I get a kick out of solving problems and shaping new businesses. It's one of the key reasons I quit the corporate world and set up my own small business consulting company. The more complex the problem, the more interesting it is and the more gratifying it is to solve. If you have a business problem that is hampering your ability to generate more revenue, streamline your operating costs, not bringing in as many customers as you'd like or isn't positively impacting your brand, then we should talk. I will work with you to understand your issue, partner with you to determine the best possible solution and work with you in implementing the solution. Helping small businesses and entrepreneurs accomplish what they set out to do is a passion that has not petered out in the many years I have been consulting. If anything, it has grown stronger with more success. Having a brilliant business idea and setting up a business around it are two very different things. One needs creativity, passion and critical thinking while the other requires discipline, follow-through, pragmatism, innovation and systematic implementation. I understand this very well and I can work with you to establish an organization and business that is set for long term sustainability. As an entrepreneur and consultant, I learn as much from my client and they do from me, and I apply what I've learnt on future projects. Over time, this has helped me become a better consultant and develop knowledge and skill across a wide range of industries. I work collaboratively; I simply do not believe in working any other way. My focus areas: 1. Business Planning and Market Research - I provide business planning and market research services for a wide range of budgets depending on the needs of the client. 2. Sales, Marketing and Business Development - Right from strategy development to the creation of sales and marketing collateral, implementation and project management of sales and marketing plans, I provide end-to-end services. 3. Business Process Design/Improvement/Reengineering - Whether you want to establish business processes for your new company or are looking to streamline and improve your business processes, I can work with you in developing robust and sustainable processes for your business. 4. Quality Management (Lean Six Sigma, ISO 9001) - Are you looking to implement a Lean Six Sigma improvement project or get consulting support to prepare for your ISO 9001 audit? I can help. 5. E-Business Management/E-Commerce (Non-IT) - Whether you have an existing e-commerce business that you want to scale up or you're setting one up from scratch, my experience in setting up a wide range of e-commerce businesses will add value. 7. Project Management - Whatever your business landscape, my extensive project management experience will make sure that your project runs smoothly, on time and within budget. I am very comfortable managing virtual teams and managing freelancers. I've delivered over ten successful projects in the last year alone. 8. Learning Strategy and Instructional Design - Whether you're looking to get expert opinion on the effectiveness of your training curriculum or want to develop a framework for trainer effectiveness, my experience heading training functions of large global corporations will come in handy. Right from developing content for ILT to delivering training programs, you will find a partner for all your training needs here. Industry Experience: 1. Publishing - I know the ins and outs of Amazon, Nook and other POD and e-book publishing platforms. I know what it takes to run a successful publishing business. 2. International Trade 3. Contact Center Operations - Having managed various contact centers throughout my career, I have in depth knowledge of how to set up, manage and scale any contact center operation. 4. Financial Services 5 - E-Commerce
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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!
Offering an impressive 12-year leadership background in local and international leadership markets, and looking forward for bigger scopes of responsibilities in Operations Management, Marketing Analysis, Productivity Strategies and Team Leadership. Exceptional understanding of operations and team management in Administration. Provide comprehensive case studies and analysis in cross-cultural environments. Fluent in English, and Japanese. Senior Supervisor - Administration Operations Team Management Studies Japanese Support Team Leader Leadership & Team Development Market Research & Case Studies Ryder Research Team Leader Linksys Team Leader
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.
20 years of experience focused on providing exceptional client service and knowledge that provides measurable and tangible results positively impacting you or your business in the areas of accounting, tax and business consulting services to individuals and owners of small and closely-held businesses with US and international operations. Expertise on these specific types of accounting and tax projects include: Bookkeeping and Accounting Financial Statement Preparation and Analysis US/State Tax Compliance (preparation of US corporate and individual tax returns) Tax Planning and Structuring - US and Foreign Tax Obligation Resolution/ Offers in Compromise Agreements Corporate Organization Planning - US and Foreign CFO and Management Operations Forensic and Fraud Accounting Litigation Support Work Due Diligence for US and Foreign Mergers and Acquisitions and Divestitures Projections and forecasts for Business Plans and Financing Projects All of my work comes with an unconditional guaranty - You pay for the lesser of the value of the services you receive or the invoice/agreed contract price, whichever is less.
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
With 30 years of experience, I have built several businesses all successfully liquidated, one listed on NASDAQ another sold to an investment banking firm, etc. Lets talk as I would love to see what you are doing and how I can help. Since 2006 I have helped others build their businesses. I have helped found two internet based student loan companies, the most recent one we doubled the stock price and took from an OTC stock to a NASDAQ small cap company. The prior one was sold to Lehman Brothers Prior to the above experiences I spent 13 years building a 2 person mortgage brokerage firm into a super-regional mortgage banking firm. Prior to that I spent time turning around a land title company. I have been privileged enough to have found successes in the business I have either owner or worked for, and am looking for a new challenge. I apologize for the 83% rating. I have 136 hours on oDesk, 128 of those 5/5 stars. Four hours from a gentleman who left me no response but wanted me to be on his board so we had a great relationship. The balance is from a lousy response from a client who shorted me money, stole my work and then proceeded to talk ill of me. I look forward to an interview wherein we can see if there is a fit, I am readily available. Keith Landis 717 940 8394
Proposal Lead and Writer, Cost Savings Technologist, Project Manager, Project Planning and Strategic Thinker. Business and Executive mentoring, personnel development and trainer. Consultancy services including: • Commercialization and Innovation • Business Transformation and Planning • Business growth strategies and development • Project Management • Risk Identification and mitigation planning • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability • Business Capture Management • Proposal Architecting and Writing I am a recently retired experienced Senior Program Manager with over 30 years experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry looking to help others with their projects. Specializing in program management, technical management and subcontract management team leadership. I have led program management development programs that has trained and certified program managers for large aerospace company. I have led large proposal teams for management and cost volumes for proposals with value greater that $250M USD. Relevant background and program experience in defining and managing the work scope for subcontracts and teammates in large distributed development environments. Strong managerial skills with proven success in project definition, project planning, negotiation and execution Earned Value Management Systems. I am a proven highly effective team leader with excellent interpersonal, coaching and mentoring skills, communication, and team building skills. I am an experienced and trained Black Belt-Six Sigma Facilitator. As my profile shows I currently have oDesk contracts with five major IT companies that utilize my skills and expertise to assist with project management and proposal writing consultancy. I had a past client who has left me somewhat questionable feedback due to unhappiness he experienced. I learned from this experience to only communicate with the hiring client on proposal requirements. He had delegated daily communications with an employee of his who provided conflicting guidance. I followed his employee's guidance, which wasn't the strategy that the hiring client had. Let these four active oDesk contracts and my past experiences be your guide on my abilities and experiences. Linked In Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jhoxsie
I am personally trained by Ms. Eireen Diokno Bernardo, a recognized eBay and PayPal E-Commerce Education Specialist for Southeast Asia, in eBay Marketing and e-Commerce Website Creation. Before working in oDesk, I worked as a Software Engineer in ACCENTURE Philippines ( a global management consulting, technology consulting and technology outsourcing company) for more than two years and I've enjoyed every minute. I'd like to work with oDESK because I want to work with the best people and the best service I can. I believe that my drive, creativity and determination will be an asset and will enable me to succeed in this role. This would enable me to apply my skills in an exciting and challenging environment. I think this is a perfect match for my talents and my career goals.
I've lead teams and oversaw large IT projects and logistics/supply chain implementations for customers such as GE, Lockheed Martin, Tyco International and Motorola. I've presented to groups as small as 2-3 people and as large as 300 hundred. I've trained people on the use of software in groups as small as 5 and as large as 50. I thrive working in a client facing environment. On the technology front, I appreciate aspects such as project management, systems integration and training. I enjoy optimizing websites and blogs for search engine optimization and integrating the same with various social media tools. I can also write website copy. I also love photography. There is nothing like a photograph that captures a specific moment in time. Nothing else comes close to replicating it. I use a camera to tell stories. Specialities Creative: Project management, content editing, software training, conference photography, headshot photography, portrait photography, SEO, web copy Technical: Lotus Domino, Lotus Notes, Wordpress, Basecamp, MS Office, Microsoft Project, Microsoft SQL Server, Cognos, SQL, iSeries-AS/400 operations, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, AS400, AS2, EDI, XML