business owner resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Highly motivated professional with 34 years of entrepreneurial and management experience. Skillfully create and maintain professional and loyal relationships with co-workers, staff and clients while effectively managing administrative and sales employees. Comfortable working independently as manager and leader and as collaborative team member. History of applying business acumen and experience and exercising decisive judgment to meet and exceed organizational goals. Accomplished Sales associate offering 16years of progressive experience. Dedicated to maximizing business efficiency and bottom-line profits with forward-thinking approaches and clear focus on continuous improvement. Knowledgeable about financial administration, regulatory compliance and recordkeeping. Experienced business leader with demonstrated strategic planning, problem-solving and team-building abilities. Successful at bringing in and training staff to handle customer and business needs. Motivational, diplomatic and respectful of those from different backgrounds. Customer-oriented, strategic-thinking operations and sales professional with over 34 years of experience in building relationships, cultivating partnerships, retaining top accounts and growing profit channels. Multi-tasking and self-motivated leader with expertise on expanding network connections, persuasively introducing products, implementing pricing models, inventory control and projections, turnaround management, territory development and revealing customer needs to deliver solutions. Tactical team builder and strategic planner seeking to leverage background into Professional role with leading-edge organization.

  • Sales strategics
  • Task delegation
  • Purchasing and planning
  • Cost analysis and savings
  • Bookkeeping
  • Employee development
  • Issue resolution
  • Financial administration
  • Executive leadership
  • Strategic business planning
  • Defining company vision
  • Team building and leadership
  • Policy development
  • Brand management
  • New business development
  • Industry partnership development
  • Marketing expertise
  • Financial leadership
  • Revenue growth
  • Employee coaching
  • Planning and coordination
  • Operations oversight
Business Owner, 01/1998 to 07/2020
Res-Care, Inc.Marietta, GA,
  • Monitored supplier operations to verify quality, delivery schedule and conformance to contract specifications.
  • Managed food preparation, guest interaction, quality control, and customer relations.
  • Launched successful startup offering lively, social setting for customers to learn step-by-step painting skills.
  • Provided organizational leadership and established business vision to achieve sales, profit, and revenue goals for consignment fashion, perfume, and accessories store.
  • Calculated credit amounts and commission payouts, priced merchandise, and generated credit memos for returned merchandise.
  • Resolved issues quickly through meticulous research and quick decision making.
  • Established favorable relationships with vendors and contractors, facilitating contract negotiation and development of marketing and sales strategies.
  • Photographed products for sale and posted pictures online to increase visibility and showcase current product availability.
  • Created and implemented marketing and advertising strategies to support revenue goals and promote strategic growth.
  • Developed favorable relationships with vendors and contractors, facilitating contract negotiation and implementation of marketing and sales strategies.
  • Provided organizational leadership and established business vision to achieve sales, profit and revenue goals for consignment fashion, perfume and accessories store.
  • Promoted business on social media platforms to maximize brand identity and generate revenue.
  • Reconciled daily sales, returns and financial transaction reports and prepared bank deposits.
  • Mentored newly hired employees to take on responsibilities and tasks with understanding.
  • Leveraged social media, including Facebook, to expand market reach and facilitate sales agent recruitment.
  • Developed business and marketing plans and prepared monthly financial reports.
  • Stayed abreast of all federal regulations to ensure compliance of organization's processes.
  • Kept up-to-date on all regulatory changes affecting business operations.
  • Collaborated with staff to maximize customer satisfaction, streamline procedures and improve bottom-line profitability.
  • Maintained functional and orderly building areas to meet all business needs and deliver professional appeal to customers.
  • Managed financial functions such as operations budgeting, accounts payable and accounts receivable and payroll.
  • Assessed, optimized and elevated operations to target current and expected demands.
  • Devised and implemented standard operating procedures, training program, and office management systems, including inventory management, financial management, and human resource management; actualized processes to successfully fulfill sales via phone, in store, and consignment.
  • Reconciled daily sales and financial transaction reports and prepared bank deposits.
  • Maintained up-to-date knowledge of all statutory requirements and regulations.
  • Assessed all aspects of business operations to implement realistic annual budget.
  • Promoted store offerings through newspaper advertisements, catalogs and brochures to attract new customers.
  • Conferred with customers to understand needs and finalize purchase orders.
  • Set pricing structures according to market analytics and emerging trends.
  • Leveraged ERP software to coordinate and enhance inventory delivery.
Manager's Assistant, 01/1996 to 12/2002
Kidney CenterCity, STATE,
  • Planned and prepared workflow schedules, delegating tasks for 45-member team.
  • Managed personnel scheduling, facilitating adequate coverage to meet demand.
  • Maintained inventory accuracy by counting stock-on-hand and reconciling discrepancies.
  • Secured revenue, accurately monitoring transactions and deposits to eliminate discrepancies.
  • Supported sales management initiatives to optimize business development.
  • Trained team of 65 to deliver outstanding customer service, boosting customer satisfaction ratings 99%.
  • Delegated daily tasks to team members to optimize group productivity.
  • Oversaw team development according to industry service standards to further customer loyalty.
  • Completed inventory audits to identify losses and project demand.
  • Enhanced sales by implementing merchandising and promotional improvements.
  • Initiated inventory control measures to manage and replenish stock, maintain cost levels and meet customer demand.
  • Implemented training processes for newly hired employees and supervised department managers, shift leads and production personnel.
  • Improved efficiency and productivity by implementing organization systems for financial reports, schedules and inventory control.
  • Conducted job interviews, led employee performance evaluations with constructive feedback and rewarded top sales performers to attract and retain top-quality personnel.
  • Collaborated with store manager to develop strategies for achieving sales and profit goals.
  • Enforced company policies and procedures to strengthen operational standards across departments.
  • Organized schedules, workflows and shift coverage to meet expected business demands.
  • Analyzed trends, identifying consumer demand and forecasting seasonal trends to streamline operations.
  • Reviewed sales reports to enhance sales performance and improve inventory management accuracy.
  • Mentored staff to enhance skills and achieve daily targets, using hands-on and motivational leadership.
  • Analyzed monthly sales and performance reports to support operational planning and strategic decision making.
  • Cultivated hands-on training, assessment, guidance and performance monitoring programs to coach and mentor employees.
  • Drove operational efficiency, building customer rapport to foster loyalty and increase sales.
  • Directed and led employees, supervising activities to drive productivity and efficiency.
  • Developed and implemented performance improvement programs, resulting in 89% increase in efficiency.
Teacher, 03/1991 to 12/1993
Dream Land SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among class of 45 students.
  • Created and enforced child-based, hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.
  • Developed individualized lesson plans based on each student's IEP goals.
  • Prepared unit and lesson plans for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines and common core standards.
  • Fostered positive, student-centered classroom environment by encouraging opinion sharing.
  • Created and implemented developmentally-appropriate curriculum which addressed individual learning styles.
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
  • Incorporated technology into classrooms to maximize student progress and understanding of course material.
  • Performed student background reviews to ascertain learning deficiencies and strengths to develop tailored lessons based on student needs.
  • Employed wide variety of fiction and non-fiction textual materials to encourage students to read independently.
  • Motivated students to be more engaged in classes through applying positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Worked outside normal hours to be available to answer parent and student questions.
  • Maintained office hours to discuss grades and projects and mentor students.
  • Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.
  • Mentored and counseled students with social adjustment and academic issues.
  • Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
  • Taught students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development.
  • Leveraged diverse instructional strategies and hands-on activities to engage students and boost understanding of material.
  • Maintained and updated pedagogy manuals for use by other educators.
  • Introduced and encouraged debate-style classroom setting to increase student active participation and critical thinking.
  • Identified and documented learning achievements by reporting outcomes, performance information and program adjustments used to boost comprehension.
  • Modeled lesson planning strategies and classroom management techniques to student teachers.
  • Implemented assessment tools to evaluate student progress and identify weak points.
  • Helped students build learning and study skills to achieve life-long educational goals.
  • Promoted collaboration and problem-solving skills by facilitating group projects and class discussions.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Liaised with teachers to develop cohesive educational plans and improve student support.
  • Established weekly anecdotal records and portfolios to assess student progress.
  • Identified early signs of emotional, developmental and health delays or problems in students and followed up with parents.
  • Created assignments and tests to evaluate student knowledge.
  • Strengthened parent-teacher and parent-child communication by holding regular parent-teacher conferences.
  • Taught reading, language arts, mathematics and other subjects utilizing course of study adopted by Board of Education.
  • Tracked student progress in online system, immediately implementing action plans for failing grades.
  • Tracked student progress in online system, immediately implementing action plans for failing grades.
  • Monitored student progress using exams and assignments to check for thorough understanding.
  • Used children's literature to teach and reinforce reading, writing, grammar and phonics.
  • Worked with students individually to address areas of concern, including test grades and missed coursework.
  • Met with parents and guardians to discuss student progress and increase participation for comprehensive and long-term student success.
  • Leveraged classroom technologies to create approved lectures and lessons.
  • Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance.
  • Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.
  • Implemented remedial programs for students requiring extra assistance.
  • Applied proactive behavior management techniques to facilitate classroom discipline.
  • Earned positive feedback from parents regarding classroom instruction and student learning success.
  • Selected and implemented interesting and interactive learning media to increase student understanding of course materials.
  • Observed children and recorded activities, maintained daily records and created safe environments during activities, meals and naps.
  • Combined discipline plan with effective measures and lesson plans to increase concentration, participation and progress student accountability.
  • Tested students with quizzes, essays and exams to gauge learning effectiveness.
  • Assisted students with developing thesis ideas.
  • Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.
  • Taught students fundamental building blocks and advanced concepts.
  • Taught students to exercise problem solving methodology and techniques during tests.
  • Conquered challenges of working with highly diverse student population to attain exceptional student achievement.
  • Developed interesting course plans with multimedia learning tools to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
  • Developed interesting course plans with multimedia learning tools to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
  • Employed broad range of instructional techniques to retain students' interest and maximize learning.
  • Delivered informative lectures to engage students and teach concepts in architecture.
  • Created tests and assignments to evaluate student knowledge.
  • Worked one-on-one with students to create individualized lesson plans to increase progress.
  • Held office hours to review material with students requiring extra assistance.
  • Assisted fellow teachers with assignments, special projects, tests, administrative updates and grading as needed.
  • Taught after-school and summer enrichment programs.
  • Developed, administered and graded tests and quizzes promptly to provide quick feedback.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Language Arts Education, Expected in 06/1984
Karachi University - Karachi, Pakistan,

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