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
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The combination of my education and experience is a solid foundation for a position within Instructional Design (ID). Having completed a BS and MS in Instructional Design, I have a strong foundation of ID methodology, theory, and design principles. I have over 3 years working experience within higher education as an Instructional Designer and educator, in addition to my time learning through higher education. My roles have ranged from my work with The Center for the Application of Information Technologies at Western Illinois University as an Instructional Designer meeting with faculty and building online educational systems, to teaching undergraduate students technology within the classroom, to developing online and classroom training and professional development materials for East Carolina University Office of Grants and Contracts. I also have corporate training development experience with UnitedHealthcare and Manic Media Group, INC, based in Washington D.C.. Within those two positions I managed multiple projects and assumed a lead designer role. I was tasked with implementing best practices, solid design work, and suggesting appropriate design methods while remaining innovative. Within Instructional Design, I am a multipurpose tool. I excel at front-end analysis, developing the foundation for design and development through the ADDIE model, evaluation and measurement, and overall client relations. Furthermore, as a creative individual, I also excel at storyboarding, multimedia development, photography, and various design software programs, such as the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. I have intermediate to proficient skills with most technologies used in this fiend, to include BlackBoard, Lectora, and Camtasia. Being able to design and develop instructional materials and systems with outstanding design and visual principles, and developing full working instructional design systems that are rich with analysis and instructional design theory, I feel I am a perfect candidate for this position. Furthermore, my written and verbal communication skills are superb, and allow me to navigate a variety of conversations and situations. Having been a non-traditional student, I also understand the demands and needs of online learning students from the viewpoints of the University, the Faculty, and the student alike.
Demonstrated excellence with over 14 years of success in Information Technology and Management. Areas of expertise and passionate about: - Business Analysis - Requirements Engineering - Business Process Management and Improvement - Systems Improvement With significant work experience, and strong knowledge and skills in: - Project/Program Management - Strategic Planning - Software Development Regularly selected for the most challenging initiatives, in previous engagements and currently as a self-employed consultant.
I am a professional writer and social science researcher living in New Orleans, Louisiana. I specialize in editing, proofreading, writing, and research. I have an M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia Univ., as well as a B.A. in Honors English from San Diego State Univ. I have versatile skills and interests and can cover a wide range of topics in the arts and sciences. As an anthropologist, I am well versed in cross-cultural perspectives, enabling me to write for diverse audiences. In addition, I have over ten years of experience as a freelance proofreader, editor, and tutor. On the creative side, I love to work with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, though I am certainly open to other genres. I am skilled at breaking down and paraphrasing highly technical language, which is advantageous for technical and science writing. In all areas, I have a meticulous editorial eye for grammar, spelling, formatting, and content.
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?
Fast and efficient contractor! With over 5 years of teaching experience and extensive research exposure, I'm available to bring you competitive results in writing and presentation. I've managed to publish ISI peer-reviewed articles and have backgrounds in MatLab and 3D Blender animation as well. I'm a licensed teacher, researcher, educator and mentor. Provides Physics related solutions, scientific poster, visual (ppt and prezi) and graphic designs. Other knowledge include: Java, Visual Basic, C++, Photoshop I have worked (and is still working) with great clients in the world. My long term clients really make me feel that I am a part of a team. I always deliver great results with a process that’s timely and at a great value for my clients.
Reliable. Trustworthy. Competent. EXPERTISE: Branding & Positioning / Content & Relationship Marketing. Providing excellent customer focus I bring multilingual & multicultural sensibility to my strategic & creative work in MARKETING, LEAD GENERATION & SALES in many areas of technology & industries, international trade, procurement & sourcing. VALUE PROPOSITION: Keeping it simple, identifying the essential, eliminating the rest! As a seasoned Management Consultant I have seen many companies grow and perish. I understand what distinguishes them ...I work above, below, through & on-line, in order to dramatically increase my clients' RESULTS! CORE VALUES: No lies & no tricks! I sincerely believe in doing the right thing to enable my clients to succeed. If they succeed, then I succeed. MOTTO: "Three sentences for getting success: Know more than other. Work more than other. Expect less than other." (W. Shakespeare) "QUALITY is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort" (John Ruskin) ... I'm a former SME Co-founder & Managing Director Owner with over 25 years of sales & marketing entrepreneurial experience within business development. Please check out my RECOMMENDATIONS and BACKGROUND ACTIVITY on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/isabel-futscher-fernandes/b/37b/648 EXCLUSIVE SERVICES: I deliver over-the-top personalized service... I will take time to understand the challenges and needs in order to give the best possible help. LINKEDIN MARKETING: As an experienced business developer & a strategist, I assist on LinkedIn profiles & Company Pages, Personal & Business Branding, effective LinkedIn SEO, LinkedIn Marketing Segmentation, Positioning, Lead Generation, LinkedIn PR Management & long term online Marketing Management ... always focusing in QUALITY connections and due "net-worth", I deliver RESULTS with an extreme sense of urgency & professionalism. My preference is to develop long-term relationships with clients. Please take a look at my brief presentation: www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7qcklsv2QA COACHING: I have the maturity and skill set to prepare, support & manage your in-house or virtual workforce team assuming direct communication via email & SKYPE. Your BUSINESS VALUE & GROWTH: I do care about it and look forward to assisting YOU … Let's talk!
I am part of a two-person team that lives for designing logos, branding materials, websites, infographics, presentations, and all sorts of graphics for a diversity of clients. What makes me unique is the insight I've gained from being an entrepreneur myself. I think I approach branding and the visual side of business with a different perspective than most designers. I am very detail and deadline-oriented, and I make sure to my clients can rely on me. I have a particular affinity for startup clients. I know what it takes to start a business (as I said, the fire of entrepreneurship burns bright in my heart) and I can definitely help you figure things out. Feel free to contact me if you'd like to see my full resume and online portfolio.
I am an ambitious, highly motivated, positive self-starter that is goal and results oriented. I have excellent work ethics due to my strong organizational skills, attention to detail and passion for success in business. I love challenges and will put forth any amount of effort that it requires to master the challenge at hand. I am able to multi task and can see the overall picture in any given situation to get to the underlying issues for quick decision making. I have spent the past 10 years becoming an expert SEO Specialist which can easily be seen by typing my name "Sherrie Chastain" into Google where you will find pages of articles, press releases, social media posts and websites that I have created. I create, design and manage SEO optimized websites including ecommerce websites plus Google compliant landing pages. I also create a variety of different types of SEO mobile websites. Once their online presence is complete I follow up with either creating and implementing successful Internet marketing campaigns or train the businesses and their staff to implement these campaigns in-house. My Skills include but are not limited to: 1) On and off page SEO 2) SEM and paid online advertising 3) Online and offline press release creation and submission 4) Social media marketing 5) Email and newsletter marketing 6) Loyalty program creation and implementation 7) Branding campaigns 8) Reputation management 9) Text, banner and media advertising 10) PURL postcard marketing 11) Video and podcast creation and marketing campaigns 12) E-book and white paper campaigns 13) Split and variable testing for higher conversion rates to increase ROI 14) Analyze linking structure for increased traffic flow 15) Analytics programs and webmaster tools installation for evaluation of statistics 16) Identify additional revenue streams to increase profitability 17) Campaign creation targeted to increase frequency and amount of purchase 18) Real time traffic analysis for moment of truth strategy implementation 19) Proximity Marketing creation and implementation using mobile devices I look forward to helping you achieve your goals.
I have gained experience in a wide range of industries and positions over the past 18 years. My core skills are focused around training and document writing but I also have experience of customer service, hardware and software support, database and network administration, web design, programming and finance. I have worked for large multinationals, government agencies, small and medium sized businesses as well as the family business. Over the past seven years I have worked for the Environment Agency which is a government agency responsible for the protection of land, sea and air in the United Kingdom. Here I have worked in the Finance Department to design and deliver staff training courses along with procedures for new initiatives. My main objective is to use my technical skills to write instruction manuals, knowledge documents and training guides but am able to provide full administrative support, general office skills and an excellent telephone manner.