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Abbey B. Canturias

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The Campaigns & Image Aggregation Group specializes in research for business and marketing plan writing. As former journalists, we are the modern-day exponents of issue interception, which we use to help clients see politico-economic trends and potential in emerging markets. On top of it are our specialized skills in Internet marketing, most especially lead generation, client acquisition, marketing campaigns, promotions and sales consolidation. We also assist foreign governments and multinationals understand idiosyncrasies in our culture and navigate through the policy regimen, rules, and regulations while doing business in the Philippines. We also provide small businesses and start-ups with the knowledge and services only a full-time certified financial analyst (CFA) can provide at a very affordable price. Skilled in financial analysis and management, our team members hold degrees in finance, economics, risk analysis, and accountancy. Although we provide a wide range of business development services, our highest competency rests in business plans. Because we know what investors and loan officers seek when evaluating business plans, we deliver strategies that helped clients get themselves closer to getting their funding requests approved and growing a profitable enterprise. Creating new financial statements and updating old ones to suit current operational requirements are well within our expertise too. While crunching through estimates, we are in our best element suggesting courses of actions to make your business more efficient while setting realistic financial goals for your firm. Our services: Business Plans Financial Analysis Revenue Modeling and Design Financial Statements (Income, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Assumptions) Marketing Plans Competition Analysis Within the CIA Group is a dynamic, colorful mixture of interesting personalities--accountants, auditors, lawyers, daily English newspaper editors, TV public affairs commentators, editorial writers and columnists, politicians, and PR practitioners. In-between the uniqueness of every group member stands united seven men and three women pursuing one fundamental objective--to be the best at what we do: To make winners in every client who avail of our services. At the CIA Group we just keep our focus, doing the things that render us happy, and that is providing you the best we could in every way we can. Our researchers, financial analysts, business development specialists, legal advisers, copywriters, and performance auditors make things easier for you not because you pay us to do so but because that is what we are committed to do. We have established ourselves offline. To be here online and doing what we love to do is merely a spiritual bonus.

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  • 43%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 91%On Time
  • 12%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Exams

  • General Orientation Top 16%

Top Skills

  • Business Plans
  • Market Research
  • Marketing
  • Business Analysis
  • Research
  • Internet Marketing
  • Branding
  • Academic Writing
  • Financial Research
  • Advertising
  • Report Writing
  • Finance
  • Grant Writing
  • Human Resources
  • Photo Editing
  • Caricature & Cartoons
  • Event Planning
  • Public Relations
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Recent Reviews

  • image of romio123 The impact of e-business on an organisation $250.00 USD

    “It was first time I worked with ABBEY. In fact work was according to my requirements except some smaller issues which abbey tried his best to manage. I would suggest all to hire Abbey if you want to have your job done on time. THANKS”

    romio123 Flag of Pakistan 2 years ago.
    • Accounting
    • Technical Writing
    • Business Plans
  • image of EleDesign Custom Project Apr 20 2012 09:29:05 $250.00 AUD

    “Very happy with the work, will use Abbey again for research purposes.”

    EleDesign Flag of Australia 2 years ago.
    • Market Research
    • Hire me
  • image of ecotouchspa Business Plan for Social Shopping Store $400.00 USD

    “Another job well done... Outstanding turn around. Great communication. I strongly recommend Abbey and his team for any project and I'm sure I'll work with them again for other future projects.”

    ecotouchspa Flag of United States 3 years ago.
    • Business Plans
  • image of malcolmlambert Size of the worldwide market for building rock rubble? $597.00 USD

    “Thank you Abbey for the work you did on this project. It was a pleasure working with you.”

    malcolmlambert Flag of Australia 3 years ago.
    • Research
    • Civil Engineering
    • Geology
    • Construction Monitoring
    • Market Research
  • image of dreloc1604 Marketing Plan $600.00 USD

    “Thie project is not completed according to the dispute”

    dreloc1604 Flag of United States 3 years ago.
    • Marketing
  • image of SLandry Business Plan for Internet Business for Grant Application $597.00 USD

    “Abbey and his team were very helpful at getting me started with a business plan. Any revisions or clarifications that I made throughout the process were very well received. Thank you for your help.”

    SLandry Flag of Canada 3 years ago.
    • Internet Marketing
    • Marketing
    • Business Plans
    • Business Analysis


Business Development Analyst

Feb 1998

Written more than 295 business/marketing plans for start-up enterprises and raised $500 million in private placement memorandums to fund these ventures across North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

Country Risk Analyst

Jan 1991 - May 1998 (7 years)

Provided guidance to multinationals on the policy and legal documentation regimen at work in the Philippines and briefing on perceived risks



1977 - 1981 (4 years)


1995 - 1999 (4 years)


Certificate of Proficiency (2002)

Affirms high-level experience in country risk analysis, research, strategy planning, and writing for business development in third-world setting

Community Service Award for Investigative Journalism (1996)

Given by Ricardo Cardinal Vidal for a series of investigative reports on corruption in the multimillion-peso Metro Cebu Development Program


The Freeman

Served as editor in chief of the Freeman Mindanao, a daily English newspaper in the southern Philippines and sister publication of daily English newspaper The Freeman published in Cebu City and Circulated in the central Philippines, from January 1995 to September 1999.

The Manila Times

Served as Central Philippines bureau chief of the national daily English newspaper The Manila Times, published in Manila and circulated in the main cities of the Philippine archipelago, from October 1999 to March 2001.


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