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Susan DeLand | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 1, 2014

Susan DeLand

Innovation and creativity in business development
   United States
  |   Long Beach, CA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $55

I have comprehensive experience in retail store design (online & onsite) and business development. I can foster growth, innovation and excitement in your business with a broad scope or narrow focus.

I develop businesses contributing to growth in revenue streams for companies including the J. Paul Getty Trust, Goldman Sachs Foundation, Inner-City Arts, LA, SEE-LA, and Los Angeles Public Library Foundation. Adept at finding new income avenues reinforcing the company’s brand and monitoring and administrating existing business infrastructure....

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Skills (10)

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Service Description

• Store Design
Concept development
Customer analysis
Fixture and floor plan design
Project liaise with architects and contractors
• Enterprise strategy and development
Business plans
Audience identification and analysis
Financial analysis and projections
Inventory and sales analysis
Growth analysis
• Store planning (bricks & mortar + online)
Category and space allocation
Visual merchandising
Identifying & telling the story
Global vendor sourcing and negotiation
Training
Policy and procedure development,
Systems search
• Wholesale business development
• Branding
Concept and brand positioning
• Intellectual property management
Licensing
Rights protection
• Proprietary Product design and development
• Artist & Maker relationship-building
• Marketing and educational writer
• Business development seminars and presentations
List available on request
• Specialty area: UBIT (Unrelated Business Income Tax)
Training and application for US non-profit retail sales



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Employment

Artist
Business & Intellectual Property Manager
2012 - Present
I license images of the artist's paintings and drawings to major companies for use on products. In addition, I manage exhibitions of the artist's works internationally.
Connecticut's Old State House
Business Consultant
2012 - Present
I am writing a comprehensive business plan for the Old State House Museum to introduce revenue streams: museum store (online and onsite).
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Business Advisor
2012 - Present
Mentor small business owners through an intensive educational program to assist them in growing their business and thriving.
Newport Harbor Public Library Foundation
online store consultant
2012 - Present
Conducting feasibility research to determine if having an online store will contribute significantly to funding the programs of the foundation. We are also researching grants for funding the project.
Sustainable Economic Enterprise of Los Angeles
business consultant
1999 - Present
I have worked with this long-time client to develop and improve The Farmer's Kitchen, a retail, food service, and food education center associated directly with the Hollywood Farmer's Market.
Inner_City Arts
Earned Revenue Consultant
2011 - 2011
I worked with this non-profit art school to find sources of earned revenue to help offset expenses and raise the public profile of the work they do. We brainstormed and brought to fruition two...
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Head of Retail & Merchandise Development
2000 - 2011
At the museum, I served as department head managing two locations and 55+ employees. I developed this new department to cultivate earned revenue streams that earned over $6,000,000 with profits...

Education

Universtiy of FLorida
3.5 years
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Claremont Graduate University
Fellowship
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Keywords

business
store design
licensing
product design
financial
analysis
business innovation
eCommerce
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