Business Services

Welcome to the temporary landing business page of YFS – Yates Freelance Services (via the sister page of “iStriveForMore”). This site is dedicated to the Founder (Da’Von Yates) and his small business which focuses on independent contracting services (administrative, project management, social media management and business development) in which he offers to small and medium businesses. Regardless of where you are in the United States and heck, even in the World, if you are looking for reliable help when it comes to those mundane tasks that can take business owners that extra viable time then look no further. Below are a list of services that are offered, along with a free consultation and budget friendly prices for your business:

General Services –

  • Administrative
    • Check and screen voicemail & e-mail, proofread and edit documents, calendar management, and web-based surveying
  • Marketing
    • Email marketing, Social Media marketing, brochure, flyer, and business card design
  • Word Processing
    • Correspondence, business writing & cover letters, reports, proposals, manuscripts, manuals, catalogs, forms & templates in MS Office, menus, handouts, surveys, newsletters, creating PDF documents
  • Spreadsheet
    • Design, prepare and maintain spreadsheets, database management, forms and templates in Excel, create charts and graphs for spreadsheets
  • Powerpoint
    • Design presentations, handouts
  • Web-based research
    • Research with written reports
  • Database Services
    • Database design & data entry
  • Basic bookkeeping
    • Account reconciliation, billing & invoicing, bill paying
  • Customer Service
    • Send cards, e-cards, or gifts after sales follow-up calls, special occasions, etc.
  • Meeting/Event Preparation
    • Invitation & RSVP coordination, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, meeting agendas
  • Transcription
    • Audio transcription (letters, interviews, meeting minutes, reports, lectures, conferences, voicemails)

Social Media Management –

  • Facebook
    • Profile set up
    • Fan Page set up and design (cover & profile photos, custom tabs/sections, etc)
    • Post 1-2 updates per day, 5 days a week. Updates might include: new blog post, photo, video, promotion, visitor-engaging content (i.e., question of the day, etc), and more. All content must be provided by you.
    • Monitor wall posts and respond as necessary
    • Build and increase brand awareness through social activity
  • Instagram
    • Profile set up
    • Up to 2 posts per day, 5 days a week. Instagram posts might include: new descriptive post, photo, promotion, etc. All content must be provided by you.
    • Repost similar & engaging posts from followers
    • Monitor posts and respond to ‘@’ mentions (up to 1 hour per day)
    • Reciprocate follows
  • Twitter
    • Profile set up
    • Up to 3 tweets per day, 5 days a week. Tweets might include: new blog post, photo, promotion, etc. All content must be provided by you.
    • Retweet similar & engaging tweets from followers
    • Monitor tweets and respond to ‘@’ mentions (up to 1 hour per day)
    • Reciprocate follows
  • LinkedIn
    • Profile set up
    • Input data & photos
    • Company Page Administration

Project Management Services –

  • Managing integration
    • Projects have all types of activities going on and there is a need to keep the “whole” thing moving collectively – integrating all of the dynamics that take place. Managing integration is about developing the project charter, scope statement, and plan to direct, manage, monitor, and control project change.
  • Managing scope
    • Projects need to have a defined parameter or scope, and this must be broken down and managed through a work breakdown structure or WBS. Managing scope is about planning, definition, WBS creation, verification, and control.
  • Managing time/schedule
    • Projects have a definite beginning and a definite ending date. Therefore, there is a need to manage the budgeted time according to a project schedule. Managing time/schedule is about definition, sequencing, resource and duration estimating, schedule development, and schedule control.
  • Managing costs
    • Projects consume resources, and therefore, there is a need to manage the investment with the realization of creating value (i.e., the benefits derived exceed the amount spent). Managing costs is about resource planning, cost estimating, budgeting, and control.
  • Managing quality
    • Projects involve specific deliverables or work products. These deliverables need to meet project objectives and performance standards. Managing quality is about quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control.
  • Managing human resources
    • Projects consist of teams and you need to manage project team(s) during the life cycle of the project. Finding the right people, managing their outputs, and keeping them on schedule is a big part of managing a project. Managing human resources is about human resources planning, hiring, and developing and managing a project team.
  • Managing communication
    • Projects invariably touch lots of people, not just the end users (customers) who benefit directly from the project outcomes. This can include project participants, managers who oversee the project, and external stakeholders who have an interest in the success of the project. Managing communication is about communications planning, information distribution, performance reporting, and stakeholder management.
  • Managing risk
    • Projects are a discovery-driven process, often uncovering new customer needs and identifying critical issues not previously disclosed. Projects also encounter unexpected events, such as project team members resigning, budgeted resources suddenly changing, the organization becoming unstable, and newer technologies being introduced. There is a real need to properly identify various risks and manage these risks. Managing risk is about risk planning and identification, risk analysis (qualitative and quantitative), risk response (action) planning, and risk monitoring and control.
  • Managing procurement
    • Projects procure the services of outside vendors and contractors, including the purchase of equipment. There is a need to manage how vendors are selected and managed within the project life cycle. Managing procurement is about acquisition and contracting plans, sellers’ responses and selections, contract administration, and contract closure.
  • Managing stakeholders
    • Every project impacts people and organizations and is impacted by people and organizations. Identifying these stakeholders early, and as they arise and change throughout the project, is a key success factor. Managing stakeholders is about identifying stakeholders, their interest level, and their potential to influence the project; and managing and controlling the relationships and communications between stakeholders and the project.

Business Development –

  • Generating new concepts to enhance your business efforts
  • S.W.O.T. Analysis
  • Creation and implementation of action plans
  • Source candidates for recruiting efforts
  • Social Media training to enhance public presence

If interested in any of the above services, please call (202) 386-2550 or send a email to davon.yates@gmail.com. And since this is a shared spaced for both entrepreneurs and creatives to share, check out current clients and their businesses below: