small business owner resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Professional Summary

Determined and responsible Owner with more than 35 years of success boosting efficiency and streamlining procedures for construction groups. Focused on smoothly overseeing financial, personnel and operational facets. Effectively balance targets with resources and optimize long-term success. Goal-oriented Small Business Owner with superior understanding of today's companies and job markets. Proven history of making profitable business choices and maximizing revenues through streamlining business processes. Expert in Time management with training in carpentry,masonry, electrical, and plumbing..

  • Sales
  • Business Management and Development
  • Team Leadership
  • Budgeting
  • Scheduling
  • Invoicing
  • Strategic Development
  • Inventory Control
  • Purchasing
  • Prospecting Clients
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA Expected in 06/1983 Associate of Arts : Construction Management Degree - GPA :
Villa Park Villa Park, CA, Expected in 06/1981 High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • Coursework in [Subject], [Subject] and [Subject]
  • [Area of certification], [Company Name] - [Timeframe]
  • Certified [Job Title], [Company Name] - [Timeframe]
Work History
Department Of The Interior - Small Business Owner
Luray, VA, 1983 - Current
  • Oversaw operational aspects of successful concrete business, including long-term planning, staff hiring and training, and procedure development and implementation.
  • Coached and mentored team of 3-10 employees through effective recruitment, hiring and goal setting methods.
  • Oversaw business budget planning and administration, accounting functions, purchasing and bi-weekly payroll to handle financial needs.
  • Devised, deployed and monitored processes to boost long-term business success and increase profit levels [Number]%.
  • Set, enforced and optimized internal policies to maintain efficiency and responsiveness to demands.
  • Hired and supervised training of over [Number] [Type] employees in [Timeframe].
Bus Conversion Magazine - Senior Lead Manager/Author
City, STATE, 01/1995 - 06/2017
  • Chaired weekly meetings with executive leadership to identify opportunities for improvement, establish milestones and tailor products to individual markets.
  • Opened and closed location and monitored shift changes to uphold successful operations strategies and maximize business success.
  • Drove year-over-year business growth while leading operations, strategic vision and long-range planning.
  • Maintained financial accuracy when handling over $[Amount] in revenue each day.
  • Supervised site investigations, reported issues and escalated those that required further assistance.
  • Used [Industry] expertise, customer service skills and analytical nature to resolve customer concerns and promote loyalty.
  • Greeted and welcomed new members, establishing and updating memberships to [Company] [Type] programs.
  • Improved productivity while reducing staffing and operational costs by [Number]%.
Richard Bradford Masonry - Masonry Worker
City, STATE, 1990 - 1995
  • Operated drills, paving breakers and powered abrasive saws to cut or demolish bricks and concrete.
  • Followed blueprints or drawings to lay blocks and bricks in correct arrangement.
  • Used rakes and shovels to spread, level and smooth concrete.
  • Mixed mortar to lay bricks, stones and concrete sidewalks.
  • Installed anchor bolts, steel plates and door sills in freshly poured concrete to provide decorative finish.
  • Prepared surfaces for work by smoothing imperfections on ground or with close structures.
  • Signaled truck drivers to position truck to facilitate pouring concrete into constrained locations.
  • Applied sealants or other protective coatings to waterproof or restore concrete surfaces.
  • Used straightedges and jointers to mold expansion joints and edges.
  • Molded expansion joints and edges using correct tools.
  • Read work orders and design drawings to determine work requirements and sequence of tasks.
  • Operated equipment such as forklifts to move bricks and supplies.
  • Read and interpreted blueprints, plans, or drawings to correctly lay blocks or bricks according to job or client specifications.
  • Cut bricks and concrete using approved tools such as powered abrasive saws, paving breakers, drills and hand tools.
Stovall Construction - Pieceworker/Carpenter
City, STATE, 1982 - 1986
  • Followed established job site safety regulations and maintained safe and clean work area.
  • Monitored tool and equipment condition and arranged repairs as needed.
  • Aligned and squared frames and forms for installation.
  • Cut and shaped materials to meet outlined measurements using [Tool] and [Tool].
  • Read and effectively used truss-roof prints to cut and set roofs accordingly.
  • Checked measurements and completed accurate cuts to prevent materials waste and maintain cost controls.
  • Installed interior finish items, including wall protection, doors and hardware, toilet accessories, cubicle curtain tracks and TV brackets.
  • Led variety of projects from start to finish, including garages, residential homes and additions.
  • Properly poured, set and cured concrete.
  • Effectively used all fasteners such as nails, screws, pneumatic nailing systems, concrete anchors, powder-actuated fasteners and framing connectors.
  • Planned and executed work with proper tools and materials to maximize efficiency.
  • Completed precise joining and high-quality finish work by properly anchoring and bracing structures.

    1st job was at Schwinn as a mechanic...Age 9/No problem.

    Lead Mechanic, Back-up Driver for Wither's Racing, Dirtworks. Also got to fabricate parts for the team.

    Built 1st Geodesic Dome Home in OC.

    Had my 1st owner/operator position selling alcoholic beverages privately on a golf course w/ my own cart...until I rolled it!

    Had me own Pool Cleaning Business...Sold it for 10K. Just got bored.

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School Attended

  • Orange Coast College
  • Villa Park

Job Titles Held:

  • Small Business Owner
  • Senior Lead Manager/Author
  • Masonry Worker
  • Pieceworker/Carpenter


  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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