I'm a gifted storyteller, dedicated to helping clients tell theirs. I say this unabashedly and with complete confidence. The proof, of course, is the words. Today, finding the right words is more important than ever, and I strive to under-promise but over-deliver. The name of my company says it all: words-are-my-biz And my philosophy is simple: The right words sell. The wrong words leave sales on the table. WHO AM I? I’m a professional writer living in Portland, Oregon with a lifelong passion for the power of the written word. I’ve written everything from novels to blogs, sales collateral to web content, ad copy to letters, business proposals to sales plans and training manuals. Not to mention a few thousand papers getting my four kids through high school and college. I love what I do. WHAT IS MY BACKGROUND? I bring more than thirty years of sales and marketing business management experience to every project, and by this I’m talking about major corporations to mid-size companies and start-ups, working in fields including software, real estate, law, publishing, advertising and services. I confess to having a particular fondness for high degree-of-difficulty challenges. JUST HOW DO I DO WHAT I DO? By asking questions, listening and considering what I hear, followed by collaborative brainstorming to develop a plan we both embrace with confidence and enthusiasm. As you seek synergy within your organization, I seek it with my clients. It pays huge dividends. The common thread is in finding the way to communicate more effectively, internally and externally, with staff, customers and prospects. The common challenge is in identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and unique competitive factors confronting each client. HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT ME? Visit my website, home to my novels, blog and publishing company, Old Dog Publishing.
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designbuoy ~ creative lifesaving www.behance.net/designbuoy As a designer I love to collaborate with people, using the creative process to find new ideas and innovative solutions to design challenges, I call this ~ creative lifesaving. I am passionate about People, Creativity, Design, Innovation, Technology & South Africa. SERVICES Creative Direction (Ideation) Brand Design (Strategy & Development) Product Design (Strategy & Development) Digital Design (UX & UI / User Experience & User Interface) Mobile Application Design (iOS, Android & Windows Phone) Game Design (Mobile Devices) Print Design (Graphic Design) Illustration (Traditional & Digital) Visualisation (Information Design) DESIGNBUOY | CREATIVE LIFESAVING DESIGN Studio www.designbuoy.co.za DESIGN Experience www.linkedin.com/in/designbuoy DESIGN Portfolio www.behance.net/designbuoy DESIGN Sensibility www.pinterest.com/designbuoy DESIGN Thoughts twitter - designbuoy WORK ETHIC | BUSINESS ETIQUETTE | AVAILABILITY I am a very approachable individual, forthcoming and open to engage with people. I am also a professional designer, I conduct myself and schedule my time like a professional design studio. In a business relationship I follow appropriate business etiquette and schedule meetings accordingly. I am available on Skype / Gmail during studio hours and I will always make myself available to communicate with my clients. I am available for short, medium and long-term projects and I am always interested in new project opportunities. 08:00am - 12:00pm | 02:00pm - 06:00pm | Cape Town (UTC +2) North America | Europe | South Africa | Asia | Australasia
Print design, web conceptualization, corporate identity, color theory, photography and stationery concepts + accessories design for retail. Experience with all vector and photo retouching programs (illustrator, photoshop, indesign, acrobat, etc), plus knowledge of all digital media and its development. I also have experience in building web layouts based on the market definitions by the clients, with full development of all graphic and visual details. With these in tow, I seek to fulfill any project for the best ROI, with first-rate quality and fresh perspective.
I am an E-commerce director and business consultant with seventeen years of experience in the industry of web based businesses, marketing, customer services, SOP, growth management, leadership, and product development for the internet based community of businesses. Startups can also be assisted with standard operating procedure development, media management, team acquisition and marketing. I am also an accomplished writer for several industries and can help with your content and message.
I am an experienced graphic designer and provide innovative, high quality creative services for all aspects of visual communication. My experience includes working on various creative projects related to brand identity design, print design, website design, mobile applications, packaging, infographics, typography. My portofolio can be reviewed at my site www.annatica.com.
I am a graphic (14 years experience) and web design professional with over 8 year’s (web design, app ui/ux, branding) experience in a high demanding european market. I am excited by the possibilities that may lay ahead with your company and deeply respect the history of hard work that it must have been built upon. I am confident that my experience working in the Europe ( Israel, Italy, ...etc ) and USA as graphic, web and app UI/UX designer would make me a strong candidate for your company. Curently, I am working as Deputy Director in russian software vendor company (BI) and I need to to mention that only in last 10-12 months I worked on several projects for different goverments and large corporations. Some of clients are Central Bank of Russia, Rosneft, Nestle USA, Ministry of Health of RF..etc. Highly self motivated; Dedicated and complete work on time and to a high standard. Speaking english, russian, serbian and croatian
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.
I have 15 years management experience in large MNCs and conglomerates (LVMH, Dell, Oracle) as a senior executive leading sales and marketing functions across Europe and Asia Pacific. I have particular interest and experience in international business development and strategy in both Technology and Luxury Consumer Goods. As a Strategy Consultant, my priority is to help you grow your business further than where you are today. I work by first understanding your products/ services and business model, current market(s), pricing and marketing strategy. I do not merely create fancy powerpoint presentations and run complex financial simulations; I work with you collaboratively and am involved with your strategy development every step of the way. I run my own consulting practice in London, UK. My clients include both startups and SMEs as well as large multinationals such as the Estee Lauder Companies.
I am a highly skilled graphic designer, specialising on logo design, corporate identity and branding. Experienced in both digital and print communications, very strong with typography, logos and infographics. I am working as visual identity designer over 6 years, experience includes leading Londons brand & identity design agencies Johnson Banks and Barnbrook. Education: Masters of Graphic Design with distinction from Kingston University London.
If you are a startup looking for investment or to boost your sales, you are looking at your problem solver, a guy who will go to war with you. And win. I have worked with 50+ startups helping to raise around $25M from Angels, Seed Funds and VCs by writing business plans, setting up investment strategies, preparing pitch decks for fund-raising and coaching entrepreneurs for their real-life pitches for demanding audiences. Areas of expertise: - Raising money at the pre-seed, seed, Series A and Series B levels - High-quality Presentation Design and Creation - Effective (Sales) Pitch Delivery - Presentation and public speaking - Market Research and Value Proposition - Business Consulting (Start-ups, "Go-to" strategies etc.) - Partner/Investor Pitchdeck design and consulting - Market Research - Market Assessment - Press Communication and Strategy - Profitability strategy to validate assumptions and fuel motivation - Brand Design, Assessment, Creation and Maintenance I have been actively engaged with startup communities across Europe and in SF Bay Area. Had successfully delivered funding (from pre-seed to Series B) for many startups, also assisted several in getting accepted into a top-trier startup accelerators in EMEA Region. I've added value in these areas: - eCommerce - Fashion & Desing - Technology - Gaming & eSports - Online Gambling - SaaS (Software as a Service) I always commit myself to task at hand. Just provide me with an idea of your goals, give any specific requirements and I'll be sure to turn your ideas into a reality. I guarantee, that after 15 minutes skype call, you'll already have learned something valuable and helpful with your business. Isn't that worth a call?