With over 7 years of experience as a Business and Financial Advisor I am a very experienced consultant I have an excellent track record and can help your company to excel with the following services: Business plans; Marketing reports; Business coaching; Financial models; Valuation reports; Information memorandums; Due Diligence. My experience has given me a broad understanding of a wide range of industries, which allied with my critical thinking skills will bring a lot of value to your project.
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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
5 STAR RATED BUSINESS CONSULTANT --- TOP 1% ODESK PROVIDER I am a US born and educated business consultant, merger and acquisition specialist and entrepreneur, with over twenty years of experience. I have consulted with international businesses large and small with a passion for start ups, especially in the technology space. I have a unique and thorough understanding of the challenges that growing businesses face, having personally grown two companies that were acquired, the second by a Fortune 200 company. Preparing your business for growth is what I do best! I've been heavily involved in the development and management of hundreds of online properties. I am extremely well-versed in the areas of website development, mobile technology, online marketing, lead generation and social media. I invite you to browse my LinkedIn profile at http://linkedin.com/in/brianmellett
Nikhil Mandrekar Agency Contractor
Expertise: Business Plans, Pitch Decks, Marketing Plans Required Skills: Technical Writing, Feasibility Studies, Competitive Analysis, Presentation Design Are you an entrepreneur or a startup looking to raise money or increase sales? If you answered yes, then we should talk. I have assisted over 200 startups and entrepreneurs for over a decade with writing business plans and preparing pitch decks for investor presentations. I have helped raise more than $75 million collectively with my business plans. Some of my successful clients include: Vecor.com Expertory.com Drivewise.ly LondonGoverness.com ViennaAdvantage.com Haload.com ValParkMobile.com Texts.com WomenLeadInc.com (finalist in Boston Mass Challenge in 2013) ..and more To see a full list, please visit my portfolio at www.meetnikhil.com I have a Master's degree in the Economics of Science and Innovation from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in Spain. I also have a Bachelor's degree with Honors in Business Administration and Applied Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology with specializations in Entrepreneurship and International Business and minors in Psychology and Philosophy. You can connect with me at: www.linkedin.com/in/mandnik/
Vinnie R. Agency Contractor
A strong business leader, I have 15 years of senior management experience with several Fortune 500 companies. In addition, I am a top performer and contractor for oDesk Enterprise Solutions and a recipient of the oDesk Top 10% Award. My expertise includes: -Business strategy/pitch decks -Business plans & proposals -Financial Forecasts, Analysis, Business Valuations -Marketing Strategy and Plans -Project Management & Six Sigma My objective is to build a consulting practice and deliver to you, the client, the best knowledge, expertise and results that our team has to offer. I am energetic, dedicated and will deliver 100% to each and every project. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you, sharing my expertise and making us both a success! Skills Summary: Business Strategy/Business Plans; Start-up consulting, Business Plans, Investor plans, Pitch decks, Market Research, Executive and Investor presentations Finance; Financial Budgeting and Forecasting, Business Plan Development and Financial Analysis, Margin, Income Statement & Balance Sheet Management, Month End Closing, Analytical Expertise, Audit and Internal Control, Marketing; Online Channel Management, Strategic Planning, Brand Development, Mass Media Strategy and Execution, Management of Direct Marketing and Telemarketing Channels, New Product Development, Market and Consumer Research, Retail Marketing, Marketing and Statistical Analysis Project Management: Recruitment, Business Process Development and Facilitation, Vendor Management, Team Management, Lean Six Sigma, Senior Project Management
I am a Stanford University graduate with strong writing and digital media skills across a broad range of technologies, including Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk 3DsMax, Joomla, and Wordpress. In the past six years I have started two successful creative services companies after a career as an editor and writer. I can put those same skills to work on your project, creating language and media that really means something to people. I am also an oDesk employer, so I know what makes a collaboration successful. Previous work includes: - Newspaper Editor-in-Chief - Owner, Digital Media Production Firm - Sales Engineer, Enterprise Software
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.
As a specialist in LEAN start-ups, I bring very strong recent industry experience across many functional corporate disciplines with great client references that will help you to make your business project successful. Talk to me about special pricing for your specific needs. RECENT UPDATE: 2014 has turned out to be a banner year for me. Between my clients here on oDesk as well as my own personal clients, I have provided a range of services for a wide variety of projects that carried a combined overall project value in excess of US $350M. Sectors I've worked in this year alone have included cloud-based SaaS solutions, mobile apps, mobile devices, gesture-based motion sensing, digital rights management, digital content development, online team collaboration, online education, online insurance delivery, professional sports analytics, mineral resource mining, marine asset management, food and beverage manufacturing, mobile healthcare, cruise industry, amusement parks, entertainment, aquaculture, and more. Types of services or deliverables I have provided so far this year have included: - ongoing CEO/founder mentorship - LEAN start-up planning and concept development, particularly in circumstances where little or no capital is available. - growth-stage planning and product/service expansion - ongoing coaching and advisory services on virtually every internal discipline including corporate development, team development, brand development and positioning, finding and securing advisors, product/service ideation, private equity finance preparation and product/service launch planning. - product and service ideation from initial concept development to long-term commercial viability planning - development of a broad range of investor materials and pitch preparation, including pitch decks for more than $350M in complex private equity financings involving angels, VCs and Gov't bond financings. Pitch decks range from traditional 12 page decks for tech companies to bigger decks for larger, highly complex mega projects (usually 30-60+ pages). - development of strategic planning and budgeting for a wide range of comprehensive digital marketing and social media campaigns - development of business opportunity assessments to validate potential business ideas and identify the best possible success strategy to move the project forward from a vision state. OTHER AREAS OF SERVICE: - Creation of various strategic plans (business plans. marketing plans, HR plans, product development/management plans, etc.) - Business strategy development (both lean and full operations) - Product ideation and development/manufacturing planning - Brand management - Traditional and digital marketing planning and implementation (incl. comprehensive social media) - Qualitative market research and analysis - Business development planning - Launch planning and management - Customer acquisition, retention and conversion - Development of strategic partnerships - Team building (particularly when you have limited resources) - Prep for early-stage financing and due diligence - Board of Directors recruitment, development and operations - Advisory board development - Full implementation of everything listed above BACKGROUND: In addition to being an independent advisor on oDesk, Scott is also the senior strategy advisor for SocialNRG Advisory Solutions, a boutique business services firm dedicated to helping early-stage entrepreneurs build amazing companies. A serial entrepreneur with eight (8) of his own start-ups and more than 30 client-based start-ups under his belt, Scott intimately understands the immediate and long-term needs of both start-ups and their founders. This first-hand experience is essential towards helping Scott create value while assisting his portfolio clients build amazing, successful companies. Over the last several years, Scott has successfully completed a broad number of engagements to a global portfolio of clients, both independently, on various freelancer websites and as an in-house senior strategist with multiple professional service firms for clients requiring expertise in a wide range of services. Scott is a serial entrepreneur with more than 32 years of senior level experience and a strong passion for successfully strategizing, creating and bringing to market a variety of innovative products and services. Scott has served in most senior-level operational roles including multiple instances as the primary business leader. Scott has also raised substantial early-stage private equity investment for multiple projects. Scott is an MBA mentor and frequently invited presenter with the University of Victoria's MBA Program at the Peter Gustafson School of Business where he speaks on the issue of value co-creation and open innovation for early-stage companies.
I'm good at statistical analysis, financial & business modelling as well as designing presentations. The products that I offer are: - structured Excel models that are fully automated, easy to 'read' and interpret and are beautifully designed (never heard about beautiful models in Excel?) - Power Point artistic and formal presentations done in a 'Duarte' style (this is kind of fancy way to express that I really know how to deal with presentations) - econometric modelling in all kinds of software including STATA, SPSS, Jmulti, Eviews etc. Hey, see what I have been doing for the last 4 years: - assisted Lionbridge with their internet assessing tasks - was engaged in financial modelling in Ernst & Young Valuation department - dealt with statistical analysis & modeling of banking products If you have read this to the very end, - you are AWESOME. I will be glad to offer my help. Sincerely, Oleg.
Business Consultant: Consulting for new or growing businesses. Strategies and guidance for starting up your company, for seizing expansion or funding opportunities and for adapting to change. Presenting ways of looking at your company that help you make both the easy and the hard changes: your product/service lines, revenue streams and pricing structures, staff issues, processes and procedures, vendor suitability, potential new markets, sales & marketing approaches, and more. Business Plans: I have researched and produced hundreds of short and long business plans hand-in-hand with the entrepreneurs or managers, resulting in funding and/or whatever the plan was meant to achieve. Full-length plans have included the business presentation in Word and Powerpoint formats, a presentation of Financial Projections and start-up costs in an Excel format. Business Writer: I have direct, multi-industry business-world experience and bring that knowledge to my writing for you. Well-organized, clear thinker able to translate the clarity to paper for you. I can provide great clarity for your readers in the many ways your business communicates - sales and brochure copy, email blast messages, business letters, descriptive copy for all kinds of products or services. Notably: Resumes, Cover Letters: Professional resume building, hand-in-hand with you. Functional and chronological, and some "free-form" upon request! Editing and proofing of these so that the English is correct, coherent and clear for your target readers. Compelling cover letters complete your resume. Fiction and non-fiction work: I can assist with all phases of E-book writing and/or e-book ghost-writing within my knowledge base - from helping outline and plan the book, to writing it from scratch for your review, to providing all types of editing of any book already completed or started by you. French to English: I am proficient in written and spoken French. I can translate most business and general topics from French to English with ease for you. I am able to compare, edit and proof any such translation you wish to have double-checked. Published Author: I have written numerous e-books and articles for myself and clients. Please view some samples via my Expert Author Profile on http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Tamma_Ford as well! Language for Business: I have been an ESL - English as a Foreign Language - trainer for adults in the business world for 30 years.