienced things most will only see in a magazine or on television. It is my purpose and goal to help others create a situation for themselves, where they too have this opportunity to live out loud. During the interview process, I will listen carefully to your concerns and weigh all options before moving forward. I am not looking for a 'job' as much as long term partners. If you have a great idea, a solid team and sufficient finances to back it up, but are lacking a piece of the puzzle... I may be able to help you. As much as you will interview me, I will interview the situation and will only accept contracts where I believe the client will ultimately be successful. My schedule is purposefully left fluid as much as possible to accommodate client deadlines, the beach and sanity. We are most productive when we are energetic and full of life. I can help you create a similar situation for yourself. Due to confidentiality reasons, previous business relationships will not be displayed on a public profile. Please do not ask for samples of business, marketing or strategy plans as these files are critical to the survival of a company, could violate NDA's, unduly expose IP rights and open the doors for legal action. You should expect the same level of respect and confidentiality from me. If you are serious about taking the next step. If you honestly have a burning desire and are ready to do whatever it takes... we need to talk.

$38.89 /hr
741 hours
5.00