small business owner resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Dynamic and performance-driven business professional with high integrity, strong work ethic and great leadership skills. Meticulous and resourceful small business owner with proven success leading productive teams, networking to drive growth initiatives and marketing to maximize brand outreach.

  • Team player
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • People-oriented
  • Creative
  • Multi-tasker
  • Empathetic
  • Willingness to learn
  • Efficient in typing and word processing
  • Organized
  • Attention to detail
Small Business Owner, 04/2014 - Current
Country Manor Saint Joseph, MN,
  • Photograph products for sale and post pictures online to increase visibility and showcase current product availability.
  • Leverage social media to expand market reach and facilitate team member recruitment.
  • Recruit and train team members to perform daily business functions.
  • Capitalize on existing talent while facilitating recruitment and development of new talent.
  • Engage professionally with customers to build rapport and nurture relationships.
  • Devise and implement strategies to promote organizational growth, penetrate new markets and improve customer care standards and initiatives.
  • Assess each team member's strengths and deliver mentoring to improve upon weak skill levels.
  • Represent integrity and professionalism in all areas of business, serving as mentor and roll model to the team.
  • Recruit individuals demonstrating passion, dedication and those that add value to the team.
Teacher's Aide, 09/2011 - 12/2019
Eagle Pointe Elementary School City, STATE,
  • Supervised children and participated with children in activities.
  • Promoted student learning by providing individualized and small group support to reinforce classroom topics.
  • Assisted teachers with lesson preparation and curriculum implementation.
  • Contributed to positive, educational setting by delivering gentle discipline and promoting student success.
  • Prepared lesson materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Supervised students and maintained security throughout school buildings and on field trips.
  • Fulfilled multiple duties, including tutoring basic skills and grading homework and exams.
  • Graded assignments and tests using answer key, documented results and informed lead teacher of students' performance.
Assistant to Wedding Florist, 04/2019 - 10/2019
Joanna McColgan City, STATE,
  • Received incoming flower deliveries and placed new stock in refrigerators.
  • Packed and wrapped completed arrangements for secure delivery.
  • Created floral designs incorporating current trends in color, materials and vessels.
  • Designed live, cut, dried and artificial floral and foliar arrangements to fulfill customer requests.
  • Trimmed material to arrange bouquets, sprays and centerpieces with materials and tools.
  • Used design knowledge to select properties of materials and patterns to create arrangements.
  • Selected flora and foliage to design colorful arrangements that exceeded customer expectations.
  • Processed new flower and greenery shipments by stripping leaves below waterline, cutting new flowers, mixing flower food solutions and filling floral containers with food solutions.
  • Delivered and set up flower arrangements for varied occasions, including banquets and weddings.
  • Watered plants and cut, conditioned and cleaned flowers and foliage for storage.
Cashier and Assistant to Owner, 01/2005 - 01/2007
Kids's Corner City, STATE,
  • Assisted with customer requests and answered questions to improve satisfaction.
  • Helped store owner control customer flow and backed-up lines by running registers during busy periods.
  • Swept and mopped front end during shifts to maintain professional appearance.
  • Backed up cashiers ringing up large number of customers by bagging products.
  • Authorized discounts and special actions to resolve customer disputes and maintain satisfaction.
  • Retrieved carts and baskets left at check-out lanes and returned to entryways to keep front-end neat and tidy.
  • Cleaned and stocked front end areas, including register changing tapes and ribbons.
  • Welcomed customers promptly, offering assistance to help find store items.
  • Processed customer payments quickly and returned exact change and receipts.
  • Kept check-out areas clean, organized, and well-stocked to maintain attractive store.
  • Built and maintained productive relationships with co-workers.
  • Trained and mentored new cashiers to maximize performance.
  • Kept store operations efficient and tasks current by carrying out daily store opening, closing and shift change actions in full.
  • Resolved issues with cash registers, card scanners and printers.
  • Answered phone calls to assist customers with questions about our re-sale process.
  • Counted drawers at start and end of shifts to validate daily records and uphold accounting accuracy.
  • Scanned items quickly to keep lines moving and reduce overall wait time.
  • Processed returned items in accordance with store policy.
  • Counted product stock to maintain inventory records.
  • Received product orders, unloaded merchandise and arranged store stock into appealing displays.
Education and Training
: Kinesiology, Expected in
Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
Status -
  • Recognized as Employee of the month for outstanding performance and team contributions.
  • Developed relationships with 25 new clients and typically exceeded sales goals by 10%.
  • Promoted from Executive Consultant to Level II Consultant in less than 1-month.

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School Attended

  • Purdue University

Job Titles Held:

  • Small Business Owner
  • Teacher's Aide
  • Assistant to Wedding Florist
  • Cashier and Assistant to Owner


  • Some College (No Degree)

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