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  1. 1. Dennis Smith Let Me Help You Say What You Need To Say - Effectively? Writing & Editing - Online, Copy Writing, Business Plans Skills & Expertise Copywriting Social Media Marketing Editing Writing Online Marketing Business Plan Formulation Business Plan Evaluation Content Development Content Management New Business Development Panama Business Start-ups Social Networking Email Marketing Web Content Small Business SEO copywriting Newsletters Corporate Communications Creative Writing SEM Marketing Strategy Teaching Blogging Marketing Communications SEO Business Planning Corporate Management Corporate Development Social Media International Business Copy Editing Inbound Marketing Online Advertising Management Business Development Panama Latin America Press Releases Proofreading Marketing Page1
  2. 2. Corporate Branding Entrepreneurship Web Marketing Content Strategy Public Speaking Publishing Facebook Public Relations Business Strategy Summary I am here to help you say what your really want to say. How? •Copywriting, Writing & Editing •Online Content Creation & Management •Panama & Business in Panama •Business Plans & Development for Small Business & Startups •Social Media & Inbound Internet Marketing •Linkedin & Linkedin Profiles Creator & Owner - BOOM Panama group on Linkedin This group is established as the source for information on all aspects of Panama for expats and residents. Come join us. Inbound Marketing & Content Creation Developing, managing and implementing marketing and content creation (including copywriting) programs for online stores, company blogs, newsletters and more. Part of the services are Social Media Marketing campaigns, including Linkedin, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. Copywriting & Content Creation and Management 20+ years experience as a professional content manager, writer, copy writer and editor and blogger - including online, published media, business docs and contracts. I am skilled in Social Media Marketing & SEO requirements as well. BizPlan+ Business Plans & Business Planning I offer help for initial business development - from creating an industry acceptable business plan through funding, ramp up & launch. The corporate world I have worked in multilingual, media business development and management since 1991. Positions include Page2
  3. 3. Director, President and Chief Operating Officer for a million+ real estate development company, co-founder of a funded, international translation firm, and in Japan, I was the project-launch director for the first interactive, Internet network in Japan, an initiative sponsored by the Japanese government. In the publishing field I have served as the Managing Editor of 2 international papers. In Japan, I was the Chief Editor and Project Coordinator for Time-Life Japan (Time T.I., educational division). I have written books, articles, websites, TV programs, and more. I also have pilot and diver licenses and am a BB in Taekwando. Experience Business Plans & Business Development Consulting at Biz Plans+ October 2011 - Present (2 years) I offer help for initial business development - from creating an industry acceptable business plan through funding, ramp up & launch. I am also a copywriter and a content creation & management specialist. 1 recommendation available upon request Inbound Marketing, Content Manager & Copywriting at Online Business January 2010 - Present (3 years 9 months) Developing, managing and implementing marketing and content creation programs for an online store, a company blog & Social Media Marketing campaigns,including Linkedin, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. 1 recommendation available upon request Owner & President at DennisDeanSmith (writing & editorial services) December 2007 - Present (5 years 10 months) My private company that can provide writing, copywriting, editing, Content Development, Inbound Marketing and Business Planning & Development services. (See other jobs below.) Business Planning & Business Plans at Panama Business April 1998 - Present (15 years 6 months) Introduce & develop Panama and Panama business strategies for foreign based companies that want to invest in Panama. Services include business plans, business development, online content creation, copywriting and marketing. Travel & Tourism Copywriter, Writer & Editor at Dennis Smith January 1990 - Present (23 years 9 months) I have over 20 years experience as a professional content manager, writer, copy writer, editor and blogger - including online, published media, business docs and contracts. I am skilled in content management, Social Media Marketing & SEO requirements as well. Let me help you get your message across? 5 recommendations available upon request Website Copywriter at Vista Group - Panama Page3
  4. 4. June 2013 - July 2013 (2 months) Wrote website content for a consultancy that promotes special projects in Panama. Staff Writer & Contributing Editor at February 2013 - May 2013 (4 months) Write promotional and informational articles about Panama and Central America. Contributing Editor & Copywriter, Panama at The Bulletin/El Boletin December 2012 - May 2013 (6 months) Panama's newspaper for information for international shipowners featuring Panama as a LATAM logistics center, insider knowledge about the Panama Canal the Colon Free Zone, and relevant news for shipowners throughout the region Project Writer & Copywriter at Arosemena, Noriega & Contreras February 2013 - March 2013 (2 months) Write online copy for one of Panama's oldest and largest legal firms. Online Content Provider at Panama Escape Artist June 2012 - March 2013 (10 months) Provide researched articles that confirm to Copyscape and Creative Content Licensing, for newsletters, blog, special reports, auto responders and more. Staff Writer & Contributing Editor. Business Plan Writer & Editor at Banner Real Estate Panama May 2012 - July 2012 (3 months) Writing, editing and developing a business plan for a company in Panama.. Business Plan Writer & Editor at Kings Counsel April 2012 - July 2012 (4 months) Business Plan Writer & Editor Content Creation Manager & Copywriter at 300 Watches December 2011 - April 2012 (5 months) Managed a team of 6 people to do daily posts, research and overall content strategy. Director, Content Creation Manager, Copywriter at January 2008 - January 2012 (4 years 1 month) Create, write, edit and manage all content for Inbound Marketing clients, which I am certified from HubSpot's university to do. 2 recommendations available upon request Business Plan Writing & Editing at Life Vessal NYC June 2011 - August 2011 (3 months) Consultant, format planner and editor Page4
  5. 5. Business Plan Writing & Editing at IAEE April 2011 - July 2011 (4 months) Consultant, planner & editor Copywriter, Writer & Editor at Mind Aundance January 2011 - July 2011 (7 months) Coywriting for a series of 8 internet landing pages. Professor at Panama Oxford School 2009 - 2010 (1 year) Taught Business, ESL & Thinking Skills to Panama students grades 9-12. Co Founder & Director at iSpeak April 1996 - April 2006 (10 years 1 month) Founding partner for a Panama-based, online translation service specializing in English to Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese Director & President at SCLD January 2002 - December 2004 (3 years) Director & President of a multimillion dollar real estate development company in Panama. Managing Editor - Writer at Panama Investor's Monthly January 1998 - January 1999 (1 year 1 month) The first monthly Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) publication in Panama. TV Director & Writer at NHK Television February 1990 - September 1995 (5 years 8 months) Writer & Director for 300+ TV programs for Japan's largest and oldest TV network. Chief Editor and Program Director at Time-Life Educational January 1993 - February 1994 (1 year 2 months) Coordinated educational content development and implementation between the administrative, educational and sales departments. Projects Website Content Creation and Writing January 2013 to Present Members:Dennis Smith Website Content Creation and Writing Page5
  6. 6. Honors and Awards Inbound Marketing Certified Professional Inbound Marketing University - HubSpot February 2012 Inbound Marketing University awards the Inbound Marketing Certification to Dennis Smith as part of its comprehensive Internet marketing training program. This certification acknowledges Smith’s proficiency in inbound marketing principles and best practices. These principles include: content management, blogging, search engine optimization, social media, lead conversion, lead nurturing and closed-loop analysis. Multimedia Gran Prix Award Japanese Government We won this for organizing and launching the fire net-based Internet network in Japan. Organizations Harvard Business Review Advisory Council Member Kings Counsel Affiliate-Mentor IMU Inbound Marketing Certified Professional Inbound Marketing Degree Education American Institute of Business BS, Business Administration and Management, General, 1979 - 1981 Activities and Societies: Phi Kappi Phi Iowa State University BS - Physics and Business, 1977 - 1978 Marion High School General, General, 1974 - 1977 Grade: 3.90 Activities and Societies: Football, speach Page6
  7. 7. Languages English (Native or bilingual proficiency) Spanish (Professional working proficiency) Interests Content Creation & Management, Copywriter, Panama, Business Plan Writing, Inbound Marketing, Writer, Editor, Linkedin Profile Optimization Page7
  8. 8. Dennis Smith Let Me Help You Say What You Need To Say - Effectively? Writing & Editing - Online, Copy Writing, Business Plans 9 people have recommended Dennis "Dennis is completeing for us a new business plan involving a completely new business endeavor of a large land holding Foundation. Though complicated, Dennis is reducing the concept into an understandable business plan in plain English. This valuable contribution to the project, and most important to us, an accurate picture of a high profit potential effort, is what Dennis has best communicated." — Grayson Banner Lange, was Dennis's client "I have been in business at for 10 years. I decided to take my company to the next level and hired Dennis to develop and manage my business development, blog, marketing and more. We are still together and he continues to be a valuable asset. Thanks Dennis!" — Ilya Kushnirskiy, was Dennis's client "Dennis was called upon to "fix" our Internet strategy by providing more relevant and better written content for our Search Engine Optimization effort. Not only Dennis is an excellent writer, but he can also write sales copy that gets sales! This is a crucial skill for Affiliate/Internet Marketers and Network Marketing companies who provide lead capture pages templates to their members. I have worked with Dennis both remotely and face to face, and he has always been very pleasant to work with. I recommend him and I also plan to work with him again in the future." — J. Christian Martin Desharnais, was Dennis's client "Maybe I'm just getting picky in my older years, however, having read hundreds of business plans and prospectuses over the years, I can tell you that if it's not well written, it doesn't get read (at least not by me). I cannot stress enough the importance of the written word in regard to your ability to communicate. May I also suggest that if it's not your genius, it's not your job. And therefore if what you're writing lately isn't working, and you're humble enough to admit you may need help, please do yourself a favor by making in investment in your peace of mind and begin working with a man like Dennis. Writing is Dennis' genius. Leave it in good hands ... and go do your job." — Dale Collier, was Dennis's client "Dennis is an amazing "serial entrepreneur", networker, communicator, adviser and coach. His drive and Page8
  9. 9. passion to enable small business have become a catalyst for local economic development across the region(s) he serves, currently in Panama. Dennis does not talk a good game, but is "walking the walk" in everything he does. His energy level and optimism is infectious and I look forward to the next opportunity to work with him again." — Mark E. Lacasse, Chief Operating Officer, Kings Counsel, worked with Dennis at Dennis Smith "Dennis is one of those professionals you want to surround yourself with. His clear and immaculate attention to detail, and attention to the full and comprehensive knowledge base, ensures he knows everything he can about what he is working on before even attempting to discuss it with others. I was privileged to be able to work with him in Panama when it was in the middle of a huge expansion and got to see him at his very best. I highly recommend anyone to utilize his experience and resources if you are given the opportunity." — Duane Lee, Chairman, Top Notch International SA, was with another company when working with Dennis at Dennis Smith "Dennis is and will always be a writer. His past, present and future is deeply embedded in the art of writing. He has had experience in just about every form of writing from editing, copywriting, screenplays, education manuals and for multimedia. He is as passionate about his craft as anyone one person could be. With his passion, dedication to detail, his project management skills makes Dennis a commodity in his field." — Paul Wylie, Owner, PTWYLIE, was with another company when working with Dennis at Dennis Smith "Dennis is a master marketer and his position at PIMM speaks highly about his capabilities. I highly recommend you connect with Dennis, especially if you are looking to market to international buyers from one of the most central places on earth, Panama. Much Success!" — Marvin Corea**, Hotel Charmer Consultant,, was with another company when working with Dennis at Panama International Merchandise Mart "I haven't actually worked with Dennis, but I have had some great interactions with him. He is a participant and member of my groups and I have seen his Panama package as well as talked to him over the phone. Dennis is informative, fun, knowledgable and seems to have his finger on the pulse of what is up in Panama" — JW Najarian #, Founder, CREPIG, was with another company when working with Dennis at Panama International Merchandise Mart Contact Dennis on LinkedIn Page9