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Doug D. | Elance
 
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Doug D.

Small business consultant and copywriter
   United States
  |   Prescott, AZ

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

I am the author of the blog, The Solopreneur Guide.

The mission of my blog is to help solopreneurs (solo-entrepreneurs) create and grow successful, sustainable businesses by navigating them through the business building steps of introspection, research, planning, action and review.

I accomplish this mission by providing valuable consulting and copywriting services at reasonable rates, plus timely blog posts discussing current business issues. Although my blog focuses on solopreneurs, I assist other small businesses, too.

Through...

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As a consultant to small businesses and as a copywriter, I provide valuable solutions for the following:

- Business idea evaluation

- Business plan formatting, consulting and editing

- Small business startup consulting

- Evaluate current strategies and tactics

- Ghostwriting and editing

- Content creation for a wide variety of electronic and hard copy formats

- Market research and analysis

- Turnaround strategies for struggling small businesses


How can I help?

I have experience in a variety of industries performing various roles. Some of my roles include:

Consultant / Copywriter - small business entrepreneur
Co-owner - fine dining restaurant
Vice President of Sales & Marketing - computer hardware manufacturer
New Product Development Manager - computer hardware manufacturer
Operations Manager - computer hardware broker
General Manager - retail clothing store
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Some of my professional accomplishments that I leverage into benefits for my customers are:

- Became a business owner at the age of 35. Started my second business 3 years later.

- Successfully co-owned and operated a fine dining restaurant, becoming the region's highest and most numerously awarded establishment for quality of cuisine, service, and atmosphere - both in public opinion polls and by industry experts.

- Restructured my $500k/year business to increase bottom line profitability by over $50k in one year and in a shrinking market.

- Climbed the...

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Employment

The Solopreneur's Guide
Consultant / Copywriter
2008 - Present
The Rose Restaurant
Co-owner
2005 - 2009
Southland Micro Systems
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
1995 - 2005
Although I worked for Southland for over 10 years, I was promoted to the position of VP of Sales & Marketing in July 2001. Prior titles at Southland included Director of OEM / EMS Sales, Director...
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