independent business owner resume example with 8+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Goal-oriented Small Business Owner with superior understanding of retail companies and changing markets. Proven history of making profitable business choices and growing teams through effective business processes. Expert in Inventory management with training in Social Media. Hard-driving business leader offering skill in strategic business planning and team development. Skillfully recruit and train employees at all levels to meet customer and business demands. Articulate, forward-thinking and resourceful in meeting unique needs. Enthusiastic C.E.O. of a small business, eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of Learning Styles and experience and training in Staff Development. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in Business. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Budgeting
  • Scheduling
  • Inventory Control
  • Staff Management
  • Employee Training
  • Process Improvement
  • Business Development
  • Purchasing
  • Sales Reporting
  • Business Planning
  • Social Media
  • Product Sales
  • Human Resource Management
Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA, Expected in M.Div. : Christian Education And Missions - GPA :
Indiana University Bloomington, IN, Expected in No Degree : Classical Voice Performance - GPA :
Norfolk State University Norfolk, VA, Expected in Bachelor of Science : Education - GPA :
Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA, Expected in D.Min. : Technology And Missions - GPA :
Work History
Concordia University Chicago - Independent Business Owner
River Forest, IL, 10/2018 - Current
  • Devised processes to boost long-term business success and increase profit levels.
  • 1400% increase in Income within 4 years.
  • Set, enforced and optimized internal policies to maintain responsiveness to demands.
  • Input income and expense details into database to track business finances and address variances.
  • Optimized team recruiting, training and performance.
  • Grew Team by 2500% within 4 years.
  • Established, optimized and enforced business policies to maintain consistency and high-quality standards across industry operations.
  • Consulted with customers to assess needs and propose optimal solutions.
  • Kept all office areas and equipment functional and well-organized to promote business performance.
  • Oversaw operational aspects of business, including long-term planning, staff recruiting and training and procedure development and implementation.
  • Coached and mentored employees through effective recruitment, hiring and goal setting methods.
  • Provided elite customer service by resolving escalated problems and calmly responding to shifting priorities.
  • Promoted business via social media to generate leads and maximize brand identity.
  • Frequently studied market to keep abreast of new industry trends.
  • Fulfilled customer shipping needs by completing all purchase orders and customer invoices.
  • Used business software packages to maintain files and administrative records.
Charlotte Christian College And Theological Seminary - Adjunct Professor of Music
City, STATE, 08/2012 - 06/2015
  • Created Course Syllabi to communicate University requirements.
  • Used digital academic platform to design courses, communicate with faculty, students, evaluate student performance.
  • Encouraged student academic performance to pass rate average of 3.0 on 4.0 scale.
  • Familiarized students with basic concepts of music; notes, tempo, symphony, beats, compositions, chords.
  • Devised/executed challenging advanced curricula fostering excellence among students.
  • Oversaw student progress by reviewing performance utilizing metrics.
  • Developed strong working relationships with faculty/students to propel school/departmental vision, goals.
  • Mentored struggling students with individualized approach to enhance learning.
  • Planned/executed targeted, curriculum-enhanced lesson plans to instruct bachelors- graduate-level students of all skill levels on fundamentals of music, Music History, performance etiquette.
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) - Academic Advisor
City, STATE, 10/2008 - 06/2011
  • Conducted academic advisement services for students (clients) on recurring basis to maintain educational progression.
  • Facilitated academic/cognitive assessments to provide resource referrals according to individualized needs.
  • Organized, detailed, excellent track record of working well under pressure to meet deadlines, interacted with 500 + clients per year.
  • Coordinated follow up, conducted student outreach to monitor academic progress for at-risk clients.
  • Received and reviewed transcripts of 500 + clients yearly to determine eligibility for admission to college or specific programs.
  • Discussed client success strategies, development of study skills with 500 + clients.
  • Mentored clients, offering advice, support on topic selection, appropriateness of academic value.
  • Assessed data gathering methods for validity and reliability purposes.
  • Consulted with 500 + clients yearly to advise on course topic selection, appropriateness, academic value.
  • Answered 500 + client inquiries yearly, resolved problems related to curriculum, course prerequisites.
  • Met firm deadlines while applying result-driven and goal-oriented methodology to maximize numbers of students clients served.
  • Assisted students in selecting courses to align with interests and abilities.
  • Educated clients on course selection to align with career goals.
  • Reviewed client files to meet deadlines for completing various graduation requirements.
  • Maintained accurate confidential participant files to meet state/federal guidelines.
  • Provided comprehensive support services encompassing career/personal goals of clients.
  • Maintained client database, electronic records for each student contact.

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School Attended

  • Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology
  • Indiana University
  • Norfolk State University
  • Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology

Job Titles Held:

  • Independent Business Owner
  • Adjunct Professor of Music
  • Academic Advisor


  • M.Div.
  • No Degree
  • Bachelor of Science
  • D.Min.

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